Invincible Iron Man #9 Comic Book Recap/Review

Invincible Iron Man #9

Invincible Iron Man #9 Comic Book Recap

At Stark Headquarters, a major shareholder demands to see Tony.  The man is outraged that Stark did not show up to the quarterly investor’s meeting.  Friday promises to forward his message, but refuses to say anything else.  The man is not happy with this.  He knows Tony is a super hero, but he usually lets the company know when he goes to space or on some other kind of long term excursion.  He demands to know if Tony is dead.  If Stark is no longer with them, tragic as it may be, they need to act, or the entire company will fall.  Friday again only states she will be sure to forward the message.

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At MIT, the young woman, whose name is Riri, has finally finished her work.  Her friend is shocked that a fifteen year old, even a prodigy like Riri could even do this, and is disturbed to learn that the teenager finished her project with materials stolen all around campus.  These concerns are validated when campus security arrives at the dorm and ask to speak with Riri.  When she refuses to open the door, they enter.  A university official asks what Riri was thinking, saying her entire academic career is in jeopardy.

It’s okay though. She’s pretty sure she’s done with school anyway.

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In Osaka, James Rhodes returns to the club.  He pushes his way past security and demands to speak with Yukio.  He insists that she tell him where Tony Stark is.  She confesses that she thinks the man is dead, by Rhody can’t accept this.  He calls in a SWAT team who begin shutting the entire club down.  James gives Yukio one last chance to get out of spending the night in a Japanese prison.  Before she can answer, the two women Rhody faced earlier appear and begin attacking the police.  While distracted by this, James is knocked down by a stranger, who escapes the scene with Yukio.

Back at MIT, news of Tony’s disappearance has gone public.  On the news, Peter Parker promises that his company has joined the search for Stark.  Meanwhile, Dr. Perera is frustrated over her latest round of drug testing.  Victor appears behind her, suggesting that it may be time for human testing.  She demands to know how he got in to her secure lab, but bypassing MIT’s security is no more difficult a feat for Doom than it was for Tony.  Victor asks if the good doctor has seen or heard from Tony in the four weeks since he has gone missing, and she confirms she hasn’t.  Though Doom refuses to say what he wants from Tony, only that he hasn’t seen him either, he insists Perrera should begin human testing immediately.  She has the cure for Alzheimer’s in her grasp, and must act.  When the doctor admits she doesn’t even know how to get the study past the review board, Doom points out that he knows people.  All she has to do is say the word.

In Osaka, the stranger who just helped Yukio approaches Rhody.  It was tough, but it looks like the world bought it.  Everyone thinks Tony Stark is dead, while the stranger is a hero in the eyes of their enemies.  With their facial disguise software up and running, nobody can recognize Tony.  Mr. Franco gets a knock at the door.

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Invincible Iron Man #9 Comic Book Review

Hello and welcome to Comic Island!  My name is Arden, and this is my recap, and review, of Invincible Iron Man #9!

So, yeah, this comic was pretty standard.  The art remains on par with the other comics.  It’s personally not my favorite style but I’ve gotten used to it and do appreciate Deodato’s work on this project.  And Bendis’ writing remains on point.  As always, he does a good job with dialogue, but overall he’s moving an interesting story and well-rounded characters along while also hinting at bigger things on their way.

That being said, not a lot in terms of excitement is going on in this comic.  Though I’m still interested in the ongoing story, I don’t find I have much to talk about here that I haven’t already touched on in past reviews, and at this point, I’m thinking it would be nice just to wrap this arc up and move on to the next big, exciting thing.

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It’s still a good story even if I haven’t the slightest idea what this has to do with Civil War 2, but, eh, whatever.  Doom was in this issue, which was always fun, but on its own, issue number nine really doesn’t offer up much.  And yeah, that’s about it.  I would recommend this comic even if it is just to hold over to see what happens in issue ten, but honestly, you could probably skip this one.  As far as I can tell, nothing terribly important happens here.  Hopefully bigger things happen next issue, because otherwise this story arc on the whole really doesn’t seem to be going anywhere.  I was willing to give it the benefit of the doubt for the first few issues, but if you go back and listen to my review of issue eight you can hear doubts creeping in, and at this point, my opinion of the War Machines is just getting worse.   Thus far, nothing special has really happened like the demonic night club fun of the first arc, with Tony teaming up with Doom and some really sharp, poignant dialogue between the entire cast of characters.  War Machines, in comparison, seems to be a fairly standard plot involving some pretty boring villains on the whole.  This story doesn’t feel as exciting or charming as Bendis’ first story, and at this point, feels more plodding and a chore to get through.

But that’s just my opinion.  Feel free to share yours in the comments section below!  Thanks for watching, and don’t forget to like, subscribe, and keep reading comics!

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