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#1108660 in Books 2011-02-23Original language:EnglishPDF # 1 10.25 x .25 x 6.75l, .61 #File Name: 0785145567128 pages | File size: 36.Mb Matt Fraction : The Invincible Iron Man, Vol. 5: Stark Resilient, Book 1 before purchasing it in order to gage whether or not it would be worth my time, and all praised The Invincible Iron Man, Vol. 5: Stark Resilient, Book 1: 0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. Five StarsBy Zain DA must for a collector and fan of the series!5 of 6 people found the following review helpful. Waitaminit, is this an Iron Man comic book... or a Forbes magazine?By H. BalaThis is as good a jumping on point as any for those new readers mulling over picking up this series. IRON MAN Vol. 5: STARK RESILIENT collects issues #25-28, and I'm with ya if you're grousing over the skimpy number


of issues here. But Matt Fraction's storytelling kept my eyes pinned on the pages. Salvador Larroca's art also kept my eyes pinned on the pages. These guys have been doing that to me since this series began two years ago. My eyes hurt from getting pinned so much.The trade kicks off with the 38-paged 25th issue. Fraction does a smooth job of incorporating what's gone down before into this current storyline so that new readers can easily get caught up. This "Stark Resilient" arc finds a Tony Stark finally with his marbles restored. But that's about it. Dude is broke. His assets, his corporation, his armory, all that is kaput. But this is nothing new for Tony. He quickly sets about reconstructing his company from the ground up, this time calling it "Stark Resilient," a name entirely in keeping with this man's makeup.As Iron Man steps into Marvel's so-called Heroic Age, Tony Stark proclaims a new direction for Stark Resilient, much to the U.S. military's chagrin. Tony's vision revolves around the application of his repulsor technology towards providing the world an alternative source of energy, away from fossil fuels. It's an ambitious mission statement for someone as empty pocketed as Tony. But he begins recruiting business partners and key employees. Pepper Potts is willing to run his show. But she misses being a superhero.With Stark opting out of the weaponizing industry, others are quick to fill the void. Justin Hammer's daughter thinks she's got what it takes and she begins to deploy her chess pieces. What she offers is the Detroit Steel, a manned suit of armor which towers over the Iron Man armor. Four issues into this arc, I'm still not sure where this is going. The Spymaster - who looks really, really spiffy - figures in here somewhere.No-brainer that you'd be even more invested if you'd been following this series from the get-go. That 17issue "World's Most Wanted" saga is what really made me like Iron Man (okay, Robert Downey, Jr. also had something to do with it). I liked the four issues in this trade, but you should know that it's predominantly talky-talk, slow on action, heavy on plot development. It focuses more on Tony Stark than on Iron Man, deals more with corporate shenanigans than hi-tech superheroics. I'm still not sure I approve of Tony's amnesia. I guess I accept that Tony nursed enough hubris that he didn't think it necessary to back himself up on a regular basis, copy his brain on a regular basis. But now what's happened is that, with this brain reboot, there's a gap in Tony's memory. Meaning, he doesn't recall all the jerk moves he'd pulled off from the Civil War onwards, and this is basically Fraction's way of giving Tony Stark a pass, a get-out-of-jail-free card. There was a time when I really disliked Tony Stark, and there's still a part of me that thinks he's getting off easy here.Redemption, Stark's old pal. It's not enough that Tony Stark has rebranded his company. Even though he doesn't remember, Tony finds that there's a lot of people hating on him. So, in his own series and in other comic books, Tony goes around mending fences with his fellow heroes.The new Iron Man armor is unveiled in issue #25 and it is sensational (I really think Larroca draws machines better than humans). I just wish we see more of it. I'm not sure if I buy Fraction's break-down of the pseudo-science involved, but I guess this is a logical extrapolation of the extremis technology. What's happened is that Stark's Iron Man armor is pretty much a real part of him now, the armor now residing in the hollow of his bones until summoned forth. It's actually a very cool concept, and when the armor shows up, it is dynamic.Matt Fraction's writing maintains its high standards, even if the pace at times tends to be ponderous. Salvador Larroca keeps on laying down the sweet artwork, although there are a few panels in which he draws Thor looking Asian (what's up with that?). Frank D'Armata's colors add depth and tone, and you have got to peek at Larroca's pencil work in the bonus material section to understand how two-dimensional his stuff looks without D'Armata splashing in the rainbow. 3.5 out of 5 stars out of this one. This is Book One of the "Stark Resilient" arc. Maybe they should've waited and combined Books One Two before releasing this volume. I'm sort of not down with the up-in-the-air finish...0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. Good classic Tony Stark story - great art and good ...By Jonathan K.Good classic Tony Stark story - great art and good writing - excited to read the rest of the series The Hammer Girls unleash DETROIT STEEL on a world hardly ready for that much metal and chrome, and God help anyone that gets in his way. Tony keeps sifting through the ashes of his old life and tries to rebuild who he is and what he does. Rhodey struggles to be a man of war in a peacetime empire. COLLECTING: Invincible Iron Man #25-28

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