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Title: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: IMJ on June 12, 2007, 11:25:02 PM
Although we are posting solicits, I thought that I'd do a thread for upcoming Iron Man covers!

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Iron Man #19: Released 6.20.07

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Iron Man #20: Released 7.25.07

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Iron Man #21: Released 8.??.07

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Iron Man Hypervelocity #6: 6.20.07

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Marvel Adventures Iron Man #2: 6.20.07

Sometimes it's hard to compile all of these covers because Marvel releases them across different advertising and preview formats.  For example, not all covers appear on the Marvel solicitations this early, although some may appear on places like Newsarama.  Regardless of that, it's like the Force Works era all over again! Iron Man is everwhere and it's great!


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man covers as of June 2007
Post by: Roger A Ott II on June 13, 2007, 12:54:48 AM
I really like the Iron Man: Hypervelocity cover.  The art on that mini has been outstanding.  Hope we get to see more in the future.

I also think the IM #19 cover is bad-ass.  I know I should always be rooting for the guy in the armor, but it's not as though Iron Man doesn't deserve a whoopin' in this case.  I'm really looking forward to World War Hulk.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man covers as of June 2007
Post by: dlhoskins03 on June 13, 2007, 01:57:57 AM
I really like the Iron Man: Hypervelocity cover.  The art on that mini has been outstanding.  Hope we get to see more in the future.

I also think the IM #19 cover is bad-ass.  I know I should always be rooting for the guy in the armor, but it's not as though Iron Man doesn't deserve a whoopin' in this case.  I'm really looking forward to World War Hulk.

I think that the cover looks great, but the story has been really really boring in Hypervelocity.  I'm not a big fan of the arcs that go on outside of the main line(Inevitable was just stupid IMO).


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man covers as of June 2007
Post by: Chaos on June 13, 2007, 07:29:07 AM
I'm one of the few that is enjoying the hypervelocity series all around. The villain and the Shield guy are both annoying, and I want both to bite it, but other than that I have liked it. I'm normally not a fan of the shading style the art of teh book it, but I think it and the colors have been done very nicely.



Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man covers as of June 2007
Post by: Vic on June 13, 2007, 09:40:43 AM
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The villain and the Shield guy are both annoying

Oh man, AREN'T they though?

I'd like to shove a sock in both their mouths. They'd probably be very happy together exchanging obscure technobabble for the rest of their lives.  :D

Vic


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man covers as of June 2007
Post by: Chaos on June 13, 2007, 09:48:02 AM
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The villain and the Shield guy are both annoying

Oh man, AREN'T they though?

I'd like to shove a sock in both their mouths. They'd probably be very happy together exchanging obscure technobabble for the rest of their lives.  :D

Vic

If I hear that Shield guy say "Tony Ghost" i am going to drive to the writers house and give him a crotch shot. After this series I never want to hear those two words together again.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man covers as of June 2007
Post by: Vic on June 13, 2007, 11:45:08 AM
LMAO!  :D

Vic


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man covers as of June 2007
Post by: IMJ on June 14, 2007, 01:02:16 AM
Mighty Avengers #4 versus Iron Men?!: 07.11.07
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Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man covers as of June 2007
Post by: IMJ on June 14, 2007, 02:18:44 AM
New Avengers: The Illuminati | 07.18.07
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Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man covers as of June 2007
Post by: Roger A Ott II on June 14, 2007, 02:33:24 PM
Man, I tell ya, Jim Cheung is quickly becoming one of my favorite artists.  That Illuminati cover is awesome!


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man covers as of June 2007
Post by: Chaos on June 14, 2007, 02:45:09 PM
Man, I tell ya, Jim Cheung is quickly becoming one of my favorite artists.  That Illuminati cover is awesome!

He still fails to impress me. He's much better than he used to be, and he's not bad, but I'm just not impressed.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man covers as of June 2007
Post by: Roger A Ott II on June 14, 2007, 02:48:37 PM
What exactly is it that you don't like about his art, Chaos?


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man covers as of June 2007
Post by: Chaos on June 14, 2007, 03:01:34 PM
What exactly is it that you don't like about his art, Chaos?

I dont dislike it. When he firts came to marvel I thought his art was terrible but he has gotten much better.

I find his faces to be very plain and boring. In that pic below i feel liek I'm looking at the same woman dressed five different ways to be honest. I'm not that big on his details either.

 I admit I got spoiled by the Heroes Reborn artists, though I know quite a few people dont care for that highly detailed style of Portacio, Leifeild, Lee, Churchill, etc. I personally love it.

It's not that he's bad, it's just that his work really does nothing for me.




Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man covers as of June 2007
Post by: Roger A Ott II on June 14, 2007, 11:02:10 PM
I admit I got spoiled by the Heroes Reborn artists, though I know quite a few people dont care for that highly detailed style of Portacio, Leifeild, Lee, Churchill, etc. I personally love it.

Oh, I have nothing against highly detailed.  It's lack of correct anatomy and good storytelling skills that I have a problem with.  Of the gents you mentioned above, I like Lee and Churchill very much.  The other two I'll give a pass to, as their particular styles strike me more as "throw a whole bunch of lines on the paper and nobody will notice how bad the underlying anatomy and storytelling actually are".  And don't even get me started on Todd McFarlane.

As for Cheung, I'll give you that his faces do tend to all look the same, and that's a fault that I find in many an artist these days.  Faces are something I myself struggle with every day, and that's why most of the characters I draw tend to wear masks.  I do like the way Cheung does his details, though, as it's not overpowering to the storytelling.  There's a point in comics where there's too many details sometimes.

But hey, the best part about comics is that there's a variety of artists out there to suit our tastes.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man covers as of June 2007
Post by: IMJ on June 15, 2007, 02:50:34 AM
Oh, I have nothing against highly detailed.  It's lack of correct anatomy and good storytelling skills that I have a problem with.  Of the gents you mentioned above, I like Lee and Churchill very much.  The other two I'll give a pass to, as their particular styles strike me more as "throw a whole bunch of lines on the paper and nobody will notice how bad the underlying anatomy and storytelling actually are".  And don't even get me started on Todd McFarlane.

Although I keep "defending" McFarlane here, I'm honestly not a huge fan of his.  I haven't bought an issue of Spawn since probably issue 13 or so of that series... my only thing about his art, is that at least he makes no qualms about it... he draws caricatures.  That's his thing.  His honestly a caricature artist and just dumbs down the exaggeration just enough that it appears less contorted.  In that regard, I like McFarlane's style, but it wears thin.

The other guys (Liefeld in particular) are just awful artist.  I do like Portacio though in some respects, but there is no in-between with his art.  It's either gorgeous to look at (look at his UXmen run circa the first app of Bishop), or it's deformed (Wetworks).  The same thing goes for his IM v2 run... his panels were at times just great to look at or other times contorted with weird, long necks.  I have a really cool limited Portacio print of Iron Man that is an amazing piece.  Actually, I'll be using it soon as the basis for a very special Advanced Iron project I'm planning.... ;)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man covers as of June 2007
Post by: Chaos on June 15, 2007, 07:37:39 AM
The thing that gets me about Liefield is that he uses the same details for everything really, especially on the face. The guy has talent, but I think he just doesn use it right. Of the one's I metnioned he was my least favorite, but he did do a kick ass heroes reborn IM (see my avatar).

Portacia, I agree with IMJ in that his run on X-Men was better than later when he had the more realistic feel. I loved what he did on Iron Man, though I do remember certain frames where he over did someone's expression or something. Regardless, I still enjoyed his work and think he is incredibly talented.

Something I read on Wikipedia about Portacio is that he actually went into a diabetic coma for a few months and when he came out his motor functions werent at 100% and he actually had to re-learn how to draw.

I fully understand why people dont like those guys, Leifield in particular. It jsut boils down to taste. You like Cheung I dont, I like Churchill and IMJ doesnt.

Though I do admit, I have a tendency in general to be more vocal about things I dont like than i do like. So though it sounds like I am constantly complaining and unhappy, not really the case.




Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man covers as of June 2007
Post by: Roger A Ott II on June 15, 2007, 09:33:09 AM
Though I do admit, I have a tendency in general to be more vocal about things I dont like than i do like. So though it sounds like I am constantly complaining and unhappy, not really the case.

Don't worry, I think that happens to all of us.  I sometimes read what I write and think, "Geez, everyone must think I'm a really grouchy bastard all the time!"  Back when the Ellis/Granov relaunch happened, I was one of the more vocal people regarding the lateness of the book.  After awhile I just had to step away and let it go, lest it create an ulcer.  Not worth it.

In reality, I think it's easier to bitch about stuff than it is to praise it endlessly.

As for the artists, I totally understand where you're coming from and totally respect your opinions.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man covers as of June 2007
Post by: IMJ on June 15, 2007, 05:46:52 PM
The thing that gets me about Liefield is that he uses the same details for everything really, especially on the face. The guy has talent, but I think he just doesn use it right. Of the one's I metnioned he was my least favorite, but he did do a kick ass heroes reborn IM (see my avatar).

Portacia, I agree with IMJ in that his run on X-Men was better than later when he had the more realistic feel. I loved what he did on Iron Man, though I do remember certain frames where he over did someone's expression or something. Regardless, I still enjoyed his work and think he is incredibly talented.

Something I read on Wikipedia about Portacio is that he actually went into a diabetic coma for a few months and when he came out his motor functions werent at 100% and he actually had to re-learn how to draw.

I fully understand why people dont like those guys, Leifield in particular. It jsut boils down to taste. You like Cheung I dont, I like Churchill and IMJ doesnt.

Though I do admit, I have a tendency in general to be more vocal about things I dont like than i do like. So though it sounds like I am constantly complaining and unhappy, not really the case.

This is a great discussin about artists though... it's deeper than an I hate/love it rant... that's why when I've discussed artwork in comics, I've always tried to really evaluate the art based on things like symmetry and beauty (which believe it or not, I've received training in, in the field of Psychology) as well as pacing and storytelling.  Those are the reasons that I can evaluate art from guys like McFarlane although I don't really like what I know of the guy himself.

I will say though, that one common thing I find all over the place is that people can't stand Liefeld's art, and if they can stand it, then they jump on the bandwagon stating that it's awful.  At least I've found I can sort of justify why I don't like it:  it's asymetrical, distorted and his anatomy is inaccurate and inconsistent.  His pacing also seems to be off a lot.  For example, I've seen scenes in his books where people look like they are screaming during conversation and dynamically leaping around during "office scenes".  It's like he's got a perception issue or something.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man covers as of June 2007
Post by: Chaos on June 16, 2007, 12:14:53 AM


This is a great discussin about artists though... it's deeper than an I hate/love it rant... that's why when I've discussed artwork in comics, I've always tried to really evaluate the art based on things like symmetry and beauty (which believe it or not, I've received training in, in the field of Psychology) as well as pacing and storytelling.  Those are the reasons that I can evaluate art from guys like McFarlane although I don't really like what I know of the guy himself.

I will say though, that one common thing I find all over the place is that people can't stand Liefeld's art, and if they can stand it, then they jump on the bandwagon stating that it's awful.  At least I've found I can sort of justify why I don't like it:  it's asymetrical, distorted and his anatomy is inaccurate and inconsistent.  His pacing also seems to be off a lot.  For example, I've seen scenes in his books where people look like they are screaming during conversation and dynamically leaping around during "office scenes".  It's like he's got a perception issue or something.

Not sure how to take this, so please dont take offense IMJ, but are you saying those that like Liefields art are admitting it's bad w/o saying as much?


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man covers as of June 2007
Post by: IMJ on June 16, 2007, 12:40:05 AM
Not sure how to take this, so please dont take offense IMJ, but are you saying those that like Liefields art are admitting it's bad w/o saying as much?

You didn't say anything offensive!! I'm saying that everywhere I go online where a Liefeld convo comes up people generally say his art sucks.  Then, I'm speculating that maybe some people do like Liefeld art.  But if they do then it's like even those people are talking about how much they think it sucks anyway, because you are the first person I've met who says publicly that they liked it.

And don't take any conversation about an artist in anyway that might be offensive to you.  You aren't the artist, and I don't think you are dumb or something for liking Liefeld.  Honestly, LOL... I'm looking back on this conversation and wondering how we even got to the point where I had to explain that!!  ;)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man covers as of June 2007
Post by: IMJ on June 16, 2007, 12:47:10 AM
Iron Man vol. 4 #22 |
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Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man covers as of June 2007
Post by: Chaos on June 16, 2007, 01:09:44 AM


You didn't say anything offensive!! I'm saying that everywhere I go online where a Liefeld convo comes up people generally say his art sucks.  Then, I'm speculating that maybe some people do like Liefeld art.  But if they do then it's like even those people are talking about how much they think it sucks anyway, because you are the first person I've met who says publicly that they liked it.

And don't take any conversation about an artist in anyway that might be offensive to you.  You aren't the artist, and I don't think you are dumb or something for liking Liefeld.  Honestly, LOL... I'm looking back on this conversation and wondering how we even got to the point where I had to explain that!!  ;)

Well, at the moment, I'm a bit drunk so forgive me for that as I may have read it wrong  ;)

Personally, I do like Liefeld's art, but by no means do I count it among my favorites. Of his style (ie highly detailed) I will take Portacio, Lee, Churchill et al ahead of him. I did think his rendition of the heroes reborn IM was great though (as you can see by my avatar). His style can be repetitive, and I can easily see how people dont like his art.

I do find it interest that you have come across many people who despite saying they like his art also feel they hate it anyway. I dont hate it, but as I said, it does get repetitive at  times.




Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man covers as of June 2007
Post by: IMJ on June 16, 2007, 02:14:26 AM
Well, at the moment, I'm a bit drunk so forgive me for that as I may have read it wrong  ;)

Spoken like a true follower of Stark!  Just don't fly home in your armor drunk.  I've heard cleaning out the helmet is a real chore...  :D


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man covers as of June 2007
Post by: Chaos on June 16, 2007, 08:04:04 AM
Well, at the moment, I'm a bit drunk so forgive me for that as I may have read it wrong  ;)

Spoken like a true follower of Stark!  Just don't fly home in your armor drunk.  I've heard cleaning out the helmet is a real chore...  :D

Ha ha  :D

Ugh, i really gotta stop the PUI's.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man covers as of June 2007
Post by: Chaos on June 16, 2007, 10:11:58 AM
while we're on the subject:

(http://home.earthlink.net/~fanboyprime/avengers/Avenger_files/048.jpg)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man covers as of June 2007
Post by: IMJ on June 16, 2007, 01:01:08 PM
while we're on the subject:

(http://home.earthlink.net/~fanboyprime/avengers/Avenger_files/048.jpg)

 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man covers as of June 2007
Post by: Roger A Ott II on June 16, 2007, 09:41:17 PM
Looks like his belt is cinched a bit too tight...:)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man covers as of June 2007
Post by: The IronJedi on June 17, 2007, 07:05:12 AM
Looks like his belt is cinched a bit too tight...:)

That and he's been subpeonaed to testify at the Balco hearings.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man covers as of June 2007
Post by: Tetragrammaton on June 18, 2007, 06:18:25 AM
Mighty Avengers #5

Seems the entire first six-issue story arc of Mighty Avengers will only cover a few hours of time, almost like Marvel's own version of 24. I really want to like this book, and for the most part do, but the story progression is painfully slow.

Interesting cover, but yet again, no respect for poor Shellhead.

(http://www.comicscontinuum.com/stories/0706/16/mightyavengers6.jpg)[/QUOTE]


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man covers as of June 2007
Post by: Chaos on June 18, 2007, 12:21:39 PM
I too am enjoying teh book, but agree it would be better if Iron Man was actually in it other than being Ultron's body.

God, how many times can writers decide to take over Stark one way or another? Hell, he should have built up an immunity to it by now.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man covers as of June 2007
Post by: The IronJedi on June 18, 2007, 12:24:52 PM
Mighty Avengers #5

Interesting cover, but yet again, no respect for poor Shellhead.

(http://www.comicscontinuum.com/stories/0706/16/mightyavengers6.jpg)

Heh. :) Threepio, the TinMan from Wizard of Oz and the (much maligned) bootskates. All on one cover?! Who'd thunk?!


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man covers as of June 2007
Post by: IMJ on June 18, 2007, 01:00:52 PM
That is pretty funny...


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man covers as of June 2007
Post by: Chaos on June 18, 2007, 03:30:45 PM

Heh. :) Threepio, the TinMan from Wizard of Oz and the (much maligned) bootskates. All on one cover?! Who'd thun?k!

Didnt notice that. pretty cool


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man covers as of June 2007
Post by: Iron Kaiser on June 18, 2007, 05:15:29 PM
 :D :D :D :D :D  That's so funny how C-3PO and Tin Man both seem to make cameo appearances!  LOL!


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: IMJ on July 09, 2007, 01:15:29 AM
It appears that Mighty Avengers #5 has been pushed back all the way to September 26, 2007!  :o

Mighty Avengers #5 | 09.26.2007
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Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Ronaldo Stark... on July 09, 2007, 01:17:59 AM
4? is already out? man.. didnt saw it in my last visit to lcs


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: IMJ on July 09, 2007, 02:10:35 AM
Mighty Avengers #4 | 07.18.07 bumped back a week from 7.11.07
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/IMJ/MightyAvengers47.jpg)

Mighty Avengers #5 | 09.26.2007
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/IMJ/MA5.jpg)

Mighty Avengers #6 | xx.xx.2007
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/IMJ/MightyAvengers6.jpg)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Roger A Ott II on July 09, 2007, 07:15:33 PM
So in other words, at this rate we're not likely to see #6 until around Christmas?

What's their piss-poor excuse this time?


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on July 09, 2007, 07:18:17 PM
Mighty (Late) Avengers courtesy of an over-committed artist.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: LoveMachine on July 09, 2007, 07:46:40 PM
Mighty Avengers #7 xx.xx.200X
(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s214/TheCentralScrutinizer/mighty-avengers-the-200706140502217.jpg)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Roger A Ott II on July 09, 2007, 08:17:16 PM
Just when you thought Venom couldn't get any uglier...


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on July 09, 2007, 08:29:41 PM
Just when you thought Venom couldn't get any uglier...
Actually, it's probably not Venom... the arc after Ultron is an attack of the symbiotes arc.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Roger A Ott II on July 09, 2007, 08:54:54 PM
I figured it was something like that, since there were six of 'em on the cover.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Chaos on July 10, 2007, 07:28:35 AM
Going by issue 305 I believe and how badly IM owned Venom, you would think paired with WArbird, Ares and Sentry that the symbiots just wouldnt stand a chance in hell...

And the lateness of Mighty Avengers is just ridiculous. There is no reason it should be taking Cho this long to draw an issue (if that is the case)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Typhon on July 10, 2007, 07:45:54 PM
Going by issue 305 I believe and how badly IM owned Venom, you would think paired with WArbird, Ares and Sentry that the symbiots just wouldnt stand a chance in hell...

And the lateness of Mighty Avengers is just ridiculous. There is no reason it should be taking Cho this long to draw an issue (if that is the case)

Remember, this is the same Marvel that had the New Thunderbolts beat the utter crap out of the New Avengers with little trouble.  Even putting aside that the Avengers have Sentry, Tony, Spidey, Wolverine, and Cap, the crappybolts had Radioactive Man, Blizzard, Beetle, and Atlas; all of which Tony has beaten on his own on more than one occasion.  Hell, even if they teamed up he still beat them. 


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Mark on July 10, 2007, 09:58:44 PM
Wow, a lot of these covers seem to be just Iron Man getting owned. Meh.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Tetragrammaton on July 10, 2007, 10:09:39 PM

Remember, this is the same Marvel that had the New Thunderbolts beat the utter crap out of the New Avengers with little trouble.  Even putting aside that the Avengers have Sentry, Tony, Spidey, Wolverine, and Cap, the crappybolts had Radioactive Man, Blizzard, Beetle, and Atlas; all of which Tony has beaten on his own on more than one occasion.  Hell, even if they teamed up he still beat them. 

I had some problems with the way that fight went down as well, but the Thunderbolts had two very important factors in their favor you neglect to mention.

1) They had a plan. They lured the Avengers into an ambush and had rehearsed how to beat them. The New Avengers were still getting used to each other as a team, the Thunderbolts following Hawkeye's training simply fought better as a group than the Avengers.
2) They had Genis-Vell (Photon), who at the time was exceptionally powerful.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: LoveMachine on July 17, 2007, 06:50:31 PM
Iron Man #23 10-31-07 Halloween!
(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s214/TheCentralScrutinizer/IMAN23.jpg)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Ronaldo Stark... on July 17, 2007, 06:53:02 PM
who is that? maria hill?


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on July 17, 2007, 08:19:09 PM
I believe it is the character "Gadget" mentioned in the solicits. From the solicits, it sounds like something bad goes down on a SHIELD op and several agents buy the farm.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Chaos on July 17, 2007, 08:32:38 PM
Is anyone else incredibly annoyed by Hill and really hope she buys it in the upcoming Skrull saga?


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Ronaldo Stark... on July 17, 2007, 08:36:58 PM
lol that's my theory actually maria hill being a skrull.. and im pretty sure she is :D


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Roger A Ott II on July 17, 2007, 09:03:32 PM
Is anyone else incredibly annoyed by Hill and really hope she buys it in the upcoming Skrull saga?

I'd be happy if they killed off just about everyone new from the past couple years.  They're all pretty much one-note characters with little in the way of personality.  The sooner Iron Man gets Mrs. Arbogast back the better!


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Tetragrammaton on July 17, 2007, 09:26:41 PM
I'm kind of fond of Maria Hill.

Then again, I also hope to see Cybermancer back as a regular character. Maybe I'm just strange.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Roger A Ott II on July 17, 2007, 09:51:32 PM
Maybe?  :D

Nah, Maria's one of the borderline exceptions.  At least she has some potential.  So of course you realize that pretty much means they'll kill her.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: IMJ on August 19, 2007, 07:38:17 PM
Iron Man Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. Annual #1 |

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/IMJ/IronManDirectorofSHIELDAnnual1.jpg)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Roger A Ott II on August 19, 2007, 09:37:43 PM
As I stated in another thread that had this cover, I hate that Iron Man has toes on his boots...


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Vic on August 20, 2007, 10:55:08 PM
As I stated in another thread that had this cover, I hate that Iron Man has toes on his boots...

Thank GOD they didn't put the toes on the movie armor!! I hate those damned things.

Vic


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Ronaldo Stark... on August 20, 2007, 11:04:27 PM
since it seems this is going to be my first annual .. what exactly are they


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Tetragrammaton on August 20, 2007, 11:51:39 PM
A single issue, usually containing a self-contained story, usually longer than a typical comic. They should come out once a year, but they don't.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Chaos on August 21, 2007, 03:04:00 PM
As I stated in another thread that had this cover, I hate that Iron Man has toes on his boots...

I agree. They are horrible. As bad as the nose on the faceplate.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: IMJ on September 04, 2007, 03:24:14 PM
Iron Man & The Power Pack #1 | 11.14.07
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/IMJ/IMPowerPack11114.07.jpg)

The Power Pack had a mini series either last year or the year before, and Iron Man guest starred in one of the issues.  It was actually a relatively entertaining issue with some cool armor stuff going on.  I'm looking forward to this book!


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Mark on September 04, 2007, 03:58:50 PM
This is Marvel showing that Tony isn't evil and what better way than teaming up with a group of pre-teen superheroes!  :P


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Kaiser on September 04, 2007, 04:38:21 PM
That, and having the background being clouds and one of the members leaving a Rainbow contrail!  I hope this convinces people to Shut the hell up about Iron Man being "evil."  C'mon!  Tony's to these kids as Atticus Finch is to Scout!


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Guy on September 05, 2007, 05:01:26 PM
Atticus Finch? Isn't that a breed of small bird that only lives in the roofs of people's homes? :P


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: IMJ on September 05, 2007, 05:47:35 PM
Quote from: Iron Guy  link=topic=62.msg9633#msg9633 date=1189029686
Atticus Finch? Isn't that a breed of small bird that only lives in the roofs of people's homes? :P

 :D


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: LoveMachine on September 17, 2007, 06:22:14 PM
IRON MAN #24 12.26.07
(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s214/TheCentralScrutinizer/im24.jpg)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Kaiser on September 17, 2007, 06:34:01 PM
Hahah, it says Romita on his Shirt in 1337-Speak. :D


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Agent 333 on September 17, 2007, 06:41:56 PM
With Layton under it!


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: brohara on September 17, 2007, 07:41:54 PM
Awesome, a classic armor story!!!

...guess he must be tired of everyone pulling his faceplate off on the new suits. ;-)


Great cover too.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: IMJ on September 17, 2007, 08:52:18 PM
Great post Love Machine! Thanks for following the format too! ;)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on September 17, 2007, 10:02:33 PM
Yeah, yeah. I know, I goofed but I was just so psyched about that cover I wanted to share it with my fellow ferrophile brethren and "cistern." ;)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: IMJ on September 18, 2007, 06:07:58 PM
Yeah, yeah. I know, I goofed but I was just so psyched about that cover I wanted to share it with my fellow ferrophile brethren and "cistern." ;)

LOL, no no no man. My comment was only meant to compliment LM for following the XXX | XX.XX.XXX format that I use, not to detriment you on your post, yo! ;)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on October 16, 2007, 11:45:02 AM
Iron Man #25 (Jan. Solicit - no release date indicated)

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/im25.jpg)


Iron Man: Enter the Mandarin #5 (Jan. Solicit - no release date indicated)

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/imman5.jpg)


Iron Man Omnibus (Jan. Solicit - no release date indicated)

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/imhcv1.jpg)


Iron Man / Power Pack #3 (Jan. Solicit - no release date indicated)

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/impp3.jpg)


Marvel Adventures: Iron Man #9 (Jan. Solicit - no release date indicated)

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/maim9.jpg)


Marvel Zombies 2 #4 (I know,, technically not an IM book but it's still an homage to ToS #39. Jan. Solicit - no release date indicated)

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/mz2_4.jpg)


Mighty Avengers #8 (Jan. Solicit - no release date indicated)

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/mtavng8.jpg)

 
Ultimate Human #1 (Jan. Solicit - no release date indicated)

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/ULTHUM001.jpg)


Ultimate Iron II #2 (Jan. Solicit - no release date indicated)

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/ULTIMV2002.jpg)

Featuring the debut of Ultimate War Machine!


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Tetragrammaton on October 16, 2007, 12:37:38 PM
Wowzers!

That's a lot of upcoming Iron Man stuff!



Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: IMJ on October 16, 2007, 12:39:04 PM
Awesome!!


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Kaiser on October 16, 2007, 04:29:01 PM
Man!  That's a lot of new Iron Man comics comming out!


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Agent 333 on October 16, 2007, 05:02:13 PM
Alright, I see the cover of IM & PP #1 and #3... where's 2?

Also, the cover for January's IM rocks!


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on October 16, 2007, 09:44:36 PM
Alright, I see the cover of IM & PP #1 and #3... where's 2?

Also, the cover for January's IM rocks!

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/IMPP-02.jpg)

Just for you, Agent333


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: brohara on October 16, 2007, 11:13:01 PM
Marvel.com has release dates listed for their January catalog,
if you want to check there for it (it certainly hasn't been as
accurate as the Diamond Shipping lists, but this far in advance
it'll do for target dates. The IM issue is targeted Jan. 16th.)

http://marvel.com/catalog/?date=2008-01 (http://marvel.com/catalog/?date=2008-01)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Agent 333 on October 16, 2007, 11:31:15 PM
(Snipped the image)
Just for you, Agent333

Thanks! Now I just need to read up on the Power Pack to figure out who those people are!


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Mark on October 17, 2007, 02:56:53 AM
I love the cover for IM #25, I like the artist I must admit. Reading the solicitation has really perked my interest concerning this arc, really curious if the Knauf's will execute it well. Just have to wait and see. All the other covers look pretty damn nice too.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Agent 333 on October 17, 2007, 11:11:00 PM
Well, Iron Man is in Captain America almost as much as he is in his own comic, so I imagine this counts as an IM comic...

Captain America #32 -- 11|21|2007
(http://www.marvel.com/comics/onsale/covers/1107/capt32.jpg)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Agent 333 on October 17, 2007, 11:11:40 PM
Captain America #33 -- 12|19|2007
(http://www.marvel.com/comics/onsale/covers/1207/capt33.jpg)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Roger A Ott II on October 18, 2007, 12:04:37 AM
My gosh, but that Steve Epting fella sure can make purty pictures.  I've liked his art since his early days on the Avengers back in the early 90's, but he's come a long long way since then.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on October 18, 2007, 01:03:32 AM
My gosh, but that Steve Epting fella sure can make purty pictures.  I've liked his art since his early days on the Avengers back in the early 90's, but he's come a long long way since then.

Agreed. His style began to evolve into what we're seeing on Cap when he was on Crux at CrossGen.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Roger A Ott II on October 18, 2007, 09:54:25 AM
Tom Palmer's inking on the Avengers kinda made Epting's art look like John Buscema's, so it was hard to tell what his own style was.  I never followed the Crossgen stuff, but I was quite amazed when I picked up his first issue of Captain America.  He's someone to keep an eye on.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Vic on October 20, 2007, 02:15:42 PM
Great stuff!

I'm really looking forward to seeing the classic armor in the main title...

Vic


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on November 13, 2007, 10:53:07 PM
From Comics Continuum: "Marvel Comics has released the Arthur Suydam cover image to Marvel Zombies HC, featuring an homage to the "Demon in a Bottle" storyline. The book, the sixth printing of the Marvel Zombies HC, will be in stores on Dec. 12."
 


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Tetragrammaton on November 13, 2007, 10:54:27 PM
That is sick... man, do I ever hate this zombie craze in comics these days.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Typhon on November 14, 2007, 01:48:39 AM
That is sick... man, do I ever hate this zombie craze in comics these days.

It's played out.  Find a new fad comics. 


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: ironmanfan on November 14, 2007, 10:47:29 PM
Yeah, I hate the zombie craze too.  Now they got the Iron Man Zombie heroclix.  It's the classic armor, but I am not going to buy it.  It looks so terrible.  What a waste of art.

Ironmanfan


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: IMJ on November 15, 2007, 12:34:10 PM
Yeah, I hate the zombie craze too.  Now they got the Iron Man Zombie heroclix.  It's the classic armor, but I am not going to buy it.  It looks so terrible.  What a waste of art.

Ironmanfan

I had no idea.  I'm starting a thread on this in the collectible section....


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Mark on November 20, 2007, 02:55:24 PM
Iron Man #26 | 02.20.08
(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m59/darthdee/IronMan/IM026.jpg)

Iron Man: Enter The Mandarin # 6  | 02.27.08
(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m59/darthdee/IronMan/IMMAN006.jpg)



Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on November 20, 2007, 04:01:28 PM
Iron Man & Power Pack #4 | 05.?.2008

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/IMPP-04.jpg)

Marvel Adventrues: Iron Man #10 | 05.?.2008

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/MAIM-010.jpg)

Ultimate Iron Man II #3 | 05.?.2008

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/UltIM-II-03.jpg)

Ultimate Human | 05.?.2008

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/UltHuman-02.jpg)

Demon in a Bottle Hardcover | 05.?.2008

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/IM-DiaB-HC.jpg)

Demon in a Bottle Hardcover (Variant) | 05.?.2008

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/IM-DiaB-HCvar.jpg)

The Many Armors of Iron Man TPB | 05.?.2008

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/IM-MAoIM-TPB01.jpg)

And on a related note:

Hulk #2 | 05.?.2008

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/Hulk-002.jpg)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Agent 333 on November 20, 2007, 05:07:51 PM
Iron Man & Power Pack #4 | 05.?.2008

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/IMPP-04.jpg)


Hey, look! The kids are wearing Power armor!  ;D :P
Sorry, Rob Jan and his horrible puns must be rubbing off on me.  :P


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Tetragrammaton on November 21, 2007, 08:35:49 AM
There definitely isn't going to be any "iron deficiency" next year!


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Chaos on November 21, 2007, 08:54:43 AM
Hulk #2 and Marvel Adventures #10 are cool covers. I think the red Hulk looks pretty sweet to be honst.

Why was it Tony was going back to the classic instead of a more recent armor like the Rennaissance or Grell one again?


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: IMJ on November 21, 2007, 12:28:14 PM
Why was it Tony was going back to the classic instead of a more recent armor like the Rennaissance or Grell one again?

That would've been cooler, I think, but whenever they want to throw back to an older armor they go with the "Classic" maybe in part because... well it's the classic armor. ;)
I actually would've liked to see the Rennaissance armor though regardless of the Sentient Armor story.



Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Roger A Ott II on November 21, 2007, 12:37:35 PM
I actually would've liked to see the Rennaissance armor though regardless of the Sentient Armor story.
Me, too!  One of my favorite armors ever!

On a side note, I must once again express how ugly I think the Ultimate Iron Man armor is in the covers above.  Ugh.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Kaiser on November 21, 2007, 04:38:49 PM
Marvel Adventures: Iron Man #10 looks downright awesome.  I wonder why Tony's going to use that armor?


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: brohara on November 21, 2007, 08:40:42 PM
Awriiiight! Check that Silver Centurion armor in Marvel Adventures! Very curious how they will
work that into things there. This really is a pretty fun series, considering it's targeted to a younger
audience.

Agreed on the Hulk cover too. It's a great cover. I DO hope this isn't going to be yet another lame
'smash Iron Man in the latest new popular comic title' thing. Who's willing to lay odds that he gets
his helmet ripped off in this one too? ;-)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: nicktem on November 28, 2007, 05:38:10 AM
There definitely isn't going to be any "iron deficiency" next year!

lol.

Yeah issue 26 and MA: 10 look crazy!! I love the whole enter the dragon mirror thing and Mandys glowin rings. And i cant believe they have brought back the silver centurion armour!!! Whata surprise!! I was never a fan of the armour when i first saw it back in the day but it grew on me and i loved the run, psyched that its back. it just looks so mean!


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Kaiser on November 28, 2007, 04:12:19 PM
Agreed nicktem.  That armor is a classic; I'm glad that it is going to be used again.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: nicktem on November 28, 2007, 08:18:49 PM
Nick will do man


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Typhon on December 09, 2007, 01:27:14 PM
Love the "Demon in a Bottle" story but I wonder why they're releasing this new edition so soon after the softcover that came out last year?  It's still in print and easy to find.   

Personally, I would like to see the final issues of the "Stane" storyline like 190-200 or something like that or even "Armor Wars 2."  "Demon" and "Armor Wars" have been collected too many times as it is. 


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: nicktem on December 10, 2007, 02:33:44 AM
yeh agreed, the stane storyline might be collected soon due to the movie?


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: IMJ on December 10, 2007, 08:31:07 AM
yeh agreed, the stane storyline might be collected soon due to the movie?

Hopefully... the Stane story is a bit irritating to piece together though because it's slightly disjointed and spanned so many issues of the book while Stark was drunk again.  I actually have a hard time going back and reading those issues because they tend to drag, I think.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: IronHistory on December 10, 2007, 11:28:37 PM
Anyone have any idea what Iron Man's doing in this issue of Moon Knight?

http://www.marvel.com/catalog/?id=6638



Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: nicktem on December 11, 2007, 06:19:09 AM
yeah true but i just want to see more IM collected!

It just means its a bigger collection...maybe. Or they might just collect the more intensive parts?


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: IMJ on December 11, 2007, 08:27:54 AM
Anyone have any idea what Iron Man's doing in this issue of Moon Knight?

http://www.marvel.com/catalog/?id=6638

Nothing... .he's on the cover and doesn't even appear in the issue.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: nicktem on December 12, 2007, 02:50:13 AM
Anyone have any idea what Iron Man's doing in this issue of Moon Knight?

http://www.marvel.com/catalog/?id=6638

Nothing... .he's on the cover and doesn't even appear in the issue.

He appears later on in the series but not as Iron Man only as Tony Stark. He's in it to state to the public and to Spector that to get registered you need to be on the level - sane -  and the registration process you go through filters out all the bad eggs...its a wholesome Initiative, blah blah. Moon Knight, however, has a God on his side so he gets registered anyway! hahahah. Awesome series!


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on December 18, 2007, 04:45:16 PM
Iron Man #27 | 03.?.2008

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/IMv4-027.jpg)

Marvel Adventrues: Iron Man #11 | 03.?.2008

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/MAIM-011.jpg)

Ultimate Iron Man II #4 | 03.?.2008

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/UltIM-II-04.jpg)

Ultimate Human #3 | 03.?.2008

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/UltHuman-03.jpg)

Ultimate Iron Man II HC - Cover A | 03.?.2008

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/UltIM-II-HCa.jpg)

Ultimate Iron Man II HC - Cover b | 03.?.2008

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/UltIM-II-HCb.jpg)

Iron Man v. Dr. Doom - Doomquest HC - Cover A | 03.?.2008

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/IMvDrD-HCa.jpg)

Iron Man v. Dr. Doom - Doomquest HC - Cover A | 03.?.2008

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/IMvDrD-HCb.jpg)

And last but not least are these two tantalizing little bits of solicitation:

PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL #17
Written by MATT FRACTION
Art by HOWARD CHAYKIN
Cover by ALEX MALEEV
MISFITS PART 2 (of 2)
Stuart Clarke has found himself in the unlikely and unenviable position of becoming The Punisher's weapons-master, sidekick, and partner. He was once known as Rampage–when he combated the classic Los Angeles superteam The Champions. He was once a weapons designer for Sunset Bain–when he designed the War Machine armor. And he ended up a prisoner on The Raft–one that escaped during The Breakout. The two constants in his completely insane life have been his absolute brilliance, and his utter hatred of Tony Stark. And now, in his way, he too is a victim of Frank Castle...Take a look inside the life and times of this very special madman, courtesy of Matt Fraction (THE IMMORTAL IRON FIST, THE ORDER, CASANOVA) and Howard Chaykin (Wolverine, Howard Chakin's American Flagg!)
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

SECRET INVASION SAGA | 03.?.2008

Written by JOHN RHETT THOMAS
Cover by LEINIL YU
The Secret Invasion has been underway for years. For how long and to what extent, Tony Stark is not sure, but there is one thing he does know: Now is not the time for complacency. Following hot on the heels of the stunning revelation that Skrulls have been masquerading as Elektra and Black Bolt, Stark puts his best data-mining technology to the test to piece together their treacherous plot. From their first encounter with the Fantastic Four, through the epic clash of the Kree/Skrull War and the destruction of the Skrull Throneworld, all the way to the recent Annihilation War and subsequent invasion of Earth, the timeline of known Skrull activity is made clear so effective battle plans can be drawn. With the Classified Top Secret Secret Invasion Saga report, the new Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. must leave no stone unturned in his analysis of this insidious enemy's history: The fate of the Earth will depend on it!
32 PGS./ Rated T+ …FREE!


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Roger A Ott II on December 18, 2007, 04:59:20 PM
Anyone else notice that on the Ultimate Iron Man II hardcover, the author's name is larger than the book title, but on all the other hardcovers, the author names are smaller?  As if Orson Card could hold a candle to Dave Michelinie as an Iron Man writer...

Some marketing gnome at Marvel needs a swift kick in the nads.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Kaiser on December 18, 2007, 06:33:09 PM
Anyone else notice that on the Ultimate Iron Man II hardcover, the author's name is larger than the book title, but on all the other hardcovers, the author names are smaller?  As if Orson Card could hold a candle to Dave Michelinie as an Iron Man writer...

Some marketing gnome at Marvel needs a swift kick in the nads.

Orson who?????? :D


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Agent 333 on December 19, 2007, 12:29:22 AM
Anyone else notice that on the Ultimate Iron Man II hardcover, the author's name is larger than the book title, but on all the other hardcovers, the author names are smaller?  As if Orson Card could hold a candle to Dave Michelinie as an Iron Man writer...

Some marketing gnome at Marvel needs a swift kick in the nads.

Orson who?????? :D

He wrote Ender's Game... which is still sitting unread next to my bed... I should probably get started on that soometime soon...


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: IMJ on December 19, 2007, 06:51:15 PM
Anyone else notice that on the Ultimate Iron Man II hardcover, the author's name is larger than the book title, but on all the other hardcovers, the author names are smaller?

That's likely because it's the bookstore version and Card's name would probably sell more UIM graphic novels than the UIM title would in that environment... especially next to other OSC books (like the afforementioned Ender's Game).


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Typhon on December 19, 2007, 07:59:35 PM
Anyone else notice that on the Ultimate Iron Man II hardcover, the author's name is larger than the book title, but on all the other hardcovers, the author names are smaller?

That's likely because it's the bookstore version and Card's name would probably sell more UIM graphic novels than the UIM title would in that environment... especially next to other OSC books (like the afforementioned Ender's Game).

Plus the hardcover of the first mini had the same design.  Replace the picture of Iron Man with one of little Tony working on the armor and delete the "II" from the title and you got the same cover.  You know how people hate it when their books don't match.  Personally, I'm still considering buying another copy of Essential Iron Man #1 since it doesn't match the rest of my essential books.  (I got the original one with the white spine)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Agent 333 on December 19, 2007, 08:30:45 PM
Anyone else notice that on the Ultimate Iron Man II hardcover, the author's name is larger than the book title, but on all the other hardcovers, the author names are smaller?

That's likely because it's the bookstore version and Card's name would probably sell more UIM graphic novels than the UIM title would in that environment... especially next to other OSC books (like the afforementioned Ender's Game).

Plus the hardcover of the first mini had the same design.  Replace the picture of Iron Man with one of little Tony working on the armor and delete the "II" from the title and you got the same cover.  You know how people hate it when their books don't match.  Personally, I'm still considering buying another copy of Essential Iron Man #1 since it doesn't match the rest of my essential books.  (I got the original one with the white spine)

Ohh how true that is. I'm a bit miffed that my Iron Man: Civil War TPB doesn't match my other IM TPBs, but on the other hand it's nice that it maches my other Civil War TPBs.... except Ms. Marvel. GAH!


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Roger A Ott II on December 19, 2007, 08:48:44 PM
Personally, I'm still considering buying another copy of Essential Iron Man #1 since it doesn't match the rest of my essential books.  (I got the original one with the white spine)

Yeah, I've got the same problem.  Out of my 75+ Essential volumes, about half a dozen are the first editions with the UGLY cover and spine designs (though the Bruce Timm art is wonderful).  I'm looking at eventually replacing them with newer printings that match the more eye-pleasing cover designs.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: IMJ on December 21, 2007, 11:22:48 PM
I'm looking at eventually replacing them with newer printings that match the more eye-pleasing cover designs.

LOL... and you razz me about my completists collection of Iron Mania.... ;)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: nicktem on December 22, 2007, 10:05:30 AM
That Iron Man 27 cover is soo cool!!

oooo cant wait!


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Mark on December 22, 2007, 11:46:26 AM
That Iron Man 27 cover is soo cool!!

Agreed, I really like Gerald Parel's artwork. I also like the name of the next arc, "Red Rain".


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: nicktem on January 06, 2008, 06:50:11 AM
ooOo...Red Rain!

Crimson Dynamo maybe???


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: mindcrime on January 21, 2008, 11:38:56 PM
(http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh203/mindcrime0069/IM028.jpg)

IRON MAN #28
Written by DANIEL KNAUF & CHARLES KNAUF
Penciled by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by GERALD PAREL
Tony Stark is losing his mind and his freedom. Maya Hansen is becoming a pawn in the Mandarin’s genocidal game. And the leaders of S.H.I.E.L.D. are under house arrest, unable to take any action. With the international community about to decide their fate, Iron Man and his allies are in deep…so deep, we’ll need a double-sized issue to reveal what happens next!
48 PGS./Rated A …$3.99


great. looks like things are going to start getting rough for tony. but thats usally when he is at his best.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on January 22, 2008, 02:54:40 PM
Marvel's Iron Man related solicits for April:

Avengers: The Initiative #12 | 04.?.2008

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/AtI-012.jpg)

Essential Iron Man v. 3 | 04.?.2008

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/essimvol3tpb.jpg)

Iron Man: Legacy of Doom #1 | 04.?.2008

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/IMLoD-01.jpg)

Iron Man Poster Book | 04.?.2008

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/imposter_book.jpg)

Marvel Adventures: Iron Man #12 | 04.?.2008

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/MAIM-012.jpg)

Marvel Spotlight: Iron Man | 04.?.2008

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/maspot_im.jpg)

Mighty Avengers #12 | 04.?.2008

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/MA-012.jpg)

Secret Invasion #1 | 04.?.2008

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/secretinv_1.jpg)

Spider-Man (Iron Man & Hulk) Magazine #1 | 04.?.2008

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/SMMag-001.jpg)

The Order #10 | 04.?.2008

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/TO-010.jpg)

Ultimate Human #4 | 04.?.2008

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/UH-04.jpg)

And finally an Iron Man Poster by Greg Land (poor choice for Iron Man imho)

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/ironman_poster.jpg)

For April's solicit synopses, click here (http://www.newsarama.com/marvelnew/April08/solicitations.html)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Mark on January 22, 2008, 03:30:03 PM
April must be Iron Man movie.  ;D


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Chaos on January 22, 2008, 03:38:08 PM
So, Iron Man vs War Machine in the initiative? interesting.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Kaiser on January 22, 2008, 08:49:23 PM
I hope that the fight drags on a little more than what it did in Iron Man #310.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: nicktem on January 22, 2008, 10:19:53 PM
PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL #17
Written by MATT FRACTION
Art by HOWARD CHAYKIN
Cover by ALEX MALEEV
MISFITS PART 2 (of 2)
Stuart Clarke has found himself in the unlikely and unenviable position of becoming The Punisher's weapons-master, sidekick, and partner. He was once known as Rampage–when he combated the classic Los Angeles superteam The Champions. He was once a weapons designer for Sunset Bain–when he designed the War Machine armor. And he ended up a prisoner on The Raft–one that escaped during The Breakout. The two constants in his completely insane life have been his absolute brilliance, and his utter hatred of Tony Stark. And now, in his way, he too is a victim of Frank Castle...Take a look inside the life and times of this very special madman, courtesy of Matt Fraction (THE IMMORTAL IRON FIST, THE ORDER, CASANOVA) and Howard Chaykin (Wolverine, Howard Chakin's American Flagg!)
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

I just noticed in the above, posted by IronJedi previous page, that it says Stuart Clarke designed the War Machine armour? But Tony designed it. Are they talking about the 2nd War Machine armour the one from Teen Tony days or....what?


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Typhon on January 22, 2008, 11:00:36 PM
They never did say what happened to the 2nd War Machine from the early Vol #3 run did they?  Seems odd that Tony wouldn't have went after it eventually. 


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Agent 333 on January 22, 2008, 11:01:21 PM
Maybe this time Tony will get to rip off someone else's helmet  ;D ::)?

Nicktem, during Vol. 3 there was a (non-Rhodey) War Machine that apparently didn't use Starktech because the negator pack didn't work on it.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on January 23, 2008, 10:52:09 AM
This link (http://www.advancediron.org/iron-man-volume-3/iron-man-vol.-3-12) helps clear things up regarding the WM Armor being talked about.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: nicktem on January 23, 2008, 03:25:53 PM
Ahh yeah, thanks for that guys.

Also, have you guys noticed how from MA Iron Man #9, Iron Man has reverted back to the Adi Granov pre-Extremis armour? And it seems to be like that up until MA:IM #12 as you can see by the latest posts.
I personally am curious why they are going backwards, maybe Tony just likes to change it up? Maybe by issue 30 we'll end up with the classic armour!! Or maybe...and all this rambling just helped me work it out...they did it cause it looks like the movie armour and it will be concurrent with the movie!! ok...


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: IMJ on January 24, 2008, 10:33:08 PM
I want to commend all of you guys (especially Iron Jedi) not only for staying on top of this thread and maintaining the fan-driven atmosphere, but also generally following the format I outlined in the first post of the thread.

Over time, this thread will be a great resource for future reading as well as additions to the Advanced Iron website as we continue to catch it up.  Way to contribute guys! Now, the next step is to keep those Advanced Iron submissions coming in!


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Roger A Ott II on January 25, 2008, 12:07:50 AM
I'm looking at eventually replacing them with newer printings that match the more eye-pleasing cover designs.

LOL... and you razz me about my completists collection of Iron Mania.... ;)

Don't know how I missed this a month ago... :-[

Anyway, the operative word in my quote above is "replacing."  My reasoning is to have a uniformity on my bookshelf because the older Essentials really do stick out like a sore thumb amongst the newer ones.  Once I get newer printings to achieve that end, I'll sell off the original first printings, because I have no reason to own more than one copy of the same book with only a different cover.

So there!  How 'bout them apples? ;D


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: nicktem on January 25, 2008, 12:51:21 AM
word IMJ


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Typhon on January 25, 2008, 03:02:35 AM
Anyway, the operative word in my quote above is "replacing."  My reasoning is to have a uniformity on my bookshelf because the older Essentials really do stick out like a sore thumb amongst the newer ones. 

I'm with Roger on the look of the older essential books.  The white background on the spine stands out too much when mixed with the solid black on the new essential spines.  In fact, that plus the character headshots on the spine make them look like different books entirely.  It's like having a trilogy of books with the 1st and 3rd hardcovers and the middle book one of those tall paperbacks.  It's the same thing and yet it's not.   


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: IMJ on January 25, 2008, 04:48:09 PM
So there!  How 'bout them apples? ;D

Dude, if you woulda told me this during a random comic phone call the convo would've ended because I would've been laughing my @$$ off!!

 :D :D :D :D :D :D


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on February 18, 2008, 02:52:37 PM
May Solicits are pending. Here's a preview.
Iron Man: Legacy of Doom #2 | 05.?.08

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/IMLoD-02.jpg)

More tomorrow.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Chaos on February 18, 2008, 03:04:36 PM
Looks good. Is that supposed to be the devil in the background or just another demon?


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Kaiser on February 18, 2008, 04:36:07 PM
Hmm, I really don't know who that is.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: nicktem on February 18, 2008, 09:42:28 PM
Thats a good question, its gonna be good regardless of who it is i think!


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on February 19, 2008, 11:47:58 AM
May Solicits are here. These are the IM and IM-related goodies:
 
Invincible Iron Man #01 Quesada Cover | 05.?.08

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/invim001.jpg)

Iron Man: DoS #29 | 05.?.08

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/im029.jpg)

Iron Manual #02 | 05.?.08

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/ironmanual.jpg)

Iron Man: Viva Las Vegas #01 | 05.?.08

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/imvegas001.jpg)

Marvel Aventures: Iron Man #13 | 05.?.08 (Woo Hoo - Blacklash!)

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/maradvim013.jpg)

Ultimate Iron Man v.2 #05 | 05.?.08

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/ultimv2005.jpg)

Avengers-Invaders #01 | 05.?.08

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/avninv001.jpg)

Mighty Avengers #13 | 05.?.08

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/mightavn013.jpg)

Moon Knight #18 | 05.?.08

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/moonkn018.jpg)

Secret Invasion #02 | 05.?.08

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/secret_invasion_2.jpg)

I'll add the other IIM covers as I find them. Full Marvel solicits here (http://www.newsarama.com/marvelnew/May08/solicitations.html).


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Chaos on February 19, 2008, 11:56:56 AM
So will he actually be appearing in Moonknight? last time he was on the cover he wasnt in the book.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on February 19, 2008, 11:58:24 AM
So will he actually be appearing in Moonknight? last time he was on the cover he wasnt in the book.

According to the solicits, Tony is taking Loon Knight's SHRA card away, personally!


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: nicktem on February 23, 2008, 08:08:15 PM
In the cover to Director of SHIELD 29, the extremis armour faceplate resembles the movie armour faceplate around the mouth area and eyes kinda.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Chaos on February 23, 2008, 10:48:08 PM
In the cover to Director of SHIELD 29, the extremis armour faceplate resembles the movie armour faceplate around the mouth area and eyes kinda.


It does. One of the things I am expecting as a "bleed over" from the movie to the comics is the armor looking more like the movie version.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: nicktem on February 24, 2008, 02:30:14 AM
well i guess its happening, i like the way the extremis armour looks though? ahh well *sigh*


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Typhon on February 26, 2008, 10:56:08 PM
In the cover to Director of SHIELD 29, the extremis armour faceplate resembles the movie armour faceplate around the mouth area and eyes kinda.


Yeah but that's just the cover; a cover drawn by the same guy who designed the movie armor.  Either Granov was asked to draw it like that to bring new readers into the book or he's just been drawing it like that so much over the last year or so that it was just a habit.   


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: nicktem on February 27, 2008, 03:03:12 AM
Yeah, i never thought of it that way....hmmm


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: IMJ on March 05, 2008, 06:31:49 PM
Marvel Spotlight: Iron Man Movie Edition $2.99 | 04.02.2008

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/IMJ/MarvelSpotlightMovieIssue.jpg)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Roger A Ott II on March 06, 2008, 12:41:23 AM
Those Marvel Spotlight books are pretty good.  I picked up a few of them over the past year or so, and they're pretty informative.  Be interesting to see how they do with this one.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: nicktem on March 06, 2008, 08:45:56 PM
Those Marvel Spotlight books are pretty good.  I picked up a few of them over the past year or so, and they're pretty informative.  Be interesting to see how they do with this one.

Yeah, they're great! You get so much info on the writers and upcoming stuff etc. I got the Ghost Rider one, the lost art from the 1980s GR is to die for!! Very cool.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Guy on March 12, 2008, 05:18:26 AM
Quote from: The IronJedi

Marvel Adventrues: Iron Man #10 | 05.?.2008

[IMG
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/MAIM-010.jpg[/img]






Does anyone know why this armor wasn't in issue 10 of MAIM, let alone on the cover?     


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: IMJ on March 12, 2008, 02:46:28 PM
Interesting catch, man.  I'll see what I can find out...


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on March 12, 2008, 02:53:40 PM
Newsarama (http://forum.newsarama.com/showthread.php?t=149718) had an interesting "one year later" follow-up to Civil War with Tom Brevoort.  They also slipped in some upcoming IM covers including Invincible Iron Man #2 and the variant, as well as IM:DoS #30. No solicit info available... yet.

Invincible Iron Man #2:

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/IIM-002.jpg)

Invincible Iron Man #2 Variant:

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/INVIM002_cvr-var.jpg)

Iron Man: DoS #30:

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/IMV4-030.jpg)



Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Kaiser on March 12, 2008, 03:40:32 PM
The tank in the Invincible Iron Man #2 original cover looks like the one he destroyed in the trailer for the movie ;).


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Agent 333 on March 12, 2008, 03:46:47 PM
Holy armor inconsistancies, Batman! I don't even remember if he's supposed to have spikey knees or not with this armor, but seeing it side by side like that makes me wonder...

EDIT: ACTUAL SALIENT POST:

I like the #2 variant, but not the non-variant version. In the non-varient version it looks like he's putting his hands up in surrender. DOS #30 looks cool (except the spikey knees SNAFU), but I wonder why he had to total that poor car by landing on it.... Bah, he's got money to spare replacing it!


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Kaiser on March 12, 2008, 08:38:28 PM
Those spikey knees make me think of Nova in his current costume.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Agent 333 on March 12, 2008, 10:24:28 PM
The smoke coming from his chest hole probably doesn't help much. Though I gotta say, Nova's looking really cool these days....


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Kaiser on March 13, 2008, 03:46:24 PM
That smoke could just be comming from the car and Iron Man's unibeam could simply be shining light at the smoke that reflects off of the said smoke and makes it easily visible.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Metal Monkey on March 13, 2008, 04:48:17 PM
Love those covers, especially the Granov one (although I agree about the spiked knee cap).


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Chaos on March 14, 2008, 06:59:18 AM
I like the spikey knees. But I'm a fan of them in general.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Metal Monkey on April 04, 2008, 10:43:17 PM
Here is the latest variant cover, this one by Marko Djurdjevic. And as you can see, Iron Man faces off against agents of AIM. Awesome!

It reminds me of the Djurdjevic cover to Daredevil Volume II, #100, with Daredevil against ninjas from the Hand, and other villains.

(http://comicsmedia.ign.com/comics/image/article/864/864774/invincible-iron-man-20080404061608153.jpg)

For the article from IGN, click here (http://comics.ign.com/articles/864/864774p1.html).


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: nicktem on April 05, 2008, 03:49:10 AM
yeah that picture is awesome! he's such a good artist


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Metal Monkey on April 06, 2008, 01:52:52 PM
yeah that picture is awesome! he's such a good artist

Yeah, I love Djurdjevic'c covers. And speaking of Invincible Iron Man variants, here is the latest, this one by Billy Tan.

(http://www.comicbookresources.com/images/previews/marvelcomics/invincibleironman/1/Variant_Billy-Tan_F.jpg)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Agent 333 on April 06, 2008, 09:14:15 PM
Layton's IM Cover:
(http://creative.myspace.com/groups/_mcb/mycupojoe/week003/im1variantfinal_C.jpg)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: nicktem on April 07, 2008, 03:03:38 AM
Billy Tan's rendition - Iron Man sports a weird helmet, a cross between extremis, Ultimate, and pre-extremis. Artists are just going nuts on his helmet lately....i guess its cool to do your own thing but i always felt that if you are drawing Iron Man you leave the armour the way it is meant to look, its not like Tony's designing different helmets for every occasion. Clothes are fashionable, armour is armour.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Kaiser on April 07, 2008, 03:42:57 PM
I think your point proves Chaos's point that no one can draw Iron Man consistently anymore.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Roger A Ott II on April 07, 2008, 05:19:55 PM
It's not that they can't, it's that they won't.  Everyone wants to put their own personal stamp on characters these days.  Staying on model is a thing of the past, a relic of bygone times when the characters were more important than creators.

Yes, I know...I'm still beating the dead horse.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Metal Monkey on April 07, 2008, 05:26:09 PM
Layton's IM Cover:
(http://creative.myspace.com/groups/_mcb/mycupojoe/week003/im1variantfinal_C.jpg)

I love it!


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Chaos on April 07, 2008, 06:44:21 PM
All in all i like the covers, though Tan does draw the mask weird.I liked Layton's version of the armor except the eye slits, they look too goggle like. Is Tony holding the movie helmet a sign the latest rendition of the armor is going to match the movie's?



Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: nicktem on April 08, 2008, 12:10:37 AM
Layton's faceplate for the classic armour looks perfect, yeah the pre-extremis armour does look kinda goggly.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: IMJ on April 08, 2008, 12:18:02 PM
(http://creative.myspace.com/groups/_mcb/mycupojoe/week003/im1variantfinal_C.jpg)

This is one of the best Layton pieces I've seen in years. It's fantastic!


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Kaiser on April 08, 2008, 03:46:46 PM
Agreed.  That is a good piece aside from the goggle slits on the Pre-Extremis.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Guy on April 09, 2008, 02:18:46 AM
For the life of me I can't see this "goggleness" of which you guy's speak.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: nicktem on April 09, 2008, 02:35:40 AM
For the life of me I can't see this "goggleness" of which you guy's speak.

i think its just the thick orangey border around the eye slits, i only noticed when Chaos commented on it.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on April 14, 2008, 01:22:08 PM
July Solicits are pending. Here's a preview.

Invincible Iron Man #3 | 07.?.08

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/inv_im_3.jpg)

Invincible Iron Man #3 variant | 07.?.08

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/inv_im_3_variant.jpg)

Iron Man: DoS #31 | 07.?.08

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/ironman31.jpg)

Iron Man: Legacy of Doom #4 | 07.?.08

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/im_doom_4.jpg)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Kaiser on April 14, 2008, 03:42:47 PM
I like the cover for Iron Man DoS #31 a lot.  That busy-ness actually looks pretty cool for once.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on April 14, 2008, 03:49:37 PM
Agreed, IK. That cover really stuck out to me too. Would make a great poster. Surprised it wasn't in the poster book that was recently released.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Tetragrammaton on April 14, 2008, 05:02:08 PM
I didn't realize that the movie Mk-III armor is being used in Invincible.

July Solicits are pending. Here's a preview.

Invincible Iron Man #3 variant | 07.?.08

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/inv_im_3_variant.jpg)



Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Chaos on April 14, 2008, 05:11:10 PM
Though there isnt a whole lot of difference between them, I do think the movie armor look significantly better than the extremis armor (not that its a ahrd feat to accomplish).

I also like the armor on the LoD cover with the exception of that hair thing at top.



Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on April 14, 2008, 05:21:58 PM
I also like the armor on the LoD cover with the exception of that hair thing at top.

Wait until you find out about that armor, Chaos.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Kaiser on April 14, 2008, 06:28:28 PM
I also like the armor on the LoD cover with the exception of that hair thing at top.

Wait until you find out about that armor, Chaos.

Iron Knight!  That's what he might be called for that mini-series.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: IMJ on April 14, 2008, 06:47:00 PM
I also like the armor on the LoD cover with the exception of that hair thing at top.

Wait until you find out about that armor, Chaos.

Iron Knight!  That's what he might be called for that mini-series.

Oh no... really. You guys are in for a surprise that so far only Chris and I have been privvy too.  AI 75 is going to be a real treat...


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Chaos on April 14, 2008, 07:21:25 PM
I also like the armor on the LoD cover with the exception of that hair thing at top.

Wait until you find out about that armor, Chaos.

At first glance it reminded me of the modular because of the lack of mouth. Though all those white symbols/runes seem to suggest it has some mystical quality to it.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Roger A Ott II on April 14, 2008, 09:49:23 PM
I didn't realize that the movie Mk-III armor is being used in Invincible.

I'd guess it's not.  Since it's a variant, I'm fairly sure they're just using the by-then huge popularity of the movie to rake in more dollars.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: nicktem on April 15, 2008, 12:59:24 AM
I also like the armor on the LoD cover with the exception of that hair thing at top.

Wait until you find out about that armor, Chaos.

Iron Knight!  That's what he might be called for that mini-series.

Oh no... really. You guys are in for a surprise that so far only Chris and I have been privvy too.  AI 75 is going to be a real treat...

whats all this? i havent heard anything bout this? cmon spill ur guts guys


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on April 15, 2008, 03:28:14 PM
More July Solicits. No Marvel Adventures: Iron Man... hmmmm. Here's a preview of some Skrully Stuff.

Marvel Adventures: Super Heroes #1 | 07.?.08

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/MASH-001.jpg)

Secret Invasion #4 | 07.?.08

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/ScrtInvsn-04.jpg)

Avengers: The Initiative #15 | 07.?.08

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/Avngrs-Init-015.jpg)

Mighty Avengers #16 | 07.?.08

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/MghtyAvngrs-016.jpg)

New Avengers #43 | 07.?.08

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/NwAvngrs-043.jpg)

And because Shellhead makes an appearance and it's written by the Knaufs

Eternals #2 | 07.?.08

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/Etrnls-002.jpg)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: nicktem on April 15, 2008, 09:26:41 PM
eternals is going to be awesome, looking forward to that alot. great addition to the cosmic line but still grounded on earth, so hopefully more readers pick it up.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on May 20, 2008, 10:33:54 AM
Covers for August's DoS and Invincible-

Iron Man: Director of SHIELD #32 | 08.?.08

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/IMv4-032.jpg)

Invincible Iron Man #4 | 08.?.08

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/IIMv2-004.jpg)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Kaiser on May 20, 2008, 04:20:18 PM
That armored adversary on the cover of Invincible Iron Man #4 actually looks kind of cool.  I wonder who it could be?  Stane?


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Chaos on May 20, 2008, 07:13:21 PM
Could be a Stane combat suit for mass production, or a version of Iron Man where there is only one or a few.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Crimson Dynamonger on May 20, 2008, 08:15:57 PM
Yeah, that suit reminds me a lot of the 'Nano-Muscle Suit' from Crysis. 
And then the helmet reminds me of the early Ultimate Iron Man armor.  Perhaps it's the huge round eyes?


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: nicktem on May 20, 2008, 11:54:00 PM
The guy in the suit is Stane.
From the rectangle uni-beam it looks to be based on Iron Man tech...much like what the ol Iron Monger did.
The bugs/faults in extremis Tony is starting to notice might be Stane somehow taking bio data or schematics from the armour...all to build his own.



Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Agent 333 on May 21, 2008, 12:04:13 AM
Jedi, you missed a varient for Invincible IM #4...
(http://www.marvel.com/comics/onsale/covers/0808/INVIM004_varCOV.jpg)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on May 21, 2008, 10:26:48 AM
Who?! Me? ;D Nice catch... never claimed to be omniscient, just wired. ;)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Guy on May 21, 2008, 12:38:24 PM
Too bad Tony didn't know he would be facing Force Lightning. He could've borrowed Iron Jedi's lightsaber to block it.  ;D


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Kaiser on May 21, 2008, 03:49:43 PM
Hokey Religions and primitive weapons are no match for a good repulsor by your side kid. ;)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Crimson Dynamonger on May 21, 2008, 05:02:50 PM
Hokey Religions and primitive weapons are no match for a good repulsor by your side kid. ;)
The IronJedi finds your lack of faith disturbing


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: nicktem on May 21, 2008, 05:32:49 PM
Hokey Religions and primitive weapons are no match for a good repulsor by your side kid. ;)

lol. hate those hokey religions.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on May 21, 2008, 08:50:32 PM
Ah, but when one is the IronJedi you not only have the Force as your ally but a highly sophisticated, bleeding-edge technologically-based battlesuit with all sorts of interesting abilities to supplement Force-skills. I mean envision Mace Windu in the War Machine Armor... makes the mind boggle!


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Kaiser on May 21, 2008, 08:55:54 PM
Hokey Religions and primitive weapons are no match for a good repulsor by your side kid. ;)
The IronJedi finds your lack of faith disturbing

Really now, you expect me to believe that a lightsaber can defeat something that travels at 99.999% the speed of light?  Light can orbit the earth 7 times in one second if it could bend that way.  That means that I could use my repulsor rays to shoot a lightsaber out of somebody's hand before they can move their arms quick enough to do anything about it.  Even with the Force, humans can only move their hands so fast.  Even then, the velocity of the charged particles in the Repulsor Beam would be so immense that no human would be able to defeat the electric force between the plasma in the lightsaber and the electrons in the Repulsor blast.  If the charges are the same, the lightsaber would be accelerated out of the person's hand.  If the charges are similar, then the Jedi still has a large amount of momentum to deal with, which would still knock the lightsaber out of his hand.

As such, I still stand by my belief that Repulsors>Lightsabers.

Also, I have countered faith with logic!

That, and there would be no point in having a lightsaber or the Force if I had the Iron Man or War Machine battlesuit.  Anything that a Jedi could do I can do with Repulsor Rays, Heat Blasts, Tractor Beams, electromagnetic force fields, etc.  It really wouldn't be much of an upgrade to be a Jedi and an Iron Man.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Crimson Dynamonger on May 21, 2008, 09:03:19 PM
Hokey Religions and primitive weapons are no match for a good repulsor by your side kid. ;)
The IronJedi finds your lack of faith disturbing
Really now, you expect me to believe that a lightsaber can defeat something that travels at 99.999% the speed of light?....Also, I have countered faith with logic!
Oh I don't expect you to believe that (in fact I agree lol).  ;)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: nicktem on May 21, 2008, 10:01:56 PM
u tell em Kaiser


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Guy on May 22, 2008, 02:33:01 AM
Oh I don't know, the Force can have it's uses. I know this guy, Omi Won Kenobi, who claims to be a Master of the Gray Side of the Force. Which makes him neither good nor evil. He uses his powers to cheat at gambling & convince women to go to his room with him.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on May 22, 2008, 11:58:07 AM
Iron Man: Viva Las Vegas #2 | 07.?.08

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/IM_VEGAS_2.jpg)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Crimson Dynamonger on May 23, 2008, 12:47:12 PM
On a related note, anybody else notice the 'Stark 08' button on the cover of Ms Marvel #29 (http://marvel.com/comics/onsale/covers/0708/msmarvel29.jpg)?  I want to turn that into an AIM buddy icon  ;D
 


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: mateus on May 23, 2008, 01:43:34 PM
On a related note, anybody else notice the 'Stark 08' button on the cover of Ms Marvel #29 (http://marvel.com/comics/onsale/covers/0708/msmarvel29.jpg)?  I want to turn that into an AIM buddy icon  ;D
 
why does that look like its pam anderson on the cover...-_-"


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Crimson Dynamonger on May 23, 2008, 07:57:39 PM
why does that look like its pam anderson on the cover...-_-"
So much for Marvel's resident feminist superhero...but seriously, I might just write-in Tony Stark on my ballot


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Kaiser on May 23, 2008, 08:39:57 PM
That is one sexy cover!   ;D


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: mateus on May 23, 2008, 10:28:17 PM
That is one sexy cover!   ;D
down boy! down!


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: nicktem on May 24, 2008, 02:39:13 AM
That is one sexy cover!   ;D

oo yeh!! HAHAH!

The Viva La Vegas Fin Fang Foom looks awesome.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Chaos on May 24, 2008, 09:46:44 AM
Those covers are nice. Still dont like the armor, but what can you do?


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Typhon on May 31, 2008, 11:47:31 AM
This D.O.S. #33 I believe:
(http://i.newsarama.com/Philly08/Marvel/secretinvasion/iromcover33f.jpg)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Kaiser on May 31, 2008, 04:38:39 PM
Behold, the return of War Machine!


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on May 31, 2008, 07:51:38 PM
 :o WOW! :o


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Mark on June 01, 2008, 12:25:54 AM
And since it's a three issue arc, I can only hope for 2 more Granov War Machine covers.  ;D


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Chaos on June 01, 2008, 01:01:48 AM
Did anyone else notice the lack of uni-beam just like the original war machine armor?



Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Kaiser on June 01, 2008, 09:18:01 AM
Did anyone else notice the lack of uni-beam just like the original war machine armor?



No, but now I notice it. 


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Crimson Dynamonger on June 01, 2008, 09:45:58 AM
It's better they left it off, though; otherwise the suit would look waaay too busy even for War Machine


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: pauls1688 on June 01, 2008, 07:18:53 PM
is it true he is a cyborg now??? ??? when did this happen and why??? ???


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Crimson Dynamonger on June 01, 2008, 07:24:59 PM
is it true he is a cyborg now??? ??? when did this happen and why??? ???
It hasn't been revealed yet, but I have a sneaking suspicion it involves the events of an upcoming Invincible Iron Man issue.  According to the August solicit, "one of his [Tony's] closest allies is critically injured," and "Tony aims to put an end to the games with some serious upgrades."

Not to mention that right now in IIM, Rhodey is still wearing the old 90s War Machine armor.  That 'upgrade,' if you will, might be Rhodey's cyborgification.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: pauls1688 on June 01, 2008, 07:32:30 PM
thanks crimson dynamonger i will have to give my comic book guy a kick up the butt to get holed of the iim series he a great guy but he does take his time getting you new items for your wanted list.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Chaos on June 01, 2008, 07:50:24 PM
is it true he is a cyborg now??? ??? when did this happen and why??? ???

In one of the recent issues of The Initiative Rhodey takes his helmet off and half his face has metal plating on it, kind of like Deathlock.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Kaiser on June 01, 2008, 07:59:11 PM
is it true he is a cyborg now??? ??? when did this happen and why??? ???

In one of the recent issues of The Initiative Rhodey takes his helmet off and half his face has metal plating on it, kind of like Deathlock.


What?  NOOO!!  Why would they do this to Rhodey?  I guess I should just blame Joe Q should I?


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Roger A Ott II on June 01, 2008, 08:21:49 PM
Why not wait until the story is told, instead of jumping to conclusions?

I mean, I don't particularly like the idea myself at this point, but if it's done well in the context of the story that's currently unfolding, it might actually be good.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: nicktem on June 02, 2008, 12:12:37 AM
This looks awesome! The big 3 together again...for the first time. ha!

SECRET INVASION #6
(http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee177/nicktem/secret-invasion-20080531060250736.jpg)



Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Chaos on June 02, 2008, 06:37:23 AM
Why not wait until the story is told, instead of jumping to conclusions?

I mean, I don't particularly like the idea myself at this point, but if it's done well in the context of the story that's currently unfolding, it might actually be good.

But why do something significant to a character that doesnt need anything done to it?

Then again, after saying that I shouldnt be surprised seeing as what they did with Stark...


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Crimson Dynamonger on June 16, 2008, 04:49:02 PM
Here (http://i.newsarama.com/preview_images/marvelnew/sept08/invim005_cov.jpg) is the cover for Invincible Iron Man #5


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Nomad on June 16, 2008, 07:39:57 PM
Ehhh.......not very inspiring cover.  Story is good so far though.  I have a feeling we may not see the Knaufs again.  Anyone heard anything new as of late?


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Crimson Dynamonger on June 16, 2008, 08:30:35 PM
Ehhh.......not very inspiring cover.  Story is good so far though.  I have a feeling we may not see the Knaufs again.  Anyone heard anything new as of late?
In one of those articles floating around about the Secret Invasion tie-in featuring War Machine, I remember one of them mentioning the Knaufs were gone :(

And the more I look at that cover, the more I think Zeke's ladyfriend looks like a complete airhead.  ::)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: nicktem on June 16, 2008, 10:18:02 PM
Stane's bio suit is odd. Im still trying to work out if i like it or not. I like the square chestpiece but other than that...mmm


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Kaiser on June 17, 2008, 09:41:25 AM
That suit is quite ugly.  The helmet looks good, but everything else makes him look too much like a Guyver unit or something.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Crimson Dynamonger on June 17, 2008, 10:56:49 AM
That suit is quite ugly.  The helmet looks good, but everything else makes him look too much like a Guyver unit or something.
Well isn't the whole biotech-armor thing Zeke is going with here a decent analog to a Guyver symbiote?


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Kaiser on June 17, 2008, 11:49:58 AM
Yeah, I guess you can say that.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on June 17, 2008, 01:03:24 PM
September Solicits with some more Iron Man-related goodies:

Eternals #4 | 09.?.08

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/Etrnlsv2-004.jpg)

Iron Man: The Art of the Iron Man Movie HC | 09.?.08

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/IMMOVART_HC_COV.jpg)

Iron Man: The Digital Comic Book Archive Vol. I

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/IMARCHIVES_DVD.jpg)

New Avengers #45 | 09.?.08

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/NEWAVN045_cov.jpg)

as well as the aforementioned:

IIM #5 | 09.?.08

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/IIMv2-005.jpg)

IM:DoS #33 | 09.?.08

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/IMv4-033.jpg)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Ironghost on June 17, 2008, 01:10:07 PM
This looks awesome! The big 3 together again...for the first time. ha!

SECRET INVASION #6

That's properly. "Thor kicks Butt, Iron Man's back in Wimp Mode, and NewCap Blows."

Thanks. :D



Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Quint on June 17, 2008, 04:15:19 PM
I like the way Acuna drew Iron Man on the Eternals cover (except for the hands, they look like rubber gloves) Plus he drew the chest light round as opposed to diamond shaped, so either artists are really not paying attention anymore or Joe Q and friends are really pushing for more of a look closer to the movie. Which will be proven soon I guess as from what I understood from several sites Tony is going to design a new armor soon.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: mateus on June 18, 2008, 04:25:46 PM
I like the way Acuna drew Iron Man on the Eternals cover (except for the hands, they look like rubber gloves) Plus he drew the chest light round as opposed to diamond shaped, so either artists are really not paying attention anymore or Joe Q and friends are really pushing for more of a look closer to the movie. Which will be proven soon I guess as from what I understood from several sites Tony is going to design a new armor soon.
confirmed ish in invincible iron man.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: nicktem on June 18, 2008, 09:29:33 PM
Im really interested to see the fight between the Eternals and Iron Man. I started collecting the series, not the greatest first issue ever but the art is to die for and i am a big fan of the Eternals, but knowing the Knaufs they will build it slow to some kind of awesome conclusion.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on June 19, 2008, 10:14:50 AM
Im really interested to see the fight between the Eternals and Iron Man. I started collecting the series, not the greatest first issue ever but the art is to die for and i am a big fan of the Eternals, but knowing the Knaufs they will build it slow to some kind of awesome conclusion.

