Invincible Iron Man #507, #508, and #509 Comic Book Reviews

Comic book reviews for Invincible Iron Man #507, Invincible Iron Man #508, and Invincible Iron Man #509 by Matt Fraction
Average rating: 2.6/5 stars.

Invincible Iron Man #507 Invincible Iron Man #508 Invincible Iron Man #509

Erica gives this comic three starsInvincible Iron Man #507 by Matt Fraction
Art: Salvador Larroca

Let’s just start by saying that ever since I was a little kid and watched Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, I have been creeped out by the thought of anything trying to crawl in my ear. So whatever baddie just climbed into Tony’s ear. Ewwww.

Needless to say, my favorite part of this comic was Pepper trying to be a hero. Of course, she’s even going to try to save Sasha Hammer. That’s just who she is.

This was the first tie-in to Fear Itself where I felt like I was missing something since I’m not reading the main title. I have no idea who this Lava Man / The Thing on steroids is at all. But it doesn’t surprise me that at least one dwarf is not cool with having Tony Stark hanging around.

Erica gives this comic two starsInvincible Iron Man #508 by Matt Fraction
Art: Salvador Larroca

Mud thing (Mud Sprite) continues to be gross. And I felt like this book started and ended in the same place: with Tony Stark being covered in some kind of goop. Though I was rather amused that the dwarfs had to help Tony crush the mud creature. (Of course, the whole mud creature thing seemed completely out-of-left-field, and then that no one was like ‘hey, Odin, your secret weapons making place was just invaded by some mud creature, fyi.’)

Pepper better not be turned to stone. Also, she better rescue herself. But I have this horrible suspicion that Tony will swoop down at the last second to save her.

Erica gives this comic three starsInvincible Iron Man #509 by Matt Fraction
Art: Salvador Larroca

This title continues to be pretty confusing considering how integrated it is in the entire Fear Itself plotline. I’m kind of following along, but other times, I’m just like ‘what the hell is going on?’

Tony’s new armor, while a cool concept, is blah. I don’t imagine that he’ll keep it for very long. It reminds me a lot of Penance from Avengers Initiative. I suspect by the time this story is done, he’ll be back to his old armor. It’s much more shiny, more Tony, and more iconic, especially with the popularity of the Iron Man movies.

I did like the scene where Tony releases the Smoke Elves saying that the dwarfs were just being a bunch of xenophobes. Except in that they did try to kill Tony.

I also liked Tony’s scene with Splitlip, who basically asked Tony to be his AA sponsor. I can see why his recent trip down the bottle would make Tony leery of trying to help anyone. However, it doesn’t surprise me that Tony says Splitlip must come to Midgard with him in order to get the help. Of course, Splitlip is going to say no.

I’m happy that Pepper is alive and that the Grey Gargoyle ran off without killing her. However, I feel like Pepper feeling like a fool and a bad hero was already a plotline covered. She just needs some more training. And Justine Hammer is not a woman who supports other women.

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