Launching around the time of the first Iron Man movie, Invincible Iron Man has proven to be a polarizing title among readers. I started reading the title during it's launch, though I soon dropped it during it's first arc. During the Great Amazon Glitch Sale of 2010, I was able to nab the Omnibus I am reviewing today at an incredibly low price. I figured it would be a great way to get a whole lot of story and judge how the creative team of Matt Fraction, Salvador Larroca, and Frank D'Armata had been doing since I abandoned the title. Hit the jump to see more.
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN OMNIBUS, VOL. 1
Of course, at the same time, these are stories that can also easily be compared with even older stories. The point is that, Fraction did not bring a whole lot of new Iron Man material to the table, nothing with huge repercussions, outside of removing Extremis from the picture (which was a great story, but for all intents and purposes "broke" the character by making him too powerful, although that's a whole other discussion). Maybe I was expecting too much from Fraction on this series? I was expecting to be blown away with new ideas, while all I got was hints of brilliance, moments of greatness, but never fully reaching that potential it in any consistent manner.
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