Been on the fence about picking up another new title, especially since I've been trimming the "pull list." On the other hand, I enjoy the Knaufs' writing and, like you said, Daniel Acuna's art is phenomenal.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: nicktem on June 19, 2008, 08:57:33 PM
Im really interested to see the fight between the Eternals and Iron Man. I started collecting the series, not the greatest first issue ever but the art is to die for and i am a big fan of the Eternals, but knowing the Knaufs they will build it slow to some kind of awesome conclusion.

Been on the fence about picking up another new title, especially since I've been trimming the "pull list." On the other hand, I enjoy the Knaufs' writing and, like you said, Daniel Acuna's art is phenomenal.

I had to weigh up which titles to collect and drop too. Though i think i made the right choice. I usually collect a title till issue 25 (or less with Iron Fist) and then decide to drop it or whatever, so at least then i have a good run. I was going to drop Ghost Rider but it has started to pick up again with his new origin and purpose starting to be revealed, along with the return of Danny Ketch! cool!

I just reckon collect the charachters you like. I dropped a couple titles which were good reads but the charachters i didnt enjoy as much as say reading about the Eternals or Shellhead etc.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Crimson Dynamonger on July 14, 2008, 08:16:12 PM
For one of the upcoming NA issues, we now have New Avengers:  Skrulluminati (http://comicsmedia.ign.com/comics/image/article/889/889114/secret-invasion-20080714034336834.jpg)
-I get with the chin-ridges they're trying to make everyone look like a Skrull, but with Iron Man...it looks less Skrully and more like those indentations on his arms.  But that's just me nitpicking regardless of the fact we know Tony is not a Skrull


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: nicktem on July 17, 2008, 09:58:58 PM
I love the fact how the Skrulls hate Tony Stark so much, he is the no.1 superhero, no.1 good guy on Earth and the Skrulls HATE HIM! HA! And in the end you know he will triumph!


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Agent 333 on July 19, 2008, 11:22:42 AM
Iron Man: Director of SHIELD #34 -- 10.??.08
(http://www.marvel.com/i/content/st/4264new_storyimage6412130_full.jpg)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Kaiser on July 19, 2008, 01:52:09 PM
Man, I'm stoked for War Machine to finally reappear in the series!


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Crimson Dynamonger on July 20, 2008, 09:15:55 AM
If only for the nostalgia, I hope they do something with the cover title like the old Iron Man War Machine strikethrough, when they introduced that armor back in the 90s.  Boy would that get the fanboy in me all excited  ;D


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on July 21, 2008, 10:27:19 AM
Marvel October Solicits due out tomorrow, but here's a sneak peak.

Invincible Iron Man #6 | 10.?.08

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/IIM-006.jpg)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: mateus on July 21, 2008, 11:00:50 AM
thanks iron jedi! may the force be with you!
damn that cover looks good ;D


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Kaiser on July 21, 2008, 11:21:18 AM
Hopefully the fight will still be an epic one.  I did not just buy 3 issues of set-up just to see something small.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Chaos on July 21, 2008, 09:41:43 PM
Hopefully the fight will still be an epic one.  I did not just buy 3 issues of set-up just to see something small.

Agreed. And I dont like Stane's suit. It's just too second-rate villain looking.

That War Machine over is pretty cool though.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: mateus on July 21, 2008, 10:39:31 PM
Hopefully the fight will still be an epic one.  I did not just buy 3 issues of set-up just to see something small.

Agreed. And I dont like Stane's suit. It's just too second-rate villain looking.

That War Machine over is pretty cool though.
it isnt a suit though, its a uniform.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on July 22, 2008, 12:24:56 PM
All covers Iron Man (and Secret Invasion) related:

Avengers: The Initiative | 10.?.08

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/AVNGRSINIT-018.jpg)

Avengers / Invaders | 10.?.08

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/AVNGRS-INVDRS-005.jpg)

Mighty Avengers | 10.?.08

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/MAVNGRS-019.jpg)

New Avengers | 10.?.08

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/NAVNGRS-046.jpg)

New Warriors | 10.?.08

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/NWRRSv2-017.jpg)

Marvel Adventures: Supeheroes | 10.?.08

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/MASH-004.jpg)

And because this is the Knaufs Cap project:

Captain America: Theater of War - Operation Zero-Point | 10.?.08

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/CAP-ToW-01.jpg)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: I Like Cynic on July 22, 2008, 05:47:02 PM
do not like the look of that New Warriors cover. Not to mention not being terribly thrilled about the Invaders cover. Nazi Tony on the former and owned Tony on the latter.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Crimson Dynamonger on July 22, 2008, 08:20:48 PM
do not like the look of that New Warriors cover. Not to mention not being terribly thrilled about the Invaders cover. Nazi Tony on the former and owned Tony on the latter.
I invoke Godwin's Law!  :P
Nonetheless, I can't seem to read the text on that big poster of Iron Man - can anybody else? *EDIT* Okay, I can read it now ("We see everything")

And with respect to the Invaders solicit, they mentioned a villain returning with an interest in the original Torch...Ultron* perhaps?  Or maybe it's because I'm itching for an Iron Man vs Ultron grudge match after Mighty avengers >_<




*Based on the fact that apparently, Ultron uses a duplicate model of the Torch's android body to create Vision


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: I Like Cynic on July 22, 2008, 08:25:11 PM
yeah, after closer inspection i'll change that to Orwellian Tony. i think It says 'We see Everything'.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on August 06, 2008, 11:45:53 AM
And now we have "Bonobo Stark" aka Iron Monkey to look forward to courstesy of  Kaare Andrews and the Marvel Apes event.

Invincible Iron Man #5 | 09.?.08


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Kaiser on August 06, 2008, 03:02:35 PM
That is just plain silly right there.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Chaos on August 06, 2008, 07:44:59 PM
Can we get that colorist to work on the book?


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Crimson Dynamonger on August 15, 2008, 11:42:26 AM
I just found this (http://comicsmedia.ign.com/comics/image/article/899/899056/secret-invasion-revelations-part-ten-20080814051115478.jpg) gem cover for DoS #35.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on August 15, 2008, 11:59:24 AM
SWEET!

Iron Man: DoS | 10.?.08


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Chaos on August 15, 2008, 12:16:25 PM
nice cover


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Kaiser on August 15, 2008, 04:07:35 PM
Epic cover.  I'm going to get all of these War Machine appearance issues.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Ironghost on August 15, 2008, 04:34:56 PM
Like someone said "I've got to get me one of those!"

It'd beat commuting.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Guy on August 16, 2008, 01:09:31 PM
That looks like the movie armor done up as the W.M. suit. If there's a W.M. in I.M.2 do you suppose that it'll look like this?


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Kaiser on August 16, 2008, 09:34:12 PM
Yes my friend.  Yes.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Agent 333 on August 16, 2008, 10:31:00 PM
My only problem with that cover is the position of his sholder gun. I mean, it's pointing from his left sholder across his back and down his right arm.... it's almost Escher-esque how it manages to avoid his head...


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on August 17, 2008, 12:37:36 PM
My only problem with that cover is the position of his sholder gun. I mean, it's pointing from his left sholder across his back and down his right arm.... it's almost Escher-esque how it manages to avoid his head...

Software and great engineering, my friend. Software and great engineering.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Kaiser on August 17, 2008, 03:33:42 PM
Either that or the gun may be retracted and not even active at the moment.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on August 19, 2008, 04:01:03 PM
November Solicits from Marvel.

Adam: Legend of The Blue Marvel #1 (Another Timely/forgotten Hero)| 11.05.08

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/adamblmrvl001.jpg)

Avengers/Invaders #8 | 11.05.08

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/avninv006_cov.jpg)

Avengers: The Initiative # | 11.26.08

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/avninit019_cov.jpg)

Invincible Iron Man #7 | 11.05.08

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/invim007_cvr.jpg)

Iron Man: DoS #35 | 11.19.08

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/IMv4-035.jpg)

Invincible Iron Man Hardback vol. I (3 covers) | 11.?.08

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/invim_v1_hc.jpg)

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/invim_v1_hcvar.jpg)

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/invim_v1_hcvar2.jpg)

Marvel Masterworks: The Invincible Iron Man vol.5 (reg. & var. cover) | 11.?.08

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/mmim005_hc.jpg)

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/mmim005var_hc.jpg)

Mighty Avengers #20 | 11.26.08

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New Avengers #47 | 11.26.08

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/newavn047_cov.jpg)

New Warrioirs #18 | 11.26.08

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/newwarv2018cov.jpg)

Secret Invasion #8 | 11.19.08

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/secinv008_cov.jpg)

True Believers #5 | 11.19.08

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/trueblvr005.jpg)



Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Chaos on August 19, 2008, 05:58:48 PM
Am I the only one who finds the idea of Night Thrasher being able to hurt IM in the realm of laughable?


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Kaiser on August 19, 2008, 06:22:38 PM
Am I the only one who finds the idea of Night Thrasher being able to hurt IM in the realm of laughable?

No, you aren't.  It is undeniably silly and more crappy writing.  Next thing you know it'll be another helmet removal by another Marvel character that is by all logic weaker than Iron Man.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Crimson Dynamonger on August 20, 2008, 07:25:54 AM
Even thought it's non-616, I figure we should include this (http://marvel.com/comics/onsale/covers/1108/NEWEXILES014_cov.jpg) New Exiles cover.  The solicit mentions something about the 'Sons of Iron.'  Sounds kinda like the Sons of the Batman from DKR


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Chaos on August 20, 2008, 08:11:32 AM
I like the Exiles cover, but seriously, Marvel needs to stop making every freaking variation of the armor based on the extremis model. I feel like I've been looking at the same armor for three years now no matter if its a specialty or alternate dimension. Its not like the design is even that good.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on August 20, 2008, 10:43:27 AM
Even thought it's non-616, I figure we should include this (http://marvel.com/comics/onsale/covers/1108/NEWEXILES014_cov.jpg) New Exiles cover.  The solicit mentions something about the 'Sons of Iron.'  Sounds kinda like the Sons of the Batman from DKR

Meant to post it and forgot...

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/NEWEXILES014_cov.jpg)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Agent 333 on August 20, 2008, 12:02:19 PM
Holy, crap! It took me a minute to realize it, but the chicks on that cover are Misty Knight and Coleen Wing (Misty's robotic arm gave it away).
Does that leave room for the possibility that the man in that suit is actually Luke Cage and not Tony Stark? I mean, if you take "skin like steel" to an extream... and it is an alternate reality...


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on August 20, 2008, 04:54:48 PM
Holy, crap! It took me a minute to realize it, but the chicks on that cover are Misty Knight and Coleen Wing (Misty's robotic arm gave it away).
Does that leave room for the possibility that the man in that suit is actually Luke Cage and not Tony Stark? I mean, if you take "skin like steel" to an extream... and it is an alternate reality...

Interesting thought. I picked up on Coleen and Misty, despite Misty's lack for 'fro but didn't consider Luke being in the armor. Hmmm...


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Agent 333 on August 26, 2008, 08:31:08 PM
This should apease Chaos.... an upcoming What If? featuring a non-extremis variation on Iron Man... in a very odd color scheme....

(http://www.marvel.com/i/content/st/4658new_storyimage9693173_full.jpg)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Chaos on August 26, 2008, 10:30:06 PM
This should apease Chaos.... an upcoming What If? featuring a non-extremis variation on Iron Man... in a very odd color scheme....

(http://www.marvel.com/i/content/st/4658new_storyimage9693173_full.jpg)

Though not a fan of the light blue, it is nice to see the non-extremis style for once. And that's a hell of a team up there.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Typhon on August 26, 2008, 11:01:42 PM
Am I the only one who finds the idea of Night Thrasher being able to hurt IM in the realm of laughable?

Considering the cover almost never reflects what's going on in the issue, I wouldn't worry too much. 


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Kaiser on August 27, 2008, 05:49:03 PM
This should apease Chaos.... an upcoming What If? featuring a non-extremis variation on Iron Man... in a very odd color scheme....

(http://www.marvel.com/i/content/st/4658new_storyimage9693173_full.jpg)

That is a very odd color scheme indeed.  Black going with Cyan?  You've got to be kidding me. 


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Ironghost on August 27, 2008, 08:51:49 PM
I think they've done that with Ghost Rider, once before.

Still fascinating.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: IMJ on September 08, 2008, 07:49:27 PM
This should apease Chaos.... an upcoming What If? featuring a non-extremis variation on Iron Man... in a very odd color scheme....

(http://www.marvel.com/i/content/st/4658new_storyimage9693173_full.jpg)

That is a very odd color scheme indeed.  Black going with Cyan?  You've got to be kidding me. 

Kind of looks like the Iron Maniac from the Marvel Team up issues.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Kaiser on September 09, 2008, 04:12:02 PM
Iron Man as a member of the FF really isn't that big of a turn on for me.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Chaos on September 09, 2008, 07:33:39 PM
Iron Man as a member of the FF really isn't that big of a turn on for me.

bigger turn on than any member of the Fantastic Four themselves though. I really dont like that team.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Kaiser on September 09, 2008, 08:25:06 PM
Iron Man as a member of the FF really isn't that big of a turn on for me.

bigger turn on than any member of the Fantastic Four themselves though. I really dont like that team.

Yeah, me neither.  They are quite overrated.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Crimson Dynamonger on September 12, 2008, 07:22:00 PM
Did anybody else find this Lenil Yu variant to SI #6?
(http://www.marvel.com/i/content/st/4944new_storyimage1252758_full.jpg)
A MUCH better take on the mainstream cover!


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Agent 333 on September 12, 2008, 09:24:04 PM
It's certainly more dyanmic, but I have to wonder how Bucky's going to land...


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Chaos on September 12, 2008, 10:34:38 PM
Did anybody else find this Lenil Yu variant to SI #6?
(http://www.marvel.com/i/content/st/4944new_storyimage1252758_full.jpg)
A MUCH better take on the mainstream cover!

No, didnt see that at all, but I agree, that is a very nice cover there.


It's certainly more dyanmic, but I have to wonder how Bucky's going to land...

lol


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Guy on September 14, 2008, 03:06:33 AM
That is a nice shot of Kirk, Spock, & McCoy...er, I mean the Father, the Son, & the Holy...Let me try again... I.M., Cap, & Thor.    ;D


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on September 15, 2008, 12:16:52 PM
December Solicits are due tomorrow but Newsarama (http://www.newsarama.com/comics/080916-marve-december-solicitations.html) has a preview up. Interesting to note, as well as disappointing, no Invincible Iron Man #8 cover preview due to events in Secret Invasion.

Adam : Legend of the Blue Marvel | 12.?.08

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/adambluemrvl002_cvr-col.jpg)

Avengers / Invaders | 12.?.08

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/avninv007_cov.jpg)

New Warriors | 12.?.08

Where it seems nero-fascist Tony continues to play a role in the storyline.

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/newwarv2019_cov.jpg)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: I Like Cynic on September 15, 2008, 08:39:07 PM
It looks like beta ray bill got himself an Iron Man armour. Talk about secret Invasion


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Kaiser on September 15, 2008, 08:56:04 PM
Sheesh, the art for that New Warriors cover is absolute crud.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Typhon on September 15, 2008, 09:04:31 PM
Sheesh, the art for that New Warriors cover is absolute crud.

New Warriors is absolute crude.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Techie on September 16, 2008, 07:52:00 AM
December Solicits are due tomorrow but Newsarama (http://www.newsarama.com/comics/080916-marve-december-solicitations.html) has a preview up. Interesting to note, as well as disappointing, no Invincible Iron Man #8 cover preview due to events in Secret Invasion.

Actually, the quote on Newsarama (http://www.newsarama.com/comics/080916-marve-december-solicitations.html) says: "These solicits are classified until the release of Secret Invasion #8."

So I have to ask. WHAT ARE THEY GONNA DO TO IRON MAN??!? Unless it's an armor change. Then it's okay, I guess....


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on September 16, 2008, 12:02:15 PM
December Solicits are due tomorrow but Newsarama (http://www.newsarama.com/comics/080916-marve-december-solicitations.html) has a preview up. Interesting to note, as well as disappointing, no Invincible Iron Man #8 cover preview due to events in Secret Invasion.

Actually, the quote on Newsarama (http://www.newsarama.com/comics/080916-marve-december-solicitations.html) says: "These solicits are classified until the release of Secret Invasion #8."

So I have to ask. WHAT ARE THEY GONNA DO TO IRON MAN??!? Unless it's an armor change. Then it's okay, I guess....

All of the Iron Man, War Machine and Avengers-related covers are classified until the release of Secret Invasion #8.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on September 16, 2008, 12:13:15 PM
This should apease Chaos.... an upcoming What If? featuring a non-extremis variation on Iron Man... in a very odd color scheme....

(http://www.marvel.com/i/content/st/4658new_storyimage9693173_full.jpg)

Though not a fan of the light blue, it is nice to see the non-extremis style for once. And that's a hell of a team up there.


And this will be one of December's four What If? titles- What If? Newer Fantastic 4.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Crimson Dynamonger on September 16, 2008, 01:35:06 PM
So here is the cover for What If?  HoM
(http://www.newsarama.com/preview_images/marvelnew/dec08/whathofm001_cov.jpg)
I am curious though, how would 'No More Powers' affect characters like Hawkeye, Punisher, and Iron Man (pre-Extremis)?


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Chaos on September 16, 2008, 01:59:07 PM
This should apease Chaos.... an upcoming What If? featuring a non-extremis variation on Iron Man... in a very odd color scheme....

(http://www.marvel.com/i/content/st/4658new_storyimage9693173_full.jpg)

Though not a fan of the light blue, it is nice to see the non-extremis style for once. And that's a hell of a team up there.


And this will be one of December's four What If? titles- What If? Newer Fantastic 4.


Does anyone else think that if the What If FF team fought the real FF team, the What If team would just mop the floor with them?


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: stark182 on September 16, 2008, 04:37:27 PM
gotta feeling something bad is gonna happen to Tony by the time Secret Invasion is over...


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Kaiser on September 16, 2008, 07:21:49 PM
This should apease Chaos.... an upcoming What If? featuring a non-extremis variation on Iron Man... in a very odd color scheme....

(http://www.marvel.com/i/content/st/4658new_storyimage9693173_full.jpg)

Though not a fan of the light blue, it is nice to see the non-extremis style for once. And that's a hell of a team up there.


And this will be one of December's four What If? titles- What If? Newer Fantastic 4.


Does anyone else think that if the What If FF team fought the real FF team, the What If team would just mop the floor with them?

Dude, Iron Man alone could arguably solo the entire real FF team.  I mean, he's got the strength of Thing, the firepower of the Torch, the force field generation and cloaking device like Invisible Woman, and the brains to competently keep up with Reed, so Iron Man essentially packs the power of the FF in his little old suit of his.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Agent 333 on September 16, 2008, 08:12:02 PM
I'm not sure if he could take the entire FF at once (never underestimate the effects of numbers), but easily clobber them one at a time, or possibly two at once.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on October 21, 2008, 12:04:33 PM
January solicits are up at CBR, alas anything related to the fallout from Secret Invasion and the beginning of Dark Regin (re. Iron Man, War Machine, anything Avengers-related, etc.) have no solicititation info or cover previews.

All is not lost though as I secrued this cover images that are Iron Man-related.

Adam: Legend of the Blue Marvel #3 | 01.?.09

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/ADAMBLMRVL003_cvr.jpg)

Avengers / Invaders #8 | 01.?.09

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/AVNINV008_COV.jpg)

New Warriors #20 | 01.?.09

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/NEWWARV2020_cov.jpg)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Ironghost on October 21, 2008, 01:39:40 PM
I'm not fond of that New Warriors cover.  I mean, unless this new Night Thrasher is a cousin of the original Silver Samurai, that glowing survival knife isn't going to do much.

Well this is Marvel, so it'll behead Tony if JoeQ wants.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Man Legacy on October 21, 2008, 02:51:50 PM
I'm not fond of that New Warriors cover.  I mean, unless this new Night Thrasher is a cousin of the original Silver Samurai, that glowing survival knife isn't going to do much.

Well this is Marvel, so it'll behead Tony if JoeQ wants.

I'm with ya there... Not to mention, I hate Shellheads helmet in that shot.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on October 21, 2008, 03:03:05 PM
I'm not fond of that New Warriors cover.  I mean, unless this new Night Thrasher is a cousin of the original Silver Samurai, that glowing survival knife isn't going to do much.

Well this is Marvel, so it'll behead Tony if JoeQ wants.

I'm with ya there... Not to mention, I hate Shellheads helmet in that shot.

At the very least, it's a super can-opener with face-plate removal attachment available from *Ginsu-Ronco Enterprises.

* A wholly owned subsidiary of Fujikawa/Hammer Enterprises.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Man Legacy on October 21, 2008, 03:09:56 PM
Lol... that's got to be it!


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Kaiser on October 21, 2008, 04:55:34 PM
That helmet in the new warriors cover looks outright dumb.  I can't even recognize Iron Man anymore!


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: nicktem on October 21, 2008, 08:59:04 PM
I think they did Iron man that way ont he New Warriors cover so he looked like Night Thrasher's opposite, so the battle looks more on the level, more balanced. Its a good idea. But it would have been cooler if Night Thrasher was taking on one of the Alpha Team, that would be more beleivable and then the artist wouldnt of had to "balance" out Iron Man for that cover.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Agent 333 on October 21, 2008, 09:02:16 PM
I believe the New Warriors storyline takes place in an alternate reality, so...


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Chaos on October 21, 2008, 10:48:12 PM
I'm just picturing Tony firing a repulsor blast through Night Thrasher's torso and ending that fight real quick.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Typhon on October 21, 2008, 10:49:20 PM
I believe the New Warriors storyline takes place in an alternate reality, so...

Yep.  And nobody in that reality buys the book either. ;D


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Agent 333 on October 22, 2008, 03:58:41 AM
Remember back in the early 90s when Tony took out the entire New Warriors in a few pages? And then berrated them for being a bunch of immature idiots? Yeah, that was cool.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: nicktem on October 23, 2008, 05:40:19 AM
I believe the New Warriors storyline takes place in an alternate reality, so...

Yep.  And nobody in that reality buys the book either. ;D

lol. i actually dont mind the charachter of Night Thrasher. He just needs to be part of a larger team, not lead one.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Kaiser on October 24, 2008, 07:47:25 PM
Remember back in the early 90s when Tony took out the entire New Warriors in a few pages? And then berrated them for being a bunch of immature idiots? Yeah, that was cool.

That was an epic scene.  The New Warriors were never burned so badly before.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on October 24, 2008, 08:45:16 PM
Remember back in the early 90s when Tony took out the entire New Warriors in a few pages? And then berrated them for being a bunch of immature idiots? Yeah, that was cool.

That was an epic scene.  The New Warriors were never burned so badly before.

Beg to differ. Nitro did a job on them if you remember what sparked Civil War. Just sayin'... ;D


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Kaiser on October 26, 2008, 08:34:17 AM
Remember back in the early 90s when Tony took out the entire New Warriors in a few pages? And then berrated them for being a bunch of immature idiots? Yeah, that was cool.

That was an epic scene.  The New Warriors were never burned so badly before.

Beg to differ. Nitro did a job on them if you remember what sparked Civil War. Just sayin'... ;D

Very funny IJ.  Very funny. :D


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on November 18, 2008, 12:23:59 PM
February solicits are up at CBR, alas anything related to the fallout from Secret Invasion and the beginning of Dark Regin (re. Iron Man, War Machine, anything Avengers-related, etc.) still have no solicititation info or cover previews.

All is not lost though as I secured these cover images that are Iron Man-related.

Adam: Legend of the Blue Marvel #4 | 02.?.09

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/ADAMLBM004_COV.jpg)

Astonishing Tales #1 | 02.?.09

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/ASTTALES1.jpg)
(Yes, that's Arno Stark, aka IM 2020, on the cover and featured in a story!)

Marvels: Eye of the Camera #4 | 02.?.09

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/MARVEYE004_cov.jpg)

Invincible Iron Man: The Five Nightmares TPb | 02.?.09

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/INVIM_V1_TPB.jpg)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Ironghost on November 18, 2008, 12:38:05 PM
It's the Silver Centurion suit! Yay! :D



Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Crimson Dynamonger on November 18, 2008, 05:42:09 PM
Strangely enough, IGN has a cover for War Machine #1 (http://media.comics.ign.com/media/142/14279439/img_6188598.html)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: stark182 on November 18, 2008, 08:09:11 PM
nice ign has alotta stuff on dark reign


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on November 18, 2008, 08:21:55 PM
Ah, you mean this:  ;D



Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Chaos on November 18, 2008, 10:14:09 PM
thats a nice cover there


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Man Legacy on November 19, 2008, 10:47:15 AM
Ah, you mean this:  ;D



Oooooo.... Aaaaaaaahhhh....

That's a great cover!


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: nicktem on November 20, 2008, 08:17:55 PM
OOoo....Arno Stark! awesome!!

Can't wait for Astonishing Tales, that looks great!!


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: I Like Cynic on November 21, 2008, 08:06:40 PM

Is Iron Man WITH the villains in that front cover for Astonishing tales?


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: nicktem on November 22, 2008, 05:54:16 AM
yeah i think so.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Agent 333 on November 22, 2008, 04:48:10 PM
Anyone else realize that if Arno Stark were born RIGHT NOW, he'd be 11 or 12 in 2020? Not exactly a threatening figure... he'd need to be at least Franklin Richards's age right now to be a plausible threat in 2020.
What has Morgan been up to lately anyway? When was the last time we saw him?


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: JDD01 on November 22, 2008, 04:55:18 PM
I like the fact that the action figure design didn't go to waste.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Agent 333 on November 22, 2008, 07:18:59 PM
Marvel just revealed some new Villain Varients, including one for War Machine #1 featuring the mean green Titanium Man!

(http://www.marvel.com/i/content/st/6198new_storyimage7290364_full.jpg)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Tetragrammaton on November 28, 2008, 05:41:27 PM
Interesting.

(http://i37.tinypic.com/zyiz6c.jpg)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Kaiser on November 29, 2008, 05:09:54 PM
That would be a pretty cool cover....assuming it actually existed.  Sorry Tetra, but the whisky and Iron Man give it away that this is a photoshop.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Crimson Dynamonger on November 29, 2008, 07:48:04 PM
The whiskey did give me a quick chuckle though  ;D


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Agent 333 on December 04, 2008, 11:51:30 PM
All righty, the Dark Reign has begun! And thus, we've got a buncha new covers! First the Iron Man ones:

Invincible Iron Man #8
(http://comicsmedia.ign.com/comics/image/article/935/935702/dark-reign-event-20081204000146684.jpg)

Invincible Iron Man #9
(http://comicsmedia.ign.com/comics/image/article/935/935702/dark-reign-event-20081204000212325.jpg)

Invincible Iron Man #10
(http://comicsmedia.ign.com/comics/image/article/935/935702/dark-reign-event-20081204000209653.jpg)



Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Agent 333 on December 04, 2008, 11:59:18 PM
And now for Mighty Avengers:

Mighty Avengers #20
(http://comicsmedia.ign.com/comics/image/article/935/935702/dark-reign-event-20081204000204809.jpg)

Mighty Avengers #21
(http://comicsmedia.ign.com/comics/image/article/935/935702/dark-reign-event-20081204000202278.jpg)

Mighty Avengers #22
(http://comicsmedia.ign.com/comics/image/article/935/935702/dark-reign-event-20081204000159950.jpg)


It looks like MA #21 starts a long 'put-em-together' cover. Hardly noticed till I saw the Hulk's hand on MA #22.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Agent 333 on December 05, 2008, 12:03:39 AM
WAR MACHINE! It looks like issue one is already on this thread, and a varient, so I'll just do 2 and 3.

War Machine #2
(http://comicsmedia.ign.com/comics/image/article/935/935702/dark-reign-event-20081204000126856.jpg)

War Machine #3 - Guest Starring Ares! War Machine Vs the God of War!
(http://comicsmedia.ign.com/comics/image/article/935/935702/dark-reign-event-20081204000129200.jpg)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: dr3i on December 05, 2008, 09:23:53 AM
the War Machine cover looks awesome..
why can't they use the same artist for Iron Man ??  ???


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on December 05, 2008, 12:20:20 PM
With the publication of Secret Invasion #8, January and February solicits covers have been revealed.

Avengers: The Initiative #19 | 12.?.08

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/AVNINIT019_cov-1.jpg)

Avengers: The Initiative #20 | 12.?.08

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/AVNINIT020_cov.jpg)

Avengers: The Initiative #21 | 01.?.09

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/AVNINIT021_cov.jpg)

Avengers: The Initiative 22 | 02.?.09

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/AVNINIT022_cov.jpg)

Dark Avengers #1 | 01.?.09

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/DARKAVNG001_COV.jpg)

Dark Avengers #2 | 02.?.09

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/DARKAVNG002_COV.jpg)

Invincible Iron Man #8 | 12.?.08

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/INVIM008_cvr.jpg)

Invincible Iron Man #9 | 01.?.09

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/INVIM009_cvr.jpg)

Invincible Iron Man #10 | 02.?.09

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/INVIM0010_cvr.jpg)

New Avengers #48 | 12.?.08

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/NEWAVN048_cov.jpg)

New Avengers #49 | 01.?.09

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/NEWAVN049_cov.jpg)

New Avengers #50 | 02.?.09

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/NEWAVN050_cov.jpg)

Secret Invasion: Dark Reign #1 | 01.?.09

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/SECINVDARK_cov.jpg)

Secret Invasion: Requiem #1 | 12.?.08

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/SECINVREQ001_cov.jpg)

Thunderbolts #128 | 01.?.09

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/TBOLTS128_cov_col.jpg)

War Machine #2 | 01.?.09

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/WARMAC002_cov_col.jpg)

War Machine #3 | 01.?.09

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/WARMAC03_cov_col.jpg)

(Yes, I realize Agent 333 beat me to it, but I like to be thorough.)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: mateus on December 05, 2008, 01:27:44 PM
thunderbolts actually looks like its worth picking up now a days. hmmmm.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Chaos on December 05, 2008, 11:40:11 PM
I'm loving these War Machine covers  :)

I'm wondering whats up with the pre-extremis Jorge Lucas armor being shown in Mighty Avengers though. The armors are too different for mere "artist interpretation"


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Kaiser on December 06, 2008, 08:58:29 AM
Who knows?  Iron Man's been shown with the Jorge Lucas interpretation armor during his extremis days.  He's worn it as a guest star in She-Hulk as well as Iron Man: The Inevitable.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on December 06, 2008, 10:51:20 AM
I'm wondering whats up with the pre-extremis Jorge Lucas armor being shown in Mighty Avengers though. The armors are too different for mere "artist interpretation"

My guess: It was the armor prior to Extremis, which I think gives us a clue to the direction Iron Man is going.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Agent 333 on December 06, 2008, 04:04:04 PM
Or the artists suck at doing research. Personally, I wouldn't have noticed the difference if someone hadn't pointed it out. It's not that different. Not like most of the jumps Tony's had in the past. (Gold - Classic - Silver Centurion, etc). Hell, to me it's less noticable than the horned to not helmet transition.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Man Legacy on December 07, 2008, 11:19:52 AM
Hey Jedi,
 Where'd you get those covers? I like saving the my favs to my hard drive and those are a little to low res for me to do so... Thanx  ;D


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Chaos on December 07, 2008, 01:02:27 PM
Hey Jedi,
 Where'd you get those covers? I like saving the my favs to my hard drive and those are a little to low res for me to do so... Thanx  ;D

Marvel has large picture, but they but a red line with "Marvel" at teh bottom. Also, you cant directly save those, you'd have to do a print screen, then copy into something like MS paint. IGN also has covers.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on December 07, 2008, 02:08:13 PM
Hey Jedi,
 Where'd you get those covers? I like saving the my favs to my hard drive and those are a little to low res for me to do so... Thanx  ;D

Marvel has large picture, but they but a red line with "Marvel" at teh bottom. Also, you cant directly save those, you'd have to do a print screen, then copy into something like MS paint. IGN also has covers.


There are a number of sites who release Marvel's advance solicits info with cover images when they are available, Remy. Newsarama (http://www.newsarama.com/comics), CBR (http://www.comicbookresources.com) and Comics Continuum (http://www.comicscontinuum.com) all do so and have nice high rez images available. IIRC, it's usually the first Tuesday of the month when they appear on those sites. If you have trouble finding them, let me know what you're wanting and I'll email you a zip file.

Also, if you use Firefox, you can get around Marvel's security block.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: brohara on December 09, 2008, 10:45:32 AM
AWWRIIIIGGHHT!!!! Awesome! This has me excited! (I'm a big Madame Masque fan...)

(This is the villain variant cover for IM #8)

(http://comicsmedia.ign.com/comics/image/article/936/936624/invincible-iron-man-20081208025229334.jpg)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Man Legacy on December 09, 2008, 10:53:27 AM
Hey Jedi,
 Where'd you get those covers? I like saving the my favs to my hard drive and those are a little to low res for me to do so... Thanx  ;D

Marvel has large picture, but they but a red line with "Marvel" at teh bottom. Also, you cant directly save those, you'd have to do a print screen, then copy into something like MS paint. IGN also has covers.


There are a number of sites who release Marvel's advance solicits info with cover images when they are available, Remy. Newsarama (http://www.newsarama.com/comics), CBR (http://www.comicbookresources.com) and Comics Continuum (http://www.comicscontinuum.com) all do so and have nice high rez images available. IIRC, it's usually the first Tuesday of the month when they appear on those sites. If you have trouble finding them, let me know what you're wanting and I'll email you a zip file.

Also, if you use Firefox, you can get around Marvel's security block.

Cool... Thanks guys



Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: nicktem on December 09, 2008, 06:50:23 PM
Yeah, i'm with you brohara!! I hope they do that Madame Masque storyline they were planning back in DoS! Wicked cover, love Whitney!


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: IMJ on December 10, 2008, 10:26:47 PM
Yeah, i'm with you brohara!! I hope they do that Madame Masque storyline they were planning back in DoS! Wicked cover, love Whitney!

Me too, although that was the Knauf's story to tell.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Crimson Dynamonger on December 12, 2008, 09:36:21 PM
(http://comicsmedia.ign.com/comics/image/article/938/938181/dark-reign-event-20081212054144586.jpg)

This is the cover for Invincible Iron Man #11...I have my hopes up for an IM/WM throwdown!  WITH THE MODERN ARMORS!!!  But please, let this not be a stupid tease like with that Initiative cover


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Ironghost on December 12, 2008, 10:13:32 PM
Considering Tony's armor in #8 is being held by spit and bailing wire, this might not be much of a fight.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Kaiser on December 13, 2008, 07:33:46 AM
That could be a tease as usual.  Still, It could make for a nice remake of issue #310 in volume 1 IF written properly.  Unfortunately the latter suggestion may not occur.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Chaos on December 13, 2008, 09:47:01 AM
I'd have to put my money on a it just being a tease.



Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: IMJ on December 15, 2008, 06:12:49 PM
I'm glad that everyone is contributing to updating this thread, but as a resource for all those that use it, please try to include release dates when you can (usually found in the solicitation you found the cover in).  See earlier posts in the thread for details.

Again though, thanks for keeping this thread alive.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: nicktem on December 17, 2008, 07:45:11 PM
Im pretty sure its a tease because from all the solicits i read and the latest Iron Man issues, Rhodey is back as being Stark's best friend. I think 2009 we'll be seeing more Iron Man and War Machine team ups, working together, which i have been waiting for since day one!! I'd love to see an Iron Man/War Machine buddy book too, or just more of them working toghether to take down bigger foes! Who needs the Avengers when you have Shellhead and War Machine!


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: JDD01 on December 17, 2008, 09:47:56 PM
Im pretty sure its a tease because from all the solicits i read and the latest Iron Man issues, Rhodey is back as being Stark's best friend. I think 2009 we'll be seeing more Iron Man and War Machine team ups, working together, which i have been waiting for since day one!! I'd love to see an Iron Man/War Machine buddy book too, or just more of them working toghether to take down bigger foes! Who needs the Avengers when you have Shellhead and War Machine!

Just like Cable & Deadpool


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: nicktem on December 18, 2008, 03:39:42 AM
Im pretty sure its a tease because from all the solicits i read and the latest Iron Man issues, Rhodey is back as being Stark's best friend. I think 2009 we'll be seeing more Iron Man and War Machine team ups, working together, which i have been waiting for since day one!! I'd love to see an Iron Man/War Machine buddy book too, or just more of them working toghether to take down bigger foes! Who needs the Avengers when you have Shellhead and War Machine!

Just like Cable & Deadpool

Yeah! Such an obvious team up. Those two have always had such a great friendship/partnership that has never fully been explored. Reminds me of all the great buddy ups out there: Butch & Sundance, Cable & Deadpool, Spidey & Blackcat, Starsky & Hutch, MegaMan & Zero, Cap & The Falcon, Batman & Robin, Arthur & Merlin, Han & Chewie, Kirk & Spock, Mario & Luigi, Power Man & Iron Fist, Sonic & Tails, Herc & Cho, IRON MAN & MACHINE!


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: I Like Cynic on December 18, 2008, 08:14:48 AM
Sonic & Tails,

Master(system)ful!!!!

 Red Centurian and Blue centurian, Kyle and Jason, Aladdin and Genie, Paul Masvidal and Jason gobels, Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbel, John woo and Chow Yun Fat, Rum and Coke.

Would love to see IM and WM fighting side by side, trading quips and taking names.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on December 18, 2008, 09:17:46 AM
Tango & Cash, Bonnie & Clyde, Michael & KITT, Superman Red & Superman Blue... oops, maybe that's not quite what you guys were going for here. ::)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: nicktem on December 18, 2008, 10:56:41 PM
tango & cash! lol
raimi & bruce campbell i actually thought of to put down...good one!! haha

eddie & nolte: 48 hrs, jackie & chris: rush hour, mel & danny: lethal weapon,


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on December 19, 2008, 07:10:37 AM
It's official, this thread is beyond derailed... it's a full-fledged train wreck. ;D


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: I Like Cynic on December 20, 2008, 03:00:56 AM
It's official, this thread is beyond derailed... it's a full-fledged train wreck. ;D

nah it's just a little diversion, good fun though



Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Crimson Dynamonger on December 22, 2008, 11:57:43 AM
And to get it back on track, here is a Granov variant to Dark Avengers #1.  Me likey!
1/21/09
(http://www.marvel.com/i/content/st/6467new_storyimage9962037_full.jpg)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Ironghost on December 22, 2008, 01:18:03 PM
Knowing Marvel it'll have someone like Osborn in it.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Chaos on December 22, 2008, 01:38:35 PM
I cant imagine it not being Osborn. I'd say it's Stark secretly gaining public trust back with a new identity, but Marvel has made it quite clear they want nothing positive to be done for Iron Man.

The Dark Avengers are going to be the new original Thunderbolts-villains masquerading as heroes, or something akin to it.



Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Crimson Dynamonger on December 22, 2008, 03:30:00 PM
This might be a bit on the crazy side, but what if Osborn says that Iron Patriot is Stark - or that's what he wants the public to believe, to give his team "credibility."  In reality it might be someone else.

Who knows, the Goblin loves his Xanatos Gambits/Roulettes


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: brohara on December 22, 2008, 03:54:28 PM
Good heavens. What are they up to?

Great image. Begrudgingly curious.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: nicktem on December 22, 2008, 04:26:57 PM
Thats a really cool take on the armour. Awesome design and pic!

But im thinking the guy in the armour has got to be a lamo. I'm thinking its gonna be someone old skool and leftfield, like what they did with the Beetle turning him into Mach IV. So, it might be some d-grade villain that Osborn gives OsArmour to and makes him into a somebody.

Has anyone else noticed there is no Uni Beam on the chestplate just the star? So, obviously it is not a Stark design, but a poor copy.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on December 22, 2008, 06:37:41 PM
Ya know... you might just be onto something. Ol' Abe's been off the radar for awhile and the M.A.C.H. IV suit's color scheme was red, white and blue. Hmmmm.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Tetragrammaton on December 23, 2008, 01:06:14 AM
Darn, I like that armor and I hate myself for it.  ;D


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Tetragrammaton on December 23, 2008, 01:08:10 AM
Is it just me or does that look suspicously like the movie armor with no arc reactor / unibeam projector?


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Chaos on December 23, 2008, 06:55:04 AM
Is it just me or does that look suspicously like the movie armor with no arc reactor / unibeam projector?

nope. I noticed that too.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Kaiser on December 23, 2008, 07:04:23 AM
That's just the artist interpretation I guess.  Now that the movie's out on DVD and Blu-ray then now all of the artists have to draw Iron Man and Iron Patriot like they're straight out of that movie.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Techie on December 23, 2008, 08:49:52 AM
This might be a bit on the crazy side, but what if Osborn says that Iron Patriot is Stark - or that's what he wants the public to believe, to give his team "credibility."  In reality it might be someone else.

At this point the public just hates Tony and anything Stark-related, so I don't think Osborn would say it's Stark to give the team any street cred. In fact, I can see him trying to take advantage of the fact that the public hates Stark tech right now and push his stuff, saying that the Iron Patriot is using OsArmour or whatever Nicktem said it was. I don't know why they'd make it look like Iron Man, though. If he's trying to separate his stuff from Stark's, you think he'd come up with a different design.

I just see the inevitable showdown between Osborn's and Stark's tech, and I believe that -- even with Marvel hating on Tony/IM now -- Stark will win out in that war.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Tetragrammaton on December 23, 2008, 09:45:41 AM
A showdown between Oscorp and Stark tech?

Let's see one guy designs space stations, time machines and battlesuits; the other guy... pumpkin bombs.

Should be a good fight.  ::)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Techie on December 23, 2008, 10:49:42 AM
I agree it would be no contest if Iron Man was written correctly. But who knows what will happen in this Marvel U any more?


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: warmachine2.2 on December 28, 2008, 03:42:53 PM

Let's see one guy designs space stations, time machines and battlesuits; the other guy... pumpkin bombs.


lmao...yeah its really gonna be a battle of the brains.  ;)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Chaos on December 29, 2008, 05:42:39 PM
A showdown between Oscorp and Stark tech?

Let's see one guy designs space stations, time machines and battlesuits; the other guy... pumpkin bombs.

Should be a good fight.  ::)

Going by that, and using Marvel's logic, this has all the making of an ass whooping for Iron Man.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: mateus on January 09, 2009, 06:23:12 PM
fraction might just make this a good one boys. maybe you should read IIM9?


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Agent 333 on January 20, 2009, 10:38:12 AM
April Solicits are up!

Invincible Iron Man #12
4.1.09

(http://www.marvel.com/comics/onsale/covers/0409/INVIM012_cvrcol.jpg)
"Pepper Potts takes flight! Maria Hill fights back! And Iron Man heads for a Stark Lab hiding somewhere in the briny deep where Norman Osborn dispatches PRINCE NAMOR to take him out. Man oh man is THAT gonna be a fight for the ages."

Oh wow, Iron Man vs. Namor. That's never been done before  ::) :-\
I'm sick of IM vs Namor fights. They're everywhere... on the other hand, I guess that qualifies the Sub-Mariner as one of Iron Man's most consistant villains... I mean, they've fought more often than Tony's fought the Living Laser, or Blizzard, or half of the other people you'd consider regulars in Tony's rogues gallery...

War Machine #5
4.15.09

(http://www.marvel.com/comics/onsale/covers/0409/WARMACH005_cov.jpg)
War Machine faces the biggest fight of his life when his new best friend, Ares, God of War, reveals his dark side! That’s right, everything you’ve seen Ares do before was him in a good mood! Meanwhile, Norman Osborn makes our one-man-army an offer that he might not be able to refuse! To save his soul, will Jim Rhodes work for the devil himself?

Ummm, yay?

Mighty Avengers #24
4.8.09

(http://www.marvel.com/comics/onsale/covers/0409/MIGHTAVN024_cov_COL.jpg)
The SCARLET WITCH is back and her brother wants answers! Join QUICKSILVER as he races around the globe, hunting down the MIGHTY AVENGERS! Plus, what's HANK PYM'S problem with MR. FANTASTIC? And what does NORMAN OSBORN have in store for Earth's Mightiest Heroes?
Guest starring QUICKSILVER, and featuring appearances by the YOUNG AVENGERS and the FANTASTIC FOUR.

Not sure if Iron Man is in this one, but it looks like it'll be cool nonetheless. The more I see about Slott's take on the Avengers, the more I can't wait.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Ironghost on January 20, 2009, 10:47:23 AM
Oh boy, it's "Acts of Vengance" all over again.

I'll pass.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Chaos on January 20, 2009, 06:26:39 PM
Well, at least we get a nice cover for the issue.

And I was wondering how long until Marvel brought back Deus Ex Mach- err, the Scarlet Witch.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Tetragrammaton on January 20, 2009, 06:36:57 PM
I've enjoyed most of the Iron Man/Namor fights going back to the first. I look forward to the next one.



Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Agent 333 on January 20, 2009, 09:42:34 PM
I've enjoyed most of the Iron Man/Namor fights going back to the first. I look forward to the next one.

Really? I've always found them boring. When I reread my collections I tend to skim over the Namor fights. They just don't hold my attention. His powers are trite, and it's just so... lame?


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: brohara on January 20, 2009, 10:23:27 PM
I'm kinda psyched to see the HeroesReturn suit back in action again.

Great cover. Looking forward to this.
Subby has some payback coming his way.
Finally, it's going to take place in an Iron Man book.
You'll all recall that Stark got his face mask ripped off for the 'first' time
in that first Illuminati special (with way too many repeated occasions over
the course of Civil War). This is Fraction's chance to address this in an IM
book. Will the faulty faceplate be addressed finally? Looking forward to seeing
how he treats it...


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Tetragrammaton on January 20, 2009, 10:53:17 PM
I've enjoyed most of the Iron Man/Namor fights going back to the first. I look forward to the next one.

Really? I've always found them boring. When I reread my collections I tend to skim over the Namor fights. They just don't hold my attention. His powers are trite, and it's just so... lame?

Might take a few seconds to fully load all the pics, but the Namor fights begin in reply #11. The fight in reply 11 taken from Tales to Astonish 82 by Lee, Thomas, Colan and Kirby is still to this day my favorite.

http://www.advancediron.org/forums/index.php/topic,279.0.html


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: warmachine2.2 on January 21, 2009, 03:09:34 AM
The cover of IIM #12 looks great IMO . Also looks like the heroes return armor is here to stay (for a while atleast ) :D


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Obviously on January 21, 2009, 08:32:37 AM
I guess this explains why we'll see War Machine and Iron Man duking it out. I guess Tony will have to hang on to the Renaissance suit until the end of this arc since he doesn't really have the chance to build a new one. Part of me is excited that we'll soon be seeing a new armor after so long, part of me knows it's probably just going to look like the movie suit anyway.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on January 21, 2009, 11:17:36 AM
Great cover. Looking forward to this.
Subby has some payback coming his way.
Finally, it's going to take place in an Iron Man book.

Agreed, nice cover. BTW- it also happened in the Sub-Mariner mini-series that was going on during Civil War.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Agent 333 on February 17, 2009, 10:43:28 AM
May solicits are up!

Invincible Iron Man #13 - 5.6.09
(http://marvel.com/comics/onsale/covers/0509/INVIM013_cvrcol.jpg)
Tony's flight for freedom goes international! Pepper Potts: Prisoner of H.A.M.M.E.R.! And things get very bad for Maria Hill deep in the heart of Texas! As Tony struggles to keep the Silver Centurion armor up and running, Norman Osborn's noose tightens around his neck – every freak and fiend in his rogues gallery is gunning for him – and Madame Masque gets the keys to the kingdom. WORLD'S MOST WANTED hits the halfway point and absolutely no one is safe.

I don't know if whoever wrote the solicit is so daft as to not know the difference between rennaisaince and Silver Centurion or if Tony has to switch it out after the Namor fight, but the rest of the solicit seems solid. Madame Masque returning cannot be a bad thing. Oh, and I hate Pepper's armor, it looks sooo crappy, plus, why the hell does Pepper need armor?

War Machine #6 - 5.20.09
(http://marvel.com/comics/onsale/covers/0509/WARMACH006_cov.jpg)
Controversy erupts as War Machine picks a target on U.S. soil in “Homeland,” Part One! When Jim Rhodes returns home he comes face-to-face with American Eagle, last seen in the pages of THUNDERBOLTS—as two visions of America clash with earth-shattering results that may irrevocably change War Machine—and the nation he loves! Also: What the heck does Rhodes’ mom have to say about all of this? Find out in the first chapter of a shocking new story arc in the series that CBR.com calls “high-octane, higher-caliber adventure…a visual spectacle worthy of the spotlight.”

Meh... seems kinda lame. Plus the cover image suggests that Rhodey's armor is made of freaking graphite.


Not sure if Tony's going to be in any Avengers comics in a few months, but I figure I might as well post the Avengers covers for May while I'm at it...

New Avengers #53 - 5.27.09
(http://marvel.com/comics/onsale/covers/0509/NEWAVN053_COV.jpg)
WHO WILL BE THE NEXT SORCERER SUPREME? And will he or she survive the initiation? The Avengers fight a battle that they know will shape the future of the Marvel Universe for years to come!

Urm, seems to me like Bendis and Reed really aren't talking to each other. Ms. Marvel's been underground since SI ended, but apparently still comes up for fun with the Avengers? Despite being so deep undercover as to not use her powers in her own book? Or is it just the cover artist who's mistaken on this one?

Avengers/Invaders #11 - 5.6.09
(http://marvel.com/comics/onsale/covers/0509/AVNINV011_cov.jpg)
On the other side of history, chaos reigns. Evil has won and the Fourth Reich now rules the world. Only the combined might of the Avengers, The Invaders and the mysterious new heroes Electro, The Challenger, The Silver Scorpion, The Black Widow, the Black Avenger and Captain Terror have a hope of setting the world right.

Haven't been paying attention to this series... seems like it could have been a better event than Secret Invasion, but because of SI and everything else tying into that instead of this, it gets put into continuity limbo...

Dark Avengers #5 - 5.20.09
(http://marvel.com/comics/onsale/covers/0509/DRKAVEN005_cov.jpg)
When the public is reminded of Norman's terrible past, Norman's wheeling and dealing becomes a public concern. Plus, some of the Avengers are getting frisky with each other, and that can't be good. Plus the return of...the Cabal!

More boring crap involving Norman Osborn! The reader reminded that this world is as crazy as he is! HE"S THE FREAKING GREEN GOBLIN AND THEY PUT HIM IN CHARGE OF EVERYTHING! How stupid are people in the Marvel Universe?

Mighty Avengers #25 - 5.20.09
(http://marvel.com/comics/onsale/covers/0509/MIGHTAVN25_COV.jpg)
What would be the greatest heist of all time? Breaking into the First National Bank? The Tower of London? Fort Knox? No. It'd be knocking over the BAXTER BUILDING! But why would HANK PYM want to rip off MR. FANTASTIC? And are the other AVENGERS ready to become Earth's Mightiest Cat Burglars? Part one of the all-new MIGHTY AVENGERS/FANTASTIC FOUR throwdown starts here!

Why? Just why? Can't they just ask? The New Avengers seemed to get what they wanted no problem. Why's Reed being a douche to Hank?


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Ironghost on February 17, 2009, 12:23:17 PM
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Why? Just why? Can't they just ask? The New Avengers seemed to get what they wanted no problem. Why's Reed being a douche to Hank?


Didn't Pym goad him into cloning Thor?



Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Agent 333 on February 17, 2009, 04:09:55 PM
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Why? Just why? Can't they just ask? The New Avengers seemed to get what they wanted no problem. Why's Reed being a douche to Hank?

Didn't Pym goad him into cloning Thor?

No, a skrull disguised as Hank did that. Reed of all people should know not to hold that against him.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Ironghost on February 17, 2009, 05:12:31 PM
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Why? Just why? Can't they just ask? The New Avengers seemed to get what they wanted no problem. Why's Reed being a douche to Hank?

Didn't Pym goad him into cloning Thor?

No, a skrull disguised as Hank did that. Reed of all people should know not to hold that against him.

Doh.  Yeah, now I recall. 


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Chaos on February 17, 2009, 07:07:39 PM
IM #13
I dont get the whole Iron Potts things. And she gets captured. Guess Tony will have to bail her out, almost get captured and made to look even worse. Just not seeing anything good from this storyline. I too wonder if the guy who wrote the solicit is either mistaking the armors or theyre going back to an old model.


WM #6
What does his mom think? Why would anyone care? bleh. sounds boring. And I'm still hating the Rhodeynator concept.


New Avengers #53
Something changing the face of the Marvel U forever? I'm starting to think that has to be in every solicit now. Seriously, why doe so much emphasis have to be on a universe-changing story? Why cant they just make it a fun read for gods sake? I'm assuming this takes place after the Dark Avengers kick their asses?


Dark Avengers #5
Anyone else already sick of Osborn? I agree, the whole total psychopath, who is known BY EVERYONE to be a mass murdering psychopath, being in charge of everything is just ridiculous. Agent, I think Ms Marvel and the rest of that Avengers cast is on the run from Hammer, especially since Cage used him to get his kid back then ditched him.


Mighty Avengers #25
Pym, Vision, Hercules and Stature are the Mighty Avengers now? The only thing mighty about that line up his their lameness.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Tetragrammaton on February 17, 2009, 08:08:31 PM
Is it popular to hate comics now?

While I do agree that some titles are fairly horrible (WM comes to mind) I think the other issues mentioned are worth a read. They may not be ground breaking but I'm finding the Dark Reign story arc well written despite not being a fan of the basic plot.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: mateus on February 19, 2009, 09:44:24 AM
Is it popular to hate comics now?

While I do agree that some titles are fairly horrible (WM comes to mind) I think the other issues mentioned are worth a read. They may not be ground breaking but I'm finding the Dark Reign story arc well written despite not being a fan of the basic plot.
ditto, the stories havent been bad, im guessing its just that people are sick of reading em again.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread! *** SPOILER ALERT ***
Post by: Iron Techie on February 19, 2009, 10:20:59 AM
Wow. Am I really not crazy about the whole Iron Pepper thing, and the suit just looks horrible on that cover, IMHO. What's with the pointed chin?? Ugh.

I'm just not into the whole Dark Reign. I think it was a decent concept, but I think it lost something in the execution. I'm just don't buy that all the heroes -- no matter what they think of Tony and his handling of the Skrull invasion and stuff -- would fall in line or even stand for Norman Osborn to even come close to having this much power. It's not like they have to rally around Tony. But they should rally around keeping Norman Osborn out of power.

And how dumb are the humans in the Marvel U, too?? Just because he shot the Skrull queen and it was caught on TV that he's the savior of Earth? It was a battle royale and everyone was just taking on the enemy. It's not like he showed up just in time for that one shot. He was fighting alongside everyone other hero (and villain) and got the opportunity to take her out. Of course, that could be argued he positioned himself specifically for the killshot, but it was a battle! A melee! Are humans really supposed to be that dumb in the Marvel U??!? [/rant]

WM #6
What does his mom think? Why would anyone care? bleh. sounds boring. And I'm still hating the Rhodeynator concept.

I couldn't agree more. You're seriously bringing his mom into this??!? Is she gonna be some Big Momma character who slaps him upside the head for what he did to himself? Try to knock some sense in to him? C'mon. That's total camp!

Is it popular to hate comics now?

No. Just bad writing. :)

There are a few books out there that I still like, so I can't say it's all comics. But I'm keeping my distance from anything -- aside from IM -- that's too involved with Dark Reign.


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Aren't we forgetting that Fraction said he's going to turn Tony into a blathering idiot? Or something like that? We know he's going to start losing his brilliance, that's for sure. So I don't think we're going to see a new armor any time soon, that's for sure. Or, if we do, I don't know how good it will be.


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Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on March 13, 2009, 10:42:25 PM
Variant cover for IIM #14, due in June, from Marc "Top Cow" Silvestri...


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Mark on March 14, 2009, 03:12:06 AM
Very nice, I doubt the variant cover means that Classic armor will show up in the story, we already had that in Haunted but its nice to see it nonetheless. Veerrrrry nice cover, thanks for the share.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Guy on March 14, 2009, 01:33:59 PM
Actually he probably will  be wearing that suit in that issue. Just as the solicit above was not a typo & he will be wearing the Silver Centurion. Fraction stated in an interview that as Tony gradually loses his mind (what else would you call it?) he would be going to older armors because supposedly they're easier to use. Actually I would think that the reverse would be true, as technology advances the interface to using it gets simpler to operate (with the exception of tv remotes :) ).


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Kaiser on March 14, 2009, 10:36:13 PM
I would imagine that the suits would actually get more complicated the more you downgrade.  I mean, the older armors had tongue and wrist controls while the newer suits have cybernetic interfaces that obey your thoughts.  Realistically Tony should be sticking with the Granov armor or the Renaissance suit or something.  Meh, I don't care anymore.  I haven't been reading this title at all, so if they kill off Iron Man I would get pissed and continue to drop Marvel until something is done about their management.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: RIM on March 21, 2009, 12:22:39 PM
War Machine #7 (only cover)
(http://www.marvel.com/i/content/st/7232new_storyimage6971082.jpg)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread! *** SPOILER ALERT ***
Post by: kokushishin on March 22, 2009, 09:12:42 AM
As far as "Iron Woman", it does look odd.  Something about the face, and um, the "dimensions" seem more for Power Girl than Pepper. 

As far as Rhodey's mom, the last time it was because he was dating Rae (side note: who would probably be more interesting than the dozen or so other forgotten characters that have gotten face time lately)  and something about a kid that may or may not be his.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on March 23, 2009, 11:41:52 AM
June solicits Due Tomorrow!

Invincible Iron Man #14 - 06.?.09

Written by MATT FRACTION
Art & Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
Variant Cover by MARC SILVESTRI
It’s the perfect jumping-on point, as the second half of WORLD'S MOST WANTED begins here! Don’t miss out on this critically acclaimed blockbuster! Tony's failing health makes the Iron Man too complicated to pilot. Hill hunts the world's most un-huntable man. Pepper defies Norman Osborn and H.A.M.M.E.R. itself. And all of Iron Man's rogues' gallery is after him and the billion-dollar bounty on his head...starting with the murderous Madame Masque! But believe it or not, there’ll soon come a time when everyone looks back on these as the good old days...
32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99



Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Ironghost on March 23, 2009, 12:24:31 PM
there’ll soon come a time when everyone looks back on these as the good old days...

No, my "Good Old Days" involve him being a genius.  Sorry!


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Chaos on March 23, 2009, 01:13:27 PM
While I think its stupid to keep going back to the classic armor, that is a very nice cover.



Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: IronManKyle on March 26, 2009, 05:56:10 AM
O man, i love the cover to #12.  ;D  That might have to be my (personal) 2nd favorite armor. (next to the Silver Centurion) I hope they have Tony go back to it, or design the next armor to look similar to it.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: mateus on March 27, 2009, 04:58:36 PM
hmmm IM #14 just tickled my fancy.
and the original is better than the variant in my opinion.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: RIM on April 12, 2009, 06:32:28 AM
Hey guys, who else thinks that Silvestri's cover of Invincible Iron Man #14 resembles the Iron Man v3 #37 cover? Though there aren't lots of missiles on the #37, but the armor is the same:
(http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/1569/hr00t.th.jpg) (http://img7.imageshack.us/my.php?image=hr00t.jpg) (http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/1353/58invincibleironman14va.th.jpg) (http://img19.imageshack.us/my.php?image=58invincibleironman14va.jpg)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: mateus on April 12, 2009, 11:13:04 AM
Hey guys, who else thinks that Silvestri's cover of Invincible Iron Man #14 resembles the Iron Man v3 #37 cover? Though there aren't lots of missiles on the #37, but the armor is the same:
(http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/1569/hr00t.th.jpg) (http://img7.imageshack.us/my.php?image=hr00t.jpg) (http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/1353/58invincibleironman14va.th.jpg) (http://img19.imageshack.us/my.php?image=58invincibleironman14va.jpg)
good catch, it might be a tip of the hat on the current team's part towards the past.
what was the story behind V3 #37 so people can say they rehashed the exact same issue  :D


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: electricalninjaneer on April 12, 2009, 11:20:31 AM
The cover looks cool with the classic armor, nicely done.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: bdog on April 13, 2009, 04:04:26 PM
It also looks a little like v.1 #208:

http://www.coverbrowser.com/covers/iron-man/5#i208




Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Chaos on April 13, 2009, 10:35:55 PM
It also looks a little like v.1 #208:

http://www.coverbrowser.com/covers/iron-man/5#i208


There are some really good covers on that page.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: electricalninjaneer on April 14, 2009, 07:32:31 PM
Agreed, very nice covers.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: bdog on April 16, 2009, 06:38:07 PM
Agreed. The irony is that #209-214 is a mixed bag of fill-in issues-- some good, some meh, some unreadably dull, as Marvel waited for Layton and Michelinie wrapped up their other commitments and started working on the book. But the covers to 209-214 are all really great, I think (and of course, when Layton returns to work on the covers, they're spectacular).


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on April 21, 2009, 12:11:46 PM
July Solicits are up @ CBR (http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=20888):

Invincible Iron Man #15 - 07|?|09

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/66_INVINCIBLE_IRON_MAN_15.jpg)

Iron Man Armored Adventures #1 - 07|?|09

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/67_IRON_MAN__ARMORED_ADVENT.jpg)

War Machine #8 07|?|09

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/142_WAR_MACHINE_8.jpg)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Crimson Dynamonger on April 21, 2009, 02:22:50 PM
Transformer War Machine FTW!  Too bad the storyline bites


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Mark on April 21, 2009, 03:09:13 PM
I hate Larocca's art. The covers for War Machine have been pretty awesome, shame the story has been... lame. Man, I sound bitter these days.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: mateus on April 21, 2009, 08:37:20 PM
everybody does mark...its tough to read through most forums now a days...


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Chaos on April 22, 2009, 12:20:55 PM
I hate Larocca's art. The covers for War Machine have been pretty awesome, shame the story has been... lame. Man, I sound bitter these days.

Here is some of his other work w/ a different colorist. I cant say you'll like it, but I do think its better. Plus he has done some good covers since he's been on IM.

(http://images.comicbookresources.com/previews/ww2003_marvel/big/Uncanny_Larocca.jpg)

(http://stormantic.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/litho_xwomen.jpg)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/50/Ultimate_Fantastic_Four_39_cover.jpg)





Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: mateus on April 22, 2009, 12:39:53 PM
hire the colorist who did the FF piece! right now!!!


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: mateus on April 23, 2009, 12:36:04 PM
IIM #15 cover revealed by IGN for Marvel's July.
is it Madame Masque(sp?) on the cover with a bloody tony stark?


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on April 23, 2009, 06:09:11 PM
July Solicits are up @ CBR (http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=20888):

Invincible Iron Man #15 - 07|?|09

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/66_INVINCIBLE_IRON_MAN_15.jpg)

Iron Man Armored Adventures #1 - 07|?|09

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/67_IRON_MAN__ARMORED_ADVENT.jpg)

War Machine #8 07|?|09

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/142_WAR_MACHINE_8.jpg)

You mean these covers on the previous page? Yeah, That's Madame M.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: mateus on April 23, 2009, 06:24:07 PM
thanks ironjedi!  :D
shouldve read the previous page  :-[


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Kaiser on April 23, 2009, 08:42:20 PM
That's the big M for ya, too bad I'm still saving my money until I can get a good enough job to start paying for college.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: IMJ on April 28, 2009, 12:11:29 AM
That's the big M for ya, too bad I'm still saving my money until I can get a good enough job to start paying for college.

I don't know who's been advising you my friend, but a pay as you go, part-time job isn't going to cut it because you'll never finish school. Just take out your loans and apply for the FAFSA Pell.  The website for the application is www.fafsa.ed.gov.  If you PM me with what college you are thinking about, then I'll get the school code for you for your application, although usually you can find it in the FAFSA app. 

If that isn't enough funding then look into a parent+ loan. If your family is turned down for that, then call Sallie Mae but only if you don't have enough Stafford loan funding.  If you are filing under your parents taxes, then print this post out and give it to them and let them make the call regarding your funding.

Also, to save some cash, keep the books for your major, but sell back your gen ed books and recycle the money into your next semesters texts.  If you take a Gen Ed that has clear repurcussions in your major, then keep that book for reference too (i.e., if you take Research Design then your Stats book will come in super handy).


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Chaos on April 28, 2009, 07:25:32 PM
That's the big M for ya, too bad I'm still saving my money until I can get a good enough job to start paying for college.

I don't know who's been advising you my friend, but a pay as you go, part-time job isn't going to cut it because you'll never finish school. Just take out your loans and apply for the FAFSA Pell.  The website for the application is www.fafsa.ed.gov.  If you PM me with what college you are thinking about, then I'll get the school code for you for your application, although usually you can find it in the FAFSA app. 

If that isn't enough funding then look into a parent+ loan. If your family is turned down for that, then call Sallie Mae but only if you don't have enough Stafford loan funding.  If you are filing under your parents taxes, then print this post out and give it to them and let them make the call regarding your funding.

Also, to save some cash, keep the books for your major, but sell back your gen ed books and recycle the money into your next semesters texts.  If you take a Gen Ed that has clear repurcussions in your major, then keep that book for reference too (i.e., if you take Research Design then your Stats book will come in super handy).

Not trying to hijack the thread, but I agree with IMJ. I had some college friends that tried to do what you are thinking of and eventually ran up too much debt, had to take entire semesters off to try and pay off the bills, and the majority ended up not finishing school because of it. Go with the loans and work at campus jobs for additional funds while you're there. Also, after your first year you can be a Resident Advisor (or whatever each college calls it) where you live on a dorm floor and watch over it, and dont have to pay for housing to the school.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Chaos on April 28, 2009, 07:28:01 PM
Transformer War Machine FTW!  Too bad the storyline bites

Yeah, sadly the covers (which are very good) have been the best part of the book. Rhodey merging with every nearby machine after having his limbs easily blown off doesnt make for a good story.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: GrimlocksPS on May 10, 2009, 07:42:35 PM
I'm looking forward to the covers on the Armored Adventures book. Skottie Young is dong some of them!


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on May 19, 2009, 11:19:59 AM
August Solicits are up @ Newsarama (http://www.newsarama.com/comics/090519-marvel-august-09-solicits.html):

Invincible Iron Man #16 - 08|?|09

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/53_invincible_iron_man_16.jpg)

War Machine #9 08|?|09
(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/121_war_machine_9.jpg)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Chaos on May 19, 2009, 11:22:55 AM
That armor looks like a mix between the IM and Dynamo armor. Not impressed with the look, but then again, I guess it is supposed to look low tech isnt it?


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Ironghost on May 19, 2009, 01:11:46 PM
That is a Crimson Dynamo armor.  I wonder what he's doing in that?


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Tetragrammaton on May 19, 2009, 04:54:58 PM
Wouldn't have recognized the Crimson Dynamo armor without the helmet.

I guess the idea is that he has regressed so far that he is obliged to use more primitive armor.

Can't wait until he ends up in the Iron Duck suit!


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Guy on May 19, 2009, 05:35:02 PM

Can't wait until he ends up in the Iron Duck suit!
Wah! :)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: stark182 on May 19, 2009, 08:44:50 PM
I'm not trying to be redundant but I really do not how things look for IM. The only hope I have is that Fraction told me in the end the world is going to love Tony in the end. I just want him to beat the crap out of Osborn!


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: electricalninjaneer on May 19, 2009, 09:52:05 PM
I would love to see him beat the crap out of Osborn and regain his status again, but that wont happen any time soon.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Chaos on May 19, 2009, 09:58:04 PM
I would love to see him beat the crap out of Osborn and regain his status again, but that wont happen any time soon.

I doubt it ever will. They had a chance to make hi the hero after SI and only made him the scape goat for the 3rd event in a row. Do we honestly think they wont somehow turn this around on Stark again? Somehow it will be his fault Osborn came to power and put villains in charge and nearly ruined the Marvel universe. 


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: stark182 on May 19, 2009, 10:08:30 PM
Unfortunately you're probably right wolverine or capt america will some how be the hero well there's always moon knight to turn to but I'm trying to remain optimistic


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: electricalninjaneer on May 19, 2009, 10:14:42 PM
Sadly that sounds true, but maybe with the Iron Man movies popularity, they will re-think about trashing Iron Man, due to the potential he has in the market. Oh who am I kidding, the best chance we have is if we infiltrate Marvel and threaten the writers to stop making Iron Man look bad and writing him so poorly.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Ironghost on May 20, 2009, 09:23:27 AM
The only hope I have is that Fraction told me in the end the world is going to love Tony in the end.

I wouldn't trust Fraction any further than I could throw him.  He's going to turn him into a homeless moron and then wonder why no one likes an Iron Man who can't open a door.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: bdog on May 20, 2009, 06:48:07 PM
Well, given the relatively "meh" showing of the Wolverine movie at the box office (massive opening weekend followed by massive drops), to say nothing of how snarky much of the commentary on the movie has been, maybe the 25-year fanboy love affair with nihilistic mutants is mercifully coming to an end. Don't know what that means for IM (and never underestimate the fanboy need to gravitate to another hero as "bad-ass," i.e. the Punisher or Batman), but the success of the IM movie and the Star Trek film suggests to me that more optimistic heroes could be coming back into vogue, displacing the frankly adolescent pseudo-libertarianism of a lot of comics writers and critics.

All that said, I'm enjoying Fraction's story, even as it makes me anxious. I think I know now how IM fans must've felt when Denny O'Neil's Stane storyline was unfolding all those years ago. In retrospect (which is how I read most of it), it's really great, but as it unfolded in real time, it must've been painful (in fact, the angry letters on the letters pages of those issues pretty much confirms it). I don't know how Fraction's story will wrap up, but history teaches me to give him the benefit of the doubt.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: mateus on May 21, 2009, 02:44:57 PM
Well, given the relatively "meh" showing of the Wolverine movie at the box office (massive opening weekend followed by massive drops), to say nothing of how snarky much of the commentary on the movie has been, maybe the 25-year fanboy love affair with nihilistic mutants is mercifully coming to an end. Don't know what that means for IM (and never underestimate the fanboy need to gravitate to another hero as "bad-ass," i.e. the Punisher or Batman), but the success of the IM movie and the Star Trek film suggests to me that more optimistic heroes could be coming back into vogue, displacing the frankly adolescent pseudo-libertarianism of a lot of comics writers and critics.

All that said, I'm enjoying Fraction's story, even as it makes me anxious. I think I know now how IM fans must've felt when Denny O'Neil's Stane storyline was unfolding all those years ago. In retrospect (which is how I read most of it), it's really great, but as it unfolded in real time, it must've been painful (in fact, the angry letters on the letters pages of those issues pretty much confirms it). I don't know how Fraction's story will wrap up, but history teaches me to give him the benefit of the doubt.
i'm with you mate, fraction has done a great job in my opinion and well IIM is the best thing im reading right now...heck id drop amazing spider-man completely if i could get some more of fraction's IM!


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Mark on June 16, 2009, 01:41:24 PM
Not much in terms of covers, but here is Septembers solitics:

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m59/darthdee/53_INVINCIBLE_IRON_MAN_17.jpg)

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #17
Written by MATT FRACTION
Art & Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
What happens when the world's smartest man starts making sloppy mistakes? With the finish line in sight, Tony blows it for everybody and now his whole insane scheme to destroy his own mind, evade Norman Osborn, and save the lives of all his friends who have tried so desperately to help him goes wildly off the rails. Nothing gold can stay, Pony-Boy.
32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #18
Written by MATT FRACTION
Art & Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
Tony hides out where it all began as Madame Masque's moment of triumph rings out across all the corners of Norman Osborn's empire. Black Widow and Maria Hill are trapped in the belly of the beast. Pepper's suit is in the possession of H.A.M.M.E.R. And when Stark's one last sloppy mistake gives up his location, it's Osborn himself that suits up and gets in the game. It all ends next issue, kids.
32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99

WAR MACHINE #10
Written by GREG PAK
Penciled by Allan Jefferson
Cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA
A DARK REIGN TIE-IN! For the last nine issues, Norman Osborn and James Rhodes have attempted to destroy each other's most precious hopes and dreams - all without ever seeing each other face to face. But now everything comes to a head as Iron Patriot and War Machine finally throw down! And this ain't just another show fight, kids -- by the end of this issue, only one armored giant will remain standing! Find out why ComicBookResources.com says, "Little did I know how far Greg Pak would take this concept...this issue proves that it refuses to let itself be overlooked. It won't sit quietly in its little corner and play nice."
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m59/darthdee/54_IRON_MAN___THE_ARMOR_WAR.jpg)

IRON MAN & THE ARMOR WARS #2 (of 4)
Written by JOE CARAMAGNA
Penciled by CRAIG ROUSSEAU
Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
You're Tony Stark. You invented Iron Man. You ARE Iron Man. Now all of your Iron Man armors have been stolen, and super villains are using your armor to try and destroy you. What do you do?
You use an old set of DR. DOOM's armor to beat the snot out of your own tech, THAT's what you do.
32 PGS./All Ages ...$2.99

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m59/darthdee/111_ULTIMATE_COMICS_ARMOR_W.jpg)

ULTIMATE COMICS ARMOR WARS #1 (of 4)
Written by WARREN ELLIS
Penciled by STEVE KURTH
Cover by BRANDON PETERSON
Villain Variant by CARLOS PACHECO
Special Variant by TBA
Exploding from the ruins of ULTIMATUM, Tony Stark races against time to save his crippled corporation and stop the theft of his armored arsenal! Superstar writer WARREN ELLIS (ULTIMATE HUMAN) teams up with rising talent STEVE KURTH (IRON MAN) to bring you a globe-spanning, high-octane thriller with a blast from Tony's past that you've gotta see to believe!
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$3.99

So it seems like Iron Man and War Machine will be going up against the Iron Patriot in their respective titles and we have two helpings of some Armor Wars stories. I like the sound of the first part, not so much the latter.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Ironghost on June 16, 2009, 01:48:05 PM
Blech.  So I've got till October or so before we see the end of Tony the Idiot.



Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Crimson Dynamonger on June 16, 2009, 02:03:27 PM
I want to see the cover to IIM #18...


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: stark182 on June 16, 2009, 08:09:21 PM
ugh!!!!!!!!!!! ican't take much more of this. i don't read ultimate iron man but there even make things look grim for him there. i have officially decided that Marvel hates Iron Man


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Chaos on June 17, 2009, 10:29:01 AM
Two thoughts come to mind with those solicits

1) Marvel is really hurting for ideas if theyre doing multiple Armor Wars stories now

2) IM and War Machine are gonna get the crapped kicked out of them by Iron Patriot to further Marvel's "IM SUcks" motif the past three years.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Mark on June 17, 2009, 02:47:44 PM
Here is the cover for War Machine 10:

(http://marvel.com/i/content/st/27044new_storyimage4643810_full.jpg)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Kaiser on June 17, 2009, 05:36:47 PM
I don't even know who to support in that issue.  On one side I'm hoping that Rhodeynator gets kicked out of here, yet on the other side I'm hoping Iron Patriot dies so this Dark Reign crap can end right here, right now.  I'm fearing that the first one will happen, and it will be Christmas of '09 before this $h1t ends.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on June 26, 2009, 09:05:31 PM
Iron Man 17 | ?.?.09


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Chaos on June 27, 2009, 12:10:33 AM
I don't even know who to support in that issue.  On one side I'm hoping that Rhodeynator gets kicked out of here, yet on the other side I'm hoping Iron Patriot dies so this Dark Reign crap can end right here, right now.  I'm fearing that the first one will happen, and it will be Christmas of '09 before this $h1t ends.

