We Will Be: Gillen and Land Apparently Taking Over Invincible Iron Manon July 30, 2012 at 7:47 pm
Marvel continues to hype their Marvel Now! initiative, where they’re planning to restart a bunch of their titles at issue #1 so that for a period of several months, every week when I go to my local comic store, where they know me by name and ask me not to ask the paying customers if they “want to see my number one,” there will be a new Marvel first issue for me to pick up. Or, if is a first issue of something with Cable written by Jeph Loeb, for me to point at accusingly while loudly insinuating that it is practicing witchcraft.
What comic book? Beats the shit out of me. See if you can figure it out:
Obviously the smart money’s on Gillen and Land taking over Invincible Iron Man from long-time creative team Matt Fraction and Salvador Larroca. Which is gonna be a tough act to follow, considering that team won an Eisner Award for the book in their first year, and for all intents and purposes rehabilitated the character of Tony Stark after Mark Millar, J. Michael Straczynski and others turned him into a real reactionary douchebag leading up to and through the Civil War crossover event.
No matter how it turns out, I’m guessing we can look forward to seeing Tony Stark dating some very realistic-looking porn stars. Y’know, assuming this is an announcement for Invincible Iron Man. Otherwise, I don’t want to know where Land gets his photo reference for that Pat Benatar double-tag.
Whatever Invincible is (but let’s face it: it’s pretty much gonna be Iron Man), we’ll see it in November.