What are the best Iron Man comics to start with?

Iron Man is such an iconic comic book character that started and supported the MCU forward. With Tony's departure from the big screen, there are still plenty of stories yet to be told and can be found in the comics. If you're looking to explore his vast comic book history, here are some of the best Iron Man comics to start with first.

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    #1Iron Man: Demon in a Bottle

    Iron Man: Demon in a Bottle

    Iron Man: Demon in a Bottle is a comic book story arc developed by David Michelinie, Bob Layton, and John Romita Jr. Iron Man faces a new criminal industrialist named Justin Hammer and his army of super-villains all while facing his own personal battles.

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    Stephen Spencer
    Written on October 8, 2019
    "The thing that makes this one of the best Iron Man comics ever is that it explores Tony Stark's real and dark battle with alcoholism during one of the lowest points of his life and how he manages to pick himself up."
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    #2Iron Man: Extremis

    Iron Man: Extremis

    Iron Man: Extremis is a six-issue comic book story created by Warren Ellis and Adi Granov. Tony Stark is forced to use an experimental technology referred to as a virus called, Extremis that ends up amplifying his Iron Man suit powers and abilities.

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    Joshua Anderson
    Written on October 8, 2019
    "You could say that this comic book story gave an old and ailing comic book character a fresh coat of paint with a unique and fitting new mythos. It also served as an inspiration for the design in the Iron Man movie making it one of the best Iron Man comics to start with in relation to the MCU."
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    #3Iron Man: Armor Wars

    Iron Man: Armor Wars

    Armor Wars is a seven-issue Iron Man story arc written by David Michelinie and Bob Layton. Tony Stark discovers that someone has been stealing his Iron Man tech and selling it to supervillains and does whatever it takes to stop them.

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    Edison Fan
    Written on October 8, 2019
    "Tony Stark takes matters into his own hands after his technology is being used for evil purposes. He sets on a mission to destroy or reclaim them all no matter the cost. You also get to see how this decision affects his enemies and his friends alike."
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    #4Invincible Iron Man: The Five Nightmares

    Invincible Iron Man: The Five Nightmares

    Invincible Iron Man: The Five Nightmares is a comic book story created by Matt Fraction and Salvador Larroca. Tony Stark faces off against the vengeful son of his former business partner and enemy, Obadiah Stane who vows to use his genius and wealth to destroy him.

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    Alan Luo
    Written on October 8, 2019
    "This story shows just what someone is capable of when it comes to the ones they love. We see Tony Stark go up against someone that is just as intelligent as he is and has as many resources at their disposal as he has."
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    #5The Invincible Iron Man: Tales of Suspense

    The Invincible Iron Man: Tales of Suspense

    The Invincible Iron Man: Tales of Suspense is the comic book origin story of Tony Stark/Iron Man created by Stan Lee. After being gravely injured in combat, Tony Stark develops a life-sustaining shell and a protective armor that has allowed him to become Iron Man.

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    Jeffrey Berry
    Written on October 8, 2019
    "This is one of the best Iron Man comics for the simple reason that it is one of the many great origin stories that have been adapted into a film that tries to be as faithful to the source as possible."
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    #6Invincible Iron Man: World's Most Wanted

    Invincible Iron Man: World's Most Wanted

    Invincible Iron Man: World's Most Wanted is a comic book story by Matt Fraction and Salvador Larroca. After the events of Secret Invasion, Norman Osborn is now the head of S.H.I.E.L.D and Tony Stark is now on the run for the knowledge he knows about the Superhero Registration Act.

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    Li Song
    Written on October 8, 2019
    "Iron Man on the run. That is something that you don't see every day considering that it's him and all. It's an interesting change of pace to see Iron Man on the other side of the fence for once and is thought of as the bad guy."
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    #7Iron Man: Iron Monger

    Iron Man: Iron Monger

    Iron Man: Iron Monger is a comic book story developed by  Denny O'Neil. After losing his company and his fortune to Obadiah Stane, Tony Stark fights his way back to his former self and to sobriety in order to face his nemesis for one epic last battle.

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    Bruce Ward
    Written on October 8, 2019
    "Tony Stark and Obadiah Stane have had a long and complicated history as former business partners and as archnemesis. This comic book story is the culmination of all of it in an epic final battle."
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    #8Iron Man: The Mask in the Iron Man

    Iron Man: The Mask in the Iron Man

    Iron Man: The Mask in the Iron Man is a comic book story created by Joe Quesada, Alitha Martinez, and Sean Chen. After experiencing a heart attack and having his identity exposed to the world, Tony Stark's Iron Man suit's AI decides to take matters into its own hands.

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    Jack Matthews
    Written on October 8, 2019
    "The threat of technology is a very real concern especially in today's society that has all but embraced it in their daily lives. That is probably why I liked reading this particular comic book story because it's relatable."

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Best What are the best Iron Man comics to start with
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Iron Man: Demon in a BottleBooks 19 Paid
2Iron Man: ExtremisBooks 14 Paid
3Iron Man: Armor WarsBooks 7 Paid
4Invincible Iron Man: The Five NightmaresBooks 3 Paid
5The Invincible Iron Man: Tales of SuspenseBooks 2 Paid
6Invincible Iron Man: World's Most WantedBooks 2 Paid
7Iron Man: Iron MongerBooks 2 Paid
8Iron Man: The Mask in the Iron ManBooks 1 Paid
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