Seriously, Dark Reign needs to end already. It's been what, six, seven months since Secret Invasion ended and Dark Reign has still yet to actually go anywhere. The bad guys are in charge but have yet to actually do anything other than some minor things and hunt down Stark. What's the point of this saga? I'm not sure the writers even know.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Kaiser on June 28, 2009, 03:18:07 PM
Going by what the solicit says, Iron Patriot is probably going to kill War Machine.  That's bit extreme of a way to end Rhodeynator's existance don't you think Chaos?  What's worse is that Marvel's probably only going to make War Machine worse after that. 

Even after all that though, what if after Dark Reign they start making Iron Man a worshiped hero again?  Wait, what am I smoking all of a sudden?


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Chaos on June 28, 2009, 06:28:12 PM
Going by what the solicit says, Iron Patriot is probably going to kill War Machine.  That's bit extreme of a way to end Rhodeynator's existance don't you think Chaos?  What's worse is that Marvel's probably only going to make War Machine worse after that. 

Even after all that though, what if after Dark Reign they start making Iron Man a worshiped hero again?  Wait, what am I smoking all of a sudden?

Well dont forget there is the Rhodey 2.0 body, so if Rhodey dies I'm sure he's mind is jsut going to get uploaded into that so I dont think he's going to truly die (if anyone in comics ever do).

I was about to ask  you what you were smoking. They had a chance during Secret Invasion and they just blamed him for everything, even though not a single other hero noticed the Skrulls were doing what they did.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Kaiser on June 29, 2009, 09:37:28 AM
I guess the only thing that I could be smoking is the faintest glimmer of hope, though that glimmer will probably die.

Wait, so Rhodey has a 2.0 body that he can transfer his mind into now?  I haven't been keeping up with comics as of late due to my disgust of Dark Reign and the fact that I'm still sucking off of the story lines of all of the back issues I've got.

This ability that you speak of seems to remind me of Professor Power of the Defenders, Captain America, and Iron Man (in Assault on Armor City) fame.  You know, where he could simply switch his mind between his own body and his son's whenever one of those bodies died?


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Chaos on June 29, 2009, 11:51:37 AM
Well Tony made a new body for Rhodey which is a dupliate of his original body, but it has no mind. So I guess they will somehow upload Rhodey's consciousness into it. Osborn got a hold of the body and tried to use it to bring Rhodey in but as you can expect Rhodey said no. So I'm sure that his mind is going to get uploaded into the new body at some point. In fact, wouldnt be surprised if he allows Osborn to beat him just so he can get to the body instead of fighting his way to it.



Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: IronFan on July 02, 2009, 09:51:43 AM
I agree with what's been said about Dark Reign, it seems to have no direction or plan, like most of Marvel's big cross overs, Good idea, bad execution.
Having the villains in charge was a nice idea, but as has been said, what exactly have they done except hunt Stark. And to be quit honest, I am rather fed up with Osborn jaunting around in stolen Iron man armor, and going on about how all of Stark's Iron Man armors are junk, that seems like a veiled slam at Iron Man as a character by Marvel's writers, I might be looking to much into it, but for the last nearly 2 years Marvel's best and brightest have done a great job tearing down Iron Man at every chance they are given, IMO, but that again might just be me.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on July 30, 2009, 10:54:24 AM
Preview for issue 16 up at CBR (http://comicbookresources.com/?page=preview&id=3119&disp=table).


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Ironghost on July 30, 2009, 01:17:08 PM
Preview for issue 17 up at CBR (http://comicbookresources.com/?page=preview&id=3119&disp=table).

#16. it said.



Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Kaiser on July 30, 2009, 03:02:18 PM
I'm sick of what Iron Fan described what Osborne was doing!  The classic armor could take out the national guard, the Silver Centurion rocks the Chessmen, the Neo-Classic slaughtered the Firepower battlesuit designed to bring guys like She-Hulk to justice!  Tony's armors aren't junk.  Even the oldest ones should be able to handle most Marvel villains.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: mateus on July 30, 2009, 11:00:02 PM
Preview for issue 16 up at CBR (http://comicbookresources.com/?page=preview&id=3119&disp=table).
only a few more days!
i'm really hoping Hill snaps out of it. she was really awesome to read, now to have her relapse into a deformed mental state would be a bummer.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on July 31, 2009, 08:58:22 AM
She was really awesome to read, now to have her relapse into a deformed mental state would be a bummer.

This got me thinking. Is Fraction's appeal that his Iron Man run is just a big "in-joke" with fellow industry insiders? Or social commentary regarding the dumbing down of America? Tony. Maria. Who's next?


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: mateus on August 01, 2009, 09:48:44 PM
She was really awesome to read, now to have her relapse into a deformed mental state would be a bummer.

This got me thinking. Is Fraction's appeal that his Iron Man run is just a big "in-joke" with fellow industry insiders? Or social commentary regarding the dumbing down of America? Tony. Maria. Who's next?
what do you mean ironjedi?
as in can you elaborate?


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: RIM on August 15, 2009, 05:49:42 AM
Iron Man vs. Whiplash | 11.04.09
(http://www.picamatic.com/show/2009/08/14/08/38/4737239_bigthumb.jpg) (http://www.picamatic.com/view/4737239_9196new_storyimage0263194/)
Just in case - the day before my b-day))

More info 'bout the new mini series here - http://www.advancediron.org/forums/index.php/topic,3393.0.html


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Mark on August 17, 2009, 04:33:22 PM
I forgot to add the October solicitations, so here they are:

Invincible Iron Man #19:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/thescotlander/47_INVINCIBLE_IRON_MAN_19.jpg)

Iron Man: Iron Protocols #1:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/thescotlander/49_IRON_MAN__IRON_PROTOCOLS.jpg)

Iron Man and the Armor Wars #3:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/thescotlander/48_IRON_MAN___THE_ARMOR_WAR.jpg)

War Machine #11:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/thescotlander/110_WAR_MACHINE_11.jpg)

Ultimate Comics Armor Wars #2:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/thescotlander/104_ULTIMATE_COMICS_ARMOR_W.jpg)

The World's Most Wanted Part 1 TPB and War Machine Iron Heart TPB are also released this month.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Mark on August 17, 2009, 04:47:53 PM
November Solitications:

Invincible Iron Man #20:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/thescotlander/invim20a.jpg)
Written by MATT FRACTION
Art and 50/50 Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
50/50 Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER
70th Anniversary Variant Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
The World's Most Wanted is now the World's Most Shattered... how does Tony Stark come back from the events of the last year?  How CAN he? Is he even alive?  Sort of... The Eisner Award-winning title for BEST NEW SERIES kicks off a new story arc leading into this summer's double-sized 25th issue extravaganza here with STARK: DISASSEMBLED!
48 PGS./Rated A...$3.99

Iron Man: Requiem:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/thescotlander/imreqa.jpg)
Written by STAN LEE, DAVID MICHELINIE & MATT FRACTION
Penciled by LARRY LIEBER, JOE BROZOWSKI, JOHN ROMITA JR. & KANO
Cover by SEAN CHEN
You know him from his blockbuster movie and the hit on-going series, INVINCIBLE IRON MAN; now, take a trip back with this special presentation of Tony Stark’s early adventures as the Golden Avenger. In TALES OF SUSPENSE #39, see how a billionaire playboy is transformed into a super hero after he’s injured in combat and has to invent a life-sustaining suit of armor. Then in INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #144, discover the truth behind Tony Stark’s first adventure in Vietnam! Experience the birth of one of Marvel’s most famous heroes like never before, fully remastered with modern coloring. Plus, an all-new framing sequence by Matt Fraction and Kano!
64 PGS./Rated T+ ...$4.99

Iron and and the Armor Wars #4:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/thescotlander/57_iron_man___the_armor_wars_4.jpg)
Written by JOE CARAMAGNA
Penciled by CRAIG ROUSSEAU
Cover by TAKESHI MIYAZAWA
Tony Stark goes toe-to-toe with his deadliest creations! Can the man that created every version of IRON MAN armor defeat all of them at the SAME TIME???
32 PGS./All Ages ...$2.99

War Machine #12:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/thescotlander/warmachine12.jpg)
Written by GREG PAK
Penciled by WELLINTON ALVES
Cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA
Marvel's Trial of the Century concludes in "War Crimes" Part 2! After targeting madmen and monsters around the globe, James Rhodes must now confront the consequences of his controversial actions! Red tape couldn't stop War Machine...but will chains, handcuffs and prison bars halt his quest in this series finale?
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99

Ultimate Comics Armor Wars #3:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/thescotlander/uarmorwars3.jpg)
Written by WARREN ELLIS
Penciled by STEVE KURTH
Cover by BRANDON PETERSON
Armor Wars goes to ELEVEN! Tony Stark is no stranger to life and death situations. Whether it's in the board room, an all-night bender or hurtling through an alien invasion in the Iron Man suit, the millionaire playboy has seen it all -- but no amount of suave martini swilling is going to save him and his newest gal pal from this next wave of mechanized monstrosities! WARREN ELLIS and STEVE KURTH turn the repulsor blasts to full to bring you the next exciting installment of Ultimate Comics Armor Wars!
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$3.99

And of course, the Iron Man vs. Whiplash mini mentioned earlier.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Mark on August 18, 2009, 11:43:46 AM
Added the War Machine solicitation. Sounds like cancellation!


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: IMJ on August 18, 2009, 12:19:52 PM
Added the War Machine solicitation. Sounds like cancellation!

Somewhere here on the forums you'll find a post by me stating that series would last about 12 - 13 issues before being nixed.  What a craptacular book it's been....


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Metal Head on August 26, 2009, 10:45:23 PM
Cover to disassembled:

http://geektyrant.com/2009/08/iron-man-stark-disassembled-comic-book-cover-revealed/

heath


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: RIM on September 21, 2009, 01:46:35 PM
(http://www.picamatic.com/show/2009/09/21/08/57/5153502_bigthumb.jpg) (http://www.picamatic.com/view/5153502_61_invincible_iron_man_21/)
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #21
Written by MATT FRACTION
Art & 50/50 Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
50/50 Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER
Tony's closest friends and lovers have gathered to try and help the man rebuild his shattered consciousness, body, life and legacy...but when Tony gets the call, does he WANT to come back? CAN he...even with Dr. Strange, Master of the Mystic Arts, bridging the gap between the two worlds? And you didn't think the bad guys were going to just sit back and let Tony rest and recuperate, did you?
32 PGS.

(http://www.picamatic.com/show/2009/09/21/08/58/5153504_bigthumb.jpg) (http://www.picamatic.com/view/5153504_62_iron_man_vs__whiplash_2/)
IRON MAN VS. WHIPLASH #2 (of 4)
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM & BRANNON BRAGA
Penciled by PHILIPPE BRIONES
Cover by BRANDON PETERSON
Continuing the intro of the all-new, all-deadly Whiplash! Tony Stark is behind bars with dictators, despots and war criminals – and there's nowhere else Whiplash would rather have him! How is this new nemesis formed from Stark’s own armor, and why does he want Iron Man destroyed? Before he tears up the screen in Iron Man II, be there for the arrival of the new Whiplash in the Marvel U!


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Chaos on September 21, 2009, 02:47:51 PM
Tony Stark Disassembled sounds positively predictable and boring. It's going to be six issues of filler, isnt it? Gotta love how Marvel always has to mention the Eisner. SinceWMW wins the award, I have no respect for the award at all since obviously doesnt require a story to be good.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Metal Head on September 21, 2009, 02:49:56 PM
WMW? 


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Chaos on September 21, 2009, 03:17:37 PM
WMW? 

World's Most Wanted


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Metal Head on September 21, 2009, 03:26:32 PM
That was a LOOOOONNNNGGGG story that really didn't move much.  I haven't even gotten the latest issue from 2 or 3 weeks ago.

heath


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Ironghost on September 21, 2009, 04:11:27 PM
So we get four to six issues of "Where's Tony" and then, say, six to eight of "Where's Tony's Company"?

This is boring!


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Metal Head on September 21, 2009, 04:13:20 PM
This has been going on since Vol. 4 number 1 (Extremis)--long, drawn out stories.  Pages with panels of talking.  In fact, Marvel seems to be stuck in this rut since at least 2001/2002.

heath


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Kaiser on September 21, 2009, 05:37:13 PM
I miss the days when the pages contained panels with costumed guys monologuing for 5 paragraphs every time they traded a blow with someone.  At least it depicted fighting while the characters were talking.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Mark on September 21, 2009, 05:43:50 PM
Doctor Strange, huh? Is Fraction really going to need to call upon "it's magic, we don't have to explain it" to clean up this mess?


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Chaos on September 21, 2009, 07:21:26 PM
I miss the days when the pages contained panels with costumed guys monologuing for 5 paragraphs every time they traded a blow with someone.  At least it depicted fighting while the characters were talking.

Seriously. I'm all for that again.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: IronManKyle on September 21, 2009, 10:30:59 PM
am I the nly one who noticed the line up for the Requiem??
"Written by STAN LEE, DAVID MICHELINIE & MATT FRACTION
Penciled by LARRY LIEBER, JOE BROZOWSKI, JOHN ROMITA JR. & KANO
Cover by SEAN CHEN"
thats a pertty impressive line up my friends..  how can this book not be good? I dislike the current series.. and the 2 armor wars arent all that great (well.. "the Armor Wars") kinda is, i like it. The Whiplash 4 parter isnt really pleasing me either for some reason.. but I will check it out...


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Kaiser on September 22, 2009, 07:01:26 AM
That's only impressive because it's just a revamped reprinting of TOS #39, issue 144 of volume 1, and a new issue written by Matt Fraction.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: nicktem on September 23, 2009, 10:29:06 PM
Tony Stark Disassembled sounds positively predictable and boring. It's going to be six issues of filler, isnt it? Gotta love how Marvel always has to mention the Eisner. SinceWMW wins the award, I have no respect for the award at all since obviously doesnt require a story to be good.

yeah, WMW is a crap story and it won an Eisner!? why? There are so many other good Iron Man stories previous to WMW and other Marvel stories that came out around the same time.

This has been going on since Vol. 4 number 1 (Extremis)--long, drawn out stories.  Pages with panels of talking.  In fact, Marvel seems to be stuck in this rut since at least 2001/2002.

heath

yeah, bendis' new and dark avengers are the poster childs for this style of writing. they need to revamp this new style and move forward with something better that combines the best of both worlds. To an extent, JMS's Thor, DnA's Nova/Guardians and Hickman's Secret Warriors/FF do a good job in terms of modern writing with an old skool comic feel (that being villains and surprises a plenty)

I miss the days when the pages contained panels with costumed guys monologuing for 5 paragraphs every time they traded a blow with someone.  At least it depicted fighting while the characters were talking.

some of my fondest memories reading comics when I was young was fight scenes like this. awesome. always made me laugh.

Doctor Strange, huh? Is Fraction really going to need to call upon "it's magic, we don't have to explain it" to clean up this mess?

i knooow. far out. and isn't doc voodoo the supreme magic guy? in the solicits they said sorcerer supreme strange...bogus.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: HeartOSteel on September 24, 2009, 07:21:53 PM
I really like that cover for Requiem. Sean Chen did some great work in vol. 3.

I hate that we have to wait till basically the end of Oct. for #19 of WMW. I'm sorry but it should come out sooner.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Kaiser on September 24, 2009, 10:34:32 PM
Sean Chen was indeed a wonderful artist.  The way he drew the Mandarin's appearance and War Machine's (Jacobs') and Iron Man's faces was rather quite inspiring.  I also liked his more recent work on Nova a few years back.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: mateus on November 12, 2009, 04:45:13 PM
check out the variant for IIM21:
http://forums.comicbookresources.com/showthread.php?t=295341
w00t for teamwork!


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Chaos on November 12, 2009, 06:46:33 PM
The Zircher covers for the upcoming arc are better than the others. I'm all for bringing that team on as the regular art team for the book. Zircher's team (not sure who else was on it) was the only team I actually liked since vol. 4 started.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on February 17, 2010, 09:56:01 AM
May Solicits (http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=24861) are out:

Invincible Iron Man #26

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/d0b96e66.jpg)

Iron Man Noir #2

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/34db22e3.jpg)

There's also an Iron Man Extremis: Director's Cut being solicited that includes "bonus material," but does not sport new covers.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Chaos on February 17, 2010, 10:26:43 AM
The new storyline will be titled Stark: Resilient. Here is the solicit for issue #26 (semi-spoilers)


In the wake of this summer's hit IRON MAN 2, the brand-new storyline STARK: RESILIENT continues! The Hammer Girls unleash DETROIT STEEL on a world hardly ready for that much metal and chrome, and God help anyone that gets in his way. Tony keeps sifting through the ashes of his old life and tries to rebuild who he is and what he does. Rhodey struggles to be a man of war in a peacetime empire. And, oh yeah -- more of that amazing new suit of armor…  


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Mark on February 17, 2010, 12:11:14 PM
The Hammer Girls unleash DETROIT STEEL on a world hardly ready for that much metal and chrome, and God help anyone that gets in his way.

The who are doing what now?


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Ironghost on February 17, 2010, 01:04:09 PM
Thanks.  MC Hammer is now stuck in my head.



Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: electricalninjaneer on February 17, 2010, 01:11:25 PM
The Hammer Girls unleash DETROIT STEEL on a world hardly ready for that much metal and chrome, and God help anyone that gets in his way.

The who are doing what now?

Pretty much took the words out of my mouth.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: bdog on February 18, 2010, 12:17:47 AM
Thanks.  MC Hammer is now stuck in my head.



Please, Justin Hammer-- don't hurt 'em.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Mando on February 18, 2010, 12:24:01 AM
Thanks.  MC Hammer is now stuck in my head.



Please, Justin Hammer-- don't hurt 'em.

haha nice. I actually saw MC Hammer over the summer, he played a state fair in NY and surprisingly kicked ass.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Shell Head on February 19, 2010, 09:57:36 PM
May Solicits (http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=24861) are out:

Invincible Iron Man #26

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/d0b96e66.jpg)


Marvel? Poster Please!


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: IMJ on February 20, 2010, 12:43:57 PM
It'd be one expensive (or small) poster with all of that black ink!


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Tetragrammaton on March 02, 2010, 11:14:38 AM
***Ouch***

(http://i49.tinypic.com/98da2d.jpg)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Metal Head on March 02, 2010, 01:37:34 PM
Again?!  This is getting OLD.

heath


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Shell Head on March 02, 2010, 07:44:38 PM
Again?!  This is getting OLD.

heath

I think that's the point Metal Head. It's from a mini series called "AVENGERS: THE ORIGIN" which is a re-telling of some of the Earliest moments in Avengers history. (Written by Joe Casey who we discussed in another thread here (http://www.advancediron.org/forums/index.php?topic=3629.0)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Tetragrammaton on March 03, 2010, 04:37:04 AM
I believe that Metal Head is referring to Iron Man being b-slapped by the Hulk again.


(http://i49.tinypic.com/2j1lpup.jpg)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Metal Head on March 03, 2010, 09:00:05 AM
I like this one better:

(http://www.beyondhollywood.com/uploads/2008/05/hulk-iron-man-cameo2.jpg)

heath


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Mando on March 03, 2010, 09:31:12 AM
haha nice


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Shell Head on March 03, 2010, 08:42:08 PM
I believe that Metal Head is referring to Iron Man being b-slapped by the Hulk again.

I figured as much. Even though he's not being b-slapped again, technically it's one of the first times (lol)


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Chaos on March 03, 2010, 10:17:04 PM
Is a a pretty cool movie variant cover for Iron man Legacy #1

http://marvel.com/images/669022./from/content.story.11519/viewmode/fullsize/


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Metal Head on March 04, 2010, 09:48:50 PM
NICE.  And BATTLE DAMAGE on Mk. III!

heath


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: IronManKyle on March 05, 2010, 01:13:49 AM
--one thing tho.. not that it's a big deal, but when we last saw the movie's mk.1 armor, Stane had it in his private sector, but wouldn't it still be there after the ark reactor blew up in that building?  Guess it must have survived!


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Chaos on March 05, 2010, 08:33:55 AM
--one thing tho.. not that it's a big deal, but when we last saw the movie's mk.1 armor, Stane had it in his private sector, but wouldn't it still be there after the ark reactor blew up in that building?  Guess it must have survived!

I dont think it blew up the whole building, rather just the section it was housed in.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Agent 333 on March 06, 2010, 12:33:46 AM
Yeah, the Mk 1 armor was in the basement at the time, the Arc Reactor just blew out the first floor (and blew a hole in the roof).


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: The IronJedi on March 23, 2010, 02:28:15 PM
June Solicits (http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=25359) are out:

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #27

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/f343ec28.jpg)

Written by MATT FRACTION
Pencils & Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
Special Variant by TBA
The Eisner-award winning Iron Man is back, riding high on the biggest movie of the summer! But when an enhanced armor terror attack puts Tokyo and her citizens on the brink, it's the invincible…Detroit Steel to the rescue? Halfway around the world, Tony Stark has his hands full when Pepper goes under the knife, and we welcome back a familiar face as Stark Resilient makes its first new hire. Meanwhile, the insidious Hammer girls keep making moves in the destructive game they're playing. Will the new Stark survive the trip to the launch pad, let alone ever get off the ground? Not looking great.
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN ANNUAL #1

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/3f0c922e.jpg)

Written by MATT FRACTION
Pencilled by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO
Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
Special Variant by TBA
The Mandarin is a collection of lies, stories, myths, and legends. But two things are true: He wears, upon each finger, an alien weapon of unimaginable power…and he's going to kill Tony Stark. Is he a violent street crook born in a brothel? The scion of an aristocratic dynasty? Was his father was a petty criminal or an ambassador? Was his mother a British noblewoman, or maybe a dragon-chasing wastrel lost in the underbelly of the world? He's a murderer, a businessman, an artist, a terrorist, a hero. And this is the story of his life.
80 PGS./Rated A …$4.99

IRON MAN: LEGACY #3

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/0271f3fe.jpg)

Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Pencilled by STEVE KURTH
Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
Special Variant by TBA
The "WAR OF THE IRON MEN" escalates, but how! Captured by his enemies, stripped of the Iron Man suit, Tony Stark seems helpless, the way he was back in that cave in Afghanistan all those years ago…but unlike that Tony, this Tony has been taught hand-to-hand combat by Captain America himself! Armor? We don't need no stinking armor…But with an old foe hot on his tail, he might want to rig up a brand-new weapon – and fast!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

IRON MAN NOIR #3 (of 4)

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/f77598c3.jpg)

Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Pencilled by MANUEL GARCIA
Cover by MIKE FYLES
Scott Snyder and Manuel Garcia continue their heart-pounding journey into pulp fiction in the third installment of IRON MAN NOIR! It’s 1938, in a world at the brink of war, and adventurer Tony Stark has discovered a weapon that could save the world…unless the Nazis get their hands on it first! As the tangled tale of war, betrayal and redemption continues, Tony will have to choose whether to follow in his father’s footsteps to obsessive madness or become the hero he’s meant to be.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

IRON MAN: KISS AND KILL #1

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/2bc93bdb.jpg)

Written by JOE AHEARNE & KARL KESEL
Pencilled by BRIAN CHING & ERIC NGUYEN
Cover by BRIAN CHING
He’s got the tux. He’s got the tech. He’s got the babes. But he’ll leave the martini, thank you very much. Tony Stark gets his spy on in these two twisty tales of espionage and international intrigue. First, Joe Ahearne (FANTASTIC FOUR) and Brian Ching (Star Wars) show you why the Black Widow is an Iron Man’s best friend when Tony has to go undercover to take down a foe using his own decommissioned tech! Then, Karl Kesel (MARVEL APES) and Eric Nguyen (HALO: BLOODLINE) take you behind the velvet rope when Tony infiltrates the Hellfire Club to help out a wayward thief. Good thing he’s got Wolverine to back him up! Wait, no, that’s not going to end well…
56 PGS./One-Shot/Parental Advisory…$3.99



IRON MAN MAGAZINE #2
Cover by BRANDON PETERSON
Everyone’s favorite super-suited super hero gets his own ongoing magazine, collecting all-ages, all-action Iron Man adventures! Featuring some of the Armored Avenger's most thrilling tales, this magazine is bursting with high-octane stories, pinups, activities, games and more for Iron Man fans young and old.
96 PGS./Rated A …$6.99

And for some Crimson Dynamo Love:

DARKSTAR AND THE WINTER GUARD #1 (of 3)

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/149afdf9.jpg)

Written by DAVID GALLAHER
Pencilled by STEVE ELLIS
Cover by CLAYTON HENRY
THE WINTER GUARD IS BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! The Harvey Award-winning team of David Gallaher and Steve Ellis reunite to bring you the harrowing adventures of Russia's elite strikeforce! Atlantean warlord Krang has brutally invaded the coast of Russia and only the Winter Guard has what it take to stop his diabolical plan…but their actions just might have dire consequences for Russia and the rest of the world. Guest-starring the Agents of Atlas!
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99



Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Mando on March 23, 2010, 04:16:09 PM
Awesome! Good post Jedi


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Chaos on March 23, 2010, 05:48:45 PM
I like those covers except #27. Holy hell does Laroccamake the armors look terrible, especially the new one.

Dynamo's new armor looks decent, powerful yet traditional though a bit too archaic for my liking.



Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Iron Mark on March 23, 2010, 06:37:39 PM
I like those covers except #27. Holy hell does Laroccamake the armors look terrible, especially the new one.

Dynamo's new armor looks decent, powerful yet traditional though a bit too archaic for my liking.



Yeah, War Machine looks ugly and he's given the new armor some big anime-like in size eyes.

I like the Dynamo armor. It's a chick piloting now too, unless she somehow ended up dead/replaced between the last one-shot and this mini.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Agent 333 on March 23, 2010, 09:05:25 PM
I like the Dynamo armor. It's a chick piloting now too, unless she somehow ended up dead/replaced between the last one-shot and this mini.

I think I read an interview where the author of the miniseries mentioned CD as being the same chick from the one-shot...


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: kokushishin on March 29, 2010, 07:37:29 AM

I usually like Larocca's art but yeah, that #27 cover looks eh.


Title: Re: Upcoming Iron Man Covers Thread!
Post by: Ironghost on March 29, 2010, 10:17:46 AM
Interesting that on the Darkstar cover that they're using the double eagle as whatshisname's shield now.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Chaos on May 15, 2010, 09:48:44 AM
Just figured I post this variant cover to Avengers #1 which I think has a a good rendition of the new armor. The thing is actually growing on me a bit, but it still needs some fixes.

(http://i.newsarama.com/images/17_avengers_1_heroic_age_variant__02.jpg)


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: The IronJedi on May 19, 2010, 01:03:38 PM
August Solicits are up @ Marvel (http://marvel.com/catalog/?date=2010-08&utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Pulse242&utm_term=Link4&utm_content=Aug2010Preview&utm_campaign=Pulse242Newsletter05182010).

Avengers Prime #2: 07|04|10

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Forum%20Images/77e86972.jpg)

Avengers The Origin #5: 07|04|10

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Forum%20Images/14c1a8d3.jpg)

Darkstar & The Winter Guard: 07|04|10

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Forum%20Images/a0bf8421.jpg)

Hercules: Twilight of the Gods: 07|04|10

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Forum%20Images/614a2804.jpg)

Iron Man Legacy #5: 07|04|10

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Forum%20Images/0941c1d0.jpg)

Invincible Iron Man #29: 07|11|10

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Forum%20Images/966620b5.jpg)

Invincible Iron Man #29 Women of Marvel Variant: 07|11|10

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Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: IMJ on May 19, 2010, 03:06:17 PM
Oh God Marvel, please stop putting Stark in the classic armor as a metaphor for... whatever.  It's so common over the last ten years that it's not classic anymore, it's just old.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Chaos on May 19, 2010, 07:38:20 PM
Oh God Marvel, please stop putting Stark in the classic armor as a metaphor for... whatever.  It's so common over the last ten years that it's not classic anymore, it's just old.

Seriously.I hate even seeing the damn thing anymore.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: IMJ on May 20, 2010, 01:02:46 AM
I actually really like the new armor though!


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Chaos on May 20, 2010, 06:27:20 PM
It has a lot of room for improvement, namely getting rid of all those LED's...


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Zakalwe on May 21, 2010, 12:36:01 AM
It has a lot of room for improvement, namely getting rid of all those LED's...

...and then? how you can read in bed?  ;D


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Tetragrammaton on May 22, 2010, 06:59:25 AM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2dvtyis.jpg)


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on June 01, 2010, 06:44:40 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Your weekly list for all things Iron Man makes it's new home here for this 1st week of June.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances.  I will post the new list each Monday by 5:00pm PST.   

Hitting shops (because of the holiday) this Thursday (6\3):

AVENGERS PRIME #1 (OF 5) HA ($3.99): The big 3 try to heal old wounds, but not without a whole lotta danger and a whole lotta arguing.  Tony and Cap are at each others throats again in the aftermath of Siege.  Brought to you by Bendis himself.   

AVENGERS ORIGIN #3 (OF 5)   $3.99: Joe Casey continues his retro retelling of that fateful day the Avengers formed.  And hey, the gold armor is here.  The one suit that hasn't worn out it's welcome. (-cough- Classic armor - cough - Classic Armor)

IRON MAN EXTREMIS DIRECTORS CUT #2 (OF 6) $3.99: The story that never dies continues it's reprint invasion.  Does it get better the 90th time you read it?  Loaded full of bonus features for those brave enough to try out.       

IRON MAN MAGAZINE #2 ($6.99): My LCS never gets these in, so I'm not sure what they consist of.  But hey, it's Iron Man.  Does it really matter? 



Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: brohara on June 01, 2010, 09:30:33 PM
Cool that you're doing this Typhon, I like the idea of a current appearances list here.
Thanks.

And man, I love that JR JR cover to Avengers #4
Old daddy Stark from Next Avengers - looks friggin' cool.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on June 07, 2010, 06:00:16 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Your weekly list for all things Iron Man is here once again.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.  I will post the new list each Monday by 5:00pm PST.

Hitting stores this Wednesday (6\9):

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #27 HA    ($2.99): Part 3 of this Heroic Age arc.  After a sudden drop in quality following a fun and exciting opening issue, can Fraction punch this story into high gear?  The Hammer Girls and Spymaster go on the offensive while Pepper tries to convince Tony that Rescue deserved more than just a one-shot.  All this and War Machine (on the cover at least).

IRON MAN NOIR #3 (OF 4) ($3.99): The mini no one was talking about and now can't wait until they hold the over-sized hardcover in their hands also hits it's 3rd installment.  Is it finally time for some Iron action Noir style?  Magic 8 ball says...

Also keep an eye out for:

AVENGERS ACADEMY #1 HA ($3.99): A new generation of Avengers starts here!  Not sure if Tony makes an appearance here, but all Avengers fans and Initiative fans should give it a shot. 

AVENGERS I AM AN AVENGER II TP VOL 02 ($24.99): More lineups from Marvel's mighty history.  As the solit says - "A half-dozen lineups in a single volume! Reborn, New, Mighty - an Avenger by any other name is still one of Earth's Mightiest Heroes!"  In other words, more chances to say, "why the hell is that fool an Avenger?"

AVENGERS VISION & SCARLET WITCH TP A YEAR IN LIFE ($34.99): Proof that Wanda has been crazy since day 1.  Join Witch, her robot husband, and her demonic sons on a trek down memory lane in this trade that collects VISION AND THE SCARLET WITCH (1985) #1-12 and WEST COAST AVENGERS (1985) #2.  Great for you West Coast Avengers fans.   

 

       
 


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: electricalninjaneer on June 07, 2010, 09:22:31 PM
LOL awesome descriptions Typhoon, keep up the good work!


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: IMJ on June 08, 2010, 10:29:57 AM
IRON MAN MAGAZINE #2 ($6.99): My LCS never gets these in, so I'm not sure what they consist of.  But hey, it's Iron Man.  Does it really matter?

I don't know how well known this is, but usually Wal-mart carries this, but they get a variant cover (sort of the way that Target used to get exclusive Ultimate X-Men collections).

I can only imagine that the print run is fairly low on that magazine.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on June 14, 2010, 05:41:21 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Your weekly list for all things Iron Man is here once again.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.  I will post the new list each Monday by 5:00pm PST.

We got a smaller week on tap after a double dose of IM last week:

IRON MAN EXTREMIS DIRECTORS CUT #3 (OF 6) ($3.99): Is this the last time Tony ever wore an actual suit of armor?  Tony takes on Bane (wait... what... Bane's a DC guy... isn't he the guy hopped up on some liquid drug... so's this guy... then who the hell is this?)  Tony takes on Mallen (cough- Bane - cough) in part 3 of the tale that changed Iron Man forever (and took just about as long to come out).

NEW AVENGERS #1 HA   ($3.99): Is Tony responsible for Luke Cage's New Avengers?  In a good way this time?  Find out here.

BLACK WIDOW #3 HA ($2.99): Widow takes on a certain failed Marvel film star as she continues her quest to uncover her mysterious attacker.   

AVENGERS CONTEST PREM HC ($24.99): Death!  The Grandmaster! THE YEAR 1982!  Relive the epic CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS in this hc featuring the Avengers East locked in deadly combat with the IM friendly Avengers West.  Collecting CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS #1-3, WEST COAST AVENGERS ANNUAL #2 and AVENGERS ANNUAL #16






Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: IMJ on June 14, 2010, 08:56:18 PM
Has anyone bought the Extremis DC mini? I'm waiting on it... pretty sure that I'll find all of the issues on the bay much cheaper than cover in a few months.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: brohara on June 16, 2010, 02:52:55 PM
Man, just how awesome is the Iron Man Legacy #6 cover.
I love it!

Check the September solicits...
http://www.newsarama.com/comics/marvel-september-2010-solicitations.html (http://www.newsarama.com/comics/marvel-september-2010-solicitations.html)


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron Kaiser on June 16, 2010, 04:55:21 PM
That Iron Man Legacy #6 cover really does have quite a cool feel to it in terms of art style.  It looks like some sort of epic propaganda poster to me really.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron Mark on June 16, 2010, 05:29:28 PM
The story itself doesn't sound half bad either.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: electricalninjaneer on June 16, 2010, 06:44:46 PM
That Iron Man Legacy #6 cover really does have quite a cool feel to it in terms of art style.  It looks like some sort of epic propaganda poster to me really.

Yeah it looks like an old soviet propaganda poster Iron Man style!


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Chaos on June 16, 2010, 06:46:31 PM
That Iron Man Legacy #6 cover really does have quite a cool feel to it in terms of art style.  It looks like some sort of epic propaganda poster to me really.

Yeah, it also has somehwat of an anime and 50's scifi feel to it too. Don't know if I'd want it for page art, but its definitely cool for cover art.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron Kaiser on June 16, 2010, 07:52:57 PM
That Iron Man Legacy #6 cover really does have quite a cool feel to it in terms of art style.  It looks like some sort of epic propaganda poster to me really.

Yeah, it also has somehwat of an anime and 50's scifi feel to it too. Don't know if I'd want it for page art, but its definitely cool for cover art.


That's what I was talking about.  I was pretty amazed by the way the cover art depicts a pseudo-bleak industrialized dystopia.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: stark182 on June 16, 2010, 09:19:51 PM
did any one see the cover to hulk 25? might have to pick this up so we can finally see the suit in action!  ;D


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Chaos on June 16, 2010, 09:53:18 PM
did any one see the cover to hulk 25? might have to pick this up so we can finally see the suit in action!  ;D

Yeah, pretty sad when we've seen the armor in action more on the cover of another character's book than in three issues of Iron Man's own title.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: The IronJedi on June 17, 2010, 12:47:50 PM
September Solicits are up @ Newsarama (http://www.newsarama.com/comics/marvel-september-2010-solicitations.html).

Avengers #5: 08|?|10

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Forum%20Images/8b69afef.jpg)

Avengers Prime #3: 08|?|10

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Forum%20Images/28b11f23.jpg)

Hercules: Twilight of a God #4: 08|?|10

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Forum%20Images/fecd3d88.jpg)

Iron Man Legacy #6: 08|?|10

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Forum%20Images/60406a2a.jpg)

Invincible Iron Man #30: 08|?|10

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Forum%20Images/fb4edf42.jpg)

IRON MAN 2: AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. #1: 08|?|10

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Forum%20Images/817a899e.jpg)

Secret Avengers #5: 08|?|10

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Forum%20Images/45e7c265.jpg)

variant

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Forum%20Images/3d115f77.jpg)


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Roger A Ott II on June 17, 2010, 07:56:46 PM
Hmmm...that Invincible Iron Man #30 cover is intriguing...


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on June 21, 2010, 05:02:17 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Your weekly list for all things Iron Man is back.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.  I will post the new list each Monday by 5:00pm PST.

So here's what we got on tap this Wednesday (6\23):

IRON MAN LEGACY #3 ($2.99): "War of the Iron Men" continues!  Captured by Doctor Doom and stripped of his armor, Tony finds himself locked IN A CAVE!  WITH A BOX OF SCRAPS!  Sounds hopeless to me, but I'm not Tony Stark. 

AVENGERS #2 HA   ($3.99): Tony and the Avengers recruit Marvel Boy in their quest to build a time machine to save their kids.  Because it's far easier to talk some sense into one of Osborn's batshat crazy former Dark Avengers than it is to check the basement and see YOU ALREADY HAVE A TIME MACHINE!  Yeah, we forgot too.  Good luck Tony.

THOR BY JURGENS AND ROMITA JR TP VOL 03 ($24.99): Everybody remember that super epic saga called "The Eighth Day?"  Yeah, I don't either, but here it is anyway.  From the greatness that was (early) Heroes Return, join Thor, Spidey, and Iron Man as they face off against a new collection of Gods and other cool JRJR creations.  Collects Thor #14-17, Iron Man #21-22, Peter Parker: Spider-Man #11, and Juggernaut: The Eighth Day.   
 
   


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: mateus on June 21, 2010, 06:35:36 PM
Hmmm...that Invincible Iron Man #30 cover is intriguing...
quite! it should be a good tango!


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: IMJ on June 21, 2010, 06:44:32 PM
THOR BY JURGENS AND ROMITA JR TP VOL 03 ($24.99): Everybody remember that super epic saga called "The Eighth Day?"  Yeah, I don't either, but here it is anyway.  From the greatness that was (early) Heroes Return, join Thor, Spidey, and Iron Man as they face off against a new collection of Gods and other cool JRJR creations.  Collects Thor #14-17, Iron Man #21-22, Peter Parker: Spider-Man #11, and Juggernaut: The Eighth Day.

This was actually an okay crossover. Not entirely memorable, but I remember buying all of the parts (of course, they still reside in my IM v3 box...).

There wasn't too much for Iron Man to do in this one, but it was a decent story. I never thought they'd put it into trade...


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on June 28, 2010, 05:06:49 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.  I will post the new list each Monday by 5:00pm PST.

So here's what we got on tap this Wednesday (6\30):

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN ANNUAL #1 ($4.99): The Mandarin is back in this huge annual issue that will define Mandy's place in this new heroic age.  Not seen since his brilliant turn during "Haunted," Fraction and company bring us the story of the man behind the rings.  Hopefully we get a cool fight scene too.  I sent him a memo (I swear there was a memo).

IRON MAN KISS AND KILL #1 ($3.99):  Black Widow!  Wolverine!  Kiss!  Kill!  Which will Tony Stark do with which?  Pick up this one-shot to discover the answer.  Although if he's macking lips with Wolvie... I'm sorry, I just pictured it in my head.  If any of you have as well and now need therapy, please call Stark Resilient.  A Mrs. Arbogast will be happy to help you.

IRON MAN EXTREMIS DIRECTORS CUT #4 (OF 6) ($3.99): The issue that originally took like 6 months to come out is back in print with some great behind the scenes stuff like the transcript of artist Adi Granov's collect calls to Marvel where he says "I CAN"T FINISH THIS IN TIME!"  Ok, maybe it doesn't come with that, but it does have some great sketches that prove Granov was the correct choice for the IM film. 

SECRET AVENGERS #2 HA ($3.99): War Machine and Black Widow continue to help Steve Rogers save the world before anyone knows it needs saving.  This week, they head to Mars to find the missing man known as NOVA.  Wait, Nova?  Like New Warrior, bucket head, Nova?  He's still around?  I wonder what he's been up to... Nothing important probably.;D   
 


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: The IronJedi on July 02, 2010, 12:17:56 PM
Here's a peek of the Vampire Variant for Iron Man #31, due in October.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: HeartOSteel on July 05, 2010, 11:26:43 PM
Haha that's creepy. I like it. ;)


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on July 06, 2010, 02:53:26 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon's back from the holiday weekend with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.  I will post the new list each Monday by 5:00pm PST.

Because of the the holiday, books ship a day late.  So this Thursday (7/8) keep an eye out for:

IRON MAN LEGACY #4 ($2.99): With it's super new, unimaginable, totally never saw it coming premise (can you believe someone STOLE Tony's armor tech?!) Legacy has grown into a solid title over just the span of 3 issues.  Van Lente and Co. keep it coming as IM prepares to deal with DOOM!  

AVENGERS CHILDRENS CRUSADE #1 (OF 9) ($3.99): The Young Avengers are back!  Catch the first part of this tale written by the original creative team as the kids prepare to find their place in the stunning heroic age (even though this story takes place before Civil War... I think... at least the first few parts... I mean, why else would Tony and Cap both still be in those old costumes and acting all cool with each other... I'm lost... I need pie)

AVENGERS ORIGIN #4 (OF 5)   ($3.99):  You think you know how they started.  You say to me "But Typhon, I have 3 reprints of Avengers #1, the Masterworks edition, the Essentials volume, and the actual issue my father beat up Mike Jessup for with a frozen Snickers bar outside old man Mather's pool when Mike called him a cootie jerk back in the 60's, I know how they started."  Well my friend, you don't know nothin til you've read what Joe Casey is telling.  

STEVE ROGERS SUPER-SOLDIER #1 (OF 4) ($3.99): It's the 4th.  We gotta give our old friend Cap a mention.  Just don't call him Cap anymore.  You'll make Bucky cry.    
  

  


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron Kaiser on July 06, 2010, 05:37:49 PM
I'm wondering exactly why there's a vampire variant of IIM #31.  We don't need Twilight taking over our books! >:(


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on July 06, 2010, 06:07:18 PM
I'm wondering exactly why there's a vampire variant of IIM #31.  We don't need Twilight taking over our books! >:(

X-Men has the "Curse of the Mutants" storyline about to start.  They fight Dracula's son and his army of vampires.   


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron Kaiser on July 06, 2010, 09:06:40 PM
*Phew* What a relief.  However I am of the belief that story arcs like that shouldn't be getting that much attention.  It's that Nu Marvel apparently just loves to go for that shock factor anymore.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on July 06, 2010, 09:28:01 PM
*Phew* What a relief.  However I am of the belief that story arcs like that shouldn't be getting that much attention.  It's that Nu Marvel apparently just loves to go for that shock factor anymore.

I don't mind it because there really hasn't been a supernatural story done at Marvel for quite some time.  It's plausible they are just jumping on the vampire bandwagon, but X-Men has been knocking stories out of the park since "Messiah Complex" so it should be good. 


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: The IronJedi on July 06, 2010, 10:00:35 PM
Typhon, keep up the good work. Your summaries crack me up. Please don't leave us for Leno or Letterman, you're much too funny to be wasted on those hacks.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Chaos on July 06, 2010, 10:17:58 PM
I'm wondering exactly why there's a vampire variant of IIM #31.  We don't need Twilight taking over our books! >:(

Hey now, lets not insult real vampires by associating them with Twilight...


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: mateus on July 06, 2010, 10:55:08 PM
I'm wondering exactly why there's a vampire variant of IIM #31.  We don't need Twilight taking over our books! >:(

Hey now, lets not insult real vampires by associating them with Twilight...

chaos is right, you should all read American Vampire!


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on July 07, 2010, 12:22:05 AM
Typhon, keep up the good work. Your summaries crack me up. Please don't leave us for Leno or Letterman, you're much too funny to be wasted on those hacks.

Thanks buddy.  Nice to hear I have fans.   


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: RIM on July 07, 2010, 04:06:43 PM
Iron Man Legacy #7 (October)
(http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/5461/imlegacy07cvrfinal.th.jpg) (http://img171.imageshack.us/i/imlegacy07cvrfinal.jpg/)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by STEVE KURTH
Cover by JUAN DOE
???
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron Kaiser on July 07, 2010, 04:45:43 PM
Is that the serpent squad in the background?  Dear me. :(


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Ironghost on July 07, 2010, 04:57:24 PM
It's the Classic Armor, as well.

Oy.



Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on July 12, 2010, 02:58:31 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.  I will post the new list each Monday by 5:00pm PST.

So here's what we got on tap this Wednesday (7\14):

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #28 ($2.99): Holy Monkey Nuggets!  Are we actually going to see some armored action?!  Iron Man and War Machine come face-to-face with Detroit Steel in Tokyo as we reach the halfway point in Matt Fraction's first heroic age arc, so everybody come place your bets now.  My money is on Godzilla.  Tokyo is his turf, so he's bound to show.  Of course, that means Mothra will too, and he'll probably beat Godzilla.  I hate that movie.

IRON MAN NOIR #4 (OF 4) ($3.99): One of the best IM minis of the last few years hits it's conclusion as Tony Stark battles a man he long thought dead and nicer and sane.  Can Tony keep his composure long enough to beat this dastardly villain?  And better yet, can he do it without getting distracted by a half naked Pepper Potts chained to the wall because... well.. I'd look.  

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN PREM HC VOL 04 STARK DISASSEMBLED ($19.99): Considered by some to be merely a placeholder till "Siege" was over, Fraction's electric 3rd arc brings us not only two different Captain Americas, but Thor, a human Rhodey, Dr. Strange, and a ghost.  So much variety you'd think you opened a pack of Skittles.  

SIEGE PREM HC ($24.99): The Big Three RETURN (even though they never really went anywhere, just kinda kept their distance from one another) in the Marvel event 7 years in the making (because this was so planned out since Disassembled even though the big three were cool with each other when that hit) to take down Norman Osbourne (Doom was busy apparently) and his Dark Avengers (most of whom Daredevil could take out by himself but that wouldn't have been as cool to draw I guess) once and for all (they're still out there).
  
  
  


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on July 19, 2010, 03:03:22 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here (as always) with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.  I will post the new list each Monday by 5:00pm PST.

So here's what we got on tap this Wednesday (7\21):

IRON MAN EXTREMIS DIRECTORS CUT #5 (OF 6) $3.99: Tony Stark does his best Wilford Brimiley impression as he lies dormant in a strange cocoon.   Will he hatch as an invigorated new man or is this cocoon to be his final battleground.  Read here to find out (or just grab whatever edition of this story you already have.  Yeah haters, you know you have a copy) ;D

AVENGERS #3 ($3.99): "It's your kids Tony.  Something's gotta be done about your kids."  Earth's Mightiest Heroes do battle with one of the X-Men's greatest foes in their quest to get all of you to pick up "Next Avengers" on DVD.  Witness the fury of Apocalypse, the ugliness of The Four Horseman, and the horror of Thor getting punk-slapped through a little girl's bedroom window in the next installment of Marvel's greatest team.   

BLACK WIDOW #4    ($2.99):  It's that time of the month for Black Widow (don't be gross.  I didn't mean it like that).  With her biggest secret exposed, Natasha is on a mission to save the one person she loves most in the world.  What does this mean for her and Bucky-Cap?  Catch the female action as Widow takes on the bloody underworld (ok, I totally meant it like that :D). 
         



Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on July 26, 2010, 04:56:38 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here.  With all the Avenger craziness around SDCC, you didn't forget new comics hit this week, did you?  I didn't (yes you did!  Shut up other me!).  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.  I will post the new list each Monday by 5:00pm PST.

So here's what we got on tap this Wednesday (7\28):

IRON MAN EXTREMIS DIRECTORS CUT #6 (OF 6) $3.99: It's taken me 5 issues, but I swear I've read this story before????  In that one though, Tony shoots some guy named Mallen through the chest and blows off his head and celebrates by playing a game of strip poker with Ms. Marvel, Milla Jovovich, and Chewbacca.  Chewbacca doesn't win. 

SECRET AVENGERS #3   ($3.99): Is there life on Mars?  If there is, Valkyrie is gonna kill it with her spear and magic helmet.  Magic helmet?  MAGIC HELMET!  Be here as the real Cap, Rhodey, Widow, and all the Secret Avengers disregard the Prime Directive in their quest to own a pointy snake hat.

A soft week this week which is rare.  For those not in the know, the last week of the month is usually the craziest in terms of number of titles shipped.  This month however, Marvel and DC both are taking it easy and shipping 2nd printings and reissued hardcovers.  My guess is they know most people are broke after SDCC. 
       


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on August 02, 2010, 02:52:58 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon popping in with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.  I will post the new list each Monday by 5:00pm PST.

So here's what we got on tap this Wednesday (8\4):

IRON MAN LEGACY #5 ($2.99): Tony teams with Radioactive Man and Crimson Dynamo (is this guy even a villain anymore) to take on DOOM and learn just who leaked Tony's recipe for ass kicking battle suits.  The revelation, Marvel promises, "will change his life (and yours, we have no doubt) forever," or not since Tony hasn't mentioned it ever (but I'm sure he will after this story finishes).

AVENGERS PRIME #2 (OF 5) ($3.99): Before you ask, this series isn't late, it's bi-monthly (I bet my gf wishes she was too.  Wow, that was inappropriate).  Thor takes on the Enchantress while Tony and Steve argue over who's right and who's wrong, peanut M&M's or regular M&M's, cavemen or astronauts, Mark Ruffalo, the ending of Lost, and just why oh why did Tony let SHIELD take over half of IM2. 

AVENGERS ORIGIN #5 (OF 5)   ($3.99): The story of the very first Avengers tale ends here!  Who came up with the name Avengers?  IS Hulk a villain?  What is Loki's true master plan?  Why the hell do people give a rat's bottom what Rick Jones thinks?  Joe Casey's got the real answers here, so don't bother opening that copy of Essential Avengers.  Seriously... don't... I'm warning you... you do and Black Widow will jump out of your closet and drop kick you... yeah the Scarlett Jo version... yeah it's worth it.

AVENGERS INVADERS TP ($34.99): Relive the glory days of 2009 when Tony was hated just for looking at people funny with this 12 part epic that takes the Mighty Avengers and New Avengers back to WW2 to face the horror of 1940's spandex. Oh, and the Cosmic Cube too.  It's really just a minor nuisance. 
     
 
   



Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: The IronJedi on August 03, 2010, 08:00:42 AM
AVENGERS PRIME #2 (OF 5) ($3.99): Before you ask, this series isn't late, it's bi-monthly (I bet my gf wishes she was too.  Wow, that was inappropriate).  Thor takes on the Enchantress while Tony and Steve argue over who's right and who's wrong, peanut M&M's or regular M&M's, cavemen or astronauts, Mark Ruffalo, the ending of Lost, and just why oh why did Tony let SHIELD take over half of IM2.

And don't forget, "Tastes great!' "Less Filling!"


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on August 03, 2010, 02:10:07 PM
AVENGERS PRIME #2 (OF 5) ($3.99): Before you ask, this series isn't late, it's bi-monthly (I bet my gf wishes she was too.  Wow, that was inappropriate).  Thor takes on the Enchantress while Tony and Steve argue over who's right and who's wrong, peanut M&M's or regular M&M's, cavemen or astronauts, Mark Ruffalo, the ending of Lost, and just why oh why did Tony let SHIELD take over half of IM2.

And don't forget, "Tastes great!' "Less Filling!"

That's for issue #3. ;D


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on August 09, 2010, 04:38:12 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon's ready to feed your mind grapes with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.  I will post the new list each Monday by 5:00pm PST.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (8/11):

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #29 ($2.99): The talking never stops in Matt Fraction's wordtastic Heroic Age Epic!  Gasp at the sharp zingers thrown Tony's way!  Marvel at how deftly he handles those deadly walk and talks!  See it all as Rescue returns in the issue that will have fans swooning over just how awesome the new Iron Man armor looks just standing there... just standing there.

ULTIMATES II ULTIMATE COLLECTION TP   ($34.99): Remember when the Ultimates were groundbreaking and cool?  Relive life before the Loeb invasion as Ultimate Tony prepares to marry Black Widow while Nick 'Sam Jackson' Fury discovers a traitor in their midst.  Brought to you by Mark "Civil War was fair" Millar and Bryan "Deadlines?" Hitch.    
  


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: stark182 on August 09, 2010, 10:38:09 PM
Quote
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #29 ($2.99): The talking never stops in Matt Fraction's wordtastic Heroic Age Epic!  Gasp at the sharp zingers thrown Tony's way!  Marvel at how deftly he handles those deadly walk and talks!  See it all as Rescue returns in the issue that will have fans swooning over just how awesome the new Iron Man armor looks just standing there... just standing there.

hilarious and 100% accurate...all i can do at this point is laugh!


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: IMJ on August 09, 2010, 11:00:10 PM
Quote
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #29 ($2.99): The talking never stops in Matt Fraction's wordtastic Heroic Age Epic!  Gasp at the sharp zingers thrown Tony's way!  Marvel at how deftly he handles those deadly walk and talks!  See it all as Rescue returns in the issue that will have fans swooning over just how awesome the new Iron Man armor looks just standing there... just standing there.

hilarious and 100% accurate...all i can do at this point is laugh!


We should all email Fraction to tell him that the hardest core group of Iron Man fans around thinks his book sucks. Seriously that's the best, most intelligent thing I could think of right now. K. I'm going to bed.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: mateus on August 09, 2010, 11:45:37 PM
you have the seen the response "hard core" spider-man fans have given BND and how staff like Wacker have responded to it on forums right?
I doubt Fraction will do anything but laugh as he clicks "delete"


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: IMJ on August 10, 2010, 01:08:17 PM
you have the seen the response "hard core" spider-man fans have given BND and how staff like Wacker have responded to it on forums right?
I doubt Fraction will do anything but laugh as he clicks "delete"

No I haven't.  And I'm sure that he would...


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Chaos on August 10, 2010, 06:10:40 PM

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #29 ($2.99): The talking never stops in Matt Fraction's wordtastic Heroic Age Epic!  Gasp at the sharp zingers thrown Tony's way!  Marvel at how deftly he handles those deadly walk and talks!  See it all as Rescue returns in the issue that will have fans swooning over just how awesome the new Iron Man armor looks just standing there... just standing there.

This post reminds me of me. Could I be infectious?  :P


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on August 11, 2010, 12:40:02 AM

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #29 ($2.99): The talking never stops in Matt Fraction's wordtastic Heroic Age Epic!  Gasp at the sharp zingers thrown Tony's way!  Marvel at how deftly he handles those deadly walk and talks!  See it all as Rescue returns in the issue that will have fans swooning over just how awesome the new Iron Man armor looks just standing there... just standing there.

This post reminds me of me. Could I be infectious?  :P


I just know the majority of my audience. 8)


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on August 16, 2010, 04:49:55 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon's up and running with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.  I will post the new list each Monday by 5:00pm PST.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (8/18):

AVENGERS & INFINITY GAUNTLET #1 (OF 4) ($2.99): The unthinkable has happened!  Iron Man's old foe Thanos has got the Infinity Gauntlet!  Now the only man powerful enough to stop this mad god is Adam Warlock... what...we're not doing that this time... Spider-Man...what's Spider-Man gonna do, web a blanket around Thanos's head so he falls asleep like a parrot... fine.  Now the only TEAM powerful enough to stop this mad god is the Avengers!  Not sure if Tony is in this one, but Ms. Marvel's awesome legs are.   

SECRET AVENGERS #4   ($3.99): The Secret Avengers's true enemy is revealed.  Join Rhodey and Natasha as Steve "the Cap with a movie" Rogers slaps on the galaxy's greatest bucket in an attempt to save the Human Rocket known as Nova from annihilation.  Get it?  It's funny because he was in the mini series!  Yeah I didn't read it either!  I have a book with that title though.  The lady on the cover looks like my 3rd grade teacher.  I liked 3rd grade.

UNCANNY X-MEN #527   ($3.99): I know what you're thinking.  "More Fraction?!  Typhon, what the hell?!"  Trust me, it's cool homies.    Catch Tony this week in Fraction's awesome (there's two words most of you won't put together) X-Men series as he joins Emma Frost to determine the X-Men's rightful place in the Heroic Age.  My guess, lower than Avengers, but higher than the Fantastic Four because when's the last time they did anything?


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: The IronJedi on August 17, 2010, 03:16:39 PM
November Solicits are up @ Newsarama (http://www.newsarama.com/comics/marvel-november-2010-solicitations.html).

Avengers #7: 11|?|10 McGuiness Variant

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Forum%20Images/0ccdf043.jpg)

Avengers Prime #4: 11|?|10

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Forum%20Images/f93676b5.jpg)

Invincible Iron Man #32: 11|?|10

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Forum%20Images/53ecbc81.jpg)

Iron Man Legacy #8: 11|?|10

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Forum%20Images/cf970938.jpg)

Iron Man: Rapture (or Singularity) #1 MK: 11|?|10

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Forum%20Images/79bec15a.jpg)


Iron Man - Thor #1: 11|?|10

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Forum%20Images/b3d927f7.jpg)

Thunderbolts #150: 11|?|10

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Forum%20Images/a84e1ce9.jpg)

Making sure Typhon has something to do including keeping me amused.  ;D


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron Mark on August 17, 2010, 05:47:29 PM
I'm hoping Iron Man actually squares off with Ghost in that Thunderbolts issue, that'd be fun to see, I do find it odd that Ghost is continuing his time with the Thunderbolts though.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Chaos on August 17, 2010, 06:35:40 PM
Looks like I'll have to shell out more cash in November...

For the Avengers #7 variant, I don't suppose it would actually be the Red Hulk who wins the battle over the regular Hulk could it? Ah, who am I kidding, with the fanboys currently in charge, I don't see how even the abstracts could stand against the Hulk for more than a few minutes...

I reiterate: if this new armor gets hurt by a simple, off the shelf tech gatling gun, I am going to be really annoyed and will automatically count this armor among the weakest ever.



Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on August 18, 2010, 12:54:21 AM
November Solicits are up @ Newsarama (http://www.newsarama.com/comics/marvel-november-2010-solicitations.html).

Making sure Typhon has something to do including keeping me amused.  ;D

Looks like I'm gonna have a busy November. ;D


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on August 23, 2010, 11:55:09 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Never fear, Typhon's here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (8/25):

AVENGERS #4 ($3.99): Iron Man is... fighting someone... wha???  That's blasphemy!  Tony Stark would never stoop so low as to actually hit someone!  Yeah kids, I feel the same way.  But for you infidels out there, catch the 4th chapter of the saga spanning time lines as Tony and the Avengers play 'Days of Future Past' to save us all.  Oh, and Spidey hugs a guy.  Surely this nasty Bendis fellow has had congress with the beast.     

BLACK WIDOW #5    ($2.99): Everyone has it.  That dwarf that cold clocks you in the swim trunk region every time you fry bacon on a Wednesday morning.  Well, getting knocked out and tied to a chair naked is Natasha's dwarf.  Witness the 40th something criminal to taunt her before getting his neck snapped in the final chapter of Widow's stunning opening arc and writer Majorie Liu's final issue.  (p.s. my dwarf's name is Glador.  He's the same one that punches NBC's Brian Williams.  Cool, right?)           


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: IMJ on August 24, 2010, 08:41:54 AM
I dropped Black Widow at issue 2. I predict it's got less of a shelf life than War Machine did.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron Kaiser on August 24, 2010, 09:05:53 AM
Looks like I'll have to shell out more cash in November...

For the Avengers #7 variant, I don't suppose it would actually be the Red Hulk who wins the battle over the regular Hulk could it? Ah, who am I kidding, with the fanboys currently in charge, I don't see how even the abstracts could stand against the Hulk for more than a few minutes...

I reiterate: if this new armor gets hurt by a simple, off the shelf tech gatling gun, I am going to be really annoyed and will automatically count this armor among the weakest ever.



Agreed with the armor being weak.  At least the classic could take cannon fire from Chinese 30mm aircraft guns and shrug off AA-8 Aphid missiles and the Silver Centurion could survive being hit by missiles the size of SUVs.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: D.W. on August 30, 2010, 11:17:41 AM
Comic book shopping time.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on August 30, 2010, 11:35:43 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here popping a cold brew with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (9/1):

IRON MAN LEGACY #6 (2.99): What do you get when put a demon in a bottle?  1979!  That's right iron groupies, Marvel's king (Namor said it) is caressing Madame Vodka Iwantmorea on street bench near you.  With their founder gone, the Illuminati struggle to survive.  Can Rhodey step up to the plate?

IRON MAN 2 AGENTS OF SHIELD #1 ($3.99): Do you watch IM1 and say "not Rhodey" every time Terrence Howard comes on the screen?  Do you think it's just Black Widow on another spy mission every time you see a film with Scarlet Jo?  Do you believe Tony Stark had a ancestor that solved crimes with a man named Watson?  If any of these sound like you, you are going through IM2 withdraw.  The answer: a one-shot starring the coolest Shield agents to ever hit the big screen.  Withdraw is the disease.  Meet the cure.           

AVENGERS CHILDRENS CRUSADE #2 (OF 9) (3.99):  So your mom killed 99% of the mutant race.  What do you do?  Find her and give her a big hug!  At least that's the plan as the Young Avengers team up with Magneto (who should still be a villain (and dead) if this takes place before Civil War) to find the craziest red headed witch of them all and say "what's up mommmma?"   

I AM AN AVENGER #1 (OF 5) (3.99): Iron Man!  Captain America!  Squirrel Girl!  Learn what makes these timeless and world renown heroes the greatest Avengers of them all.

IRON MAN EXTREMIS GN HC W/ MOTION COMIC DVD (24.99): The persistant SOB finally did it.  Extremis comes to life in motion comic form in a dvd so big, only a hardcover could contain it.  Watch it, read it, hear it, love it this time or it will be released again and kill you.  Extremis is like the Freddy Kruger of IM stories.  I swear to Yoda, this is how skynet starts. 


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron Guy on August 31, 2010, 02:05:21 AM
  Watch it, read it, hear it, love it this time or it will be released again and kill you.  Extremis is like the Freddy Kruger of IM stories.  I swear to Yoda, this is how skynet starts. 
Can't we just touch the monkey instead? ;D ;D ;D Sorry, you reminded me of Dieter when I used to watch "Sprockets" on West German TV. (SNL anyone?) What's with all the Extremis love at Marvel anyway? ::)


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on September 08, 2010, 12:15:39 AM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here.  Sorry for the delay, but it's no biggie since books hit stores on THURSDAY this week because of the holiday.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this THURSDAY (9/9):

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #30 ($2.99): Every good writer knows it takes two to tango (and 9 issues to make a fight scene), so Fraction brings in the deadly dance of doom as Tony and Sasha Hammer trade quips, gropes, and insults in the 6th issue of this heroic age epic.  What's Sasha's master plan?  Does Rescue's chest piece lift and separate?  Does Spymaster remember he's supposed to be in this story?  All will soon be revealed.         

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN PREM HC VOL 05 RESILIENT BK 01 ($19.99): Ever wonder how you solit 4 issues of bored meetings and sales pitches?  Well take heart Iron fans because Marvel has figured out just how to market the 1st IM story you and your iron gals and pals can faithfully reenact scene by scene with just a camera, a nice suit, and golden-haired God of Thunder.  Jump for joy as "The Hammer Girls unleash DETROIT STEEL on a world hardly ready for that much metal and chrome, and God help anyone that gets in his way. Tony keeps sifting through the ashes of his old life and tries to rebuild who he is and what he does. Rhodey struggles to be a man of war in a peacetime empire. Collecting INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #25-28."  I hear the 1st solit read "Tony talk, Rhodey talk, Pepper talk, Iron Man smack a box."

BTW: let me know if you guys want me to cover any other Avenger books like New Avengers or Avengers Academy or Captain America.  I know they don't have IM in them, but they are part of the Avenger family.       



Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: The IronJedi on September 08, 2010, 08:16:01 PM
BTW: let me know if you guys want me to cover any other Avenger books like New Avengers or Avengers Academy or Captain America.  I know they don't have IM in them, but they are part of the Avenger family.

If it gets me more snappy patter and witty banter, I'm all for it. Maybe we should start a thread for you Typhon- Typhon's Snippy Solicts? Or Typhon's Terrific Tirades? Or... well, ou get the idea.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: electricalninjaneer on September 08, 2010, 10:02:00 PM
I too vote for a thread for Typhon's awesome solicit descriptions. I also welcome the idea of doing Avengers if you like.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on September 09, 2010, 09:38:00 AM
If it gets me more snappy patter and witty banter, I'm all for it. Maybe we should start a thread for you Typhon- Typhon's Snippy Solicts? Or Typhon's Terrific Tirades? Or... well, ou get the idea.

I too vote for a thread for Typhon's awesome solicit descriptions. I also welcome the idea of doing Avengers if you like.

Thanks for the support buddies, but my home is here.  I only ask about the other books because I'm sure there are others like me who buy not only IM and the main Avengers book, but follow the family as well.  I'll start covering New Avengers, Academy, and Cap soon. 


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on September 13, 2010, 02:42:17 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (9/15):

AVENGERS & INFINITY GAUNTLET #2 (OF 4) ($2.99): Have you ever wanted to see Hulk yell "HULK WANT SHOTGUN!" to Dr. Doom while riding in a Optimus Prime looking space truck (I said space truck)?  If your answer is "that's the stupidest thing I ever heard of" then shut your mouth and bask in the weirdness as The Avengers go all sitcom (Family Matters style) in their race to to stop Thanos and his evil reign of terror.     

STEVE ROGERS SUPER-SOLDIER #3 (OF 4) ($3.99): How sad is it when pre-spider bite Peter Parker could kick your rumpus and stuff you in a locker?  Well, if Steve "we all know I'm really Captain America" Rogers doesn't find a way to transform himself back into Mr. Muscles, he's doomed to a lifetime of getting sand kicked in his face by creeps everywhere in the 3rd issue of this awesome mini by Brubaker & Co.     

THOR FIRST THUNDER #1 (OF 5) ($3.99): The war on immigration escalates (we really need that wall ;D)when Odin exiles his son to Earth in this retelling of Thor's first days on Earth and how he met the men and women he would soon call fellow Avengers.  Forget a wall.  We need a giant dome to keep out those sky critters.  EARTH FOR THE EARTHIANS!     


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on September 21, 2010, 02:31:07 AM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (9/22):

AVENGERS #5 ($3.99): It's golden locks vs. purple socks as Thor takes Galactus head on (literally) in a battle so royale, ol' spidey is gonna need a clean pair of swinging shorts.  Meanwhile Tony and his time jumping pals learn you should never trust the words of animated characters (especially those who went straight to dvd).  All this and the two page spread Marvel promises will be one of the most important events in Marvel for years to come.     

AVENGERS ACADEMY #4 ($2.99): What?  There's a jailbreak at the raft?  And Marvel's newest squad of headcase delinquents just happen to be visiting?  What are the odds?  Find out yourself as the students at Avengers Academy take on Norman Osborn and his scarlett cornrows of doom in the next chapter of the "Scared Straight" storyline.  This NEVER would have happened at Arkham Asylum.  That place is a fortress unless you're the Joker, or the Riddler, or the Penguin, or Mr. Freeze, or Killer Croc, or Poison Ivy, or...           

BLACK WIDOW #6    ($2.99): When a journalist discovers his father was murdered by a female soviet agent, he sets his sights on the Black Widow because there is absolutely no way it could have been one of the other hundred female soviet spies who aren't dating Captain America or working as an Avenger or got Scarlet Jo to play her in a certain film coming out next week.  It's not possible.  I'm calling it now.  Natasha has killed every single person who has ever died in the Marvel U.  Even Uncle Ben.  But that's the next arc.       

SECRET AVENGERS #5   ($3.99): This is the most ridiculous story by Marvel ever.  They tell me Nick Fury, everybody's favorite Howling Commando, is evil.  They tell me Nick Fury, everybody's favorite Director of SHIELD, attacked Sharon Carter.  They tell me Nick Fury, everybody's favorite Secret Warrior, wears a snake on his chest and plans to disrupt the heroic age forever.  They tell me all this and then... THEY PUT A WHITE GUY DRESSED LIKE FURY ON THE COVER!  We all know Nick Fury is black.  We're not idiots Marvel.     

IRON MAN NOIR PREM HC ($19.99): Armor, good.  Artwork, good.  Story, good. A half naked Pepper Potts sans the the armor but oh so equipped with those pouty lips.  Totally good.  The hardcover for one of the most inventive Iron Man stories of the year hits the shelves this week.  I don't need to tell you to go out and get it.       

AVENGERS UNDER SIEGE PREM HC ($29.99): Relive the glory days of an Avenger so great that would he have stayed on the team, miracles baby.  Doom's face would be pretty again, Kang would leave his hot tub time machine alone, and Ultron would discover watching the Oakland Raiders play is more than enough human suffering.  That's right my friends, I'm talking about the great Doctor Druid himself.  Catch him in this classic tale by Roger Stern and John Buscema in which Baron Zemo and the Masters of Evil take the fight the doorstep of the Avengers.  Collecting AVENGERS #270-277. 192   




Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: IronManKyle on September 23, 2010, 09:19:31 PM
Typhon- "INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #29 ($2.99): The talking never stops in Matt Fraction's wordtastic Heroic Age Epic!  Gasp at the sharp zingers thrown Tony's way!  Marvel at how deftly he handles those deadly walk and talks!  See it all as Rescue returns in the issue that will have fans swooning over just how awesome the new Iron Man armor looks just standing there... just standing there."
-- thats still the funniest review of a comic I've seen, always makes me 'LOL'  Sad part is that it is true however.. . . . :/  More 'Super Hero' Action in my Super Hero comics please...


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: The IronJedi on September 24, 2010, 08:39:05 AM
December Solicits are up @ Newsarama (http://www.newsarama.com/comics/marvel-december-2010-solicitations-100921.html).

Avengers #8 12|?|10

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/116bd1d4.jpg)

Invincible Iron Man #33: 12|22|10

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/f1a8b10d.jpg)

Iron Man Legacy #9: 12|01|10

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/17f66a2d.jpg)

Iron Man: Rapture (or Singularity) #3: 12|01|10

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/2cf5ff91.jpg)

Iron Man - Thor #2: 12|?|10

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/ab62a7d5.jpg)


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Chaos on September 24, 2010, 11:04:39 AM
If only the interior looked as good as the cover for #33.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on September 28, 2010, 02:28:17 AM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (9/29):

AVENGERS PRIME #3 (OF 5) ($3.99): Do you like your Stark medium rare or well done? (We all know Fraction prefers his with a lot of Pepper ;D) That is the question on the minds of every monster in the 3rd issue of the mini that reunites the big 3 like no other event can (except for "Siege" but who the hell remembers that far back).  Can Tony, Steve, and Thor overcome their differences to save the nine worlds?  I hope so because I have this odd feeling Kang is gonna frack with the time stream again.  I don't know why, but I do. 

CAPTAIN AMERICA #610 ($3.99): My name is Baron Zemo.  I used to be a villain until Marvel forgot about me.  I used to be a Thunderbolt until Marvel forgot about me.  Now I'm a villain again and just can't wait to show Bucky Cap that no matter how much you try, Marvel will forget you one day.  One moment you have your own team, and you get to boink Songbird, and then one day a bunch of fat cats at Marvel say "Hey, remember Norman Osborn?" and it's over.  No more Songbird, no more series, no more Songbird.  It's the great American Tragedy with a German twist.         

IRON MAN 2 TP PUBLIC IDENTITY ($14.99): The official prequel to the 2nd best IM movie ever made hits the trade market faster than Terrence Howard's jaw to the ground the first time he saw an IM2 commercial (Damn, I really do look like Don Chedle). Joe Casey and Justin Therouxingthtr (you try spelling it) bring you the perfect primer for this boards' most anticipated blu-ray... only it comes out a day after, so you can't watch IM2 until Wednesday at the earliest.       

ULTIMATE COMICS IRON MAN ARMOR WARS TP   ($14.99): You gotta love the Ultimate Universe.  It's the one place where we can see stories that are just too ludicrous to be in the regular Marvel Universe.  In this off beat tale, somebody actually STEALS TONY'S TECH!  We all know that the regular Tony is far too smart to allow something so stupid to happen, and the Marvel writers know and respect that, so they shipped this yarn to the Ultimate Universe where the ridiculous is the norm.  For the next ultimate IM mini, they should do something cool like have the armor come from his bones.       


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: brohara on September 29, 2010, 12:19:32 PM
Did you guys see the solicit for the Iron Man What If? by Bob Layton?

It's called 'Demon In An Armor', with a cover themed after Demon in a Bottle...
Saw it in the Previews Marvel magazine today...


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Roger A Ott II on September 29, 2010, 12:41:07 PM
It's called 'Demon In An Armor', with a cover themed after Demon in a Bottle...

That is a sweet title...


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: brohara on September 30, 2010, 01:52:42 PM
...and here's to Typhon, who does tongue-in-cheek
in his reviews like nobody's business. Big thumbs up! ;-)


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on October 05, 2010, 02:16:05 AM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (10/6):

IRON MAN LEGACY #7 ($2.99): Well, well, well Mr. Stark.  You had us all quite the fool, didn't ya?  While we poor common folks were here just worried the dickins over you freezing to death in the cold New York winter, all hugging our copies of issue #182 and praying to Yoda and the baby Jesus (hallelujah) our warmth would fall into the pages and keep ya safe and sober and kickin, you didn't mention you had just come back from a rip roaring LA vacation.  You didn't mention all the roller skating and armoring up ya did, did ya?  We know the real story now.  In that case me lad, I hope The Pride and the Serpent Society gives ya what's coming to ya in the 2nd part of "Industrial Revolution" by me old drinking buddy Fred Van Lente.         

AVENGERS ACADEMY #5 ($2.99): I KNEW IT!  Ever wonder how and why every Marvel hero, no matter how powerful, always gets his rumpus handed to him by Cap at one time or another (unless you're Black Panther because Yoda forbid T'challa lose a fight to the white man)?  Well it could be because the man is that good OR it could be because LESSON 1 IN THE AVENGERS ACADEMY IS HOW TO GET YOUR @$$ KICKED BY STEVE ROGERS!  It's guest instructor day as the the student body of the Avengers Academy learn just how to take a star spangled boot to the chest in the beginning of a new chapter of the world's newest (and most dangerous) Avengers.         




Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on October 12, 2010, 02:59:17 AM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (10/13):

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #31 ($2.99): I think it's now safe to say Sasha's packing a little junk in the trunk.  While the developers of the world's deadliest iphone app continue to scheme, Tony and his Armored Legion of Armored Friends' second attempt at reenacting "Days of Thunder" is at the starting line.  Is the chance Tony might succeed enough to get Detroit Steel off his wannabe Gundam ass?  Probably not, but I'm sure Rescue will make an appearance or 30 as the final act in this stunning Heroic Age (are we still calling it that anymore) arc kicks off.             

IRON MAN BY DESIGN ($3.99): 26 covers by 26 artists with 26 commentaries on 26 pages in one book means Marvel spent the last few months laughing at you while you tracked down that rare Black Panther issue with the "Iron Man if he were a cartoon duck" cover which you bought for 5 bucks from a guy with a Squirrel Girl tattoo just to complete your set.     

IRON MAN TITANIUM #1 ($4.99): What do you get the Russian tech geek that has everything?  Well AI guys and gals, you get him 4 stories of Iron Man beating the crap out of their beloved national treasure in a compact and convenient one-shot by writers Adam Warren, Mark Haven Britt, Matteo Casali and Tim Fish and with art by Salva Espin, Nuno Alves, Steve Kurth and Filipe Andrade.  Because nothing says "I accept your culture" like the whine of a repulsor.   

