Marvel Comics announced today the creation of “Invincible Iron Man,” a new monthly series to be written by Matt Fraction (“Immortal Iron Fist,” “Casanova”) and illustrated by Salvador Larroca (“Amazing Spider-Man,” “Newuniversal”). The series, which will run concurrently with the existing "Iron Man" monthly title, is set to debut in May, the same month the “Iron Man” film is released in theaters.
"Tony Stark is equal parts James Bond and Chuck Yeager–a pioneer, a test pilot, an engineer, an adrenaline junkie visionary," said Fraction in the Marvel.com exclusive. "Iron Man is the ultimate achievement in what we, as humans, can become. He’s not the product of cosmic rays or a radioactive spider. He is the triumph of human ingenuity over the frailty of the human form."
THE INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #1
Written by MATT FRACTION
Pencils & 50/50 Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
50/50 Cover by JOE QUESADA
A bold new ongoing series for the biggest hero of 2008!
IRON MAN! You know you love him! And as the summer’s most anticipated movie boot-jets its way into theaters, here’s the perfect jumping-on point for new readers and Iron Man fans alike!
Tony Stark – Iron Man, billionaire industrialist and director of S.H.I.E.L.D. – faces the most overwhelming challenge of his life. Ezekiel Stane, the son of Tony’s late business rival and archenemy Obadiah, has set his sights, his genius and his considerable fortune on the task of destroying Tony Stark and Iron Man. What’s worse, he’s got Iron Man tech, and he’s every bit Iron Man’s equal and opposite…except younger, faster, smarter…and immeasurably evil.
Rising star writer Matt Fraction (IMMORTAL IRON FIST) and superstar artist Salvador Larroca (UNCANNY X-MEN) join forces to repulsor-ray your comic books to a cinder!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
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