WARNING: This article contains spoilers for Hunt For Wolverine: Adamantium Agenda #3 by Tom Taylor, R.B. Silva, Adriano Di Benedetto, Guru-eFX and VC's Joe Sabino, on sale now.
Tony Stark is known for equipping himself with many different variations of his Iron Man armor. In fact, Tony has also used his advanced technological mind to provide suits of armor for his close, personal friends like James Rhodes (War Machine) and Pepper Potts (Rescue).
Of course, villains like the Crimson Dynamo, Titanium Man and Whiplash have shown that the bad guys have no problem donning suits as well, with examples coming in the "Armor Wars" story arcs at Marvel Comics. While he's never taken the time to form an official team of armored heroes like the Avengers, Iron Man and his allies have come together in the past in what has been dubbed an Armor Squad.
The last appearance by an Armor Squad came earlier this year in the final issues of Invincible Iron Man, featuring "The Search for Tony Stark." Riri Williams, Tony's brother Arno Stark, Madison Jeffries and Toni Ho put their heads together to find Tony, who disappeared after waking up from a coma-like state following Civil War II. Now, Hunt For Wolverine: Adamantium Agenda #3 introduces a new take on the squad of armored superheroes as they also hunt for a missing body.
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Iron Man, Spider-Man, Luke Cage and Jessica Jones are hot on the trail of Wolverine's missing corpse, which has forced them to cross paths with Mister Sinister deep underwater in a submarine. However, the four New Avengers aren't the only people on Mister Sinister's trail. Wolverine's cloned daughter, Laura Kinney, is also on the submarine and forces Mister Sinister to retreat. With the villain gone, the heroes begin interrogating a prisoner to uncover more clues regarding Sinister's plan to steal DNA from across the Marvel Universe.
With a location (the Kerguelen Islands aka the Desolation Islands) for Sinister's holding facility confirmed, the Avengers must devise a strategy to sneak onto the island undetected. Thankfully, Iron Man has a plan, and it involves providing four superheroes with their very own suits of armor.
Flying across the southern Indian Ocean is Iron Man flanked by Spider-Man, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones and X-23, decked out in similar Iron Man armor. Of course, this isn't the first time Spider-Man has worn a suit created by Tony. Peter Parker famously wore an Iron Spider suit after he started to develop new powers, with the suit making the leap to the big screen in Avengers: Infinity War.
As for the others, Laura's suit is the same dark hue as her previous costume, and Luke Cage's suit matches the gold color the bulletproof hero is also known for wearing.
The Armor Squad is able to break into the facility, but what they uncover is far larger than anything they could have expected. Not only has Mister Sinister created himself a superhero collection of DNA -- including stolen DNA from Luke and Jessica's daughter -- but the geneticist has collected the genetic make up of every single person on the planet.
If Jessica's statement turns out to be true, it would have major ramifications for the Marvel Universe. The first question would be how Mister Sinister was able to accumulate so a large amount of DNA without being discovered. Secondly, with every superhero and supervillain's DNA, Mister Sinister could create an unstoppable army that only answers to him. Iron Man will need to upgrade the size of his new Armor Squad if he hopes to bring the villain to justice.