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!

Maybe Robert Downey Jr. will make a cameo


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.


About Sean Ian Mills

Hello, this is Sean, the Henchman-4-Hire! By day I am a mild-mannered newspaper reporter in Central New York, and by the rest of the day I'm a pretty big geek when it comes to video games, comic books, movies, cartoons and more.

Posted on June 8, 2015, in Comics, Marvel and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Maybe this will be fine. Bendis isn’t a good writer, particularly on team books (his Guardians of the Galaxy are a chore to read, his Avengers got to being the same way, and he’s managed a worse run with the X-Men than Chuck Austen), but his Ultimate Spider-Man stuff always seemed better than anything else he did.

    If he can bring that same tighter focus to Iron Man, it might be a decent book.

    I used to think he would make for a good editor, but his awful handle on continuity (or perhaps it’s a complete disregard) tells me he has no business doing that any more than being Marvel’s “star writer.” Really, he’s like Steven Moffat, the showrunner for “Doctor Who” since the start of Series 5 of the 2005 revival. He’s overall a hack who has occasional moments of brilliance yet still blows the execution on the majority of those, and inexplicably continues to be entrusted with franchises he lacks the talent or skill to properly steer.

    I’m not saying he should be out of work. He just needs to leave everything that isn’t his own IP alone.

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