Iron Man is going back to his roots in the new series written by Christopher Cantwell, the co-creator behind AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire and Marvel’s recent Doctor Doom run, and international artist CAFU.
Iron Man #1 is scheduled to land on shelves on September 16, featuring a new armored suit and wraparound cover by masterly illustrator Alex Ross. Cantwell plans on exploring questions of Iron Man’s role and purpose in today’s world and whether he should represent an angel, a god, or merely an honest man trying to do a little good. Tony will not only be clashing with nefarious foes harboring god complexes and target the known universe as their evil dominion but also with his colossal ego. By reducing the concept and ideal of Iron Man down to its bare metal core, Tony Stark will clash
In an interview with SYFY.com, Cantwell talked about his plan for delivering a revamped Iron Man,
Tony’s going to cull through his legacy as Iron Man—the good and the bad—and try to find again what is at his very core. Dan Slott’s writing focused heavily on this blending of man and machine so well, so in order to change gears, I want Tony to focus on his humanity. Dan sets this up so well through the end of Iron Man 2020 (no spoilers), but Tony is really a flesh-and-blood clean slate by Issue #1 of our run. He’s going to assess his career, his material assets, his friends and colleagues, and even his armor. He’s been in such a heady techno-haze that he needs to clear the air.
So, just like the way a tech CEO might crack open an old IBM computer and try to rebuild it from the ground up with his bare hands … Tony’s going to take that same approach to Iron Man. He’s going from technological mastermind to an expert mechanic, with grease-stained hands and armor that’s like a tuned-up American muscle car.
In the interview, he also discussed working with CAFU and Alex Ross, how his tv writing helped him make the transition into comics, and where he wants to take Iron Man throughout his run.
Iron Man #1 arrives n comic shops and on digital platforms on September 16, 2020.
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