Invincible Iron Man #15

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Salvador Larroca Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 1, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
8.0Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

WORLD’S MOST WANTED PART 8 Things are not going the way Norman Osborn has planned. Stark is still on the run and his associates, Maria Hill and Pepper Potts, are still at large. But Osborn has a few tricks left up his sleeve.

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Jul 25, 2009

    Overall, The Invincible Iron Man is a book that is always near the top of the monthly reading pile, and rightfully so. Tony Stark/Iron Man remains a fascinating character who over the decades of his existence, from the Cold War to the War on Terror, and beyond has always been a character who has maintained his relevance. Happily, in the era of the Dark Reign, Tony and ole Shellhead are still at the top of the pile of Marvel heroes who still matter, and better yet, stay interesting. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 1, 2009

    What sticks with me most about this issue, though, is the steadily deteriorating condition of Tony Stark's mind. I'm hard-pressed to think of a time where I've felt more sympathy for a suffering Marvel hero. Fraction spends a great deal of time exploring Tony's predicament through dialogue exchanges between him and Pepper. These scenes add a touching new layer to their relationship, even if Pepper eventually does something I found to be a little out of character. It was also strange to see most of Tony's mental impairment suddenly melt away as madame Masque entered the scene. But by and large, Fraction is demonstrating some very nuanced character work here. Once again, I'm annoyed at the thought of having to wait a month for my next dose of Iron Man. I guess that signals a job well done. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Kyle Posluszny Jul 1, 2009

    Fraction once again delivers the goods as “World's Most Wanted” continues to be one of the best things to come out of the Dark Reign period. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jul 6, 2009

    Larroca's photorealistic artwork works well with the subject. Fraction's plot convinces the reader of the status-quo altering danger that the protagonists face, so more convincing visuals further the writer's efforts. He offers a great take on Madame Masque. She's alluring and unsettling all at once; the artist instills a sensuality in her that's mirrored by the raw hatred that's apparent in her slow, deliberate body language. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Jun 30, 2009

    An attack of H.A.M.M.E.R. agents provides a brief moment of exciting action, but it's over too quickly to leave much of a mark in the memory. Even the confrontation with Madame Masque feels like more of a tease than anything, setting up the next phase of the story more than adequately but not providing any real meat to get our teeth into here -- and that's quite a good description of the issue as a whole. Whilst I'm definitely still interested to see where Fraction's story leads, and I'm still enjoying the interactions of his characters, it's difficult to point to anything in this issue that really makes the most of the book's potential. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jun 30, 2009

    This issue of "Invincible Iron Man" moves the characters into position for revelations next issue. I would, however, like to see a little more Iron Man in my "Iron Man" comics and less of Forrest Gump meets Tony Stark. Read Full Review

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