Post by Marvel Boy on Oct 24, 2012 16:07:30 GMT -5
Fraction's run on Invincible Iron Man comes to a close as Marvel gears up for Iron Man NOW! with Keiron Gillen and Greg Land.
As I've said elsewhere, I consider Fraction to be Marvel's answer to Grant Morrison, full of wonderful ideas yet the execution of which is sometimes lacking.
While this prevents me from liking his run on Mighty Thor, Fraction is great on Iron Man. Who knew a comic featuring industrial espionage could be so entertaining? He and Larocca have also done very well in adapting elements of the films into the comics.
Now though, the end has come as Tony faces off against the Mandarin. Seems the Mandarin's ten rings contain ten spirits or forces. Mandarin has coerced Tony into building these behemoth tech monstrosities to serve as new host vessels for these beings. So Tony is having to work with old foes like Zeke Stane (son of Obdiah), Blizzard, Living Laser, and such to try and stop the Mandarin.
In all of this, Rhodey has had to take on being Iron Man (after Tony faked his death) in what I can only call Tron Iron Man armor (looks sweet) while Pepper is having to deal with an (apparent) rogue J.A.R.V.I.S.
Fraction has managed to maintain a fun balance between normal life and superhero life in this title so I am sorry to see his run end. But I am looking forward to Gillen and Land's run (Previews of Land's art look great)