WAR MACHINE CLASSIC TP VOL 01   ($24.99): 1994 was a memorable year, wasn't it?  Pigs flew, hell froze over, you kissed Tammy Webber by the swing set even though her mustache pricked your face like cacti, and her hands were bigger than your father's.  It was a magical year when the impossible happened.  By sheer coincidence, it also happened to be the same year Rhodey had a good ongoing series.  Revisit an occurrence as rare as fight scene in a Fraction book as board member Len Kaminski teams Rhodey up with Cable and Deathlock for a rescue mission in Africa while the assassin Deathtoll awaits. Collecting WAR MACHINE (1994) #1-7 and WAR MACHINE ASHCAN EDITION.         

NEW AVENGERS #5 ($3.99): Speaking of memories... remember when REED RICHARDS, DR STRANGE, and tony THREW THE HULK INTO SPACE AND EVERYBODY CALLED THEM DOUCHEBAGS AND HATED THEM FOR YEARS AND YEARS?  I don't either, but Iron Fist does and he's ready to make Strange pay for every weird, ill gained eye of dimaggio spell he's ever made.

I AM AN AVENGER #2 (OF 5)   ($3.99): I'm not, but I sent them Ice Cream once. 


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Liberi Arcano on October 16, 2010, 02:22:34 PM
Here's a peek of the Vampire Variant for Iron Man #31, due in October.
Nice reference to "Demon in a Bottle!" :D.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on October 18, 2010, 11:00:19 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (10/20):

CARNAGE #1 (OF 5) ($3.99): Hold the phone a sec, there are villains out there who aren't powered by Tony's stolen tech?  And Tony actually fights them?  Yup, you heard it first here folks, the world has baddies not powered by tech.  To prove it, Zeb Wells and Clayton Crain have reassembled one of the greatest Sega Genesis villains of time as Carnage returns to battle IM and Spidey for a "Maximum Carnage" rematch (minus Venom, Cap, Iron fist, Cloak and Dagger, Doppelganger, and adding Tony...)   

STEVE ROGERS SUPER-SOLDIER #4 (OF 4) ($3.99): Check this fool, Steve Rogers is gonna clean up the streets, yo.  Why?  'Cause Steve Rogers is poisoning the streets, yo.  What? I said Steve Rogers is gonna personally keep our kids away from drugs, ya feel me.  Why? "Cause Steve Rogers is turning our kids into addicts, ya feel me.  No more questions stupid.  Just check the final issue of this mini when it drops on Wednesday to get what happens when the very drug that made Steve Rogers hits the streets. 


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on October 25, 2010, 10:50:29 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with the heavy load that is your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (10/27):

AVENGERS #6 ($3.99): I suggest a new strategy Ultron.  Let the time traveler win. To end the war to end all wars, will Ultron turn tail and run faster than a wounded jock surrounded by a pack of lightsaber wielding nerds in order to save his own skin?  Well, that's what Tony's asking Pym's little metal boy to do in the final chapter of this time sweeping, Galactus punching arc.  Maybe Tony should offer Ultron a pony?

AVENGERS & INFINITY GAUNTLET #3 (OF 4) ($2.99): You know the old saying: "If you can't tell an old story better, add a space truck."  While Ms. Marvel, Spidey, Hulk, and Wolvie (please don't tell him I called him that) take on some puny baron and his space men, it's up to Dr. Doom to clean up the mess (and yes, I mean that literally).  All this and ANOTHER Thanos "I will rule all" monologue in a story so ridiculous that it left Deadpool asking "seriously?"

AVENGERS VS PET AVENGERS #1 (OF 4) ($2.99): So you're a amphibian with the power of Thor who wants to keep the world safe, what do you do?  Screw the height requirements (they let Wolverine in after all) and join the Avengers of course.  And you better do it fast too because Cap, Thor, and Tony will need all the help they can get from a pack of Dragons who crashed here centuries ago, disguised themselves as humans, and have decided to take over the world.  After all, it's not like Tony can take them on all by himself.  That's just insane.

BLACK WIDOW #7 ($2.99): Holy cowbells and Jesus hair, you mean Natasha DIDN'T kill that guy you thought she killed?  She was FRAMED?  I think the internet just broke in half over this SHOCKING REVELATION.  While you pick up the pieces, Widow's gonna throw down with some assassins as she fights to protect the very man who tried to shoot her ion the face.  I think this is how the Palins met.

CAPTAIN AMERICA #611 ($3.99): Guess what Iron pals, a Marvel hero is being dragged through the dirt, and it's not Tony Stark.  That's right, it's time for Bucky "they got that guy from Gossip Girl to play me" Barnes to atone for all the killing and destruction (that no hero noticed for years) he's brought about.  With Obama's hand on the trigger, and media cheering him on, it's up to Steve Rogers, Natasha, and Tony to save the new Captain America.  But does he want to be saved?  DUM DUM DUMMMMMMM!!!!!

SECRET AVENGERS #6   ($3.99): The Master of Kung-Fu returns!  Yep, it's that time of year again when the wind blows your umbrella away, and ninjas rain down from the rooftops.  If it's the latter that's screwing up your days (I know it's screwing up mine.  Damn ninjas) then Steve Rogers and his squad are on the case because nothing says secret like a 6 foot black guy in a giant suit of armor with a mini gun unloading on a fleet of ninjas. 





Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on November 01, 2010, 12:55:50 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your first weekly Iron Man reading list for November.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (11/3):

IRON MAN LEGACY #8 (2.99): Down and out in Beverly Hills?  Need to get back on your feet?  Well put down that sauteed rat and pop out of your potato bag blanket because you're about to learn how to get sober Stark style.  On the brink of retconed sobriety, Tony Stark finds himself on the run from the Pride and their Serpent Society henchmen.  Armed with only sweaty socks and jury-rigged repulsors, can Tony Stark survive in the ghetto... in the ghetto... while his momma cries. 

IRON MAN THOR #1 (OF 4) ($3.99): Marvel's bosom buddies are at it again.  Faced with a menace wielding both magic and science (because no one likes to feel left out), Thor and Iron Man must assemble to save the world and stop the CRIMSON DYNAMO??!! (yeah, he's there.) Brought to you by cosmic Marvel scribes DAN ABNETT and ANDY LANNING.

AVENGERS ACADEMY #6 ($2.99): This book is beyond ludicrous.  It's so ludicrous, rapper Ludicrous tried to sue but the judge said no because it was just too ludicrous.  You're telling me that the next great leader of the Avengers is Reptil?  A Mexican?  That's ludicrous! Well, if he wants to lead, he's gonna have to go through Tigra first.  All this plus another guest instructor arrives to school the kids in another installment of the newest Avengers team.  A Mexican in the Avengers... next thing you'll tell me is Spidey has a clone.

CAPTAIN AMERICA MAN OUT OF TIME #1 (OF 5) ($3.99): Ever wonder what it would have been like if someone froze your grandpa Willie while he was young and defrosted him here and now? Would he survive IMAX screenings and the internet? Well the Avengers are about to find out when they, on an innocent fishing trip I'm sure, look for an angry Sub Mariner and find Steve Rogers instead.  Fan fave Cap scribe Mark Waid returns to Cap's world with this 5 part mini that is most likely intended to get us ready for a certain 2011 film.

AVENGERS X-MEN TP MAXIMUM SECURITY ($39.99): I wish I had a clever pun for this, but I have no memory of this story.  All I know is the Kree Supreme Intelligence (who is SOO INTELLIGENT that he keeps fighting the same people who kick his kister over and over again) decides Earth is the best location for the galaxy's newest prison, and it's up to the Avengers and the X-Men to don their best Snake Plisken costumes (Fury already has his) and take a stand.  Collecting MAXIMUM SECURITY: DANGEROUS PLANET, MAXIMUM SECURITY #1-3, CAPTAIN AMERICA (1998) #36, THOR (1998) #30, UNCANNY X-MEN #387, BISHOP: THE LAST X-MAN #15, IRON MAN (1998) #35, AVENGERS (1998) #35, GAMBIT (1999) #23, X-MEN (1991) #107 and X-MEN UNLIMITED (1993) #29.  Earth... the galaxy's Mexico.           
   


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on November 09, 2010, 02:02:55 AM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list for November.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (11/10):

IRON MAN RAPTURE #1 (OF 4) ($3.99): An Iron Man tale unlike any you've seen before.  Today, the Iron Man is not enough.  As the heart problems continue, Tony Stark is forced to become the machine, to become the Iron Man inside and out.  As the armor seeps from his bones he... sorry, I was looking at Fraction's Iron Man.  Sorry everybody.  Here's what I meant to post.  An Iron Man tale unlike any you've seen before.  Today, the Iron Man is not enough.  As the heart problems continue, Tony Stark is forced to become the machine, to become the Iron Man inside and out.  Enter the steampunk world and join Tony, Rhodey, and Pepper as they fight to save humanity from the world's deadliest tech virus.  And Tony from... The Iron Man!?!?!   

AVENGERS PRIME #4 (OF 5) ($3.99):  It's TRON medieval style in the nine realms as Tony, Thor, and Steve (I'm played by a flamer) Rogers, reenact their favorite scenes from LOST (Where are we? Are we dead? Why is Hurley still fat?) as they try to survive the wraith of the Enchantress and Hela.  All this and a resurrection?  Jebus, doesn't anyone ever stay dead in comics?

NEW AVENGERS #6 ($3.99): Marvel's planning a Captain Planet movie, and it's starring Wolverine???  It's time to save the mystical environment and it looks like ol Wolvie, now powered by his fellow New Avengers, is just the mutant to do it.  But at what cost? That's right my friends, we got us a mystical throwdown and a death to boot.  Jebus, doesn't anyone ever stay alive in comics?

AVENGERS CHILDRENS CRUSADE #3 (OF 9) ($3.99): Look out Young Avengers.  Scarlett Witch is bringing home a new daddy for you, and his name is Victor Von Gonnakickyoura$$.  That's right, Wanda is alive and kicking with Doom himself, so you can bet that Wonder Man is not taking the news lightly.  Also featuring the Avengers, Magneto, and Quicksilver.  I'll say this: at least Doom is human unlike this chick's last boyfriend.  Guess she's less crazy now. 

I AM AN AVENGER #3 (OF 5) ($3.99): Still not.  But I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night. 
   


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on November 16, 2010, 02:38:28 AM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon's back with your weekly Iron Man reading list for November.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (11/17):

IRON MAN RAPTURE #2 (OF 4) ($3.99): That sonofaMcmuffin finally did it.  Tony Stark has killed Steve.  HE KILLED STEVE!  Sure his last name might not be Rogers, but it's still a Steve.  That's progress boys and girls.  While Tony's working on that, Pepper and Rhodey prepare to save the world from a sinister tech virus ready to wipe us out Cylon Style.  Only Tony Stark can save us... but will he?  FYI: your chances are better if you're not named Steve.   

AVENGERS #7 ($3.99): Comic book rules are so weird.  In reality, red means stop.  In the Marvel U, red means KILL THE AVENGERS!  Fresh from their time apocalypse, the Avengers find themselves in the scarlet sights of The Hood, Red Hulk, and Wonder Man.  Which one will strike first?  Which one will join them? And which one sucks so badly that a guy in a little drug store in Leon, Mexico tried to hand out free copies of issue #16 to anyone who bought a magazine or newspaper to no avail back in the 90's when I went there with my parents on vacation?  It's the dawn of a brand new direction for Earth's mightiest heroes.         

THUNDERBOLTS #150 ($4.99): The Big 3 come face to face with their deadliest foes.  When Thor learns one of his ladies is being held in the women's wing of the Raft, Tony Stark and Steve (I do not have wing envy) Rogers join their winged helmeted compadre only to come across 3 faces they hoped to never see again.  Crossbones killed Steve.  The Ghost almost killed Tony Stark.  The Juggernaut threw a bus at Thor once in 1991.  History cannot be ignored.  It's Thunderdome, Thunderbolt style.     

 



Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on November 22, 2010, 01:51:49 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your holiday Iron Man reading list for this Thanksgiving week.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (11/24):

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #32 ($3.99): You know what I'm thankful for my iron friends?  I'm thankful for Matt Fraction.  Because of this stellar storyline about Tony Stark starting a new direction for his company while under attack from Hammer and a number of unmanned drones, with only War Machine and Pepper Potts at Tony's side, I wasn't forced to pay 20 bucks to watch some Oscar nominated actor light up the screen as my favorite super hero in a wayyy too big Imax theater that was so loud,  the repulsor blasts shook my rib cage.   Oh wait... I did, and it only took 124 minutes to watch and not 9 issues over 9 months.  Plus Scarlett Jo as Black Widow was HOTTT!!!  Stay cool Iron fans, only 1 more issue till it's over.

AVENGERS & INFINITY GAUNTLET #4 (OF 4) ($2.99): Is Thanos holding the universe hostage with a Game Genie?  While you younger, and less video game savvy, members Google just what the hell I'm talking about, be sure to catch the final issue of this space sprawling adventure as Ms Marvel, Doom, and the "Avengers" do their best to banter Thanos into submission before he recreates the universe into his own image and turns us all into Mad Purple tyrants who love to collect jewelry.     

AVENGERS VS PET AVENGERS #2 (OF 4) ($2.99): Tony Stark has overcome many challenges in his life: a heart condition, alcoholism, Mike Grell.  But can he overcome being frogified?  Well, if he's going to, at least he won't be alone.  With a squad of Dragons bent on terrorizing Earth, the now froggy Tony, Cap, and Thor must join forces with Lockheed and the Pet Avengers to not only save the world but save Tony's social life.  (Because it is hard to find women who want to sleep with frogs.  I'm just sayin.)

BLACK WIDOW #8    ($2.99): I think Marvel is on to me because this so sounds like one of mine: "Your name is Nick Crane. You’ve met this beautiful girl, and you’re traveling all over Eastern Europe. It’d be like some crazy romantic comedy, except for… well, the secret government torture rooms. The black hood (that smells like garlic) over your head. The kidnapping, the poison mist, the gunfire, the chase through the bitter cold and the train derailing. And now there’s this crazy guy in a robot suit and some messed-up witch-looking woman coming after you, and the only thing between you and them is that beautiful girl, who calls herself Black Widow… and you know, you kind of think she still may have killed your father."

CAPTAIN AMERICA #612 ($3.99): America hates a Super Hero... AND IT'S NOT TONY STARK!  With the media ready to form a lynch mob, Bucky "Natasha's my conjugal visit" Barnes needs all the support he can get.  Unarmed, underpowered, and locked in the prison he filled, can the now and future Captain America (until the movie comes out at least) survive?  The trial of America's Super Hero continues here.

SECRET AVENGERS #7 ($3.99): Daddy's home, and he's looking to apply a whopping.   Thought dead, Shang Chi's father is out for blood, so it's up to Steve "I beat out Angelina for the cover of EW" Rogers and Black Widow to go all "Remo Williams" and take the army of ninjas down.  Plus a NEW MEMBER of the Secret Avengers squad?

AVENGERS ORIGIN HC ($24.99): I've started a new service.  With all these great retellings of the Avengers' past, I've decided to help out my fellow collectors and take some of the extra comics off your hands.  If you buy this amazing new hardcover by Joe Casey that chronicles the unabridged story of the first ever gathering of the Avengers, I will take that mint condition 1963 issue of Avengers #1 off your hands for free.  You don't need it, and I know how much of you hate clutter.  Besides, why keep the short version around with outdated art, when you can just read the full 6 issue story in this collection with art that will pump your eyes with awesomeness.   It's just common sense. 

On a more serious note, I would just like to say, in the spirit of the holiday, that one of the things I am thankful for is this board.  It's been my online home for a number of years now, and I have loved every minute of it.  To all members, it's been great sharing jokes, book and movie recommendations, and serious opinions about everything and anything.  You guys are awesome.  To the mods, thanks for giving us Iron Fans a great place to express our fandom with each other and the world.  Also thanks for letting me entertain you guys (hopefully) with these silly solicits week after week.   I wish you all a great holiday, and I'll meet you back here next week for more nonsense.                     


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: davishi on November 23, 2010, 02:51:37 PM
On a more serious note, I would just like to say, in the spirit of the holiday, that one of the things I am thankful for is this board.  It's been my online home for a number of years now, and I have loved every minute of it.  To all members, it's been great sharing jokes, book and movie recommendations, and serious opinions about everything and anything.  You guys are awesome.  To the mods, thanks for giving us Iron Fans a great place to express our fandom with each other and the world.  Also thanks for letting me entertain you guys (hopefully) with these silly solicits week after week.   I wish you all a great holiday, and I'll meet you back here next week for more nonsense.                     

And thank you, Typhon! I know I check this thread every week. Don't buy single issues besides the main series now, but I used to go to other sites to read all the descriptions searching for IM related issues. Now I can just check this thread and see what trades I would be interested in. You've done all the work for me!


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: The IronJedi on November 23, 2010, 04:12:09 PM
Ditto what Davishi said- I always look forward to your humorous solicit snippets.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Chaos on November 23, 2010, 07:46:40 PM
On a more serious note, I would just like to say, in the spirit of the holiday, that one of the things I am thankful for is this board.  It's been my online home for a number of years now, and I have loved every minute of it.  To all members, it's been great sharing jokes, book and movie recommendations, and serious opinions about everything and anything.  You guys are awesome.  To the mods, thanks for giving us Iron Fans a great place to express our fandom with each other and the world.  Also thanks for letting me entertain you guys (hopefully) with these silly solicits week after week.   I wish you all a great holiday, and I'll meet you back here next week for more nonsense.                     


This is a great board to be on, I mean, where else would people put up with me?  :) It's just sad the current team has caused just about all of us to stop reading the main title. You're posts have proven to be more entertaining than most the IM comics out there right now.



Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on November 30, 2010, 03:01:01 AM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon's back with your first weekly Iron Man reading list for December.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this (because of the holiday) THURSDAY (12/2):

IRON MAN THOR #2 (OF 4) ($3.99): The High Evolutionary has a secret to share with Tony, and it's going to change the world (So the key to a good Marmalade soup is...).  While he deals with that, Thor's got his hands full trying to keep a swarm of godly villains from taking off with his film co-star, The Destroyer (heard he was drunk during the entire shoot).  It's magic and iron against the world in this 2nd issue by "Annihilation" scribes Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. 

WHAT IF IRON MAN DEMON IN AN ARMOR   ($3.99): Ever wonder what would happen if Tony Stark was a heartless dictator and manipulator in a suit of armor?  I bet he would do some wretched things like make Spidey unmask in public, arrest Captain America, clone Thor to kill his friends, shoot Hulk into space, and play Wii tennis with Mark Millar.  Nah, this is a bold new one-shot by our old IM friends who actually like the guy, the legendary duo of Bob Layton and David Michelinie.  Take a seat and pop the popcorn as the fan favorite duo show us a world where Tony becomes DOOM!

IRON MAN WAR OF IRON MEN PREM HC ($19.99): I just thought of the coolest, most awesome invention to pitch to Tony Stark and the gang at Stark Resilient: an ANTI THEFT DEVICE!  While I practice my sales pitch (and do my best not to stare at Pepper's boobs... I mean Arc Reator... I mean boobs), check out this hardcover collection of evidence (provided by the good Fred Van Lente) about the benefits of keeping one's tech from being used for ethnic cleansing.  Collecting IRON MAN LEGACY #1-5 and IRON MAN: HARD RAIN.     
       
   


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: The IronJedi on December 01, 2010, 09:28:10 AM
February Solicits are up @ Comics Continuum (http://www.comicscontinuum.com/stories/1011/16/marvelfeb.htm). And yes, Ferropphiles, Marvel double dips into our wallets in February, oops, I mean we get tapped twice, I mean twice the Shellhead action... or four times if you count Iron Man 2.0... or even more if you count variants. Ah heck with it, I can't compete with Typhon: We get 2 issues of Iron Man and two issues of Iron Man 2.0 in February plus variants.

Avengers #10 2|?|10

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/9b900fe0.jpg)

Invincible Iron Man #500.1: 2|?|10

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/ironman5001a.jpg)

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/ironman5001b.jpg)

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/aff780f4.jpg)

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/57c8456e.jpg)

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/a85182b9.jpg)

Invincible Iron Man #501.1: 2|?|10

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/ironman501a.jpg)

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/ironman501b.jpg)

Iron Man 2.0 (aka War Machine v. III) #1.1: 2|?|10

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/warmachine1a.jpg)

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/warmachine1b.jpg)

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/warmachine1c.jpg)

Iron Man 2.0 (aka War Machine v. III) #2.1: 2|?|10

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/warmachine2a.jpg)

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/warmachine2b.jpg)

Iron Man Legacy #11: 2|?|10

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/ironmanlegacy11.jpg)

Iron Man Magazine #6: 2|?|10

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/69b3b2f1.jpg)

Iron Man - Thor #4: 2|?|10

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/ironmanthor4.jpg)

Carnage #3 2|?|10

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/c3cb185d.jpg)


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron YoJimBo on December 01, 2010, 06:05:38 PM
Woooooow nice pics. (drooool)    :P


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Ironghost on December 02, 2010, 08:25:59 PM
Nice to see Art Adams back in action. 


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Chaos on December 03, 2010, 08:08:59 AM
I still don't get why they are releasing Carnage every few months. Just let the artist get his work done, then realease it on a monthly basis
rather than give him two or three months for each issue. 



Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on December 03, 2010, 11:29:22 AM
I still don't get why they are releasing Carnage every few months. Just let the artist get his work done, then realease it on a monthly basis
rather than give him two or three months for each issue. 



It's something Marvel is doing lately.  Avengers Prime comes out every few months as well as Scarlett (the Bendis comic) and Avengers: Children's Crusade.  I believe there's been an X-Men mini or two that have been released the same way as well.  Sometimes it's the writer that's too busy, but yeah, I think they should wait too and release the thing monthly or as a graphic novel.   


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on December 07, 2010, 01:15:44 AM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon's back with your weekly Iron Man reading list for December.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (12/8):

It looks like Typhon's got himself a bit of a cold, so forgive me if I'm a little brief on this one.

I AM AN AVENGER #4 (OF 5) ($3.99): Stature (a.k.a. Cassie Lang) got a big problem, and it's up to her ol' uncle Tony to fix it.   

NEW AVENGERS #7 ($3.99): The World's Greatest Avenger returns to the fold as SQUIRREL GIRL joins the New Avengers!  10 bucks says Wolvie tries to hit that. 

WIDOWMAKER #1 (OF 4) ($3.99): Attention all fans of "Black Widow" and "Hawkeye and Mockingbird."  Your books may be cancelled, but your tales not forgotten.  Storylines merge as Widow and the bird people hunt for an assassin named Ronin (I swear that name sounds familiar).         


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on December 13, 2010, 04:50:06 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon's back and mucas free with your weekly Iron Man reading list for December.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (12/15):

IRON MAN LEGACY #9 ($2.99): George W. Bush may hate Black people, but Tony Stark knows when times get tough, you need a brotha at your back.  With his LA dream shattered, Tony has one more card to play: the Illuminati.  But first, he has to convince the ultimate breathalyzer, Jim "I don't want to be Iron Man, but if you try to take the suit from me, I'll kill ya" Rhodes.  It shouldn't be hard really.  I'm sure Rhodey has totally forgot that he hates Tony and that he wanted Tony gone for good.  I'm sure that's why he found Tony and asked how he could help.  It's a guy thing.

AVENGERS VS PET AVENGERS #3 (OF 4) ($2.99): Fin Fang Foom has got himself an army of dragons (Foomy with an army of dragons?!  Who saw that coming?!), and with the world's only hope, The Pet Avengers, betrayed by one of their own (hint: it might be the one that's a dragon), it looks like it's time for the world's most brilliant (now) frog to armor up and remind Foomy of a butt kicking I like to call issue #275.

IRON MAN: THE RAPTURE #3 (of 4) (#3.99): The Rapture continues as Tony 2.0 unleashes Starkworld upon... the world.  With Tony 1.0 at his mercy (with all the times Tony has upgraded himself, you'd think he be at 5.0 by now), it's up to Rhodey to become The War Machine and take arms against a creature that looks like his friend but isn't but wants to be.
NOTE: CBR has IM: The Rapture scheduled to arrive in shops this week while Diamond doesn't have it listed at all anymore although they did once.  I will update you guys on Wednesday when I know for sure.

AVENGERS ACADEMY #7 ($2.99): HE'S BACK! Sing it with me everyone (to the tune of Spider-Man): Giant man, Giant Man / does whatever a giant can / Slapped his wife, a single time / Hears about it, all the time / Look out / Here comes a Giant Man.

CAPTAIN AMERICA MAN OUT OF TIME #2 (OF 5) ($3.99): Ready for the new year?  Cap isn't.  Cap wants to go home.  In the two hours since he's been thawed, he's been shot, assaulted by a hippie with a hammer, prodded by a lady doctor (A LADY DOCTOR), and learned the Brooklyn Dodgers have retreated west.  It's a lot for a man to take, but I think scribe Mark Waid can help our future cinematic star cope with this new world.





Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Chaos on December 13, 2010, 08:23:05 PM

AVENGERS ACADEMY #7 ($2.99): HE'S BACK! Sing it with me everyone (to the tune of Spider-Man): Giant man, Giant Man / does whatever a giant can / Slapped his wife, a single time / Hears about it, all the time / Look out / Here come a Giant Man.



And this made it all worth it


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron Mark on December 13, 2010, 08:52:56 PM
Poor Pym can never catch a break. Stark the eternal drunk, Pym the eternal wife-beater.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on December 15, 2010, 03:11:31 PM
The Rapture did not arrive.  Maybe next week. 


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: The IronJedi on December 15, 2010, 06:30:47 PM
The Rapture did not arrive.  Maybe next week. 

Must have been a regional split-ship, my LCS received their copies.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on December 20, 2010, 09:44:11 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon's back with your almost X-Mas weekly Iron Man reading list for December.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (12/22):

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #33 ($3.99): So Oliver Twist walks into the Marvel offices holding a copy of last month's Iron Man and says "Please Mr. Fraction, I want some more." Matt Fraction says --- NOTHING because I smacked that damn comic out of Oliver's little British paw and said HELL NO!  Rejoice Iron fans as the final issue of Stark Resilient is upon us.  With Pepper knock knock knocking on Heaven's door, Tony must outwit Detroit Steel and face off with the Hammer Girls to keep his new company from falling.   

IRON MAN: THE RAPTURE #3 (of 4) ($3.99):  The Rapture continues as Tony 2.0 unleashes Starkworld upon... the world.  With Tony 1.0 at his mercy (with all the times Tony has upgraded himself, you'd think he be at 5.0 by now), it's up to Rhodey to become The War Machine and take arms against a creature that looks like his friend but isn't but wants to be.
NOTE: This is for those of you (like me) who didn't get it last week.

SECRET AVENGERS #8 ($3.99): It's time to rap Vanilla Ice style as Steve "So what if Chris Evans played the Human Torch" Rogers, Widow, and the bouncy, lovable Beast (y'all know you'd hug him) attempt to rescue the Master of Kung-Fu before he is forced to give birth to his father.  Yeah, his father.  Don't look at me that way, I didn't write the story.

And to all my Iron friends, Happy Holidays!  I hope you all get what you want and good fortune to you and your loved ones.  I'll meet you back here next week.     
   


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron Guy on December 21, 2010, 05:21:07 AM
Happy Holidays to you Typhon & to everyone else on the board. Unfortunately it doesn't look like Santa's going to be leaving Anne Hathaway under my tree this year (I've been such a naughty boy.). There's also the issue of him facing kidnapping charges. But, who knows, maybe next year if I'm really, really good. (What? NO! I don't have my fingers crossed! I promise!)   


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Ironghost on December 21, 2010, 08:44:36 AM
I did like the "Cap out of Time" thing by Waid.  Very Clever.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on December 21, 2010, 08:49:25 PM
Happy Holidays to you Typhon & to everyone else on the board. Unfortunately it doesn't look like Santa's going to be leaving Anne Hathaway under my tree this year (I've been such a naughty boy.). There's also the issue of him facing kidnapping charges. But, who knows, maybe next year if I'm really, really good. (What? NO! I don't have my fingers crossed! I promise!)   

DUDE, we totally asked for the same thing! ;D


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron Guy on December 22, 2010, 04:48:40 AM
Nice to find someone else with good taste!  ;)


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: brohara on December 23, 2010, 02:35:04 PM
Joe Q's Variant cover for IM #500 is kinda interesting...

(http://i.annihil.us/u/prod/marvel/i/mg/9/00/4d126bff40b91.jpg)


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron YoJimBo on December 23, 2010, 02:42:43 PM
Gorgeous cover art !!!! But who use F-14's anymore ??  :D


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Roger A Ott II on December 23, 2010, 05:19:45 PM
Don't much care for the cover, but I've never been a huge fan of Quesada's artwork.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron Guy on December 24, 2010, 06:24:02 AM
Gorgeous cover art !!!! But who use F-14's anymore ??  :D
Iran still does. And I would say that in the Marvel U. Dick Cheney was never the S.O.D. so he couldn't cancel their modernization program in a fit of pique like he did here. Either that, or Tony's visiting the middle-east. 


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron YoJimBo on December 24, 2010, 08:30:53 AM
I'd buy that.  :D


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron Kaiser on December 24, 2010, 09:40:55 AM
I'd wager that he's going to Iran. :)


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: The IronJedi on December 24, 2010, 10:08:27 PM
March Solicits are up @ CBR (http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=29999).

Avengers #11 3|?|11

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/38e2291f.jpg)

Invincible Iron Man #502.1: 3|?|11

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/b1536e44.jpg)

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/84d82066.jpg)

Iron Man 2.0 (aka War Machine v. III) #3: 2|?|11

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/ba823cce.jpg)

No solicit for Iron Man Legacy...  :'( :-\


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron Mark on December 25, 2010, 12:39:15 AM
No solicit for Iron Man Legacy...  :'( :-\

Yeah, when I saw the sales numbers for November, it was dipping into 20K which is about the number Marvel scraps the title (at least that was the case for Black Widow as well as Hawkeye and Mockingbird). I recall Van Lente speaking about an Iron Man 2020 arc to follow the last but alas.

Iron Man 2.0 still sounds intriguing and could show promise, judging by the solicits, we'll find out soon enough.

I won't lie, Iron Man vs. Doc Ock sounds cool but with Fraction's current track run? I'm braced for disappointment...


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Roger A Ott II on December 25, 2010, 08:10:37 AM
That's Doc Ock?  Wtf happened to him?

Better yet, don't say anything.  I'm way behind on my Spider reading, and I'm sure it'll be revealed in one of his books.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Chaos on December 25, 2010, 03:26:34 PM
That cover w/ Doc Ock looks horrible. Larocca's art seems to be getting worse. Not that it matters since I'm done after this arc (well, gonna pick up #500 just to have it). I'm sure it will be five issues of mindless banter then an issue of actual conflict for yet another terrible arc.

This current arc of Legacy is pretty bad and I'm not surprised about a sales dip. The first one, while nothing great, was fun and action packed. This arc is just boring.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron YoJimBo on December 25, 2010, 06:36:08 PM
How long till they throw it into a cheap TB I can glance over while waiting to purchase Lone Wolf & Cub?


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on December 27, 2010, 07:16:54 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your final weekly Iron Man reading list for 2010.  I hope you all had a great holiday.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (12/29):

AVENGERS #8 ($3.99): Is Tony Stark hiding a terrible secret from his fellow Avengers?  You bet your spider tingling butt hole he is.  In other obvious news, evil is afoot again.  Parker Robbins (aka The Hood) is searching for the remaining infinity gems, and it's up to the Illuminati to stop him.  I wonder where Tony keeps his gem.  Probably in the safest, most secure place he can.  I KNOW!  Behind his FACE PLATE!  HIS FACE PLATE!   

CARNAGE #2 (OF 5) ($3.99): What's red, and red, and drooling all over?  If you guessed ol' Typhon here stuck in an elevator with Natalie Portman, then you'd be on the money.  If you guessed Carnage (comic nerds  :D :D) then a cookie for you.  In this 2nd issue of this bi-monthly mini, Tony and Pete play Sherlock as they dip into Carnage's past to discover the how and why of his return. 

CAPTAIN AMERICA #613 ($3.99): The world is doomed.  Master Man (a Nazi Super Soldier) and the Red Skull's deadly and insane (and no longer hot thanks to her face being... well... a skull now) daughter are on the loose.  With Cap in prison awaiting a trial from his peers (I wonder where they got 12 other ex Russian assassins to fill the jury), the only hope we have is some guy named Steve Rogers.  That's just peachy.   Our only hope is named Steve.   

WIDOWMAKER #2 (OF 4) ($3.99): The Russians think Ronin killed their people.  They think Hawkeye is still Ronin.  So they think Hawkeye killed their people.  So they want Hawkeye.  Problem is Hawkeye isn't Ronin.  So who is?  I don't know.  All I know is that this is the most original Black Widow story ever.  Why?  Because, for once, Natasha isn't the one being blamed.         





Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: JDD01 on December 27, 2010, 07:27:59 PM
Hey Typhon here's a funny one I thought of :

IM 502: Man ol' Doc Ock isn't looking too good and the two people can help him, Shellhead and a plastic surgen


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on January 03, 2011, 01:18:36 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your first weekly Iron Man reading list for 2011.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (1/5):

IRON MAN LEGACY #10   ($2.99): Everybody remembers Imperio Techworks right?  You know, the startup tech company Tony founded when he was the drunk uncle at every super hero gathering?  Well retcon your minds folks as Marvel and Fred Van Lente present the true story behind Tony's recovery (because saving a baby from a blizzard isn't a awesome enough character moment).  With his new company ready to move off the ground floor, Tony finds himself under attack by The Pride, but can he defeat them before they sacrifice his new bedroom buddy to a horde of demons.  With Legacy seemingly on its way out (the title is rumored to be cancelled), Tony better hurry.

IRON MAN THOR #3 (OF 4) ($3.99): Thor vs. Crimson Dynamo!  IM going toe to toe with The High Evolutionary!  An artist who doesn't draw Tony like a drunk who just got out of the shower!  Is this the best IM story since Noir (because the competition is sooo hard)?  The High Evolutionary (has this guy actually ever been a threat) wants to redefine science as we know it and change the world to his liking, and it's up to the stars of the "Marvel Greatest Battles Comic Packs" toy line to stop him in this 3rd issue by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning.

AVENGERS PRIME #5 (OF 5) ($3.99): Tony Stark is having the time of his life.  And he's never felt this way before.  This I swear.  It's the truth.  And he owes it all to Bendis and Alan Davis.  How do I know?  Because the guy hasn't stopped smiling since he, Thor, and Steve (not Cap here) Rogers leapt  to Asgardian hell.  With an army of creatures at their side, the big 3 launch one final assault against Hela and her minions and hope their next leap is the leap home.

AVENGERS CHILDRENS CRUSADE #4 (OF 9) ($3.99): Comics make no sense.  If Doom is so disfigured, how in Valen's name did he snag a hottie like Scarlett Witch?  I thought even crazy chicks who used to be married to androids had standards?  Well Wiccan has some questions too, and he's determined to get them even if it means taking on Doom himself.  Guest starring Magneto, Wonder Man, and a set of Avengers old enough to buy booze  (none for you Tony).

CAPTAIN AMERICA HAIL HYDRA #1 (OF 5)   ($2.99): Ready for 2012 yet?  Need a primer for ol' grandad and the 22-year old blonde at his side with her tongue in his ear and her hand on his wallet before they go with you to see Steve Rogers on the big screen in all his cinematic glory?  Then look no further than here.  Cap takes on Hydra in this 5 issue mini that spans time and space (and by space, I mean the world, not space like stars and planets except this planet which is what I mean by space).

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN TP VOL 04 STARK DISASSEMBLED ($15.99): Because you demanded it (and when I find out which one of you did, DEATH BY EWOK) Fraction's 3rd arc hits trade format this week.  Tony has a dream, and it's much more "Terminator" like then he ever wanted, and it might have all been Tony's fault (shocker of the century).  With these dream images having turned up again recently, they are sure to tie into stories yet to come.  Colleting INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #20-24

IRON MAN BY MARKO DJURDJEVIC POSTER ($34.99): Because bare walls suck.   

       


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron YoJimBo on January 06, 2011, 11:55:34 AM
War Machine's New Armor http://marvel.com/news/story/14948/war_machines_new_armor


Jim


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron Kaiser on January 06, 2011, 12:32:55 PM
I really don't know what to think of that new suit design.  A positive aspect is that it focuses a lot less on how many guns can one fit on an Iron Man suit but on the other hand it makes him look too much like the current Iron Man armor.  The fact that Larocca is drawing it is making me want to break something and the fact that it looks busy as hell even without any weapons mounts doesn't help it either.  At this point I'm getting the feeling that he's going to use the same tech that Stark is using where he morphs guns out of nanotechnologically enhanced smart metals.  In that case I already have little faith in the creative team's capacity to write this character effectively.  He literally is going to be an Iron Man 2.0.  Hence, he is redundant and pointless.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on January 06, 2011, 12:59:05 PM
WM looks like he has a eating disorder on Larocca's cover.  The sketches by Kitson (who is the interior artist I believe) look better.  Almost like a different armor. 

Still, I agree with Kaiser.  It looks too much like Tony's suit although not as much as Pepper's Rescue armor does.  I like the stuff I've read by writer Nick Spencer so far, and Kitson is a good artist, so I have some hope this title will be good. 


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron YoJimBo on January 06, 2011, 01:28:21 PM
Between the Rescue armor, Bethany Cabe & Jake Oh ( War Machine Support 1.0 & 2.0) & Rhodey, I'm begining to fear that they might follow the new Batman trend & have some sort of international IM team.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: JDD01 on January 06, 2011, 01:49:25 PM
I believe the new WM armor might have the guns folded into itself instead of morphing metals or it'll have conceal them in specialize compartments, either way it'll be an unique suit to draw


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Roger A Ott II on January 06, 2011, 03:33:49 PM
Between the Rescue armor, Bethany Cabe & Jake Oh ( War Machine Support 1.0 & 2.0) & Rhodey, I'm begining to fear that they might follow the new Batman trend & have some sort of international IM team.

GAG!!


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron Mark on January 06, 2011, 04:04:00 PM
I kinda dig it. From the sounds of it, makes me think me think of Rhodey as Solid Snake... but with power armor. And while I would not mind his support team from the previous title showing up, I'd like him to be the only one donning an armor. Jake Oh came across to me as a bit of a self-insert on Pak's part...


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron YoJimBo on January 06, 2011, 04:19:04 PM
Maybe they're setting up for another round of the armor wars . . .    :-\  & come to think of it, I forgot to mention Parnell Jacobs & Glenda.  What the heck, armor for everybody !!!


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Chaos on January 06, 2011, 04:39:04 PM
What was wrong with the current design they had going? So it's only going to last through the latest Secret Avengers arc then?

Not sure what to think, but I am going to go with don't like. War Machine is meant to overwhelm, not be sleek like the IM armor. The Larocca picture, to no surprise, is boring and crappy, par for the course with his work over the past few years. The second sketch by Kitson actually looks pretty good though, but it needs to be colored.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: IMJ on January 06, 2011, 05:12:01 PM
War Machine's New Armor http://marvel.com/news/story/14948/war_machines_new_armor


Jim

This post might've had a better home in the Iron Man Armory section of the forums.  ;)
No biggie, but I'm just sayin... that's why we created the forum areas we have. :)


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron YoJimBo on January 06, 2011, 07:24:13 PM
What was wrong with the current design they had going? So it's only going to last through the latest Secret Avengers arc then?

Not sure what to think, but I am going to go with don't like. War Machine is meant to overwhelm, not be sleek like the IM armor. The Larocca picture, to no surprise, is boring and crappy, par for the course with his work over the past few years. The second sketch by Kitson actually looks pretty good though, but it needs to be colored.

I'm still undecided. I realllllly liked the look of the movie & secret avengers WM armor. And I also think the second sketch doesn't look too bad. The slimed down look IS too much like IM.  I also kind liked the IM:AA WM armor
(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b229/Preacher_Jim/War_Machine_Armor.jpg)

Sry IMJ. I wasn't sure where it should have gone, & having to do with the book as well it seemed like the right place.



Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: IMJ on January 06, 2011, 09:10:23 PM
Sry IMJ. I wasn't sure where it should have gone, & having to do with the book as well it seemed like the right place.

No biggie! Just doing moderator stuff. Moderator stuff. Oh! Here's some more moderator stuff. Lots of moderator stuff over there! Moderator stuff!


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on January 10, 2011, 09:38:43 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (1/12):

It's a light week this time, so I'll keep things brief.

CAPTAIN AMERICA MAN OUT OF TIME #3   ($3.99): It's flashback Mark Waid style as Steve "this is the only time I get to be Cap now" Rogers continues his journey into this new world.  The Avengers want him, but all Cap wants is to go back to war.  Will Tony allow Steve's "Rambo" syndrome to prevail and send him back to the past with one of Reed's time machines, or will Tony make the deal of a lifetime?   

I AM AN AVENGER #5 ($3.99): This is what IMJ, Chaos, and Heath yell when they randomly drunk dial each other at 2 in the morning. 

WIDOW MAKER #3 ($3.99): Ronin is revealed.... and it's some Asian guy???  Who would have guessed?  As Widow, Hawkeye, and Mockingbird chase the man with the bi sexual armor, Ronin plots his endgame.  Who will live (probably the 3 heroes I mentioned)?  Who will die (probably the Asian dude because Ronin don't die, he multiplies)?  And who will get their own new series (not me that's for damn sure)?  The end begins here.     


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on January 17, 2011, 08:08:57 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (1/19):

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #500 ($4.99): Did Tony Stark kill the world?  It's anniversary time my iron friends, and Tony's here to celebrate with the 500th issue featuring the coolest super hero out there.  With Spidey at his side (he's the new Rhodey apparently), Tony is on a quest to remember what secret project he was working on secretly.  Meanwhile, in the future, a group of rebels powered by RT's go John Connor against a military force powered by RT's and backed by a War Machine, powered by an RT, who's more machine now than man.  Twisted and evil.  Also, in that future but 15 minutes before that last scene in the future, Tony finds himself a slave to the most dangerous man rocking an RT: The Mandarin.  Better strap on that $5.99 IM2 arc reactor (with lights and sounds) you bought at Target when you read this issue before Matt Fraction and crew find you and do it for you.

AVENGERS ACADEMY #8 ($2.99): Remember that time Dusty McBrown beat the holy crap out of you behind the library in 5th grade because you showed up to school with a cassette of the new ZZ Top song and not the latest jam by Bel Biv Devoe.  Well imagine he put it on YouTube for the world to see and maybe you'll know what it's like to be Tigra.  Before Secret Invasion, The Hood and his evil buddies put the hurt on Tigra and now it's payback time Avengers Academy style.  The Hood is going to regret messing with Tigra because that girl is poison.

AVENGERS VS PET AVENGERS #4 ($2.99): Is Fin Fang Foom giving into his maternal instincts?  Free from their froggy forms, Tony and company are locked in feral combat with the Pet Avengers while Foomy and his dragon buddies recover the newly discovered dragon eggs.  Will the unthinkable happen?  Will Foomy win this battle?  Should he?  And before you ask my AI friends, Foomy is not powered by an RT... yet.

CAPTAIN AMERICA MAN & WOLF TP   ($14.99): Cap turns into a werewolf and fights Cable and Wolverine.  A story so stupid and so entertaining that it must be read to be believed.  This is 90's comics. 


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Ironghost on January 17, 2011, 11:14:14 PM
Would that be the same Hood that just got the infinity gauntlet? 


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on January 18, 2011, 12:08:47 AM
Would that be the same Hood that just got the infinity gauntlet? 

It would.  I should note that AA #8 takes place BEFORE Avengers #7.   


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Roger A Ott II on January 18, 2011, 10:03:02 AM
CAPTAIN AMERICA MAN & WOLF TP   ($14.99): Cap turns into a werewolf and fights Cable and Wolverine.  A story so stupid and so entertaining that it must be read to be believed.  This is 90's comics. 

As much as I loved Mark Gruenwald's Cap, after Operation Galactic Storm, his work on the title started to take a bit of a slide.  I'd been a steady Cap reader for about a hundred issues, and it was shortly after the CapWolf story that I dropped the title for several years.

But yeah, the early 90's were not kind to comics...


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron Mark on January 18, 2011, 02:32:36 PM
April Solicitations

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #503
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/thescotlander/INVIM503_cvrcol.jpg)
Written by MATT FRACTION
Art & Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
Thor Goes Hollywood Variant by TBA
FEAR ITSELF tie-in!
Fear has spread across the land and has made its way to Broxton, Oklahoma. As the Broxton residents prepare for a major disaster, Iron Man and Stark Resilient head into action. On the eve of this cataclysmic event, the Armored Avenger will face many dangers, but the greatest danger of all will be facing Fear Itself in this tie-in to the biggest Marvel event ever!
32 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

AVENGERS #12
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/thescotlander/AVNV4012_cov.jpg)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by JOHN ROMITA, JR.
The startling conclusion to the Infinity Gauntlet arc takes the Avengers into the heart of the cosmic universe and reveals an all-new cosmic entity.  Who will wield the Gauntlet and what price will they pay for choosing to do so?  Also, Iron Man has betrayed the team and will now have to pay the price!! Another blockbuster chapter of Marvel's number one ongoing series by Bendis and Romita!!  PLUS: Another chapter of the oral history of the Avengers!
40 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

(Miss Iron Man being blamed for things? This is the issue for you!)

IRON MAN 2.0 #4
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/thescotlander/WARMACHV2004_cvrcol.jpg)
Written by NICK SPENCER
Art by ARIEL OLIVETTI
Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
Thor Goes Hollywood Variant by TBA
PALMER ADDLEY IS DEAD. That mystery has dogged James Rhodes since undertaking his new mission for the Pentagon…but who is Palmer Addley? And what makes him the deadliest super-villain War Machine has ever faced? By breakout star Nick Spencer (T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents, Morning Glories) and Ariel Olivetti (NAMOR & INCREDIBLE HERCULES)!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: IMJ on January 18, 2011, 04:07:21 PM
AVENGERS #12
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/thescotlander/AVNV4012_cov.jpg)

Oh my God, this is something I never thought I'd see! Holy crap, I can't wait for that issue...


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: IMJ on January 18, 2011, 04:15:03 PM
I love Marvel Cosmic - particularly Quasar, Captain Marvel and the Thanos Saga and the whole Infinity Gauntlet thing.  As far as I'm concerned this is the coolest Iron Man cover that I've ever seen. Ever.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Roger A Ott II on January 18, 2011, 05:47:25 PM
Yeah, I gotta say that should be an interesting read.  I love the cosmic stuff, too.

That Larocca cover, however, makes Tony look like he's having trouble dropping a deuce.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron YoJimBo on January 18, 2011, 06:54:27 PM
Yeah, I gotta say that should be an interesting read.  I love the cosmic stuff, too.

That Larocca cover, however, makes Tony look like he's having trouble dropping a deuce.
LOL oh Maaaan is that ever  . . . descriptive.  I love the covers, but I'm real lazy, so I'ma waiting on the TPB ;)


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Chaos on January 18, 2011, 09:30:17 PM
AVENGERS #12
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/thescotlander/AVNV4012_cov.jpg)

Oh my God, this is something I never thought I'd see! Holy crap, I can't wait for that issue...

Yeah, I got excited too, until I realized Marvel is likely going to turn this around and **** on Stark in some way once more. As it said in the solicit, he did betray the team...


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: brohara on January 19, 2011, 03:28:11 PM
AVENGERS #12
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/thescotlander/AVNV4012_cov.jpg)

Oh my God, this is something I never thought I'd see! Holy crap, I can't wait for that issue...

You know, when I saw the previous cover... that mysterious hand with the gauntlet,
quoting the most dangerous person on the planet... I had a thought it might be Iron Man.

Very exciting stuff!


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: IronManKyle on January 19, 2011, 04:48:04 PM
That current Avengers series is very good, but i hope that the story will spin around as to not have IM be the bad guy in the end ....  again. Otherwise it's clear Marvel really does hate the guy :/ 


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Lightning on January 21, 2011, 01:45:24 PM
Oooh... nice cover.  Makes me glad that Avengers is one of the Marvel titles I have a subscription to.  I'm not sure it is suggestive of them treating Iron Man as a villain or not.  It could be that he uses the Infinity Gauntlet to reassemble the rubble of a world destroyed by it's previous user.  Covers also are not always indicators of events that play out within the book. 


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Roger A Ott II on January 21, 2011, 04:49:10 PM
Covers also are not always indicators of events that play out within the book. 

Unfortunately so!  I miss the days of covers that gave you an idea what sort of story you could expect inside.  Made the impulse buy much easier.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: IMJ on January 21, 2011, 09:34:02 PM
Covers also are not always indicators of events that play out within the book. 

Unfortunately so!  I miss the days of covers that gave you an idea what sort of story you could expect inside.  Made the impulse buy much easier.

I think I said something similar to this on another forum. I really hope the cover is over a helluva a payoff story. But man, what an iconic image that is.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron Kaiser on January 22, 2011, 10:58:43 AM
Hasn't anyone noticed they got the hand wrong again?
(http://i845.photobucket.com/albums/ab17/IronCenturion/430334-72783_infinity_gauntlet_400_large.jpg)

Aside from Larocca making Tony look like he's taking an enema I do say that it would be cool to see Tony use the Infinity Gauntlet but somehow according to the solicit Iron Man is once again the bad guy.  Oh well....


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: IMJ on January 22, 2011, 11:02:35 AM
I mean... I suppose technically who cares what kind of glove the gems are fixed to, right? Storywise, is it supposed to be an exact precise gauntlet?


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron Kaiser on January 22, 2011, 11:05:59 AM
I mean... I suppose technically who cares what kind of glove the gems are fixed to, right? Storywise, is it supposed to be an exact precise gauntlet?

I guess so considering the original gauntlet was just Thanos's glove with the gems attached.  Iron Man may have just put the gems on his own right gauntlet according to the solicit cover for Avengers #12.  However, due to JRJR's somewhat mediocre artwork it's impossible to tell.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: IMJ on January 22, 2011, 01:39:09 PM
However, due to JRJR's somewhat mediocre artwork it's impossible to tell.

I love it! His modern lines have really grown on me since his Wolverine arc with Millar.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on January 22, 2011, 01:51:51 PM
However, due to JRJR's somewhat mediocre artwork it's impossible to tell.

I love it! His modern lines have really grown on me since his Wolverine arc with Millar.

Me too.  I really don't get all the hate JRJR gets.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Roger A Ott II on January 22, 2011, 04:02:49 PM
John Romita Jr has been my favorite artist since his first run on the Amazing Spider-Man back in the early 80's.  I discovered his first Iron Man run after that, but the point remains that he's always been a favorite of mine.

People may pick nits about various aspects of his art, but one undeniable fact is that he is a grade-A storyteller.  Comic book art is a lot more than just drawing pretty pictures, it's about putting various elements together to tell an understandable story, and in that regard, he is top of the heap in the modern comics era.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on January 24, 2011, 02:12:24 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (1/26):

AVENGERS #9 ($3.99): Cover your ears kids.  Mom and Dad are at it again.  With the Illuminati revealed (hello time machine to 2008), Steve "Russian movie theaters won't call me Cap" Rogers and Tony argue about the merits of secrecy (I'm sorry Tony, but I don't know anything about a secret avengers team.  Rhodey is a liar.)  while the Hood searches for the next infinity gem.  But is he ready to face a angry Red Hulk, 3 Avenger teams, and a challenger from the stars above.  Bendis and JRJR brings us the 3 installment of this Avenger epic.

SECRET AVENGERS #9 ($3.99): Sharon Carter is kidnapped again.  I'd ask if she is more comfortable with chains or ropes, but at this point, she's got to be used to both.  Anyway, John Steele, the original Super-Soldier, wants Shang-Chi in exchange.  I personally don't think trading "Quick Kick" for the hot blond is that hard a decision, but the trade could mean the resurrection of a powerful enemy.  Sex or ensuring the world will see another day?  It's like Sophie's choice.

NEW AVENGERS #8 ($3.99): Luke Cage likes white girls.  Nuff said.

CAPTAIN AMERICA #614 ($3.99): Bucky "I really wanted to be the Punisher" Barnes needs his trial to be over quick.  Like People's Court quick.  Sin, Red Skull's skully faced daughter, plans to blow up the Statue of Liberty while turning the world against Bucky using the world's deadliest weapon: Youtube.  As her "Bucky loved killing people tapes are released," Black Widow and Falcon find themselves in the clutches of the Super Soldier known as Master Man.  Anyone else miss the good old days when Cap was the only super soldier, movies were only $4.00, and you could chew on toys made of lead as much as you wanted?

FANTASTIC FOUR #587 THREE ($3.99): I'm adding this in because this is the issue where one of them dies (my money is on Johnny Storm), and I know it might be a bit of a collector's item, so I thought I would give you guys a heads up.  Be warned that some comic shops may start selling this issue on Tuesday instead of Wednesday.  Marvel said it was ok to do so.

AVENGERS BY BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS PREM HC VOL 01 ($24.99): This is the book you must give to all new IM readers to prove for once and for all that yes, Iron Man does fight bad guys and yes, those repulsors actually do work.  Collects Avengers #1-6 as IM and the Avengers take on Kang, Ultron, and Marvel Animation's Next Avengers.         


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on January 31, 2011, 11:33:58 AM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (2/2):

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #500.1   ($2.99): Ever wanted more proof that the editors at Marvel can't count?  Well here's your ticket as the .1 era begins here.  Matt Fraction and Sal Larocca have taken Tony Stark through many trials over the years.  From introducing Stane Jr and Tony's 5 nightmares, Norman Osborn and the zzzzzz.... sorry, just fell asleep there because it was a llloooonnnnggg journey.  Norman Osborn and the life of a fugitive to a coma (with all that Pepper and Hill sex, he would be sleepy) and to the start of a new company, armor, and a bad guy that lost the America's Next Top Gundam contest.  What's next?  Well catch the train here (and pick up some Jolt cola on the way) fellas as Fraction and Sal establish the future of everybody's favorite armored superhero with IM 500.1.

IRON MAN LEGACY #11   ($2.99): It's the Pride versus the Illuminati in the final issue of IM Legacy.  Please, don't everybody cry all at once.  Seriously.  Ok, somebody cry because this is embarrassing.  Let me just say that I had high hopes for this title after the 1st arc, but I feel this retcon of Tony's alcoholism was sad and unnecessary.   That said, I do hope we do get to see what this team had in store for Arno Stark one day. 

IRON MAN NOIR GN TP   ($14.99): Because it's cool to read a good IM story even if it's not really an IM story but it's good to read a cool IM story.  Plus this might be easier to find on the shelves.  I myself never found the hardcover in stores.           



Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: IMJ on January 31, 2011, 12:07:04 PM
I'd say that Iron Man Noir was one of the best Iron Man stories I've read in years!


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: IronManKyle on January 31, 2011, 05:12:15 PM
I'd say that Iron Man Noir was one of the best Iron Man stories I've read in years!

--Agreeing with IMJ again! (swear i'm not sucking up) But Noir was probably the only great IM story since 2008, when Fraction took over. They comics actually sat top my pile for quite some time, but pulled them out and read them all in 1 sittting on a cold, snowy day. The Indy Jones-ish Tony Stark and the nazi setting was a great setting for a random IM story


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron Mark on January 31, 2011, 05:15:22 PM
Iron Man Noir was fantastic! I'm sad we won't have another by the same team with Scott Snyder now being DC exclusive. I think the TPB will be digest size which I'm not a big fan of... just release it normal size!


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: IMJ on January 31, 2011, 05:21:27 PM
Yup... I would seriously read a regular Iron Man ongoing that follows that Universe and probably love it!


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Chaos on January 31, 2011, 09:25:14 PM
Yup... I would seriously read a regular Iron Man ongoing that follows that Universe and probably love it!

I'm kind of surprised Marvel hasn't made a cash grab by doing a monthly for Noir like they did the Ultimates.



Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: IMJ on January 31, 2011, 11:20:34 PM
Yup... I would seriously read a regular Iron Man ongoing that follows that Universe and probably love it!

I'm kind of surprised Marvel hasn't made a cash grab by doing a monthly for Noir like they did the Ultimates.



Well they did in a way with the Noir "line". I think there were several Noir mini's that sort of made the equivalent of a years worth of a single series or so.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on February 01, 2011, 12:26:01 AM
I'd say that Iron Man Noir was one of the best Iron Man stories I've read in years!

I agree 100%.  I said as much when the mini was first released.  Although, there have been a few good IM mini's lately.  Not "The Rapture" but "Carnage" and IM\Thor."  Both have yet to complete, but I highly recommend them to anyone who misses the REAL IRON MAN.     


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on February 08, 2011, 03:13:09 AM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this expensive Wednesday (2/9):

CARNAGE #3 (OF 5) ($3.99): Carnage's previous host was a psychopathic redneck who loved white girls with bleached skin.  The new host is a beautiful psychiatrist who just wants to help people.  Is it possible by story's end, Tony and Spidey will wish the redneck was still in charge?  It's symbiote webs, and armored action in the 3rd installment of the best IM mini of the year so far.     

NEW AVENGERS #9 ($3.99):  Nick Fury has a secret?  Well slap an RT on my chest and call me Virginia, I never would have seen that coming.  Well Luke Cage and the New Avengers are about to discover just how big a secret as they hunt the villain known as Superia.  Infinity begins here.

WIDOW MAKER #4 (OF 4) ($3.99):  Widow's run officially ends here.  With IM2 out of the minds of the public, it's time for Widow to follow.  Join Natasha one last time as she joins with Hawkeye and Mockingbird to kill her one time lover and friend because she ain't never met a man she can't kill or hasn't killed at least once before he came back and tried to kill her.  And Natasha, if you are reading this (and if I can't think of a reason why you wouldn't be), if you need to some one to hold you while you mourn your canceled series, I'm here.  Please just let me get my affairs in order first.     

ATLANTIS ATTACKS OMNIBUS HC DM LAYTON VAR CVR ($75.00):  Where were you when Namor the Sub Mariner died?  Yup, he died once too.  Relive the glory days when annual events actually took place in annuals.  Well, "Evil undersea monarchs Ghaur and Llyra are determined to bring the elder god Set to Earth, and no one on the surface world will stop them!

Seven mortal women-including the Invisible Women, She-Hulk and Marvel Girl-have been selected to act as the brides of Set's snake heads, and the ensuing conflict will spread to nearly every hero on Earth, from the Avengers to Quasar to the Punisher to the X-Men to the Fantastic Four! Can the heroes stop this terrible plot in time?"

This title collects
SILVER SURFER ANNUAL #2, IRON MAN ANNUAL #10, MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #26, UNCANNY X-MEN ANNUAL #13, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #23, PUNISHER ANNUAL #2, SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #9, DAREDEVIL ANNUAL #5, AVENGERS ANNUAL #18, NEW MUTANTS #76, NEW MUTANTS ANNUAL #5, X-FACTOR ANNUAL #4, WEB OF SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #5, AVENGERS WEST COAST #56, AVENGERS WEST COAST ANNUAL #4, THOR ANNUAL #14 and FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #22

ACTS OF VENGEANCE OMNIBUS HC DAVIS CVR   ($99.99): Two of Tony's most epic battles finally reprinted.  The fury of the Wrecker and the deadly Chemistro are collected here as Loki unleashes the 1st team of super villains on the heroes of the Marvel U.  These 2 issues were some of my 1st IM issues ever, and even though they kinda suck, the coolness of Iron Man shined through and hooked me for life. 

This title collects
AVENGERS #311-313, AVENGERS ANNUAL #19; AVENGERS SPOTLIGHT #26-29; AVENGERS WEST COAST #53-55; CAPTAIN AMERICA #365-367; IRON MAN #251-252; QUASAR #5-7; Thor #411-413; CLOAK & DAGGER #9; AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #326-329; SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #158-160; WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #59-61         

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN TP VOL 05 STARK RESILIENT BOOK 01 ($15.99):  I hear it works better than Lunesta.   


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Roger A Ott II on February 08, 2011, 09:10:36 AM
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN TP VOL 05 STARK RESILIENT BOOK 01 ($15.99):  I hear it works better than Lunesta.   

:D


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: IronManKyle on February 09, 2011, 08:37:05 PM
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN TP VOL 05 STARK RESILIENT BOOK 01 ($15.99):  I hear it works better than Lunesta.   

:D
-man, i do have troubles getting to sleep, I never realized i had the answer setting in my Iron Man comics box. Brilliant !!!!!!


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on February 15, 2011, 01:57:50 AM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this post Valentine Wednesday (2/16):

IRON MAN RAPTURE #4 (OF 4) ($3.99): It's a Starkworld after all.  Be here as Rhodey straps on his IM2 War Machine armor and goes Keanu against Tony 2.0 to save us all from having to live like that one guy from "The Matrix."  You know, that guy who was in the pod next to Neo when he was rescued.   Because Blue pills are so far from awesome.

AVENGERS ACADEMY #9 ($2.99): Welcome to the Avengers!  Now get the F- out!  With half the class expelled for beating the crap out of the fugitive known as The Hood but not arresting him (because it's not like he's gonna go searching for the infinity gems or anything),  Quicksliver and the lovely and now ex-recruit Finesse go in search of the one man skilled enough to be her father:  "Marvel vs. Capcom 3" star Taskmaster.  Because it don't matter if you have a red skeleton face or a white skeleton face, everyone gets laid in the Marvel U.

CAPTAIN AMERICA MAN OUT OF TIME #4 (OF 5) ($3.99): Cap is feeling sad people.  He misses his best friend.  So if you happen to see the covert, brainwashed and cybernetic Russian super assassin that once hung out with our flag waving friend (maybe at the mall or Wal-Mart), tell him his friend Steve is looking for him.  He's a man out of time with no one to talk to and an armored genius and a Thunder God are a poor substitute.  Do it because it's Valentine's day, and America is your valentine.  Unless it's not, then do Mark Waid a solid as he sets out to prove to the world that Steve Rogers is the real deal.   

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN PREM HC VOL 06 STARK RESILIENT BOOK 2   ($19.99): It's like a "Where's Waldo" book if Waldo was good storytelling and somebody forgot to draw Waldo.   


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron Mark on February 15, 2011, 04:26:51 PM
May 2011 solicitations.

More Fear Itself tie-ins.

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #504
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/thescotlander/INVIM504_cvrcol.jpg)
Written by MATT FRACTION
Art and Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
Cover by DAVID YARDIN
X-Men Evolutions Variant by BRANDON PETERSON
FEAR ITSELF TIE-IN
FEAR ITSELF reaches its hand deep into the heart of the City of Lights! Iron Man races to Paris, France, to encounter one of "The Worthy" waiting there for him. How will the ultimate man of science react to a city turned to stone? And if that weren't bad enough, the world is going mad as the avatars of the Serpent start their rampages. How resilient is Resilient? How strong is iron?
32 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

AVENGERS #13
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/thescotlander/AVNV4013001_COL_cov.jpg)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by CHRIS BACHALO
Cover by ALAN DAVIS
X-Men Evolutions Variant by PAUL RENAUD
FEAR ITSELF TIE-IN
The God of Fear has come to Earth and the only thing standing between it and world domination are Earth’s Mightiest Heroes! Can the Avengers stand against an evil older than time itself? Or will even the strongest heroes on the planet fall? Prepare to face Fear Itself! Plus: another chapter in the oral history of the Avengers!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

IRON MAN 2.0 #5
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/thescotlander/IMTWOPO005_covcol.jpg)
Written by NICK SPENCER
Art by ARIEL OLIVETTI
Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
FEAR ITSELF TIE-IN
One of the major villains of FEAR ITSELF shows up to claim his power and wreak havoc right in the pages of 2.0. Rhodey must join forces with Danny Rand, the Immortal Iron Fist, and the Immortal Weapons if he hopes to win the day!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99




Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on February 21, 2011, 01:40:22 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this heavy Wednesday (2/23):

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #501 ($3.99): Did you know you can't spell Iron Man without the letters S-P-I-D-E-R-M-A-N?  Well, if you think that's true then you're either a horrible speller or a certain IM scribe.  With the launch of "Resilient" behind him (during which the voices of many IM fans suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced), Tony Stark sets his sights on rebuilding ASGARD.  That is, if Dr. Octopus doesn't kill him first.  Hey, somebody from the Spidey family had to show.  Bet Tony wishes it was MJ instead. 

IRON MAN 2.0 #1   ($3.99): The War Machine is no more.  Unable to keep up the times (or sustain his own series because seriously Rhodey, you've had 3 books), Rhodes needs an upgrade, and it's up to Tony Stark to develop the most streamlined, dangerous, and powerful suit ever imagined, keep it for himself, and give Rhodey the next best thing.  Witness the birth of Iron Man 2.0 by scribe Nick Spencer (of the awesome "Morning Glories" comic) and artist Barry Kitson.   

IRON MAN THOR #4 (OF 4) ($3.99): Tony Stark is a happy man.  Why?  Because for once, he is not the mad genius who caused everything to go screwy (although I'm sure once Steve Rogers finds out, he'll blame Tony somehow).  With the world shaped anew by an unexpected architect, Tony and Thor look to set things right by way of hammer swings and Proton Cannons (sorry still in a MvsC 3 headspace).  But can these bosom buddies trust the High Evolutionary to have their backs, or will he lead them into deeper chaos?   

AVENGERS #10 ($3.99): An event 50 years in the making.  The Avengers take on the fabled Danger Room as they look to score Xavier's infinity gem.  Will they be able to stop the deadly holograms of Magneto and Mr. Sinister before The Hood and a newly restored and totally hot Madame Masque arrive?  All this in the only book you'll find IM firing a repulsor by Bendis and JRJR. 

SECRET AVENGERS #10   ($3.99): Since Daredevil is on sabbatical, it looks like it's up to Steve Rogers and the Secret Avengers to clean up all the ninja poop.  Sharon Carter is free (until the next story when she'll probably get captured again), but at the price of Shang Chi.  As he's ready to be sacrificed to unleash his demon of a father, Steve leads Beast and the gang  on a rescue mission in this jam packed conclusion to the Shadow Council arc.  Will Shang Chi be rescued?  Does Rhodey remember he's on this team?  Will Ant Man finally sneak into Black Widow's cleavage (yes, he's actually tried)? The answers are here.

CAPTAIN AMERICA #615 ($3.99): Pop quiz hotshot.  Sin and Master Man have the Statue of Liberty wired to explode, and Falcon and Widow are both tied to the explosives.  All you have is Stark made armor and a Shield.  What do you do?  Well, it's time for Bucky "but Joey Q said I could be Cap" Barnes to come up with an answer.  Will he pull a Keanu and save the day, or will the greatest lady America has ever known go up in flames along with Falcon and the Statue of Liberty?  Find out here as the trial of Bucky concludes.         


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: IronManKyle on February 23, 2011, 11:20:09 PM
wow, that Avengers series is really good, and the only place to see IM in action it seems. I do like the IM-Thor mini-series thats currently going... but not as well as the Avengers Prime 5-parter from awhile back. Looks like the best place to see some good Iron Man is any comic but his own :( 
Stupid Matt Fraction  >:(


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Roger A Ott II on February 24, 2011, 12:23:46 PM
Ugh...according to that solicit above, Avengers #13 is penciled by Chris Bachalo.  That sucks, because I don't care for his art at all.

At least the Alan Davis cover looks nice.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on March 01, 2011, 01:25:42 AM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this very light Wednesday (3/2):

AVENGERS ACADEMY #10 ($2.99): To hell with Fear Itself, the kids at Avengers Academy are about to discover Tony Stark's true fear.  It's magic time as The Protector and Dr. Strange come to school the kids in Magic 101.  But with half the student body fearing another expulsion, can they summon their inner Merlin's and succeed or is it back to the sorting hat for them all.  Maybe Tony should peek in.  Lord knows he could use some tips since he is sooo inexperienced when it comes to magic.     

 


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on March 07, 2011, 11:49:47 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (3/9):

NEW AVENGERS #10 ($3.99): The greatest villain of comic fans everywhere invades the Marvel U when the Marvel Movie Universe strikes.  The year is 1959, the world in trouble, Castro rises to power, and Walt Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" taught us all it's ok to french unconscious girls.  It was a dark time indeed.  So dark that the President has tasked Nick Fury to gather a group of heroes under the Avenger Initiative.  Discover the powerful secret of this retcon as Luke Cage and the New Avengers learn the truth about Fury's anti-aging formula and why, just why, cracker boy Fury always looks black on TV.   

CAPTAIN AMERICA AND FIRST THIRTEEN #1 ($3.99): Do people call you a freak when you look over you girlfriend's grandma and say "oh yeah" with a smile on your face and a spring in your step?  Well get ready to give those naysayers the finger as scribe Kathryn Immomen recounts Cap's first meeting with his first love, Peggy Carter, the original Agent 13 and grandmother of Cap's current gf Sharon Carter.  Because if it's ok in Cap's book, it's ok for America.   




Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on March 14, 2011, 11:35:57 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Iron filled Wednesday (3/16):

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #502 ($3.99): Tony Stark has saved presidents, Pepper, and puppies, but can even he save the dying man named Otto?  While the Sinister Six take on a pizza delivering Pepper, ol' Beatle hair Octavius is set to nuke NY if Tony fails.  Will Tony succeed or is it time for some grave digging repulsor style?  All this and the search for Spymaster (hands please from everybody who forgot he was here because so far, Mr. Fraction is the only one with his hand raised) in this lead in to FEAR ITSELF. 

IRON MAN 2.0 #2   ($2.99): The battle you've been waiting for!  It's Rhodey vs... The Real Housewives of Michigan???  Recruited by the military to find out just how a dead genius's tech is appearing all over the world, Rhodey must seek help from Suzi Endo to find the woman with the killing machine parked in the garage next to the minivan.  It's all a waste though.  We know Stark is the only one in the Marvel U who ever built weapons.  Everything else is just a knockoff. 

AVENGERS ACADEMY #11 ($2.99): Who's purple, purple, has a stupid name, yet kicks ass every time he shows?  That's right, Korvac is back baby.  It's seems Pym wasn't content with smacking the Wasp around, so now he went and got himself another girl.  Too bad he picked the wife of the coolest mother@&$%ing satellite dish armed guy around.  Say bye bye Pym.   

AVENGERS CHILDRENS CRUSADE YOUNG AVENGERS #1 ($3.99): You didn't forget about the Young Avengers, did you?  I mean, how could you?  They had 1 mini 100 years ago, and their current mini falls in your hands once every 2 months.  I mean it's overkill at this point really; it's like deadpool\Wolverine exposure.  But if you did, here's a story to get you up to speed.  Learn the secret of the Young Avengers of the future by visiting the Young Avengers of the past as Iron Lad takes on Kang: the leader of the Avengers.  It's the story of an armored teenager taking on a crazy older version of himself.  It's like "The Crossing" only awesome because it involves Kang... wait a minute... 

CAPTAIN AMERICA AND CROSSBONES #1   ($3.99): He killed Captain America, he was thrown off a super team for putting more people in harm's way, he's untrustworthy to many, and now he may be our only hope of finding a cure to a deadly virus capable of killing millions.  It's Crossbones to the rescue.  I mean, who else could it be?  (If you thought Tony, you are banned from seeing the Avengers movie until the day AFTER it comes out!  AFTER!)
     


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on March 22, 2011, 01:38:17 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Cap(?) filled Wednesday (3/23):

CAPTAIN AMERICA #615 POINT ONE ($2.99): Are you ready for MAXIMUM CAPAGE CLONEAGE?  With Bucky on trial, Captain America still roams the streets, protecting the people.  It's up to Steve "I'm tired of only seeing the Super Bowl spot" Rogers and Sharon Carter just who this mystery Cap is and how he got his powers.  With July rapidly approaching, is it time for Steve to wield the Shield (I have no idea why that sounds dirty) once more?  Designed as a perfect jumping on point for new readers. 

CAPTAIN AMERICA MAN OUT OF TIME #5 (OF 5) ($3.99): Cap is back in 1945.  Sent by Kang, can Cap readjust to the world he's wanted to return to or is the calling of being an Avenger to much for any man to ignore.  Personally, I'd want to return to the  present just for an In-n-Out burger, but that's just me.

IRON MAN RAPTURE TP   ($14.99): Tony Stark can't do anything right.  For more evidence, read this trade and then slap yourself 200x in the face with your IM2 tin blu-ray case because that's what Tony would want to do to you for reading this drivel again. 




Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on March 29, 2011, 12:43:52 AM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Avengertastic Wednesday (3/30):

AVENGERS #11 ($3.99): It's the battle cosmic, people.  Thor vs The Hood!  One's got a giant, break your nose, hammer (only $21.99 at TARGET), and the other's got little sparkly gems on his hand!  Wielding the Space, Power, and Reality gems, the Hood takes on Thor for the Time gem as The Watcher watches watchingly.  Hey, does anyone else imagine Orson Welles's voice coming out of The Watcher?  Well now you do because I brought it up, and it's stuck in your head, and you'll hear it forever!  Now I'm not the only one who's crazy.   

SECRET AVENGERS #11    ($3.99): Secret Avengers or Cap 2.0?  Having stopped the Shadow Council, the faux Avengers team (it's so obvious this is a Cap title) peer deeply into the mind of renegade Super Soldier John Steele to discover just what turned this man to the dark side (PADME!!!!).  When all clues lead to a mission in WW2, it's time for Steve "I'm glad my movie isn't made by FOX" Rogers to step in the way back machine to find the answers in this opening chapter of scribe Ed Brubaker's final arc.

CAPTAIN AMERICA AND SECRET AVENGERS #1   ($3.99): Steve's Secret Avengers are secret for a reason.  They are the ones willing to go to the places that would make Thor and Hulk cower and do the things Hawkeye and Bucky Cap would leave town to avoid.  They must go to ... a fashion show???  Yup, it's time for some lady avengering (I just feel like making up words today) as Black Widow and Sharon Carter brave the runway to take on teenage versions of themselves.  And nope, it's not sexist because it's written by a woman.  Kelly Sue DeConnick, writer of the "Rescue" one-shot and wife of some writer named Matt Fraction (I wonder if his work is any good) brings us a new tale of the Secret Avengers. 

CAPTAIN AMERICA #616 ($4.99): It's time to celebrate.  Steve "people like my trailer so suck it Green Lantern" Rogers is 70!  Join the party as Brubaker, Howard Chaykin, and Frank Tieri roast our hero with a series of lost tales meant to wet your whistle for a certain summer blockbuster  (Cap is the guy with the hammer, right?).  Also, witness Bucky Barnes learn to survive in a Russian Gulag.  Will the experience be too much or will living with the prisoners allow him to become a better Batman... sorry, I have just been informed by my associate, Mr. Common Sense, that this is not an adaptation of Batman Begins.  Sorry. 

AGE OF X UNIVERSE #1 (OF 2) ($3.99): AN X-MEN BOOK!  Dammit Typhon, are you so full of yourself that you're just finding random books now to make smartass comments about?  Degrading IM and the Avengers not enough for you anymore?  You sadist!  I know you're thinking it, but hear me out fellas.  Age of X is the newest alternate universe X story to hit the stands.  In this world, the X-Men were never formed and the last remaining mutants are being hunted by the US government.    Tasked with taking out the mutant threat lead by Magneto and Rogue is a special team consisting of Cap, Iron Man, Invisible Woman, Ghost Rider, and (I think) Spider-Woman.  I'm not sure if this IM is Tony or not, but Age of X has been a great read so far.




Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: IronManKyle on March 29, 2011, 02:20:51 AM
Typhon laying on some extra wit this week  ;D  but, entertaining previews as always!


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on March 29, 2011, 02:00:19 PM
Typhon laying on some extra wit this week  ;D  but, entertaining previews as always!

Yeah, I get carried away sometimes.  It always depends on my mood. 


