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Bendis Hints at Second "Iron Man" Series, Debuts Pichelli Variant

With the October debut issue of "Invincible Iron Man" reportedly amassing over 200,000 copies sold through preorders, writer Brian Michael Bendis is looking at another massive launch with Marvel Comics. The first issue, which sees Bendis continuing his collaboration with former "Ultimate Spider-Man" artist David Marquez, will find Tony Stark stepping into a new suit of armor and a new era of his life as he tries to uncover the mystery of his parentage. But according to a tease from Bendis himself, this premise might be too big for just one book.

In a post on his personal Tumblr unveiling an "Invincible Iron Man" #1 variant by Sara Pichelli, Bendis alludes to a potential second series starring -- or at least involving -- Tony Stark.

"Man, the launch of 'Iron Man' is going so well, I might have to launch another!" wrote Bendis. He then added a "wait, what?" for good measure.

It's quite common for Bendis to handle multiple books at once, with two usually serving as companion series. He did it with "New Avengers" and "Mighty Avengers" and then again with "Avengers" and "New Avengers." He did the same thing for the X-Men as well, writing both "Uncanny X-Men" and "All-New X-Men" simultaneously with stories and characters floating between both books.

"Invincible Iron Man" #1 by Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez hits stores this October.

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