In case you hadn’t heard, Marvel are going ahead with their next big initiative in but a few months, relaunching many of their marquee titles under the “Fresh Start” banner. No doubt capitalizing on some of this year’s biggest blockbuster films, we’ve already learned that books such as Avengers, Venom, Thor and Black Panther will be rolling back to #1 in order to provide accessible jumping on points, to name but a few.
Of course, it was only a matter of time before the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s golden boy joined the party, once again being granted his own series in the form of Tony Stark: Iron Man. Introspective as it sounds – and it probably will be – it makes sense to actually put Tony’s name in the title and begin anew because we’ve seen the likes of Riri Williams and even Victor Von Doom under the helmet in recent years.
Now, we’re well aware that Stark himself was in a coma and that a digital projection of his had been filling the void, but that’s not quite the same as actually having him around. Fortunately, the creative team of Dan Slott, Valerio Schiti and Edgar Delgado will usher in a new age for the fan favorite hero before long – and yes, Shellhead is back in the flesh.
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Here’s what Marvel editor-in-chief C.B. Cebulski had to offer:
“As a futurist, Tony Stark thought he had all the answers. But since coming back from the dead, he now sees the Marvel Universe in a whole new light! How does Iron Man continually evolve and stay relevant in a world where technology advances on a daily basis? Well, Dan Slott, Valerio Schiti, and Edgar Delgado are here to answer those questions as they take our Armored Avenger on adventures that push the boundaries comic storytelling and visuals! And Dan writes Tony with such heart…pun intended…we had to put his name in the title.”
Tony Stark: Iron Man #1 arrives in comic shops on June 20. In the meantime, be sure to check out Alexander Lozano’s cover and some of Schiti’s uncolored interiors in the gallery above.