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on April 05, 2011, 01:26:46 AM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (4/6):

AVENGERS CHILDRENS CRUSADE #5 (OF 9) ($3.99): Kids say the darndest things like "my grandpa and I wear the same color diaper," and "my mommy can't marry you because she's an all powerful witch that wiped out 99% of the mutant population and Mr. Wolvie claw man is gonna stab her."  With words just like the ones I have written (kindasortanotreally), Wiccian has awakened the Scarlet Witch.  With Doom and Magneto battling it out, Avengers young, new, and old find themselves face to face with a time travelling Iron Lad.  But just whose side is he on?  Yet another reason why the world needs less mouthy kids and more Yoohoo chocolate milk. 

FEAR ITSELF #1 (OF 7) FEAR   ($3.99): WRITTEN BY MATT FRACTION.  Nuff' said.  Truth be told fellas, this tale of a deadly secret that could give Fear form and destroy the Marvel U has garnered more than a few positive early reviews.

AVENGERS PRIME PREM HC ($24.99): Cap, Thor and Iron Man together again for the first time since that one time last time a long time ago.  When these three buds get together, it's all dragons, talking ogres, and Hellcat sex jokes.  Good times. 

IRON MAN INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION PREM HC ($19.99): Legacy may be gone, but it's not forgotten.  A drunk Tony (who oddly seems to function better than Fraction's sober Tony) takes on the super villain group known as The Pride in a battle so mighty, it took out the entire series. 


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: The IronJedi on April 05, 2011, 08:41:50 PM
May & June Solicits are up @ Newsarama (http://www.newsarama.com/comics/marvel-june-2011-solicitations-110322.html).

Avengers #13: 5|?|11

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Avengers #14: 6|?|11

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Carnage #5: 6|?|11

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Invincible Iron Man #504: 5|?|11

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Invincible Iron Man #505: 6|?|11

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Iron Man 2.0 (aka War Machine v. III) #5: 5|?|11

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Iron Man 2.0 (aka War Machine v. III) #6: 6|?|11

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The Iron Age Alpha: 6|?|11

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The Iron Age #1: 6|?|11

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Secret Avengers #13: 5|?|11

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Secret Avengers #14: 6|?|11

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Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: IronManKyle on April 06, 2011, 12:33:37 AM
I loved that Avengers Prime mini-series, very entertaining. For sure worth a look when the HC or TPB comes out!! 
And, what's with that Iron Age Alpha comic cover? O_o hmmmmm.  .  .   .   .


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Roger A Ott II on April 06, 2011, 12:12:43 PM
And, what's with that Iron Age Alpha comic cover? O_o hmmmmm.  .  .   .   .

Yeah, exactly.  Looks like the IM movie armor...with the Phoenix?  It's a head-scratcher.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron Mark on April 06, 2011, 07:09:32 PM
Iron Man Alpha details: http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=31388


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: IronManKyle on April 07, 2011, 04:38:46 AM
Whoa.. that kinda sounds pretty Epic! The world as we know it is destroyed and only a time-traveling Tony Stark can save it?!? Hell Yes!!!!!!! please please please everyone involved, don't mess this idea up! (and dont let Matt Fraction anywhere near it)


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on April 12, 2011, 02:47:40 AM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (4/13):

CARNAGE #4 (OF 5) ($3.99): Show of hands from those who forgot this mini was still coming out (Put your hand down Mr. Brevoort).  After spending the last few years as the world's second best Darth Maul impersonator (I know a little Korean kid with some awesome horns), the legless Cletius Kassidy is Carnage once again.  Can Tony and Spidey stop the evil red glob of space goo before he kills us all or is it up to us and our dusty 90's game systems to bring the hurt?

IRON MAN 2.0 #3   ($2.99): The Silver Centurion makes a comeback... in gunmetal gray?  Rhodey needs an upgrade so Tony goes back to the fan favorite armor for inspiration.  Be here as Nick Spencer reinvents the War Machine armor for a battle with the dead tech genius who may not be dead but living as a kinda hot housewife with a deadly ED-209 thing in her\his garage.

NEW AVENGERS #11 ($3.99): Now Typhon, you know that you promised not to make any "To Kill a Mockingbird" puns.  Just because this tale has Mockingbird mortally wounded during a raid on a HAMMER base, it doesn't mean you can throw out some tired and cliché pun just because you can.  Don't bring the intellect of this wonderful board down.  I'm warning you.  Don't make IMJ fly to your house and drop kick you ... don't... don't...

Atticus is gonna be so mad...

STEVE ROGERS SUPER SOLDIER ANNUAL #1 ($3.99): Crossover attack!  From the pages of X-Men (and free of Fraction influence btw), Cyclops, Namor, and the Mutant Messiah known as Hope are captured by Blastarr in the Negative Zone.  Seen as an act of war (how exactly, who the f^#* knows), Steve "how come my movie doesn't have a Boylen Girl" Rogers must travel into the Negative Zone on a mission of peace.  Can he save the world from the flimsiest excuse for war ever in the Marvel U (because if going to Negative Zone was bad, then Reed Richards is the biggest warmonger ever) or is Earth doomed in this 2nd chapter of "Escape From the Negative Zone."               


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on April 19, 2011, 02:09:22 AM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (4/20):

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #503 FEAR ($3.99): Has Iron Man finally been defeated by his arch enemy (Spidey who?) Dr. Octopus?  With only six minutes before New York blows up faster than a Fox news analyst after an Obama speech, Tony Stark must outwit his six tentacle(spell-check tried to give me the "other" word)  foe as Fraction brings "FEAR ITSELF" to the world of Iron Man.

IRON MAN 2.0 #4   ($2.99): Is it next month already?  6 days after our bro The Silver Centurion became a poppa, scribe Nick Spencer brings us the first steps of the new War Machine.  Now designed to kick your a$$ like Kitty Pride with a Frank Castle machine gun, Rhodey sets his newly armored sights on just who the hell dropped an nuke on him.  IM fans should seriously be picking this one up.

AVENGERS #12 ($3.99): Tony has the frakkin INFINITY GAUNTLET ON THE COVER!!!!  Who the hell cares what's going on inside (Thanos is back if you must know).  Just polybag the damn thing and stare for hours at the awesomeness.

AVENGERS ACADEMY #12 ($2.99): Remember that time Stacy Sallenbottom finally agreed to to go out with you but broke it off before you even got to the restaurant just because you made whooshing sounds every time you stepped on the gas?  And then your momma said it was time to grow up but you couldn't hear her over the crunching of your Fruit Loops?  Well, it's like that for the kids at Avengers Academy.  Only their Stacy Sallenbottom is Korvac kicking the bullcrap out of all 3 Avenger teams, so I hope they pay more attention than you.

On a side note, Happy Easter for those who celebrate it, and Happy Sunday for everybody else.  Let us all spend the day with our loved ones eating too much food and having too much fun. 


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: davishi on April 19, 2011, 01:45:46 PM
Iron Man Alpha details: http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=31388

Damn, that does sound very exciting! Digging the art a lot too. Hope it doesn't get all convoluted with multiple writers working on the series, but it should be a good break from the current series (which i personally think is picking up again, as I really liked the Doc Ock issues).


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Chaos on April 19, 2011, 09:28:08 PM
You know, I'm so tired of Marvel using the Classic armor I cringe and lose all interest in the book when I see it anymore. Seriously, let the damn armor go, it's been thirty years...


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on April 25, 2011, 11:46:12 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (4/27):

AVENGERS #12 POINT ONE ($2.99): Have you always wanted to read Avengers, but were scared to death at the dreaded number 12 on the cover of the last issue?  Well Marvel has your back.  Rather than face the insurmountable task of picking up the past 12 issues (Yoda knows I never pick up a title that's past issue #2 because that's just too far in, and I'd be lost anyway), Marvel presents the .1 issue.   Spider-Woman is captured by Klaw, the Wizard, and (it might be) Modok, so the Avengers must jet to her rescue in the prologue to the next great Avengers story.   Hey, if that's not enough then keep in mind that Tony Stark is in this book.  You know, the real one.  The one that can tell the difference between a nuke and a clock.

CAPTAIN AMERICA #617 ($3.99): The death of Bucky-Cap begins here!!!!  Ok, I'm not saying he's gonna die, but with Bucky still trapped in a Russian prison, Steve "I know you're just seeing Thor to see my trailer" Rogers faces a nation without Captain America.  Since it's common knowledge Steve will pick up the shield in July (so funny the timing on that), the countdown to Bucky-Cap becoming Bucky-Just Bucky begins. 

And fyi, if you're reading this Mr. Stark, this countdown does not mean a nuke is going to go off.  Just sayin.

SECRET AVENGERS #12   ($3.99): Inception, Super Soldier style.  Playing in the memories of former soldier, current batshat crazy nutcase John Steele, Steve "hell yeah I'm packing heat in the movie" Rogers looks to discover just how Steele was turned and stop the Shadow Council once and for all.  Scribe Ed Brubaker marks his final issue of Secret Avengers before handing the reins to IM 2.0's Nick Spencer. 

SECRET AVENGERS #12 POINT ONE   ($2.99): Fracking number 12.  Don't worry because .1 is here to save your monkey butt again.  During a covert mission to extract an American informant, the Secret Avengers are exposed!  A  revelation to be sure if the team hadn't already appeared in Avengers, Fear Itself, Young Allies, Hulk, Deadpool, and X-Force.  Written by Nick Spencer.

AGE OF X UNIVERSE #2 (OF 2) ($3.99): In an alternate universe, Captain America and a  cybernetic Tony Stark\Iron Man are on a mission: to kill Magneto.  It's like if Rambo and Robocop teamed up to fight Obi-Wan Kenobi only less awesome and less lightsabers in this final chapter set in the Age of X universe.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Roger A Ott II on April 29, 2011, 07:55:46 AM
IM also makes a heroic appearance in the last issue of the new THUNDERSTRIKE miniseries which came out this week.  Tom DeFalco writes Marvel characters how they should be written, from Thor and Spider-Man, right down to a few panels of Iron Man in this book.  I wish more Marvel books were written this well.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on April 29, 2011, 04:17:19 PM
IM also makes a heroic appearance in the last issue of the new THUNDERSTRIKE miniseries which came out this week.  Tom DeFalco writes Marvel characters how they should be written, from Thor and Spider-Man, right down to a few panels of Iron Man in this book.  I wish more Marvel books were written this well.

Thanks for the heads up.  I will check it out when the trade hits. 

Also, it looks like the original Titanium Man is key in the current Cap arc that started last issue with #616.  Yup my friends, Boris has returned.   


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on May 03, 2011, 10:17:09 AM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (5/4):

AVENGERS ACADEMY #13 ($2.99): After their monumental battle with Korvac (that took less issues than a certain major Avenger team so suck it gown ups), Pym and Tigra look to give the new recruits a time to boogie.  It's a good thing too that nothing bad at all will happen during such an important night like this.  That kinda stuff only happens in Soap Operas like evil clones and people coming back from the dead.

AVENGERS ACADEMY GIANT-SIZE #1 ($7.99): Arcade may just be the most useless villain in the Marvel U.  I say that because in this issues, the students of Avengers Academy join forced with the Young Allies team (featuring Spider-Girl, Firestar, and some guy named Toro) to stop Arcade from turning New York into MURDERWORLD.  I swear that this guy has only two plans: turn New York into Murderworld or kill the X-Men.  Look everybody, it's Arcade: hatching the same dumba$$ plan since 1977.

CAPTAIN AMERICA FIRST VENGEANCE #1 (OF 4) ($2.99): It's Prequel time boys, babies, and ladies.  You ever wonder what happened before Benjamin Button Chris Evans turned into Steve Rogers Chris Evans?  Well wonder no more.  IM Legacy scribe Fred Van Lente and Cap artist Luke Ross bring you a tale of the early days in the life of Chris Evans Cap.  Personally, I want to know what happens after Benjamin Button Chris Evans turns into Steve Rogers Chris Evans, but I guess I'm out of luck. ;D

FEAR ITSELF #2 (OF 7) FEAR   ($3.99): Well cut my nuggets and put them in a Happy Meal, was Matt Fraction's first issue actually good?  Yup.  This IM light(which could be why it was good) event mini takes another turn as the hammers fall to the Earth so hard you'd think they used to have a rap career.  The Worthy are chosen while Thor is imprisoned by his father.  Can Steve "Please don't let Fraction take over my book too" Rogers rally the troops before it's too late?

THOR IRON MAN PREM HC GOD COMPLEX   ($19.99): The eternal question is answered here: Do other heroes even like Tony Stark?  Find your answer here as Marvel's Hollywood stars face off against The High Evolutionary and the menace known as Diablo.           

This Saturday is Free Comic Book Day so be sure to hit your nearby comic shops.  Most will have some awesome sales.  Also, there is no free IM comic that I know of, but there is a Cap\Thor one.   


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on May 10, 2011, 01:46:34 AM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this slim Wednesday (5/11):

NEW AVENGERS #12 ($3.99): There are things in this world that cannot be denied like the sky is blue, trees are green, and Superia is about to get a arrow up her a$$ courtesy of Hawkeye.  With Mockingbird about to flat line, Hawkeye seeks revenge.  If that weren't enough (and apparently it isn't so Bendis has to drag it out with another story), Nick Fury's first team of Avengers (bull$#!!) that include Kraven the Hunter and Sabertooth (Super Bull$#!!) find themselves at the mercy of Captain America.

That's it for this week folks.  Both Avengers 13 and IM 504 ship next week, so ready yourself now to throw up and say "AWESOME!" at the same time.   



Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: stark182 on May 10, 2011, 01:13:46 PM
Quote
That's it for this week folks.  Both Avengers 13 and IM 504 ship next week, so ready yourself now to throw up and say "AWESOME!" at the same time.
   

hahahaha...so true


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on May 16, 2011, 10:58:53 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Fearful Wednesday (5/18):

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #504 FEAR ($3.99): Holy sandwich bread with ham and honey, did I just see Bethany Cabe's name in an IM comic?  Tony's looking to trade one armor-toting red head for another as he orders "Lite-Brite" Pepper Potts to bring the stunning Ms. Cabe back into the fold.  But before Tony and Beth can get reacquainted (bed sheets and all), Tony must stop the Grey Gargoyle from turning Paris into a city of gargoyles that will...just stand there?  Ok, I never got the guy's motivations', but at least Tony has somebody to hit.

AVENGERS #13 FEAR ($3.99): THE FEAR IS HERE!  Faced with rioting on the streets and Thor taken by Odin, IM and the Avengers recall all the events that brought them here.  Will Tony be brought to blame again?  I hope so because I have a bone to pick with him.  Did you know he got peanut butter in my chocolate?  That sonofawitchdoctor.

AVENGERS ACADEMY #14 ($2.99): THE FEAR IS...not here?  After laying the cosmic smackdown on cosmic Korvac, the Academy kids take on Electro and The Sinister Six.  I hope they've packed more than a gay computer programmer and a lady with an RT in her chest that emits bright light because that one-two punch didn't work the last time this sinister crew came a crashin.

CAPTAIN AMERICA FIRST VENGEANCE #2 (OF 4) ($2.99): I'm tired of boring ol' solits, so it's Slam Poetry time.

Bucky and Cap \ Bucky and Cap \ How did they meet \ Bucky and Cap \ In a big World War \ Tossin Nazis on the floor \ Bucky and Cap \ Lente gots the story \ Ross gots the art \ Prequal time baby \ Knowin how it starts \ Bucky and Cap \ Shield flyin high \ Bullets in the sky \ Marvel needs your money \ To keep the movies comin \ Iron Man 3 \ Dependent on your green \ This going nowhere \ So gonna stop the flow here \ Bucky and Cap.

Typhon out.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Ralph6669 on May 17, 2011, 04:04:55 PM
slam poetry?

you sir are a genius.

full of surprises.

please teach me your art


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: The IronJedi on May 17, 2011, 08:36:11 PM
August Solicits are up @ CBR (http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=32360).

Avengers #16: 8|?|11

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/2df0e8a6.jpg)

Fear Itself #5: 8|?|11

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/39dad34d.jpg)

Invincible Iron Man #507: 8|?|11

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/INVIM507_COVcol.jpg)

Iron Man 2.0 (aka War Machine v. III) #7.1: 8|?|11

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/IMTWOPOPO007_cvrcol.jpg)

Iron Man 2.0 (aka War Machine v. III) #8: 8|?|11

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/IMTWOPO008_COVcol.jpg)

The Iron Age #3: 8|?|11

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/30ee3f5d.jpg)

The Iron Age Omega: 8|?|11

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/TBDAZZLER001_cov.jpg)

Secret Avengers #16: 8|?|11

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/bbe6faaf.jpg)


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Roger A Ott II on May 17, 2011, 10:48:24 PM
Not one of those covers reached out and said, "Buy me!"


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: davishi on May 17, 2011, 11:46:55 PM
My goodness has Salvador Larocca's art deteriorated since he first took over this book...


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron Mark on May 18, 2011, 01:55:27 AM
Iron Man 2.0 #7.1 just sounds silly. It's only 7 issues in, why does it need a .1 issue? I have my hopes the title will shine but a good amount of doubt to go with it too.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: RIM on May 18, 2011, 05:53:58 AM
Not one of those covers reached out and said, "Buy me!"
Haha, fyeah! More like: "REJECT US! DERPFICTION MAGIC (A.K.A FRACTION MAGIC)."


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: IronManKyle on May 18, 2011, 04:55:45 PM
The covers might look a little bland, but The Iron Age is really good to me! And I think its a great idea that its not a looooong drawn out plot lasting most of the year, it looks like it's just a few issues with some 1-shots along side. That's the way to do it!!!


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on May 23, 2011, 09:35:44 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (5/25):

CAPTAIN AMERICA #618 ($3.99): THE FEAR... hasn't hit Russia yet.  Trapped in an never ending Chuck Norris film, Bucky "I can't remember if I'm still Cap or not" Barnes must face BORIS BULLSKI (the original T-Man is back) in mortal combat if he is to survive life in the Russian Gulag.  Meanwhile, having narrowly survived a vicious attack by an upgraded Titanium Man, Steve "I can't remember if I'm still Cap or not" Rogers searches for answers.  How sad is it that T-Man is a bigger presence in a Cap story than an IM one? 

IRON MAN 2.0 #5 FEAR   ($2.99): BUT THE FEAR IS HERE!  Washington is in disarray, and it's up to Rhodey to save the day.  Taking a sideways jaunt from the Palmer Addy case, WM must side with Iron Fist and the Immortal Weapons to save the capital from THE RAPTU...  hold on, my imaginary psychic Badger friend says the Rapture never happened.  Dammit Matt Fraction, can't you get anything right???

SECRET AVENGERS #13 FEAR   ($3.99): THE FEAR IS HERE TOO!  You've been played for a fool twice WM and Secret Avengers scribe Nick Spencer.  The Rapture didn't happen.  But since I don't want people to look down on you, I'll play along.  Rhodey, Beast, and Ant-Man face the blitzkrieg in Washington only to find that Freedom, not Fear, may be their biggest obstacle.   I'll tell ya, that Matt Fraction must be good at pranks. I bet he can even get people to think Invincible Iron Man is a great comic.

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN PREM HC VOL 07 MY MONSTERS ($19.99): Here's proof it's not.  This title collects
IRON MAN ANNUAL #1 and INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #500.1 and #500, plus the story of Howard and Maria Stark's first meeting from INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #503!




Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on May 30, 2011, 09:10:54 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (6/1):

AVENGERS ACADEMY #14 POINT ONE ($2.99): It's time to jump on the kiddy train folks 'cause the POINT ONE train is here.  During his dark reign, Norman " Wannabe Iron Man" Osborn (anybody else look back at Iron Patriot and wonder why no hero ever came out and said how incredibly stupid that was because it was stupid)  plucked these young recruits out with the goal of molding them into the world's greatest villains, but what about the ones who didn't make the academy?   Discover here the other young recruits Norman got his hands on (this is really starting to sound like a bad SVU episode) and just what the Avengers plan on doing with them.   

FEAR ITSELF #3 (OF 7) FEAR ($3.99): With Washington in ruins, Sin and The Worthy look to destroy the world.  Now it's up to Bucky " I don't get a movie costume" Barnes and his pack of Avengers (funny how just carrying a shield makes you team leader and I thought the new Captain Kirk got promoted fast) to save the day.  With an ending promising the fall of a major Marvel hero,  could this be the first step in Steve reclaiming the shield?  NOT fan-fave IM scribe Matt Fraction brings the third book of fear here.

SHIELD #1 ($3.99): I admit that I haven't got to reading the first volume of this series yet, but I know there are more than a few members on this board who have sung it's praises, so here it is.  FF writer Jonathan Hickman reveals the secret history of Michelangelo.  With all his influence, can he stop Newton and Da Vinci from beating the holy hell out of each other and destroying Shield in the process?  With a small week like this, it's always good to give a new book a try.   


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Roger A Ott II on May 30, 2011, 11:36:16 PM
I only got around to reading SHIELD in the last couple months.  A very interesting story, with a lot of historical figures being intertwined with Marvel Universe characters.  Howard Stark and Nathaniel Richards figured prominently in the first series, and I'm sure they'll be back in this one.

I highly recommend picking this second volume up.  Plus, there's something extra that's really really cool in the first issue. :)


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on June 07, 2011, 01:18:40 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (6/8):

IRON AGE ALPHA #1 ($2.99): It's Iron Man, Star Trek: First Contact style.  The Dark Phoenix has returned and wiped out the entire Marvel U ( I heard she was yelling "This is for frackkin X3!").  Caught in a time warp, Tony Stark must search the past for heroes capable of defeating the deadliest saucy redhead the Marvel U has ever known.  Dark Wolverine writer Rob Williams and Ms. Marvel artist Rebekah Issacs bring us the opening chapter in this time sprawling saga.

NEW AVENGERS #13 ($3.99): As Mockingbird lay dying (Jeezus woman, either die or not.  It's been like 50 issues already.  Even comic book women take forever), Hawkeye and Wolverine play bad cop\scary Motherf*&$^er with claws on a HAMMER tech for info on Superia.  All this plus Nick Fury as the first Avenger?

AVENGERS WEST COAST PREM HC FAMILY TIES DM VAR ED 64 ($34.99): Relive the glorious day a red and silver Iron Man joined the best team to never see an Essentials collection in this hardcover celebrating the opening adventures of the West Coast Avengers.   Collects WEST COAST AVENGERS (1985) #1-9 and VISION & THE SCARLET WITCH (1985) #1-2.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on June 13, 2011, 09:39:19 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (6/15):

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #505 FEAR ($3.99): The FEAR CONTINUES HERE!  It looks like ol' Gargoyle is grumpy, and it's up to The Iron Man (that just sounds stupid) to stop him.  With the population of Paris turned to stone, can The Iron Man (still stupid) find a cure before the death toll rises from hundreds to thousands?  Find out here as the Fear comes head to head with The Iron Man.  And no Mr. Fraction,  "The Iron Man" does not sound cooler the more you say it.  The Typhon says so.

AVENGERS #14 FEAR ($3.99): The FEAR IS STILL HERE.  It's a talking heads roundtable when the main Avengers take the stage (including Ms. Marvel who can't seem to remember which team she's on).  The Avengers reveal their greatest fears (I heard Rulk fears the cheesy bread) as the blitzkrieg on the world continues.
 
AVENGERS ACADEMY #15 FEAR ($2.99): Flashbang the closet and set those booby traps under the bed because it's time for the kids to feel THE FEAR!  That's right the Fear has hit Avenger Academy, but is it Giant-Man who has to worry?  Find out here as the kids get their first taste of war.  Imagine the beach scene in "Saving Private Ryan" but without all the gore, swearing, sand, boats, water, and a Mexican dinosaur kid instead of Tom Hanks, and it's just like that movie.  With less Matt Damon. 

CAPTAIN AMERICA CORPS #1 (OF 5) ($2.99): One Cap, Two Cap, Red Cap, Blue Cap...  and Bucky.  They say you aren't a great hero till you get a corps of your own and now ol' wing head can safely walk with ranks of Green Lantern, Flash, Nova and Deadpool.  When a commando mission of the cosmic kind arises, the galaxy calls 5 Captain Americas from 5 different times.  Join American Dream, US Agent, Commander A, Steve "I wanna punch Hitler in 3D" Rogers, and Bucky "My LCS didn't get Fear Itself #3 yet" Barnes for a mission that will decide the fate of the galaxy. 

CAPTAIN AMERICA FIRST VENGEANCE #3 (OF 4) ($2.99): A new tale by Roger Stern.  Have you wondered just how the Stark Family (a family of thieves and butchers, I hear) were involved in the creation of movie verse Cap?  Well wonder no more as the tale of how Howard Stark, the future father of The Iron Man (nope, still doesn't work), gets his hands on Chris Evans Cap is revealed here.  And the grossness of that image begins in 3,2,1... 



Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on June 20, 2011, 08:52:46 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (6/22):

CARNAGE #5 (OF 5) ($3.99): When rednecks attack!!  Carnage is ready to eat brains and eat brains... and he really wants to eat brains.  Can Tony and Spidey channel their inner 90's gamer and" punch-punch-web shot" their way to victory?  It can't be that hard.  I kicked Carnage's ass before and I was only 13.  SEGA GENESIS REPRESENT!!!

IRON MAN 2.0 #6 FEAR   ($2.99): THE FEAR IS HERE!  What do you get when you mix a white martial arts champion and a African American soldier equipped with laser guided rockets?  Nope, not an  American Ninja sequel  (because that would be too awesome), but Rhodey and Iron Fist out to stop two of the Worthy before one of them becomes Worthy like the other Worthy... Rhodey and Iron Fist have to beat the crap out of the Absorbing Man before he picks up a hammer.  It's like the 1st Hulk movie only you can actually see what's going on. 

SECRET AVENGERS #14 FEAR   ($3.99): THE FEAR DOESN'T STOP HERE: When battle calls, Steve "I told you to save that $10 for my movie" Rogers sends in his deadliest operative: Valkyrie.  Charged with leading the miltary against Sin's forces, the Asgardian Goddess must ignore her fear and the ogling eyes of her men (Stop staring at her private, Private) if she is to save Midgard.

CAPTAIN AMERICA #619 ($3.99): THE FEAR... hasn't happened yet in Russia.  Following his Fight Night with T-Man Boris B., Bucky "FU Mr. Fraction" Barnes finds himself betrayed in the Gulag.  Meanwhile, with Black Widow gone rogue (has anybody tried looking in New Mexico), Steve "A good first trailer means everything" Rogers is out to discover who sent the new T-Man to kill him and how it involves the Gulag.         


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Chaos on June 22, 2011, 05:55:43 PM
While I still question Marvel's decision to put out an issue every two months rather than just pushing the date back for the artist, I have found this series quite enjoyable. Likely it will be remembered more for the unique style of art but I thought it's been good all around. I'm looking forward to the conclusion of the saga.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Roger A Ott II on June 23, 2011, 08:22:21 AM
Um, which series are you referring to?


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron Mark on June 23, 2011, 11:03:48 AM
I believe he was referring to Carnage which was a bi-monthly book. And I have to agree, I mean, look at Avengers: Children's Crusade, it is bi-monthly book too, but it's a 7 issue limited series... that is long time to wait for one story!


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Chaos on June 23, 2011, 07:18:35 PM
Yeah, I meant Carnage. Forgot to quote Typhon's post.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Roger A Ott II on June 24, 2011, 09:01:42 AM
look at Avengers: Children's Crusade, it is bi-monthly book too, but it's a 7 issue limited series... that is long time to wait for one story!

I think it might be 9 issues.  Still, your point stands...


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on June 27, 2011, 09:10:37 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (6/29):

IRON AGE #1 (OF 3) ($4.99): If Tony Stark tells you Jean Grey has destroyed the world, don't listen to him because this is the 70's and that man is always drunk.  If he tells you he knows this happened because he's from the future, don't listen 'cause he's drunk.  If Tony tells you he needs your help in the past to save the future, the man is drunk.  If a second Tony tells you a sober Tony came from the future, stole his armor, and is recruiting heroes to help stop the destruction of the world... he's drunk but 100% reliable.  Join writers Christos Gage and Rob Williams in the first issue of this new Iron mini.

AVENGERS CHILDRENS CRUSADE #6 (OF 9) ($3.99): 5 Space Ranger bucks to whoever can still remember just what the Yoda is going on in this mini.  Well, the Scarlet Witch is alive and, after an almost wedding with Dr. Doom (not a sex tape I want to see), she remembers everything.  Now the Avengers, Kree, and an army of Ultrons are out to kill her with only the Young Avengers standing in their way.       

FEAR ITSELF BLACK WIDOW #1 FEAR ($3.99): THE FEAR SHOWS UP HERE!  Although Paris looks like the world's largest Garden Gnome emporium thanks to the Grey Gargoyle, a few have survived and it's up to Natasha to make sure they stay that way.  Still reeling from the events of "Fear Itself #3," the Widow must take down a crack team of mercenaries before facing her own greatest FEAR.  If you don't want to read the issue, I'll tell you her fear: zipping her uniform all the way up.  She's afraid the zipper will choke her.  Dumb, I know, but it's fear I can totally get behind.

CAPTAIN AMERICA FIRST VENGEANCE #4 (OF 4) ($2.99): It's almost movie time, fellas, but before Steve "tell the fanboys I brought my helmet" Rogers  can trade your $10 movie ticket for a war bond, he has face the Red Skull.  Will he win?  Will he lose?  Will this story ever be mentioned again?  Find out here in the final chapter of this prequel to the movie you all know you are going to see.  Yes, I'm pointing at you.   No, I will not stop.  You can't make me. 

CAPTAIN AMERICA AMERICAS AVENGER #1 ($4.99): It's handbook time and somewhere in the deep wilderness, a Roger A Ott II is crying with joy.  Get the skinny on all of Cap's friends and foes so you can impress your friends with your mighty Cap knowledge at Denny's after the midnight show.               


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Roger A Ott II on June 27, 2011, 11:00:26 PM
CAPTAIN AMERICA AMERICAS AVENGER #1 ($4.99): It's handbook time and somewhere in the deep wilderness, a Roger A Ott II is crying with joy.  Get the skinny on all of Cap's friends and foes so you can impress your friends with your mighty Cap knowledge at Denny's after the midnight show.               

I didn't work on this one because I opted to take on profiles for other Handbooks coming later in the year, but I did see this during the proofing stage and it's got some good stuff.  If your a Cap fan, you should enjoy it.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on June 28, 2011, 12:54:41 AM
CAPTAIN AMERICA AMERICAS AVENGER #1 ($4.99): It's handbook time and somewhere in the deep wilderness, a Roger A Ott II is crying with joy.  Get the skinny on all of Cap's friends and foes so you can impress your friends with your mighty Cap knowledge at Denny's after the midnight show.               

I didn't work on this one because I opted to take on profiles for other Handbooks coming later in the year, but I did see this during the proofing stage and it's got some good stuff.  If your a Cap fan, you should enjoy it.

To be honest, I just threw your name in there because I was trying to be clever, and because your love of Marvel Handbooks is well known on this board.  I thought it'd give the members and you a little chuckle.   

Also when and if you can, let us know when the books you are working on are coming out, so I can add them to the solicits. 


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on July 05, 2011, 08:54:21 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this very small Wednesday (7/6):

FEAR ITSELF #4 FEAR ($3.99): It was all fun and games, but now someone got hurt.  Forced to deal with the death of one of their own, Steve "I threw my Red Skull action figure in the blender" Rogers becomes Captain America once again (and what great timing too), and leads Tony, Thor, and the Avengers against Sin and the Worthy. 

That's all for this week.  If you got some extra cash, do yourself a favor and grab some recent IM\Avenger trades.  I highly recommend  IM\Thor: God Complex and Avengers by Bendis.  And be here next week for the 1st issue of Captain America (it's a new series, it's by Brubaker, and it's not a reboot) and the 2nd volume of Bendis's Avengers featuring IM and the Infinity Gauntlet.  Yeah, it rocked. 
 


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on July 11, 2011, 09:26:43 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this very small Wednesday (7/13):

IRON AGE #2 (OF 3) FANTASTIC FOUR FRENZ VAR ($4.99): Tony's in the thick of it now.  Time jumping like an NBC icon (you all know you watched it), Iron Man finds himself face to face with the not yet resurrected Johnny Storm (my money's on 2013).  Burdened with knowing Johnny's fate, Tony must enlist his help to save the future.  But before Phoenix can be dealt with: Luke Cage.  And don't nobody screw with a brotha in a tiara.  That the first thing they teach you in the hood.       

Also be aware that this book will ship with two different covers and two different titles.  One says The Iron Age featuring FF and the other says Luke Cage and Iron Fist.  You only need to buy one since both stories are contained in each book.  I accidently bought both covers for issue 1 and my LCS retailer didn't even know both books were the same.  Do check first to be sure though.   

CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 ($3.99): Cap's saga begins\continues here.  Following the events of Fear Itself (presumably), Steve "I'm Cap again Typhon, so knock it off" Rogers and Sharon Carter take on whatever challenges await them in the Marvel U.  What the hell is going on in this issue, I don't know, but it's by Ed Brubaker and Steve McNiven and that's all I need to know. 

NEW AVENGERS #14 FEAR ($3.99): With the Worthy having turned the Thing into ... a thing, The New Avengers are on high alert and must face one of their own.  Also, it's time to learn more about the woman who is quickly turning into the Avengers version of Jean Grey.  That's right, it's time for talking heads, the Mockingbird edition.

AVENGERS BY BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS PREM HC VOL 02 ($24.99): Iron Man + Infinity Gauntlet = AWESOME!!!         

Be prepared for a double dose of Iron next week as Rhodey's Fear adventure continues in 2.0, and the fallout from Tony's deal with Odin begins in IM.   


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on July 18, 2011, 06:51:23 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Captain Americariffic Wednesday (7/20):

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #506 FEAR ($3.99): Brace yourself fellas 'cause the Demon's out of the bottle and ready to drunk dial your sister (My iron heart only beats for you baby.  Like massive rpms).  After sacrificing his sobriety in exchange for the means to defeat the Worthy, Tony finds himself entrenched deep within the forges where Thor's mighty hammer was born.  Assisted by dwarves who only words like ^%&$^ and &#%$^, Tony must fight through the fear if he hopes to defeat it.  No biggie though.  If he fails, he can always "bbbblame it on the alcohol \ blame it on the alcohol."  Yes, Typhon knows a rap song.  Word to your mother.

IRON MAN 2.0 #7 FEAR   ($2.99): THE FEAR IS HERE AND IT BROUGHT A MONKEY.  Suffering a hangover of a different kind, Rhodey, Iron Fist and the Immortal Weapons must shake off the whopping handed out by the Absorbing Man if they are to stop the Worthy from destroying China.   Adding to their troubles are a hellmouth and The Monkey King who is craving a hammer like DC is attention.  Bet running around in an "outdated" armored tank of a suit doesn't seem so bad now, does it Rhodey? 

AVENGERS #15 FEAR ($3.99): THE FEAR BROUGHT THE LOVE HERE.  With Avengers Tower demolished, Bucky dead, Rulk punched out of the atmosphere, Thor dealing with the many split ends in his hair, and Tony running up a bar tab, it's nice to know two Avengers can find each other.  Who will bump uglies when the Fear is over?  I don't know, but if it doesn't involve the ONE woman on the team then... well... I always thought there was more to that purple costume than Hawkeye was letting on.

I write these solits based on the shipping list provided by Diamond.  That said, some websites have Avengers Academy #16 and Captain America Corps #2 with a Wednesday release.  I don't know if they are shipping or not, but if you are reading these titles (and you all really should be reading Academy) then keep an eye out for them. 

Have fun, watch Cap, and meet me back here next week where we will discuss Secret Avengers, Captain America and Bucky, and the heroic story of a dog who swallowed his owner's Iron Man DVD one night, only to awaken the next morning with red and gold fur.  This is Today on NBC.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on July 25, 2011, 11:43:00 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (7/27):

CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BUCKY #620 ($2.99): I know what you're saying.  "But Typhon, that faceplate pulling mother#&$^@* is dead.  How in Yoda's godly green ears did he get a title?"  First I'll say please take off that Green Lantern mask and get out of my closet because you're freaking me out, and second I'll say because it's nice to have 2 Cap books when there's a movie out, so why the hell not.  Bucky may be gone, but his story lives on in this retooling of the previous Captain America series.   Learn the truth behind the former but soon -to-be Winter Soldier as Brubaker and co-writer Marc Andreyko  chronicle Bucky's early days.  And for those of you thinking this book is an easy pass, if you don't buy it, Black Widow will come into your room at night and put a plastic bag over your head.  Which isn't that bad a thing really.  Normally you pay extra for that kind of service...

SECRET AVENGERS #15 FEAR   ($3.99): There ain't no catfight like a superlady catfight 'cause a superlady catfight means ripped spandex.  Witness our favorite crimson haired Avenger begin her quest for Crossbones's skully faced squeeze as the Black Widow looks for revenge against Sin.  Now if you thought passing on Bucky's book was bad, just imagine what'll she'll do to you if you pass her book up.  I'll give you a hint.  It involves a rusty knife, plastic ties, and curly fries.  That's all I'll say.

CAPTAIN AMERICA CORPS #2 (OF 5) ($2.99): What do you get when you mix 5 Captains with one fracked up future?  If you answered "a shameless movie cash grab," then I'd say you're right.  Follow triangle shield Steve Rogers and Bucky Cap– joined by US Agent (the mean one), American Dream (the one with boobs) and Commander A (the one they made up to get to the number 5) - as they fight to save the future. In all seriousness, it's written by classic Cap scribe Roger Stern and had a fun 1st issue.  

AVENGERS ACADEMY #16 FEAR ($2.99): THE FEAR HAD TO POP UP SOMEWHERE.  It's time for the grownups to step up as Pym and company battle Absorbing Man and Titania.  Meanwhile, the kids of the Academy learn war ain't all light sabers and cinnamon roll hair princesses as the Fear rolls on.

Well that's it for this week.  Join me here next week when Rhodey gets the spotlight in a .1 special that hopefully won't make me throw up like a certain Fraction penned one.  




Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Roger A Ott II on July 25, 2011, 11:58:09 PM
I'm gonna get Cap & Bucky #620 based just on your solicit!

My word, but that's funny stuff.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: The IronJedi on July 27, 2011, 05:52:56 PM
October Solicits are up @ Newsarama (http://www.newsarama.com/comics/marvel-october-2011-solicitations-110725.html), Marvel, etc..

Avengers #18: 10|?|11

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/18112a6c.jpg)

Avengers 1959 #1 & 2: 10|?|11

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/bbd4ea66.jpg)

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/07c2ef51.jpg)

Invincible Iron Man #509: 10|?|11

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/fae5b2dc.jpg)

Iron Man 2.0 (aka War Machine v. III) #10: 10|?|11

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/8e15dae3.jpg)

New Avengers #17: 10|?|11

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/e852f9d2.jpg)

Secret Avengers #18: 10|?|11

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/8bdc11e1.jpg)


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Chaos on July 27, 2011, 06:47:45 PM
That's a mighty fine Avengers cover there.

The IM cover with the IM?Destroyer armor is pretty cool, but I'm sure Fraction will ruin the story somehow.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Roger A Ott II on July 27, 2011, 07:43:46 PM
That Secret Avengers cover is simultaneously cool and disturbing.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on August 01, 2011, 11:03:00 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (8/3):

IRON MAN 2.0 #7 POINT ONE   ($2.99): I, Typhon, have come to a decision.  You guys owe me for all the work I do here week after week.  Until I am paid 3 American dollars by each member here, I will no longer post solits.  I will not tell you that this .1 issue of Rhodey's book has our new and improved War Machine back on the Palmer Addley case.  Nor will I tell you that Rhodey's mission involves him going to a Paris that is under attack by some Ultron-faced baddies.  Or that Rhodey must use all his new tech to defeat them in this perfect jumping on point for this long running (by WM standards) Iron Man spinoff.  Nope.  I WILL NOT TELL YOU ANYTHING about this issue written by Nick Spencer!  Nothing!  Nothing!  I... crap.  Nevermind.

AVENGERS ACADEMY #17 FEAR ($2.99): THE FEAR IS SLAPPING SOME KIDS HERE!  With their instructors still getting their "back it ups" handed to them by the Worthy, The kids of Avengers Academy find themselves trapped in their own headquarters with some of the worst minions of the Worthy and all without parental supervision.  Will this lead to a night of paint-sniffing and 'Skinamax movies" or the forging of new heroes?  If they need pointers, they should call KItty Pryde since she already did this in the 80's ALL BY HERSELF. 

SHIELD #2   ($2.99): Howard Stark.  SHIELD.  TESLA.  All 3 things are awesome and all 3 things are in this issue.  Nuff said.

That's it for this slim week.  Join me here next week as we celebrate Fear Itself coming that much closer to being over and done with as well as another chapter of Luke Cage's Avengers.   


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Ironghost on August 01, 2011, 11:14:01 PM
I was trying to think of a good word to use to describe how much I'm liking the Shield series, but then they gave me this restraining order....


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Tetragrammaton on August 01, 2011, 11:16:21 PM
Typhon; do you accept paypal?


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron YoJimBo on August 02, 2011, 08:25:45 AM
I just picked up the 2.0 series gonn have to re read it to form a solid opinion. I'll say one thing though, how the heck can you hate on ANY man made armor that can survive a ground zero nuking?  ::)


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on August 08, 2011, 09:23:56 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (8/10):

IRON AGE #3 (OF 3) J DJURDJEVIC VAR ($4.99): The Phoenix, the greatest threat the world has ever known (suck it Galactus) is bent on destroying everything Tony Stark holds dear.  Trapped in the 70's, Tony must recruit the greatest mutant of the disco era: Dazzler.  Because when the Phoenix comes a knocking, it's up to roller skates and strobe lights to do the talking.  FYI: this issue ships with two different covers and two different titles but both contain the exact same material.

FEAR ITSELF #5 (OF 7) FEAR   ($3.99): It's Thor vs Thing vs Hulk in a battle so epic you'll say "But Typhon, there's no way these guys will actually kill each other because they all got their own books and somebody's already died in this event already so all this is doing is giving McNiven something to draw but at least now we know Fraction knows what a fight scene is."  And I'll say "Right on, fool.  Now snap into a Slim Jim."

NEW AVENGERS #15 FEAR ($3.99): This comic contains two pages of Squirrel Girl kicking the crap out of Wolverine.  Not Ultimate Wolverine or tall Hugh Jackman Wolverine, but regular 616, Cyclops slapping, Magneto stabbing, Wolverine.   COMIC OF THE YEAR!

That's it for this week.  Join me here next week when we'll learn about Avengers, Cap's 2nd issue, why you should be reading Avengers Academy, and just how many AI Forum members does it take to tear a copy of next weeks IM #507.  My answer is 2 (I have really flabby arms).   


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on August 15, 2011, 08:59:48 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (8/17):

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #507 FEAR ($3.99): There is only one way to discuss this issue and it is through the lyrics of the greatest rapper of all time: MC Hammer.

To the tune of "U Can't Touch This." 

Yeah, yeah, yeah\
this run sucks so hard\ Makes my say "Oh, my Lord"\ Fraction, why can't you see\ Pepper ain't the hero of this dope title I read\
I get mad\when I don't see my Tony\ That super dope homie that don't need the alchi\ But it's only Pepper I see\ And this time she's taking on Sasha and the Grey GG\ I won't touch this\
(bump bump bump bump bump bump bump bump)
I told you, Marvel\ I won't touch this\
(bump bump bump bump bump bump bump) 
Bring back Kaminski or J.J.Miller please\ I won't touch this\
(bump bump bump bump bump bump bump) 
Hear my A.I. brothers, man\ They won't touch this\
(bump bump bump bump bump bump bump) 
Yo, are Dave M. and the Layton free\ Howabout me\ till then\ Won't touch this

AVENGERS #16 FEAR ($3.99): THE FEAR IS HERE AND NOW IT'S TALKING.  That's right my Jell-o fearing friends (you know who you are) It's talking heads time again as the Avengers go word happy on the death of one of their own.  Seriously though, what is there to say?  "Remember how he was standing when Kang took us through time?  Remember the look on his face when Rulk flew through the window?"  Seriously, it's bad when Hellcat has a cooler Avengers resume than you.

AVENGERS ACADEMY #18 FEAR ($2.99): THE FEAR IS HERE TOO AND READY TO KICK OUR FUTURE IN THE TACOS.  The kids at Avenger's Academy are learning that saving the world isn't all sunbeams and Paramount films.  With hammer powered Absorbing Man and Titanna pursuing them, the kids need to hero up and fast or else it's 6 months in limbo and your movie rights sent to Fox.  Yes, tis a sad fate indeed.

CAPTAIN AMERICA #2 ($3.99): THE FEAR... isn't allowed here because this Cap is bashing heads and saying "Bubba, please."  A mysterious assassin from Cap's past is out for blood.  While Nick Fury and Sharron Carter investigate, Cap must enter the "way back machine" in his mind and recall the mission that caused yet another one of his friends to turn into an assassin.  That Steve Rogers really is America: either you love him or you want to shoot up a mall.

CAPTAIN AMERICA CORPS #3 (OF 5) ($2.99): NO FEAR... BUT FIVE CAPS ARE HERE.  Old Cap, Bucky Cap, Mean Cap, Booby Cap, Future Cap.  We got all kinds in this alternate dimension mini series that shows us what happens when a world is without a real man in star-spangled underpants (No, bad picture in my head, make it go away).  Damn you Roger Stern and your well written mini-series that shows the importance Cap has in the Marvel U.  Damn you for your part in my crazy.

That's all I have for this week.  Join me here next week for more already-happened-but-you-didn't-know-about-them adventures with Bucky and Cap, the end of The Iron Age, and an update on the Fraggle that's stalking me.  She ate my dog.             



Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: IronManKyle on August 17, 2011, 08:31:16 PM

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #507 FEAR ($3.99): There is only one way to discuss this issue and it is through the lyrics of the greatest rapper of all time: MC Hammer.

To the tune of "U Can't Touch This." 

Yeah, yeah, yeah\
this run sucks so hard\ Makes my say "Oh, my Lord"\ Fraction, why can't you see\ Pepper ain't the hero of this dope title I read\
I get mad\when I don't see my Tony\ That super dope homie that don't need the alchi\ But it's only Pepper I see\ And this time she's taking on Sasha and the Grey GG\ I won't touch this\
(bump bump bump bump bump bump bump bump)
I told you, Marvel\ I won't touch this\
(bump bump bump bump bump bump bump) 
Bring back Kaminski or J.J.Miller please\ I won't touch this\
(bump bump bump bump bump bump bump) 
Hear my A.I. brothers, man\ They won't touch this\
(bump bump bump bump bump bump bump) 
Yo, are Dave M. and the Layton free\ Howabout me\ till then\ Won't touch this


haha, what?   Typhon needs some rest.  pretty funny though..  :D


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron YoJimBo on August 17, 2011, 09:07:02 PM
Go blow off some steam, beat up on punks in arkham asylum. That always gives me a giggle.  8)


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on August 17, 2011, 11:30:46 PM

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #507 FEAR ($3.99): There is only one way to discuss this issue and it is through the lyrics of the greatest rapper of all time: MC Hammer.

To the tune of "U Can't Touch This." 

Yeah, yeah, yeah\
this run sucks so hard\ Makes my say "Oh, my Lord"\ Fraction, why can't you see\ Pepper ain't the hero of this dope title I read\
I get mad\when I don't see my Tony\ That super dope homie that don't need the alchi\ But it's only Pepper I see\ And this time she's taking on Sasha and the Grey GG\ I won't touch this\
(bump bump bump bump bump bump bump bump)
I told you, Marvel\ I won't touch this\
(bump bump bump bump bump bump bump) 
Bring back Kaminski or J.J.Miller please\ I won't touch this\
(bump bump bump bump bump bump bump) 
Hear my A.I. brothers, man\ They won't touch this\
(bump bump bump bump bump bump bump) 
Yo, are Dave M. and the Layton free\ Howabout me\ till then\ Won't touch this


haha, what?   Typhon needs some rest.  pretty funny though..  :D

Typhon was working on a short film script this day, so Typhon was feeling creative.  However, Typhon got stuck on a challenging scene and had to write out of it someway.  Rants such as this sometimes are the result.  If you look back at past solicits, you can probably see when the writing process and Typhon were not on speaking terms.       


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Roger A Ott II on August 18, 2011, 07:32:47 AM
Typhon was working on a short film script this day, so Typhon was feeling creative.  However, Typhon got stuck on a challenging scene and had to write out of it someway.  Rants such as this sometimes are the result.  If you look back at past solicits, you can probably see when the writing process and Typhon were not on speaking terms.       

Sometimes the best thing you can do when you're stuck is go off on a tangent and "clean the pipes," by writing something completely different.  It works for me.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on August 22, 2011, 08:39:17 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (8/24):

IRON AGE OMEGA #1 ($2.99): It is real my friends, but you must tread quietly.  It spooks easily, this rare but magnificent creature.  If you look closely, you may indeed see a wonder in these pages of that endangered species we call Iron Man.  Come see him take on the Dark Phoenix and save the world from utter destruction in the final chapter of the Iron Age story.  But please, I ask that you keep your distance and do not startle him because... what was that sound?  Was that a repulsor whine?   Oh God, he's running.  NO!  PLEASE COME BACK!  WE WON'T HURT YOU!  MY NAME ISN'T MATT!  I SWEAR!  PLEASE COME BACK!  PLEASE!  WE MISS YOU!  Crap balls.

CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BUCKY #621 ($2.99): First missions are a lot like first dates.  There's some awkwardness and uncertainty, a lot of questions, a search for common ground, then a whole lot of sweating and grunting before you both pass out from exhaustion.  You know it.  I know it.  And after this issue, Bucky and Cap are going to know it too. 

That's it for this week.  Join me here again next week for some 2.0 action, some Secret Avengers that are avenging secretly, and a wonderful 30 minute recipe you can make with some noodles, ground beef, a pile of veggies, and some Fin Fang Foom cutlets.  It's what's for dinner tonight.             


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Tetragrammaton on August 22, 2011, 11:21:03 PM

IRON AGE OMEGA #1 ($2.99): It is real my friends, but you must tread quietly.  It spooks easily, this rare but magnificent creature.  If you look closely, you may indeed see a wonder in these pages of that endangered species we call Iron Man.  Come see him take on the Dark Phoenix and save the world from utter destruction in the final chapter of the Iron Age story.  But please, I ask that you keep your distance and do not startle him because... what was that sound?  Was that a repulsor whine?   Oh God, he's running.  NO!  PLEASE COME BACK!  WE WON'T HURT YOU!  MY NAME ISN'T MATT!  I SWEAR!  PLEASE COME BACK!  PLEASE!  WE MISS YOU!  Crap balls.
      

I am enjoying the mini-series almost as much as your previews. Hilarious!



Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Roger A Ott II on August 22, 2011, 11:24:54 PM
Iron Age has been really really good.  The only Iron Man in recent memory that hasn't caused my gag reflex to...well...reflex.

Sorry it's ending, though.  However, other writers should use this as the model for how to write a decent Iron Man story.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: The IronJedi on August 23, 2011, 01:51:02 PM
November Solicits are up @ CBR (http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=34012), Marvel, etc..

Avengers #19: 11|?|11

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/Avengers-019.jpg)

Fear Itself 7.02 (Iron Man) #7.02: 11|?|11

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/FEARITSLF-007-2.jpg)

History of the Marvel Universe 2011 (w/Roger Ott II): 11|?|11

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/83cdb2f7.jpg)

Invincible Iron Man #510: 11|?|11

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/IIM-510a.jpg)

Invincible Iron Man #510 Variant: 11|?|11

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/IIM-510b.jpg)

Iron Man 2.0 (aka War Machine v. III) #11: 11|?|11

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/4c7dccb8.jpg)

New Avengers #18: 11|?|11

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/8439ffd9.jpg)

Secret Avengers #19: 11|?|11

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/7aa7845a.jpg)

Secret Avengers #19 Variant: 11|?|11

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/190d3a75.jpg)


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron YoJimBo on August 23, 2011, 02:34:35 PM
I could have SWORN the last issue of IM 2.0 I picked up was 7, & then 7.1 . . .    did I miss a chrono jump or something ?   :o


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Roger A Ott II on August 23, 2011, 05:12:30 PM
That Secret Avengers variant is a riff off a Frank Quitely X-Men cover, isn't it?

My God, but I hated Quitely's art, therefore I'm biased against this cover already.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron YoJimBo on August 23, 2011, 05:28:39 PM
Wow that IIM 510 variant reminds me I gotta track down that armor in the four inch figures, & PRAY that they make that new WM armor for the next line !


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Chaos on August 23, 2011, 06:13:25 PM
That 510 variant cover is very nice. Too bad it will be all down hill from there.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: IronManKyle on August 24, 2011, 01:15:37 AM
I've said it before here, the artwork on the IM cover's is actually very good i think, not so much the inside art, then again, the covers are exciting and make you want to buy the issue. While the story inside are the worst IM stories ever.  :(


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on August 29, 2011, 11:34:18 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (8/31):

IRON MAN 2.0 #8   ($2.99): Who got troubles?  Rhodey got troubles.  Palmer Addley is stirring up trouble again as his newest robotic war machine (complete with little round glowing lights because it isn't an armor if it isn't all glowy) slaps Rhodey around in Dubai.  But our favorite Don Cheadle lookalike must face an even greater terror on America's soil: The Soccer Mom.  Indeed my friends, Rhodey is facing the darkest cesspool of the Marvel U. 

SECRET AVENGERS #16   ($3.99): The redheaded stepchild of the Avenger books gets a makeover as Warren Ellis jumps on the Secret Avengers.  Now that I have that picture in my head, I would totally buy a 22 page comic of Ellis literally jumping on the Avengers while Anne Hathaway spoon fed me a cherry ICEE on a beach while wearing a purple bikini so tiny that old ladies would call her a hussy while their husbands high-fived me.  I would stare into her eyes as the flickers of ICEE dripped off the spoon and onto her... WAIT, what are we talking about again?  Oh... the Secret Avengers secretly find a secret city hidden under the ground and it has nukes and Ellis is writing it and yada yada yada, I'm going back to my ICEE dream and I'll thank you to stay out of it.
 
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN PREM HC VOL 08 UNFIXABLE ($19.99): DAMN STRAIGHT!

That's it for this week.  For all you DC fans out there, the relaunch starts this week with Justice League #1.  Join me here next week for some Avengers action and a long and soulful discussion with Jedi Master Yoda about his controversial views on the Marvel U. and why he was rooting for the Skrulls during Secret Invasion.  See you then.   


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron YoJimBo on August 30, 2011, 07:23:58 AM

IRON MAN 2.0 #8   ($2.99): Who got troubles?  Rhodey got troubles.  Palmer Addley is stirring up trouble again as his newest robotic war machine (complete with little round glowing lights because it isn't an armor if it isn't all glowy) slaps Rhodey around in Dubai.  But our favorite Don Cheadle lookalike must face an even greater terror on America's soil: The Soccer Mom.  Indeed my friends, Rhodey is facing the darkest cesspool of the Marvel U. 


So far I  have to say I'm enjoying the writing on this more than the Dark Reign run.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on September 06, 2011, 12:14:20 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (9/7):

NEW AVENGERS ANNUAL #1 ($4.99): Simon "Wonder Man" Williams is not a happy Avenger.  They tried to kill his crazy witch of a love interest back in Disassembled, and Simon said that ain't cool.  Then they tried to kill her again when she turned up alive and married to Doctor Doom in the current Children's Crusade, and Simon said "we ain't X-Men and she ain't Jean Grey.  Back off."  But the straw that broke the "can't hold a solo title" hero's back was the membership of a certain Canadian mutant, and to the Simon said "Oh HELL NO!"  Thus, Simon has formed a new team to stop the Avengers... THE REVENGERS. 

I wonder how that sales pitch went.  "Hey buddy.  Want to help me Revenge?  Join me in the Revengacar and we will plot our Revengering.  No, this is not solicitation." 

SPIDER-ISLAND AVENGERS #1 SPI ($2.99): I know this is primarily a Spidey book, but you got to hear this team-up: Jessica Jones, Ms. Marvel,  Squirrel Girl, and Frog Man.  Trust me, this is cool.  It's like my ancient Aztec ancestors used to say:  "Life is good.  Life is grand.  Every comic is better with a Frog Man."

That's it for this week.  Remember that the DC relaunch is in full gear this week with Action Comics #1 as well as other titles.  Then be here next week when I will bring you some more new New Avengers and some new old Typhon puns.  Glory be to the Frog Man.         


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: The IronJedi on September 06, 2011, 12:22:42 PM
Say WHAT!


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Roger A Ott II on September 06, 2011, 06:24:14 PM
Frog-Man is...er...the man!  I've enjoyed his every appearance.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Chaos on September 09, 2011, 09:50:47 PM
Say WHAT!


That frame has about as much action as three Matt Fraction issues.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on September 13, 2011, 02:54:33 AM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (9/14):

FEAR ITSELF #6 (OF 7) FEAR   ($3.99): There are many things you can be in the Marvel U and be accepted.  You can be a teenage vampire or a mutant, a werewolf by night or a drunk in high tech armor, a black dude with a tiara or even a super cool and totally terrific Frog Man (Glory be to him).  You can be anything you want as long as you aren't dark.  You see, Dark Asgard is rising in this penultimate chapter to Fear Itself.  And if the Marvel U has taught me anything these past few years, it's that dark = bad.  Dark Avengers, Dark Reign, Dark X-Men, Dark Wolverine, Dark Phoenix,  Darkhawk, Dark Chocolate,  Dark Pokémon, Dark Jedi, Dark Mocha, Dark jeans, Dark Ages, Dark of the Moon, and Willie Nelson.  It's bad, homies.  Dark is bad. 

NEW AVENGERS #16 FEAR ($3.99): Because when evil Nazi death machines are destroying the world, you call the blind guy with a stick to save your a$$.  That's right my friends, Daredevil joins the New Avengers.  Apparently "New" means "People that can't go toe-to-toe with Ultron" because Yoda knows he never attacks the Avengers.

That's all for this week.  Remember that Thor hits blu-ray and dvd this week, and the DC relaunch includes Green Lantern #1 and Red Lanterns #1 for you GL fans.  Have fun with those then join me here next week for an onslaught of Avengers and Cap books as well as Iron Man.   




Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Ironghost on September 13, 2011, 03:02:42 PM
...but I liked Darkhawk!


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: The IronJedi on September 13, 2011, 07:57:38 PM
...but I liked Darkhawk!

It's a good thing you chose Willie Nelson b/c The Man in Black (r.e. Johnny Cash) might've taken issue with your black & white worldview.  ;) And I like Dark Chocolate...


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on September 20, 2011, 10:49:01 AM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (9/21):

Sorry for the delay (had to work a double shift yesterday), but here we go.

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #508 FEAR ($3.99): THE FEAR IS THIS BOOK IS STILL HERE!  You know those times when you're at a fancy restaurant and the waiter comes up with the pepper shaker and asks if you'd like some and you say "just a bit" because too much pepper can cause even the best meal to go bad.  Well, when a waiter asks Matt Fraction that question, he yells "pour it on mother$%^&#@!"  Yup, Pepper is back in action once again as she takes on Sasha Hammer and the Grey Gargoyle.  Yup, I just described this issue without mentioning Tony, Iron Man, the pronoun "him" or the adjective "good."  In other words, just another issue of Fraction's Iron Man.

AVENGERS #17 FEAR ($3.99); THE FEAR IS PLAYING MATCHMAKER HERE. Hawkeye and Spider-Woman sitting in a tree.  K i s s i n g.  First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes Hawkeye shooting the Red Skull's daughter in the throat.  Ultimates characterization represent.       

AVENGERS CHILDRENS CRUSADE #7 (OF 9) ($3.99): The Scarlet Witch is back, and the Avengers want to kill her.  The Scarlet Witch is back, and the X-Men want to kill her.  Is it still a hate crime if your own race wants Wolverine to "snikt" you in the face?

CAPTAIN AMERICA #3 ($3.99): Have you ever wondered what goes through Godzilla's head every time he fights Mecha Godzilla?  Imagine there you are just toppling a few buildings, minding your own business, when a creepy looking robot version of yourself shows up and wants to reenact scenes from Rocky 3.  Well Cap's about to find out as he faces a giant android version of himself as he tries to uncover which other old WW2 comrade is now an assassin trying to kill him. 

CAPTAIN AMERICA CORPS #4 (OF 5) ($2.99): So we got a cover featuring hot boobs lady Cap with an interior story narrated by that future Cap guy named  Commander "Yeah, I haven't heard of me either" A about how WW2 Cap Steve Rogers recruited a bunch of heroes and villains to fight an evil America armed with evil Captain America robots.  And yes I did just make this simple and harmless but enjoyable Roger Stern miniseries sound totally convoluted.  And before you ask, no I was not a writer  on the hit series "Lost."  They didn't need my help. 

That's it for this Avenger filled week.  For your DC fans, Green Lantern Corps #1 hits this week as well as Batman #1 and Wonder Woman #1.  Have fun with those and then join me here again next week as the events of the cosmic Marvel U finally hit Earth, the kids of Avengers Academy learn yet another lesson by getting punched in the face, more Secret Avengers, and a little Iron Man 2.0.  All that and a bag of chips... which I am currently eating, so back off.  See you then.                 


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: IMJ on September 20, 2011, 11:26:47 AM
X-Men #20 | September, $2.39 @ DCBS (http://www.dcbservice.com/search.aspx?search=Iron%20Man)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/IMJ/Comic%20Book%20Images/X-Men20.jpg)

Written by VICTOR GISCHLER Penciled by WILL CONRAD Cover by ADI GRANOV Regenesis Blue Variant by DALE KEOWN GUEST STARRING IRON MAN 2.0! The fallout of Schism pushes the X-Men and War Machine at each other in Eastern Europe as sentinels are being traded on the black market. But things aren't as they seem and the X-Men and War Machine are going to have to work together to stop a truly horrible plot. 32 PGS. (each)/Rated T



Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on September 27, 2011, 02:37:31 AM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (9/28):

IRON MAN 2.0 #9   ($2.99): I have done the impossible.  I have done what Rhodey, some hot blond CIA chick, and a group of suits haven't been able to do for the past 9 issues.   I, Typhon, have found Palmer Addley.  Here was here in issue 9 the whole damn time.  Does this mean I get to be an Avenger now?  I mean if Hellcat can...

CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BUCKY #622 ($2.99): Isn't that cute.  Bucky's first kill.  That's going in the scrapbook.   

NEW AVENGERS #16 POINT ONE ($2.99): The Point One epidemic continues.  Yes my Iron friends, the marketing ploy that will not die (not even if you beat it with a pack of gummy bears) continues here in the pages of New Avengers as Norman Osborn and the Dark Avengers return to battle Luke Cage and his team.  Catered to gain new readers, hopefully this issue will answer the greatest question of all: How in Holy Hand Grenade did Luke Cage get his own Avenger Team?  Is calling Tony Stark a jerk and punching a ninja in the face the only prerequisite?  If so, then Hawkeye should have gotten his own team a long time ago... never mind.  Answered my own question.

AVENGERS ACADEMY #19 FEAR ($2.99): I don't know about you guys, but I get upset whenever people call comics stupid and say they are good for nothing.  I have learned many important life lessons because of comics.  Like in this issue of Avengers Academy for instance, I learned that when intruders break into your home, the best way to get rid of them is to blow the whole frackkin building up.  It's how the Academy kids plan to deal with the Worthy and how I plan to deal with the Smurfs hiding in underwear drawer.  The HORROR.

SECRET AVENGERS #17   ($3.99): It's been 17 issues.  Do they know we know about them or do the Secret Avengers still think they are a secret?  I guess it's a moot point now because it's time for the big guns.   When people are being abducted overseas, it's up to War Machine and Valkyrie to hack and shoot their way to the kidnappers and believe me, there ain't no hiding Xena screams and mortor rounds.  It just ain't happening.   

ANNIHILATORS EARTHFALL #1 (OF 4) ($3.99): The Cosmic U meets the Marvel U as Quasar, Beta Ray Bill, Gladiator, and the rest of the cosmic team arrive on Earth to do battle with Cap, Tony, and the Avengers. 

That's it for this week on the Avenger front.  For you DC fans, The Flash #1, Teen Titans #1, and Superman #1 hit this week.  Join me here next week for a new Avengers mini and some Cap trades.   


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: The IronJedi on September 27, 2011, 09:02:19 PM
December Solicits are up @ Newsarama (http://www.newsarama.com/comics/marvel-december-2011-solicitations-110927.html), Marvel, etc..

Avengers #20: 12|?|11

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Forum%20Images/Avengers-020.jpg)

Avengers 1959 #4: 12|?|11

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Forum%20Images/AVNGRS1959-004.jpg)

Avengers: X-Sanction #1: 12|?|11

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Forum%20Images/AVNGRSXSNCTN-001.jpg)

Invincible Iron Man #511: 12|?|11

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Forum%20Images/IIM-511.jpg)

{Sweet Christmas- Could we be seein' a throwdown b'tween IM and the Mandy & fam this issue?}

Iron Man 2.0 (aka War Machine v. III) #12: 12|?|11

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Forum%20Images/IM20-012.jpg)

New Avengers #19: 12|?|11

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Forum%20Images/NEWAVNG-019.jpg)

Secret Avengers #20: 12|?|11

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Forum%20Images/SCRTAVNGRS-020.jpg)

Edited to fix link ~Rog


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Chaos on September 27, 2011, 09:41:06 PM
Something tells me the cover is the most action you will see in that issue. It seems pretty standard fare with this "creative" team


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: IronManKyle on September 27, 2011, 10:06:43 PM
I've said it here a number of times.. but i'll say it 1 more time..  Salvador's covers really are good and make the story inside look exciting (sneaky little bastard) but so far, it's rarely been the case. At 1st glance it really looked like Tony Stark on the cover with the slick-back hair and the rings.... which goes with what some have said on here before about all these characters looking the same.. now i finally see it.
Hmmm, Tony with the 10 rings would make for a interesting adventure tho. . . .  "I'll just write my own fan-fiction there"
Also, in cutting back on some comics, IM2.0 was a title i have not picked up at all, but if some fellow AI members think it's worth picking up the back issues up to the current ish, i think i might give it a try. I know previous War Machine spin-off titles i've gotten never seemed to make it to far... :/


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron Mark on September 27, 2011, 11:06:46 PM
Very little makes it possible to distinguish Mandarin and Tony on that cover. Also, it'll be interesting to see whether a third arc will follow Iron Man 2.0 #12 or that will be it for the book.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: IMJ on September 28, 2011, 10:07:44 AM
Something tells me the cover is the most action you will see in that issue. It seems pretty standard fare with this "creative" team

I was going to say the same thing. There'll be two panels of a repulsor blast, and then more talking heads from a snarky Stark.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Brian on September 28, 2011, 10:29:04 AM
I thought that was the Mandarin...with a gut.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Chaos on September 28, 2011, 10:14:34 PM
Very little makes it possible to distinguish Mandarin and Tony on that cover. Also, it'll be interesting to see whether a third arc will follow Iron Man 2.0 #12 or that will be it for the book.

I thought it started fairly well but is becoming quite forgettable. Too much plot and not enough action. Plus, not of the writers fault, Fear Itself interfered with the arc for two issues which really killed the momentum. We're barely seen what the new WM armor can in his own book. Hmm, this sounds awfully familiar, if I could only remember why...


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Roger A Ott II on September 29, 2011, 12:21:54 PM
Too much plot and not enough action.

I cringe every time I hear those words...


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: IronManKyle on September 30, 2011, 12:12:49 AM
Well, despite the mixed reviews, i saw the TPB of IM2.0 which collects the 1st 7 issues and the preview for the series. I like the TPBs, but normally i always try to get the comics themselves, but the $16.99 (US) price seems like the better deal this time.
Also went back and got #2-5 of that Carnage mini-series with Spidy and IM. Apparently ish 1 is very much out of stock, which is annoying.. but i guess thats what happens


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on October 04, 2011, 03:07:38 AM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this slim Wednesday (10/5):

AVENGERS 1959 #1 (OF 5) ($2.99): So it looks like Nick Fury put together a team of super-powered individuals to take on threats too big for one superhero to handle in the year 1959.  A team that includes Sabertooth?  So does this make Tony's original Avengers team the first New Avengers team?  Does that mean Tony is Luke Cage?  Thor is Wolverine?  Hulk is Squirrel Girl?

Well that is it for this week, and thank Yoda for that since the last few weeks have been pretty heavy (especially if you've been picking up some of the new DC stuff like I have).  Keep a lookout for a few recently released trades including Iron Man 2.0 Volume #1 as well as the softcover release of Avengers Prime by Bendis and Alan Davis.  Then join me here next week for some New Avenger action.   



Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on October 11, 2011, 02:02:15 AM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this slim Wednesday (10/12):

NEW AVENGERS #17 ($3.99): Attack on Stark Resilient!  Our old friend Ultimo is on the loose and looking to destroy everything Tony Stark has fought to create (Good luck because I don't think Fraction has left anything for Ulty to do but anyway...).  With enemies like him, it's good to have friends as IM calls in Ms. Marvel and the New Avengers to take on the robot baddie while Norman Osborn gathers his new HAMMER forces.  God, I wish I was describing the actual Iron Man book. 

Well that's all we got for you this week.  Next week brings us the return of the Avengers, Nick Fury's faux Avengers, and Fraction's Iron Guy dressed up like Tony Stark.  Later my peoples.         


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron Guy on October 11, 2011, 05:30:44 AM
Sir, I'll have you know that I have no affiliation with a certain Mr. Fraction! Nor can I afford Mr. Starks wardrobe. More's the pity on that latter 1. :P


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on October 12, 2011, 12:26:53 AM
Sir, I'll have you know that I have no affiliation with a certain Mr. Fraction! Nor can I afford Mr. Starks wardrobe. More's the pity on that latter 1. :P

LIAR!  You are part of the Rebel Alliance and a traitor.  (to my Stormtroopers) Take him away!   ;D


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on October 18, 2011, 01:37:00 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Fear filled Wednesday (10/19):

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #509 FEAR ($3.99): Iron Man does not exist in this dojo.  Catch Pepper's final battle with the Grey Gargoyle in the ruined streets of Paris while Tony goes skinny dipping with Thor and a bunch of dwarves (ok, I'm exaggerating but it's not that far from the truth).

FEAR ITSELF #7 (OF 7) FEAR   ($4.99): THE FEAR IS OVER HERE: While Tony and Thor gather the Mighty for one final assault against the Serpent, Cap is looking for vengeance "shotgun to the face" style.  I swear ol' Cap must have watched a Rambo marathon while he took his little dirt nap a few years ago because that man has been trigger happy ever since.  Also, is this the end of Thor?  Be here as a new era of the Marvel U begins.

AVENGERS #18 ($3.99): It's roster time people.  With Fear Itself over (and the Lord sang), Cap needs to find a new Avengers team.  Who will join the team? Blade, Vision, Storm, Loki, Ghost Rider, Heath, Chaos, IronJedi, Roger, Iron Guy (hey, if Loki has a shot)?  More importantly, will this team be strong enough to survive more than a single story arc?  Yup, that's all they lasted.  Who would have thought Tony's Mighty Avengers team would have a longer run.

AVENGERS 1959 #2 (OF 5) ($2.99): Sabertooth versus Nazi Super Villains.  If that doesn't rope you in then how about this?  Anne Hathaway giving Natalie Portman a piggyback ride.  Sure it has nothing to do with this solid mini by Howard Chaykin, but it's a nicer image than some hairy mutant clawing some white guys to death. 

CAPTAIN AMERICA CORPS #5 (OF 5) ($2.99): Five Caps must stop a world full of bad Caps in a world where there was no Cap.  Yes that's what's going on.  You can't make this stuff up.  Well Roger Stern can, but you (yes I'm talking to you) can't.  This fun if unnecessary mini comes to an end here.

That's all for now.  Join me next week for some Bucky time, a new Avengers book, and a hardcover collection of a recent IM mini.  Later. 


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron Mark on October 18, 2011, 03:16:58 PM
Anne Hathaway giving Natalie Portman a piggyback ride.

 ;D


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron Guy on October 18, 2011, 04:05:20 PM
Now THAT'S a movie I'd go see! :D Not so much for Nat, but to see Anne crawling on all 4's. Watching the sway of her hips as she's...uh, that's all for today I think.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Brian on October 18, 2011, 07:36:06 PM
I wonder if there's any chance that Iron Man actually hits something.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Chaos on October 18, 2011, 07:54:06 PM


FEAR ITSELF #7 (OF 7) FEAR   ($4.99): THE FEAR IS OVER HERE: While Tony and Thor gather the Mighty for one final assault against the Serpent, Cap is looking for vengeance "shotgun to the face" style.  I swear ol' Cap must have watched a Rambo marathon while he took his little dirt nap a few years ago because that man has been trigger happy ever since.  Also, is this the end of Thor?  Be here as a new era of the Marvel U begins.
 

I find it amazing that after every event the Marvel U enters and entirely new era, and everyone single one is the same as the last...


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on October 18, 2011, 10:59:42 PM


FEAR ITSELF #7 (OF 7) FEAR   ($4.99): THE FEAR IS OVER HERE: While Tony and Thor gather the Mighty for one final assault against the Serpent, Cap is looking for vengeance "shotgun to the face" style.  I swear ol' Cap must have watched a Rambo marathon while he took his little dirt nap a few years ago because that man has been trigger happy ever since.  Also, is this the end of Thor?  Be here as a new era of the Marvel U begins.
 

I find it amazing that after every event the Marvel U enters and entirely new era, and everyone single one is the same as the last...


That's because these eras never last long enough to distinguish themselves.  The Heroic Age only lasted a year.  Dark Reign lasted a year.  That's not enough time.   


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron Guy on October 19, 2011, 04:43:30 AM
(The Who) "Come meet the new boss, same as the old boss." (The Who)


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Chaos on October 19, 2011, 06:16:05 PM
I find it amazing that after every event the Marvel U enters and entirely new era, and everyone single one is the same as the last...


That's because these eras never last long enough to distinguish themselves.  The Heroic Age only lasted a year.  Dark Reign lasted a year.  That's not enough time.   
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Even then, what has really been different? Post Civil War a few heroes were on the run doing the same things they always did, only IM and friends occasionally found them only to let them go. Dark Reign Osborn basically made a new Thunderbolts team into Avengers and they did the same thing the Avengers did, only Osborn did some things behind the scenes to consolidate his power and gain/lose allies. Heroic Age, back to normal.

So really, what could they possibly do different? They'll just rebuild the Marvel U, new team members etc. It's always the same regardless of how much time there is before the next major event. It just doesn't change.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on October 20, 2011, 02:59:41 PM
I find it amazing that after every event the Marvel U enters and entirely new era, and everyone single one is the same as the last...


That's because these eras never last long enough to distinguish themselves.  The Heroic Age only lasted a year.  Dark Reign lasted a year.  That's not enough time.   

Even then, what has really been different? Post Civil War a few heroes were on the run doing the same things they always did, only IM and friends occasionally found them only to let them go. Dark Reign Osborn basically made a new Thunderbolts team into Avengers and they did the same thing the Avengers did, only Osborn did some things behind the scenes to consolidate his power and gain/lose allies. Heroic Age, back to normal.

So really, what could they possibly do different? They'll just rebuild the Marvel U, new team members etc. It's always the same regardless of how much time there is before the next major event. It just doesn't change.

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I'm not disagreeing with you.  I'm just saying that part of the problem is that they don't allow these eras to run long enough to establish a difference.  Dark Reign was an interesting concept that should have been allowed to go farther than just Osborne running HAMMER.  We saw he established an Illuminati of villains that included Doom and Loki, but nothing ever came of it.  Marvel (and this is the problem they have) continues to have good ideas but seems to fail when it comes to the execution of them.     


