If there's something that every comics company tries to do when the iron is hot, it's to make their comics accessible to new fans outside of the mainstream. Marvel is doing that with their Point One initiative in 2011 starting in February with Amazing Spider-Man, Wolverine and Iron Man. The first one to get its visual nod comes from the Invincible Iron Man with #500.1 that the company is out promoting these days. Marvel is quick to point out that while it does serve as a good jumping on point for new fans, it's also geared for long time readers as well so there may be some surprises.
Plot Summary: The past, present and future of Iron Man collide in Invincible Iron Man #500.1, from the Eisner-winning creative team of writer Matt Fraction and artist Salvador Larroca, kicking off Marvel Point One! Invincible Iron Man #500.1, an all-new, high-octane Iron Man story for a great price setting up all the characters, conflicts, and providing a unique insight into the mind of Tony Stark simply cannot be missed! Want to get in from the ground level for the next great Iron Man story? Well here’s your chance with this great initiative intended for new readers! Learn what it means to be Iron Man in the 21st Century in Invincible Iron Man #500.1!
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #500.1
Written by MATT FRACTION
Pencils & Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
Rated A …$2.99
On-Sale – 2/2/11
Check out the cover and first six pages below: