WARNING: This article contains spoilers for Tony Stark: Iron Man by Dan Slott, Valerio Schiti and Edgar Delgado, in stores now.
Marvel is in the process of giving its headlining characters bold, fresh starts across a series of new titles meant to bring the focus back on the publishing company's best, biggest, and brightest heroes by launching them on new adventures with revamped creative teams. Such is the case for the Armored Avenger's new comic, Tony Stark: Iron Man. After guiding Peter Parker's adventures for the better part of 10 years, writer Dan Slott is taking his brand of humor, superhero action, character work and futuristic tech to Iron Man. Along with artists Valerio Schiti and Edgar Delgado, the first issue of the series pushes Tony Stark headlong into the 21st century.
Stark has always been a futurist, and nowhere has it been made more clear than in this issue. In this new series, the genius-billionaire-philanthropist side of the character receives a focus it hadn't seen in a good long while. Stark's company's been re-branded, he's got a team of scientist and engineers working around the clock, and he's always looking for the next big idea to make his Iron Man suit bigger, better and badder -- all in the name of making the world a safer place.
Tony's genius, as well as that of his team, is already on full display in Tony Stark: Iron Man #1. The series launches Stark into the thick of the action against the giant dragon known as Fin Fang Foom and, in the process, introduces three brand new Iron Man armors. Here's a rundown of every new suite Tony debuts in his fresh start.
The Fin Fang Foombuster
When Fin Fang Foom first rises out of the ocean and heads towards the nearest city, Tony Stark quickly dispatches his newest invention as a first responder. This new model, which isn't technically approved by the government yet, is dispatched into various pieces from the bottom of the ocean. These parts come together, one-by-one, much like Tony Stark's Hulkbuster armor came together in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron. But as more and more pieces come together, we realize that this new armor is much, much bigger than the Hulkbuster armor ever was.
This is a twenty-story-sized Iron Man armor, with Tony Stark piloting it from inside its head, Megazord-style. For all intents and purposes, this is Stark's biggest armor yet, a mecha-Iron Man the size of a building, designed to take on the biggest monsters out there. This model is designated as 3FB, or as Stark likes to call it, the Fin Fang Foombuster. The only problem is, it doesn't do much in the way of bustin' Fin Fang Foom. Although it's big, fast, strong and equipped with a lighting palm strike, the dragon actually disposes of the mecha-Iron Man quite easily.