I picked up a free reprint copy of Invincible Iron Man #1 a few weeks ago at a local game store (D was dropping off flyers for GameStorm). The female clerk on duty recommended it, saying that she normally doesn’t go for Iron Man comics, but she liked this one. I read it, also liked it, and then requested the above collection from the library.
Well, there’s good and then there’s good. The first issue sets up an interesting dialectic of global terrorism and security, but the story arc ends in (minor spoiler) yet another super-powered fistfight. I know it’s often very satisfying to see the bad guy get beaten to a pulp, but couldn’t you at least do it in a slightly different way each time?
There is, however, a nice Pepper Potts subplot in here. That’s the main reason I’m going to check out the next volume.
Final note: the coloring in this book really bugged me, mostly because every character looks like they’ve got a bad spray-on tan. Easy on the airbrush, fellas: