Marvel Announces New Iron Man, Fantastic Four Creative Teams


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To be never a dull day in the world of Marvel Comics. As the publisher’s requests for the winter get closer, they already have some of the in-store events for their various heroes in a few months. And for both the Fantastic four and Iron Man in particular, they’re going in some interesting directions as new creative teams are brought to their respective comics.

The first is the Fantastic Four, whose new run begins in November. Taking over by Dan Slott and a succession of artists including Cafu and Rachael Stott will be squirrel girls Ryan North and Middle Ages’ Iban Coello, and covers of Alex Rossas revealed by Weekly entertainment. Rather than big, cosmic epics that made up much of Slott’s run, North said his intentions are to tell smaller, more intimate stories, with the Four leaving Earth entirely.

“I want to do these smaller, standalone stories in the style of the 60s Star Trek where they go to a planet, find a weird thing, fix the weird thing, and move on,” North explained. Admitting he couldn’t top Slott, the new approach felt natural to him, while also not renewing the terrain that Marvel’s First Family has gone through the decades.

However, on the first handful of songs, the four will be split apart. The debut track will focus on The Thing and his wife Alicia Masters (from Slott’s run), while track two will be about Reed and Sue, and finally Johnny in the third track. After that, they’ll be back together as “four madmen who roll into town where there’s a mystery or a problem or a sci-fi thing, solve the problem and then move on.”

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And then there’s Iron Man. Current X-Men writer Gerry Duggan and artist Juan Frigeri (Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy) occur together Invincible Iron Man #1. Following November Iron Man #750 by departing team Christopher Cantwell and Angel Unzueta, Tony Stark will miss his money or friends, but a contract touches his life. Surviving long enough to figure out who put the bounty on his head will be Tony’s goal, and it will include some of his older armor suits that we haven’t seen in a while.

Speak with miracleDuggan called it a “privilege” to follow up on Cantwell’s run, especially as he takes over shortly before Iron Man’s 60th birthday in March 2023. “We have an epic story for Stark and plans for old foes, including flashbacks to some of his classic armors How about a little Silver Centurion for his Diamond Jubilee?’ teased Duggan. “Armour, you’ll need it.”

Invincible Iron Man #1 will hit shelves on December 7.

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