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The Invincible Iron Man #17

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Based on 7 critic ratings.

Tony Stark’s greatest accomplishment may have just become the world’s most advanced coffin.

Trapped within a deactivated armor, Tony must face down his demons and his legacy.

Can Iron Man escape. or will mutantkind’s hopes die along with him?

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24 pages
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7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90

    The unstoppable force of Tony Stark’s power and drive is on full display in The Invincible Iron Man #17. The story of this individual title takes a hard turn due to the wider Fall of X storyline, but that’s alright because it still fits perfect in the scope of the scripts Duggan has written for the better part of two years. Patch Zircher joins the series as guest artist, the perfect match for the darker themes introduced in issue #17 that will likely carry through to the end of the series.

  • 90

    Nerd Initiative

    This story continues to take it’s time to unfold. At no point has this creative team rushed or allowed the momentum stall, leading to a series of books that are put on the top of my pull list each month. Fantastic writing, a great guest artist, and a cliffhanger ending put this in the “Must Read” category!

  • 87

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Duggan crafts an entertaining story in this issue. The internal struggles of Tony Stark continue to be interesting and are used sparingly enough to not overpower the narrative. The battle with Feilong was well done and the reveal of the bigger plot is placed brilliantly within the story. I also really enjoyed the reveal towards the end of the story and what it means for Tony in his battle against Orchis.

    The Art: Zircher delivers some beautifully detailed and richly emotional art in the issue. The nightmare sequence was visually immersive and engaging.

  • 80

    Marvel Heroes Library

    No review.

  • 70

    First Comics News

    No review.

  • 60

    Geek'd Out

    As much as I enjoy reading Ms. Marvel comics, for example, her integration in Fall has not felt entirely organic, and Mutant Menace seems like it wants to be its own thing unconnected to the larger story. Wolverine, which is not technically tied to the event, has a similar issue, because it seems like it should have concluded its run before the event so as to not confuse readers of its place in the narrative. I wonder how successful FotHoX would have been had it just consistent of the two interlocking titles (Fall of the House of X/Rise of the House of X) like how House of X/Powers of X was published; some of the tie-ins have been genuinely enlightening, but not all.

  • 50

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    The Invincible Iron Man #17 takes all the plot development over the last six months or more and chucks it out the window in favor of a lazy, disjointed, out-of-nowhere twist that forces Tony’s story to “support” a nonsensical Orchis plot twist in the X-Men titles. Zircher’s art is perfectly good, and there are some exciting action moments, but this issue is largely a miss.

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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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