- Posted by Johanna on May 6, 2008 at 8:04 am
- Category: Comic News
Like the companies want me to be, I was so jazzed after seeing the Iron Man movie that I wanted to read comics about him. But I want comics about the same character, cool sexy funny Tony Stark.
(Thanks to Ed, who made me realize that Iron Man combines the best parts of Batman and Superman — he’s got the astounding levels of power, but anyone can put on his suit of armor and be just as super. Plus, he avoids the childhood trauma issues and the split personality.)
So what should I read? I suspect my best choice will be the new Invincible Iron Man comic, which debuts tomorrow. I think writer Matt Fraction, based on his work on Casanova, is a great choice for that kind of thing. To attract that audience, there’s even a movie photo cover, among the six variants possible.
In the meantime, there are always the Masterworks. Those stories won’t be modern, certainly, but they’ll be the original character concepts. Good thing we already own them — the first volume is out of print, so it’s going for triple cover price. What clever timing. The Omnibus, also due tomorrow, is likely intended as a replacement.
At least the DVD-ROM archive is still available. Which would be the best issues for me to look up there? KC said something about playboy Tony being best in the 70s – true?