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The second movie should have been based on this...,
This review is from: Invincible Iron Man Volume 1: The Five Nightmares TPB: Five Nightmares v. 1 (Graphic Novel Pb) (Paperback)
In a word; Fantastic.
This is possibly my favourite Iron Man series to date. Matt Fraction has written an excellent complex yet easy to pick up story and Salvador Larocca's artwork, though not as polished as in the current run of the title (World's Most Wanted) more than satisfies.
The story does so much to flesh out the character of Tony Stark from his relationship with Pepper Potts to his ongoing fight with alcoholism. I think it's this character development that makes The Five Nightmares such an easy title to pick up for those who's only experience of the character is the movie. The choice of villain couldn't be better for this purpose either. Ezekiel Stane is superbly written as the angry spoiled brat with a supercharged chip on his shoulder. The comic relief is great too. (look out for a little banter between Stark and Deputy Director Maria Hill.)
The only thing that perhaps lets the book down is a rather anti-climatic ending, although that can be somewhat overlooked if you consider that the "ending" is actually written in the pages of Secret Invasion and Dark Reign.