I just wanted to write an Iron Man book that I would want to read. I wanted to mine as much pathos, carnage and drama out of the character’s circumstances and situations as I could. I don’t think it’s wise to write at an audience; to try and guess what they want. You just have to write the kind of story that you would want to put your own money down for. So really, I just wanted to write what I thought would be a compelling Iron Man comic. Something as much science fiction as a super hero comic, but the science fiction of twenty minutes from now.
I love that Fraction points out that “This entire series has been about how much better Tony’s life would be if he just asked for help.” It’s been an interesting, at times frustrating, run, but definitely the most coherent Fraction work at Marvel, and as much as I’m looking forward to see what Kieron Gillen can do with the character, I think I’ll miss Fraction’s take on Tony.