Tony Stark is back in the Marvel Comics Universe and he is reclaiming his Iron Man armor.
Marvel Comics have announced that they are relaunching the Invincible Iron Man series with Tony Star: Iron Man#1. This will be written by Dan Slott (Amazing Spider-Man) and Valerio Schiti (Guardians of the Galaxy). Slott told Nerdist that his approach to the series is something between Black Mirror and Rick and Morty.
“He doesn’t come from a distant planet,” Slott said. “He wasn’t bitten by a radioactive spider. He took his own two hands and built everything he needs to stand side-by-side with Asgardian gods and super-soldiers! He’s always going to push the boundaries of science and tech to build a world he wants, and that’s going to lead to stories that go to insane places.”
Schiti sais that he draws inspiration for Iron Man from everything like “animated series like Transformers, [to] manga like Gundam or Ghost in the Shell, to robots like Mazinger Z or Steel Jeeg. In the movies, Tony Stark creates and collects his armor in his garage, like some sort of petrolhead. So I immediately looked for race cars. But then I thought: why just cars? So now I have hundreds of images of planes, boats, spaceships, factory robots, prototypes… my Pinterest folders are exploding!”
He also said that readers are going to be getting to see “hundreds of different armors in this series. To me this is heaven. To do new designs is one of my favorite things in comics, and here I have the chance to play with such an iconic character, to try different styles, to use classic suits, and to create new and extraordinary armors.”
Tony Stark: Iron Man is going to be showing Tony returning after taking some time out of commission after the events of Civil War II. Slott says that despite this being apart of Marvel’s “Fresh Start”, the new Iron Man series will carry everything that came before it.
“Everything counts,” Slott told Nerdist. “We’re going to play fair with all that’s happened to Tony from the very beginning all the way through to the most current runs. If you’re a longtime Marvel fan, I want you to know: ALL the continuity counts. The legacy counts. But if you’re one of the billions of people on this Earth who only knows Iron Man from the movies, you can jump on right here for a fresh start.”
Tony Stark: Iron Man will be joining a long list of Marvel Fresh Start comics and relaunches, including Captain America, Black Panther, Avengers, Thor, The Immortal Hulk, Doctor Strange, and Venom.