Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Invincible Iron Man (#1-3) by Brian Michael Bendis

Invincible Iron Man (#1-3) by Brian Michael Bendis, Stefano Caselli (Illustrator)
Synopsis (via Goodreads): From the violent streets of Chicago, a new armored hero rises! Clad in her very own Iron Man armor, Riri Williams is ready to show the Marvel Universe what she can do as the self-made hero of tomorrow. But is she ready for all the problems that come with stepping into Iron Man's jet boots? Where's a genius billionaire playboy philanthropist when you need one?


I was pleasantly surprised with this new series! Riri Williams is a wonderful Iron Man/Ironheart. The first issue was hard to read, but most heroes have a tragic past that they are continuously dealing with. Riri is no different. However, her demons are a little more difficult to identify because they were the result of senseless violence. She can't explain their actions away, or even try to understand them. It's just something she has to deal with for the rest of her life.

I've enjoyed watching her transform into a strong, determined and powerful woman. She was all of these things before, she's just found a way to amplify them. Her Tony Stark A.I. manages to help. (I'm still really curious how that is going to play out...)

I've read the first three and then the newer ones, but I really want to find the comics I'm missing so I can read through the entire series. I'm not lost since I picked her story back up after the Legacy issue, but I still want to see what happened before that.

I'm sad that Brian Michael Bendis is leaving Marvel, and I hope that his replacements are able to meet the high expectations he has set for all of his comics.


  1. I love Ironman so these are something I would love to check out!

    1. This is my first Iron Man-related comic, but I love the new perspective! Riri gives the story a unique twist.

  2. Ironman isn’t my favorite so I’d probably try something else before these but I’m glad you liked them.

    1. That's the thing... It's Iron Man, but it's also Ironheart. Riri Williams isn't Tony Stark (even if he is floating around as an A.I.). It's an entirely new story that deviates from the expected.

    2. I've never been a fan of Tony Stark, he's incredibly obnoxious, so I didn't immediately grab these at the store. I didn't decide to read this comic until I found out about Riri. She's a young, brilliant girl that wants to save the world. She just has her own way of doing it. That's another reason she doesn't want to be called Iron Man, and instead refers to herself as Ironheart. It's worth reading the first few just to see if it's something you'd like!


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