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Essential Iron Man, Vol. 2 (Essential Iron Man #2)

3.9  ·  Rating Details ·  135 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
It's armored action at its best as Iron Man faces Ultimo; the Mandarin; the Titanium Man, the ever-popular communist menace; and more! Guest-starring S.H.I.E.L.D., the Sub-Mariner and the Hulk! Includes the first run of Iron Man's solo series! Collecting: Tales of Suspense #73-99, Tales to Astonish #82, Iron Man & Sub-Mariner #1, Iron Man #1-11
Paperback, 608 pages
Published January 19th 2011 by Marvel (first published February 22nd 2006)
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Nicolo Yu
Feb 02, 2016 Nicolo Yu rated it really liked it
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I liked this better than the first Essential volume. The superhero action ratcheted up another notch as these comics contained his battles with the Titanium Man, the Mandarin and appearances by the Hulk and the Submariner. S.H.I.E.L.D. figured prominently in theses issues that looking back; it actually made sense Tony Stark eventually became its director.

These black and white Essentials work for me as a reader because of the art. Back then, color was a luxury and barely dependable. The art team,
The second Essential Iron Man volume collects the Golden Avengers adventures from Tales of Suspense # 73-99, Tales to Astonish # 82, Iron Man & Sub-Mariner # 1 and the first eleven issues of his own title.

I really enjoyed the first volume immensely, and it definitely turned me into an Iron Man fan, but this second volume has really sharpened my enjoyment of the character further. The stories are, in my humnble opinion, smoother and better, and Gene Colan's art which covers a lot of this volu
Holden Attradies
Mar 05, 2013 Holden Attradies rated it really liked it
Although I enjoyed the first volume, I found it pretty tedious to get through as I have most of that very early Marvel stuff. The first third of this volume had that sluggish feel to it, but ti picked up in pacing and quality pretty darn fast. Is it still steeped in jingoistic nationalism, xenophobia and sexism? Oh hell yes, but it's still highly enjoyable. It's also immensely entertaining seeing the very earliest appearances in Marvel of many villains I am familiar with from both my child hood ...more
New Frontiersnerd

O Homem de Ferro não é o trabalho mais marcante de Gene Colan na Marvel da Era de Prata -- Daredevil e Tomb of Dracula, discutivelmente o Dr. Estranho, estão na frente. O que diz muito sobre Gene Colan: em dois anos, entre Tales of Suspense #73 [janeiro de 1966] e Iron Man #1 [maio de 1968], o artista se tornou um dos principais desenhistas do personagem -- a armadura do período, amarela, vermelha e cheia de círculos [aí d
Mar 06, 2013 Helmut rated it really liked it
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Lee und Colan

Die Geschichten sind Stan-Lee-Standardware, er hat ein Talent gehabt, Figuren zu entwerfen; aber seine Dialoge sind, naja, hm, eher laberig (er gibt in einem Panel sogar zu "Ja, echte Leute reden so nicht!"), und auch die Stories sind typische, von der Kommunistenangst beeinflusste 60er-Jahre-Ware.

Don Heck zeichnet nur ca. 1/5 der Geschichten, der Löwenanteil stammt von Gene Colan, und auch wenn man sich ein bisschen an seinen doch SEHR anderen Zeichenstil gewöhnen muss: Er ist ein
Fraser Sherman
Jun 27, 2015 Fraser Sherman rated it liked it
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Kurt Busiek said once there are lots of things you can do with a millionaire playboy/genius inventor/super-hero and this volume shows it. Tony Stark copes with Senate investigations, the usual array of super-villains, love life problems, attacks on his plants (a high-point for me was when one idiot tries to take out Iron Man by hitting him with a chair) and his constant heart problems. Enjoyable, but suffers from Shellhead's rogue's gallery being limited—the Mandarin and Titanium Man get more ex ...more
May 16, 2013 Michael rated it liked it
The art gets better in these stories - first with the late Gene Colan (who was better put to use on Daredevil) and then George Tuska - but Tony Stark is still boring. I have to laugh at how relatively useless his armor is most of the time.
Rich Meyer
May 13, 2013 Rich Meyer rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
Some good Iron Man stories here but few real classics. The highlight of the book is all the great Gene Colan artwork. Jasper Sitwell, dedicated agent of SHIELD, makes his debut in this volume, but most of the characters are cardboard and throwaway.
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Stan Lee (born Stanley Martin Lieber) is an American writer, editor, creator of comic book superheroes, and the former president and chairman of Marvel Comics.

With several artist co-creators, most notably Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, he co-created Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, Iron Man, the Hulk, Daredevil, the Silver Surfer, Dr. Strange, and many other characters, introducing complex,
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