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The Invincible Iron Man #7

78
Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 8 critic ratings.

Tony Stark is in dire need of a win! But how does he plan to get ahead? By building a new suit of armor! The suit’s first objective? Infiltrate and destroy Stark Industries!

Publication Date
Publisher
Format
Kindle Edition
Print Length
23 pages
Language
English
Amazon ASIN
B0C11JPHZZ

Cover Artist

38%
63%
8 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    ComicBook.com

    Just when you think Tony Stark can’t dig himself a deeper hole, Gerry Duggan and Juan Frigeri punch ol’ Iron Man hard enough the crater grows with each passing issue. I’ve said before that Stark is at his best when he’s facing an insurmountable challenge – it’s how this character was even created in the first place. Duggan’s script, however, lays it on awfully thick here and the end result is a delight. Invincible Iron Man #7 is dark, grim, and void of any hope. It’s sad and leaves Stark without any sense of direction or any help, and it’s that much better for it.

  • 100

    But Why Tho?

    Invincible Iron Man #7 is exhilarating. A great story of attempted payback, the issue is action-packed and filled with exciting moments. This unofficial crossover between Iron Man and the X-Men generates a really interesting storyline for both sets of heroes, especially for Iron Man. He’s facing a new nemesis, one who has already made Tony Stark angry but is now using his stuff to harm those Stark likes. That is never a good idea.

  • 90

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Invincible Iron Man #7 is super exciting. However, not due to what you’d expect. It’s not due to the action and powerful illustrations that keep readers on the edge of their seats. It’s almost this strategic game of chess with epic levels of intensity showcasing just how sinister Feilong and Orchis can be. The thrills in Invincible Iron Man #7 are just after every turn when a new curtain is pulled and the game continues in such an obvious way… but only obvious after Duggan laid it out for the readers. The writing is pure genius and the way this book connects to the X-Men makes it just as important to the Marvel Landscape as any other book right now. I’d highly recommend picking this issue up HOWEVER it would be very difficult to jump into without catching up on the series to date first.

  • 90

    First Comics News

  • 86

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Duggan tells a great story of revenge and consequence in this issue. I love seeing the return of the Tony/Rhodey dynamic and how it is used to not only put Rhodey in danger he might not survive, but put Tony is a position where he has to make some hard decisions about his plans and the consequences others will have to face because of them. There is some great drama in this issue and I love the build up of tension and how it teases something big coming to the next Hellfire Gala.

    The Art: Frigeri delivers some explosive action throughout the issue. The visuals are fun, beautifully detailed and filled with great energy that kept me visually engaged with every page and panel.

  • 80

    AIPT

    Invincible Iron Man #7 is a good issue and an important chapter in the Fall of X story. Mostly an action-forward issue, there’s still interesting bits of character work to dig through, plus it’s an easy jumping-on point for new readers.

  • 80

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    The Invincible Iron Man #7 finally gets this series off its lackadaisical butt to deliver meaningful action, stakes, important reveals, and dire consequences. Duggan’s writing is on-point, and the art looks great.

  • 80

    Marvel Heroes Library

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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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