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Brian on October 20, 2011, 06:20:37 PM
Typhon,

I completely agree with you. It seems that Marvel is just jumping from "Next Big Thing" to the "Next Big Thing" without letting the stories evolve. Every story is also "life changing."


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: The IronJedi on October 21, 2011, 09:29:15 PM
January Solicits are up @ CBR (http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=35054), Marvel, etc..

Avengers #21: 01|?|12

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Avengers Annual #1: 01|?|12

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/AVNANN-001.jpg)

Avengers 1959 #5: 01|?|12

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/AVNG1959-005.jpg)

Avengers: X-Sanction #2 Reg. / Yu Variant: 01|?|12

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/AVNXSANC-002.jpg)

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/IronJedi/Iron%20Man%20Covers/AVNXSANC2-002VAR.jpg)

Invincible Iron Man #512: 01|?|12

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Iron Man 2.0 (aka War Machine v. III): No Listing

CANCELLED?!

New Avengers #20: 01|?|12

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Secret Avengers #21: 01|?|12

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Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron YoJimBo on October 21, 2011, 10:16:39 PM
Odd that in the Secret Avengers cover that Rhodey's still wearing the VTRBS Movie armor, instead of the new duds from IM 2.0


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: The IronJedi on October 22, 2011, 11:18:21 AM
Odd that in the Secret Avengers cover that Rhodey's still wearing the VTRBS Movie armor, instead of the new duds from IM 2.0

Yet unseen "tank-mode" mentioned in an interview? Artistic License. Artistic laziness. Lack of references when cover was comissioned...


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on October 22, 2011, 01:07:39 PM
Odd that in the Secret Avengers cover that Rhodey's still wearing the VTRBS Movie armor, instead of the new duds from IM 2.0

Yet unseen "tank-mode" mentioned in an interview? Artistic License. Artistic laziness. Lack of references when cover was comissioned...

Probably an unused cover from earlier in the run.  Marvel probably figured they had to use it eventually.

It does look cool though.  You gotta give it that. 



Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: IMJ on October 22, 2011, 01:08:09 PM
Iron Man 2.0 has been canceled with issue 12.
Can I call it, or what?


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on October 22, 2011, 01:13:49 PM
Iron Man 2.0 has been canceled with issue 12.
Can I call it, or what?

Do we have confirmation of that?  I wonder if something is up with writer Nick Spencer.  He was supposed to take over on Secret Avengers but only went like two issues before Warren Ellis took over. 


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron YoJimBo on October 22, 2011, 03:38:49 PM
Iron Man 2.0 has been canceled with issue 12.
Can I call it, or what?

If that's true I can't say I'm terribly surprised. Rhodey has always seemed hard to write really good stories for. Dark Reign had potential but the whole "tech absorbtion" thing was overused in the stead of good combat development. Sad to say, I actully like rhodey best so far in IM2 & IM Armored Adventures, where he's been slated to more of a "sidekick"/heavy metal backup role. What Rhodey needs to make it on his own is someone who could write him as : Captain America meets President Obama & wears a kicka$$ battlesuit, to fight injustice & oppression in all froms, where ever found.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Roger A Ott II on October 22, 2011, 04:10:08 PM
No offense to War Machine fans, but Rhodey's problem to me has always been that he's a supporting character.  Always was, always should be.  Very few (if any) "sidekick" characters graduate to having their own successful long-running series.  I'd love for Rhodey to show back up as the main supporting character to Tony Stark, and they could have wonderful adventures together!


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Chaos on October 24, 2011, 06:55:32 PM
I think we all knew IM 2.0 wouldn't last and that the interest for each issue (from a personal standpoint) fell with each issue is no surprise. There was a distinct lack of War Machine in the whole thing.

I agree Rhodey is a great supporting character but not a good main title one. Also, really nothing has been done to ever develop him further.The 2nd series where he was part robot was focused too much on blowing things up (and him merging with other weapons) and the recent series was too much the latter.

For that New Avengers #20 cover, why are there two Wolverines? I thought the other may be Daken but he's got his claws arranges the same way as Logan, unless its just a mistake on the artists part.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: IMJ on October 25, 2011, 12:25:09 AM
I've only ever really liked one War Machine series....  I think that both of Austin's U.S. War Machine books were terrific and wildly entertaining. Austin was smart though and set those in his own MAX pocket universe were he pulled off some great stuff. I remember actually laughing out loud at the "No Anchovies" thing... It was the only time I was truly entertained by a solo (so to speak given the context of the U.S. War Machine books) WM series.  I also actually go back to read the first U.S. War Machine trade more than any other Iron Man trade I've got, believe it or not.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on October 25, 2011, 10:33:13 AM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Avenger friendly Wednesday (10/26):

IRON AGE HC ($29.99): Do not buy this solid miniseries about Tony going back in time to stop Jean Grey from destroying the world because it was great to see the Iron Man we remember actually appear in a book with the word "Iron" in the title.  Buy this hardcover collection it is the only time you'll see Tony team up with another hero who wears roller skates.  Oh it's Dazzler, baby.  Farah hair and disco style.              

CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BUCKY #623 ($2.99): Now wait a Downey  minute?  Are you trying to tell me Bucky writer man that this fun but inconsequential title chronicling Bucky's past is slowly but surely becoming consequential and about to tie into the modern day Marvel U?  Dude I can't wait to see how modern day Bucky deals with his past coming back to haunt him.  And while we're at it, I can't wait to see the back-up story with modern day Uncle Ben taking on the elusive DVR.

AVENGERS ACADEMY #20 FEAR ($2.99): THE FEAR WON'T LEAVE HERE (f-ing fear)!  So what do you do after you've slaughtered a couple of Nazis?  If you're Cap or Bucky, you pop a cold root beer and start a Yankee Doodle Dandy cabaret (hey, it was the 40's).  If you're the kids at Avengers Academy, then it's time to move west to the WCA digs and hope Living Lightening isn't still living in the mansion.

AVENGERS SOLO #1 (OF 5) ($3.99): Because you demanded it when you didn't buy Hawkeye's last solo book or the one before that or the one before that, Hawkeye makes his return.  This mini promises to bring two tales every month with one following our favorite, soon to be drawn like Jeremy Renner, archer, and the other on a different Avenger.  This month it's Pym and the Academy kids.      

SECRET AVENGERS #18   ($3.99): Imagine the writers of Doctor Who wrote a an episode about an evil race of space beings who want to turn the Earth into a sun (so basically every other episode of Doctor Who).  Now imagine Marvel stole that script and replaced Doctor Who with Cap, companion Amy Pond with Black Widow, and threw in the Master of Kung-Fu for good measure.  Because we all know the only way to take on a race of high tech space beings is KARATE CHOP TO THE FACE!  

ANNIHILATORS EARTHFALL #2 (OF 4) ($3.99): The battle you've always dreamed about but never knew you wanted but kinda hoped in the back of your mind would happen but figured it never would because it's so bat crap stupid but awesome at the same time like a pocket protector math teacher grinding a hot girl at a rave to a U2 cover song by Katy Perry is finally happening.  Red Hulk vs. Quasar.  Hey, at least it's not Luke Cage.

That's all for this week.  Join me here next week.  What?  I need to promise you guys something just to hang out with me?  I thought we were cool?  Fine, I see how it is.  I won't tell you about the slew of Avenger trades and the continuation of Fear Itself next week.  Be lost.  Lost on your own with no snarky way out.  See if I care.  Becasue I don't.  I don't.

I do.  ;D


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron YoJimBo on October 25, 2011, 12:35:45 PM
I've only ever really liked one War Machine series....  I think that both of Austin's U.S. War Machine books were terrific and wildly entertaining. Austin was smart though and set those in his own MAX pocket universe were he pulled off some great stuff. I remember actually laughing out loud at the "No Anchovies" thing... It was the only time I was truly entertained by a solo (so to speak given the context of the U.S. War Machine books) WM series.  I also actually go back to read the first U.S. War Machine trade more than any other Iron Man trade I've got, believe it or not.
I kinda liked Secret Invasion as well as the US WM series. & I don't disagree with anyone else either. I just had more hope for him in a solo book, but it would take a writer of great talent to pull it off. To be solo, he needs a valid reason to be on his own, & in possession of the armor. In "Dark Reign" it SEEMED like Tony had "Black Ops" work for him, dirty, wetwork stuff that Tony wouldn't/couldn't touch or be publicly associated with. However, that wasn't expanded on. Perhaps if he was working for SHIELD, instead of the Pentagon or DoD, the new series might be a tad more palatable. I can see Rhodey being the dark kind of "anti hero" Blade or Wolverine are, doing bad things for nescessary reasons, & loathing it, but coping with it. Or maybe more like Ultimate Captain America, willing to take more  extreme action, but still a good person and soldier. (Note, I don't like what War Machine's become in the ultimates universe, a remorseless tool of wanton destruction.)


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Roger A Ott II on October 25, 2011, 06:05:27 PM
Not Iron Man related, but VAMPIRES: THE MARVEL UNDEAD also comes out tomorrow, and I wrote three bloody profiles for it.  ;D


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron Guy on October 25, 2011, 07:00:20 PM
Well Roger, they're vampires. Of course their profiles are bloody. :D


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on November 01, 2011, 01:55:55 AM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this first Wednesday in November (11/2):

AVENGERS 1959 #3 (OF 5) ($2.99): Remember when Nick Fury was white?  Well Howard Chaykin does, and you can too with this rocking adventure involving a group of Avengers made up of two mutants, a blonde, and a white Fury taking on Nazis, the undead, undead Nazis, and the Nazi undead.

AVENGERS ACADEMY #21 ($2.99): THE AVENGERS ARE BACK ON THE WEST COAST, BABY!  Well, the kid Avengers anyway.  Avenger trainees really.  Look, people are living in the mansion now, ok?  And maybe after they solve the murder of a classic Avenger, they'll be able to call themselves Avengers and THE AVENGERS ARE BACK ON THE WEST COAST, BABY! 

AVENGERS ORIGINS ANT-MAN AND WASP #1 ($3.99): And there was a day unlike any other, a day a man named Pym wasn't an unforgivable jerk.  A day before he slapped his wife, the beautiful, courageous, and sometimes so annoying to the point that most readers want to slap her but don't because they saw what happened to Pym, Wasp.  Relive here the origin of the oldest Avenger duo: Ant-Man and the Wasp.

FEAR ITSELF #7 POINT ONE ($3.99): So Bucky's dead.  Nope, you did not follow me into the "Way Back Machine" and yes, something actually did happen in Fear Itself.  Don't worry though because this .1 issue is written by Brubaker and not Fraction so feel free to pick it up and not feel like s#^!

On the trade front we got the soft cover version of Iron Man\Thor: God Complex and a hardcover of Black Widow's encounters with her would be successor, Yelena Belova, in Black Widow: Itsy Bitsy Spider.  Also Rhodey encounters X-Force during his early days as War Machine in the hardcover collection X-Force: ASSAULT ON GRAYMALKIN.

That's it for this week folks.  Join me here next week for another tale of Iron Man and the New Avengers, the origin of the Vision, and other Avenger goodness.  Laters alligators. 
 



Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on November 08, 2011, 01:22:52 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (11/9):

NEW AVENGERS #18 ($3.99): Having trashed Tony's Stark Resilient offices, Norman Osborn looks to recruit more allies in his effort to revive his Dark Avengers team.  Be here as the new New Avengers lineup debuts and takes on one of the Marvel U's deadliest....  nope, sorry Marvel.  Couldn't get through it.  B level villain all the way.  I bet you 10 space bucks though that this arc will end with Spidey punching ol' goblin face in the face.  Because, let's face it, doesn't every Green Goblin story end that way?

BATTLE SCARS #1 (OF 6) ($2.99): Brown patty sausage!  Is Marvel actually introducing a new character?  Not really.  It's just Black Thor everybody.  Because when whitey falls, bring in the minority.  It's the Marvel way.

FEAR ITSELF #7 POINT TWO   ($3.99): Odin's a weeping while Thor's a sleeping in this second of three epilogues to the Fraction fan favorite crossover event that ushered in the... Fearless Age... the Thor-less Age... the Marketing hasn't made up their mind Age...  whatever.  Discover here if Thor is truly dead or if the man who's blonde hair shines brighter than the sun can defeat the Grim Reaper.  Bill and Ted did.  No pressure.

AVENGERS ORIGINS VISION #1 ($3.99): So Pym made a robot that decided killing humans is fun.  Then that robot made another robot and unleashed it upon the world.  So what does Pym do?  He makes it an Avenger.  See here my Terminator fearing friends, the origin of the great Avenger known as The Vision.  May he forever serve us as a reminder that any being, regardless of upbringing or programming, is capable of good... and banging a crazy mutant chick.     

Well that's it for this week.  For you Green Lantern fans, the new animated series starts up this Friday on Cartoon Network.  Let that hold you over and join me here next week for a  new line up in Avengers, the origin of Luke Cage, and Tony's battle with Odin in the final epilogue to Fear Itself.  Later.   


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Ironghost on November 08, 2011, 02:38:22 PM
In Re: Battle Scars preview

That's funny, but it sure would get you lynched down here.  ;D


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on November 08, 2011, 09:58:27 PM
In Re: Battle Scars preview

That's funny, but it sure would get you lynched down here.  ;D

Marvel's track record:

Old: Tony - New: Rhodey
Old: Daredevil - New: Black Panther
Old: Ultimate Spidey - New: Miles Morales
Old: Cyclops - New: Storm
Old Bucky - New: Falcon
Old: 616 Fury - New: Ultimate Fury
Old: Goliath - New: Black Goliath

Besides, I'm a minority.  If I can't make racial jokes, who can? ;D

 


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron YoJimBo on November 09, 2011, 05:57:53 AM
Preach it, Ty! As a minority I feel marvel hasn't done the worst in representing peoples of all races. One of my other favorite things has always been the racial tension between mutants & humans, & heros & the general untrusting Government that wants heros that work  for political gain.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on November 15, 2011, 01:42:59 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (11/16):

AVENGERS #19 ($3.99): The Avengers are quickly becoming the NBC of super teams.  The minute a show has bad ratings, cancel it.  Or, in this case, the first time a team loses a battle, replace it.  Despite losing only one member of their squad during Fear Itself (yes I know Bucky's gone too, but Steve is back and a Cap is a Cap is a Cap), the Avengers are looking to revamp their roster.  Does that mean a certain mutant goddess is on her way?  Hey, when an Avenger falls, bring in an X-Man.  It's the Marvel way.

AVENGERS ACADEMY #22 ($2.99): You gotta love the lesson plans at Avengers Academy.  When they first started in New York, lesson 1 was how to get your ass handed to you by Captain America.  Now it's like, "hey kids, you're in LA now, so lesson 2 is how to get your ass handed to you by Magneto."  What's lesson 3?  Thanos?  Galactus?  Kurt Russell?  Chuck Norris? 

AVENGERS ORIGINS LUKE CAGE #1   ($3.99): Bear witness to the origin of one of the most important Avengers of all time.  Nope, it's not Cap or Tony or Thor or Panther or Hawkeye or Ms. Marvel.  It's Luke Cage.  Proof that sleeping with Bendis will get you far in the Marvel U.

CAPTAIN AMERICA #4   ($3.99): Honestly, this book feels like it hasn't been out in months, and I am at a lost as to what was actually going on.  All I know is Cap is facing yet another WW2 comrade who now wants him dead (maybe Cap isn't that great a guy cause so many friends want to put a bullet in him), and Baron Zemo has something to do with it.  Regardless, it's Brubaker and that's all that matters.

FEAR ITSELF #7 POINT THREE ($3.99): It's miller time as Tony's actions (or inactions because, let's face it, he spent most of the event drinking with dwarves) come home to roost.  Burdened with an epic hangover and clingy dwarf, Tony finds himself out for blood and face to face with the Grey Gargoyle and Odin.  I get wanting to kill Grey Gargoyle, but what did Odin do?  Hand Tony the sauce?  If getting drunk is sufficient cause for beating the teddy bear stuffing out of your bartender then bartenders all over must now live in fear, for I must seek vengeance on many.  MANY!  Except the hot chicks.  And Ralph.   

That's it for this week skat cats.  Join me here next week for the 411 on Avengers, both secret and solo, as well as the return of the Mandarin to the pages of Iron Man, and the closing issues of IM 2.0.  Till the mods shut me down, and the mob shoots me down, I'm Typhon, and I'm outta here.         



Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Brian on November 15, 2011, 03:41:09 PM
Waiting with dread for IM #510.....


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron YoJimBo on November 15, 2011, 04:03:20 PM
Gonna pick up cap & Fear 7.3 . . . not sure why . . .


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on November 22, 2011, 11:52:33 AM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Pre-Turkey Wednesday (11/23):

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #510 ($3.99): Oh Mandy.  You show up after a long time gone, packing the awesome with the white hair, Dolce suit, and your spine all ringified and sparkly.  Manipulation your name and kicking ass your game, and now you're riding a Hammer and telling Zeke Stane he's a good little lackey.  How the mighty have fallen.  Oh, and Blizzard has an RT now.  So does my friend Mike.  Amazon Marketplace FTW.

IRON MAN 2.0 #10 ($2.99): Palmer Addley is attacking the world one liver at a time, it's up to Rhodey to play black market organ "specialist" if he's going to save the day.  The beginning of the end begins here in the 10th issue of this 12 issue mini-series.  Yes, I know what it originally was, but who was fooled?  Really... really... really... stop looking at me.

CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BUCKY #624 ($2.99): You ever wonder how TV's Mad Men would look in comic form?  Well look no further than Marvel's rocking book about two gallivanting spies in the 1950's.  I know it sounds a little different, but it's totally not.  Both have a fiery\busty red head, a cool, arrogant, and self destructing leading man, and a King Kong movie under 3 hours (seriously Peter Jackson).  Yup, it's all here as we follow Bucky and Widow during their Russia days in the issue that will tie this book into the current Marvel U.

AVENGERS ORIGINS SCARLET WITCH AND QUICKSILVER #1   ($3.99): Learn here the tale of how two mutant\crazy\frackin spawn of Magneto terrorists became two of the greatest and most memorable Avengers of all time.  And you thought the X-Men had no standards. 

AVENGERS SOLO #2 (OF 5) ($3.99): When a threat emerges that is too big for any one super hero to handle, the Avengers are called.  When a threat emerges that uses glue as an offensive weapon (remember kids, it's for sticking not for sniffing), the purple arrow boy is called.  It's the battle of the century as Hawkeye battles the Trapster in the 2nd issue of this rocking mini-series.  And we complain about IM's rouge gallery.  At least Tony fights cool villains Detroit Steel... never mind.

ANNIHILATORS EARTHFALL #3 (OF 4) ($3.99): Marvel Cosmic comes to Earth as the Avengers team up with the Annihilators to stomp out religion.  What a bunch of hypocrites.  Sure this particular religion was formed by the evil cosmic foe known as Magus (Infinity War shout out Baby) who wants to send us all to the cancerverse, but I learned my Bill of Amendments freedoms and the Constellation clearly tells me I have the right to practice any religion my daddy whooped me to practice.  Glory be to the Frog Man.

SECRET AVENGERS #19   ($3.99): I can't tell you they are in Eastern Europe.  Nor can I tell you that Cap, Widow, Sharon Carter, and Moon Knight (because sanity is not required to be an Avenger) are looking to stop a particular drug from being sold to their secret nemesisisis: The Shadow Council.  What I can tell you about this Warren Ellis scripted issue is that Affirmative Action is dead and gone because it looks like Rhodey has been given the boot from yet another book. 

Now for a sappy note: This is a time to reflect on what we are thankful for and, one of the things I am thankful for is the mods and members of this board.  I know many of us don't exactly know each other well or will ever meet face to face, but that's ok.  There's a certain camaraderie we seem to have with each other here.  I feel it, and I hope the rest of you do as well.  It's fun sharing jokes, cool links on the net, and having a place we can share stories that make up everyday life.  I thank you again for letting me into your lives each week with my silly solicits, and I hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful holiday.

Typhon.       


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Ironghost on November 22, 2011, 12:24:16 PM
Quote
I thank you again for letting me into your lives each week with my silly solicits, and I hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful holiday.

It beats reading Disne... Marvel's versions. :D



Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Brian on November 22, 2011, 12:55:09 PM
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #510 ($3.99): Oh Mandy.  You show up after a long time gone, packing the awesome with the white hair, Dolce suit, and your spine all ringified and sparkly.  Manipulation your name and kicking ass your game, and now you're riding a Hammer and telling Zeke Stane he's a good little lackey.  How the mighty have fallen.  Oh, and Blizzard has an RT now.  So does my friend Mike.  Amazon Marketplace FTW.

Sounds like the typical Matt Fraction start. Sounds great, but is less filling. I'll be astonished if we actually see Tony wear the suit to do anything other than move furniture.

Oh, and how did Blizzard get an RT?

IRON MAN 2.0 #10 ($2.99): Palmer Addley is attacking the world one liver at a time, it's up to Rhodey to play black market organ "specialist" if he's going to save the day.  The beginning of the end begins here in the 10th issue of this 12 issue mini-series.  Yes, I know what it originally was, but who was fooled?  Really... really... really... stop looking at me.

Crappy writing + No real storyline + senseless deviation for a world event + Secondary character = Cancelled series.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Chaos on November 22, 2011, 07:36:51 PM
Its kind of amazing when you think of it. The last War Machine series was basically a focus of non-nonsensical action. The new one tried to stay away from that and ended up being a drawn out droll fest where nothing happened. Does Marvel not understand the concept of "happy medium?"

Yes, that was rhetorical...


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: IMJ on November 23, 2011, 08:00:16 AM
Its kind of amazing when you think of it. The last War Machine series was basically a focus of non-nonsensical action. The new one tried to stay away from that and ended up being a drawn out droll fest where nothing happened. Does Marvel not understand the concept of "happy medium?"

Yes, that was rhetorical...

All I remember about what I've read over the months is the name "Palmer Addley" and I have no idea if any other words were even in the book. This had to be the most terrible execution of an Iron Man story ever.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron YoJimBo on November 23, 2011, 10:15:30 AM
IRON MAN 2.0 #10 ($2.99): Palmer Addley is attacking the world one liver at a time, it's up to Rhodey to play black market organ "specialist" if he's going to save the day.  The beginning of the end begins here in the 10th issue of this 12 issue mini-series.  Yes, I know what it originally was, but who was fooled?  Really... really... really... stop looking at me.
SECRET AVENGERS #19   ($3.99): I can't tell you they are in Eastern Europe.  Nor can I tell you that Cap, Widow, Sharon Carter, and Moon Knight (because sanity is not required to be an Avenger) are looking to stop a particular drug from being sold to their secret nemesisisis: The Shadow Council.  What I can tell you about this Warren Ellis scripted issue is that Affirmative Action is dead and gone because it looks like Rhodey has been given the boot from yet another book. 

Now for a sappy note: This is a time to reflect on what we are thankful for and, one of the things I am thankful for is the mods and members of this board.  I know many of us don't exactly know each other well or will ever meet face to face, but that's ok.  There's a certain camaraderie we seem to have with each other here.  I feel it, and I hope the rest of you do as well.  It's fun sharing jokes, cool links on the net, and having a place we can share stories that make up everyday life.  I thank you again for letting me into your lives each week with my silly solicits, and I hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful holiday.

Typhon.       
I love this place, and the people I've met here are wonderful, some are becomming household names! I'm sad, really sad that Rhodey can't seem to end up with a writer who can do him justice. Heck I think I'll go back & re read U.S. War machine vol 1, still probably the best WM story to date. & Thank all of you, just for being here, Me & Mine wish you the best for the holidays!


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on November 29, 2011, 01:41:00 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this tiny Wednesday (11/30):

AVENGERS ORIGINS THOR #1   ($3.99): By Runaways and Hellcat scribe Kathryn Immonen, another origin arises this week as Marvel's favorite Fabio with a hammer seeks to make a name for himself in this prelude to his first appearance in the 60's classic "Journey into Mystery."  That's right DC, Marvel doesn't need a new 52.  They know how their characters started.  Now if they only could remember what happened after that...

And that's it for this week my friends.  Next week looks to be really light as well, not that surprising after the last two weeks, but do join me here for some West Coast Avenging fun and Spider title that just might be worth picking up. 

Later.       


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on December 06, 2011, 01:34:41 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this first December Wednesday (12/7):

I gotta make it quick this time fellas 'cause ol' Typhon is working overtime this holiday season.  The snark will return next week.  Or so he claims.  I'm telling ya, that sonofa- is so damn hard to work with.

Anyway...

This week we got:

AVENGERS WEST COAST AVENGERS PREM HC SINS PAST ($34.99): It's the 3rd volume of the West Coast Avengers.  This time collecting issues #10-16, Annual #1, and Avengers Annual #15.  Relive another chapter of Tony's Silver Centurion days as the AWC team take on Graviton, Headlok, the Griffin, Razorfist, Zzzax, Master Pandemonium, Whirlwind and more!  WARNING: MAY CONTAIN WONDER MAN.

AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #2 WITH FREE DIGITAL CODE   ($3.99): It's Spidey and the Red Hulk fighting the Mole Man.  I really liked the first issue and found it to be a lot of fun.  Like Astonishing X-Men to Uncanny, this book is great for those wanting a Spidey fix without having to commit to the main title.

X-MEN #22 XREGB ($3.99): Rhodey and Storm taking on a crap load of Sentinels. 

That it for this week.  Join me here next week for more with Rhodey, the Academy kids, Cage's Avengers, and Cable's (yes the X-Man cyborg guy) mission to kill the Avengers.  Later.   


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on December 13, 2011, 06:52:32 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this heavy Wednesday (12/14):

AVENGERS 1959 #4 (OF 5) ($2.99): It's the Dread Dormammu arising once again to... dread us all to death... I guess.  It's 50's fun time again as Fury and his crack team of Avengers including Sabertooth and Kraven the Hunter (Wolverine doesn't look so bad now, does he?  What do you mean "yes.") hunt down ex-Nazi soldiers on the mean shores of Madripoor.  With the Dread D lurking around, can Dr. Strange be far behind?  Find out in the 4th part of this 5-part mini by Howard Chaykin.   

AVENGERS ACADEMY #23 ($2.99): This is it my friends.  I, Typhon , have done you the ultimate favor.  I have saved you many moneys because I have discovered the true reason for the conflict between the Avengers and the X-Men.  You need not read 12 issues and tie-ins but only the following sentence.  The reason the teams are fighting is because Cyclops called up Cap and said "STOP STEALING OUR F%$&^#G MEMBERS!  That's right, another X-Man, or X-Girl I should say, joins the Avengers roster as X-23 (Wolvie's sorta daughter) enrolls in the Avengers Academy. 

AVENGERS X-SANCTION #1 (OF 4)   ($3.99): Marvel's next big event starts here as Cable returns from the dead with a single purpose: to join the Avenger... wait a minute... what do you mean "that's wrong"...  why else would an X-Man seek out the Avengers... kill them... yeah right.  Ok, so Cable is back from the dead for the bazillionth time (are we sure Jean isn't his mother) to kill (join) the Avengers.  Why the Avengers?  Why now?  Why not start with Wonder Man?  Please. 

BATTLE SCARS #2 (OF 6) ($2.99): Fear Itself is over.  The heroes won.  And now everybody in the Marvel U wants to either detain or kill a black guy.  So that victory turned out well.

CARNAGE USA #1 (OF 5) ($3.99): From the team that brought you a competent Stark, a funny Spidey, and a great mini, comes the next chapter in the Carnage saga.  I don't know how much Tony will be involved this time, but as long as he doesn't down the sauce and hug a dwarf, it's an upgrade. 

IRON MAN 2.0 #11 ($2.99): The road's ending for Rhodey, and the road leads to Palmer Addley.  Having dodged him for 10 issues, Rhodey finally has his sights set on the man who dropped a nuke on him (man that seems like such a long time ago).  All he has to do is look left and there Addley is.  Well, he's on the right too.  And behind him.  And in front of him.  And hey, Waldo.

NEW AVENGERS #19 ($3.99): Osborn sent Ultimo after Iron Man, and now there's hell to pay.  Stark is on to his gobinly (I know that's not a word) scheme and now there will be blood in the water and the Avengers will come and I know that I too wish I was describing the next issue of the main IM title and now I am sad and need to eat a snickers and watch Fraggle Rock to comfort my soul.  Or play Grand Theft Auto.  Nothing bad ever came from playing that game, right?

That's it for this week.  Join me here next week for the next chapter in Tony's drinking saga and some more Avenging action.  Typhon out. 


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: The IronJedi on December 13, 2011, 09:07:16 PM
<snark on> YEA! ;D


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Ironghost on December 13, 2011, 10:17:45 PM

BATTLE SCARS #2 (OF 6) ($2.99): Fear Itself is over.  The heroes won.  And now everybody in the Marvel U wants to either detain or kill a black guy.  So that victory turned out well.


You'd think the 60's never happened, huh?   ;D


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron YoJimBo on December 13, 2011, 10:49:52 PM
Something happened besides woodstock & hippies?


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Ironghost on December 14, 2011, 09:17:24 AM
Something happened besides woodstock & hippies?

Not according to Marvel, it seems.  Honestly, I'm just making light of the "Everyone's after the black guy" commentary up there given that I live in the South.  We still have some unenlightened old folks around, ya know.

Too Deep for this thread, sorry.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron YoJimBo on December 14, 2011, 10:45:37 AM
Something happened besides woodstock & hippies?

Not according to Marvel, it seems.  Honestly, I'm just making light of the "Everyone's after the black guy" commentary up there given that I live in the South.  We still have some unenlightened old folks around, ya know.

Too Deep for this thread, sorry.

Not at all! I was also razzing a bit, even here in the north, there's some close minded folks. However, humor as opposed to violence or foul commentary is always sought after, so long as it's in somewhat decent taste.  (Keep in mind, I love Family Guy, American Dad, & the Cleaveland show)  8)


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on December 14, 2011, 11:09:34 AM
Something happened besides woodstock & hippies?

Not according to Marvel, it seems.  Honestly, I'm just making light of the "Everyone's after the black guy" commentary up there given that I live in the South.  We still have some unenlightened old folks around, ya know.

Too Deep for this thread, sorry.
Something happened besides woodstock & hippies?

Not according to Marvel, it seems.  Honestly, I'm just making light of the "Everyone's after the black guy" commentary up there given that I live in the South.  We still have some unenlightened old folks around, ya know.

Too Deep for this thread, sorry.

Not at all! I was also razzing a bit, even here in the north, there's some close minded folks. However, humor as opposed to violence or foul commentary is always sought after, so long as it's in somewhat decent taste.  (Keep in mind, I love Family Guy, American Dad, & the Cleaveland show)  8)

At my workplace, we use a lot of racial humor.  For instance, I am Mexican and my boss is white and in his mid 50's, and whenever (not always but sometimes) he asks me to take over for him tutoring students or some other task, I reply "White Devil."  And we laugh.  He throws a few racial barbs at me too, and it's all in fun.  Our Asian workers join in as well and it makes us all feel closer and more comfortable with each other for some reason.  I figure the only way we are going to get over racism is by pointing out, through humor, just how ridiculous it is.   

As for the "Battle Scars" solicit, well... Marvel made it too easy. ;D   


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Ironghost on December 14, 2011, 03:08:36 PM
As for the "Battle Scars" solicit, well... Marvel made it too easy. ;D   

Well, that's true. :)


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on December 20, 2011, 03:23:00 AM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this X-Mas Wednesday (12/21):

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #511 ($3.99): The Marvel U has been shaken to its core.  Tony Stark, one of the founding members of the Avengers, the creator of the Iron Man armor, the man with the 'stash and the cash, is an alcoholic.  Add in the Mandarin, a Stane, a Hammer, and a gaggle of villains with a vengeance and a jaw worth punching, and you got the year 1985.  Oh crap, I'm supposed to be talking about new issues.  Ok, take everything I said before, add 100+ repulsor units, replace the good creative team with a writer whose name belongs in a math book and an artist who thinks every character just came out of the shower, and you got the Iron Man of 2011.

AVENGERS #20 ($3.99): The return of the Dark Avengers (did anybody ever actually call them that) continues here as Norman Osborn crashes the Marvel holiday celebrating the coming out of the Avengers (that doesn't sound right).   Ol' Norman wants to be on top (I don't like where this is going), and he'll screw (over people!  OVER!) anyone (that still doesn't sound right) who gets in his way.  Armor, hammer, or shield be damned as the Dark Avengers thrust their way forward... I give up.  Bendis, Acuna, super battles, you know the motions.  DAMN IT!

That it for this X-Mas week, my friends.   A few trades hit this week as well for those of you looking to do a little self shopping.  Keep an eye out for AVENGERS DEFENDERS WAR TP and CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BUCKY PREM HC LIFE OF BUCKY BARNES and I'll see you here next week for a double dose of Cap action, the final issue of Rhodey 2.0, and a some more Avenging.  

I know the sentiment has been said well in another thread, and I'd like to echo it here.  May this holiday season bring you love, happiness, and a great cookie.  Warmest holiday wishes my AI friends.        


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on December 27, 2011, 01:54:33 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Final 2011 Wednesday (12/28):

IRON MAN 2.0 #12 ($2.99): Ding Dong\Rhodey's gone\2.0 has gone away.  That's right my friends, as 2011 draws to a close, so does yet another series starring everyone's favorite armor wearing helicopter pilot.  Be here for Rhodey's final confrontation with the deadly Palmer Addley and discover if 2.0 is a War Machine worthy of the name.  It's sad to see the title end after a promising start.  I still blame the ill-placed and pretty bad 3 issue FEAR ITSELF tie-in.  Anyway, who wants to bet when Rhodey gets his next series.  I got May 2013. 

AVENGERS CHILDRENS CRUSADE #8 (OF 9) ($3.99): Doctor Doom now has the powers of the Scarlet Witch and it's all thanks to help from the Young Avengers and now one Avenger will die in the 8th part of this enjoyable but drawn out (because it's bi-monthly WHEN it comes out on time) mini series.  I bet none of this ever would have happened if these kids went to Avengers Academy.  I hear Chapter 4 of their textbook is titled DON"T TRUST DOCTOR F^*$^#G DOOM!

SECRET AVENGERS #20   ($3.99): The Secret Avengers are dead.  Now all that stands between Earth and whatever deadly menace that Warren Ellis came up with, is a time jumping Black Widow.  Catch here Rhodey's final mission as a Secret Avenger (2012 is gonna suck for him, isn't it) in Warren Ellis's final anthology tale of the Secret Avengers before Hawkeye and Captain Britain take over.  Personally, I liked the one and done covert ops issues that Ellis has been producing even though none of the 3 writers this book has had so far have really taken full advantage of the team lineup. 

AVENGERS SOLO #3 (OF 5) ($3.99): There's something about Hawkeye here tacking down human traffickers (because this really is a Hawkeye mini with a backup tale just like the old MCP book was just another Wolverine title), and the kids of Avengers Academy taking on The West Coast Avengers (California Love), but honestly, I couldn't get past ScarJo's nice little hiney on the variant cover.  Is that gonna be in 3D? :D

CAPTAIN AMERICA #5 ($3.99): This book has been delayed for so long that I cannot remember the events of the past 4 issues save that Cap is trapped in a dream world by yet another WW2 friend who now wants to kill his old buddy Steve (makes Stark just wanting to punch him in the face look a lot less bad now, doesn't it).  What I do remember is that I enjoyed the previous issues and am looking forward to this final issue of the "American Nightmare" arc.  Diamond also has CAPTAIN AMERICA #6 ($3.99) hitting the shelves as well although I haven't seen any info on it. 

CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BUCKY #625 ($2.99): THIS BOOK ACTUALLY MATTERS NOW!  The ORIGINAL Human Torch (the robot Jim guy and not the human Johnny guy) is back as Bucky teams up with Cap for the first time since the last time unless this a time thing then it's the first time since Bucky or Cap died time.  Either way, you get two vets for the price of one. 

ANNIHILATORS EARTHFALL #4 (OF 4) ($3.99): The Avengers cosmic tale draws to a close as The Magus attacks for all the tea in China.  Be here as Tony asks Ronan for Alien tech, Valkerye must stab a six-year-old in the face (do it!  Pretend you're playing GTA), Spidey whines some more (why do we like this guy so much), and Gladiator says "screw it.  They're just humans." 

That's it for 2011.  Join me here next week for the start of another year (hopefully) of wacky solicits as we dive into the second issue of X-Sanction, some more Academy fun (now with more mutants) and other Avenging fun.                     

 



Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron YoJimBo on December 27, 2011, 02:25:59 PM

  Anyway, who wants to bet when Rhodey gets his next series.  I got May 2013. 



I say April.



Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Chaos on December 27, 2011, 09:39:51 PM

SECRET AVENGERS #20   ($3.99): The Secret Avengers are dead.  Now all that stands between Earth and whatever deadly menace that Warren Ellis came up with, is a time jumping Black Widow.  Catch here Rhodey's final mission as a Secret Avenger (2012 is gonna suck for him, isn't it) in Warren Ellis's final anthology tale of the Secret Avengers before Hawkeye and Captain Britain take over.  Personally, I liked the one and done covert ops issues that Ellis has been producing even though none of the 3 writers this book has had so far have really taken full advantage of the team lineup. 


Secret Avengers started off really good, but after the first arc went down hill pretty fast from the writing to the art. Going to be dropping this title soon


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron Mark on December 27, 2011, 10:59:20 PM

Secret Avengers started off really good, but after the first arc went down hill pretty fast from the writing to the art. Going to be dropping this title soon


I'm going to be picking it back up again with Remender taking over soon myself! Been enjoying his work with Uncanny X-Force. Gabriel Hardman on art is a strong pull for me also.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on January 03, 2012, 11:14:28 AM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here (and now sober enough to remember what day it is) with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this first Wednesday of 2012 (1/4):

AVENGERS ACADEMY #24  ($2.99): It's time to clean house Academy style as the student body wonders who killed one of their own.  With those pesky X-Men (lousy genetrash) out of the way, Pym, Hawkeye, Quicksilver, and Tigra (you gotta love how the staff is made up of three Avengers who have suffered mental breakdowns and another who can't decide if he wants to dress like a purple pirate or Jeremy Renner) are on the lookout for who killed Jocasta.  And they better figure it out fast too because there's also the issue of a certain student who has traveled from the future and is willing to kill anyone he feels will destroy his timeline.  This is possibly the best Avenger book on the stands and undoubtedly one of the best books Marvel has produced in the last 10 years or so.  With the 2nd trade AVENGERS ACADEMY TP VOL 02 REAL WORLD ($19.99) also hitting shops today, take a look.

AVENGERS X-SANCTION #2 (OF 4)   ($3.99): So 2012 is here, and it's new verse same as the first.  It goes something like this: JEPH LOEB - Hey Marvel, I'd like to bring Cable back from the dead.  MARVEL EDITORIAL - I don't know, Jeph.  We just killed him off.  It's pretty cheap to bring him back so soon.  LOEB - But instead of fighting the X-Men, he could take on the Avengers.  EDITORIAL - Cable taking on the Avengers by himself?  Please Jeph, no one would take that seriously. LOEB - Howabout if I devote an entire issue to Cable beating the living S-word out of Iron Man with his own tech. EDITORIAL - SOLD!

AVENGERS ANNUAL #1   ($4.99): The Kree Homeworld.  Latveria.  Olumpus.  Wundagore.  All of these battlefields the Avengers have faced, but none so deadly as THE PRESS CONFERENCE.  That's right, my friends.  Pissed that Norman Osborn stole his move and crashed the last Avengers press conference, Simon "Wonder Man" Williams and his team of Revengers (and the Oscar for stupidest name goes to) challenge the Avengers in front of the cameras.  Is this all a ploy to stir publicity for Simon's next film (Paranormal Saw Destination XIV), or is Simon serious about shutting down the Avengers once and for all?  Find out here as Wonder Man takes on Iron Man in the first Avenger annual of 2012.

AVENGERS X-MEN PREM HC BLOODTIES ($24.99): In the story that caused the Avengers to give the UN the middle finger, Earth's Mightiest teams up with the X-Men to save Quicksilver's daughter from the clutches of Magneto's former ally, Cortez.  Also featuring Rhodey War Machine's fight with the evil mutant Exodus.  So put on your Hammer pants and grab some beef jerky because the 90's are back.

That's it for this week.  Join me here again next week as we look at another new issue of Cap, see what Carnage is up to, and just how the New Avengers plan to deal with Norman and his Dark Avengers.                 


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Ironghost on January 03, 2012, 01:56:41 PM
Oh look, it's Iron Man getting beat up again.  Tell me, who honestly thinks this is fun anymore?


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: IMJ on January 03, 2012, 02:08:12 PM
Oh look, it's Iron Man getting beat up again.  Tell me, who honestly thinks this is fun anymore?

-Ugh-. I ordered this too. Figures.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on January 03, 2012, 04:32:23 PM
Oh look, it's Iron Man getting beat up again.  Tell me, who honestly thinks this is fun anymore?

-Ugh-. I ordered this too. Figures.

In all fairness to Marvel, Iron Man isn't getting singled out here.  Each issue features Cable taking out a different member.  Last issue was Cap, this time it's Tony's, and next is Rulk.  I just wish they hadn't added the "his own tech" aspect again. 


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: The IronJedi on January 07, 2012, 09:11:53 PM
February (http://www.newsarama.com/comics/marvel-bebruary-2012-solicitations-111121.html) and March (http://www.newsarama.com/comics/marvel-march-2012-solicitations-111219.html) Solicits are up @  Newsarama, Marvel, etc..


Avengers #23: 02|?|12

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Avengers #24: 03|?|12

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Avengers #24.1: 03|?|12

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Avengers Assemble #1: 03|?|12

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 - The New Bendis & Bagley project w/ the movie line-up as a team. Not to be confused with:

Prelude to Marvel's The Avengers #1 & 2: 03|?|12

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Avengers: X-Sanction #3: 02|?|12

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Invincible Iron Man #513: 02|?|12

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New Avengers #21: 02|?|12

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New Avengers #22: 03|?|12

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New Avengers #23: 03|?|12

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Secret Avengers #22: 02|?|12

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Secret Avengers #23: 02|?|12

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Secret Avengers #24: 03|?|12

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Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Chaos on January 08, 2012, 07:39:55 AM
So is Cable becoming more consumed by the techno-organic virus as the series goes on? And is that Norman Osborn with claws and a Tron suit?


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: The IronJedi on January 08, 2012, 08:42:03 PM
So is Cable becoming more consumed by the techno-organic virus as the series goes on? And is that Norman Osborn with claws and a Tron suit?

Yes. And Yes.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: IMJ on January 08, 2012, 08:56:18 PM
So is Cable becoming more consumed by the techno-organic virus as the series goes on? And is that Norman Osborn with claws and a Tron suit?

Yes. And Yes.

Shouldn't this whole techno organic virus thing have played out along with the whole x-traitor thing like 17 years ago now?


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Ironghost on January 08, 2012, 09:46:44 PM
So is Cable becoming more consumed by the techno-organic virus as the series goes on? And is that Norman Osborn with claws and a Tron suit?

Yes. And Yes.

Shouldn't this whole techno organic virus thing have played out along with the whole x-traitor thing like 17 years ago now?

Then they'd have to come up with a new plot, and Disney isn't paying for original thinking.  You can't simply peer into a crystal ball and tell if an original plot would be profitable.



Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on January 09, 2012, 01:27:30 AM
So is Cable becoming more consumed by the techno-organic virus as the series goes on? And is that Norman Osborn with claws and a Tron suit?

Yes. And Yes.

Shouldn't this whole techno organic virus thing have played out along with the whole x-traitor thing like 17 years ago now?

Marvel plays it like it's cancer.  Cable was dying from it for a long time.  Then it went dormant and he was in remission for a few years, but it started back up a while ago.   


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Chaos on January 09, 2012, 09:47:50 PM
So eventually, he's going to rid himself of the virus and not only have his uber-soldier training, but also the powers of Nate Grey that will make him unstoppable?


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on January 10, 2012, 03:36:47 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here (and now sober enough to remember what day it is) with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (1/11):

SCARLET SPIDER #1 ($3.99): It's the AI book of the week as we celebrate another book with an AI connection hitting the shelves this week.  The Scarlet Spider is back and living in Texas, but it's a new man behind the mask.  Written by Chris Yost with some material by our very own Roger A Ott III.   


AVENGERS 1959 #5 (OF 5) ($2.99): It's a final fight retro style as Fury's faux 50's Avengers take on neo-Nazi's in the nation of Wakanda.  Yes my friends, Sabertooth was once the savior of Wakanda.  Commence eye rolling in 3...2...1...

BATTLE SCARS #3 (OF 6) ($2.99): Marcus Johnson is in a pickle so big that other pickles taunt and throw squash at him (squash is the mortal enemy of pickles after all).  Taskmaster is after him, Cap and SHIELD are after him, and now Deadpool has joined the hunt.  Only Marcus Johnson has no idea why.  My guess is he bought too many DC 52 books. 

CAPTAIN AMERICA #7 ($3.99): I think Cap wants an Oscar this year because he's going all "Benjamin Button" on us.   Plagued by dreams of losing his super soldier serum, Cap finds HYDRA in possession of a riot-causing (and Twinkie craving) MADBOMB.  To make matters worse, he finds a newly formed Serpent Society waiting to beat the shizzle out of his incredible shrinking form.   Drugs are a hella of a thing.

CARNAGE USA #2 (OF 5) ($3.99): Carnage is loose in middle America and carving it out for himself.  Having assimilated the entire population of a small American town (which, after the events here and the last issue of Uncanny that saw a small town taken over by the Phalanx, are the 2nd worst places to live in the Marvel U.  Move to Rhode Island people because ain't no $#*! happening there), Spidey is alone in facing Carnage and his forces which now include a assimilated Captain America.  Looks like Tony's sitting this one out, but it's fun nonetheless.

NEW AVENGERS #20 ($3.99): Cage's New Avengers team take on Norman's New Dark Avengers for the second time for the first time.  Will Logan cut off Gorgon's head?  Will Spidey punch Norman in the face?  Will Ms. Marvel blast the star off her evil counterpart's chest?  And then will she grab Carol's... sorry, wrong forum.

SECRET AVENGERS #21   ($3.99): Ol' Typhon made a boo boo with the last solicit since it seems Warren Ellis has one final mission in store for Cap's secret (as long as you ignore their appearance in every crossover and event since they were formed) Avengers.  The Shadow Council is going down, and Cap is calling the entire team for this one.  That means it's RHODEY TIME! 

That's it for this week.  Join me here next time as both Iron Man and Avengers have their first issues of 2012. 


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on January 17, 2012, 02:11:47 AM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (1/18):

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #512 ($3.99): The Marvel Solicit asks: Can Tony Stark be trusted to pilot the Iron Man?  I ask "WTF DOES THAT MEAN?  WTF IS THE IRON MAN?  WTF IS THIS MADNESS? 

AVENGERS #21 ($3.99): It looks like Norman Osborn has taken some time off from beating the turtle droppings out of Cage's New Avengers to take a stab at pimp slapping Cap's new original Avengers.  With Hammer, Hydra, The Hand, and AIM on his side, Osborn has a shot.  But when it comes to this group of Avengers, well "We got a Hulk" comes to mind.

That's it for this week.  Join me here next week for some fun with Cap and Bucky and a new direction for the Secret Avengers.  Till then, I say laters.     



Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: IMJ on January 17, 2012, 08:54:21 AM

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #512 ($3.99): The Marvel Solicit asks: Can Tony Stark be trusted to pilot the Iron Man?

This whole sentence makes me mad. The word use and construction and everything.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Brian on January 17, 2012, 11:51:48 AM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (1/18):

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #512 ($3.99): The Marvel Solicit asks: Can Tony Stark be trusted to pilot the Iron Man?  I ask "WTF DOES THAT MEAN?  WTF IS THE IRON MAN?  WTF IS THIS MADNESS? 

AVENGERS #21 ($3.99): It looks like Norman Osborn has taken some time off from beating the turtle droppings out of Cage's New Avengers to take a stab at pimp slapping Cap's new original Avengers.  With Hammer, Hydra, The Hand, and AIM on his side, Osborn has a shot.  But when it comes to this group of Avengers, well "We got a Hulk" comes to mind.

That's it for this week.  Join me here next week for some fun with Cap and Bucky and a new direction for the Secret Avengers.  Till then, I say laters.     



Thank you, Typhon for your dedication and hard work.

As to the Iron Man solicit, your sentiments are correct. That sentence doesn't make any sense whatsoever. Under the current storyline, Tony is physically Iron Man. You could not separate the two. To paraphrase Ace Ventura, it's in his bones. Technically, if they tried to separate Tony from the Iron Man, it would kill him. Of course, that never stops a bad writer from making up a Deus Machina that can separate the Iron Man suit form Tony.

As to the Avengers story, it's about time that Luke Cage's pompous ass got taken down. I'm tired of a low powered superhero acting like he's important. Spider-man could take out Luke Cage. If the Avengers is written correctly, Norman Osborn is about to get his ass handed to him.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: IronManKyle on January 21, 2012, 02:28:03 AM
1--509 was the last issue of IM I picked up, looks like im not missing much with this new arc. The Fear itself tie-in arc was ok and I appreciated some action, but I didn't appreciate it being centerd around 'Rescue' and the fact it pretty took 5 issues for Tony to make those wea... or rather make those dwarves make those weapons :/
2--Hopfully the mian Avengers title will pick up again, its a great series but those F.I. tie-ins were lame!
3--Too bad IM isn't a part of this new Carnage series, the pervious story arc with him and Spidy was pretty darn good. -mostly cause of the artwork.
4--One last thing, if its too much to asked Marvel for a new team on the book, can we at least ask them to stop referring to him as 'The Iron Man'. I know thats how Fraction writes it, but its pretty annoying now  :-\


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on January 24, 2012, 02:53:27 AM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (1/25):

AVENGERS SOLO #4 (OF 5) ($3.99): It's National Hawkeye week as we celebrate the first of two titles spotlighting our favorite bow wielding, purple wearing, serum swallowing, Swordsman hating, T-Bolt leading, Mockingbird kissing, Renner looking Avenger.  Out to clear the Avengers of human trafficking charges (that's how they got Squirrel Girl) Hawkeye must team up with a deadly Femme Fatale to face an armored foe.  Meanwhile, the Avengers Academy kids take on the West Coast Avengers.

SECRET AVENGERS #21.1 ($2.99): It's Hawkeye part two as he takes over the leadership duties of the Secret Avengers.  Not much is known about the plot of this issue, but it looks like Cap and our bow buddy Hawkeye are out to take on a nation of criminals run by criminals.  In other words, a trip to the DMV.  Now written by Uncanny X-Force scribe, Rick Remender and penciled by former IM artist Patrick Zircher. 

CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BUCKY #626 ($2.99): It's 50's Cap and the original Human Torch ( the robot Invader guy that looks like Johnny Storm but isn't Johnny Storm but should sue Johnny Storm but doesn't because Johnny lets him use his Netflix account for free) find themselves in a battle with 50's Bucky and a mad android.   

That's all I got for you this week.  Join me here next week for some Academy fun, Cable taking on Rulk in X-Sanction, and the debut of Bucky and Widow's new series.   


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: The IronJedi on January 25, 2012, 08:55:37 PM
April (http://marvel.com/comic_books/calendar/2012-04-01/2012-04-30?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Pulse330&utm_term=Link1&utm_content=April2012Solicits&utm_campaign=Pulse330Newsletter01252012) Solicits are up @ Marvel, etc..

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Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on January 31, 2012, 02:46:58 AM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (2/1):

AVENGERS ACADEMY #25 ($2.99): With our favorite "Squaddie" Reptil working alongside the evil alien named Hybrid to save his future daughter's life, our favorite plot device, Mind Control, comes into play.  Now it's staff vs. the students in a deadly battle to the death, and no, it's not just another day at an Oakland high school.  It's just another day at Avengers Academy. 
   
AVENGERS X-SANCTION #3 (OF 4)   ($3.99): It's Rulk's turn (he seriously has to get a better name.  Are you telling me the "House of Ideas" can't come up with an idea?  It's been like 5 years now.) in this Cable smack down.  Will the gun slinging red behemoth succeed where Cap, Falcon and Iron Man did not, or will Cable get the best of Belvedere (To hell with you, Marvel.  If you won't name Red Hulk, I will). 

WINTER SOLDIER #1 ($2.99): There's no better payback than Russian payback especially when that payback comes in tight black leather and long scarlet hair.  Yup, Black Widow joins Bucky in this Brubacker\Guice series as they hunt other Winter Soldiers across the globe.  As for me, I'm off to start trouble with some Russians.

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE TP VOL 02 ($34.99): A.I. favorite IM writer Kurt Busiek and legendary artist George Perez continue their 90's revival of the Avengers in this 2nd collection of the "Heroes Return" era.  Catch these classic tussles with the Thunderbolts, The Wrecking Crew, and Ultron.  Collecting issues 12-23, O, ANNUAL '99, and 1 ROUGH CUT.

That's it for this first week of February, my A.I. pals.  Join me here next week for the lowdown on Cap, Battle Scars, and a new direction for the Secret Avengers.       


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Brian on February 01, 2012, 04:54:38 PM
Would the Fearless be part of this list? Iron Man does appear in it. And doesn't look like a schmuck.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: IronManKyle on February 01, 2012, 05:04:33 PM
sign me up for a big dish of Kurt Busiek's Avengers. Dont have a few of those issues, so reading them will be a breath of fresh air. Bendis' main Avengers book is great (minus the Fear tie-ins) but I'll take Busiek's works anyday... (esp. on IM)


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on February 01, 2012, 11:15:30 PM
Would the Fearless be part of this list? Iron Man does appear in it. And doesn't look like a schmuck.

I'm not currently reading "Fearless," so I didn't know he was in it.  I don't think I saw him on any of the covers, so I never thought to check.  I'll add it if you want.  Hell, I'll pick it up if you recommend it.

Like I say at the top of each post, I only "list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of."  So if you run across a title with Iron Man, Rhodey, or other related character and would like me to add it in, let me know.  The only Avenger title I don't really post about is Thor because I never read much Thor as a kid and hardly ever now, so I don't really know what's going on with the title. 

But if you do run across a title like "Fearless" and don't see it here, let me know.

BTW, Tony appears in X-Factor #231.  It's part 3 of a 4 part story that involves Jaime Madrox (The Multiple Man) traveling through alternate Earths.  In the this issue, he comes to an Earth where Scarlet Witch said "No More Humans" and finds Tony is the leader of the last of humanity.  It's a good issue by the always dependable Peter David.  This seems to be Tony's only appearance though.               


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Brian on February 02, 2012, 12:53:36 PM
Would the Fearless be part of this list? Iron Man does appear in it. And doesn't look like a schmuck.

I'm not currently reading "Fearless," so I didn't know he was in it.  I don't think I saw him on any of the covers, so I never thought to check.  I'll add it if you want.  Hell, I'll pick it up if you recommend it.

Like I say at the top of each post, I only "list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of."  So if you run across a title with Iron Man, Rhodey, or other related character and would like me to add it in, let me know.  The only Avenger title I don't really post about is Thor because I never read much Thor as a kid and hardly ever now, so I don't really know what's going on with the title. 

But if you do run across a title like "Fearless" and don't see it here, let me know.

BTW, Tony appears in X-Factor #231.  It's part 3 of a 4 part story that involves Jaime Madrox (The Multiple Man) traveling through alternate Earths.  In the this issue, he comes to an Earth where Scarlet Witch said "No More Humans" and finds Tony is the leader of the last of humanity.  It's a good issue by the always dependable Peter David.  This seems to be Tony's only appearance though.               

Iron Man only made a real appearance in The Fearless #6 & #7 (I don't count appearances where he's in the background but does nothing). The story is mostly about Valkyrie and Sin and their efforts to collect and/or protect the Hammers of the Chosen. Iron Man makes a couple of appearances as a member of the Avengers.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on February 07, 2012, 01:33:45 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (2/8):

SECRET AVENGERS #22   ($3.99): Because nothing says secret infiltration team like a MAN AS BIG AS A FRAKIN HOUSE DRESSED IN RED SPANDEX.  Yup, Pym the Giant Man joins Hawkeye, Anti Venom, and Captain Britain as the newest members of the Secret Avengers.  Now by Rick Remender and Gabriel Hardman.

BATTLE SCARS #4 (OF 6) ($2.99): The quest to discover just why Army Ranger Marcus Johnson is important enough to get his own mini continues as he faces The Serpent Society.  Is beating the crap out of them a prerequisite to being a super hero in the Marvel U?  If so, then we should all have our own mini by now. ;D

CAPTAIN AMERICA #8 ($3.99): Riots engulf the streets of New York as Cap faces The Serpent Squad.  Are these riots the result of a Mad bomb or did Cap just wander into the Giants super bowl party?  Either way, masked faces will be punched. 

CARNAGE USA #3 (OF 5) ($3.99): Carnage rules a city and controls Cap, Wolvie, and the Thing.  Now Spidey stands alone against an army of Carnage.  And calling the armored hero, who helped you kick Carnage's rumpus last time, isn't an option why????   

That's it for this week my peoples.  Next week brings us new Iron Man, new Avengers, and new New Avengers.  Laters.   


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Brian on February 08, 2012, 12:33:27 AM
That's it for this week my peoples.  Next week brings us new Iron Man, new Avengers, and new New Avengers.  Laters.   

and I shudder to think what that will bring....


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on February 14, 2012, 02:31:02 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (2/14):

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #513 ($3.99): Looks like Tony is in trouble again.  After helping the Chinese army take out an army of Super Dreadnaughts, it looks like it's up to Rhodey "I'd rather be Cheadle than Howard" War Machine to knock Tony out of "The Iron Man" before Tony flies out of control.  Seriously, is there any part of Fraction's story that he didn't get from Iron Man 2?  We've already had drones, a senate hearing, an attack on the race track, and now another Tony\Rhodey fight scene.  All that's missing is the ACDC soundtrack.

AVENGERS #22 ($3.99): It's Osborn day part 1 as Storming Goblin Norman has the Avengers in his clutches.  Will Cap and his team survive, and even if they do, will Obama side with Osborn?  It's just another day in the life of Earth's Mightiest Heroes who the government trusts just a little more than those filthy X-Men.

NEW AVENGERS #21 ($3.99): Osborn day part 2 is here as Cage's New Avengers go toe-to-toe with the plot device that will never die.  Clor (the robot Thor that first appeared during Civil War) is back and ready to bring the hammer down on this batch of Avengers.  The question here is not if Cage and his people will triumph.  It's how many panels will they last before they get the pooh bear kicked out of them.  I mean, come on, has this team even won a fight this volume? 

WINTER SOLDIER #2 ($2.99): Bucky is back!  As the former Winter Soldier, Bucky knows the damage one assassin can do, so when he discovers a batch of other Winter Soldiers, it's up to him and Widow to find them and take them down.  But first, they have to get past the talking apes and the mighty Dr. Zaus!  Ok, just kidding about that last part, but there are talking apes and they do have machine guns.

FEAR ITSELF FEARLESS #9 (OF 12)   ($2.99): Don't know how much Tony is in this one, but I got it on good authority he isn't a crybaby in this one, so give it look.

That's it for this week.  Next Week brings us another day at Avengers Academy, another secret mission with the Secret Avengers, and more past tales with Bucky and Cap. 



Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Chaos on February 14, 2012, 07:18:19 PM

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #513 ($3.99): Looks like Tony is in trouble again.  After helping the Chinese army take out an army of Super Dreadnaughts, it looks like it's up to Rhodey "I'd rather be Cheadle than Howard" War Machine to knock Tony out of "The Iron Man" before Tony flies out of control.  Seriously, is there any part of Fraction's story that he didn't get from Iron Man 2?  We've already had drones, a senate hearing, an attack on the race track, and now another Tony\Rhodey fight scene.  All that's missing is the ACDC soundtrack.


I'm not sure anything Fraction has written on IM hasn't tapped into other/past material.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Roger A Ott II on February 14, 2012, 08:40:21 PM
I'm not sure anything Fraction has written on IM hasn't tapped into other/past material.

In all fairness, that's not a new thing in comics. The same old cliched plot devices have been mined over and over by just about every title in existence.  The big difference being, and the question needing to be asked at the end of the day is, "Is it a GOOD story?"  On that one, your mileage may vary.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Chaos on February 14, 2012, 08:53:09 PM
I'm not sure anything Fraction has written on IM hasn't tapped into other/past material.

In all fairness, that's not a new thing in comics. The same old cliched plot devices have been mined over and over by just about every title in existence.  The big difference being, and the question needing to be asked at the end of the day is, "Is it a GOOD story?"  On that one, your mileage may vary.

While I agree parts will always be borrowed, Fraction has yet to come up with a 100% original villain, unless you count Detroit Steel.

Zeke- son of Obadiah Stane
Hammer Girls- Wife/daughter of Justin Hammer
Spymaster
Mandarin

Fraction has been trying to tap IM's past great villains, and failing badly. Whether it's a new spin or an offshoot, there's not a whole lot of originality involved. Zeke has potential but with how Fraction stories have ended up, I think we all know that potential will never be reached with him at the helm.



Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on February 15, 2012, 03:04:16 AM
I'm not sure anything Fraction has written on IM hasn't tapped into other/past material.

In all fairness, that's not a new thing in comics. The same old cliched plot devices have been mined over and over by just about every title in existence.  The big difference being, and the question needing to be asked at the end of the day is, "Is it a GOOD story?"  On that one, your mileage may vary.

Yeah, but Fraction seems to take scenes and plot elements from the Iron Man 2 movie more than old comic storylines.  It's just odd and way too noticeable.  The films are supposed to draw from the books and not the other way around. 


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron YoJimBo on February 15, 2012, 06:49:16 AM
I'm not sure anything Fraction has written on IM hasn't tapped into other/past material.

In all fairness, that's not a new thing in comics. The same old cliched plot devices have been mined over and over by just about every title in existence.  The big difference being, and the question needing to be asked at the end of the day is, "Is it a GOOD story?"  On that one, your mileage may vary.

Yeah, but Fraction seems to take scenes and plot elements from the Iron Man 2 movie more than old comic storylines.  It's just odd and way too noticeable.  The films are supposed to draw from the books and not the other way around. 

Truest thing I read in years.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: The IronJedi on February 21, 2012, 12:27:24 PM
May (http://www.newsarama.com/comics/marvel-may-2012-solicitations-120221.html) Solicits are up @ Newsarama, etc..

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Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on February 21, 2012, 01:36:36 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (2/22):

FYI: Due to the past holiday in America, some shops might not get their books until Thursday (2/23).

AVENGERS ACADEMY #26 ($2.99): Guess what?  It looks like another Avenger is back from the dead and looking to tear them apart.  Ultron's hugaboo, Jocasta, is back among the living and ready to take the Avengers Academy down, and she has a few former students on her side.  That's the Marvel U for you.  The only thing deadlier than Dr. Doom is going to school.

CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BUCKY #627 ($2.99): Androids are not friends to the Avengers this week.  While the Avenger kids take on Jocasta, our silver screen buddy Cap is taking some killer androids of his own.  But while the Academy kids have Hawkeye and Pym on their side, Cap's gotta make due with an elderly man sporting a catheter. 

SECRET AVENGERS #23   ($3.99): First Androids and now Adaptoids.  On their first mission out, the Secret Avengers got their tails kicked by a group of Adaptoids.  Now, while searching for the truth behind a super powered woman, the Secret Avengers look for a new member in the form of a homicidal, psycho, alien symboite.  Venom joins the team.     

AVENGERS SOLO #5 (OF 5) ($3.99): An Avenger is being called to answer for his behavior, and... it's Tony Stark doing the calling.  That's right, Hawkeye is running rogue, and Tony Stark isn't liking what he's seeing.  While Clint and Tony debate morality, the Acdamey kids have their final with the West Coast Avengers.  I bet they're robots.  In fact, I bet the Transformers are behind all these attacks.  No one likes being let go. 

That's all for this week.  Next week brings us both Avengers, old and new, so don't miss it or else you'll owe me a Snickers bar.  Many, many Snickers bars.         



Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: IronManKyle on February 21, 2012, 07:14:20 PM
So, let me guess, the Hulk Smash series is basicly going to be how the hulk takes out the whole team one at a time. . . .  Again?!?  >:(


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Brian on February 22, 2012, 04:55:29 PM
So, let me guess, the Hulk Smash series is basicly going to be how the hulk takes out the whole team one at a time. . . .  Again?!?  >:(

It's odd. The Hulk beating Iron Man is really only a recent phenomena. If you look through history, Iron Man usually beat the Hulk. It is only recently (past 10 years or so) where the Hulk has beaten Iron Man.

Further, as I point out every time this issue comes up, I cannot figure out how a ground based unit with minimal projectile weapons (just the ability to throw things) and limited flight capability (jumping) can take out a multi-platform unit with energy weapons, flight, and shields. Iron Man needs to simply get the Hulk airborne and knock him into space. Win.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: stark182 on February 22, 2012, 07:09:15 PM
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It's odd. The Hulk beating Iron Man is really only a recent phenomena. If you look through history, Iron Man usually beat the Hulk. It is only recently (past 10 years or so) where the Hulk has beaten Iron Man.

Further, as I point out every time this issue comes up, I cannot figure out how a ground based unit with minimal projectile weapons (just the ability to throw things) and limited flight capability (jumping) can take out a multi-platform unit with energy weapons, flight, and shields. Iron Man needs to simply get the Hulk airborne and knock him into space. Win.


Don't even get me started....


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Chaos on February 22, 2012, 07:40:17 PM

Further, as I point out every time this issue comes up, I cannot figure out how a ground based unit with minimal projectile weapons (just the ability to throw things) and limited flight capability (jumping) can take out a multi-platform unit with energy weapons, flight, and shields. Iron Man needs to simply get the Hulk airborne and knock him into space. Win.

It's what happens when fanboys are in charge...



Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: mindcrime on February 22, 2012, 07:44:26 PM
Honestly, i find myself looking forward to the new issues Of Batman or Justice League every month, more than i do with anything from Marvel. First time that has ever happened. ???


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: IronManKyle on February 22, 2012, 08:10:51 PM

It's odd. The Hulk beating Iron Man is really only a recent phenomena. If you look through history, Iron Man usually beat the Hulk. It is only recently (past 10 years or so) where the Hulk has beaten Iron Man.

Further, as I point out every time this issue comes up, I cannot figure out how a ground based unit with minimal projectile weapons (just the ability to throw things) and limited flight capability (jumping) can take out a multi-platform unit with energy weapons, flight, and shields. Iron Man needs to simply get the Hulk airborne and knock him into space. Win.

Yea, I agree with you, IM went toe to toe with the Hulk in the original Gold armor and came away just fine in the original Avengers series and again in the classic armor a few time. --most notably taking out the Hulk in one massive punch... ahhh, the great Dave and Bob--
it just angers me that whoevers writing these recent Hulk victorys go for brawn of brain. A character like Stark used to be able to out-wit the Hulk. I dont mind the Hulk taking out some characters now and then, but lets be somewhat realistic about these things... Hulk himself isn't so smart as to be able to take out some of those powerhouses.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Chaos on February 22, 2012, 08:13:30 PM

Yea, I agree with you, IM went toe to toe with the Hulk in the original Gold armor and came away just fine in the original Avengers series and again in the classic armor a few time. --most notably taking out the Hulk in one massive punch... ahhh, the great Dave and Bob--
it just angers me that whoevers writing these recent Hulk victorys go for brawn of brain. A character like Stark used to be able to out-wit the Hulk. I dont mind the Hulk taking out some characters now and then, but lets be somewhat realistic about these things... Hulk himself isn't so smart as to be able to take out some of those powerhouses.

Just remember, as long as they have the excuse "Hulk has never been this mad before" then the Hulk is capable of beating anyone. Anyone...


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: mindcrime on February 22, 2012, 08:35:46 PM
Actually its gets so silly, i wish Supes would crossover and pound the crap outta Hulk...just so SOMEONE would beat him.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on February 28, 2012, 02:47:23 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Leap Day Wednesday (2/29):

AVENGERS #23 ($3.99): So what's the best thing to do on this extra day of the year?  Why spend it with nobody's favorite Goblin of course!  With the Avengers at his mercy, Osborn takes the fight to Obama and demands that HAMMER be reinstated as the world's security force, or he will have Cap executed on the spot.  Osborn won't win though since he obviously doesn't know math.  I mean, how else you explain how he thinks his hundreds of troops and Madame Hydra outnumber a tied up Captain America?  It's madness.  Just madness.

NEW AVENGERS #22 ($3.99): It's Rodney King Avengers style as the law lays the smackdown on Luke Cage.  Is Osborn's plan to turn the government against the Avengers working?  Will Spidey remind everyone that Osborn has actually killed people before?  Does Ms. Marvel finally figure out she's on the wrong Avenger team?  Find out here as the New Avengers take on the Dark Avengers in a battle that leaves the New team one avenger short.

That's all for this week.  Next week brings more fun at the Academy, more with Widow and Bucky, and maybe some lead up to a certain May 4th film.  Typhon out.   

     


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Brian on February 28, 2012, 06:28:39 PM
This has been a sticking point throughout the Dark Avengers storyline. Doesn't everyone remember that Norman Osborn is crazy?

Seriously, in Haunted, Doc Sampson even made a reference to it. But we're going to trust this guy with running SHIELD (ne' HAMMER) and follow him? Just because he show the Skrull Queen? And now, after the Siege, people are going to believe anything he says?

I've always been of the opinion that this entire storyline would have made more sense if Hank Pym was the bad guy rather than Norman Osborn.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Chaos on February 29, 2012, 08:10:20 PM
Yeah, its been utterly ridiculous how Osborn has managed to stay in charge/powerful. It takes a complete abandonment of logic and common sense on the reader's part to believe it, and for anyone over the age of 12, that's just an insulting thing to ask.



Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Roger A Ott II on March 02, 2012, 09:14:45 AM
Iron Man needs to simply get the Hulk airborne and knock him into space. Win.

I understand your logic, and don't disagree with the premise, but I do hope it would be a little more exciting than that.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on March 02, 2012, 12:38:37 PM
Yeah, its been utterly ridiculous how Osborn has managed to stay in charge/powerful. It takes a complete abandonment of logic and common sense on the reader's part to believe it, and for anyone over the age of 12, that's just an insulting thing to ask.



But Osborn isn't in charge in this storyline.  He wants to be and imagines he is but holds no real authority.  Just consider how Osborn is viewed by the civilians in the Marvel U.  Yeah, he was evil, but so are like 30% of the current heroes out there, including some of the Avengers.  His public image leading up to Secret Invasion and Siege was that he was reformed and was charismatic enough to win over much of the public.  His only real mistake in Siege, as far as the public could tell, was wearing that green makeup under his armor.  The President sided with Cap and the other heroes, but there were a number of people who were still distrustful of these heroes because of Civil War and the voter approved registration act that many heroes deliberately refused to follow, believing themselves to be above the law.  Osborn's current campaign is calling out those supporters and having them spread their distrust of the Avengers and the government. 

It's not perfect.  The story does have flaws, but to me, it does make enough sense to work.                   


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Chaos on March 02, 2012, 09:22:35 PM
Iron Man needs to simply get the Hulk airborne and knock him into space. Win.

I understand your logic, and don't disagree with the premise, but I do hope it would be a little more exciting than that.

I'm more with Brian on this. IM has flight and long range capabilities, neither of which Hulk has. technically (although we know it won't ever happen), he can fly around and just blast him with repulsors. Or grab him and just go right for space where Hulk can't breath.

Of course, I still want a vibranium armor, where every time Hulk hits IM he gets stronger, channels the energy and smacks Hulk harder. That way, the madder Hulk gets, the harder he hits and the stronger IM becomes.

Not than any of this will ever happen.



Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on March 06, 2012, 03:30:14 AM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this March Wednesday (3/7):

AVENGERS ACADEMY #27 ($2.99): The Avengers may have the X-Men on the horizon, but the kids at Avengers Academy have a much more formidable opponent: homeless super powered orphans.  The darlings of Marvel Tsunami line (ironic name since every title except Runaways drowned and died) are back as The Runaways come to the Academy, and they ain't looking to trade Bieber stickers.  Catch here the best Teen on Teen violence not on YouTube in this 1st issue of the 2 part Runways arc.

AVENGERS CHILDRENS CRUSADE #9 (OF 9) ($3.99): It's been 17 months since the series began (Yeah, Siege hadn't started yet.  Yeah, it's been that long), but the conclusion to the long awaited (and even longer running) miniseries is here. Wanda "Crazy" Witch is back and engaged to Doctor Doom (I bet their song is "Opposites Attract" by Paula Abdul and the cartoon cat), but does he only love her for her powers?  The answer is a mighty yes, and it look the death of a Young Avenger to show her.  Learn in these pages how Wanda's return to the Marvel changes everyone's destiny and sets the stage for the war between the Avengers and the X-Men.

FEAR ITSELF FEARLESS #10 (OF 12) ($2.99): Wanna see a hot Asgardian Chick armed with a sword and Cap's Shield try to cut the head of the Red Skull's daughter?  Then this is the book for you and every male between the ages of 12 and 10012.

WINTER SOLDIER #3 ($2.99): Bucky and Black Widow have a new mission everybody, and it's saving the world's deadliest dictator not named Limbaugh.  It's machine gun wielding apes and rogue Winter Soldiers out to kill Doctor Doom, and it's up to Bucky and Widow to keep him alive.  Who says the government has their priorities backwards?   

MARVELS AVENGERS PRELUDE FURYS BIG WEEK #1 (OF 4) ($2.99): All roads begin here as Sam Jackson Fury reveals the truth behind the Avengers movie.  Wait an iron minute.  There's an Avengers movie coming out? Why hasn't Heath posted anything on it yet? ;D

Oh, and a new Hardcover collection of Joe Casey's 2 Avenger minis, The Earth's Mightiest Heroes minis, is out too for $34.99.

That's all for this week.  Next week brings us more Avenger action, the continuing saga of skinny Cap, more Battle Scars, and the 1st issue of Avengers Assemble.  Laters Vader Haters.       


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Roger A Ott II on March 07, 2012, 09:22:01 PM
Of course, I still want a vibranium armor, where every time Hulk hits IM he gets stronger, channels the energy and smacks Hulk harder. That way, the madder Hulk gets, the harder he hits and the stronger IM becomes.

Ha! I like it! 22 pages of Hulk hitting Iron Man, making him stronger. Then Iron Man hitting Hulk, making him madder and stronger.  Then Hulk hitting Iron Man...

Heck, Marvel could probably get a 6-issue miniseries out of that! :D


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Chaos on March 07, 2012, 09:42:56 PM
Of course, I still want a vibranium armor, where every time Hulk hits IM he gets stronger, channels the energy and smacks Hulk harder. That way, the madder Hulk gets, the harder he hits and the stronger IM becomes.

Ha! I like it! 22 pages of Hulk hitting Iron Man, making him stronger. Then Iron Man hitting Hulk, making him madder and stronger.  Then Hulk hitting Iron Man...

Heck, Marvel could probably get a 6-issue miniseries out of that! :D

I think just the thought of all that action would cause Fraction to pass out  :P


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: mindcrime on March 07, 2012, 11:37:30 PM
Of course, I still want a vibranium armor, where every time Hulk hits IM he gets stronger, channels the energy and smacks Hulk harder. That way, the madder Hulk gets, the harder he hits and the stronger IM becomes.

Ha! I like it! 22 pages of Hulk hitting Iron Man, making him stronger. Then Iron Man hitting Hulk, making him madder and stronger.  Then Hulk hitting Iron Man...

