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‘Invincible Iron Man’ #7 is a good jumping-on point

Tony and Rhodey versus Sentinels!

As Fall of X looms, Gerry Duggan is building towards a threat mutants saw coming in Invincible Iron Man #7, but what about everyone else? In the latest story arc, Tony Stark has lost everything and has recently learned Sentinels are being built in his factories, and they’re even made to look like Iron Man armor. Not cool, Feilong!

This issue is a fairly easy one to jump in on since it deals with Tony and Rhodey infiltrating a Sentinel factory and the fallout from that. This issue reminds us of how close Tony and Rhodey are and the luxuries of driving around in an Iron Man armor vs. War Machine armor. The two are doing their best to turn the factory into dust with some wrinkles and missteps along the way.

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Juan Frigeri gets to show off a new Iron Man armor, which seems to get so much attention it’ll likely come back in a future story. When it comes to action, Frigeri does well to capture the complexities of a Sentinel hand grabbing an Iron Man armor, for instance, or the utter danger Rhodey is in at one point, thanks to a lack of weaponry. Frigeri also gets to go hard with some gore later in the issue that should send unexpected readers spinning.

As far as the villains, they get a moment to shine in a key scene. Don’t miss this issue if you have any doubts about what Fall of X would be about. Duggan makes it clear what the villains are up to, and the acts of the heroes in this issue play heavily into their future plans.

Invincible Iron Man #7

New armor is lit.
Credit: Marvel

Duggan is also toying with Tony’s alcoholism, a nice reminder of his human frailty. It’s too early to tell if he’ll actually pick up drinking, but it’s referenced a few times and plays into the utter dismay Tony is in at the end of the issue.

This issue is certainly lighter on story than previous ones. Frigeri can only do so much to keep the action tense and interesting, as a lot of this issue is one fight scene with some captions thrown in. It’s not bad, but it feels lighter than the usual Marvel comic since so much page time is devoted to the Sentinel chasing after Rhodey and Tony.

Invincible Iron Man #7 is a good issue and an important chapter in the Fall of X story. Mostly an action-forward issue, there’s still interesting bits of character work to dig through, plus it’s an easy jumping-on point for new readers.

'Invincible Iron Man' #7 is a good jumping-on point
‘Invincible Iron Man’ #7 is a good jumping-on point
Invincible Iron Man #7
Invincible Iron Man #7 is a good issue and an important chapter in the Fall of X story. Mostly an action-forward issue, there's still interesting bits of character work to dig through, plus it's an easy jumping-on point for new readers.
Reader Rating1 Votes
8.7
Feels integral to the upcoming fall of the mutants
Good action that captures the nuance of escaping a Sentinel
Good jumping on point
Feels a bit light on plot with its focus
8
Good
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