Invincible Iron Man #500

Invincible Iron Man #500

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Salvador Larroca Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 19, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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GIANT-SIZED ANNIVERSARY ISSUE! Three generations of Starks face their ultimate foe, while in the present, Spider-Man joins Iron Man as he tries to fill in the blanks of his missing memory.

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Jan 21, 2011

    Absolutely outstanding and exactly what an anniversary issue should be: a creative celebration. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 23, 2011

    Now, how long before they reboot with a new issue #1? (When is the Iron Man 3 movie hitting theaters?) Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 19, 2011

    Ultimately, there's a lot to love about this anniversary. Some readers may complain that the issue "doesn't matter" or has no bearing on the ongoing threads of the series. Plenty of signs point to the contrary, however. The mere fact that Invincible Iron Man #500 leaves so many questions unanswered is a testament that plenty more is to come. And even if this issue were completely standalone, is that really such a horrible thing? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Benjamin Bailey Jan 20, 2011

    Overall, "Invincible Iron Man" #500 shows what a great creative team can do when it's given the room to stretch its legs. Fraction is also clearly laying some groundwork for future stories, but mostly, this is a self-contained, and very satisfying story about Tony Stark and the brain that's always getting him into trouble. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    cxPulp - Walt Kneeland Jan 20, 2011

    The lead story is 56 pages--meaning we do get more than double the content in this issue for only $2 more than the title's usual cover price and only $1 more than the frustrating $3.99 price the value is there. But if you're not already following the title...there's really nothing here (other than a 467-number skip from the previous issue (#33) to the big 500) screaming that there's much significance to this issue. Additionally, the very next issue is part of the Marvel.1 thing--with Invincible Iron Man #500.1--that would seem to be the issue to jump aboard this title and making this almost an ending. Ultimately, I found this issue rather disappointing. Read Full Review

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