Heck, Marvel could probably get a 6-issue miniseries out of that! :D

I think just the thought of all that action would cause Fraction to pass out  :P



Heh...Fraction would have Hulk and Tony try to work out their issues over a mocha...while whining to each other what rotten evil people they were.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on March 13, 2012, 02:30:22 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (3/14):

AVENGERS #24 ($3.99): What time is it?  It's Osborn time as the forces of Hammer take on Cap and Tony's Avengers in Bendis's final arc before the war with the X-Men.  With the powers of an adaptoid, Osborn (yeah, he can fly)is ready to place the Avengers under arrest, but these ain't no New Luke Cage\ Dr. Strange postmodern  Avengers.  These are Cap\Tony original G Avengers.  Breaking teeth since '63.

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #1 WITH DIG CDE ($3.99): The movie Avengers have a Hulk.  The comic Avengers do not (Rulk is a Rulk is no Hulk).  It looks like that is about to change in this IN-CONTINUITY series (by Ultimate Spider-Man team Bendis and Mark Bagley) that follows the exploits of 6 classic Avengers: Cap, Tony, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye and Hulk.  That's such a unique lineup, isn't it?  I just can't imagine how the boys at Marvel came up with it.

CAPTAIN AMERICA #9 ($3.99): While Sharon Carter deals with Machinesmith in his own twisted world, Hydra has managed get Cap all Cryptkeeper like in physique (Mad Bomb > Subway, so buttons to you, Jared).  That means it's up to Tony (assuming he doesn't quit and run away) to find a cure for Cap before Hydra gets the whole world rioting. 

CARNAGE USA #4 (OF 5) ($3.99): Slam poetry now: It's Carnage \ Master of the red goo \ It's Carnage \ He really wants to eat you \ It's Carnage \ He's got the whole town red \ It's Carnage \ He wants our friend Parker dead \ It's Carnage \ Cap called Venom now\ It's Carnage \ Got orders to punch Carnage in the junk bow\ It's Carnage \ Gonna end the song now \ It's Carnage \ Read the next solicit now

BATTLE SCARS #5 (OF 6) ($2.99): Marcus Johnson is the son of who now?  Thor?  Falcon?  Cap?  Fury?  Black Panther?  And how far will someone go to make sure Marcus's father sees his son dies in his arms?  All this and what to do if you puppy is allergic to Cheetos on the next Maury.

Avengers: Children's Crusade also hits hardcover this week.

That's all for now.  Next week brings us closer to a new Iron Man, More Fearless, and the end of X-Sanction.  Later all.     


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on March 20, 2012, 02:28:51 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (3/21):

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #514 ($3.99): DEMON continues as another one of Tony's foes enters the fray.  Whirlwind is back, and his RT lit ass is looking to put the hurt on Shellhead.  Meanwhile, the Melter is jacking cars in LA (gang initiation?), and Beth ramps up the hunt for Spymaster.  I'd recommend she start looking in a graveyard, but it looks like there are more of them.  Spymaster is like Bebe's kids.  He don't die, he multiplies. 

FEAR ITSELF FEARLESS #11 (OF 12) ($2.99): Valkyrie needs some help taking down Sin and her minions, and it looks like it's time for Cap and Iron Man to enter the fray.  Will they, Iron Fist, Black Widow, Storm, Spidey, and the Fantastic Four be enough?  You know, if this comic would have been published in the 90's and by Image, the battle would be decided by a wet t-shirt contest.

UNCANNY X-MEN #9 ($3.99): Holy Hand Grenade!  Have those filthy mutants kidnapped Typhon's beloved bear "Mister Squirrel Bottoms" and demanded to be added in the solicits in exchange for his safe return?  Yes, but that's besides the point.  What's important here is this issue sees the last team-up of Cyclops's X-Men team and Cap and Tony's Avengers before the big crossover.  It's alien blasting goodness to save the Earth and a good opportunity to witness the power of the X-team.  Honestly, this has been a amazing series so far.

AVENGERS X-SANCTION #4 (OF 4) ($3.99): It's Spidey and Wolvie vs Cable in the battle that will start a war.  Cable "Techno-Man" has managed to stop Cap, Tony, Falcon, and Rulk, but they didn't have pointy adamantium and web balls.  Will his daddy (Cyclops) and his sorta daughter (Hope) give our dying mutant metal man a hand or backup the Avengers?  Find out here in the final chapter of the X-Sanction event.

Also the buildup to the Avengers film continues with MARVELS AVENGERS PRELUDE FURYS BIG WEEK #2 (OF 4) ($2.99)
 I have no idea what this is about, but I like what it's leading up to. :D

That's it for this week.  Next Wednesday brings us all kinds of Avenging fun as well as the 0 issue of AVX.  Catch you here next week, and please say a prayer for Mister Squirrel Bottoms.   


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron Guy on March 20, 2012, 03:05:36 PM
"Pointy adamantium & web balls"? Sounds kinda lewd for an all ages book. :P


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on March 27, 2012, 11:47:17 AM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (3/28):

AVENGERS VS X-MEN #0 (OF 12) AVX ($3.99): It's prologue time as the war between the Avengers and the X-Men officially unofficially starts here.  Wanda is back battling baddies like our cranium heavy friend Modok on the White House lawn while Hope, the mutant messiah, plays "Punisher" on the streets of San Fran.  Add in super war death machines, Cyclops taking an optic blast to the face (THE FACE), yet another general looking to screw the Avengers, and you got the makings of the biggest event to come out of Marvel until the next event when they say this event was nothing and undue most of it (did someone say Fear Itself).  By Bendis, Jason Aaron, and art by Frank Cho.

AVENGERS #24.1   ($2.99): Our old friend, Vision, is back from the grave and on the most dangerous mission ever taken by man ever in the history of the world: visiting the in-laws.  Deadly yes, if your father-in-law accidently caught you buying his daughter naughty underwear and a slinky, but more so when you're made of metal and your father-in-law is Magneto.  It seems Vision is looking for his ex and is ready to drop kick papa to find her.

NEW AVENGERS #23 ($3.99): The Osborn\Hammer saga may be over, but... well... not here yet.  Don't know if it was delays, a bad shipping schedule, or it took that much longer for Luke Cage to pull himself out of whatever building he got punched into, but the battle between the New Avengers and the Dark Avengers comes to an end here. 

CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BUCKY #628 ($2.99): Has Cap been replaced by an android?  My magic 8 ball says yes, so that means it's up to the original Human Torch and a geriatric Bucky to save the day.  Seriously, I don't think Cap likes robots.  I bet he makes sure Vision gets picked last in Avengers softball and gets put on Wonder Man's team.

That's all for now. Next week brings us more adventures in Avengers Academy, the end of Fearless, and an update on some Avenger trades hitting the shelves.  Typhon out.                     


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on April 02, 2012, 06:03:25 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (4/4):

AVENGERS VS X-MEN #1 (OF 12) AVX ($3.99): The summer event official starts here!  That's right, Chaos vs Michael Bay in the battle for Optimus Prime's soul.  Be here as...  hold on... my mistake.  Wrong announcement.  We are here to talk about Avengers vs X-Men.  You've all seen the previews, so I won't waste your time.  The Phoenix is back and looking to hook up with Hope, the mutant messiah.  The X-Men are happy about this (you'd think they'd be crapping themselves) because it could mean the return of the mutant gene (or the mutant Jean?).  The Avengers aren't so happy about this (maybe Phoenix is pissed because she's the one X-Man not invited to join the Avengers) because it could mean the end of the human race (Dammit Tony, we gave you a whole mini to take care of this).  I honestly can't wait to see how this plays out. 

AVENGERS ACADEMY #28 ($2.99): The Academy kids and The Runaways search an alien jungle on their quest for a missing dinosaur (now you know that plot sounds fun).  What they find is a forgotten jewel of the Marvel 70's: The Devil Dinosaur.  Pure awesomeness is here and it smells like 1978.

FEAR ITSELF FEARLESS #12 (OF 12) ($2.99): Sin has unleashed the Ultimate Destroyer upon the world.  With Valkyrie already among the fallen, can Cap and the heroes rally (probably) to save the world (probably) and stop Sin and Crossbones (probably).  Be here for the finale to the followup of the last summer's most disappointing (probably) event.  Just don't hold it's parent event against it.  Fearless isn't that bad. 

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #683 ENDS ($3.99): I know I don't do Spidey books much (especially since I don't read them), but the latest storyline, "Ends of the Earth," involves the Avengers helping Spidey take out the Sinister Six in space.  This is part 2, but it might be a must buy just to see Spidey punch Al Gore in the face.  I am not making that up.

MARVELS AVENGERS PRELUDE FURYS BIG WEEK #3 (OF 4) ($2.99): Wonder where SHIELD was during the events of "The Incredible Hulk?"  Like much of America, I figured they didn't care, but it turns out Fury and Black Widow were knee deep in gamma goo.  Is that a special edition of the film being prepped?  Calling Mr. Lucas.

SECRET AVENGERS #24   ($3.99): This may or may not be out this week.  Some shops got it last week, some will this week, while others say the week after.  I don't know.  I do know that the issue involves Hawkeye's team (now with more Venom) going against a team of robotic killers.  Oh, and Ant-Man, the not Pym one who hid in Ms. Marvel's shower once (while she was showering), might be dead. 

That's it for this week.  I am in the middle of putting together a list of recently released Avenger trades that I will post before Free Comic Book Day in May.  Most shops have huge sales that day which makes it the perfect time to add to your collection.  Feel free to make recommendations.  BTW, next week brings more Avenger titles like the new issue of Avengers Assemble, a new volume in the Essential series, and another issue of Winter Soldier.  Later.




Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Chaos on April 02, 2012, 07:40:19 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (4/4):

AVENGERS VS X-MEN #1 (OF 12) AVX ($3.99): The summer event official starts here!  That's right, Chaos vs Michael Bay in the battle for Optimus Prime's soul.  Be here as...  hold on... my mistake.  Wrong announcement. 


LOL! That made the whole post worth it  :D


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on April 10, 2012, 02:29:15 AM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (4/11):

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #2 WITH DIG CDE ($3.99): Has your Thunder God just gotten his hammer handed to him?  Has your Armored Avenger just been tossed into orbit by a giant minotaur?  Is your sexy female spy laying half dead on the side of the road next to a Green Arrow wannabe?  If so, there's only one thing to do: Call in the Green. 
Green Hulk: when Red just isn't disco enough for you.

NEW AVENGERS #24 AVX ($3.99): It's a roundtable discussion (pizza not included) as Cap prepares the Avengers to go to war with the X-Men in an issue that takes place between pages 15 and 16 of last week's  AvX.  Guess that means it's research time.  Get the popcorn ready Jarvis because it's time for an X-Men movie marathon.  They better call in Beast for the X-Men: First Class showing though.  How else are they going to figure out how that works? 

SECRET AVENGERS #25   ($3.99): It's an Adaptoid world, and we're just living in it.  On a quest to finally kill these F-things off, the Secret Avengers have run into a snag.  With Ant-Man possibly dead and half the team captured, it's up to Venom, now Flash Thompson, to save the day.  A symbiote with machine guns.  The 90's had a baby and it is he.

WINTER SOLDIER #4 ($2.99): It's Bucky vs a Gorilla for the fate of Doctor Doom.  I smell Eisner.

CARNAGE USA #5 (OF 5) ($3.99): Spidey & Venom vs Carnage in a finale promised to be unlike any ever told as long as you ignore Maximum Carnage.  Sure Tony sat this one out, but it's been a fun and wild ride anyway.

That's it for this week my May 4th awaiting friends (and you lucky frackers to get it earlier).  Next week brings us the second chapter of AvX (it ships every two weeks) as well as the newest issue of The Invincible Person who is supposed to be Iron Man.  Laters.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on April 16, 2012, 11:59:29 AM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (4/18):

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #515 ($3.99): Marvel claims this is the issue when a hero falls.  Since Tony hasn't done anything heroic since Siege, we gotta be talking about Rhodey.  Does this mean this is the end of Rhodey?  The Rhodester?  The Rhodathon?  The Rhodanation?  Will the Rhodes machine be done in by the casually clad Melter?  Given that Rhodey has a part in AvX, a story that is supposed to take place AFTER this arc, it's hard to say yes, but Bucky Cap was running around for months after he looked to be killed in Fear Itself, so anything is possible.  Either way, Matty Fraction has the answer in this final (I believe) issue in the Demon arc.

AVENGERS VS X-MEN #2 (OF 12) WITH DIG CDE AVX   ($3.99): The punching porn is in full effect as the Avengers land on the X-Men's home, Utopia, determined to grab Hope and take her off planet before the Phoenix claims her.  Only Cyclops and his team aren't having it and mean to take the Avengers to school.  First lesson: Magneto propelled Colossus + flying Hellicarrier = Brace for impact.  BTW, this issue is written by Wolverine & the X-Men scribe, Jason Aaron. 

AVENGERS #25 AVX ($3.99): The Tie-In Bonanza begins here as Cap trains his fellow Avengers on the best way to smack a mutie upside the head.  Is Tony cool with this?  Will Hawkeye and Spider-Woman stop making out long enough to care?  Well Bendis hopes you do and to be sure, he's brought an industry legend along.  Walt Simonson pencils Bendis final Avengers arc which begins here. 

WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #9 AVX ($3.99): We don't do many X-books and even with all the AvX tie-ins, I don't plan to, but this one may be of some interest to fans.  Cap arrives at the Jean Grey School, created by Wolverine after his fallout with Cyclops, looking to score the support of Wolvie, Beast, Rogue, Gambit, KItty, and the student body.  Only problem is this school was made to keep the kids away from fighting.  Can Cap change his mind? And does Wolvie's X-ties dig too deep?  The decision is made here.  So far this series by Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo has been a taste of old school fun, and this issue looks to be no different.

MARVELS AVENGERS PRELUDE FURYS BIG WEEK #4 (OF 4) ($2.99): This is leading up to something... I just can't figure out what.  I know it says Avengers, but that's impossible, right?  A movie that big could never happen in our lifetime, right?  That's just wishful thinking.  No, I bet this is just a lead up to some video game.  Talk about getting my hopes up. ;D

That's it for this week.  I will list the tie-in's for AvX even if I don't do a write up for each one.  Next week brings a ton of Avengers fun, the AvX Versus mini with the IM\Magneto brawl, and some Cap issues.  Later all.       


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on April 24, 2012, 12:25:28 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (4/25):

AVX VS #1 (OF 6) ($3.99): It's the fight that split the A.I. boards.  The fight that put half of us on Team "Tony's gonna get his ass kicked by Magneto" and Team "Tony's really gonna get his ass kicked by Magneto."  Versus is here and giving us an extended look at the fights only glimpsed at in the AVX mini.  Seeing as how Tony is fighting Emma after he encounters Mags, this fight might be less about who wins and more about who lands the most punches.  Kinda like the ending of Rocky.  Also in this issue is Namor  vs The Thing.

BATTLE SCARS #6 (OF 6) ($2.99): Fury had a baby boy who is all grown up now and looking to take out the man known as Orion.  Who Orion is, I don't know, but I do know that his men went all Freddy Kruger on little Fury's eye and hell hath no fury like a Fury with a missing eye... or something like that.

CAPTAIN AMERICA #10   ($3.99): As Tony and Sharon Carter work closely to get skinny Steve back to fighting strength (a quick call to ILM is all I'm saying), Falcon is beaten silly by the Mad Bomb and flapping his newly evil wings for Hydra.  Be here for the conclusion of "Powerless" and the return of an arch-foe going by a new name but living by the reputation of the old name which we will always remember more so why bother... really. 

CAPTAIN AMERICA AND HAWKEYE #629 ($2.99): Captain America And Hawkeye Vs. Dinosaurs!?!  That Marvel solicit is too awesome for me to touch. 

NEW AVENGERS #25 AVX ($3.99): If there is one thing we have learned about the Phoenix after all this time, it's that the ol' girl is kind of a slut.  Because two Grey girls, Cyclops's latest bedtime buddy, and an Ultraverse Strong-man weren't enough to satisfy, now it's looking for an Iron Fist.  I guess the 6th one is a freebie.   

SECRET AVENGERS #26 AVX   ($3.99): When a giant fire bird pops up in space, it's time to call in the Frost Giant killer man.  The Phoenix is headed for Earth, and it's up to a strike team consisting of Vision, Rhodey, Beast, Ms. Marvel and Thor to go all jet engine and take the bird out.

UNCANNY X-MEN #11 AVX ($3.99): Cyclops shot Cap and now Namor's got a man crush.  Commence vomiting in 3, 2, 1...       

That's it for this week.  Next week brings us the next chapter in AvX, Avengers Academy, and a new Iron Man.  It also brings us in the states closer to The Avengers.

FYI: Later this week (if my schedule clears up), I will post a list of Avengers related trades that might be worth your money when Free Comic Book Day hits on May 5th.  Most comic shops have massive sales on FCBD, so it's a good time to add to collection.  It'll be in the General Comics forum.   

Later. 


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: IronManKyle on April 26, 2012, 08:50:34 PM
Hawkeye and Spider Woman is soooo forced and fake it seems so silly that it's part of the comics sinced it was forced on us out of nowhere during Fear Itself..   ::)


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Roger A Ott II on April 30, 2012, 10:32:55 PM
Totally forgot to mention that Avengers Roll Call came out last Wednesday, too, and features Handbook profiles on all the major characters who appear in the Avengers movie (well, their comic book counterparts at least), and I got to write both the Captain America and Iron Man update pages! I made a Herculean attempt to describe some of the new armor's functions, though it was a frustrating task.  For anyone who wants to take a look at the pages I worked on, here's a linky-thing that's supposed to work even for people not on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.3458668423510.2143103.1174872626&type=3&l=774a5419e2 (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.3458668423510.2143103.1174872626&type=3&l=774a5419e2)


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: IronManKyle on April 30, 2012, 11:40:13 PM
Awesome and Congrats to Roger!!  To bad you couldn't throw in "For actual good stories featuring Iron Man, read anything pre-Matt Fraction circa 2008". If I see this i'll be getting it as to catch up with other characters as well..


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Borjigin on April 30, 2012, 11:44:03 PM
It seems to repeat some things from previous iterations that I find dubious. Like Stark in armor being 6 foot 6. Is there any backing of that in the actual art? The armor, as far as I can tell from the art, only increases his height microscopically.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: IMJ on May 01, 2012, 07:23:35 AM
It seems to repeat some things from previous iterations that I find dubious. Like Stark in armor being 6 foot 6. Is there any backing of that in the actual art? The armor, as far as I can tell from the art, only increases his height microscopically.

I remember how Alan Davis has a tendency to draw Iron Man as the short guy in the Avengers. It's incredibly annoying and mars my perception of an otherwise incredible artist and story teller.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Ironghost on May 01, 2012, 07:55:02 AM
I always thought he was about six foot, to be honest.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Roger A Ott II on May 01, 2012, 09:57:29 AM
It seems to repeat some things from previous iterations that I find dubious. Like Stark in armor being 6 foot 6. Is there any backing of that in the actual art? The armor, as far as I can tell from the art, only increases his height microscopically.

That's a good point.  One could argue that the bottoms of his boots might increase his height an inch or so, but 5" does seem a bit much. I'll put this forth to the OHotMU team and see what they say.

As for it showing in the art, that's a hard one to quantify. Artistic style is in vogue these days over keeping characters on model.

Now, you say, "It seems to repeat some things from previous iterations that I find dubious." Are there other things? Anything you find that seems possibly incorrect I want to know about so it can be addressed. There is occasionally going to be errata when you're dealing with 50+ years worth of comics and we strive to correct anything that's brought up and verified.

Thanks!


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron YoJimBo on May 01, 2012, 10:55:46 AM
I can believe certain parts of the older models (or the movie version) could be at least three inches thick. The boots up to four, to house thrusters or whatnot that allows for sustained flight. The newer nano-armor I don't know about height wise. Also what's Tony's base height without the suit? If he's 6' 2" then maybe it's not as bad an increase as we thought.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on May 01, 2012, 02:25:33 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (5/2):

Typhon is overloaded with work this week, so this is going to be short and sweet.

AVENGERS VS X-MEN #3 (OF 12) AVX ($3.99): Cap went looking to take Hope away from the X-Men.  It turns out Wolverine went there to stab her the throat.  Cap found out and now Cap is pissed.  And when Cap is pissed, America is pissed.  Watch out Wolverine because you just pissed off America.

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #516 ($3.99): It's the day IM fans have been dreading (and the day Fraction better start keep an eye on his car as I see some slashed tires in his future) as Tony Stark steps down from being Iron Man as a new player emerges as "The Iron Man 2.0."  My guess was Rhodey (he's now fake dead and 2.0 was the name of his series), but speculation is on Zeke Stane putting on the helmet.  Either way, they better help out Tony fast because not only does he have to take on the new Lady Firebrand, but Spymaster finally showed up to work.  It's Iron Man as you never wanted to see him before. 

AVENGERS ACADEMY #29 AVX ($2.99): Cyclops may be putting all his hope on Hope, but what about the rest of the X-Men kids?  To hell with them.  Left on Utopia by the X-Men after they pulled out, Cap drops them off at the Avengers Academy.  Will the conflict continue?  Or the better question is, why is Hercules playing games naked in the quad?  Yup, we got both mutant conflicts and naked Olympians within the newest pages of Avengers Academy.

HULK SMASH AVENGERS #1 (OF 5) ($2.99): Hulk punches the 60's Avengers so hard that it looks like, from the solicit for the next issue, he knocks right into the '70's.  It's an old school brawl by the always dependable Tom DeFalco.

In Avengers news:

ART OF AVENGERS HC SLIPCASE ($49.99): These art books are always awesome.

AVENGERS BLACK WIDOW STRIKES #1 (OF 3) ($2.99): Film tie-in showcasing our favorite avenging redhead. 

MARVELS AVENGERS AVENGERS INITIATIVE ($2.99): Because you know you gotta school grandma with Avengers knowledge before May 4th.

That's it for this week.  Be sure to hit your local comic stores for Free Comic Book Day this Saturday after you see Avengers and take advantage of the sales.  I did post some of my recommendations in the General Comics Forum, if you need any ideas on what to look for.  New books next week include more fun with Cap, New Avengers, and a Omnibus edition of that classic IM\Avengers story: The Crossing. 


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Borjigin on May 01, 2012, 07:24:26 PM


Now, you say, "It seems to repeat some things from previous iterations that I find dubious." Are there other things? Anything you find that seems possibly incorrect I want to know about so it can be addressed. There is occasionally going to be errata when you're dealing with 50+ years worth of comics and we strive to correct anything that's brought up and verified.

Thanks!

Oh jeez, there are tons of things in the OHOTMU I've found wrong over the years, much of which I can't remember at the moment because I stopped buying them. Wiki and sites like Comicvine both seem much closer to the actual comics than the OHOTMU, which seems to repeat massive errors made in the eighties as though it were some sacred text like the Bible.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron Guy on May 05, 2012, 06:18:53 AM
Actually with regards the height the helmet would be good for at least an inch on top due to the shell, cybernetic sensors, padding. However, that still leaves 4" as Tony's height is 6'1" & the cross-sections I've seen suggest that the boot soles are only about 2" or so. This suggests that the armor only adds about 3" making him 6'4" in the suit. The classic height for the hero in most western culture.   


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on May 08, 2012, 08:55:34 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (5/9):

Sorry for the delay, but Typhon is down with the sickness this week.  Some kid kept sneezing on the back of my head during my Friday 1:30pm screening of Avengers.  Little did I know that I was not only counting down to an awesome film, but to my own doom.

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #3 ($3.99): With anticipation for the next Avengers film high (let's face it, it hit all of us the second the credits started to roll at the end of the film), Marvel is set to keep us satisfied one comic panel at a time with this film inspired comic set in the current Marvel U but not currently in the Marvel U (it's gotta be before AvX unless they decided to attack the X-Men the same weekend Hulk had off so he could go cow-tipping with Adam Warlock, those mischievous little goons).  The 70's are back with a vengeance as the classic villain team known as The Zodiac storm the Helicarrier for the Ultimate Nullifier.

CAPTAIN AMERICA #11   ($3.99): IM fan favorite artist Patrick Zircher joins the Brubaker team for this latest story arc.  When ex-super villains are getting popped off while in Witness Protection (who, let's face it, is only good for B-movie plots and populating the state of New Mexico), Steve "I got 41 seconds more screen time than Downey but still didn't get to scream Avengers Assemble" Rogers must deal with old foe and an old flame.

CAPTAIN AMERICA AND HAWKEYE #630 ($2.99): So not only do our star-spangled screen time champion and our arrow wielding screen time... not champion... have to deal with dinosaurs, they have to deal with symbiote-enhanced dinosaurs.  Because what a T-Rex really needs is more teeth.

NEW AVENGERS #26 AVX ($3.99): Iron Fist has learned that the Phoenix once got it on with a lady Iron Fist in the distance past, leaving him to wonder if he will be next.  Personally, I wouldn't count on it Danny boy.  Unless you got red hair and boobies, the Phoenix ain't looking for you.  You have a better chance of getting Captain Marvel's Nega Bands.  Those sluts will latch on to anybody.

HULK SMASH AVENGERS #2 (OF 5)   ($2.99): Hulk punches the 70's Avengers so hard that it looks like, from the solicit for the next issue, he knocks right into the '80's.  It's an old school brawl by the always dependable Joe Casey.  Hey, if Marvel is going to use the same plot, I'm going to use the same joke.

AVENGERS CROSSING OMNIBUS HC SCHERBERGER CVR ($99.99): It made me cry, and they're giving it a Omnibus edition.  Kang turns Iron Man against the Avengers, and the only one who can stop him is a younger Iron Man from an alternate dimension who has no idea how to fight or what Iron Man armor is.  Yes, this is from the same people who brought us Spider-Man: Maximum Clonage.  There must have been a lot of LSD in the 90's editorial room.  COLLECTING: Avengers 390-395, The Crossing , Timeslide; Iron Man (1968) 319-325; Force Works 16-22; War Machine 20-25; Age of Innocence: The Rebirth of Iron Man

Two AvX tie-ins this week are: WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #10 AVX   ($3.99) and X-MEN LEGACY #266 AVX ($2.99).

That's it for this week.  Next week brings the next chapter in AvX, Iron Man (but which one), Simonson's Avengers, and other fun.  Later. 


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron Mark on May 09, 2012, 01:44:54 AM
AVENGERS CROSSING OMNIBUS HC SCHERBERGER CVR ($99.99): It made me cry, and they're giving it a Omnibus edition.  Kang turns Iron Man against the Avengers, and the only one who can stop him is a younger Iron Man from an alternate dimension who has no idea how to fight or what Iron Man armor is.  Yes, this is from the same people who brought us Spider-Man: Maximum Clonage.  There must have been a lot of LSD in the 90's editorial room.  COLLECTING: Avengers 390-395, The Crossing , Timeslide; Iron Man (1968) 319-325; Force Works 16-22; War Machine 20-25; Age of Innocence: The Rebirth of Iron Man

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Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Chaos on May 09, 2012, 07:54:53 PM

AVENGERS CROSSING OMNIBUS HC SCHERBERGER CVR ($99.99): It made me cry, and they're giving it a Omnibus edition.  Kang turns Iron Man against the Avengers, and the only one who can stop him is a younger Iron Man from an alternate dimension who has no idea how to fight or what Iron Man armor is.  Yes, this is from the same people who brought us Spider-Man: Maximum Clonage.  There must have been a lot of LSD in the 90's editorial room.  COLLECTING: Avengers 390-395, The Crossing , Timeslide; Iron Man (1968) 319-325; Force Works 16-22; War Machine 20-25; Age of Innocence: The Rebirth of Iron Man


Ah, the glory days when we didn't have to deal with Fraction...


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron Guy on May 10, 2012, 04:47:47 AM

AVENGERS CROSSING OMNIBUS HC SCHERBERGER CVR ($99.99): It made me cry, and they're giving it a Omnibus edition.  Kang turns Iron Man against the Avengers, and the only one who can stop him is a younger Iron Man from an alternate dimension who has no idea how to fight or what Iron Man armor is.  Yes, this is from the same people who brought us Spider-Man: Maximum Clonage.  There must have been a lot of LSD in the 90's editorial room.  COLLECTING: Avengers 390-395, The Crossing , Timeslide; Iron Man (1968) 319-325; Force Works 16-22; War Machine 20-25; Age of Innocence: The Rebirth of Iron Man


Ah, the glory days when we didn't have to deal with Fraction...
OH...MY...GOD!!! Have we really reached the point that some of us are looking back at "The Crossing" with...with...FONDNESS!!! We have truly become a lost tribe of humanity! :(


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Roger A Ott II on May 10, 2012, 06:31:16 PM
I weep for the world...


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Chaos on May 10, 2012, 06:32:56 PM

Ah, the glory days when we didn't have to deal with Fraction...
OH...MY...GOD!!! Have we really reached the point that some of us are looking back at "The Crossing" with...with...FONDNESS!!! We have truly become a lost tribe of humanity! :(
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Fondness? Never. But Stark was at least actually dead instead of being slowly killed. No writer could have succeeded with Teen Tony, that just makes Fraction having everything he needs all the worse


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: IMJ on May 10, 2012, 09:28:56 PM

AVENGERS CROSSING OMNIBUS HC SCHERBERGER CVR ($99.99): It made me cry, and they're giving it a Omnibus edition.  Kang turns Iron Man against the Avengers, and the only one who can stop him is a younger Iron Man from an alternate dimension who has no idea how to fight or what Iron Man armor is.  Yes, this is from the same people who brought us Spider-Man: Maximum Clonage.  There must have been a lot of LSD in the 90's editorial room.  COLLECTING: Avengers 390-395, The Crossing , Timeslide; Iron Man (1968) 319-325; Force Works 16-22; War Machine 20-25; Age of Innocence: The Rebirth of Iron Man


Ah, the glory days when we didn't have to deal with Fraction...
OH...MY...GOD!!! Have we really reached the point that some of us are looking back at "The Crossing" with...with...FONDNESS!!! We have truly become a lost tribe of humanity! :(

The saving grace (well.. not really) is that from a collector's point of view, the prints runs of the books from that era were pretty low and they are good to track down.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: IronManKyle on May 14, 2012, 02:03:29 AM
Wait,.. why are seeing a hard cover collection for The Crossing story!? I thought evryone agreed that it was a  'ehhh, never happened.." type thing. Why would revisit something like that? And for $100?!  I get it collects several issues of multiple series, even as IMJ stated, some of those even harder to track down, but yikes!   



Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: mindcrime on May 14, 2012, 06:27:34 PM
The Crossing....hardcover....omnibus....Pay $100 bucks to read Teen Tony...its Fraction's idea. Okay probably not, but im still blaming it on him...cuz i can :P


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on May 14, 2012, 08:20:59 PM
Wait,.. why are seeing a hard cover collection for The Crossing story!? I thought evryone agreed that it was a  'ehhh, never happened.." type thing. Why would revisit something like that? And for $100?!  I get it collects several issues of multiple series, even as IMJ stated, some of those even harder to track down, but yikes!   



I see it as a no-brainer actually.  People threw crap fits about the Spidey story "Maximum Clonage," yet the collections that were released last year sold pretty damn well.  Even the crappiest stories have fans.  I do think it's wayyyy overpriced, but I do like the fact that it's out there for people who want it.     


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Roger A Ott II on May 14, 2012, 09:04:16 PM
Somebody's buying these things. Who, I have no idea. But someone is...


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on May 15, 2012, 08:28:41 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (5/16):

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #517 ($3.99): One of the first lines in this book is: "The first thing I'll tell you is that I'm not the pilot of the Iron Man anymore."  Holy Yoda, doesn't that just exemplify everything that's wrong with the book in one sentence?

AVENGERS VS X-MEN #4 (OF 12) AVX ($3.99): Thor takes on the Phoenix... IN SPACE.  And don't think you've seen this battle before just because last month there was an entire Secret Avengers issue devoted to it because you would be wrong.  THAT was an entire issue while this is probably just 4 panels and some BAM effects.  We can't spend too much time on that battle because we got to get to the Avengers fighting the X-Men in Wakanda and the Savage Land as they all search for Hope.  Meanwhile, called a traitor by his fellow X-Men and now booted off the Avengers by Cap for wanting to kill Hope, Wolverine continues his mission to claw up the mutant messiah.   By Jonathan Hickman and Romita Jr.

AVX VS #2 (OF 6) ($3.99): Cap takes on Gambit while Spidey takes on Colossus (now with Juggernaut powers) for a caption box that reads VICTORY.  Ain't no story here, so don't be checking it out with the literary goggles (who reads a Marvel book with those anyway).  The Cap fight is written and drawn by Steve Mcniven while the Spidey fight is by X-Men scribe Keron Gillen with art by Sal Larroca.

AVENGERS #26 AVX ($3.99): Noh-Varr has a secret (he's a Kree), and it could lead to the destruction of the Avengers (he's a Kree).  It turns out that Noh-Varr (he's a Kree) is a Kree (told you), and while that may be no secret (I just like using parenthesis), what is a secret is that he's taking orders (because he's a Kree) from the Supreme Intelligence (also a Kree).  His orders are to intercept (the easy part because it's flying right at you) and contain (that's the part that gets you all charred and crispy-like) the Phoenix at all costs.  By Bendis and Walter Simonson.   

AVENGERS ACADEMY #30 AVX ($2.99): All my friends are Academy friends as long as they ain't Cyclops's friend... or a former evil mutant who has been mind wiped by a stuck up diamond chick.  While most of the young X-Men frolic across the academy grounds, Sebastian Shaw lurks underneath and plots his next move.  Has he returned to evil or does the now docile former Hellfire leader only wish to rejoin the one who has saved him, Hope?  Who knows.  Maybe he just didn't like that fact that, when it came to the big screen, his buff bod got turned into Kevin Bacon, and now he seeks vengeance.  BACON!!!!

WINTER SOLDIER #5 ($2.99): Doom is the target of a gorilla fueled hit (bullets for bananas), and it's up to Bucky and his billion dollar girlfriend (#1 movie in the world baby) to save him and the world from latverian nukes.

AVENGERS BLACK WIDOW STRIKES #2 (OF 3) ($2.99): Speaking of billion dollar girlfriends, the second issue of this industry surprising mini hits the shelves as Natasha gots to kill a former fan (the katana and pistol carrying kind) who's only a little super pissed that our Widow has joined SHIELD and is looking to make a name for herself.  Set between IM2 and The Avengers, this mini had a great first issue and this one looks to follow that trend.  By IM alumni, Fred Van Lente and Ron Lim. 

HULK SMASH AVENGERS #3 (OF 5) ($2.99): Hulk punches the 80's Avengers so hard that it looks like, from the solicit for the next issue, he knocks them right into the '90's.  It's an old school brawl by the always dependable Roger Stern.  Hey, if Marvel is going to use the same plot, I'm going to use the same joke.

UNCANNY X-MEN #12 AVX ($3.99): An AvX tie-in.  The X-Men are fighting someone.  I wonder who? ;D

That's it for this week, my IM lovin friends.  Next week brings us a double dose of Cap, more Hulk smashing, and some secret avenging.  For the Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread, I'm Typhon and yes, my face really is that blurry. 


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: IronManKyle on May 16, 2012, 11:07:20 PM

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #517 ($3.99): One of the first lines in this book is: "The first thing I'll tell you is that I'm not the pilot of the Iron Man anymore."  Holy Yoda, doesn't that just exemplify everything that's wrong with the book in one sentence?

HULK SMASH AVENGERS #3 (OF 5) ($2.99): Hulk punches the 80's Avengers so hard that it looks like, from the solicit for the next issue, he knocks them right into the '90's.  It's an old school brawl by the always dependable Roger Stern.  Hey, if Marvel is going to use the same plot, I'm going to use the same joke.

Pilot of 'The Iron Man',, Grrr thats annoying. I'd like to blame Matt Fraction, however, it goes back to Warren Ellis on that I beliveve.
Also, Hulk Smash.. ah, I see what you are doing there, haha.  But to be fair, the House of Ideas havent had a good or original one in quite some time...


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Roger A Ott II on May 19, 2012, 09:26:20 AM
In the defense of writers everywhere, it's becoming increasingly difficult to come up with a new, original idea. Consider that Marvel has somewhere over 30,000 individual issues under its belt. It's bound to happen.

The best we can hope for is putting a new spin on an old idea.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on May 19, 2012, 08:06:44 PM

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #517 ($3.99): One of the first lines in this book is: "The first thing I'll tell you is that I'm not the pilot of the Iron Man anymore."  Holy Yoda, doesn't that just exemplify everything that's wrong with the book in one sentence?

HULK SMASH AVENGERS #3 (OF 5) ($2.99): Hulk punches the 80's Avengers so hard that it looks like, from the solicit for the next issue, he knocks them right into the '90's.  It's an old school brawl by the always dependable Roger Stern.  Hey, if Marvel is going to use the same plot, I'm going to use the same joke.

Pilot of 'The Iron Man',, Grrr thats annoying. I'd like to blame Matt Fraction, however, it goes back to Warren Ellis on that I beliveve.
Also, Hulk Smash.. ah, I see what you are doing there, haha.  But to be fair, the House of Ideas havent had a good or original one in quite some time...

I don't remember Ellis writing "The Iron Man," but you could be right about that.  Even if he did, Ellis didn't overuse it like Fraction does. 
As for Hulk Smash, I make fun, but it's pretty entertaining so far.  It's old school writers like DeFalco and Stern having fun.  It's just it's so damn easy to make fun of that I can't resist.  And to be fair, I think Marvel has had some good and original ideas over the last few years.  You just have to read titles like X-Factor, Avengers Academy, Secret Warriors, FF, and other, smaller books.  You ain't going to find them in the major events or Fraction's writing. 

Although I would argue that turning Stark into a fleeing coward is original.  Not good, but original.       


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on May 22, 2012, 08:00:42 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this soft Wednesday (5/23):

CAPTAIN AMERICA #12   ($3.99): Our favorite villain capping villain is back and he's out to cap himself some villains.  Steve "I know you saw my movie" Rogers is on the hunt for the new Scourge.  With his ex-flame Diamondback beat nearly to death, Cap is on a warpath, but what happens when that Warpath leads to Henry Peter Gyrich?  Prepare to pick your cracked glasses off the floor, fool because you about to have a case of shield to the face.

CAPTAIN AMERICA AND HAWKEYE #631 ($2.99): We've seen Cap get turned into a wolf before, but have you ever seen Dino-Cap?  Our favorite star-spangled avenger just got turned into a dinosaur, and it's up to Clint "I got to be in a movie" Barton and his little bag of arrows to make the world right.  You say that's ridiculous, I say read the Avenger books from the early 70's.

SECRET AVENGERS #27 AVX ($3.99): Captain Marvel is reborn once again (wait, I'm having Civil War flashbacks.  JMS, stop making Tony say such evil things), and he's looking to take on the now not secret but space Avengers with Noh-Varr and Ms. Marvel at his side.  Can this test tube pretender defeat Thor in the name of the Kree or will the new captain be triumphant?  Or will thsi battle end being decided in a different book since this ATTACK IS HAPPENING IN THREE DIFFERENT WAYS IN THREE DIFFERENT BOOKS!  Enjoy.

HULK SMASH AVENGERS #4 (OF 5) ($2.99): Hulk punches the 90's Avengers so hard that it looks like, from the solicit for the next issue, he knocks them right into the '90's.  It's an old school brawl by the always dependable Jim McCann (who?).  Hey, if Marvel is going to use the same plot, I'm going to use the same joke. 

That's it for this Wednesday.  Next week brings us more smashing and more AvX tie-ins.  This transmission ends...now.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on May 27, 2012, 02:19:27 PM
Wow.  So many spelling\grammar errors in that last solicits post.  If my students saw that, they would turn on me like Iron YoJimBo on Matt Fraction. That's what happens when you write these 20 minutes before you go to work.   


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron YoJimBo on May 27, 2012, 05:23:40 PM
Wow.  So many spelling\grammar errors in that last solicits post.  If my students saw that, they would turn on me like Iron YoJimBo on Matt Fraction. That's what happens when you write these 20 minutes before you go to work.   
I'd say you require more caffine. Drop coffee, start chewing chocolate covered coffee beans. Take my word for it , you'll swear you see angels on day three . . .


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on May 29, 2012, 05:13:04 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this soft Wednesday (5/23):

Due to the holiday in the US, some shops may not get their books until Thursday.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #39   ($3.99): Some annual fun comes at us this week with the latest tale of the Amazing Spider-Man.  After a hard day's night (and he's been working like a dog), Peter Parker wakes up in a world with no trace of his existence.  How did he get here and how does he get back?  And how do Cap, Tony, and the Avengers factor into it all?  Former Ms. Marvel scribe Brian Reed and artist Lee Garbett brings us a world where Jameson is president, Osborn cured cancer, and Mary Jane Watson is Rescue.  This is what being rebooted must feel like.

HULK SMASH AVENGERS #5 (OF 5) ($2.99): Red Hulk punches the '07 Mighty Avengers (remember them?) so hard that they fall right off of Bendis's resume.  It's an old school brawl by the always dependable Fred Van Lente and a rare superhero showing from "Powers" artist and co-creator Michael Avon Oeming.  Finally, this mini is over and the running joke is left to die (and there was much rejoicing).

On the AvX front:

X-MEN LEGACY #267 AVX ($2.99): Cap sends a squad of Avengers to secure Wolverine's school and the students and facility ain't happy about it.  Having just seen "Red Dawn," Rogue and her students revolt, and it's up to the incredible team of Falcon, She-Hulk, Moon Knight, and Iron Man to  shut them down.  Because nothing says "stay calm kids" like a man dressed like a giant bird, a woman with breathtaking anger management issues, a master of crazy and violence who lives up to the crazy, and an armored industrialist with enough power to sink an island.

WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #11 AVX ($3.99): Wolvie's a jerk face.  Here's the issue that proves it.

That's it for now.  Next week brings us closer to Fraction's (supposedly) end on IM, the latest installment of AvX, and some tie-ins.  For the Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread, I'm Typhon and remember, taters aren't for haters.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on June 05, 2012, 04:13:18 AM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this AvX Wednesday (6/6):

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #518 ($3.99): So you've been stripped of your Detroit Steel armor and are now stuck in the unemployment line with the rest of America (what did you expect naming your armor after Detroit).  What do you do?  Easy, you slap on a football helmet and snatch an Asian girl out of her bed.  WIth Bethany Cabe putting bullets in Spymaster and Tony out of the superhero business, it's up to Rhodey to fend off the Mandarin's attacks across the globe as the third installment of Fraction's "Long Way Down" (aptly named perhaps) arc is here.

AVENGERS VS X-MEN #5 (OF 12) AVX ($3.99): A firebird is on it's way, and it ain't no Pontiac.  As the Avengers battle the X-Men on this weird oxygen spot on the moon, Hope looks to end the fighting one fireball at a time.  But when the Phoenix arrives, is Hope the target or does the Phoenix seek another host of the star spangled kind?  It's the end of the first act, and it's brought to you by Matt Fraction and Romita Jr.

AVENGERS ACADEMY #31 AVX ($2.99): It's AvX 90210 style  as an amnesic Sebastian Shaw runs rampant on the grounds on a mission to help Hope.  Will he run into resistance or have the academy kids fallen in the X-Men side of things?  Only Christos Gage and Tom Grummett know... until Wednesday when you pick up the issue because you should because it's Typhon approved (unlike that snake repellent.  Sorry about that.)

WINTER SOLDIER #6 ($2.99): Our favorite Winter Soldier is after one of our not favorite Winter Soldiers who was thawed out a long while ago and out sniping people as we speak (watch out Nebraska).  Be here as Bucky gains his first ever arch nemesis.

AVENGERS BLACK WIDOW STRIKES #3 (OF 3) ($2.99): Because you're a sucker for nicely drawn redheads in tight black leather beating the crap out of people.  The story isn't bad either.

On the AvX tie-in front: 

UNCANNY X-MEN #13 AVX ($3.99): Mr. Sinister plans, and Magneto makes jokes.  And the scarier one is?

For you Watchmen fans, BEFORE WATCHMEN MINUTEMEN #1 (OF 6) (MR) ($3.99) is out this Wednesday as well. By Darwyn Cooke and Len Wein.

That's it for this week.  Next week brings us more fights, more Avengers, more Cap, and a showing by Thanos.  For the Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread, I'm Typhon and raccoons creep me out.     


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on June 12, 2012, 03:18:29 AM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (6/13):

AVENGERS #27 AVX ($3.99): It looks like our old Kree buddy, The Protector, sold out the Avengers to his Kree buddies and is looking for a Kree reward from his Kree masters even though these Kree aren't his Kree because he is a Kree from another dimension with a whole bunch of different Kree, but these Kree are the closest thing to his Kree he has in this dimension, so he feels that gaining the power of the Phoenix to save this Kree is like saving the Kree in his own dimension even if it means leaving Thor, Rhodey, Ms. Marvel, and the rest of the space team on a slow boat into the sun.   

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #4 ($3.99): The mad purple titian is back and he's in a bone snapping mood.  Having seen the Avengers film and thinking films can't get better than this, Thanos is out to wipe the Earth clean of all life and rebuild from the ground up, but not before he takes a note from Loki's playbook and sets the Hulk on Rampage mode.  See this is why it's a bad idea to transmit movies into space.   

AVX VS #3 (OF 6) ($3.99): It's redhead Russian vs blonde Russian and mutant thing vs thing... thing as Black widow takes on Magik and Colossus battles The Thing in the third chapter of the storyless punch fest that is AvX Versus.  Set during the events of AvX #5,  Natasha's story is by Chris Yost and Terry Dodson while the Colossus story is by Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness. 

CAPTAIN AMERICA #13 ($3.99): It's the return of song time.  To the classic Aerosmith song, "Janie's got a gun:"

D-Man's got a gun\ D-Man's got a gun\his whole world's come undone\ from putting the Scourge mask on \ What did evil Gyrich do \ Why is Cap chasing you \ Fury said when D-Man started shooting \ All the villains wound up dead \ But man, they had coming \ Now that D-Man's got a gun \ he ain't never gonna be the same \

D-Man's got a gun \ D-Man's got a gun \ His dog day's just begun \ Now villains be on the run \ Tell me now it's untrue\ What did evil Gyrich do\  Cap don't believe it saying \ The man has got to be insane\ Oh the spell they have him under\ Hydra Queen and her lover\ Meaning Cap has to save his friend \ D-Man's got a gun \ D-Man's got a gun\ His Scourge time has just begun \ Villains are on the run.

CAPTAIN AMERICA AND HAWKEYE #632 ($2.99): Cap and Hawkeye fight an evil prehistoric snake.  This is why comics exist. BTW: next month this book turns into Cap & Iron Man for an arc that has Steve and Tony in Madripoor.

On the AvX front, we have X-MEN LEGACY #268 AVX ($2.99).

And for you Watchmen fans, we have BEFORE WATCHMEN SILK SPECTRE #1 (OF 4) (MR) ($3.99). By Darwyn Cooke and Amanda Connor.

That's it for this week.  Next week brings us more Stark, some New Avengers, the Winter Soldier, and the next chapter in the AvX story.  For the Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread, I'm Typhon, and I'm a Twixaholic.         


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: The IronJedi on June 17, 2012, 09:43:12 PM
September (http://www.newsarama.com/comics/marvel-comics-september-2012-solicitations.html) Solicits are up @ Newsarama, etc. And since I've been remiss, here are links to June (http://www.newsarama.com/comics/marvel-comics-june-2012-solicitations.html), July (http://www.newsarama.com/comics/marvel-comics-july-2012-solicitations.html) & August (http://www.newsarama.com/comics/marvel-comics-august-2012-solicitations.html)'s.

Avengers #30: 09|?|12

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Avengers Assemble #3: 09|?|12

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Avengers vs. X-Men #11: 09|?|12

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Avengers vs. X-Men #12: 09|?|12

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AvX: Versus #6 var: 09|?|12

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Invincible Iron Man #518: 06|?|12

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Invincible Iron Man #519: 06|?|12

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Invincible Iron Man #520: 07|?|12

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Invincible Iron Man #521: 07|?|12

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Invincible Iron Man #522: 08|?|12

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Invincible Iron Man #523: 08|?|12

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Invincible Iron Man #524: 09|?|12

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Invincible Iron Man #525: 09|?|12

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New Avengers #30: 09|?|12

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Secret Avengers #31: 09|?|12

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Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Chaos on June 17, 2012, 10:02:12 PM
Despite the covers i'm sure Fractions's Mandarin saga will be as anti-climatic as his other other arcs


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: IronManKyle on June 18, 2012, 05:43:49 PM
Despite the covers i'm sure Fractions's Mandarin saga will be as anti-climatic as his other other arcs

Agreed! --Good idea on paper, but poorly writen and dragged out, an anti-climax, then a very dissapointing ending.  Yea, we get the pattern :(


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Chaos on June 18, 2012, 06:16:56 PM
Despite the covers i'm sure Fractions's Mandarin saga will be as anti-climatic as his other other arcs

Agreed! --Good idea on paper, but poorly writen and dragged out, an anti-climax, then a very dissapointing ending.  Yea, we get the pattern :(

Speaking of predictable, who didn't see Zeke Stane turning on him the second they paired up?


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on June 19, 2012, 02:04:45 AM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this AvX heavy Wednesday (6/20):

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #519 ($3.99): Ol' Zeke's got himself a super suit, and he's looking to put a hurt on Mandy.  Finally free from Mandarin's influence, Zeke Stane fights back while Rhodey puts the Tron suit (can't sue because it's all good in the House of the Mouse) to good use as Tony Stark's bodyguard.  Meanwhile, Detroit Steel has gone all cuckoo's nest and Pepper and Mrs. Arbogast take turns shooting Spymaster in the face.  Just another day at Stark Resilient.

AVENGERS VS X-MEN #6 (OF 12) AVX ($3.99): The Phoenix came to Earth looking to take over one young mutant girl.  Then Cap gives Tony Stark the order to come in with his Fortress Maximus armor (TF high five to those who know what I'm talking about) and screws it all up.  Now we got five Phoenix powered mutants looking to put the Earth "back on track."  Act 2 starts here with Hickman on writing duties and Oliver Coipel on art in an issue that brings Scarlet Witch and Professor X joining the fray.  Because every good war needs a crazy witch who loves to marry electronics.

AVENGERS ACADEMY #32 AVX ($2.99): The Avengers Academy is home to many odd things: a red Skeltor looking guy, a naked Hercules, Tigra (why underwear?  Shouldn't her fur cover her... her?), and a boy who hangs around a "Chewbacca-esque" Sentinel.  X-23, Wolvie's daughter, is not cool with this last part, and she's about to make it known.

NEW AVENGERS #27 AVX ($3.99): Hope journeys to the ancient home of The Iron Fist to learn why the Phoenix rejected her and discover her destiny.  Kids, this is what happens when you are too young to drink and go to a strip club.  You end up with monks.

SECRET AVENGERS #28 AVX ($3.99): Between this title and Avengers, this space team has been suddenly betrayed twice by The Protector, both  gotten to Hala and never made it past the moon, had Thor manage to use the weapon against the Phoenix and never had a shot, and have Ms. Marvel turn on her team and not at all.  All I can say is that the main Avenger book has better art.

WINTER SOLDIER #7 ($2.99): When we last left Bucky, he was lying dead in his home with a bullet in his brain courtesy of the Winter Soldier.  I know you're probably saying "bullsheep" right now, but this is exactly what happened.  I should clarify by stating that the dead Bucky was actually the old man that filled in for Bucky in the 50's, and the Winter Soldier is another Russian agent who was kept in cryo and is now out and gunning for Bucky Barnes.   I know it sounds weird but trust in the Bru as he and Michael Lark present Bucky and Black Widow's search for killer.

On the AvX tie-in front, we also have: UNCANNY X-MEN #14 AVX   ($3.99)


For you Before Watchmen fans: BEFORE WATCHMEN COMEDIAN #1 (OF 6) (MR) ($3.99) by Brian Azzarello and J.G. Jones. 

I have decided to only get the first issues of these Watchmen minis and use them as a barometer to decide which ones to pick up when they hit the trade format.  So far, both "Minutemen" and "Silk Spectre" were good.  Nothing groundbreaking but enjoyable. 

That's it for this week.  Join me here next time for a spiffy new Cap and IM team up title and more AvX fun.  For the Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread, I'm Typhon, and I once called in sick to work to play Skyrim.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Stark Resilient on June 19, 2012, 10:23:00 AM
I'm Typhon, and I once called in sick to work to play Skyrim.

I'm more surprised when people don't do that


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Ironghost on June 19, 2012, 10:24:58 AM
I like Hickman's writing, for the most part.  I hope he can salvage this Phoenix mess.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Stark Resilient on June 19, 2012, 10:35:44 AM
I like Hickman's writing, for the most part.  I hope he can salvage this Phoenix mess.

He's one of my favorites.  I would love to see him get a crack at Iron Man one day.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on June 19, 2012, 11:34:16 AM
I like Hickman's writing, for the most part.  I hope he can salvage this Phoenix mess.

He's one of my favorites.  I would love to see him get a crack at Iron Man one day.

Word around the comic world is that Hickman is taking over Avengers after Bendis leaves, so he may be writing IM in some capacity.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on June 26, 2012, 03:09:33 AM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (6/27):

CAPTAIN AMERICA AND IRON MAN #633 ($2.99): It's time for the biggest tech expo in the Marvel U, so naturally it's time to go to Madripoor.  Steve and Tony are in the city where Patch lives and are on the lookout for trouble caused by evil tech.  Unfortunately, all they've found so far is Batroc the Leaper.  Yes my friends, it has taken the two greatest Avengers of all time to find, in the city scum and villainy stay away from in fear of scum and villainy, a French man with a outrageous accent.   By Cullen Bunn and Barry Kitson. 

X-MEN LEGACY #269 AVX ($2.99): It's Rogue vs. Ms. Marvel.  Damn I wish this was a MAX book. Imagine the possibilities.

X-MEN SCHISM TP ($19.99): A sorta prologue to AvX.  This is when Cyclops and Wolverine decided it was fun to punch each other in the face. 

And for you WATCHMEN fans: BEFORE WATCHMEN NITE OWL #1 (OF 4) (MR)   ($3.99) by JMS and Andy and Joe Kubert.

That's all for this week.  Next week brings us more AvX and another issue of Iron Man.   For the Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread, I'm Typhon, and Episode 1 works perfectly if you watch it in the original Klingon.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on July 03, 2012, 03:28:09 AM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (7/4):

Yup.  Books are out THIS WEDNESDAY.

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #520 ($3.99): Tony's life is in danger, a collection of his worst foes are lining up to destroy his company, the Mandarin is ready to make his final move, and the only thing standing in his way is Rhodey in a newly constructed battle suit.  Sorry, it's not as cool as it sounds.  On the bright side, you're saving a bunch of money not buying the trades. 

AVENGERS VS X-MEN #7 AVX   ($3.99): I hope you like your events "Deux" style because AvX is jumping into House of M territory as yet another mutant declares "No more."  This time the Avengers are on the receiving end as Cyclops decides Cap, Logan, Iron Man and the Avengers are standing in the way of a perfect Earth.  You know all this, Civil War, World War Hulk, and House of M could have been avoided if the two sides would have just sat down with each other one night, grabbed a pizza, a few beers and settled this like men with an epic Rockem Sockem Robots match.  Oh, this chapter is by Fraction and Copiel. 

On the tie-in side, we have: UNCANNY X-MEN #15 AVX ($3.99)

For you Watchmen fans: BEFORE WATCHMEN OZYMANDIAS #1 (MR) ($3.99) by Len Wein and Jae Lee.

And because I'm writing this and I think this new DC mini is super awesome: HE MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #1 ($2.99)

That's it for this week.  Next week brings us some New Avenger action, another Versus matchup, and our movie heroes showdown with Thanos.   For the Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread, I'm Typhon, and in my defense, the Raccoon was way more drunk than I was.   


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on July 10, 2012, 01:58:03 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (7/11):

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #5 ($3.99): I saw The Avengers five times in the theaters, and each time I saw it, I thought it had everything.  I was wrong.  It was missing a cute as frak raccoon with an Eastwood attitude and a Rambo gatling gun.  The book with the 616 setting and the film friendly lineup gets some help in their battle against Thanos as Rocket Raccoon, Drax, Star Lord, (aren't most of these people dead) and The Guardians of the Galaxy arrive in this $3.99 advertisement for the Marvel movie franchise.

AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #9  ($3.99): Spidey books are a rarity on Typhon's what to read list, but this standalone tale features Carol Danvers (if she was real, I'd chase her like a rookie hitter in a slump) in her first appearance as the new Captain Marvel.  The first issue of her title doesn't hit shops until next week (I think), so consider this a sneak preview.  By Kelly Sue DeConnick, writer of the "Rescue" one-shot and the upcoming Captain Marvel series (also the wife of Matt Fraction, but let's give her a shot anyway).

AVX VS #4    ($3.99): It's ninja on ninja action (not like that... although it is Daredevil) as Daredevil takes on Psylocke for the title of coolest ninja killer.  Meanwhile Thor takes on Emma Frost for the title of... least split ends?  I don't know.  All I know is the Daredevil story is by future "Uncanny Avengers" scribe Rick Remender and artist Brandon Peterson while the Thor\Emma beauty contest is by Kaare Andrews.

CAPTAIN AMERICA #14    ($3.99): The new Scourge, who is gunning down ex-villains who are currently placed in Witness Protection, is a formally stinky, sewer dwelling, psychotic, ex-Avenger who once hung out with Cap... and no, I'm not talking about the Scarlet Witch.  It's D-Man who, under orders from a brainwashed Henry Peter Gyrich, is looking to put a few rounds into Cap.  Hey, why not?  It worked once before.

NEW AVENGERS #28 AVX  ($3.99): Now we know Tony Stark gets dumped on a lot, but has anyone had a more pathetic run as an Avenger than Luke Cage?  I mean, is there an arc that hasn't involved Cage getting his rump handed to him over and over again?  Well this sure ain't one since it looks like Cage got himself locked up in the X-Men's prison (an Avenger since 2004 and still not a single contribution to any major event).  Now he, Spider-Woman, and the other captured Avengers are on a mission to breakout.

On the tie-in side we have: WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #13 AVX  ($3.99).

For you WATCHMEN fans: BEFORE WATCHMEN MINUTEMEN #2 (MR)  ($3.99).

Well that's all I'm going to ramble about this week.  October solicits are out on every comic site and have confirmed that IM (with issue #527), Cap, Thor, X-Men Legacy, New Mutants, both FF books, Incredible Hulk, and Uncanny X-Men are ending in October.  Until then, next week brings us more Iron Man, more AvX, and the debut of the new Captain Marvel series.  For the Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread, I'm Typhon, and the word "awesome" spelled backwards isn't. 


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on July 17, 2012, 03:00:34 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (7/18):

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #521  ($3.99): Finally, the final arc of Matt Fraction's run begins.  Holy Yoda, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.  So Tony has been captured by the Mandarin, Rhodey's still fake dead and fighting villains in the tron suit, Pepper's running around aimlessly like she has since WMW ended, and Detroit Steel is dead dead and hopefully for good.  It's almost over.

AVENGERS VS X-MEN #8 AVX  ($3.99): Namor is pissed about Wand and the Avengers walking into their home, taking Hope and kicking them in the teeth, so he's decided that unleashing a tsunami on Wakanda makes things even.  The action and betrayal ramps up as Tony has a plan to unleash Iron Fist on the Jackson... I mean Phoenix 5 while Cyclops isn't going to be happy about Namor committing genocide, but hey, what do you expect from a white fish dude with fairy wings on his feet?  A playful debate followed by cocktails?  By Bendis and Adam Kubert.

AVENGERS ACADEMY #33 AVX  ($2.99): It looks like little Juston has went and got himself his own personal Sentinel, and momma Emma ain't too keen on that.  Having beat the Mjolnir out of Thor (believability factor zero), Emma Frost is taking on the students of Avengers Academy in order to eliminate their resident, friendly, sentinel.   

CAPTAIN MARVEL #1  ($2.99): It's been a few, but Carol has her own book again.  This time with a gender free title, so your friends and family won't look at you weird when they see it sitting on your desk  (Billy reads porno comics).  Following the death (once again) of Captain Marvel (who's superpower is keep the name rights for Marvel), Carol decides once and for all to take up the title of Captain Marvel.  By Kelly Sue DeConnick, who wrote the excellent "Avenging Spider-Man #9" last week (which is not a one-shot like I wrote in last week's solicits) and artist Dexter Soy, who I am unfamiliar with.

On the tie-in front, we have: UNCANNY X-MEN #16 AVX  ($3.99)

And on the Watchmen front, we have: BEFORE WATCHMEN SILK SPECTRE #2 (MR) ($3.99)

That's it for this week.  Next week brings us more Cap and IM team-up fun as well as some avenging with the Avengers.  For the Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread, I'm Typhon, and I taped a Namor figure to a firecracker, and it was awesome.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron YoJimBo on July 17, 2012, 04:46:43 PM
Have you checked out the latest Ultimates book? Or how about Spider Men? great read so far on what happens when 616 Spidey drops in on the Ultimates universe.  :D


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on July 17, 2012, 06:48:19 PM
Have you checked out the latest Ultimates book? Or how about Spider Men? great read so far on what happens when 616 Spidey drops in on the Ultimates universe.  :D

Aside from the Ultimate IM minis, I haven't read anything in the Ultimate line since issue #50 of Ultimate FF.  I'm trade waiting for Spider-Men since I keep hearing good things.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on July 24, 2012, 03:02:56 AM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (7/25):

AVENGERS #28 AVX ($3.99): The last stand of the Red Hulk.  You gotta love Marvel events.  50% erasing old mistakes and 50% making new ones.

CAPTAIN AMERICA #15    ($3.99): Hydra is after Cap again (monkey and the electric cupcake, but what are you going to do).  They've tried killer robots, clones, mutant assassins, killer robot clone mutant assassins, D-Man, and nothing has worked.  So now they're trying a new tactic: the smear campaign.  How the hell do you smear Cap?  "Hey man, your movie didn't suck, you monkey nugget."

CAPTAIN AMERICA AND IRON MAN #634  ($2.99): Cap and Tony are under attack from Batroc (I don't care if you give that man gatling gun and hellfire swords, I'm never going to take him seriously) and a mystery woman named Kash while at a tech conference in Madripoor.  Hands up if you're tired of stories where Tony's armor is hacked by the bad guys, and it melts out of him like candle wax.  I swear this armor has been hacked more times than it's fired repulsors. 

SECRET AVENGERS #29  ($3.99): You gotta love the Secret Avengers.  While every other Avenger book is drinking the AvX kool-aid, this team has sai "to hell with it" and went back to the story at hand.  Hawkeye, Widow, Beast, Valkyrie, Captain Britain, the original Human Torch, and Venom are after the Shadow Council and a group of evil robotic creatures.  Oh, and Ant-Man was killed and replaced by an android who plans to kill his former team.  Business as usual.

WINTER SOLDIER #8  ($2.99): Speaking of our lovely Russian assassin (who refuses to come take out my neighbor's noisy rooster despite the large bounty I put on it), it seems a former Winter Soldier has taken Natasha is going to reprogram her into a supreme killing machine.  I would say he should just wait 'till that time of the month, but that would be offensive.

On the AvX side we have: WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #14 AVX ($3.99) and  X-MEN LEGACY #270 AVX  ($2.99) with Carol Danvers. 

On the Watchmen front, we have: BEFORE WATCHMEN COMEDIAN #2 (MR) ($3.99)

That's it for this week.  Next week brings us more AvX, closer to the end of Fraction's run, and a new hardcover collection of a classic IM run.  For the Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread, I'm Typhon, and I once saw Piglet in a dream.  He had a mustache.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on July 31, 2012, 04:55:03 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (8/1):

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #522 ($3.99): So Stark needs supplies, and it's up to some special delivery boys going by the names of Titanium Man and Whirlwind.  With Tony captive, Rhodey is still "tronning" out while avoiding a confrontation with Pepper.  Neither of which, it seems, is looking for Tony.  Not to worry though because Tony will be free by October... and so will we.

AVENGERS VS X-MEN #9 AVX ($3.99): Wanna pay 4 bucks to see Thor get his butt kicked again for, at least, the third time this month?  Cap and Tony lead the Avengers into the mystical city of K'un Lun to train Hope and plan a raid on the prison where the X-Men hold their comrades.  Is part of Cap's plan getting Thor inside the prison the hard way?  I'm not sure, but I do know Thor's getting another bloody nose.  Yes Thor fans, this is what being IM fan is like.  By Aaron and Kubert.

AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #10 ($3.99): Turns out the Typhon was wrong earlier this month (the horror).  Carol's appearance in the last issue of Spidey's team-up book was not a one-shot, but a two parter.  This fun tale by the writer of the new Captain Marvel series has Spidey and Carol fighting a squad of Detroit Steel type security guards in order to protect a spunky redheaded criminal calling herself "Robyn Hood (with a y for freedom)."  It's got a classic comics feel and a good way to scratch that Spidey itch every comic fan has.

AVENGERS ACADEMY #34 ($2.99): The Academy is closed, so it's time to hit the beach.  Too bad one student is trapped in her containment suit, and her boyfriend is a red skeleton man who can't go into the water without sinking to the bottom.  There is a cure for both of them however.  The only problem is that it comes courtesy of evil teenage genius who thinks the Avengers are evil.  Just a minor quibble.

HAWKEYE #1 ($2.99): Fraction's got a new book.  I know he has some fans here, so this is for you guys.  For the rest of you, just because Tony wasn't his character doesn't mean Hawkeye can't be.

IRON MAN PREM HC REVENGE OF MANDARIN ($39.99): Ok, who had two years?  Yup, it's been two years since the first volume of Busiek and Chen's amazing Volume #3 run was released, but any fan of this run will tell you it was worth the wait.  In this collection, Tony takes on the Kree with the FF, Modok with the help of Cap, the Controller, an evil War Machine, and features the last Mandarin appearance before his return in "Haunted."  Also starring Ms. Marvel, Black Widow, and War Machine. Collecting IRON MAN (1998) #8-14, IRON MAN/CAPTAIN AMERICA ANNUAL '98 and FANTASTIC FOUR (1998) #15.     

For you Watchmen fans: BEFORE WATCHMEN NITE OWL #2 (MR) ($3.99)

That's it for this week.  Next week brings us more Cap and Cap\Iron Man, Avengers of both the New and the Assemble kind, and other goodies.  For the Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread, I'm Typhon, and Weebles always wobble 'till they're about to strike.   


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Stark Resilient on July 31, 2012, 11:06:46 PM
I don't know if I wanna pick up Hawkeye or not..


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on August 01, 2012, 01:40:39 AM
I don't know if I wanna pick up Hawkeye or not..

If you like Hawkeye and aren't picking up a lot of books this week, I say give it a try.  It's only $2.99.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron Guy on August 01, 2012, 05:55:11 AM
Actually Fraction's run is to #527 which will take 'til the end of Oct. to come out so we won't see the re-boot 'til Nov.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Chaos on August 01, 2012, 06:23:40 AM

IRON MAN PREM HC REVENGE OF MANDARIN ($39.99): Ok, who had two years?  Yup, it's been two years since the first volume of Busiek and Chen's amazing Volume #3 run was released, but any fan of this run will tell you it was worth the wait.  In this collection, Tony takes on the Kree with the FF, Modok with the help of Cap, the Controller, an evil War Machine, and features the last Mandarin appearance before his return in "Haunted."  Also starring Ms. Marvel, Black Widow, and War Machine. Collecting IRON MAN (1998) #8-14, IRON MAN/CAPTAIN AMERICA ANNUAL '98 and FANTASTIC FOUR (1998) #15.     


My attmepts at collecting Vol. 3 issues has not yielded much so I am glad they'll be releasing this. Well, at least when the soft cover comes out; I'm not paying double the price for a hard cover I couldnt care less about.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on August 01, 2012, 08:25:27 AM

IRON MAN PREM HC REVENGE OF MANDARIN ($39.99): Ok, who had two years?  Yup, it's been two years since the first volume of Busiek and Chen's amazing Volume #3 run was released, but any fan of this run will tell you it was worth the wait.  In this collection, Tony takes on the Kree with the FF, Modok with the help of Cap, the Controller, an evil War Machine, and features the last Mandarin appearance before his return in "Haunted."  Also starring Ms. Marvel, Black Widow, and War Machine. Collecting IRON MAN (1998) #8-14, IRON MAN/CAPTAIN AMERICA ANNUAL '98 and FANTASTIC FOUR (1998) #15.     


My attmepts at collecting Vol. 3 issues has not yielded much so I am glad they'll be releasing this. Well, at least when the soft cover comes out; I'm not paying double the price for a hard cover I couldnt care less about.


It's currently priced at $22.60 on Amazon as of 8/1.  Even with shipping, it'll probably be as much as the soft cover whenever that hits.  I figure the SC will be anywhere between $24.99-$29.99.   


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Stark Resilient on August 01, 2012, 10:59:28 AM

IRON MAN PREM HC REVENGE OF MANDARIN ($39.99): Ok, who had two years?  Yup, it's been two years since the first volume of Busiek and Chen's amazing Volume #3 run was released, but any fan of this run will tell you it was worth the wait.  In this collection, Tony takes on the Kree with the FF, Modok with the help of Cap, the Controller, an evil War Machine, and features the last Mandarin appearance before his return in "Haunted."  Also starring Ms. Marvel, Black Widow, and War Machine. Collecting IRON MAN (1998) #8-14, IRON MAN/CAPTAIN AMERICA ANNUAL '98 and FANTASTIC FOUR (1998) #15.     


My attmepts at collecting Vol. 3 issues has not yielded much so I am glad they'll be releasing this. Well, at least when the soft cover comes out; I'm not paying double the price for a hard cover I couldnt care less about.


I'm actually having a pretty easy time so far with Volume 3 right now.. I'm basically going for Busiek's run right now, and i have about 13 or 14 issues in it.. I'm waiting till NYCC to get the rest


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Brian on August 01, 2012, 12:18:38 PM
Hawkeye may be right up Fraction's alley. Hawkeye is a guy who works on emotion and has extreme ups and downs. Logic isn't his forte. So, he'll do stupid things because he thinks they make sense.

This is the problem with Fraction on Iron Man. He has Tony doing stupid things when Tony is supposed to be a smart guy. Tony runs on logic and patterns and Fraction has him doing really dumb things that are really more emo than logical.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Chaos on August 01, 2012, 12:41:14 PM

IRON MAN PREM HC REVENGE OF MANDARIN ($39.99): Ok, who had two years?  Yup, it's been two years since the first volume of Busiek and Chen's amazing Volume #3 run was released, but any fan of this run will tell you it was worth the wait.  In this collection, Tony takes on the Kree with the FF, Modok with the help of Cap, the Controller, an evil War Machine, and features the last Mandarin appearance before his return in "Haunted."  Also starring Ms. Marvel, Black Widow, and War Machine. Collecting IRON MAN (1998) #8-14, IRON MAN/CAPTAIN AMERICA ANNUAL '98 and FANTASTIC FOUR (1998) #15.     


My attmepts at collecting Vol. 3 issues has not yielded much so I am glad they'll be releasing this. Well, at least when the soft cover comes out; I'm not paying double the price for a hard cover I couldnt care less about.


I'm actually having a pretty easy time so far with Volume 3 right now.. I'm basically going for Busiek's run right now, and i have about 13 or 14 issues in it.. I'm waiting till NYCC to get the rest

I'm going for Busiek's run too. I have up to #8 (when I went on hiatus from comics for a time) but haven't been able to get much since. At least, not the good stuff. A lot of what I find is where Tony inexplicably went back to the classic armor and those issues aren't of interest to me.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on August 07, 2012, 05:27:03 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (8/8):

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #6  ($3.99): Thanos is back and looking to take over the universe.  While Maria Hill gathers the remaining Avengers on Earth, Tony comes up with a foolproof plan of taking Thanos down once and for all: have Hulk punch him really hard in the face.  Tony Stark = Master Strategist.

NEW AVENGERS #29 AVX ($3.99): It's not a modern Marvel event without some illuminati, so here we are.  Gathered in the hopes of stopping the Phoenix Five, Cap calls the group in with the goal of talking down a power-crazed Namor.  But will Namor even show, and if he doesn't, is it time to unleash the power of the Infinity Gauntlet?  Starring Cap, Professor X, Doctor Strange, Doctor Richards, and... Doctor Stark?

CAPTAIN AMERICA #16 ($3.99): Writer Ed Brubaker's run is drawing to close.  Before he goes, he's determined to put Cap through the ringer... and I don't mean a Sex and the City marathon (the indecency).  A dead reporter is somehow still alive and turning the public against Captain America.  To make matters worse, Cap is working side-by-side with his ex (Diamondback) while still at odds with Sharon over her shooting of D-Man.  Hey Cap, Melrose Place called.  They want their drama back.

CAPTAIN AMERICA AND IRON MAN #635 ($2.99): Cap and Tony in a makeshift, steam punk, IM suit take on MODOK and yet another villain made powerful by stealing Tony's tech.  Maybe Tony should go back to selling weapons.  If his tech is going to end up in the hands of baddies everywhere, he might as well make a buck off of it.

AvX FANS: X-MEN LEGACY #271 ($2.99)

WATCHMEN FANS: BEFORE WATCHMEN OZYMANDIAS #2 (MR) ($3.99)

On a personal note, I'd like to recommend: SCARLET SPIDER PREM HC VOL 01 LIFE AFTER DEATH ($19.99).  Old school super hero fun.  Plus, don't worry of you haven't read the "Spider Island" story this book launched from because it's perfectly enjoyable anyway.  I didn't read "Spider-Island" and had no problem getting into this book.  By Chris Yost, writer of the Avengers EMH cartoon.

That's it for this week.  Next week brings us more AvX fun, and Carol's new adventure. For the Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread, I'm Typhon, and like many of you, I too have suffered from Fractionitis.   


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron Guy on August 07, 2012, 06:23:28 PM
That Fractionitis is 1 tough fungus let me tell you! I tried Compound F, Preparation F & nothing works! My doctor told me I'll just have to suffer with it until it runs it's course.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron YoJimBo on August 08, 2012, 09:20:52 AM
That Fractionitis is 1 tough fungus let me tell you! I tried Compound F, Preparation F & nothing works! My doctor told me I'll just have to suffer with it until it runs it's course.
"FIRE WILL CLEANSE OUR SINS !!! " Stan Smith


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Chaos on August 08, 2012, 01:24:44 PM
That Fractionitis is 1 tough fungus let me tell you! I tried Compound F, Preparation F & nothing works! My doctor told me I'll just have to suffer with it until it runs it's course.
"FIRE WILL CLEANSE OUR SINS !!! " Stan Smith

But what can cleanse Fraction's?


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Brian on August 08, 2012, 05:39:32 PM
AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #6  ($3.99): Thanos is back and looking to take over the universe.  While Maria Hill gathers the remaining Avengers on Earth, Tony comes up with a foolproof plan of taking Thanos down once and for all: have Hulk punch him really hard in the face.  Tony Stark = Master Strategist.

"Strategerist"

Don't forget, Tony was Secretary of Defense during the Bush Administration.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Stark Resilient on August 11, 2012, 05:49:57 PM
AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #6  ($3.99): Thanos is back and looking to take over the universe.  While Maria Hill gathers the remaining Avengers on Earth, Tony comes up with a foolproof plan of taking Thanos down once and for all: have Hulk punch him really hard in the face.  Tony Stark = Master Strategist.

"Strategerist"

Don't forget, Tony was Secretary of Defense during the Bush Administration.

I thought this particular part of the comic was pretty cool..


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on August 14, 2012, 02:57:28 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (8/15):

AVENGERS VS X-MEN #10 AVX  ($3.99): It's time to hope for some hope for Hope as Cyclops has invaded K'un Lun in search of the teenage girl who is like a granddaughter to him but looks a lot like his dead ex-wife (I swear being mutants is the least of these people's problems).  Now it's up to Tony and Iron Fist to protect the girl and save the mystical city from the leader of the Phoenix Five.  Ed Brubaker and Adam Kubert take the reins as AvX enters its final three issues. 

