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Invincible Iron Man #3: Review

Apr 2005
Warren Ellis, Adi Granov

Story Name:

Extremis Three of Six

Review & Comments

4 stars

Invincible Iron Man #3 Review by (May 21, 2013)
Tony Stark arranged for his crated-up 'car' to be sent to meet his plane. As explained in #1 this is how he gets the Iron Man armour despatched to him. When his pilot queries this, Tony explains that it contains a 'command and control package' for Iron Man, suggesting that maybe Shellhead is a robot. Mallen's family believed in aggressively defending their farm, until the FBI took exception. One of Mallen's Extremis enhancements is finger spikes that deliver enough electricity to crash Iron Man's on-board computer. Meanwhile IM's arm can project little bombs.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Invincible Iron Man #3 Synopsis by Julio Molina-Muscara
Maya Hansen explains Tony Stark about Extremis: It is a "Super-Soldier" solution, in part of her invention. A bio-electronic serum which reconstructs the human body, enhancing with better organs. The assimilation phase is terrible, lasting a few days. But the end result is fantastic, creating a super human being. 

Stark is told who got the stolen serum, shares the data with the authorities, and (after dispatching Maya gently) goes after the terrorists as Iron Man.

Before striken by Iron Man, Madden Mallen remembers when as a kid, he saw the Feds attack his home and kill his family. Iron Man finds Mallen's van and attacks it. But Mallen defeats him rather easely (causing Tony serious wounds), and lifts an occupied car to smash him.

Preview Pages
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Adi Granov
Adi Granov
Adi Granov
Adi Granov (Cover Penciler)
Adi Granov (Cover Colorist)
Letterer: Randy Gentile.
Editor: Tom Brevoort.


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Iron Man
Iron Man

(Tony Stark)

Plus: Mallen, Maya Hansen.

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