Invincible Iron Man (1st series)


Series Details
Invincible Iron Man (1st series)
Publication Date: 
July 2008 to December 2012
Issue Numbering: 
#1-33, 500-527

Matt Fraction series, following Tony Stark's fall from power as the director of SHIELD and the rise of Norman Osborn as the director of its successor, HAMMER.

During the Dark Reign story arc, Stark was on the run until Osborn's own fall during the Siege crossover. The series also heavily featured the Fear Itself crossover, which Fraction also wrote.

Annuals / Specials: 

1 annual (2010)

Years Published Name of Series Issue Numbering Brief Description
1968 to 1996 Iron Man (1st series) #1-332 first ongoing series, continued from Tales of Suspense
1996 to 1997 Iron Man (2nd series) #1-13 Heroes Reborn
1998 to 2004 Iron Man (3rd series) #1-89 Heroes Return, Kurt Busiek
2005 to 2009 Iron Man (4th series) #1-35 Extremis, Civil War, Director of SHIELD
2008 to 2012 Invincible Iron Man (1st series) #1-33, 500-527 Dark Reign, Fear Itself, the Future
2013 to 2014 Iron Man (5th series) #1-28 Kieren Gillen series, AVX, Inhumanity
2015 Superior Iron Man #1-9 Inverted Tony Stark
2015 to 2016 Invincible Iron Man (2nd series) #1-14 1st Bendis series, Riri Williams introduction, Civil War II
2017 to 2018 Invincible Iron Man (3rd series) #1-11, 593-600 2nd Bendis series, Ironheart focus
2018 to 2020 Tony Stark: Iron Man #1-19 Stark Unlimited, questions his humanity
2020 to 2023 Iron Man (6th series) #1-25 War with Korvac over cosmic power

Crossovers/Events/Major Stories:

#1-6 - The Five Nightmares
#8-19 - World's Most Wanted (Dark Reign)
#20-24 - Stark: Disassembled
#25 - Heroic Age
#33 -> #500 - Legacy numbering shift
#503-509 - Fear Itself
#510-515 - Demon 
#516-520 - Long Way Down
#521-527 - The Future

Legacy numbering explained:

#1-332 - Iron Man (1st series) #1-332
#333-345 - Iron Man (2nd series) #1-13
#346-434 - Iron Man (3rd series) #1-89
#435-466 - Iron Man (4th series) #1-32*
#467-499 - Invincible Iron Man (1st series) #1-33
*It appears that to get the desired "Legacy" number, editorial did not count the last 3 issues of Iron Man (4th series), which had been rebranded on the cover as War Machine: Weapon of SHIELD. Interestingly these three issues were used when Legacy numbering was adopted during Invincible Iron Man (3rd series).

Last Updated: 
13th March 2024 by Douglas Mangum