Superior Iron Man And The Avengers NOW! Initiative From Marvel



Well then… judging by how much the Bleeding Cool team has been glued to their computer screens 'round the clock over the past few days, you'd think it was con week already. Moments after confirming the new Captain America news on Colbert, Entertainment Weekly has released and/or confirmed a bunch of Marvel info, including something we told you about earlier today, Superior Iron Man:

In November, Superior Iron Man #1 sends Tony Stark to San Francisco with a new outfit and a new perspective on life. "The Genius Bar costume is there for a reason," Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso tells EW. "The newly-transformed Superior Iron Man has very ambitious plans for the city that some of its residents embrace, but not all." Comic book fans will note the very pointed addition of the word "Superior" to the title. The last time that happened, it was Superior Spider-Man, and Doctor Octopus took over Peter Parker's brain. Doc Ock won't be invading Tony's frontal lobe, but Alonso does note, "Like the Superior Spider-Man, Superior Iron Man is a character that's hard to root for." The series is written by Tom Taylor and drawn by In a series written by Tom Taylor and drawn by Yildiray Cinar.

And also, a grander scheme in the form of Avengers NOW!:

Avengers NOW! goes way beyond the Big Three. All the characters in the exclusive image above will play a more prominent role in the Marvel Universe going into 2015. That makes sense for Dr. Strange, Scarlet Witch, and Ant-Man, who will be in the public eye as their film debuts move closer to release. But Marvel will also be focusing more on Inhuman characters like Medusa and Inferno, alongside the new Marvel arrival Angela, who originated as an Image character but who is being worked into Thor's mythology.

Whether Scarlet Witch or Angela join their ranks will be revealed in the coming months, as Marvel moves closer to the launch of Avengers NOW!

The initiative will also feature a renewed focus on Deathlok and the Winter Soldier, and more than ten titles already in the planning stages. Expect to hear more about Avengers NOW! throughout Comic-Con. Ultron who?

You can be certain we'll hear lots more on all of this in the coming days…

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About Mark Seifert

Co-founder and Creative director of Bleeding Cool parent company Avatar Press. Bleeding Cool Managing Editor, tech and data wrangler. Machine Learning hobbyist. Vintage paper addict.
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