This Fall, Marvel Comics is setting a new path for its most popular heroes with the Marvel Now! initiative. The books in this series are meant as great ways for new and lapsed readers to jump on board the Marvel train. Current readers aren’t left out as past events in the given franchises still play a role in the events of Marvel Now! For example, the events of AvX will definitely impact the new series Uncanny Avengers. That series will feature a team that is made up of both X-Men and Avengers who must work together after what happened in Avengers Vs X-Men.
Iron Man #1 will find Tony Stark dealing with one of his most powerful inventions, Extremis out in the wild and up for grabs to the highest bidder. The only way he can stop Extremis is to build new more powerful and innovative suits of armor. Writer Kieron Gillen and artist Greg Land are presenting this new story arc starting in November.
“Kieron and Greg are about to take Iron Man on a journey unlike anything he’s ever experienced,” said Marvel Editor In Chief Axel Alonso. “This creative team took the X-Men to the next level, and with Iron Man they’re taking everything you know and love about the character and putting a spin on it that will have readers buzzing. Wait until you see what the new suit — I mean, suits — of armor can do!”
There will be many changes to the armor throughout the new series as Tony Stark tries to save the day. Each of the first five issues will feature a new suit of armor!
“Not only does every book with the Marvel NOW! logo feature a new superstar creative team and blockbuster story, but they also come with all-new incentives for our retailer partners,” explained David Gabriel, Senior Vice-President of Sales, Marvel Entertainment.. “We want to make sure every comic shop nationwide is fully stocked to meet the high demand we’re already seeing for Marvel NOW! And want to make sure their voices are heard throughout this exciting time. Stay tuned for more news on how Marvel will be working directly with retailers to make sure our programs address their needs.”