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Ultimate Iron Man II TPB: v. 2 (Graphic Novel Pb) Paperback – Illustrated, 13 May 2009


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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Marvel Comics; illustrated edition edition (13 May 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 078511856X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785118565
  • Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 0.8 x 22.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 184,784 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Orson Scott Card is the multi-award winning and bestselling author of a number of ground-breaking adult SFF novels. Ender's Game is his first YA cross-over novel in the UK.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr Comix on 16 Oct. 2009
Format: Paperback
I must first say that aside from volume 1 of Ultimate Iron Man I have not read any other of Orson Scott Card's work (So I am not to be categorised as a Fanboy of Card's), but, until reading Ultimates, I had not read much of Iron Man either.
This book picks up straight from Volume 1, after the book concluded with Tony Stark (in prototype armour) getting blown to kingdom come by "terrorists".
Before I go on I would advise that this book will make a lot more sense if Volume 1 is read first.
The book mainly follows (without going into too much detail) the plot of Iron Man (and War Machine) trying to find the person responsible for this attack, as well as trying to locate and stop nuclear weapons being used in new york, which the individual(s) responsible, are wanting the Iron Man armour (believed to be a highly advanced robot) in exchange for the nuclear warhead.
Nearly all characters from the first book (who lived) make an appearance and the action is well portrayed. The story is rarely strayed away from in favour of huge battles which I also enjoyed, and the artwork is ok.
Overall a fun book, not the best book you'll read this year, but a good read nontheless.
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6 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Crumbs on 21 Aug. 2009
Format: Paperback
After reading the first volume which I thought had flashes of brilliance (which I'd expect from Orson Scott Card) but let down in quantity I didn't honestly have high hopes for this volume, but reasoned it should be of a similar quality, which would still make it a good read.....
Unfortunately not. This started nowhere and bumbled its way to nowhere's twinned town of emptysville. There was no character development, no real story no tension - nothing. If I didn't know any better I'd have said he wrote it in 30 minutes stuck on a train or something - there's no thought or energy been put into it, it's about as exciting as an episode of Heartbeat. This is Iron Man and there is little to do with the suit, no gadgets, no cool toys no flashes of brilliance from Tony that save his backside at the last minute - nothing. I've eaten more exciting toast.

Really let down by this. Compared to Extremis and Execute Program V.2 etc and the quality of writing I know Orson Scott Card is capable of (Enders Game, Songmaster)this is really poor.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Korlis on 19 Aug. 2010
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I've been a fairly big fan of Card's in the past, mainly from his Ender series. I thought he had some interesting ideas in the first Ultimate Iron Man miniseries, but that those ideas didn't seem fully explored, and at times clashed with the Tony Stark presented in the Ultimates. I was very interested in seeing how this sequel furthered Iron Man's backstory, seeing if Card was able to connect the things he'd created in the first volume with the rest of the Ultimate line. Short answer: no. Things meander around in an increasingly disconnected, boring fashion until they finally draw to a completely hollow ending.

Ultimately, no pun intended, the combined result of Ultimate Iron Man I and II brings nothing to the character of Ultimate Iron Man/Tony Stark. Who he is by the end of the story in no ways connects with the drunken, debauched Stark that first appears in Millar's Ultimates. For example, the Iron Man armour found in the Ultimates is a hulking device that requires a full team to assist Stark in putting it on and operating it, yet the prototype armour Stark developes in Card's work, whilst bulky, is little different from the armour found in the main Marvel continuity. Likewise, Stark's altered biology might be an interesting idea, but it - and Stark's quipping and fearlessnes - don't match up with the kind of character Stark becomes in the later Ultimates storyline. You could argue that perhaps it's ok that Card wasn't constrained by another writer (especially considering Millar's habit of creating exceedingly flawed, almost deliberately unlikeable characters), but really, that only works if what he did create can stand on its own - and it really can't.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Boyd on 22 Feb. 2013
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Wasn't a huge fan bought volume 1 and 2 at the same time just didn't sit right it's ok as a stand alone but doesn't sit right for iron man. If you want good iron man stories buy the 2 movies and watch them instead
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Two major flaws make this a weak story 17 Feb. 2011
By Charles Ashbacher - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
One thing that is dislike in any story, comics books included, is when the hero character is made largely indestructible. This effectively eliminates most of the tension, because you know that the hero's power will protect him and there is no great physical danger. Therefore, I dislike the new plot device of having Tony Stark; the man in the Iron Man suit, being able to re-grow new limbs and recover from horrific injuries. In the original stories, Stark suffered from a serious heart condition and he was kept alive by the chest plate of his Iron Man armor. It was this vulnerability that made him more human a hero rather than an all-powerful super hero. This goes back to the plot device of the need to invent kryptonite in the Superman stories, for if the hero has no weaknesses then there is no real tension in the story.
I also took a strong dislike to the Obadiah, his presence annoys you in a manner similar to the Jar Jar Binks character of "Star Wars Episode I." He is whinny, a bit nasty, totally self-serving and often gets in the way. These are two very serious flaws in the story and they overwhelmed all the good characteristics.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Wonderful Book, my son's favorite. He takes it nearly everywhere. 11 Nov. 2013
By Old Computer Dude and Sons - Published on Amazon.com
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great service and shipping, book in fantastic shape. I still have to read it -- it seems to be about Tony Stark's son, or a younger Tony Stark.
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