Iron Man is making a comeback. Marvel Comics has announced a new series featuring the iconic hero, which is set to debut this fall. The publisher says Tony Stark will be getting “back to basics” in the new book. They have released a trailer previewing the action coming our way. Have a look.
The trailer kicks off by showing us a bit of the character’s history, which sets the stage for the new story. The video states that they are putting the “man back in Iron Man.” We get a look at the new art style that is being implemented for the book, as well as the new armor, which was designed by comic book legend Alex Ross.
Writer Christopher Cantwell (Doctor Doom, TV’s Halt and Catch Fire) and acclaimed international artist CAFU (Jane Foster: Valkyrie) have teamed up for the new series.
“I’m over the moon about getting a shot at writing the Golden Avenger. Since Bob Layton’s art in the 1980s captured my imagination as a kid, I’ve been fascinated by Iron Man, and in this new story run, I’m aiming to explore the question: who should Iron Man be today? An angel? A god? Or just a humble man?” said Cantwell. “Tony’s going to try and strip the idea of Iron Man all the way down to its metal core, something that will constantly be at odds with his giant ego. We’ll see if he can truly keep his arrogant self-image in check, even as others with god complexes set their sights on the entire universe.”
Marvel released a description of the book, which reads as follows.
“Tony is putting away his high-tech toys and high-profile image so he can get his hands dirty again. But can he really lay that Stark-sized ego down? Life isn’t always that simple, something that old friends and frustrating foes are quick to point out. If you strip a billionaire down to his bolts, does he run solid…or just overheat?”
Iron Man debuted in the pages of Marvel Comics in Tales of Suspense #39 back in 1963. Created by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Don Heck and Jack Kirby, the character would go on to become a key member of The Avengers. While an important part of the comic book universe, the character didn’t gain mainstream popularity until 2008 when the live-action movie that kicked off the MCU was released. Robert Downey Jr. played Tony Stark, which helped make him one of the most popular superheroes in all of pop culture.
Iron Man #1 is set to hit shelves in September.