The Ten Best Iron Man Stories I Already Read
Comic book resources just published their list of the 10 best Iron Man stories. I was looking forward to this list because I was given the Marvel DVD containing 40 years of Iron Man comics back in October (thank you, Devoted Wife). I’ve been making my way through them — I’m up to issue 210 — and was looking forward to a list of, well, what I have to look forward to as I continue.
From my perspective, there’s just one problem with this list: I’ve already read all of the stories. I’ve read a bit of Matt Fraction’s run on the title, and I like both of his arcs that made it into the top 10. I’d heard great things about the ‘Extremis’ storyline by Warren Ellis and so it was one of the first stories I read off the DVD — right after I read the “Doomquest” story from Iron Man 150. [Side comment — I read a friend’s copy of that issue back in high school, and it has to be one of the cheesiest ever printed, and I just love it. I mean, Iron Man and Doctor Doom travel back in time to Camelot! Now THAT’S a comic book plot!] I bought the Armor Wars TPB off Comixology over a year ago, and I just finished Denny O’Neil’s run on the title from 160-200 that included two stories in the top 10. So while I’d agree with most of the items on the list, I’m a little disappointed that it didn’t give me pointers to at least one story I haven’t read yet. I know no one actually reads this blog, but if anyone felt like leaving a recommendation in the comments, I’d be more than grateful.