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Marvel Comics First Look: Iron Man #1

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Release Date
September 2020
Written By
Christopher Cantwell
Art By
CAFU
Cover Art By
Alex Ross

Plot Synopsis: Tony is putting away his high-tech toys and high-profile image so he can get his hands dirty again. But can he 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?

My Take: Tony Stark goes back to basics in the new upcoming Iron Man series, but will his ego let him is the real question. Marvel's Iron Avenger has been a mainstay in the Marvel Universe, and while Iron Man has gone through a ton of changes both in armor and in alter ego over the years, the driving force has always been Tony Stark and his baggage. This series will focus more on Tony and less on his high-tech toys giving fans a more character-driven story that relies more on the character and less on the armor.

Growing up, I was never really an Iron Man fan because I felt outside of The Mandarin his other villains were just offshoots of his armor with sub-par villains underneath. Still, the last few years have changed the status quo for Iron Man quite a bit and created new challenges outside of the usual armored villains. I feel this has helped the character evolve quite a bit both as Iron Man and as Tony Stark.

“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?”

“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.”

Christopher Cantwell

This new series has a unique mix of rising and veteran talent with Christopher Cantwell handling the writing duties and CAFU doing the artwork. The legendary Alex Ross designed Iron Man's suit for this series and did a wraparound cover for issue #1 as well.

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Check the trailer below for more on Iron Man #1 below.

Show Press Release

TRUE METAL. HEAVY GRIT. IRON MAN.

IRON MAN goes back to basics in a new comic series from Christopher Cantwell, CAFU, and Alex Ross this fall!

 

New York, NY— June 12, 2020 — This September, Tony Stark will be going back to basics and putting the MAN back in Iron Man! Acclaimed writer and producer Christopher Cantwell (Doctor Doom, TV’s Halt and Catch Fire) and international superstar artist CAFU (Jane Foster: Valkyrie) will be bringing Marvel readers a new age of iron, including an all-new suit of armor designed by legendary Marvel painter Alex Ross. Don’t miss your first look at the series in the Iron Man #1 Trailer!

“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.”

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? 

For answers to these questions, along with a thrilling new era of rock-solid super-heroic action and adventure, do not miss IRON MAN #1 when it soars into comic shops this September! 

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