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Marvel Adventures Iron Man, Volume 1: Heart of Steel (Marvel Adventures)

3.48  ·  Rating Details ·  66 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
The Armored Avenger blasts into the newest title in the critically-acclaimed, best-selling Marvel Adventures line Who is Iron Man, the world-renowned symbol of mega-conglomerate Stark International? And what terrible secret from his past forces billionaire inventor Tony Stark to become the Golden Guardian? Find out here Collects Marvel Adventures Iron Man #1-4.
Paperback, 96 pages
Published October 24th 2007 by Marvel
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Oct 03, 2014 Sineala rated it really liked it
Everything I have read in the Marvel Adventures continuity is consistently adorable and fun, and Marvel Adventures: Iron Man is no exception. Sure, they're all-ages comics, but really that just means that no one hates each other and Tony isn't full of self-loathing and not currently trying to commit suicide, which is actually refreshing, and so I guess all-ages does mean all ages and not just children. Whee. Fun adventures with Tony Stark and his sidekicks Pepper and Rhodey.

This digest-sized tra
Nov 30, 2008 Jazzypom rated it really liked it
MA: Iron Man is love!

I've always thought that Tony Stark was best an an adult Marvel character: what with his battle against alcoholism, having issues with his father's legacy (as well as his own), and tortured relationships. These messy personal issues are a keen contrast to Tony's abilities and his wish to leave the world a better place than how he's come into it. Tony's a rich adult character, and I was initially worried about MA:Iron Man, but no fear.

This kid friendly imaging actually captur
Jul 01, 2013 Inkling rated it liked it
it was a nice and enjoyable book. it's just that the technology or the plans to save the day weren't that believable for me. and i know it's a comic book and all, but i often found myself asking: how did we get from that to this? why did that have to happen? wouldn't it have been simpler if....?

however, it does have its of moments of shine in the sun and the drawings are absolutely exquisite! if you're one of those people who enjoy the art work as well, not just the story arc, you're going to li
Nov 12, 2014 Matej rated it liked it
This is a good introduction to Iron Man through series of one-shots that is appropriate for all ages.
The stories are ok, and can be enjoyed without any knowledge about Marvel Universe or about Iron Man, but there is not much connection between the stories, and the pace is not that good because every story needs to be wrapped up in each issue.
The art is simplistic, but pretty good.
Overall, a good read for younger readers, and those who are not familiar with Iron Man, but would like to be.
Aug 11, 2015 Elise rated it really liked it
This had such smart writing for a comic aimed at kids! The origin story was wrenching, and Van Lente does a solid job of pointing out Tony Stark's privilege while still making him a likable hero. Lots of Rhodey in this one, too -- the author reimagines him as COO of Stark International and mission control for the Iron Man, which is a take I really liked.
Aug 17, 2013 Rachel rated it really liked it
Like other young reader's comic books, Iron Man has been toned down, which is a good thing to make it age appropriate, but Tony Stark's wit takes a hit as well. Aside from this, it does remain true to form. We get the life of Tony Stark and his alter ego Iron Man, and all the struggles they both have to deal with.
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Apr 22, 2013 Jean-Pierre Vidrine rated it liked it
These are some very nice all-ages stories that make good use of Iron Man's history. The real appeal, of course, is that you don't need to know decades of continuity to enjoy them, nor will you get bogged down in any current over-arcing Marvel crossovers.
Paul Allard
Feb 26, 2016 Paul Allard rated it liked it
As we know about the Adventures series, these are aimed at a younger readership and therefore is not really suitable for more knowledgeable comic readers. The stories are basic and very colourfully illustrated. Nothing special.
Jun 30, 2013 Kelsey rated it it was ok
Oscillating between a 2 and 2.5 stars. I guess it'd be good for kids, but I found that it struggled to hold my attention.
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Van Lente was raised by a mystery-loving mother (who preferred Dorothy Sayers to Agatha Christie, but we won't hold that against her) and a wisecracking Woody Allen-lookalike scientist father in what appears to be some kind of genetic experiment to write his first novel, TEN DEAD COMEDIANS, even though neither parent nor the son himself would know it for many years.

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