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Grey Gargoyle

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Alexandre Juliao

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Subj: Re: It would be a perfect opportunity for the Mandarin to destroy Tony Stark & plunder Stark Industries from within ...
Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 at 05:16:14 am EDT (Viewed 244 times)
Reply Subj: Re: It would be a perfect opportunity for the Mandarin to destroy Tony Stark & plunder Stark Industries from within ...
Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 at 06:42:20 pm EDT (Viewed 223 times)

    Your theory make a lot of sense.

Many thanks. \:\-\)

    I reread these stories recently because I recalled an interview with Gillen, where he said that he was warned that Tony would be turned into the "Superior" Iron Man. So he planted on issue # 17, the seed for that story in case he decided to continue to write the book when the character had to take that course. And it was exactly in issue # 17 that Arno Stark first appeared.

    In that issue, in the message recorded by Howard Stark for Tony, there is an important contradiction with that other recording that 451 showed to Tony in the previous storyline.

    In issue # 17's message, Howard states that 451 implanted into the fetus a killer switch that would kill the boy when he was 30 years old. But why would 451 do that, if he needed Tony to pilot the Godkiller for all eternity? That makes no sense. I believe this is something that could be used to nullify the adoption storilne. Could, but never will.

    Because Bendis has already retconed out of existence almost all of Gillen's stories, when he completely changed the circumstances of Tony's adoption in International Iron Man.

I think that Tony Stark's current origin is too convoluted to withstand the test of time ... It reminds me the return of Peter Parker's parents at the end of David Michelinie run.

Just before Michelinie ended his run on Spider-Man, he "opened a backdoor" : Peter Parker's parents were actually two LMDs created & controlled by the Chameleon.

The main difference between Tony Stark and Peter Parker, Bruce Wayne, Clark Kent (the 3 most well-known orphans of comics) is that Tony Stark's relationship with his parents was never a big part of the reason why he became Iron Man.

So, the current story feels like some kind of soap opera but won't have impact on the character ... except if it would be revealed that the Mandarin is behind all this, since the beginning.

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