Iron Man is one of those roles--a bit like Green Lantern or Thor--where the hardware is so inextricably bound to the identity that there have been a number of people to take on the identity over the years. Sometimes they're even fan favorites (although sometimes it's a mess), but in the end, the Silver Age version always returns to its preeminent space on the roster. So it's neither very earth-shattering that there's a new Iron Man debuting in next month's Invincible Iron Man #518, nor very suspenseful when Marvel asks if Tony Stark will make it out of the story alive. Of course he will--he's the franchise. He's Robert Downey, Jr. The real question is what the new Iron Man is doing wearing one of the costumes from DC's Teen Titans/Ravagers crossover. Check out Marvel's description of the issue below, and click on the preview images to see full-sized versions.
Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Invincible Iron Man #518, featuring the all-new Iron Man! Courtesy of the Eisner Award-Winning creative team of Matt Fraction & Salvador Larroca, tensions mount as the Spymaster's rampage within Stark Resilient comes to its bloody end. The Mandarin is throwing everything he's got at Tony Stark including amped up super villains! With a big target painted on his back, can Tony Stark make it out alive? Can the new Iron Man save him in time? Find out in Invincible Iron Man #518, hitting comic shops, the Marvel Comics app, and Marvel Digital Comic Shop this June! INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #518 (APR120646) Written by MATT FRACTION Pencils & Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA FOC – 5/14/12, ON SALE – 6/6/12