Invincible Iron Man #518

Invincible Iron Man #518

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Salvador Larroca Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 6, 2012 Critic Reviews: 4
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  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 10, 2012

    Fraction's Iron Man has been a series of mysteries wrapped in intruiges dipped in tempura and fried golden brown, and this issue merely ups the ante. Both sides of this fight are playing high-speed chess, and by the end of the issue, it's unclear who is really ahead. What is clear, however, is that Invincible Iron Man #518 is a good read, and even though the solicitations tried to make a game of the man in the iron mask, it's clear and makes dramatic sense what happens, earning 4.5 out of 5 stars overall. This is an example of how to pull off a multi-issue arc well, with multiple plots and characters used to good effect throughout... Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Jun 7, 2012

    While this issue isn'tquite up to the sky-high standard of the past few installments of Invincible Iron Man, it's still very solid. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 6, 2012

    Matt Fraction delivers some more memorable material involving the rest of the series' many villains. But with both the Detroit Steel and the Zeke Stane/Mandarin subplots, there's just too little material on hand to fully satisfy. It's a good thing this series ships as often as it does, because Invincible Iron Man has become too crowded and slow-moving for its own good at this point. Once these various conflicts converge more, then Long Way Down should truly hit its stride. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Jun 6, 2012

    Fraction's story is relatively ambitious to have all these things going on in the same arc. Salvador Larroca's art is still stellar, but I wish some of these separate stories could have been distilled down into their own arcs or broken up a little more. Read Full Review

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