Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez relaunching ‘Invincible Iron Man’ after ‘Secret Wars’

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Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez are being tasked with relaunching Invincible Iron Man, following the conclusion of Secret Wars. It’s telling that despite Marvel going “All-New, All-Different”, they’re maintaining the same Iron Man, with the same title. This isn’t a knock, more a commentary on how important they view the figure in relation to both their comic book and cinematic universes.


CBR’s Brett White has an update direct from Marvel’s “Next Big Thing” panel at Special Edition: NYC, with Brian Michael Bendis talking the newly announced “Invincible Iron Man” series he’s writing, to be illustrated by David Marquez.

“He’s getting new armor, a new girlfriend, new villains, a whopper of a last page and thanks to Kieron Gillen who revealed that Tony Stark is adopted, we’re going to find out who Tony’s biological parents are — and I’m gonna tell you right now, they are Thomas and Martha Wayne,” Bendis told the crowd. “This new armor design has new cool things that it does, including — you know how Tony has 20-30 armors that show up? This one can turn into all of them.”

Bendis also confirmed that his Iron Man is 100 percent Tony Stark. “Everything that has happened to Tony is in continuity and will be reflected in the new series.”

Marvel’s first post-“Secret Wars” series has been revealed: “Invincible Iron Man,” featuring the creative team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist David Marquez. The news was set to be revealed Saturday at Marvel’s “Next Big Thing” panel during Special Edition: NYC in New York City.

Bendis and Marquez have worked together extensively in the past, on “Ultimate Comics Ultimate Spider-Man” and “Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man” — both starring breakout character Miles Morales — and issues of “All-New X-Men.” This is the first time either of them have worked on an Iron Man solo book, though Bendis wrote Iron Man for years during his eight-year run on the “Avengers” titles and more recently in “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

The specific title “Invincible Iron Man” has been used since the 1960s, most recently for Matt Fraction and Salvador Larroca‘s acclaimed run on Tony Stark from 2008 to 2012 — a run that began the same month as the release of Marvel Studios’ first “Iron Man” film, which helped catapult the character to the major pop culture prominence.