Marvel is all about shaking things up around the office. They may not go for the grand, sweeping gestures such as DC’s wheel of Crisis events, however, they do have a particular knack for grabbing a character by the horns and having a new creative run with it to the nearest red-caped Matador— Just waiting for the shock and awe of the crowd’s cheer.
Alongside Marvel’s announcement of a ‘female Thor’ and the handing of the proverbial baton from one Captain America to another, a new ‘Superior Iron Man’ was also presented. Along the same vein as Dan Slott's and Ryan Stegman’s “Superior Spider-Man,” the new direction of Iron Man seems to focus more on the egoistical, anti-hero qualities of Tony Stark and his near-synonymous suit. It will draw in upon the imperfections and chinks of the Stark armor, which will hopefully result in more precise (albeit more macabre) plot-lines of the Iron Avenger.
Tom Taylor and Yildiray Cinar will be leading the creative team as the respective writer and artist of the new “Superior Iron Man.” Tom Taylor is an experienced writer with numerous comic book scripts and screenplays beneath his belt— Best known in the comic book industry for his work on DC’s “Injustice: Gods Among Us” series as well as his work on supplementary “Star Wars” texts. Yildiray Cinar has worked primarily for DC comics, most notably for DC’s NEW 52 “Teen Titans” and “Legion of Super-Heroes” and continues to be an up and comer in the comic book industry.
The two seem like a good pair up, and it will be interesting to see how they tackle such an iconic character, and even though Kieron Gillen will be missed, it is good to see fresh blood lead Iron Man into a new, darker chapter of his longstanding run as Avenger, playboy, and entrepreneur.
Comic Book Resources recently had an exclusive showcasing some early release “Superior Iron Man” artwork and panels, which can be view in the attached gallery of this article.
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