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The Invincible Iron Man #12

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 7 critic ratings.

Tony Stark is a genius billionaire playboy philanthropist. His wife is a brilliant, brutal telepath. But neither of them have an answer to the Stark Sentinel problem.

To solve that, Tony’s going to have to go to the smartest person he knows: IRONHEART!

But with everything on the line, can Tony still trust her, or have the Rings of the Mandarin changed Riri?

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23 pages
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7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90

    As he's done throughout much of this run, Gerry Duggan's game of chess takes another step toward an Orchis checkmate. Instead of thrusting Stark's intentions into a shroud of secrecy, this issue gives readers a little glimpse into what the Invincible Iron Man has been planning all along. Featuring stellar lines from guest artist Ig Guara, this is another well-rounded issue in a string of hits.
  • 90

    Nerd Initiative

    While not a perfect book, issue 12 was a great step toward the coming battle. The creative team keeps teasing us with the reveal of Tony’s new armor and I feel like a kid on Christmas morning being told to wait to open my presents! I want to see it! I am enjoying this ride and I am so happy that the creative team are taking their time and allowing this story to breathe. Well done to all involved, this series has been one win after another and I can’t wait to see what kind of wild ride I am taken on next month!
  • 90

    Derby Comics

    Tony Stark’s plans are finally starting to come together and the inclusion of Riri Williams in this issue was a great way to add some additional complexity to the former billionaire. They have such a great chemistry together and Duggan does an amazing job showing how Riri’s presence can humanize Tony and allow him to re-focus his plans on why they are so important. The Riri vs. Emma showdown was also so fun to read and Ig Guara’s art really shined throughout those panels. It’s not a true X-Men title, but this has been such a major part of the Fall of X arc and honestly, one of the more consistently interesting ones outside the core 3 (X-Men, X-Men Red, Immortal X-Men).
  • 84

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: An intense and often humorous story from Duggan. The confrontation between Emma and Riri was fun and entertaining. The growing intensity of Tony’s relationship with Fisk is great to see as well and I look forward to seeing what happens with this storyline. The story continues to be compelling and I look forward to seeing what happens in the next issue. The Art: Guara delivers some intense and powerful art that perfectly captures the intensity of the story and the confrontations between its characters.
  • 80

    Marvel Heroes Library

  • 70

    First Comics News

  • 60

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    Invincible Iron Man #12 almost scuttles Iron Man's plans by shoehorning in an unnecessary appearance by Riri Williams. The mess Riri creates works out in the end, but her inclusion and subsequent battle would have been avoided if Tony had made a better choice, which is a terrible observation to make about a character who should be one of the smartest heroes in Marvel.

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About the Author: Gerry Duggan

Gerry Duggan is an American comics writer, director and photographer living in Los Angeles.

Early life

Duggan was born in New York City and raised in Ridgewood, New Jersey, where he graduated from Ridgewood High School in 1992. He attended Emerson College, graduating in 1996.


Duggan was working at Golden Apple Comics in 1999 where he met many of his future collaborators, and eventually began production jobs working at Dakota Films. For the next 10 years worked in live TV, awards shows, pilots, comics, and films before finding traction in American comic books. Gerry Duggan has written Hulk, Nova, Hawkeye Vs. Deadpool, Batman: Arkham Manor, and co-writing Deadpool with Brian Posehn.

Duggan was a writer and producer on Attack of the Show! and was on the staff for its final shows. His comics career began at Image Comics by writing and co-creating series The Last Christmas with Posehn and Rick Remender, and later The Infinite Horizon with Phil Noto, with was nominated for an Eisner Award in 2008 for Best New Series. Duggan was a regular cast member on Posehn’s role-playing podcast Nerd Poker, but was forced to exit due increased writing deadlines.

In 2013, Marvel re-launched the Deadpool series, with Duggan and Brian Posehn as writers. In 2014 Duggan contributed to the script for the Xbox game Sunset Overdrive, and was part of a team that wrote the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards hosted by Patton Oswalt, for which he was nominated for a WGA Award. Duggan also directed the promotional ads for that year’s awards shows. In the same year he commenced a contract with Marvel Entertainment, and began work on a reboot of the Avengers series.

In 2016 Duggan co-wrote Marvel’s Doctor Strange: The Last Days of Magic, and continued to write for the Deadpool series until the run’s conclusion with issue 36. Duggan currently writes the critically acclaimed Marauders, as part of Marvel’s 2019 reboot of the X-Men titles and also began writing Cable in 2020. In 2021, Duggan began writing the X-Men flagship series, replacing Jonathan Hickman.

Personal life

Duggan has lived and worked in Los Angeles since 1998. He is married to Virginia Duggan and together they have one son.

[Latest Update: June 17, 2022]