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Invincible Iron Man #11: Review

Oct 2006
Charles Knauf, Patrick Zircher

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Execute Program Part 5

Review & Comments

4 stars

Invincible Iron Man #11 Review by (March 7, 2012)
Comments: Cameos by Power Man, Spider-Man, Wolverine, the Thing, Human Torch, Invisible Woman, and She-Hulk. The kid’s plot to kill Karim Mahwash Najeeb seems to have been totally forgotten.

Invincible Iron Man #11 Review by (June 18, 2014)
CLOC is Sentry's computer in the Watchtower atop Avengers Tower. Reed Richards programmed it, as revealed in the Sentry & Fantastic Four 1-shot. But I don't think we see it's function as a prioritising filter for problems that need Sentry's help until the Sentry mini-series which won't begin until the next month. Stark uses the old 'reverse the polarity' phrase when explaining how he's stopped the villain from controlling him and tracked him down.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Invincible Iron Man #11 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

As the Sentry stands over the neutralized Iron Man, Tony suddenly leaps up and strikes back; the ensuing battle goes against Iron Man, though, until Tony conceives a trick. He taps into Cloc, Sentry’s internal program which Reed Richards designed to stabilize his brain and allow him to focus on heroing. The sudden inrush of data about crises all over the world sends the superhero into a paralyzing indecision allowing Iron Man to escape. Tony then contacts Sal Kennedy about a magnetic resonance imager….

At the Global Peace Summit at Wembly Stadium, the Avengers and Fantastic Four keep an eye out for security risks as Karim Mahwash Najeeb begins his address…and the hooded killer calls up his name on his laptop. As the boy’s finger hovers over the execute command, a sonic boom signals the arrival of Iron Man. Nick Fury orders the heroes to intercept him to prevent the assassination of Najeeb. As Captain America and Reed Richards (in planes) and Ms. Marvel (without) pursue the red-and-gold target through the skies, Tony explains how a neural override device had been planted in his brain and he is now using it to trace the villain’s signals back to the source. As the heroes pursue him, they realize they are chasing empty armor controlled by Tony Stark. Tony is in the stadium and has just accosted the killer. The teen utters the words, "Gao yao," which are a failsafe to shut down Tony’s brain—and cause the Iron Man armor to fall apart in mid-air. The kid is the son of Ho Yinsen, whose invention of magnetic neurological implants to cure disease and mental disorders was twisted by the government into a weapons program—and Yinsen was forced by the Taliban to place the device inside Tony’s brain. And now the son is killing the men responsible for the terror, starting with Andrei Gorlovich, the agent who murdered Yinsen’s wife to get his hands on the sending unit. And now the kid will just walk away, leaving his enemies dead or, like Tony, disgraced. When Tony tries to stop him, the killer reveals the existence of a dead man’s switch inside Tony’s brain, which will increase the horrors if anything happens to him. Just then, on Nick Fury’s orders, a sniper fires a shot into the kid’s head…and the five drone armors from Project Argonaut are activated….

Patrick Zircher
Scott Hanna
Antonio Fabela
Adi Granov (Cover Penciler)
Adi Granov (Cover Inker)
Adi Granov (Cover Colorist)
Letterer: Joe Caramagna.


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)
Iron Man
Iron Man

(Tony Stark)
Mr. Fantastic
Mr. Fantastic

(Reed Richards)
Ms. Marvel
Ms. Marvel

(Carol Danvers)

(Jessica Drew)

Plus: Maya Hansen, Sal Kennedy.

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