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    • CommentTimeFeb 11th 2008 edited
    fraction+larocca=im going to be reading the new INVINCIBLE IRON MAN.
    • CommentAuthorharchangel
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th 2008
    I guess it's a good time for this with the movie coming out. Any other time i would have said that Iron Man couldnt support two titles. But i've never been a huge collector of Shellhead, though this does look intriguing.
  1.  (964.3)
    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    No desire to look at this at all. This looks like one more of those cases where a writer becomes known for working on his own ideas with an independent voice and garners some name recognition. The larger company hears of him and decides they want the rising star working for them. The rising star has a new family and needs some easy money and decides to take the gig.

    File this under "Just Because I Like a Creator's Work, It Doesn't Mean I Have To Buy Everything They Do."
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th 2008 edited
    AWESOME. If Fraction were a woman, I'd try to get her drunk and take advantage of her. Knowing Fraction, though, he wouldn't have to be drunk, or a woman, for this to transpire.

    ...But Lacorra? Get ready for the Robert Downey, Jr Doppelganger, in the form of a pencilled Tony Stark. Not to hate on the guy's style, but I find the celebrity lookalikes of his drawn characters to be rather distracting.

    edited after viewing the preview pages on Mavel's website...

    I stand corrected. Stark looks more like Clark Gable. I sure hope Marvel lets Fraction do some crazy stuff with this, and not tie him down and force him to make the book for the unwashed masses.
  2.  (964.5)
    Morganagrom -- do you always come in here looking for a fight? Because one day you're going to do that, and I'm going to notice you, and you are going to find that quite unpleasant.
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th 2008 edited
    AWESOME. If Fraction were a woman, I'd try to get her drunk and take advantage of her.

    why do i strangely agree? my lady is already well aware of my man crushes on fraction and gerard way. she is not intimidated....
  3.  (964.7)
    YES! This looks awesome. Nice things all around to Fraction and Larocca.
  4.  (964.8)
    This looks like one more of those cases where a writer becomes known...

    Yeah, like that Ellis guy, ever since he started writing for Marvel he's just lost it completely. Christ.

    Fraction's a smart writer, this is worth checking out.
  5.  (964.9)
    So, I guess I am buying Iron Man now.

    Well the budget will slide easily from The Order to this.
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th 2008
    This is a no-brainer for me. Beautiful art by Larocca, and Fraction's always a fun read.
      CommentAuthorGreg SBB!
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th 2008
    Congrats to Fraction on this. I'm sure to pick this up (the set-up harks back to the Iron Man issues of my youth).

    I'll admit, though, that while Larocca's art is always undeniably pretty, I've always found it a bit cold and static.
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th 2008
    I liked The Order, but Iron Man is basically the most interesting guy in the Marvel U right now, so I'm down. Especially with Fraction on board.
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th 2008
    I hope they reintroduce some more of the unsure feelings that Tony usually expresses. One thing that has been mysteriously absent recently is the fact that, as a character, Tony is never 100% sure on anything, due mainly to how many mistakes he's made in the past. It's something that bothered me about his more recent characterization.

    I think Fraction will do a fine job with the character, and Larroca is good at what he does.
    • CommentAuthorDragone
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th 2008
    Looks interesting, need more info on it. Right now its caught my attention because Fraction is writing it. Will probably get the first issue. I will reserve judgement for when I learn more about it.
    • CommentAuthorhank
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th 2008
    Holy crap.. I have been waiting for Stane to resurface. Nice..
    • CommentAuthorDahkr
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th 2008 edited
    I already read Knauf and son's Iron Man. I also wouldnt think that Iron Man could support 2 books but the creative team, "sigh" guess there goes another 2.99 a month
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    morganagrom, I think you're simplifying things a little bit. I took the ultra-cynical stance with Matt's Marvel work over on his forum and got gently bitch-slapped by the good man.

    He's doing this work because he wants to, not because him, KS and Henry Leo are living on the streets. The guaranteed paycheck would certainly take pressure off things, but he wouldn't do it if he didn't want to and if he didn't think he had something new to bring to the characters and the universe.

    I'm a massive fan of Casanova, but still I don't go out and buy everything Matt writes, but if I hear good things about this series I'll definitely grab the trades (as I did with Immortal Iron Fist, and as I plan on doing with The Order. Punisher's the only exception because that character is boring as all get out IMHO).
    My only complaint about Matt's Marvel work is that it feels decompressed, but that's only in comparison with Casanova, a dense fucking read, so it's not really a fair comment.

    Man crush? Hell yeah, and sign me up for some Gabriel Ba man-crush-action too...
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th 2008
    Wow, all I gotta say is:

    "The NOSE is BACK! Yeah!"
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th 2008
    Gee, I don't how I'll find another three dollars without breaking a twenty. Fuck.

    I can't live without MJ & Spidey now that they've split up again- I need my soap opera; or that Fing Fang Foom vs. Hulk oneshot; or gosh, all the other fabulous spandex wearing books. I have a strict quota of books, I only buy *this* many books, it's my lucky lottos number that I play when I'm picking up my Coors and my clove cigarettes and my tv dinners for the week.

    Who do these metal jacketed bastards think they are?

    * * *

    Spare me.

    I just picked up the Casanova graphic novel. If it isn't shit, I'll keep picking up his books until something's shit, and even if I do run across something I dislike, I'll probably give the book after the shitty one a glance-through while in the shop.

    If he were doing a book about a different guy in a metal suit--

    -- you know what, this is a geek fu argument. I've said enough. I have no geek fu.

    - Z
    • CommentAuthorSolario
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th 2008
    Fucking awesome. I love Fraction in ways I can't articulate, and good Iron Man stories have a special place in my heart (I'm refering to Extremis and Inevitable among a couple of others.)