Invincible Iron Man #4

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Salvador Larroca Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 6, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 6
7.3Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

The Five Nightmares, Part 4: Neutron Bomb Heart
Iron Man and Zeke Stane have been dancing around one another like pieces on a chessboard, and it's been all Tony Stark can do to hold on. After one of his closest allies is critically injured, Tony aims to put an end to the games with some serious upgrades. But while Iron Man readies himself, Zeke makes his most audacious assault yet, in an attack so stunning you have to see it to believe it. THE FIVE NIGHTMARES continues, and it only gets worse from here for THE INVINCIBLE IRON MAN.

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - M. Staples Aug 8, 2008

    I'm pretty sure I've said this in every review of this series, but if you even slightly enjoyed the Iron Man movie, Invincible Iron Man is mandatory. It maintains the same tone of the film and is written specifically with new readers in mind, but also contains a story engrossing enough to capture even the most seasoned comic book fan. It may be a bit early to say this yet, but if Fraction can maintain this level of promise, he may just be able to write an Iron Man series as groundbreaking as Ed Brubaker's current Captain America run. If you haven't jumped on board this yet, you'll never know what you are missing. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Bryan Joel Aug 6, 2008

    Art aside, Invincible Iron Man continues to be a solid read. From the first issue Matt Fraction has demonstrated a mastery over all aspects of being Tony Stark while keeping the pages turning, and the book doesn't seem to show signs of letting up any time soon. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Jim Aug 10, 2008

    The art made the story look great but when you read it, the story is a letdown. This issue appears to be a build up to the next issue. Hopefully, Salvador will have the opportunity to draw something more exciting. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Mark J. Hayman Aug 5, 2008

    Anyway, as I said, there is deeper meaning to be had, but the motif is so light, and the narrative so... bright, the story seems fleeting. A light breeze flitting through a serious conversation. Not necessarily a welcome breeze, but a mildly pleasant one that makes one wonder if we aren't really in the eye of the hurricane. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Aug 6, 2008

    The problems with the art aren't enough to sink the issue, though. Fraction's Tony Stark is still an exciting character, always thinking five steps ahead of everyone else and his relationship with Pepper Potts is believably human. This is the best Iron Man comic on the shelves, without a doubt -- maybe the best version of Iron Man ever -- and I'll certainly keep reading every month. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Adam Volk Aug 30, 2005

    In the end, The Invincible Iron Man #4 is a fairly average read. Its not terrible by any stretch of the imagination and despite its shortcoming, Im still interested enough to continue to pick up issues and see how the arc pans out. Heres hoping Ellis will find his footing and give old shell-head the treatment he deserves. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Aug 6, 2008

    Not much happens, but it's the same slow burn pace that this series has had since it launched. I don't love it nor do I hate it, so it'll probably come down to whether you liked the previous issues or not. Read Full Review

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