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MDCU Storyline Spotlight

Digital Comics Storyline Spotlight: Extremis

Iron Man's life changes forever as he faces a foe he must adapt to defeat

Each week we highlight a classic storyline told in full inside Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited, the greatest collection of Marvel comics available online! This week we look back at the conflict that altered the life and powers of Iron Man forever, when he first encountered "Extremis"!


Written by the critically-acclaimed Warren Ellis with art by the one and only Adi Granov-the same Adi Granov who helped design Iron Man's big screen duds-"Extremis" packs a one-two punch of killer visuals and gripping storytelling to open up the fourth volume of IRON MAN with a six-part epic. After squaring off against a new foe who can move faster than he can command his armor, Tony Stark faces one of his greatest fears when he fails to stop a severe ravaging at the hands of this bloodthirsty enemy: becoming obsolete. Redefining Iron Man for the 21st Century, "Extremis" takes the events that pushed Tony to don that crude iron armor in the first place, and repeats them in dramatic fashion, as the only way Stark can save his life lies in building a not just a new suit of armor, but also by rebuilding his very physiology. . To check out this and other incredible Iron Man epics, head over to Marvel Digital Comics Unlmited and get started with the "Extremis"!
Need to catch up on your Iron Man reading? Looking for the perfect stories starring Ol' Shellhead? Check out our list of the 10 Collections marked as required reading by any Iron Man fan! "Iron Man" opens this Friday, May 2 at a theater near you! Visit the official "Iron Man" movie site! Also, Saturday, May 3 is FREE Comic Book Day-get your FREE Iron Man comic at comic retailers everywhere that day!
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