Iron Man recently celebrated its 500th issue with an extra-length story that serves as a great single story, a remarkable character study of Tony Stark that returns to a common theme of Iron Man's adventures: Stark's fear of the technology he creates falling into the wrong hands and doing more harm than good
We've tried to be strong, dispassionate fanboys-and-girls in the face of Marvel's incredible onslaught of tantalizing hype for Invincible Iron Man #500, which began in earnest during October's New York Comic Con. It was at the convention that Marvel confirmed that Matt Fraction and Salvador Larroca's series would continue the original numbering of the classic Iron Man seri
Contrary to popular belief, you should judge books by their covers. These days, covers are a marketing tool meant to sell you a comic. Since companies want you to buy their books, their job is to come up with the most appropriate, or attractive, cover to get the job done. Companies want you to
Marvel Comics editor Tom Brevoort teased it last night, and now the Avengers Assemble panel at New York Comic Con has made it official: Matt Fraction and Salvador Larroca's "Invincible Iron Man" is officially going back to the original numbering of the classic "Iron Man" series with January 2011's "Invincible Iron Man" #500. The issue features the return of the Mandarin and a device that Tony Stark invented and doesn't remember due to his recent memory wiping. It will also launch a brand new War Machine series titled "
The first Matt Fraction comic I ever read was "Casanova." Most people know Fraction best, of course, as the writer of books like "Uncanny X-Men," "Iron Man" and "Thor," but before his meteoric rise in the mainstream, there was this little indie comic he did at Image Comics with artists -- and twin brothers -- Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon about a dimension-tripping superspy named Casanova Quinn, and it blew my mind so hard that I have never stopped picking up the pieces.
"Casanova" is a hell of a comic. It's about to be rereleased in full co
The end of the year is upon us, and as the old man that is 2009 hobbles towards the finish line, we're taking stock of the best comics to hit the shelves in the last 12 months. And by comics, we mean everything: superhero books, indies, manga, singles, graphic novels -- we love it all