The Invincible Iron Man Marvel Masterworks, Volume 1

The Invincible Iron Man Marvel Masterworks, Volume 1

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by Stan Lee
     
 

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Inventor, businessman, playboy... SUPER HERO! Gravely injured in combat, billionaire genius Tony Stark saved his own life by designing a life-sustaining shell - the high-tech protective covering that transformed him into the invincible Iron Man! Now, the world believes him to be Tony Stark's personal bodyguard. In this dual role, he faces both boardroom intrigue

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Inventor, businessman, playboy... SUPER HERO! Gravely injured in combat, billionaire genius Tony Stark saved his own life by designing a life-sustaining shell - the high-tech protective covering that transformed him into the invincible Iron Man! Now, the world believes him to be Tony Stark's personal bodyguard. In this dual role, he faces both boardroom intrigue and super-powered menaces. A modern-day knight in shining armor, he fights injustice wherever it rears its ugly head!

Collects Tales of Suspense #39-50.

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Library Journal
Collecting the original run of Iron Man stories from Tales of Suspense, this collected edition is not only a history of the classic (though, until very recently, second-tier) Marvel Comics character Iron Man, it's also a fine example of the kind of comic book storytelling that only Lee could produce. Told in his trademark style that brings to mind old-time film serials, these stories are heavy on sf, patriotism (the tale wherein Iron Man thwarts a Communist plan to steal American weapons technology is practically dripping red, white, and blue), and a gulping dose of disbelief suspension—by the reader as well as the characters themselves. Readers more familiar with contemporary comics will find these stories almost laughable, but there is a certain innocence to them that is welcoming; the all-ages factor is a plus.Verdict Readers drawn to Iron Man by the recent films starring Robert Downey Jr. will find these stories intriguing, and scholars interested in comics history will value their role in the development of the medium.—M. Brandon Robbins, Wayne Cty. P.L., Goldsboro, NC

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780785146834
Publisher:
Marvel
Publication date:
03/24/2010
Series:
Iron Man Masterworks Series
Edition description:
Variant

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