Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Invincible Iron Man: All My Monsters Premiere HC [2011] by Matt Fraction

THE INVINCIBLE IRON MAN: ALL MY MONSTERS PREMIERE HC
Matt Fraction introduced his version of the Mandarin within the pages of the Invincible Iron Man Annual #1. Fraction reexamined his origins through a point-of-view of a filmmaker within the annual and reintroduces him into the pages of the Invincible Iron Man at the conclusion of Stark Resilient. The web is weaved as the monsters of Tony Stark are united through one family consisting of the Mandarin, Hammer, and Stane.

Marvel’s Point One issue gave of Tony Stark’s life from his personal point-of-view at an Alcohol Anonymous meeting. His relationships with alcohol and women are explored as a teenager growing up and acting like his father. Tony describes Iron Man as his personal shell that he runs into to hide from the world.

SERIES HIGHLIGHTS
- An updated origin of the Mandarin is revealed and explored
- The future of the Stark Legacy is explored as the world enters a New Iron Age
- An updated origin of the Mandarin is revealed and explored
- The future of the Stark Legacy is explored as the world enters a New Iron Age
- The life story of Tony Stark from his origins to Stark Resilient
- Tony finds out he finally hooked up with Pepper during World’s Most Wanted
- How Howard Stark met Maria while she was with Obadiah Stane

This hardcover collects
The Invincible Iron Man Annual #1
The Invincible Iron Man #500
The Invincible Iron Man #500.1
The Invincible Iron Man #503

RECOMMENDED – 4 OUT OF 5