Comic Vine Review

7 Comments

Invincible Iron Man #527 - The Future Finale: The Stars My Destination

4

Matt Fraction's run on Iron Man wraps up here as Tony comes to grips with everything that happened to him in Mandarin City.

The Good

It's the end of Matt Fraction's and Salvador Larroca's time on Invincible Iron Man, a run that redefined the character and his role in Marvel universe, and it's a bit of a bummer. Why is this a bummer? Well, the team that got me re-interested in Iron Man is gone.

This is a bit of a clean-up issue. We get a lot of epilogue moments smashed into one issue. Questions are answered and characters move on. A lot has happened here in the past few years. Tony has to deal with the events of Mandarin City, Jarvis becoming corrupted, Tony having some "bad code" within him, and S.H.I.E.L.D. demanding answers. It bares down him, and it leads to a personality change in Tony. One most fans aren't used to.

Awesome opening scene for the issue. We get this insanely cool scene as a man tries to blow himself up in a crowded area, but Iron Man swoops in and stops him. The captions really carry this scene as we learn that Tony won't let his tech be used for evil, and if it is, he gets notified of it. My favorite part of the whole scene is seeing Iron Man in his old school, red and gold suit.

It's sad to see Salvador Larroca leave, but his work continues to be great, especially on the final splash page which was beautiful. In fact, there's quite a few amazing looking splash pages here mixed in with some well paced, multi-panel pages. Larroca really hits his stride in the scenes with Tony and Director Maria Hill. There's great use of pacing here as well as facial expressions. There's no exaggeration, just honest emotion in each of these panels.

The Bad

In that same sequence, I had a problem with the colors and shading. Light seemed to be coming from multiple sources which didn't work with your traditional interrogation room.

On another note, as a wrap up to a run, I felt it was just ok. It wrapped up some of the story lines pretty well, but I wanted more. It felt so short to me. This issue would have worked better as a 40 pager.

The Verdict

It's sad to see this amazing creative team off of this book, but I'm so glad they had their chance to tell these stories. Fraction and Larroca's run on Invincible Iron Man was phenomenal. This final issue may have felt a bit short, and it left me wanting so much more, but overall, it was a success and filled with some fantastic moments.

Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

7 Comments

Avatar image for zachkastner
zachkastner

188

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Edited By zachkastner

I really am sad to see this team go. Such a heavy close to his run, Fraction set out and changed Tony quite a lot since getting the book.

I agree, I wish this too were 40 pages. I didn't want it to end and it ran a tad short.

Avatar image for thefizz
TheFizz

59

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Edited By TheFizz

I really loved the last two pages. "Let me tell you about my dreams." That brought the whole run home.

Avatar image for tony_shark
Tony_Shark

2132

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Edited By Tony_Shark

@TheFizz said:

I really loved the last two pages. "Let me tell you about my dreams." That brought the whole run home.

Yes, it was an extremely poignant imagine.

So sad to see this team go.

Avatar image for sparty_dbq
sparty-dbq

967

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Edited By sparty-dbq

And now we go from Salvador Larroca, to Greg Land.

Oh, what a dismal direction we have taken.

Avatar image for lorex
lorex

1000

Forum Posts

5

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 17

User Lists: 0

Edited By lorex

I hated Fractions work on X-Men but he was dialed in throughout his time working on Iron Man. I hope some of the characters and plots he introduced are not abandoned entirely by the new creative team.

Avatar image for ramier
Ramier

80

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Edited By Ramier

@TheFizz: i felt this being the last issue in this run. Most of the book should have been wrote like the last two pages. Then it would have brought the whole series home.

Avatar image for emperormeister734
Emperormeister734

895

Forum Posts

125

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 13

User Lists: 10

This series was entertaining and I am sad to see it end,I Hope that this Relaunch gives Tony a brighter future