Tony Stark is set to don the armor once again, with Marvel announcing that writer and producer Christopher Cantwell (Halt and Catch Fire) and artist CAFU (Jane Foster: Valkyrie) team up for a brand new Iron Man ongoing series, which features an all-new suit of armor designed by legendary Marvel painter Alex Ross. Here’s a look at Ross’ wraparound cover to the first issue…
“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?
Iron Man #1 will g on sale in September.