Marvel Comics has revealed that Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez will pilot Iron Man into All-New, All-Different Marvel this fall.
As announced during today's Special Edition NYC convention, the creative duo will relaunch the armored Avenger into the post-Secret Wars Marvel Universe with Invincible Iron Man #1. Bendis and Marquez previously collaborated on Ultimate Comics Spider-Man and All-New X-Men. This will be the first Iron Man solo title for either creator.
During a panel at Special Edition, Bendis touted many of the series' selling points, including a new transformative armor and love interest. Bendis' comments also confirm that Tony Stark will remain as Iron Man after Secret Wars.
"We're tasked with taking the crown jewel of the Disney/Marvel empire. We're doing a new armor, a new girlfriend, and we will find out who Tony Stark's birth parents are," Bendis teased. "His new armor will turn into any of his 30 armors on the fly, so he can alter it to do whatever he needs at the moment."
Bendis also said that he plans to improve Tony's Stark's rogues gallery by introducing new villains for Iron Man's alter-ego.
"Tony needs more villains for Tony, not just Iron Man," Bendis said. "He needs more friends who are not Avengers."
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