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The Invincible Iron Man #3

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 11 critic ratings.


No one is safe around Tony Stark!

A close friend is dead, and the culprit looks to be Tony himself!

But who is the real murderer?

And why are they trying to frame Iron Man?

All this, plus… a new armor for War Machine!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
23 pages
Amazon ASIN

Cover Artist

11 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    But Why Tho?

    The Invincible Iron Man #3 is a terrific comic book. It’s a comic that can tell interesting stories filled with weight and manipulations but also knows how to have fun. Duggan completely understands the fact that these are men wearing metal armours and slugging it out, and the battles they’ve been having embrace the epic level those can reach. That mix of mystery and action is being balanced well, and the art is so stunning that either looks glorious.

  • 95

    Fortress of Solitude

  • 90

    First Comics News

  • 85

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Duggan continues to craft an interesting mystery with some great twists throughout. I really enjoyed the call to the past with the Armor Wars and enjoyed seeing Tony and Rhodey working together. The industrial espionage angle is an interesting one and the reveal of who is behind it is also well done. The action is great and the story has me motivated enough to see where it goes next.

    The Art: Frigeri offers some great art in the issue. The character designs are great and I really enjoyed the thrilling visuals in the action scenes.

  • 84

    Comic Watch

    In a run that’s hit the right notes in the first two issues, hit a road bump with this issue. The character Duggan’s using missed the mark, as I really don’t have the connection to him that we should. Duggan needs to get a better handle on Tony and Rhodey, because it felt cold and sterile. The issue overall felt more like a filler issue to pad a trade for the story, but Frigeri’s are really pulled things together.

  • 82

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Even with the focus of Invincible Iron Man #3 being on two unrelated plot points that don’t (currently) seem to benefit the overarching story, I still found myself interested in the anecdote. I loved the background on Zhong and Duggan’s ability to quickly get fans to care for this newly introduced character. Moreover, the LMD better explains what happened to the Living Laser while simultaneously providing further potential for possible LMDs to pop up in the future which has been mostly gone from the Marvel Landscape.

    I guess what ultimately worries me the most about Invincible Iron Man #3 is that Duggan is supposed to be guiding us through a mystery. A “whose done it” kind of story. In that sense, we need context clues. So, if this issue focused on Zhong and LMDs, how is this supposed to point us to Feilong? My point is: it shouldn’t! He’s a mutant hater trying to take over Mars. What does this have to do with Tony? Therefore, I’m more on the fence that Feilong is a red herring. And if not, I’ll have some issues with THIS specific issue. Thus, my review hangs more on the balance of the future than the present. Right now, it feels like an average story that kept my interest enough. However, if later we find out something deeper involving these LMDs and Zhong, that very well could escalate my review of this issue immensely. Otherwise, we will have to wait to find out!

  • 80

    Multiversity Comics

    The Invincible Iron Man #3 manages to balance the tone of the series nicely with dynamic scenes showing how Tony Stark is slowly rebuilding his life.

  • 80

    Marvel Heroes Library

  • 70

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    The Invincible Iron Man #3 reveals all the answers behind the mysterious attacks on Tony Stark, and the answers may (or may not) shock you. The dialog-heavy issue is executed well, and the art is solid, but the big reveal feels like Duggan is recycling older material.

  • 70

    The latest story of Tony Stark jumps forward leaps and bounds as Duggan quickly works to resolve whatever lingering questions remain. As this plot powers forward, the writer also allows time for the script to breathe through character moments, of which this issue has plenty. So far, however, the story has been pretty safe and Stark is living up to expectations. That said, little has been done to set this particular run apart from the others since the title’s first issue last year began to change the status quo.

  • 70


    Hopefully the flashback in this issue comes to matter more down the line, otherwise this is a good, enjoyable team up between Iron Man and War Machine.

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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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