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The Invincible Iron Man #8

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 6 critic ratings.


As the X-Men throw their latest Hellfire Gala, Iron Man has to contend with the new Stark Sentinels flying through New York! Can Tony stop these mutant-hunting machines alone? Guest-starring Emma Frost!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
23 pages
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6 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Just when you feel like you’ve seen Tony Stark at his lowest, Duggan and Frigeri continue to push the Avenger lower. Now eight issues in, Tony Stark’s officially gone deeper than the Ninth Level of his personal Hell and the end is most definitely nigh for Mr. Invincible himself. Brilliantly paced, Invincible Iron Man #8 ties into Marvel’s biggest storylines of the moment without sacrificing its own story, effectively becoming a masterclass on what event tie-ins, no matter how loosely connected, should be. A must-read for any Iron Man fan, no doubt.

  • 87

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: A fun, exciting and action-packed adventure. Having Tony on the ropes continues to bring out some engaging and compelling drama for the character. Teaming him with Emma Frost was a great touch and added some thoughtful interpersonal conflict to the story. The action was great and I love seeing Tony do things that are heroic, daring and dangerous. Tony’s in a dangerous and vulnerable place at the end of this issue and I look forward to seeing how he gets out of it.

    The Art: Frigeri delivers some beautiful art throughout the issue. The art is vibrant and filled with great detail. A fantastic looking issue from start to finish.

  • 84

    Comic Watch

    The Invincible Iron Man #8is a really great comic, tying into the wider Marvel Universe in ways that signify the book’s importance, while not losing it’s main star amidst a slow but well done integration into the “Fall of X.” Overall, this continues to be Duggan’s strongest Marvel title on the stands with high flying action and great art.

  • 80

    You Don't Read Comics

    It’s fun to watch Stark launch himself selflessly into a situation in hopes of saving the day while making things that much more difficult for himself. Stark hasn’t always come across in such a heroic light. Duggan and company give Stark some altruistic weight to fling around the page, and he does so in a suitably heroic fashion with moments of genuinely fun action and some very cleverly-rendered emotional complexity.

  • 80

    Marvel Heroes Library

  • 55

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    The Invincible Iron Man #8 delivers heaps of armored action, but the plot suffers from half-measures by acting as an ad hoc tie-in to the events of Krakoa and the Hellfire Gala without fully committing to the tie-in. As a result, you constantly feel like you only get half the story, punctuated by stellar armor fights.

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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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