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Invincible Iron Man #41: Review

Jun 2001
Frank Tieri, Keron Grant

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3 stars

Invincible Iron Man #41 Review by (August 16, 2020)
Comments: The tough guy previously appeared in issue #26. Iron Man’s armor is said to be Model 3 but it looks a bit more like Model 2 with the horns.

Review: Decent issue is harmed by the cartoonish art of the new team, with people’s arms larger than their legs and faces that widen at the bottoms; Tony’s face on page ten is absolutely hysterical. The Ferris wheel episode is pretty nifty though. And Frank Tieri is setting up a new sort of adventure wherein Iron Man is off on his own but since he’s leaving soon, that gets cut short.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Invincible Iron Man #41 Synopsis by T Vernon
Iron Man, convicted of the murder of Whiplash, is holed up in Avengers Mansion; it takes the combined might of Avengers Captain America, Scarlet Witch, Vision, Goliath, and finally Thor, to subdue the rogue hero and turn him over to the authorities. Tiberius Stone is hailed as the true hero who exposed Iron Man’s perfidy to the world…

…or so says Tiberius Stone’s Dream Vision virtual reality device. He is interrupted by a subordinate asking about subliminal messages to be incorporated into the day’s programming. Stone goes back to his fantasies….

Reeling from the attacks to his name and reputation, Tony Stark is soothing his nerves in a bar when James Rhodes arrives (Tony is drinking ginger ale). Rhodey tries to convince Tony that he’s no worse than anyone else when they are interrupted by a tough guy manhandling a woman at the other end of the bar. Tony recognizes him as a playboy he and Rumiko once had trouble with at a party in Miami (issue #26) and now Tony loses it and beats the dude to a pulp. Tony gets a message from Jocasta that Blizzard is terrorizing Coney Island. But his armor is still being repaired from his tussle with Radioactive Man (issue #38-39) so Jocasta has to make do, sending him an older armor from his Manhattan apartment….

Meanwhile, Tiberius Stone is playing Roman Emperor in his dreams, beset by a bevy of beauties when he is interrupted by Rumiko Fujikawa. She is concerned that Ty is becoming addicted to the Dream Vision and, glad that she has believed all his lies about Tony Stark, he promises to spend more time with her. And after she leaves he resumes his addiction….

Iron Man in an early model armor arrives at Coney Island to confront Blizzard. At first, the villain is afraid of him, after taking a beating from the sentient armor in NEW WARRIORS Vol. 2 #9 but as Shellhead keeps trying to convince him he isn’t a killer and in the clunkier old armor, Blizzard regains his courage. The villain destroys the roller coaster and then the Ferris wheel to force Iron Man to save the innocent—but his outmoded armor doesn’t have the power to deal adequately with the giant wheel and he takes a lot of damage. He pursues Blizzard into the aquarium where the frozen fish tanks burst apart but the hero manages to dodge a shark and catch up to Blizzard where he subdues him and turns him over to the police….

Later, the news blames both Iron Man and Blizzard for the damage to Coney Island and another news story has the barroom bad guy accusing Tony Stark of attacking him for no reason. Tony summons Pepper Potts and Happy Hogan. He tells them he has had enough and he is shutting down Stark Solutions and donating his fortune to the Maria Stark Foundation, leaving them to handle his affairs….

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Keron Grant
Rob Stull
Keron Grant (Cover Penciler)
Rob Stull (Cover Inker)
Steve Buccelatto (Cover Colorist)
Letterer: Sharpefont & PT.
Editor: Bobbie Chase. Editor-in-chief: Joe Quesada.


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Iron Man
Iron Man

(Tony Stark)
James Rhodes
James Rhodes

Pepper Potts
Pepper Potts

(Pepper Hogan)

Plus: Blizzard, Jocasta (Jocasta Pym), Rumiko Fujikawa, Tiberius Stone.

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