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Invincible Iron Man, Vol. 1: The Five Nightmares Paperback – March 18, 2009
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My one real problem was the art.
No sir, I didn't like it. The faces, to be exact. All of the men were so dark (and this is coming from a Black guy) and inconsistant from frame to frame. But Pepper Potts and Maria Hill (who should have been darker) were fair complected. Just weird, for some reason.
The final issue in the trade paper back actually brings the whole thing home and it has a amazing guest star.
I say pick the book up. Especially if you're a fan of the movies and have never read a comic.
Knowing this, The Five Nightmares is a great read. I really love the artwork by Larroca, him and Fraction work very well together. The story is entertaining, and I enjoyed the final issue the most. The binding is good, and so is the paper quality. No complaints, really. I'll definitely buy the second volume.
In my typical graphic novel fashion I picked up this book and did a quick read through. I typically focus on the importance of the literary merit of a graphic novel first and this book has the story telling of the burdened hero theme nailed.
Not to spoil any key plot points but Tony's/Iron Man's burdens and actions impress and startle and had me on the edge of my seat the entire read. The part in which intrigued me the most was when Iron Man and Thor had a chance meeting at an untypical setting. This helped set up the scene especially for me since I have not been reading graphic novels by marvel lately and have been out of the loop. But this scene helped give tone to the bad blood between Tony Stark Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Avengers such as Thor, to which I presume are directly influenced because of his actions in Civil War event.
The events at the epilogue with Spider-Man further enforce the bad blood theme that occurred in the events of Civil War when registered superhero vigilante's were pitted against unregistered superhero vigilante's (Iron Man was the one who lead the registered against the unregistered).
If you are just now jumping on like me some further wiki investigation/research may be required but all together it is fairly easy to get caught up to this point in Stark's timeline. It was a great read and I recommend that you purchase the Invincible Iron Man "omnibus" vol. 1 that collects Vol's 1, 2, and 3 of invincible Iron Man Like I plan on doing along with Invincible Iron Man "omnibus" vol. 2.