Brian Michael Bendis to Turn Iron Man Into a Star!
Iron Man is going to be in comic books! The biggest movie star of the past decade is going to have his very own, mainlining comic book, written by one of the best writers in the industry. But then I’m being a little facetious. One of the first major comics of the All-New, All-Different Marvel relaunch in September will be Invincible Iron Man by Brian Michael Bendis and artist David Marquez, the team from Ultimate Spider-Man!
Bendis and Marquez were great together on the adventures of Miles Morales, so you better believe I’ll be picking up this new series. Based on the interview in USA Today, Marvel wants to make Iron Man the star of their comic book universe in the same way that he’s the star of the movieverse. That makes total sense to me. They tried that off-kilter Superior Iron Man for a bit, and I don’t know if it worked or not, but it was definitely off the beaten path. Now we’re going back to a more traditional, streamlined and hopefully awesome Iron Man.
I still fondly remember Matt Fraction’s Invincible Iron Man, which was also made to coincide with the movies. That was the first ongoing Iron Man comic I ever bought, and I bought and read the whole thing, it was that good! So I have high hopes for this new series.