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Invincible Iron Man, The: Extremis (edition 2013)

by Warren Ellis, Adi Granov

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Title:Invincible Iron Man, The: Extremis
Authors:Warren Ellis
Other authors:Adi Granov
Info:PANINI UK LTD / MARVEL (2013), Paperback, 164 pages
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Tags:eBook, Superheroes, Graphic Novel, Iron Man, Marvel Universe, Extremis

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Iron Man: Extremis by Warren Ellis




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The story was not bad, the dialog was ok, but the art was cringe worthy. Seriously? This is why I avoided super hero comic books for so long!
But I'll give it another go, because I did actually like the third iron man movie. I know you're all waiting with baited breath. ( )
  Zabeth | Dec 9, 2013 |
Awesome book. Great story, and wonderful art make this a standout Iron man book. What happens when the Armor is not enough, and its reactions to slow for Tony's commands in life and death situations. ( )
  LoftyIslanders | Mar 11, 2013 |
A very good, beautiful looking , graphic novel, that ends too soon. The plot is nothing spectacular, but the ideas are impressive. Superb art but pacing flabby @ times. Very good. Is this the best Iron Man story ever? Probably not, but it's in the top 10. ( )
  aadyer | Jan 12, 2013 |
"Extremis", written by Warren Ellis and drawn by Adi Granov, ran as a six-issue arc in The Invincible Iron Man, Volume 4, issues one through six. It is collected here in a hardback edition in the Marvel “Ultimate Graphic Novels Collection”. The story provides a “reboot” for Iron Man, with Ellis redefining him away from his arms dealer origins into what he describes as a "test pilot for the future". The story revolves around Extremis, an experimental super-soldier drug, that is stolen from a laboratory and injected into a criminal volunteer called Mallen. Mallen develops extensive super-human powers and pulverises Iron Man. In order to save himself Tony Stark, Iron Man’s alter-ego, injects himself with Extremis and develops his own set of new powers. These include the ability to interface directly with Stark’s machines and his Iron Man armour as well as enhanced strength and speed. Ellis does an excellent job at reinterpreting both Iron Man and Tony Stark, cleverly moving him away from being a potential arms dealer into something altogether more altruistic. One clever sequence has Stark being interviewed by journalist John Pillinger (based on the real-life John Pilger) where the pros and cons of military-industrial spending and innovation are discussed. Ellis dumps the decades of continuity inherent with the Iron Man character and dumps most of the Marvel Universe, with only fleeting acknowledgement of the wider picture. His writing is eloquent and he manages to foreground his own interests in futurism – although on the down side he does, on more than one occasion, lapse into incomprehensible psycho and techno-babble. Bosnian artist, Ari Granov, brings a highly realistic style to the artwork, mixing traditional and digitally painted styles to great effect. Granov’s take on Iron Man through the “Extremis” arc was so compelling that he was asked to work on designs for the Iron Man movie. All-in-all then an excellent, innovative story that provides a clever and believeable rebooting for a long-serving iconic character. ( )
  calum-iain | Apr 23, 2012 |
Ellis at his most mainstream, but still effective and interesting storytelling for it. Adi Granov is a sexy, sexy artist. If you like sci-fi, speculative fiction, even if you don't know anything about Iron Man. I am waiting for this to be turned into a movie. ( )
  oldflame | Apr 4, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0785122583, Paperback)

It's the beginning of a new era for Iron Man as renowned scribe Warren Ellis joins forces with artist Adi Granov to redefine the armored Avenger's world for the 21st century - a landscape of terrifying new technologies that threaten to overwhelm fragile mankind! What is Extremis, who has unleashed it, and what does its emergence portend for the world? Collects Iron Man #1-6.

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Extremis has created a new generation of twenty-first century technologies which threaten Earth, and it is up to Iron Man to save humankind.

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