Iron Man has been more than just a superhero to his fans, as he is also a major source of inspiration. Maybe it wasn’t just the comics that made us love this Marvel character, but more than that it was Robert Downey Jr who totally nailed the role with his spot-on sense of humor, action, and dialogues.
After a long wait, Marvel has finally announced the release a new Iron Man comic titled ‘Tony Stark: Iron Man’ and we bet fans all around the globe are losing it.
Artist Valerio Schiti and Author Dan Slott have collaborated for this. Talking about this new work, Slott told Nerdist that in the new comic Stark’s character will reflect today’s work where the lines of science are being pushed and challenged almost on daily basis.
“He wasn’t bitten by a radioactive spider. He took his own two hands and built everything he needs. He’s always going to push the boundaries of science and tech to build a world he wants, and that’s going to lead to stories that go to insane places.” said Slott.
What’s even more interesting about this new comic is how artist Schiti shared that he was inspired by ‘Transformer’, ‘Ghost in the Shell’ and ‘Gundam’ when it came to animation work. And also how the ‘Iron Man’ franchise influenced his thinking.
Talking about it he said, “In the movies, Tony Stark creates and collects his armor in his garage, like some sort of petrolhead. So I immediately looked for race cars. But then I thought: why just cars? So now I have hundreds of images of planes, boats, spaceships, factory robots, prototypes… my Pinterest folders are exploding!”
For Schiti this feels like heaven and we totally understand why. “To do new designs is one of my favourite things in comics, and here I have the chance to play with such an iconic character, to try different styles, to use classic suits, and to create new and extraordinary armors,” he added.
Iron Man was originally created by Marvel doyen Stan Lee but ultimately, the premiere issue was written by Larry Lieber as Lee was busy with another deadline. Lee actually wanted to create a character who fans would dislike but eventually, Iron Man become the most popular character. Later the series was turned into a film featuring Robert Downey Jr and we don’t need to tell you how successful the film was both at the box office and among the viewers.
For fans, who haven’t read the previous comics and have just followed the film, the best part is that Iron Man will have all the elements from the entire book series, and those fans still unfamiliar with it will be able to connect with the story without having to worry about reading the previous issues. Now ain’t that pretty amazing?