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3 Iron Man graphic novels to read after “Iron Man 3”

Marvel Comics fans can dig deeper into characters, themes
by Matthew Price Modified: May 10, 2013 at 6:39 am •  Published: May 10, 2013
/articleid/3807607/1/pictures/2047426">Photo - "Iron Man: Believe" by Kieron Gillen and Greg Land. <strong></strong>
"Iron Man: Believe" by Kieron Gillen and Greg Land.

“The version of Extremis that ends up in the movie is suspiciously similar to the actual way that bomb people manifest in ‘Five Nightmares' — it's kind of a mash-up, as it were,” Shane Black told Empire Online.

“Iron Man Vol. 1: Believe (Marvel NOW!)”

Marvel comics relaunched many of its top series in 2012, including “Iron Man.” Kieron Gillen (“Uncanny X-Men”) takes over as writer and Greg Land as the artist in a new series that shares some similarities with the latest “Iron Man” film. The first graphic novel, “Believe,” features the Extremis tech that plays a role in “Iron Man 3,” but also introduces new villains. Gillen praised Tony Stark in an interview with

“The best thing about the character is the character,” Gillen told “I just want to do a lot of new things and Iron Man is all about invention. It's why I'm using Extremis to drive the plot. Throughout the first five issues you'll meet new villains.”

In addition to mainstays Tony Stark and Pepper Potts, Maya Hansen, seen in “Iron Man 3,” plays a role in “Believe.”

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by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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