Three generations of Starks face their ultimate foe, seventy-some years in the future while, in the present, Spider-Man joins Iron Man as he tries to fill in the blanks of his missing memory. What if amnesia was a weapon? What if the smartest man in the land had ten nightmares that all came true? Who is the son of Tony Stark? What’s inside of the rings? The future starts now, for the Marvel Universe’s favorite futurist. The Eisner-award-winning series makes a four-hundred-something-issue leap and raises a glass of non-alcoholic champale in salute to Ol’ Shell-head! By Matt Fraction (THOR, UNCANNY X-MEN, CASANOVA) and Salvador Larroca (UNCANNY X-MEN, FANTASTIC FOUR), with special guests KANO, Nathan Fox and Carmine Di Giandomenico!

Story by Matt Fraction
Art by Salvador Larocca, Kano, Nathan Fox, Carmine Di Giandomenico
Colors by Frank D'armata
Letters by Neurotic Cartoonist
Cover by Salvador Larocca, Joe Quesada, Marko Djurdjevic, John Romita Jr

Price: $4.99
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  1. should be epic…

  2. Last one I think.

  3. i heard that after this issue….. invincible iron man is going to be 3.99 kinda lame.

  4. @hellblazer101  It was already 4$ as of last issue. It has a backup Pepper story.

  5. oh yea….lol. Havent read it yet, but i saw the cover price already.

  6. Pretty excited for some Fox art.

  7. If Iron Man Legacy continues, we’ll be dropping this one.  Haven’t enjoyed this book since Tony was stuck inside his mind for 3 issues.

  8. @JNewcomb  i LOVE the pepper story!

  9. I told my LCS I was going to drop this, BUT I went back and starting re-reading Stark Resilient arc and I decided to give it a go for a while longer. It definitely reads better in 1 big chunk. Issue 500 does look pretty cool and I like where Fraction is going with all of this. I would like to see a few smaller arc or some done in ones. I guess I would just love to see 1 issue that is just great on it’s own.

  10. I haven’t been the biggest fan of the last arc so I hope this is a good turning point.

  11. @davidpentecost  I agree. After Disassembled, would’ve liked a couple two issue arcs. It’s been a marathon.

  12. that last backup was one of the best things i read in 2010 as long as that keeps up 3.99 wont bother me at all.


  13. ahhh… the perfect farewell issue. Been so B-O-R-E-D by this book, but willing to shell out (no-pun) the cash for one last issue.

  14. @cubsmodano  – same here, although I did buy, read, and love the annual!

  15. I read the last story all at once. Seemed to work better that way. Though I think I prefer Jamie McKelvie’s art to Larocca’s.

  16. This last arc was long and slow but good.

    Now all the pieces have come together. You have the annual weaving into the series with the establishment of a “family” of villains that brings back the antagonist from the first arc.

    I think when read collected, this will hold up nicely.

    Any news on when the next oversized hardcover is coming?

  17. I dropped last issue with the $3.99 jump, but I do love an oversized issue, and 104pg’s for $4.99 is pretty good going.

  18. Dropped this a while ago due to massive boredome, but I might give Fraction another shot with this issue.

  19. Is this  aniother one of those oversized Marvel books where half the book is 40 year old reprints?

  20. Got the cool schematic cover for this one. Sadly, the issue let me down. It’s not that it was bad, but there have been better issues in this run. The future stuff had that “Days of Future Past” tang to it, interesting but ultimately missable. The present stuff was solid, but the Peter/Iron Man relationship seemed off from when we last saw it in issue 7. Just a let down for an anniversary issue. As well, it was a bit bloated. Could have been pared down and perhaps a little better. 3/5

  21. @MikeFarley  No, it’s all new stuff.

  22. There is a lot of love being put into this comic. Between this, the annual and the monthly book, Fraction is putting a lot of story into his run. This was cool and made me appreciate Larocca a hella of a lot more. 1/3 of this art was terrible. It was muddy and hard to follow.


  23. I loved the hell out of this, Fraction writes such a great Peter

  24. @ScorpionMasada  I agree. I actually had to study some pages to figure out what was going on and who the characters were. However, I really liked the story and am going to stick with Iron Man for a while. I felt like this issue packed a lot in and I loved the interaction between Peter and Tony.

  25. i am going to own one of these pages of art, mark my words

  26. This was a fantastic issue, though there was almost too much going on.

    Also, great to know how old Tony Stark is, officially.

  27. There’s a lot of substance to this issue. I took my time with it and enjoyed it very much. 

  28. This issue was awesome! Nathan Fox always amazes me with his stylistic art but Kano was the real star here, the Ginny pages were beautiful. I’d probably read a post-apocalyptic ongoing series if Kano drew it all.

  29. I liked the Tony/Peter parts and didn’t care for the Tony future parts.

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