Sunday, January 10, 2016

Invincible Iron Man #5

   As always, when writer Brian Michael Bendis is involved, you should expect the unexpected.

   And that's what we find in the pages of the Invincible Iron Man.

   Ordinarily you'd expect technological, science fiction-based stories when you're dealing with someone like Tony Stark - but instead he finds himself facing a powerful old enemy who's wielding magical powers (and despite the cover, that enemy is not Doctor Doom - he has a shocking role of his own to play).

   There's also a surprising new supporting character, as Mary Jane Watson finds herself in the middle of some super-hero mayhem. (It seems that she's going to be an ongoing character in this series - we can only hope she is treated better here than she was in Amazing Spider-Man.)

   I like this series! The art by David Marquez is sleek and powerful, and the dialogue is fresh and funny - very much in the style of Marvel's films.

   Iron Man's been a bit up and down in recent years, and it's good to see the series back on solid ground.

Grade: A-


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