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The Invincible Iron Man #16

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 7 critic ratings.

D-Day is here and there is absolutely a main event: Iron Man vs. Feilong! Get ready for the biggest clash of armor you’ve ever seen! Plus: Tony gets some new suits!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
22 pages
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7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Invincible Iron Man clips along with arguably this run’s most action-packed issue yet, feature one gorgeous fight sequence after the next. Lee’s lineart is certainly something special with the story at hand, and Duggan’s writing continues to be some of the best words he’s ever put to paper. He’s a writer with such a dynamic sense of what makes Tony Stark click, and that’s more evident with every passing issue. If this isn’t definitively one of the best Iron Man stories ever told, it at least deserves to be in the conversations.

  • 90

    Nerd Initiative

    The incredibly quick pace was almost jarring, however, it did not take away from my enjoyment of the issue. On the contrary, I am impressed that a story that took me so little time to read was just as impactful as a dialogue heavy drama.

    It’s action packed with fantastic narration, incredible artwork, and a great final page that sets up a big confrontation to come! Another slam dunk for the Invincible Iron Man creative team!

  • 86

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Duggan continues to craft a thrilling and entertaining adventure in this issue. The story does a fantastic job of bringing all the story elements this arc has been building to a fantastic and entertaining crescendo. I continue to love this arc and the intensity of Tony’s personal story. I can’t wait to see what happens next.

    The Art: Lee develops some fantastic art in the issue. The action is visually thrilling throughout the story and I love the detailed character designs.

  • 80

    First Comics News

  • 80

    Marvel Heroes Library

  • 75

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Invincible Iron Man #16 is a must-read for Iron Man fans looking for an action-packed brawl with some supped-up armor. Nevertheless, that’s about all we get this week. If you came to this issue looking for an epic battle between gigantic robots, you’ve come to the right place. However, Creees art was lacking this week and didn’t seem to complement Duggan’s story very well. Sure, the adrenaline-fueled adventure was front and center focusing on the Sentinel Buster armor versus War Machine and Feilong but that’s kind of all we get. Overall, Invincible Iron Man #16 is an average chapter that builds anticipation for the next phase of the series centered around a huge battle that lacks character depth with some artistic holes. Fans invested in the Orchis storyline will find this issue rewarding but others may enter this installment feeling a bit disappointed.

  • 70


    Invincible Iron Man #16 gets the job done as a cathartic release of tension via its explosive, action-packed pages. But that same structure also makes the issue a fast and ephemeral read.

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About the Author: Gerry Duggan

Gerry Duggan‘s extensive career in the comic book industry is marked by a unique blend of humor, action, and heartfelt storytelling. With a diverse portfolio that includes some of the most beloved characters and teams in the Marvel Universe, Duggan has established himself as a dynamic storyteller capable of navigating the complex worlds of antiheroes, cosmic adventurers, and, notably, mutants.

Duggan’s significant contributions to Marvel’s mutant narratives stand out as a key aspect of his career. His work with the X-Men and their extended universe, particularly through the series “Marauders,” has been pivotal in exploring new dimensions of the mutant experience. In “Marauders,” Duggan brings a fresh perspective to the mutant saga, focusing on themes of freedom, identity, and societal acceptance. This series not only highlights Duggan’s skill in balancing ensemble casts and intricate plotlines but also underscores his ability to inject new life into established mythos, making the stories accessible and engaging for a broad audience.

Before venturing into the world of mutants, Gerry Duggan made a name for himself with his work on “Deadpool,” where he masterfully balanced the character’s trademark humor with unexpected depth and vulnerability. This approach revitalized Deadpool’s character for a new generation of readers and demonstrated Duggan’s versatility as a writer.

Beyond the realm of humor and the intricacies of mutant politics, Duggan has showcased his range through various genres and characters. His contributions to “Hawkeye” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” highlight his adeptness at both ground-level storytelling and cosmic adventures, respectively. Each narrative, whether set on the bustling streets of New York or the far reaches of space, is infused with Duggan’s distinctive voice and keen narrative insight.

Duggan’s creator-owned projects, such as “Analog” and “The Infinite Horizon,” further illustrate his storytelling range, exploring dystopian futures and retellings of classic tales with a modern twist. These works, characterized by their thought-provoking themes and complex characters, offer readers a glimpse into Duggan’s broader literary interests and his proficiency outside the superhero genre.

Collaborations with top artists have been a hallmark of Duggan’s career, resulting in visually stunning and narratively rich projects. His respect for the comic book medium as a collaborative art form is evident in the seamless integration of story and art, enhancing the overall impact of his narratives.

As a key player in the comic book industry, Gerry Duggan continues to leave an indelible mark on the characters and worlds he touches. From the humorous escapades of Deadpool to the societal struggles of the X-Men, Duggan’s work resonates with fans for its emotional depth, humor, and inventive storytelling. For enthusiasts and newcomers alike, Gerry Duggan’s body of work represents the vast potential of comic books to entertain, challenge, and inspire.

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