AVENGERS #29 AVX ($3.99): About 30 strong men, a handful of armored heroes, some well proportioned female assassins,a few Spider people, a hairy Canadian, but not a single telepath not named Moondragon (who I think is currently dead).  The Avengers are lacking an important weapon, and Spider-Woman is looking to remedy that.  Join Bendis and Simonson for this AvX tie-in.

AVENGERS ACADEMY #35  ($2.99): So your greatest enemy just offered you a cure for the powers that keep you separated from society and then turned around and tried to kill you when you didn't agree with his plans to spread this "cure" and depower the entire super community.  I guess the teachers at Avengers Academy didn't offer "Bad Guys are F$*#ing Liars" this semester?

CAPTAIN MARVEL #2 ($2.99): There ain't no travel like time travel, so time travel we shall do.  Carol embarks on Star Trek's 3rd most overused plot device (just behind homicidal holodecks and mirror universe trips) and crash lands in a place full of WW2 Japanese soldiers ready to riddle her with holes.  Can the new Captain Marvel return to her own time, and just how the hell did she time travel in the first place?  All this and Carol's controversial haircut in the second issue of this wild new series by future Avengers Assemble writer (when Marvel NOW hits) Kelly Sue DeConnick. 

WATCHMEN FANS: BEFORE WATCHMEN RORSCHACH #1 (MR) ($3.99) by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermajo.

That's all for now.  Next week is a light haul but does bring us an issue closer to Fraction's finale.  For the Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread, I'm Typhon, and when I was 8, I dreamt I was Iron Man only I had a blue suit like Mega Man, an arm cannon like Mega Man, and a robot dog like Mega Man.  Best IM dream ever.   


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on August 21, 2012, 09:16:32 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (8/21):

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #523 ($3.99): Stark is down in the Mandarin City where the tech is big and the villains are crazy.  Now that Tony has completed the mechs, Mandarin is ready to use them to unleash the ancient spirits that live inside his rings and destroy the world.  Why?  Because the voices in his rings told him to.  You can't make this s#!t up.  Well, you can apparently, but I think this arc makes it clear no good will come from it.

SECRET AVENGERS #30 ($3.99): Venom takes on Taskmaster in a villain version of fight club while on the hunt for a mystical crown that the Shadow Council and the new Masters of Evil need to gain ultimate power.  None of this really sounds like an Avenger plot, but I guess that's the point.   

CAPTAIN AMERICA AND NAMOR #635.1 ($2.99): I hate Namor.  That's it.

On the AvX Tie-In front: UNCANNY X-MEN #17 AVX ($3.99)

For Watchmen fans: BEFORE WATCHMEN DR MANHATTAN #1 (MR) ($3.99) by JMS and Adam Hughes.

That it for this week.  Next week brings the Winter Soldier, Captain Marvel, and the comic divorce we all saw coming.  For the Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread, I'm Typhon, and you are the walrus.     


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on August 29, 2012, 12:46:58 AM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (8/28):

AVX VS #5 ($3.99): Witness here the most anticipated battle of Marvel's event blockbuster: the domestic dispute.  Witness Black Panther and Storm trade cat claws and lightning bolts as the AvX conflict brings Marvel's own Obama's to fisticuff divorce court. 

CAPTAIN MARVEL #3 ($2.99): Carol's stuck in the WW2 with a female fighting force.  Standing in their way is an onslaught of Axis troops and some killer future type tech.  So a hot super powered blonde and some sexy sweaty female grunts who look not too unlike Scarlett, Cover Girl, and Lady J?  Sign me up for this tour Uncle Sam.  ME want. 

WINTER SOLDIER #9 ($2.99): And not a Marvel month goes by that doesn't have Black Widow held captive by a villain.  A twisted Winter Soldier has taken our favorite summer hottie and brainwashed her Cold War style into her old assassin ballerina ways.  Now it's up to Bucky to find his love and restore her to her normal assassin assassin ways.   By the departing (issue #14 is his last) Ed Brubaker.

More AvX: WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #15 AVX ($3.99)

More Watchmen: BEFORE WATCHMEN MINUTEMEN #3 (MR) ($3.99)

Superman and Wonder Woman gets all kissy face as DC's new power couple in JUSTICE LEAGUE #12 ($3.99)

That's all for this week.  Next week brings closer to the end of Fraction's IM run (YAY!) and the end of Avengers Academy (NOT YAY).  For the Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread, I'm Typhon, and I once pulled the ears off a Gundark.  He sued me.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on September 04, 2012, 08:24:09 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (9/5):

Some shops in the US may not get their books until Thursday (9/6) so you might want to check first.

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #524 ($3.99): You would think that Tony Stark, SOOPER GENUIS,  would have managed to catch a screening of Terminator or Battlestar Galactica at one point and know an AI like the one in RESCUE can and will try to kill you one day if left unchecked.  You would think that Pepper, SOOPER CEO, would have said to Tony at one time, "Hey, my AI is sending me visions and talking scary stuff."  You would think that sometime in the last 6 months Captain America, SOOPER SOLDIER, would have asked someone "Has anyone seen Tony Stark because he hasn't been assembling lately?"  You would think, but you would be wrong.  With that, we have the next issue of Fraction's Iron Man.

AVENGERS ACADEMY #36 ($2.99): With half of the Academy kids powerless, it's up to Stryker, Mettle, Veil, and Hazmat to 'Under Siege' these villains and take them out one by one to save their friends.  And if you don't recognize the 4 names I just put up, then you are missing out on the best title Marvel has produced in years. 

WATCHMEN: BEFORE WATCHMEN SILK SPECTRE #3 (MR) ($3.99)

That's it for this week.  Next week brings us a heavy week with a lot of Avengering, the almost last AvX, some adventures with Cap, and our favorite Scarlet-haired assassin.  For the Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread, I'm Typhon, and I know you know what they know I know you know so go.   
 


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on September 11, 2012, 01:04:49 AM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this heavy Wednesday (9/12):

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #7 ($3.99): So Thanos is back, and the Avengers are trying to figure out just what the guy is up to.  My guess is that he's here to kill people because, let's face it, that's all he ever does.  There really is no intricate plot or deep emotional journey.  It's just "go kill as many people as I can until I'm stopped."  This time, he's out to kill the immortal space beings like Eternity and The Collector.  Thanos may not be deep, but he's damn effective.

AVENGERS VS X-MEN #11 AVX ($3.99): It's the fourth quarter and Cap, Tony, and the Avengers look to Hope and the Scarlet Witch to shut down Scott and Emma once and for all.  Add in all the other X-Men who have joined teh Avengers side, and they just might have the firepower.  If that's not enough, Magneto and Xavier are still waiting in the wings and are ready to turn this conflict from "Avengers vs X-Men" to "Bosom Buddies vs Hot Sex Couple on Fire."

CAPTAIN AMERICA #17    ($3.99): New rule everybody.  When you've had up to here with the government and feel like your congressman and your president are just pissing your money away, just beat the hell out of Captain America.  Why?  I have no fraking idea, but every citizen in Marvel's New York seems to enjoy doing it so why the hell not?

CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BLACK WIDOW #636 ($2.99): It's team-up time again, and Black Widow has been called down from the bullpen.  A deadly woman has got her hands on a WMD, and she's looking to sell to the highest bidder.  It's up to Cap and Natasha to stop her, and hey, did this chick just put a bullet through Dr. Doom's head?  It doesn't matter.  Wouldn't kill him anyway.  Also featuring Iron Man.   

NEW AVENGERS #30 AVX ($3.99):Don't know much about this AvX tie-in, but it looks from the preview pages that Cage(who's Avenger resume reads: called Tony a jerk on a regular basis and got to boss Spidey around)  and Daredevil (who's Avenger resume reads: Killed a robot and saved Squirrel Girl) chew the fat in the back of a truck.  I would say that's just the opening, but it is a Bendis book, so talking heads could be the entire issue. 

WINTER SOLDIER #10 ($2.99): Black Widow is under the control of an evil Winter Soldier and killing SHIELD agents by the dozen.  Hey Bucky, does Cap know this because I think I just wrote that he's about to team-up with her.  Although, if you wanted to be Cap again...


More AvX: UNCANNY X-MEN #18 AVX ($3.99) & WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #16 AVX ($3.99)

Watchmen Fans: BEFORE WATCHMEN COMEDIAN #3 (MR) ($3.99)

That's enough for this week.  Next week is much lighter but has more Avenging fun.  For the Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread, I'm Typhon, and you haven't experienced Shakespeare unless you've read it in the original Chitauri.     


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Cool Exec on September 15, 2012, 08:49:03 AM
That Fractionitis is 1 tough fungus let me tell you! I tried Compound F, Preparation F & nothing works! My doctor told me I'll just have to suffer with it until it runs it's course.
"FIRE WILL CLEANSE OUR SINS !!! " Stan Smith

But what can cleanse Fraction's?
Jesus.

Just sayin'.   ;D


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: The IronJedi on September 15, 2012, 08:47:10 PM
That Fractionitis is 1 tough fungus let me tell you! I tried Compound F, Preparation F & nothing works! My doctor told me I'll just have to suffer with it until it runs it's course.
"FIRE WILL CLEANSE OUR SINS !!! " Stan Smith

But what can cleanse Fraction's?
Jesus.

Just sayin'.   ;D

Of course, HE does that for anyone who asks & follows...


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on September 17, 2012, 10:16:43 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (9/19):

AVENGERS #30 AVX ($3.99): So while Cyclops is hunting his own kinda granddaughter (Hope), while Storm and Black Panther set a date for divorce court, while Tony lets everybody blame him for splitting the Phoenix into 5 parts (which doesn't seem like it was such a bad idea now), Hawkeye and Spider-Woman are doing the funky monkey.  Will their relationship survive this mighty event?  Does anyone care?  Well Bendis and Simonson don't give a crap if you do or not because they're going to tell you anyway.

AVENGERS ACADEMY #37 ($2.99): So I couldn't find a preview anywhere for this issue, but I know the kids are after a psycho (a rich teenage psycho) who has developed a pathogen that can drain the powers of almost every hero and villain in the Marvel U.  The book may be ending and getting replaced by Avengers Arena, but it's still not too late to enjoy a tale with a red Skeletor guy, a member of the Super Hero Squad, a walking nuclear bomb, and Julie Power of Power Pack playing John Mcclane.

WATCHMEN FANS: BEFORE WATCHMEN NITE OWL #3 (MR) ($3.99)

That's all for now.  Next Week brings us one more issue closer to Fraction's finale, some Secret Avengers, and a Marvelous Captain.  For the Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread, I'm Typhon, and these pretzels are making me thirsty.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on September 25, 2012, 01:55:24 AM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (9/26):

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #525 ($3.99): Tony's got a new armor.  He's teamed up with Stane, Blizzard, Whirlwind, and Living Laser to take on the Mandarin.  Justine Hammer runs the nation's Defense Department.  Pepper's Rescue armor is in crazy, stupid, love with her.  Still can't figure out why Rhodey had to fake die.  Thank God this is almost over.   

CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BLACK WIDOW #637 ($2.99): It's Widow vs. Widow for the right to shoot Captain America.  Yes, Widow be mad but not in this book, so Natasha... what the hell?

WINTER SOLDIER #11 ($2.99): Ok, Widow is mad crazy brainwashed in this book.  She killed our old SHIELD buddy Jasper Sitwell, put a bullet in Fury (the white one) and is packing an RPG.  Now Bucky, Hawkeye, and Maria Hill are on her trail.  Here's a thought, maybe brainwashing isn't the problem?  Maybe she's just pissed about not making the bluray cover? 

SECRET AVENGERS #31 ($3.99): Taskmaster is all powerful now.  Having gained control of the Serpent Crown, Skeletor's manic cousin has taken over everyone in Japan except for the good guy Venom and maybe-a-evil-robot Ant Man.  If Black Widow can't rally the Avengers to fight this new army-sized Masters of Evil, soon we will be all running around with white skeleton faces and no lips.  Damn, that must be Taskmaster's master plan.  He hates kissing.  Taskmaster is out to eradicate kissing.   

CAPTAIN MARVEL #4 ($2.99): I'm not sure where this book is going, but I'm enjoying the ride so far.  Carol is stuck in a classic Call of Duty meets Modern Warfare Call of Duty battleground as the new Captain Marvel and her three hot army chicks take on Japanese soldiers armed with alien tech. 

Watchmen: BEFORE WATCHMEN OZYMANDIAS #3 (MR) ($3.99)

That's all for this week.  Next week holds the final issue of AvX and brings us closer to MARVEL NOW!  For the Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread, I'm Typhon, and I will be banging down the door at Target tomorrow morning for a certain Joss Whedon film...   


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on October 02, 2012, 06:10:50 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (10/3):

AVENGERS VS X-MEN #12 AVX ($4.99): Well, this is it folks.  AvX ends here (not really) and closes the book (not really) on the Marvel U as we know it.  The Phoenix has taken over Cyclops to create Dark Phoenix Cyclops, and it's up to Cap, Tony, Hope, Wanda and every X-Man and Avenger out there to take him down.  Early Marvel Now cover art suggests that Scott makes it out of AvX alive, but here's hoping that Tony (being on the cover and all) gets to kick him in the balls or something before it's over.  Why?  Because it would be awesome.  We could all look back at AvX and say "remember that issue where Iron Man kicked Cyclops in the nards?"  Cool.

AVX VS #6 ($3.99): Hope versus Wanda in a totally useless catfight because if clothes start getting torn off, Hope's too young to look at, and Wanda's is just too damn crazy.  Yeah, I'd still look anyway.

AVENGERS ACADEMY #38 ($2.99): To hell with AvX because there's a bigger conflict looming.  It's Avengers Academy vs. Wolverine's Mutant School in a "Friday Night Lights" showdown on the gridiron where dominance is decided by a pigskin.  Yup, it's just like those old Chris Claremont X-Men issues where they played softball until someone would rudely interrupt the game by trying to kill them.

More AvX: UNCANNY X-MEN #19 AVX ($3.99)

Watchmen: BEFORE WATCHMEN RORSCHACH #2 (MR) $3.99

That's it for this week.  Next week brings the almost-final issues of Cap, Avengers, and (THANK YODA) Iron Man as well as the start of Marvel Now with the launch of Uncanny Avengers.   For the Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread, I'm Typhon, and the only good monkey is one who brings you cupcakes.       


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Chaos on October 02, 2012, 06:21:01 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (10/3):

AVENGERS VS X-MEN #12 AVX ($4.99): Well, this is it folks.  AvX ends here (not really) and closes the book (not really) on the Marvel U as we know it.  The Phoenix has taken over Cyclops to create Dark Phoenix Cyclops, and it's up to Cap, Tony, Hope, Wanda and every X-Man and Avenger out there to take him down.  Early Marvel Now cover art suggests that Scott makes it out of AvX alive, but here's hoping that Tony (being on the cover and all) gets to kick him in the balls or something before it's over.  Why?  Because it would be awesome.  We could all look back at AvX and say "remember that issue where Iron Man kicked Cyclops in the nards?"  Cool.

  

Going on the over, my guess is Tony will somehow use his armor to channel Hope and Wanda's magic to somehow dissipate the Phoenix Force from Cyclops. Of course, knowing Marvel, I'm totally wrong and it ends up Tony steals the Phoenix Force for himself as he intended all along so he can be the bad guy once again.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Brian on October 03, 2012, 08:09:10 AM
Going on the over, my guess is Tony will somehow use his armor to channel Hope and Wanda's magic to somehow dissipate the Phoenix Force from Cyclops. Of course, knowing Marvel, I'm totally wrong and it ends up Tony steals the Phoenix Force for himself as he intended all along so he can be the bad guy once again.

Like he did with the Infinity Gauntlet? :P


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on October 09, 2012, 07:20:17 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (10/10):

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #526 ($3.99): It's Tony and Zeke's Excellent Adventure (or Bogus Journey) against the Mandarin, and it ends here.  Mandy's plan to drill to the center of the Earth to fuel the mechs piloted by his rings and send them home is underway and no force on Earth seems able to stop him (at least that what Fraction wants us to think because I' m sure there's no way Thor, Hulk, or even Captain Marvel could stop this drill).  With that in mind, it's up to Tony, Zeke, Whirlwind, Blizzard, and Living Laser to take down the crazy ring man.  Hey, at least Fraction only has one issue left after this.

AVENGERS #31 AXFO ($3.99): The Bendis era is over in this final post AvX arc.  While Cap and Tony work to rebuild the world, Simon "Wonder Man" Williams returns, but is he looking to join up or go Tyson on Cap and the Avengers?  My guess, he's heard Wanda's back, and prison makes a guy lonely. 

AVX CONSEQUENCES #1 ($3.99): Future IM scribe Kieron Gillen transitions us from the Marvel now to the Marvel Now era in this mini  about the AvX fallout.  And yes, I would gladly pay $5 for this book if it was just 22 pages of Tony shouting "FOR ONCE IT WASN"T MY FAULT!  I'M NOT THE BAD GUY!"

CAPTAIN AMERICA #18   ($3.99): A whole mess of bombs is making Americans crabbier than a Hutt on a broken skateboard, so Cap, Sharon Carter, Diamondback, Falcon, and the men and women of SHIELD to stop Hydra and save teh American people from themselves.  Damn that's a long list of heroes.  I don't think Hydra holds the market on whole kill one and two more takes it's place anymore.

SECRET AVENGERS #32   ($3.99): Taskmaster is one his way to controlling the world via The Serpent Crown.  Like it matters though.  After all, we know Mandarin is just going to control the world with his mechs.  Still, it gots the new Venom kicking butt, and Black Widow standing all sexy like.  Good times until the end.   

UNCANNY AVENGERS #1 NOW   ($3.99): The book you've been waiting for.  The Marvel Now is now now (The other books out now are then because this book is Now).  Fueled by his guilt over Cyclops's words that he  never helped mutants, Cap puts together an Avenger team comprised of a few good mutants (how this is different from past teams that have included Logan, Wanda, Storm, or Beast, I have no idea).  Havok, Wanda, Rogue and Wolverine join Cap and Thor to make an Uncanny team and take on the newly reborn Red Skull. 

Watchmen: BEFORE WATCHMEN DR MANHATTAN #2 (MR) ($3.99)

That's it for this week.  Next week brings more Marvel Then books with a few Avenger titles and Captain Marvel.   For the Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread, I'm Typhon NOW.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Chaos on October 09, 2012, 08:09:54 PM
Did Fraction just steal the idea for mechs from the Red Skull invasion?


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on October 09, 2012, 09:41:46 PM
Did Fraction just steal the idea for mechs from the Red Skull invasion?

No.  He just pretended that story never happened. 


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on October 16, 2012, 08:51:07 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (10/17):

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #8 ($3.99): Is this the story that sends Tony into space?  With news that our very favorite armored avenger is joining the Guardians of the Galaxy (as well as appearing in Avengers, New Avengers, Iron Man, and this book because someone has to be the new Wolverine), it's possible that this adventure that has the Avengers teaming up with the Guardians to "POW BAM POP" Thanos into his next mini (sure to hit shelves around a certain Marvel film release) is the one that gets Tony space hungry.  If not, at least we'll get an explanation as to how the Guardians are back since half of them are supposed to be dead.  Bendis's final issue.

NEW AVENGERS #31 AXFO ($3.99): Speaking of last issues --- Bendis is wrapping up his time with the New Avengers as well.  Now that Luke Cage has quit the team, loooongtime Avengers Doctor Strange and Iron Fist (was that sarcastic) meet to figure out if the Avengers CAN SURVIVE WITHOUT HIM (because that was)!  Maybe Wolverine can lead. 

AVX CONSEQUENCES #2 ($3.99): So when all  said and done, was Cyclops right?  Did he actually make the world a better place?  Some mutants and countries now rich with resources may say yes, but Wolverine ain't one of those people, and he's about to make sure Scott knows it.

CAPTAIN MARVEL #5 ($2.99): A Marvel Then book that's transitioning to the Marvel Now era even though Carol is stuck in the Marvel Then.  Sound complicated?  Well that's only because I made it so.  After fighting alongside a female squad of WW2 hotties, Carol has moved closer to the present.  Stuck in 1961 and flying alongside her mentor, Carol is on a quest to discover  how she is time traveling, and who is responsible.  Also, from just looking at the preview pages, I think we need to see Carol and Hal Jordan hook up in the next Marvel\DC crossover.  Of course he might sue her for stealing a scene from his very own film. 

ULTIMATE COMICS IRON MAN #1 ($3.99): I know next to nothing about Ultimate Tony (shouldn't he be dead by now?), but whoever and whatever he is is about to take on the Mandarin of the Ultimate Universe.  Might be worth a look.  By  Nathan Edmondson (story) and Matteo Buffagni (art). 

A-BABIES VS X-BABIES #1 ($2.99): You know it's cute. 

MARVEL NOW POINT ONE #1 NOW ($5.99): An expensive book written and drawn by Marvel's top creative teams as a segue way into the Marvel Now era.  If you're on the fence for some of the new titles soon to be released, give it a shot.  Just, at $6, be damn sure.     

Watchmen: BEFORE WATCHMEN MINUTEMEN #4 (MR) ($3.99)

That's all I have for now.  Sorry for the kinda lateness on posting, but I've been working some OT.  Next week brings us the final Avengers, the final Cap, and... the FINAL FRACTION!  Now dance the dance of joy. 


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Brian on October 17, 2012, 04:38:59 PM
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NEW AVENGERS #31 AXFO ($3.99): Speaking of last issues --- Bendis is wrapping up his time with the New Avengers as well.  Now that Luke Cage has quit the team, loooongtime Avengers Doctor Strange and Iron Fist (was that sarcastic) meet to figure out if the Avengers CAN SURVIVE WITHOUT HIM (becasue that was)!  Maybe Wolverine can lead.

I discussed this before. Why is Luke Cage important at all? He doesn't bring much to the table except for "street cred" which isn't useful for the Avengers. His powers are limited (hard skin and can lift 25 tons). He doesn't bring much to the table. I'd take Spiderman over Luke Cage in an instant.

So he left? Who cares?


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron Mark on October 17, 2012, 08:27:46 PM
Because Bendis said so.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Chaos on October 17, 2012, 08:33:04 PM
Is it Bendis or Marvel in general? Regardless, Cage has never been that interesting and I don't know why they tried so hard to make him popular or even worthwhile.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron Guy on October 18, 2012, 05:49:19 AM
[q]NEW AVENGERS #31 AXFO ($3.99): Speaking of last issues --- Bendis is wrapping up his time with the New Avengers as well.  Now that Luke Cage has quit the team, loooongtime Avengers Doctor Strange and Iron Fist (was that sarcastic) meet to figure out if the Avengers CAN SURVIVE WITHOUT HIM (because that was)!  Maybe Wolverine can lead. [/q]

I discussed this before. Why is Luke Cage important at all? He doesn't bring much to the table except for "street cred" which isn't useful for the Avengers. His powers are limited (hard skin and can lift 25 lbs). He doesn't bring much to the table. I'd take Spiderman over Luke Cage in an instant.

So he left? Who cares?

Wait, he can only lift 25 lbs.? He really doesn't bring much to the table, does he?


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Brian on October 18, 2012, 10:38:06 AM
[q]NEW AVENGERS #31 AXFO ($3.99): Speaking of last issues --- Bendis is wrapping up his time with the New Avengers as well.  Now that Luke Cage has quit the team, loooongtime Avengers Doctor Strange and Iron Fist (was that sarcastic) meet to figure out if the Avengers CAN SURVIVE WITHOUT HIM (because that was)!  Maybe Wolverine can lead. [/q]

I discussed this before. Why is Luke Cage important at all? He doesn't bring much to the table except for "street cred" which isn't useful for the Avengers. His powers are limited (hard skin and can lift 25 lbs). He doesn't bring much to the table. I'd take Spiderman over Luke Cage in an instant.

So he left? Who cares?

Wait, he can only lift 25 lbs.? He really doesn't bring much to the table, does he?

25 tons. :P


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Borjigin on October 18, 2012, 03:50:19 PM
I think you confused him with Butterball for a second there.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Brian on October 19, 2012, 09:08:33 AM
I think you confused him with Butterball for a second there.

Well, their about the same in usefulness.  :D


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Chaos on October 23, 2012, 10:29:41 AM
So i read this on IGN today about issue #527:

Quote
Consider this: Invincible Iron Man launched in 2008, and to my knowledge, Salvador Larroca has never not drawn an issue. In a world where fill-in artists are the norm, that’s absolute insanity to my stupid brain. Not to mention that his quality was always consistent and he took on other projects like annuals and variant covers. Insanity, I tell you.

But besides that, Fraction and Larroca got me interested in Tony Stark again after his mega-douchery turned me off from him completely following Civil War. This issue marks the conclusion to their epic run that never once sacrificed character for anything else, always honing in on their sometimes expansive cast and bringing Iron Man back to the A-list. I’m going to miss this book

Wow. Just wow. This is everything wrong I've pointed out about so many new Iron Man "fans":  theyw ant Stark to pay for the Civil War BS. Furthermore, they know so little of the character they have no clue how far, far off base Fraction's interpretation was.

The bit about Larocca is icing on the cake. Sure it's a feat that he was not late and did all the interiors and covers, but when you look at the quality of the art, big freaking deal.

I have no clue how this man has a job reviewing comics. I don't care if any of his other stuff is good; this brief right here is so bad there is no amount of good he can write to make up for it. That or he's completely in marvel's pocket...


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron YoJimBo on October 23, 2012, 05:51:18 PM
Anyone seen Ty? I haven't been told what's good coming out this week.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on October 23, 2012, 09:55:44 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (10/24):

Sorry for the delay, but work got in the way.

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #527 ($3.99): To (somewhat) the tune of "Ding Dong The Witch is Dead" from The Wizard of OZ-

-Ding Dong Fraction's Gone \ Fraction's gone? \ Fraction's Gone! \ Ding Dong That Fraction guy is gone \
Ding Dong we get our hero back \ Hero back? \ Tony's back \ Ding Dong we get our hero back \
-All we gotta do is suffer through \ one more time? \ just one more time \ Gotta suffer through a final Fraction issue \
Then Gillien's in \ Is that a win? \ That's a win \ Then Gillien's in and Greg Land too \
-It's a great day for all \ Are you happy \ Typhon's happy \ It's a really great day for all... Unless they suck.

AVENGERS #32 AXFO ($3.99): So our little Avenging friends have picked up a strange signal from a strange girl in a strange dimension, and now it's time to discover just what, who and where she is.  Maybe they should ask Dr. Strange?  Given that this is Bendis's final Avengers arc, the favorite is this is Wasp, but I have a feeling Bendis has something else up his sleeve.

AVX CONSEQUENCES #3 ($3.99): It's renovation time in Kun-Lun which means Tony Stark to the rescue (without Rescue).  Having rebuilt Asgard (did that ever actually happen), Tony offers to rebuild the mystical city destroyed during AvX.  But is he doing it out of goodwill, or does Tony have an agenda that has to do with a certain crisis of faith (or science really)?  It's hard to say. but at least he's doing better than Cyclops who is about to reenact "American Me" if you know what I mean.  Part 3 of a weekly series written by new IM scribe Kieron Gillen.

CAPTAIN AMERICA #19  ($3.99): Brubaker's final issue.  This run lost steam after Rogers came back from the dead, but it was still one of the best books on the stands and one of the greatest runs ever. 
 
CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BLACK WIDOW #638 ($2.99): In a nutshell, take the script to the film "War of the Worlds," erase Tom Cruise and whoever else was in that film (therapy has helped me forget that film) and replace them with Cap and Black Widow.  When it gets weird, it gets weird.

SECRET AVENGERS #33 ($3.99): I admit that I haven't picked up this book in a few months (gotta save funds for X-Mas) but it looks like the androids are still running rampant, and evil Ant-Man is about to unleash a plan to destroy Black Widow and the Secret Avengers.  I swear they've been fighting these same villains for 3 arcs now.  Apparently the key to staying secret is doing nothing at all. Not a bad read but much better in trade format. 

That's it for this week.  Next week is a light week with more AvX fallout and some solo Avenger titles.  For the Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread, I'm Typhon, and I once dreamt I saw a raccoon playing rugby.  His name was Hector.   


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Chaos on October 24, 2012, 07:00:10 AM

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #527 ($3.99): To (somewhat) the tune of "Ding Dong The Witch is Dead" from The Wizard of OZ-

-Ding Dong Fraction's Gone \ Fraction's gone? \ Fraction's Gone! \ Ding Dong That Fraction guy is gone \
Ding Dong we get our hero back \ Hero back? \ Tony's back \ Ding Dong we get our hero back \
-All we gotta do is suffer through \ one more time? \ just one more time \ Gotta suffer through a final Fraction issue \
Then Gillien's in \ Is that a win? \ That's a win \ Then Gillien's in and Greg Land too \
-It's a great day for all \ Are you happy \ Typhon's happy \ It's a really great day for all... Unless they suck.
 


And this is the real reason we read these  :P


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on October 30, 2012, 06:43:04 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Halloween Wednesday (10/31):

AVX CONSEQUENCES #4 ($3.99): So let me see if I can get this straight.  Is Marvel actually suggesting that Tony did something right?  It's time to poke and prod the little caged mutant as Tony goes to see Scott in order to study the effects of the Phoenix Force.  Yup, Tony did know that his plan would create mutants.  Yup, that is canon.  Yup, Tony is not the bad guy.  Yup, the world is starting to make sense again.

A PLUS X #1 NOW ($3.99): Remember AvX?  Remember the mini series called Versus that showcased the brawls?  Well now that the war is over, it's time to showcase the hugs.  A+X contains two short tales of Avengers teaming up with X-Men with the first pair showcasing Cap meeting Cable in WW2 and Wolverine and Hulk fighting future versions of themselves.  A later issue teams Tony up with Kitty Pryde.

CAPTAIN MARVEL #6 ($2.99): Carol is still time surfing (can you do that without a Tardis)and has caught up to her own origin.  As the new Captain Marvel and her time traveling companion witness Carol's transformation into Ms. Marvel, the original Captain Marvel swings by to put the smack down on ... Carol?  It spandex on spandex action in this Marvel slugfest.

WINTER SOLDIER #12 ($2.99): Widow is still brainwashed and the only way Bucky can save her is to install a chip in his brain that will revert him back to his killing ways.  So which choice gets the hot red head?  That's the one I pick.  Brubaker's final arc continues here. 

That's it for this week.  Next week brings us IRON MAN #1.  Never have I been so happy for a relaunch.  For the Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread, I'm Typhon, and now that he owns both Marvel and Star Wars, Mickey owns me too.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on November 06, 2012, 07:22:13 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (11/7):

IRON MAN #1 NOW ($3.99): I must be dreaming.  A Iron Man book without Fraction's name on the cover?  Holy Yoda, are my dreams coming true?  Sure Extremis is still around, the armor still has ten too many lights, and Greg Land, but IT'S AN IRON MAN BOOK WITHOUT FRACTION'S NAME ON THE COVER!  Join me in celebrating this Marvel NOW era as new writer Kieron Gillen sends Tony on a worldwide quest to destroy Extremis once and for all.  Wait a minute... if this dream came true, does that mean all houses are made up of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, UPS didn't lose my mail-order bride, and Firefly is still on the air?

AVENGERS #33 ($3.99): La avispa está de vuelta.  Yes my friends, that means the Wasp is back.  Thought dead since Secret Invasion, the Wasp was actually transported to another dimension and has been on the run from some deadly folk.  Cap, Tony, and a small group of Avengers have rushed to the rescue, but this new danger may be more than they can handle (not really but it sounds very dramatic). 

AVX CONSEQUENCES #5 ($3.99): Quick, who had 5 issues?  That's all it took for Scotty one-eye to break out of prison in this 5th issue of the story I call "The laziest way ever to turn Magneto evil again."  Seriously, Magneto allowed the Avengers to sneak onto Utopia and fought by their side to stop Cyclops.  Why is he a fugitive?

NEW AVENGERS #32 AXFO ($3.99): In all honesty, I still haven't got around to reading the last issue of New Avengers, so I have little idea what this is about, but from skimming it, I see two things that standout: evil magic bad and Avengers good.  Oh, and I think Carol's possessed again. 

AVENGERS ACADEMY #39 ($2.99): Final issue.  The best series to come out of the Heroic Age comes to an end.  The recruits have graduated the academy and are now ready to enter a deadly game where they will be forced to kill expendable heroes like Darkhawk, the kids from The Runaways, and the young mutants nobody cares about.  Ok, maybe I am just prepping you for the upcoming "Avengers Arena" series, but you know you're going to buy it, see how awesome the Academy kids are, and pick up this issue anyway.

MARVELS IRON MAN 2 ADAPTATION #1 ($2.99): So if takes writer Christos Gage only two issues to adapt the plot of Iron Man 2, and it takes Fraction nine issues to do the same (I'm looking at you Resilient), does that mean Gage is the fastest writer ever?

DEADPOOL #1 NOW ($2.99): I don't read this, but I thought, like I did with the New 52, I'd announce it was out.  The preview looked funny.  Might be worth a read.

AVENGERS VS X-MEN CHEUNG HC AVX ($75.00): Pricey for a recent but enjoyable enough series (with minimal Tony bashing) but it does collect a ton of issues: AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #0-12; AVX: VS. #1-6; AVENGERS VS. X-MEN: INFINITE #1, #6 and #9; and material from POINT ONE.

That's it for this week.  Next week brings us more and more Avengers and some new NOW titles.  For the Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread, I'm Typhon, and I'm about to call UPS. 


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Brian on November 07, 2012, 01:34:12 PM
Typhon,

Can you confirm that IM #1 is out? I just got my pull list from my comic book guy and it doesn't have IM on it. Just Avengers #33, and New Avengers #32.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on November 07, 2012, 08:23:25 PM
Typhon,

Can you confirm that IM #1 is out? I just got my pull list from my comic book guy and it doesn't have IM on it. Just Avengers #33, and New Avengers #32.

I can't pick it up until tomorrow (Thursday), but my LCS did get it in and put it in my pull box.  Your shop may have got it in but got damaged copies and has them on reorder.  It happens.  MY LCS didn't get the Captain Marvel #6 until this week even though it came out next week.   


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: IMJ on November 07, 2012, 09:05:12 PM
Typhon,

Can you confirm that IM #1 is out? I just got my pull list from my comic book guy and it doesn't have IM on it. Just Avengers #33, and New Avengers #32.

I can't pick it up until tomorrow (Thursday), but my LCS did get it in and put it in my pull box.  Your shop may have got it in but got damaged copies and has them on reorder.  It happens.  MY LCS didn't get the Captain Marvel #6 until this week even though it came out next week.   

I preordered the standard book and whatever the most expensive variant was (maybe the Quesada?) from DCBS. But this month had SO many variants and other things between Marvel and Valiant that I didn't order and Iron Man set. I did go to an LCS near my office today on lunch though and picked up the Granov cover and the Design cover.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Brian on November 08, 2012, 09:13:57 AM
False alarm. I called my comic guy and they made a mistake. Apparently, since Iron Man #1 is a "new" comic, the computer didn't add it to my pull list and they didn't update or change the list to reflect the new comic.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on November 13, 2012, 12:45:01 AM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (11/14):

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #9 NOW ($3.99): It's time to Assemble Now in the Marvel NOW, and Captain Marvel writer Kelly Sue DeConnick is the one to get the Avengers in gear.  Transformed, seemingly, into an anthology type series, Tony Stark and Bruce Banner tear the Avengers in two while competing to find a missing scientist.  So if the Hulk is an Avenger again, does that mean he can pull rank on Cap?  The unofficial continuation to the Avengers film (we know what this really is Marvel) begins here.

NEW AVENGERS #33 ($3.99): A mystical magical madman is getting people to cap themselves on the front lawn of the mansion and saying the Avengers are causing it.  Now the New Avengers are on the run. Do you why people are believing this?  No Cap.  No Iron Man.  No Thor.  No trustworthy Avenger to calm the people down.  I doubt Wolverine is a calming influence on a crowd. 

And now for some new Marvel NOW madness:

THOR GOD OF THUNDER #1 NOW ($3.99): By Wolverine and AvX writer Jason Aaron with art by Esad Ribic

ALL NEW X-MEN #1 NOW ($3.99): Bendis and Immonen transport the 5 original X-Men to the present in this new series.

X-MEN LEGACY #1 NOW ($2.99): By Simon Spurrier with art by Tan Eng Huat and Craig Yeung and I too have not heard of any of these people.

FANTASTIC FOUR #1 NOW ($2.99): By He Who Shall Not Be Named and Mark Bagley.

That's it for this week.  Next week brings us more Stark (already?), more Avengers, more Carol, and more NOW #1's.  For the Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread, I'm Typhon, and if the X-Men are really "X-Men," does that mean the team roster is filled with a certain type of girl?     


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on November 20, 2012, 10:35:30 AM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (11/21):

IRON MAN #2 NOW ($3.99): So Tony's got himself a new suit and a new outlook but the same old problems.  Extremis is still in play as an island ran by a group calling themselves The Circle and controlled by a trio named Arthur, Merlin, and Lancelot.  They want Tony's repulsor tech (why don't they just buy a car) in exchange for Extremis (does that mean we can ignore the car story line) while Tony wants them to stop acting so %#*%# crazy and realize they are never getting their hands on his armor tech (please say we can ignore the car story).  Don't expect negotiations to go well since a scorned female Merlin and an armored Lancelot look to be in a vengeance taking mood.  So since Tony has actually wielded Excalibur, shouldn't that make him their leader?

AVENGERS #34 ($4.99): The longest running shortest running Avenger book comes to end again... and again and again and again.  Volume #5 is due out next year.  I predict Volume #10 by 2015.  Stuck in a small dimension to rescue the Wasp, the Avengers are low on power and even lower on backup.  Maria Hill has the rest of the Avengers on full alert, but it looks like it's Wonder Man to the rescue.  Him and Scarlet Witch really are meant for each other.  "I want to destroy the Avengers!"  "I have to save the Avengers!"  "Vision is jerk!"  "I love Vision!"  ok, the last one means a little different for Wonder Man, but you get my point.

CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 NOW ($3.99): Our favorite avenging captain transitions from the spy era to the pulp era for Marvel NOW.  Uncanny X-Force and Uncanny Avengers writer Rick Remender  and IM artist JRJR drop Captain America in Dimension Z to fight the Green Skull... ok, I don't want to say that makes sense, but that's what the description says, so what the hell.  Be here for a more superhero take on the leader of the Avengers. I know I joke, but Remender's work for Marvel has been outstanding so far. 

CAPTAIN MARVEL #7 ($2.99): Only about 100 people have had the name Captain Marvel over the years, but Carol and Monica Rambeau feel like fighting over it for some reason.  Well, you know what they say: God loves a catfight.

More Marvel Now:

INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #1 NOW ($3.99): Another new NOW title comes courtesy of Mark Waid and Leinil Francis Yu.  Hulk is now an agent of SHIELD and under the command of Maria Hill.  Hulk has a license to smash.  I give it 10 issues until SHIELD turns on him.   

JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #646 NOW ($2.99): Writer Kathryn Immonen puts the spotlight on a female warrior as Sif takes over Journey into Mystery.

That's it for this turkey week.  Remember to give thanks for the good things in life.  As I am every year, I give thanks to the creators and mods of this board for keeping it going and crafting a fun and safe online community.  Also, thanks to all the members of this board.  Your insights, support, and humor are awesome.  Every day, I look forward to reading new posts and topics. 

On the comic avenue, next week brings us more Cap and a whole lot of Avengers.  For the Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread, I'm Typhon, and thanks.
 



Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on November 27, 2012, 06:07:18 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (11/28):

A PLUS X #2 NOW ($3.99): The ultimate team up.  I mean THE ULTIMATE TEAM UP.  After years of dancing around each other, Iron Man and Kitty Pryde team up to fight the Brood for 10 or so pages.  By Typhon -favorite writer Peter David.  Destined for awesomeness.  I am only half kidding.

CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BLACK WIDOW #639 ($2.99): Cap and a pre-brainwashed (ok, recently pre-brainwashed) Black Widow take on the Lizard King in the Multiverse.  Ok, so when did Cap and Natasha crossover into the DCU?

NEW AVENGERS #34 ($4.99): Bendis's official Avengers experiment comes to an end here as Strange, Spidey, Captain Marvel, Cage, and the rest of the New Avengers take on a evil sorcerer bent on destroying them all.  Unoriginal... sure, but at least they aren't fighting each other.  Wait a minute... 

SECRET AVENGERS #34 ($3.99): Who needs Marvel NOW when they are a crap load of robots to kick around.  Yep, the Secret Avengers continue month after month to prevent a Terminator-like future as the robots revolt.  Oh, and we got the return of the greatest character of the 90's.  Oh yeah, I'm talking the return of Cap-Wolf!  Because when robots attack, send in the werewolves.

ULTIMATE COMICS IRON MAN #2 ($3.99): Mandarin.  Armor Wars.  Getting punched by Rhodey in the face.  Are we sure this isn't the regular Iron Man book?

UNCANNY AVENGERS #2 NOW ($3.99): The Red Skull has Professor Xavier's brain in a jar.  'Nuff said.
 
FF #1 NOW ($2.99): Yep, Fraction has a second FF book.  This one stars Ant-Man (Scott Lang), She Hulk, Medusa, and Miss Thing.  With Mike Allred on art.

That it for this week.  Next week brings us Hickman's Avengers, more Marvel NOW, and yet another issue of Iron Man.  For the Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread, I'm Typhon, and I'm only half kidding.   


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Chaos on November 27, 2012, 06:52:39 PM

FF #1 NOW ($2.99): Yep, Fraction has a second FF book.  This one stars Ant-Man (Scott Lang), She Hulk, Medusa, and Miss Thing.  With Mike Allred on art.


I don't care who is writing it, that roster alone makes that book terrible.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on November 27, 2012, 11:39:14 PM

FF #1 NOW ($2.99): Yep, Fraction has a second FF book.  This one stars Ant-Man (Scott Lang), She Hulk, Medusa, and Miss Thing.  With Mike Allred on art.


I don't care who is writing it, that roster alone makes that book terrible.


I'm ok with She Hulk being on the team even though I would ratehr have her back on the Avengers.  The rest of the team sucks though, and this seems like a backwards step for Medusa. 


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: IronManKyle on November 29, 2012, 03:43:36 AM
1000 replies to this thread, an AI 1st!  Congrats to everyone on this milestone!


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on December 04, 2012, 10:19:47 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (12/5):

IRON MAN #3 NOW ($3.99): Tony, your stealth armor lights up like a Christmas tree.  Tony, Tron called and wants his suit back.  Tony, stealth armors are supposed to be blue.  Aw Tony, we don't care what armor you're wearing as long as you're kicking villain ass.  Still hunting down Extremis, Tony's next destination leads him to a confrontation with Firebrand, Vibro, and The Living Laser.  However, a deadlier deadly danger awaits him.  Can Gillen and Land do what seems impossible and hand us three good issues of IM in a row?

AVENGERS #1 NOW ($3.99): The Avengers go epic as superstar writer Jonathan Hickman and Jerome Opena take on Marvel's ultimate team.  No longer burdened by a roster cap, Cap, Tony and Thor embrace their madness of a roster and take the team not only around the world, but to the stars as well.  My guess is a space-based Avengers film won't look so odd after this.

MARVELS IRON MAN 2 ADAPTATION #2 ($2.99): I was going to pick up the first issue, but the story seemed so familiar.  I think maybe this mini is a reprint. ;D

THUNDERBOLTS #1 NOW ($2.99): Rulk, Venom, Elektra, Deadpool, and the Punisher are the new Thunderbolts.  By Daniel Way and Steve Dillon.  Red Hulk seriously needs a better name.

That's it for this week.  Next week brings us Bucky, more Avengers NOW, and IM #4.  I don't think that's right, but that's what Diamond has listed.  For the Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread, I'm Typhon, and if Captain Kirk and Captain Picard ever got into a fight, my money is on Picard.  Bald men are sneaky.   


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on December 07, 2012, 05:11:15 PM
Next week brings us Bucky, more Avengers NOW, and IM #4.  I don't think that's right, but that's what Diamond has listed.  For the Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread, I'm Typhon, and if Captain Kirk and Captain Picard ever got into a fight, my money is on Picard.  Bald men are sneaky.   

Just to update:

Iron Man #4 is hitting shops next week.  I thought Diamond might have been wrong since #3 just hit shops, but I am the wrong one. 


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Ironghost on December 07, 2012, 11:14:31 PM
BTW-- Avengers #1 was unreal.  Can't wait to see more.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Stark Resilient on December 07, 2012, 11:43:07 PM
BTW-- Avengers #1 was unreal.  Can't wait to see more.

I enjoyed Avengers 1 very much, however I think my favorite part was the two page splash of "The Avengers" like a title card.. For some reason that gave me chills.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on December 10, 2012, 11:31:21 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (12/12):

IRON MAN #4 NOW ($3.99): I'm dreaming of a modular Christmas.  Just like the ones I used to know.  Ready for any situation, our Mr. Stark dons a heavy duty suit that makes War Machine look like a minor league player.  The hunt for Extremis continues in the ancient city of Paris (it is old).  Be here as Gillien and Land present the next chapter in the life of Extremis.

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #10 NOW ($3.99): You up for a surprise?  After 8 middling issues, this brand new, sorta anthology series delivered a tale actually worth the $3.99.  On the search for a missing scientist, Tony, Hulk, Thor, and Spider-Woman find themselves fighting creepy monster things in Antarctica.  The question now: where did the monsters come from?  All I know is don't drink the water.  Yes my friends, the rules for visiting Mexico apply to Antarctica. 

WINTER SOLDIER #13 ($2.99): Willingly brainwashed to save his already brainwashed assassin girlfriend and get her unbrainwashed, Bucky is on a mission to kill Daredevil.  Holy Yoda, these sound like X-Men problems.

AVENGERS ARENA #1 NOW ($2.99): Take the premise of The Hunger Games, toss in the latest padawans of the Marvel U (The Runaways, the Academy kids) mixed in with a few 80's and 90's homeless heroes (Cypher and Darkhawk), put them under the villainess control of Arcade (who's only real evil deed is trying to kill the X-Men in a so-so Sega Genesis game), and you got the latest addition to Marvel NOW: Avengers Arena.  I can't say I'm familiar with new creative team of Dennis Hopeless and Kev Walker, but this book has a lot to live up to no that's following in the footsteps of Avengers Academy. 

ULTIMATE COMICS IRON MAN #3 ($3.99): Stark and Rhodey vs. drones and the Mandarin while haunted by the ghosts of Howard Stark's past.  And the originality award goes to...

CABLE AND X-FORCE #1 NOW ($3.99): Fans of the original X-Force team from the 90's (you know who you are) should give this book a look .  Cable and Domino team up with Colossus, Forge, Dr. Nemesis, and Hope to take down any man brave enough to look a mutant funny.  By Dennis Hopeless (who is this guy) and Salvador (please don't blame for Fraction) Larroca. 

That's it for this week.  Next week brings us more Cap, more Avengers, and more Marvel NOW.  For the Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread, I'm Typhon, and I don't blame Salvador, but I do blame Larroca.



Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on December 18, 2012, 07:58:39 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (12/19):

A PLUS X #3 NOW ($3.99): Storm and Panther sitting in a tree / F-i-g-h-t-i-n-g/ First comes love / Then comes marriage / Then comes Panther punching Storm in her baby carriage.  Also featuring Hawkeye and Gambit.

AVENGERS #2 NOW ($3.99): With the movie crew taken captive by a new set of villains, Cap activates Tony's worldwide Avengers program and puts together a new team to save his comrades and the world.  Because when Thor, IM, and Hulk are defeated, it's time to call in Cannonball, Sunspot, and...  Spider-Woman.  I'm not sure Tony thought this plan through.

AVENGERS ARENA #2 NOW ($2.99): One issue down and already an Academy kid in the ground.  Arcade means business.  Just how did this Z-list villain gain god-like powers, and why has the very distant future of the Marvel U (like the Avengers are gonna retire anytime soon) been chosen?  Be here for more mayhem as the battle in the arena continues.

CAPTAIN AMERICA #2 NOW ($3.99): Riding the 50's pulp train, Cap is stuck in Dimension Z after saving Arnim Zola's son.  Can he escape (in time)?  Will he escape (I said give the man some time)?  Will his sanity stay intact (not if you drive him crazy with questions)?  Found out here.

CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BLACK WIDOW #640 ($2.99): The team-up has come to an end.  This is the final issue of the Captain America & series, and it's ending with a catfight.  It's Black Widow versus Black Widow in a dimensional slugfest to save the Lizard and his people from annihilation.  Oh, and Cap is in the book too.

CAPTAIN MARVEL #8 ($2.99): Captain Marvel and the former Captain Marvel, Monica Rambeau, face off against giant alien robots in the middle of the ocean.  Because if ripping of the plot the film Battleship doesn't get you an Eisner, nothing will.

SECRET AVENGERS #35 ($3.99): They are still fighting robots.  I swear to Yoda, I've been writing the same solicit for this series since issue #20.  Sock them in the chin and get this handled already.

Oh, Iron Man appears in INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #2 NOW ($3.99)

That's it for this week fellas.  From my family to yours, I wish you all a Merry Christmas\Hanukkah\Kwanza\Solstice\ or whatever you celebrate, holiday.  Post X-Mas comics are very limited with Marvel only releasing the final issue of Amazing Spider-Man and DC tossing out Aquaman, Justice League, and some Watchmen books.  For the Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread, I'm Typhon, and I charge extra if I have to train the Raccoon myself. 


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on December 25, 2012, 02:43:54 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (12/26):

No Iron Man or other regular books on the list today as Marvel is only putting out two books this week.  Avenging Spider-Man and the milestone issue:

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #700 ($7.99): This is the final issue of Amazing for the foreseeable future.  I won't go into too much spoilers except to say that Peter Parker is still running around, but thanks to a classic foe, he ain't exactly Peter Parker anymore.  The controversial story started a few issues ago, but this is said to be a easy read even if you haven't got the rest of the issues.  The story will continue in The Superior Spider-Man title which starts next month (or maybe Feb).  

That's it for this week.  DC is also releasing the newest issues of Aquaman and Justice League, and that's pretty much it.  I think a WATCHMEN book too. Next week brings us new Iron Man, New Avengers #1 and an Iron Man 3 prelude.  For the Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread, I'm Typhon, and Happy Holidays from my family to yours.            


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: IMJ on December 25, 2012, 08:56:16 PM
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #700 ($7.99): This is the final issue of Amazing for the foreseeable future.  I won't go into too much spoilers except to say that Peter Parker is still running around, but thanks to a classic foe, he ain't exactly Peter Parker anymore.  The controversial story started a few issues ago, but this is said to be a easy read even if you haven't got the rest of the issues.  The story will continue in The Superior Spider-Man title which starts next month (or maybe Feb).

The discussion about Superior Spider-Man over on the valiant forums is a killer. Some guy tried to explain that the first app of "Superior Spider-Man" is going be the next Incredible Hulk #181 and all hell broke loose.
LOL!


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Ironghost on December 26, 2012, 10:30:49 AM
Would it be too much to ask to be pointed to the spoilers for ASM #700, so I don't have to find a copy and read it?  I'll never buy an issue.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on December 26, 2012, 11:47:38 AM
Would it be too much to ask to be pointed to the spoilers for ASM #700, so I don't have to find a copy and read it?  I'll never buy an issue.

Spoilers here: http://news.yahoo.com/marvels-peter-parker-perilous-predicament-144441688.html (http://news.yahoo.com/marvels-peter-parker-perilous-predicament-144441688.html)


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Iron YoJimBo on December 26, 2012, 12:14:55 PM
When I'd read that a couple weeks back, I was shocked  at the direction they'd chosen, I really thought it was going to follow Ultimate Spider Man's storyline, more or less. Can't rightly say it entices me . . . I wasn't a hardcore SM fan growing up.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Chaos on December 26, 2012, 01:18:06 PM
If nothing else, Marvel Now is making an attempt to take books in a different direction. That's a lot more than  can be said for the past fallout of major events.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Ironghost on December 26, 2012, 01:23:37 PM
That's it?  Ugh, time to bury Marvel, it's done.  Not even a new IM writer can save 'em now.



Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Roger A Ott II on December 28, 2012, 08:29:44 AM
I'm not sure what the problem is. I actually read the issues and found it to be an intriguing, well-written storyline. Dan Slott is one of the best writers Marvel has, someone who attempts to honor and respect the past while also trying to break ground to the future. Sure, we all know it's not going to last, but the fun is figuring out how they'll get it back to the familiar status quo and Slott is good for throwing a twist into the mix.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on December 28, 2012, 10:50:14 AM
I'm not sure what the problem is. I actually read the issues and found it to be an intriguing, well-written storyline. Dan Slott is one of the best writers Marvel has, someone who attempts to honor and respect the past while also trying to break ground to the future. Sure, we all know it's not going to last, but the fun is figuring out how they'll get it back to the familiar status quo and Slott is good for throwing a twist into the mix.

Same here.  I haven't read all the issues leading up to this (behind on the trades), but I did read #700 and found it to be a good read.  I can't say for sure that I'll be picking up the new title regularly, but I will get the first issue just to see the direction.  Slott is one of Marvel's best.  It's a interesting twist for sure, and I applaud Marvel for finding new avenues to explore their characters that doesn't involve rebooting them like DC did.   


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: The IronJedi on December 28, 2012, 11:47:32 AM
I'm not sure what the problem is. I actually read the issues and found it to be an intriguing, well-written storyline. Dan Slott is one of the best writers Marvel has, someone who attempts to honor and respect the past while also trying to break ground to the future. Sure, we all know it's not going to last, but the fun is figuring out how they'll get it back to the familiar status quo and Slott is good for throwing a twist into the mix.

Same here.  I haven't read all the issues leading up to this (behind on the trades), but I did read #700 and found it to be a good read.  I can't say for sure that I'll be picking up the new title regularly, but I will get the first issue just to see the direction.  Slott is one of Marvel's best.  It's a interesting twist for sure, and I applaud Marvel for finding new avenues to explore their characters that doesn't involve rebooting them like DC did.

I agree. Found the story very much in keeping with the Spidey-mythos and a poignant story, on it's own, to boot.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on January 01, 2013, 01:04:57 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (1/2):

Yes, new books do hit Wednesday, and it's a small but great lineup.

IRON MAN #5 NOW ($3.99): The first arc of the Marvel NOW era comes to a close as Tony's quest to rein in Extremis takes him to outer space.  Just where his search takes him, I don't know.  But I'm guessing this is the issue that leads to the massive Avengers vs Star Wars crossover that I've just made up in my head.  Iron Man vs the extremis enhanced Darth Vader.  Ok, maybe not.  Still, this issue debuts the new space armor and sets up the Godkiller arc.  Can the new creative team stick the landing?           

MARVELS IRON MAN 3 PRELUDE #1 ($2.99): Wondering where Rhodey was during teh Battle for New York during the Avengers film?  If, like me, you spent most of the time enthralled with ScarJo and the fact that she was wearing nothing under that costume (she said so in many interviews), it rarely crossed your mind.  But, in case you were wondering, sometimes IM writer Christos Gage is here to tell you. 
       
NEW AVENGERS #1 NOW ($3.99): The Illuminati featuring Tony, Panther, Black Bolt, Dr Strange, Reed Richards, Namor, and Beast gain their own title which is also written by Jonathan Hickman (current Avengers writer).  Two big questions are raised by this lineup: Why is Namor still on the team, and where is new member Captain America?  Both will have to be answered another time since it is said that only Panther is featured in this first issue.  Please let it be cool\relatable Panther and not "anything you can do, I can do better" Panther.  That guy is a jerk.     

That's it for this first week of 2013.  Next week brings us more Avenging action and the debut of a new Spider-Man series.  For the Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread, I'm Typhon, and I'm only getting more crazy.   



Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Ironghost on January 01, 2013, 01:15:13 PM
Hello Iron Fans,
       
NEW AVENGERS #1 NOW ($3.99): The Illuminati featuring Tony, Panther, Black Bolt, Dr Strange, Reed Richards, Namor, and Beast gain their own title which is also written by Jonathan Hickman (current Avengers writer).  Two big questions are raised by this lineup: Why is Namor still on the team, and where is new member Captain America?  Both will have to be answered another time since it is said that only Panther is featured in this first issue.  Please let it be cool\relatable Panther and not "anything you can do, I can do better" Panther.  That guy is a jerk.     


I can not stand this whole "Ubermensch" Panther.  I liked the old "Different and Exotic" Panther, personally. 


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Roger A Ott II on January 01, 2013, 01:41:50 PM
I got my care package from Marvel yesterday, and this week's books were in it, so I got to read Iron Man #5 already. It's a good ending to the first arc and sets up the next one nicely.

Looking forward to...looking forward.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on January 01, 2013, 07:17:08 PM
I got my care package from Marvel yesterday, and this week's books were in it, so I got to read Iron Man #5 already. It's a good ending to the first arc and sets up the next one nicely.

Looking forward to...looking forward.

That's great to hear.  I'm digging this story so much that I preordered the HC from Amazon already. 

I can not stand this whole "Ubermensch" Panther.  I liked the old "Different and Exotic" Panther, personally. 

Same here.  Panther was always that cool, unflappable, mysterious guy in the room who had a plan, but let arrogance get in the way sometimes.  He was flawed, but always dangerous.  That guy I liked reading about. 


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on January 08, 2013, 08:26:19 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (1/9):

AVENGERS ARENA #3 NOW ($2.99): Fans rejoice as Marvel has finally returned fan favorite and 90's hero extraordinaire DarkHawk to Marvel Universe in this new Marvel Now series about young , expendable super heroes stuck in a murderous arena in which the writer and Marvel promise will amount in the deaths of many of the series' cast.  Damn you Marvel.  Just damn you.

SECRET AVENGERS #36 ($3.99): It ain't over yet.  Something like 10 issues later and Black Widow, Hawkeye, Capt. Britain, Beast, Valkyrie, Venom, and the original android Torch (of West Coast Avengers and Invaders fame) are still fighting merciless robots intent on turning the everyone on Earth into a robot.  Oh, Cap Wolf is here too.  Now there's "writing for the trade" and there's "writing for the omnibus." 

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #1 NOW ($3.99): For those of you who liked ASM #700 and are curious as to what Doc Ock's future as the new Spider-Man holds, this book is where those answers start.  The new Spider-Man begins here.  By ASM writer Dan Slott and Scarlet Spider artist Ryan Stegman.

Also for you OT Star Wars fans, STAR WARS #1 ($2.99) by Brian Wood is set during the period between Star Wars and Empire and starts Luke, Han, and Leia.  With Marvel taking the SW comics from Dark Horse next year, it's unknown if this series will be scrapped after 12 issues or move over, but since Wood writes a number of Marvel books, it's possible.   

That's it for this week.  Next week brings us more Avenging action and a few books with the word Captain in the title.  For the Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread, I'm Typhon, and I believe the Mayans cancelled the apocalypse once they realized Iron Man 3 wasn't coming out until 2013.
         


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: brohara on January 15, 2013, 11:10:10 AM
This is my favourite IM cover I've seen in a long while...
(variant for IM #8)

(http://media.comicbookmovie.com/images/users/uploads/10300/ironman8var.jpg)

Love it!


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: IMJ on January 15, 2013, 12:10:25 PM
This is my favourite IM cover I've seen in a long while...
(variant for IM #8)

(http://media.comicbookmovie.com/images/users/uploads/10300/ironman8var.jpg)

Love it!

That actually looks like a variation of one of my favorite variants of all time too!
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/IMJ/Iron%20Man%20Collection/InvincibleIronMan14SilvestriVariant_zps079e6734.jpg)


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Billium3 on January 15, 2013, 01:04:19 PM
That is a pretty sweet cover; I love the classic armor, and Madame Masque is looking as gorgeous as she is deadly.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on January 15, 2013, 08:26:22 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (1/16):

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #11 NOW ($3.99): So Tony and Hulk, along with Thor, Cap, Carol, and Spider-Woman, are chasing down some missing scientist and have run into a mad man who has developed a formula that turns men into monsters.  OR as the Avengers like to call it: shat we used to push off on the West Coast team.

NEW AVENGERS #2 NOW ($3.99): Namor tsunamied (that's a word now.  I'm making it a word) Wakanda in AvX, but now he may be its savior.  With a crazy cosmic world-destroying baddie ready to pop the Earth like Alderaan, Black Panther calls the Cap, Tony, Namor, and the rest of the Illuminati together to find a solution (and make faces at them behind his mask).

CAPTAIN AMERICA #3 NOW ($3.99): Well, he's at it again.  Rick 'my middle name is alternate' Remender has left Cap in Dimension Z which is populated by failed experiments of Zola who all like to stab people in the face.  Stranded for a full year and now guardian to Zola's very young son, Cap must learn to survive this new world if he is ever going to get back home.  Seriously Rick, does every storyline have to take place in an alternate dimension?  Sure it worked for X-Force: Dark Angel Saga and currently Secret Avengers but... to heck with it.  If it works, it works. 

CAPTAIN MARVEL #9 ($2.99): Carol's losing power (or is it readers), and she can't figure out why (time travel+opening arcs=:0.  On top of that, she's got to get a job (because adding more layers to the costume works great; just ask Wonder Woman's pants) and a savage dinosaur is about to kill her and eat New York (that may take care of the clothes problem).  Girls have too much drama. 

ULTIMATE COMICS IRON MAN #4 ($3.99): Ultimate Iron Man versus Ultimate Mandarin in the Ultimate fight for the Ultimate Power in the Ultimate Universe.  Ultimate! ULTIMATE!  Sorry.  Got carried away there. 

That's it for this week.  Avengers, both young, old, uncanny, and with an X, as well as some Winter Soldier fun.  For the Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread, I'm Typhon, and ULTIMATE!       


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on January 22, 2013, 08:35:34 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (1/23):

AVENGERS #3 NOW ($3.99): Avengers on the moon.  Avengers on the moon.  What we gonna do?  Avengers on the moon.  That’s right.  Have Cap assemble a new squad made up of somebodies, has beens, and who the frack are those guys, to save the rest of the Cinema 6 (our billion dollar heroes) from a new cosmic evil bent on reshaping mankind into hideous creatures in order to save it.   

 UNCANNY AVENGERS #3 NOW ($3.99): It’s Freaky Friday Avengers style as the Uncanny Avengers (Cap, Havok, Thor, Logan, Wanda, Rogue) take on the newly alive Red Skull who has grafted the newly dead Professor X’s brain to his own in order to start and human\mutant war.  Yes, it would have been easier to just post a youtube video of a mutant kicking a puppy while reading Arnold’s memoir and listening to Justin Beiber, but you know villains.  They gotta complicate everything.

A PLUS X #4 NOW ($3.99): Beast and pre-Ock Spidey in a comedic tale (did you think they’d be performing Hamlet… I would actually pay to read that) by Kaare Andrews while incoming “Winter Soldier” writer Jason Latour teams Cap with idiot X-kid Quentin Quire in duel against Modok.

WINTER SOLDIER #14 ($2.99): It’s here.  Ed Brubaker wraps his Marvel run with the final issue in the hunt for Black Widow story arc.  I won’t write anything silly out of respect for the man’s marvelous work at revitalizing Captain America and doing the impossible by bringing Bucky back and turning him into one of Marvel’s best characters.  Anything silly.

Marvel NOW has brought us two new titles.

YOUNG AVENGERS #1 NOW ($2.99): Fan favorite IM writer (it’s great to be a part of that sentence again) Kieron Gillen and art team Jaime Mckelvie, Mike Norton, and Matthew Wilson bring us a new team of Young Avengers.  Hulking Wiccan and Kate Bishop join forces with Marvel Boy, Ms. America and Kid Loki to battle evil (apparently they haven’t looked at their own roster).  Let’s support our new friend so Marvel keeps him around.

UNCANNY X-FORCE #1 NOW ($3.99): Mohawk Storm is back.  That’s all you need to know.  By Sam Humphries and Ron Garney.  Not to be confused with the Marvel NOW title “Cable and The X-Force.”  Same team name but completely different mission and roster.

That's it for this week.  Next week is very thin, but is that a IM trade I see.  I think I do.  For the Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread, I'm Typhon, and I gained 15 pounds on the the NutriSnickers  plan. 


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Tetragrammaton on January 25, 2013, 08:39:11 PM
Iron Man variant covers

Thought these were nice.

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/JoshWildingNewsAndReviews/news/?a=72871


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Chaos on January 25, 2013, 09:44:27 PM
Iron Man variant covers

Thought these were nice.

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/JoshWildingNewsAndReviews/news/?a=72871

Hit or miss IMO: some very nice but the others are very eh... Is the one with the neo-classic Ron Lim?


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Stark Resilient on January 25, 2013, 11:35:37 PM
I like the First appearance armor, silver centurion, neo classic, space armor, thorbuster.. The rest I'm a little indifferent towards.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Billium3 on January 26, 2013, 12:06:28 AM
Some of those are very neat. I really like the Ditko/Horned mask armor by Rivera.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on January 29, 2013, 08:45:15 AM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (1/30):

AVENGERS #4 NOW2 ($3.99): So just who was that muscular fellow punching Hulk into the cold, cold, ground?  Well, that was Hyperion.  Didn't you know he was that strong?  Weren't you paying attention?  Haven't you read his other adventures befo... to heck with it.  Like the rest of you, I had no idea who this #&$^@#* was either.  What I do know is that this is a new Hyperion for a new generation, and the next 3 issues are going to focus on these 3 new Avengers (Hyperion, Flag Smasher and Captain Universe) who pretty much showed up the Cinema 6 and handled things pretty easily.     

IRON MAN BY JOE QUESADA TP ($24.99): After many years, we have a reprint of one of the most overrated\underrated IM stories of the 2000's.  This collection includes the "Mask in the Iron Man " arc, the story about Tony Stark battling with a newly sentient IM armor, and "The Sons of Yinsen" arc which involves Tony meeting a disfigured Wong-Chu and a group of warriors dedicated to the teachings of Yinsen.  I say overrated\underrated because, after it's release, "Mask in the IronMan" was being called the greatest IM story since Armor Wars; however, this solid story has been pretty much forgotten by everybody but IM fans in subsequent years.  If you haven't read it and\or can't find the now hard to find original tpb, it's worth a read and was, for a long while, the only Volume 3 story that was collected in tpb format.  Collecting Iron Man (1998) 1/2, 26-32; Iron Man Annual 2000.

That's it for this week.  Next week brings us the start of a new IM arc and a bunch of other books now less important because the main IM book is finally good again.  For the Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread, I'm Typhon, and I will actually have some leftover comic money this week.     


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Dayle88 on January 29, 2013, 12:16:11 PM
My first comics were IM just before Heroes Reborn when I was 8 and my last until '07 was the Mask In The Iron Man paperback. I re-read it every couple of months, I love that thing!


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: IMJ on January 29, 2013, 01:26:41 PM
AVENGERS #4 NOW2 ($3.99): So just who was that muscular fellow punching Hulk into the cold, cold, ground?  Well, that was Hyperion.  Didn't you know he was that strong?  Weren't you paying attention?  Haven't you read his other adventures befo... to heck with it.  Like the rest of you, I had no idea who this #&$^@#* was either.  What I do know is that this is a new Hyperion for a new generation, and the next 3 issues are going to focus on these 3 new Avengers (Hyperion, Flag Smasher and Captain Universe) who pretty much showed up the Cinema 6 and handled things pretty easily.

Hyperion rocks. I loved how Gruenwald used the Squadron Supreme in Quasar, and the Max books were actually really good.  I'd love to see Hyperion take a more prominent role at Marvel.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Tetragrammaton on January 29, 2013, 04:39:03 PM
My first experience with Hyperion was reading the Marvel Treasury Edition of the Defenders, where he along with Sinister Squadron fought the Defenders.

The problem with the mega-team concept with so many heavy hitters, it doesn't really leave all that much for, say the Falcon, to do in a story. Unless, of course, the writers constantly go out of their way to ensure he has birds to talk to.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Roger A Ott II on January 29, 2013, 10:41:22 PM
IRON MAN BY JOE QUESADA TP ($24.99): After many years, we have a reprint of one of the most overrated\underrated IM stories of the 2000's.  This collection includes the "Mask in the Iron Man " arc, the story about Tony Stark battling with a newly sentient IM armor, and "The Sons of Yinsen" arc which involves Tony meeting a disfigured Wong-Chu and a group of warriors dedicated to the teachings of Yinsen.  I say overrated\underrated because, after it's release, "Mask in the IronMan" was being called the greatest IM story since Armor Wars; however, this solid story has been pretty much forgotten by everybody but IM fans in subsequent years.  If you haven't read it and\or can't find the now hard to find original tpb, it's worth a read and was, for a long while, the only Volume 3 story that was collected in tpb format.  Collecting Iron Man (1998) 1/2, 26-32; Iron Man Annual 2000.     

Ugh. I thought this was one of the worst story arcs in the history of the character. The idea of the sentient armor was pretty cool, and that part I liked, but this was where some future mischaracterizations of Tony Stark got their beginnings. Remember when Tony got punched in the nose and Rumiko had to come to his defense? Gah! It was here that Tony began to turn into a milksop. Can you imagine a scene like that in a Michelinie/Layton, Len Kaminski, or Kurt Busiek story? And don't get me started on the heap of festering turd that was "Sons of Yinsen"...


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: IMJ on January 30, 2013, 11:08:03 AM
IRON MAN BY JOE QUESADA TP ($24.99): After many years, we have a reprint of one of the most overrated\underrated IM stories of the 2000's.  This collection includes the "Mask in the Iron Man " arc, the story about Tony Stark battling with a newly sentient IM armor, and "The Sons of Yinsen" arc which involves Tony meeting a disfigured Wong-Chu and a group of warriors dedicated to the teachings of Yinsen.  I say overrated\underrated because, after it's release, "Mask in the IronMan" was being called the greatest IM story since Armor Wars; however, this solid story has been pretty much forgotten by everybody but IM fans in subsequent years.  If you haven't read it and\or can't find the now hard to find original tpb, it's worth a read and was, for a long while, the only Volume 3 story that was collected in tpb format.  Collecting Iron Man (1998) 1/2, 26-32; Iron Man Annual 2000.     

Ugh. I thought this was one of the worst story arcs in the history of the character. The idea of the sentient armor was pretty cool, and that part I liked, but this was where some future mischaracterizations of Tony Stark got their beginnings. Remember when Tony got punched in the nose and Rumiko had to come to his defense? Gah! It was here that Tony began to turn into a milksop. Can you imagine a scene like that in a Michelinie/Layton, Len Kaminski, or Kurt Busiek story? And don't get me started on the heap of festering turd that was "Sons of Yinsen"...

I never want to read a single Iron Man story EVER again where someone steals Stark Tech or Iron Man somehow fights his own armor. It's become a trope in Iron Man stories that's worn thin and useless as a method to deliver a deeper story.


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on February 05, 2013, 08:08:51 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (2/6):

IRON MAN #6 NOW2 ($3.99): In Civil War, Tony got slapped around by Cap and Marvel editorial.  In WWH, Tony got slapped around by the Hulk.  In Secret Invasion, Tony got slapped around by the Skrulls and Marvel editorial.  In Fear Itself, Tony got slapped around by Asgardian booze.  In AvX, Tony took out the planet killing, Cyclops smacking, Jean Grey masquerading, emotion craving, murder loving, smoking in red and yellow spandex Phoenix.  And now he has to pay for it.  With a new set of space armor, Tony and his new A.I. P.E.P.P.E.R., head to the stars to expand his horizons and be the best Captain Kirk he can be (if you know what I mean).  The problem is he’s an intergalactic menace.  Like I said, Captain Kirk. 

MARVELS IRON MAN 3 PRELUDE #2 ($2.99):  AKA, "Rhodey, where the hell were you?"   

AVENGERS #5 NOW2 ($3.99): Hyperion had his issue in the sun, so it’s Smasher’s turn.  Hickman and Adam Kubert introduces us to the next major player in this next generation of Avengers: Smasher of the Imperial Guard.  This new Smasher follows in the grand footsteps of Vril Rokk who was killed by the mutant Vulcan, Salac Tuur was killed by the Karnak the Inhuman, an unnamed Smasher who… was killed by Gladiator.  I hope Tony and Cap have another candidate waiting.

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE ANNUAL #1 NOW ($4.99): Sunturion!  He’s back!  Tony, Carol and Vision take on Arthur Dearborn aka Sunturion!  And he doesn’t have a 100 freaking light up circles all over his armor.  Now we dance the dance of joy. 

NEW AVENGERS #3 NOW ($3.99): Professor X is dead.  So who gets his Infinity Gem?  Well that’s obvious: Beast.  The X-Man with the least amount of hair gives his most important possession to the X-Man that’s all hair.  There’s an envy joke in here somewhere…

SECRET AVENGERS #37 ($3.99): FINAL ISSUE!  Does this mean this arc about cyborgs taking over the world is finally coming to an end?  Dear Yoda, I hope so because I am out of robot puns.  Got some nice ones about seals though.  Evil sadistic robot pirate seals.  BTW, Rhodey may or may not join the team with the relaunch next month. 

WINTER SOLDIER #15 ($2.99): For the first time since his return to comics, Bucky Barnes is not ripping off Black Widow’s clothes in his free time.  Having lost the love of his life and still considered a dead man, the Winter Soldier looks for redemption in the first arc by the new creative team: writer Jason Latour and artist Nic Klein.

FEARLESS DEFENDERS #1 NOW ($2.99): An all-female team starring (currently) Valkyrie and  Misty Knight.  Dani Moonstar of New Mutants fame joins the cast in the issues to come.  By Cullen Bunn and new-to-Marvel artist Will Sliney.

That’s it for this week.  Next week brings us more Avengers and an Iron Man Omnibus.  For the Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread, I'm Typhon, and please join my petition for Marvel to introduce an evil sadistic robot pirate seal character.  We can name him Owen. 


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: IronManKyle on February 05, 2013, 10:38:35 PM
AVENGERS ASSEMBLE ANNUAL #1 NOW ($4.99): Sunturion! He’s back! Tony, Carol and Vision take on Arthur Dearborn aka Sunturion! And he doesn’t have a 100 freaking light up circles all over his armor. Now we dance the dance of joy.

--Sunturion is back!? You need not say more, SOLD!


Title: Re: Iron Man Covers and Solicits Thread
Post by: Typhon on February 12, 2013, 07:10:06 PM
Hello Iron Fans,

Typhon here with your weekly Iron Man reading list.  As usual, I will list which IM titles are hitting shops this week as well as other related books, and\or appearances that I am aware of.

Here's what we got for you this Wednesday (2/13):

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #12 NOW2 ($3.99): Its Black Widow Wednesday as our favorite ScarJo impersonator takes center stage in two of this week’s biggest Avenger releases.  It looks like Tony is out after 11 starring issues and Widow is up to taking his place.  On a mission to rescue a missing girl who has ties to an old assassination mission handled by Natasha (I think a certain writer just watched The Bourne Supremacy), her, Hawkeye, and Spider-Woman (so it’s not a blatant movie tie-in book) travel to Siberia only to find something wicked this way comes.  Also, does anybody else find it funny that Fraction’s wife (writer of Assemble) writes a better Stark than he does? 

SECRET AVENGERS #1 NOW ($3.99): It’s Natasha part two as she, Hawkeye (stalker much), Nick Fury (the Sam Jackson but not Sam Jackson one), Phil Coulson (the not dead one), Maria Hill (the “Ka $#&% Boom!” one and not the Robin Sparkles one), Iron Patriot (the maybe Rhodey one) and Daisy Johnson (who the &$^#) team up kick ass and eat scones one mind-wiped mission at a time.  I have to say though that the variant cover says it best: “Is the word “secret” code for no powers?”  By Nick Spencer (Iron Man 2.0 and Secret Avengers)  and Luke Ross (