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RUMOR: Marvel Already Planning Second Iron Man Book (Spoilers?)

Written by Jude Terror on Friday, July 08 2016 and posted in News with Benefits

RUMOR: Marvel Already Planning Second Iron Man Book (Spoilers?)

But it still might not be Tony Stark. PLUS! An interview with a high-ranking Marvel executive! Clickity click!


Source: Newsarama

Mea Culpa: In my rush to make jokes, I failed to realize that Victor von Doom is Romani, and thus if it is Doom in the Iron Man suit, he would not be "a white guy". The article has been updated to reflect this. - Jude Terror

 

It seems like it was only yesterday that Marvel announced that Riri Williams, a 15 year old black girl, will take over the mantle of Iron Man after the conclusion of the Civil War 2 super-mega-crossover event. Actually, we guess that's because it was only yesterday that Marvel announced that. But that hasn't stopped them from immediately planning an additional Iron Man book, The Infamous Iron Man, in the next round of All-Newer All-Differenter Marvel Nower releases. According to Newsarama's Chris Arrant, who is speculating based on retailer solicitations (but is probably right):

Infamous Iron Man #1, Doctor Strange and the Sorcerers Supreme #1, and Solo#1 are the new names for three posters originally solicited by Marvel to retailers with their September products. They were previously solicited simply as a group of four generic (identified as A through D) "Marvel NOW!" posters, the fourth of which was also revealed today as the Champions #1 by [Humberto] Ramos poster.

Assuming the same conceit, it would seem likely those other posters would represent upcoming Marvel NOW! series a la Mark Waid's The Champions.

The Infamous Iron Man #1 poster is by International Iron Man artist Alex Maleev.

The Doctor Strange and Sorcerers Supreme #1 poster is by Batgirl artist Rafael Albuquerque.

The Solo #1 poster is by All-New X-Men artist Paco Diaz

 

Arrant goes on to speculate on his own speculation that, based on the All-Newer, All-Differenter Marvel Nower! promo image released last week, the new Iron Man could even be Doctor Doom in the suit. Newsarama was unable to reach Marvel for comment, but we sent ace reporter Gavin Dillinger to SPAAAAAACCCCEE to ask Marvel executive vice president Egoort the Living Planet.

DEEP IN THE FARTHEST REACHES OF THE GALAXY, OUR HERO, YOUNG REPORTER GAVIN DILLINGER, SEEKS AUDIENCE WITH A BEING OF UNLIMITED POWER AND UNIMAGINABLE GIRTH. WILL HE FIND THE ANSWERS HE SEEKS, OR WILL HE FIND HIS OWN DESTRUCTION? WILL HE LIVE TO TELL THE TALE AFTER MEETING...

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EGOORT: WHO DARES DISTURB EGOORT SO CLOSE TO SUPPER TIME?!

Gavin: It's Gavin Dillinger, from The Outhouse.

EGOORT: WHERE IS THE FAT ONE?!

Gavin: Jude couldn't make it. He's writing this article instead.

EGOORT: ASK YOUR QUESTIONS, GAVIN DILLINGER, BUT MAKE THEM GOOD, BECAUSE WHO KNOWS WHEN YOU MIGHT AGAIN HAVE THE PRIVILEGE TO SPEAK WITH...

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Gavin: We've got another one of these interviews scheduled for next week.

EGOORT: EVEN STILL...

Gavin: Okay, fine. I wanted to know about this rumored new Iron Man book. It seems like Marvel wants the credit for putting diverse new characters into the mantles of their most popular superheroes, but they have to also hedge their bets by having a book starring the old character (or maybe Doctor Doom) as soon as possible. Two Captain America books, two Spider-Man books, two Thor books, and now two Iron Man books. Don't you think that undermines your purported commitment to diversity?

EGOORT: EGOORT IS SURPRISED YOU KNOW WORDS SO LARGE, NEARLY AS LARGE AS...

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Gavin: Do you have to do that every time?

EGOORT: CONSISTENCY IS WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOU DEAL WITH MARVEL COMICS AND...

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Gavin: Well, that's true. But you're dodging my question.

EGOORT: WHAT QUESTION?

Gavin: About undermining the commitment to diversity--

EGOORT: IT IS OUT OF OUR HANDS, MORTAL! EGOORT ANSWERS TO NO MAN, BUT HE DOES ANSWER TO THE MARVEL LEGAL DEPARTMENT. AND JUST AS THE MARVEL LEGAL DEPARTMENT DICTATES AN ALL WHITE HAMILTON CAST, SO TOO MUST THEY DICTATE A BOOK STARRING THE ORIGINAL SUPERHERO BOOK FOR EVERY LEGACY SUPERHERO FROM A MARGINALIZED GROUP. IT'S IN THE RULEBOOK.

Gavin: What rulebook?

EGOORT: THE OFFICIAL HANDBOOK TO THE MARVEL UNIVERSE! ACCORDING TO THE BOOK, RULE 347 ARTICLE 12 SECTION D, LO, IF A POPULAR SUPERHERO BE REPLACED BY A CHARACTER FROM AN UNDERREPRESENTED GROUP, SO MUST THE ORIGINAL CHARACTER HAVE A SEPARATE BUT EQUAL BOOK TO BE PUBLISHED CONCURRENTLY.

Gavin (reaching for the handbook): That sounds... let me see that book!

EGOORT (trying to keep the book away from Gavin): NO! YOU CANNOT SEE IT!

Gavin (snatching the book): This page is nothing but power stats for Ronan the Accuser!

EGOORT: THE RULE IS RIGHT THERE! LOOK CLOSER!

Gavin (thumbing through book): Wait a minute, this says Ronan has a strength of 6 out of 10, but the Hulk is only an 8 out of 10! There's no way Ronan is only two points lower than Hulk. Hulk is the strongest there is!

EGOORT: YESSS! GIVE IN TO THE DARK SIDE!

Gavin: This is outrageous! Mr. Fantastic is smarter than Galactus? He's smart, but he's only got a human brain! Galactus is a cosmic entity! None of this makes any sense!

EGOORT: LOOK AT THE PAGE ABOUT THE X-MEN.

Gavin: I can't find a page about--

EGOORT: THERE IS NONE! HAHAHAHA!

Gavin: Nooooooooooooo!

AND SO, OUR HERO WAS FORCED TO END HIS JOURNEY HAVING FOUND MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS LET THAT BE A LESSON TO ALL WHO MIGHT SEEK TO CHALLENGE THE BEING KNOWN AS...

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About the Author - Jude Terror


Jude Terror is the Webmaster Supreme of The Outhouse and a sarcastic ace reporter dedicated to delivering irreverent comics and entertainment news to The Outhouse's dozens of loyal readers. Driven by a quest for vengeance, Jude Terror taught himself to program and joined The Outhouse. He instantly began working toward his goal of forcing the internet comics community to take itself less seriously and failing miserably. A certified trash eater ruining the pristine field of comics journalism with his sarcasm and goofiness, Jude Terror is secretly friendly and congenial, so if you've got a complaint, why not just bring it up to him instead of subtweeting like a jackass, jackass? You can find him on Twitter or try your luck with an email, but keep in mind that he is notoriously unreliable and may not get back to you right away. Unless you want to send him free stuff, in which case he'll get back to you immediately.


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