Marvel to launch a second Iron Man monthly series

To gear up for the Iron Man movie sequel, Marvel will debut a second ongoing series in April starring the Armored Avenger.

Written by Fred Van Lente (Incredible Hercules) and drawn by Steve Kurth (Ultimate Armor Wars), Iron Man Legacy will feature self-contained story arcs set during different points in Iron Man's career.

Announced the same week that War Machine ends, Legacy -- not to be confused with the 2008 miniseries Iron Man: Legacy of Doom -- will join Matt Fraction and Salvador Larocca's current monthly The Invincible Iron Man.

"We feel that Iron Man is an important enough character and a broad enough character that we can explore different aspects of his history and tell exciting stories that way," Van Lente tells IGN.com.

The first arc, titled (coincidentally enough) "War of the Iron Men," will involve a paramilitary organization in a war-torn European country that somehow obtains some Iron Man armor and uses it for ethnic cleansing.

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