What, you didn’t think Marvel would change Thor and Captain America without also changing their pal Iron Man, did you?
Earth’s mightiest heroes are in for an overhaul in the pages of Marvel Comics, with Thor becoming a woman and Falcon as Captain America in the near future. Now, Marvel has announced yet another change to its roster of heroes: a brand new Iron Man.
Ol’ Shellhead gets a sleek new upgrade in the pages of “Superior Iron Man” #1, launching in November from writer Tom Taylor and artist Yildiray Cinar. The new series sees Iron Man moving to San Francisco, along with a clean-looking silver armor upgrade, with some black and pale blue accents for good measure.
“The Genius Bar costume is there for a reason,” Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso tells Entertainment Weekly about the redesign. “The newly-transformed Superior Iron Man has very ambitious plans for the city that some of its residents embrace, but not all.”
Note that Alonso never mentions Tony Stark. Is there a new hero, or even a villain, wearing the Iron Man armor? The “Superior” in the title brings to mind “Superior Spider-Man,” Marvel’s revamp of the web-slinging superhero as controlled by Doctor Octopus. According to EW, “Doc Ock won’t be invading Tony’s frontal lobe,” but the new Iron Man won’t be the friendliest hero of them all.
“Like the Superior Spider-Man, Superior Iron Man is a character that’s hard to root for,” he warned.
What do you think of the new Iron Man?