Invincible Iron Man #8 Comic Book Recap/Review

Invincible Iron Man #8 Recap/Review – Heeeeeere’s Spidey!


Invincible Iron Man #8 Comic Book Recap

Friday: Friday’s log…  recently completed agenda items: Send Rhodey, also known as the War Machine, also known as Tony Stark’s Best Friend Forever, to track down biohack ninjas connected with a break-in at Stark International’s Tokyo branch.  Do not freak out about Rhodey being missing.

In progress agenda items: team up with Spider-Man to find and rescue Rhodey.  Try to be nice to Spider-Man.  Find out why former club owner and current executive assistant and life coach Mary Jane Watson has Peter Parker’s emergency number.

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Tony Stark is getting worried.  There is no sign of his friend, but Friday detects the approach of their ally – the amazing Spider-Man swings by.  The hero has been looking for Rhodey all night, but has had little luck in finding the man.  After searching the area for Rhodey’s last known transmission, Tony finally finds something – a lug nut, from a 2007 Chevrolet Convertible.

Friday: There are also some small oil spots and vague rubber burns.  We can surmise there was a car on this roof.

Invincible Iron Man #8 Recap/Review – Heeeeeere's Spidey!

Spider-Man is surprised at this, and the two heroes wonder where the car went.  Meanwhile, Rhodey remains at the mercy of his own armor.  The mysterious woman tries to interrogate the man, so Rhodey tries to escape.  The ninjas outnumber and out-arm him, but Rhodey is able to fight back and manages to take one of their technologically advanced swords <LASER SWORD>.  He battles the ninja until the woman uses the War Machine armor to knock him down <LIGHTNING BLAST>.

Back home, Mary Jane decides she is going to leave.  Her elevated heart rate and core temperature suggests she is upset.  She refuses to say what happened, only that she is declining Tony’s job offer.

Rhodey is doing well against the ninjas <KICK> and nearly manages to escape, <LASER BLAST> when he is surprised to see Iron Man and Spider-Man here to rescue him, having tracked their friend down using a strange signal that had suddenly appeared in the city.  Panicking, Rhodey orders Tony to get out of here, but it is too late.  The mystery woman is able to tear apart Tony’s armor and Spider-Man’s web shooters, combining the material with the War Machine armor to form a massive technological monstrosity.


Whatever this creature is, it has completely taken over our armors’ systems.  <MASSIVE LASER STRIKE> I cannot shut this down.  I can not overload her systems.  I have never come across interface like this.  The other Avengers are half a world away, and it would be unsafe to call the local authorities for their assistance.  I don’t have a way to stop this.  <BOOM>

Invincible Iron Man #8 Comic Book Review

Hello and welcome to Comic Island!  My name is Arden, and this is my recap, and review, of Invincible Iron Man #8!

So, it’s another month, and with it, another Iron Man comic.  It was a good one, overall, featuring a lot of fun action and dialogue, but, hmmm, out of all the Invincible Iron Man comics I’ve reviewed so far, this one might be the least exciting.  Issue #8 continues the story quite nicely but didn’t bring forth any major twists.  The climax of this issue was great, and I found it really funny how Rhodey almost broke free on his own, only for Peter and Tony to sort of bumble in on the scene and make things so much worse.  That’s hilarious, and I was totally on board with things, but the whole moment kind of gets ruined when Tony, Rhodey, Peter, and Friday are all doing their schtick and making eye rolling, Joss Whedon-style quips.

To me, that was all a bit too much, and it ruined the drama of the moment.  It makes me miss Doom a bit, who’s seriousness balanced nicely with Tony’s joke-making and did wonders for making the first story arc feel big and powerful.

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It’s fine, don’t get me wrong.  I still rather firmly give this comic a recommendation.   It’s always fun to have Spider-Man in the mix, Deodato did a great job with this comic’s art, and I really liked most of Bendis’ writing.  It’s well-structured and the pacing is spot on.  I can also tell this issue is setting things up nicely and this story should get more exciting soon, so I’m looking forward to that as well.  As we continue on to this “Road to Civil War 2” business, I’m enjoying myself, even if I’m still not entirely sure how all of this story actually connects to Civil War 2.  Surely this must connect to this event in some meaningful way sooner or later, but for now, that’s a mystery.  I have a feeling it has something to do with this girl who appeared at the end of issue seven.  At some point in the future, I’m going to make a Civil War 2 Preview video to talk about this in further detail.  We’ll talk more about this then, but for now, thanks for watching,


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