Invincible Iron Man #527

Invincible Iron Man #527

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Salvador Larroca Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 24, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9
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Who lives? Who dies? Who wins? Who loses?More importantly: what’s next for Tony Stark and Iron Man? You won’t believe it until you read it!

  • 9.5
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike Oct 24, 2012

    Farewell Invincible Iron Man. It's been an incredible run. It's going to be hard for anybody to top it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Oct 24, 2012

    So, this brings to a close this series. Soon, we'll be talking about Kieron Gillen and Greg Land's work on the new Iron Man book. But until then, I just want to give my thanks to Mr. Fraction and Mr. Larroca for a great run. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopMatters - Mike Cassella Oct 29, 2012

    You'll notice I haven't touched too much on specific instances in the last issue of the series that worked/didn't work, and again I'll point out there really isn't much to see here. It's an epilogue with a 22-page count. But again, since the series as a whole has been so satisfying, seeing where everyone lands isn't a poor ending insomuch as it is an ending for the Iron Man we've come to love reading. As well, an ending that we can all walk away from if we choose to. And an ending to a series we can remember as one of the most consistently fascinating, well done, and entertaining Marvel has put out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Oct 27, 2012

    I have to say, I have been a fan of Fraction's work on Iron Man, and I am very leery of what comes next (*coughGregLandtracescough*), but I'm happy to say that this issue serves as a nice bookend for all that Fraction and Larocca have done with the world of Iron Man. Things are put back in their proper places without a blatant use of the reset button (like the one in this month's issue of Avengers) and Tony Stark even gets to return to his feckless, womaizinag ways. Invincible Iron Man #527 serves as a send-off for the Golden Avenger's most engaging series in years, leaving me smiling, avoiding the bittersweet that often comes with these kind of endings, earning 4 out of 5 stars overall Here's hoping that Gillen and Land can keep up this sort of quality... Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Oct 24, 2012

    It's sad to see this amazing creative team off of this book, but I'm so glad they had their chance to tell these stories. Fraction and Larroca's run on Invincible Iron Man was phenomenal. This final issue may have felt a bit short, and it left me wanting so much more, but overall, it was a success and filled with some fantastic moments. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - George Marston Oct 24, 2012

    There's a sense of calm and excitement that accompanies the end of Fraction and Larroca's Invincible Iron Man. On one hand, I will miss the consistency, and the ingenuity of this creative team, but on the other hand, it was becoming more and more clear that Fraction at least was ready to move on, and like Tony Stark, when something gets to be old hat, Fraction languishes somewhat, leading to a definite perception that the book was reaching its logical creative endpoint. Still, its more than remarkable that a team of this caliber got to do what they did with this title, seeing it from start to finish, and aside from a strange hiccup here or there (like the Fear Itself tie-in issues), tell a complete and compelling story of a man who can invent the world trying to understand himself. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Oct 25, 2012

    Issue #527 isn't the big explosive end we wanted, but it is the quiet epilogue we needed. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Oct 24, 2012

    A satisfying conclusion, "Invincible Iron Man" #527 might not have fans as excited as the two-minute-long trailer, but like the movie it seems primed to steer one of Marvel's most recognizable characters into new directions. Stark bids his creative team farewell, has a heart-to-heart with senior management from Resilient and charts a new course. What all of that means and where it will lead Iron Fans remains to be seen. One thing is for certain though, what Fraction and Larroca contributed to the legend will be tough to overshadow. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 24, 2012

    But in some fundamental ways, this issue doesn't really cap off the story at all. As far as Tony's continued role as an Avenger and an innovator, Fraction leaves a great deal up in the air. The character is vaguely positioned both for what Kieron Gillen is planning in his new Iron Man series and his unexpected role in Brian Bendis' Guardians of the Galaxy relaunch. The message is that Tony Stark has failed yet again, but the opportunity is still there to seize a better future. So the end result is an odd mix of the depressing and the optimistic, the conclusive and the open-ended. It's not exactly the ending I was expecting or hoping for, but it's one that leaves plenty of room for growth and evolution during Marvel NOW!. Read Full Review

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