Invincible Iron Man #525

Invincible Iron Man #525

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Salvador Larroca Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 26, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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* The villian revealed! * Shang-Chi uncovers a monster threat to humanity. * Can he stop the threat in time to save everyone?

  • 9.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Sep 26, 2012

    It's also appropriate that Stark is fighting alongside some of his other long time foes. It's hard to say it's going to last, but it's been great to see him put aside long running rivalry to fight the greater problem – the Mandarin. I am still a little confused exactly why Rhodey had to fake his death, but there's still likely an explanation forthcoming. Overall, this has been a very satisfying arc with great scripts from Matt Fraction and the great, high quality art from Salvador Larroca. It's hard to think any Iron Man fan would be disappointed by the story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike Sep 27, 2012

    Mandarin's end game is a little questionable. He plans to fire a missile into the Earth. Maybe it's his "back against the wall" plan. Perhaps he foresaw Stark's rebellion after all? If he did he definitely didn't show it up until that moment. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Sep 28, 2012

    After a transitional issue last time around, this issue shows up in a big way, delivering satisfying action and introducing more elements that are sure to please long-time readers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge Sep 27, 2012

    Looks like Fraction is going to end his run on a high note. Im glad to see that despite having written The Invincible Iron Man for so long, Fraction still manages to wow with his grand finale. It will be exciting to see a new take on Tony Stark when Kieron Gillen takes over the new Marvel NOW! title. Likewise, it will be interesting to see what Fraction does with Fantastic Four and FF after the acclaimed run of Jonathon Hickman. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 26, 2012

    This issue relegates the Hammer girls to the sidelines, so that only the Stark Resilient and Rhodey subplots remain to offset Tony's struggle. Those two pieces of the story are all but merged at this point as Fraction builds closer and closer to the big reunion/rescue sequence. A brief appearance by a couple of super-teams from the book's past only heightens the idea that Fraction is pushing towards the finish line. More loose ends are coming together and the stakes are growing higher. It seems that the cover image of Mandarin crushing the world in his grip is more literal than it seems. So even if the general sense of plot progression remains a bit sluggish from month to month. Fraction is delivering a worthy finale to his multi-year run. Read Full Review

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