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Subj: Re: Dan Slott: "Tony Stark - Iron Man" Will Build on Continuity, Not Reboot It
Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 at 12:29:52 pm EST (Viewed 230 times)
Reply Subj: Dan Slott: "Tony Stark - Iron Man" Will Build on Continuity, Not Reboot It
Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 at 04:21:12 pm EST (Viewed 352 times)


    Artist Valerio Schiti will join writer Dan Slott for Marvel’s new Iron Man comic. the series, titled Tony Stark: Iron Man. But while the armored Avengers is getting an all-new #1 for his part in the publisher’s “Fresh Start” initiative, Slott and Schiti assure fans the title will build on the hero’s long continuity, not reboot it.

Whenever someone from Marvel "assures fans" of something, my eyes glaze over. These people simply cannot be trusted. They say whatever they think will induce people to buy the comic.

    “Everything counts,” Slott assured fans in an interview with Nerdist. “We’re going to play fair with all that’s happened to Tony from the very beginning all the way through to the most current runs… ALL the continuity counts. The legacy counts. But if you’re one of the billions of people on this Earth who only knows Iron Man from the movies, you can jump on right here for a fresh start.”

1. "Everything counts" may play out as an alcoholism relapse.
2. "Everything counts" may play out as a heart problem relapse.
3. I don't know how you build on continuity and give utter newbies a fresh start simultaneously. To me that's gibberish.

    Of course, a new Iron Man comic has to come with new Iron Man armor, and Slott & Schiti plan to give fans exactly that — and then some. The book will actually feature hundreds of new armors for the founding Avenger, a challenge Schiti told Nerdist he’s more than up for — he’s looking forward to it. To me this is heaven. To do new designs is one of my favorite 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.”

New armors are usually fun. But hundreds? That seems a little over the top. What I think it means is, we'll see armors of all shapes and sizes but we won't get any insight into how they differ functionally, assuming they even do.

    ...while Schiti says the character will also exude the charm of Robert Downey Jr.’s take by being “funny, charming and cool.”

That may be fun. Especially with Slott writing the dialogue.

    Hundreds of new armors? Tony's name right there in the title? Not a single reference to Riri or Amanda?

"Everything counts" may mean Riri and Amanda do not go away.

    Well... we have been optimistic, and then burned before...

I'm rarely optimistic about 21st century comics. But every once in a while I'm very pleasantly surprised. We'll see.

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