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Rescue me: Pepper Potts’ armored alter ego gets a one-shot in May

by  in Comic News Comment

I guess I missed the fact that Tony Stark’s former assistant Pepper Potts, who put on her own set of armor recently in the pages of Invincible Iron Man, actually has a codename now. She’s aptly called Rescue, and she’s getting a one-shot in May courtesy of writer Kelly Sue DeConnick.

The comic will tie into Marvel’s Siege event, as the character moves from being a superhero’s assistant to being a full-fledged superhero herself.

“But now she’s given the opportunity to don the mantle herself,” DeConnick told Marvel.com. “She doesn’t have to be support staff anymore, not a plot device, not tied to the train tracks, not doing her part to make exposition less obvious. She’s stepping into position not only as a heroine, but as a protagonist. That’s really interesting to me because it’s completely foreign territory for Pepper; it’s way out of her comfort zone. Doubt and fear are not emotions with which Pepper’s accustomed. Having the opportunity to be with her and sort of metaphorically hold her hand as she makes her way through this particular minefield, creatively, it’s a great place to be.”