Writer Christopher Cantwell alongside renowned artist CAFU will helm the relaunched adventures of Marvel’s Armored Avenger in this fall’s “Iron Man”.
The new ongoing will feature a “back to basics” approach, as Tony Stark sets aside his shiny toys and bleeding edge tech in order to put the “Man” back in “Iron Man”. Legendary artist Alex Ross, who will provide covers for the series, has redesigned Iron Man’s classic Red & Gold armor, giving the simpler design a more modern feel while still managing to make it feel simpler…at least in comparison to Stark’s more recent duds.
Here’s what Marvel has to say about the new Iron Man series: “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?”
Marvel also released a trailer for the upcoming 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?” says Cantwell in the series announcement. “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.”
Iron Man #1 is due out in September.