In the many years he's been Iron Man, Tony Stark has really set a precedent for what an Iron Man should be like. More specifically, Tony Stark is a total dick — arrogant, selfish, and lacking any kind of self-restraint — so anyone hoping to fill his shoes has a lot to live up to. In this preview of Iron Man 2020 #1, in stores from Marvel Comics next week by Dan Slott, Christos Gage, and Pete Woods, Arno Stark is doing his best.
Because with Tony Stark technically dead, Arno Stark has taken everything that was Tony's, including the trademark to Iron Man.
And sure, his dreams may be haunted by AI abominations…
…but Arno is being the best Iron Man he can be by making life a living hell for those close to him.
Like his parents, who he's been keeping trapped in his apartment, where they are clearly walking on eggshells for fear of setting him off.
But rather than address these interpersonal problems, Iron Man would rather put on a metal suit and punch things while soaking in the adoration of the people.
It looks like Arno Stark will make a serviceable Iron Man after all, doesn't it? Iron Man 2020 #1 hits stores on Wednesday.
IRON MAN 2020 #1 (OF 6)
(W) Dan Slott, Christos N. Gage (A/CA) Pete Woods
• The future is now! Artificial Intelligences presents a clear and present danger to humanity and must be brought to heel!
• The Robot Rebellion battles for the establishment of robot rights!
• And Arno Stark IS Iron Man!
PLUS! Pete Woods' main cover art will feature a 5th Color Flourescent Ink treatment!
In Shops: Jan 15, 2020