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Invincible Iron Man #5: Review

Jan 2006
Warren Ellis, Adi Granov

Story Name:

Extremis Five of Six

Review & Comments

4 stars

Invincible Iron Man #5 Review by (May 21, 2013)
Tony's external armour is the new lighter flexible version he'd been working on, that could once again be carried in a briefcase. As mentioned last issue, it didn't yet work because he couldn't get the control systems to fit in it, or the body-fitting undersuit. But now Extremis has the control systems in his brain, and the undersuit stored in his bones, and he can call the other components to fit round him. Outwardly the new suit looks the same as the previous armour. The new origin makes the creation of the original Iron Man a bit more believable. Stark had met Yinsen at a conference before. Yinsen had been working on magnetic removal of shrapnel, which was how he was able to devise the system which kept the metal shard from penetrating deeper into Tony's heart. And Stark had already been working on an exo-skeleton for military use.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Invincible Iron Man #5 Synopsis by Julio Molina-Muscara
Tony Stark wakes up fine after a rapid 24-hour Extremis assimilation process (sped by Tony). He also enhanced the formula to store the undersheath of his Iron Man suit in his bones. Because of Extremis, Tony's biology is part human, part "machine", so he can now command the armor with a thought as if it were another limb. He puts on his latest suit, made of parts that fit in a suitcase, and surround him until they fall into place and link into a lighter, powerful "Extremis" Iron Man suit. Telling Maya Hansen that he can now see through the satellites, he goes out to face Mallen.

Note: During the period he was unconscious, Tony relived an "updated version" of his meeting with Professor Yinsen, how they built the first Iron Man armor, and his fight against the men who held them captive.

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, Professor Yinsen.

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