Hunt for Wolverine Makes Us Ask Why Tony Stark Wears the Iron Man Armor

The Hunt for Wolverine is on, and one of the many teams in search of the body of Logan consists of Iron Man, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Spider-Man.

If that cast of characters sounds familiar, it’s probably because they were once mainstays of an incarnation of the New Avengers. In fact, in the preview for next week’s Hunt for Wolverine: The Adamantium Agenda #2, we even revisit one of the group’s past missions, and in the process, we’re left to wonder why exactly Tony wears his high-tech Iron Man armor.

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Years ago, during a mission in Tribeca, Wolverine used his healing-factor-equipped body as a human (or rather a mutant) shield to help shorten the blast radius of a massive explosion. While searching for his fallen comrade, Tony notices a hand – with three adamantium claws – emerge from the rubble.

He removes the debris and discovers Wolverine’s mangled body, but according to his scanners, there are no vital signs… or so he thought.

Suddenly, Logan’s eyes open wide, and with on swift “SNIKT!” he delivers an uppercut to Iron Man, piercing right through the powerful armor with his razor-sharp claws.

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All things considered, you really have to wonder why Tony bothers wearing sophisticated, billion-dollar armor, putting his life at risk time and time again, when he could simply control it remotely instead, as we’ve seen him do many times. Presumably, that’s the case in this scenario, too, as we know Tony lives to fight another day, so why not save himself a whole lot of trouble – and pain – on a regular basis?

Hunt for Wolverine: The Adamantium Agenda #2, by Tom Taylor, R.B. Silva, Adriano Di Benedetto, Guru-eFX and Joe Sabino, goes on sales June 13 from Marvel Comics.

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