The reviews are in for Iron Man and they are by no means disappointing. Marvel continues to push the Marvel Now! label as a way to “shake-up the Marvel Universe”. And shake it up they have. Perhaps nothing was more exciting than hearing that Tony Stark would once again be going after another person infected with the Extremis virus, although it will be a difficult path to out-do Warren Ellis’ clever story arc that brought Iron Man back to the front row of A-Listers. (Oh, wait, maybe that was actually the Iron Man movie?) But it is slightly disappointing that only five issues in and we are getting another round of new armor? A little early to pull that card isn’t it? Here is the official press release:
Marvel NOW! – IRON MAN #5 First Look!
Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Iron Man #5, from the blockbuster creative team of writer Kieron Gillen and artist Greg Land! Iron Man sets his sights on the last Extremis target, a threat that sends him into the cold of space as he debuts an all-new suit of armor and betrays an old friend.
As part of Marvel NOW!, Iron Man joins a number of titles that will take the Marvel Universe in an exciting all-new direction, as the industry’s top creators join the top Super Heroes to deliver all-new ongoing series, great for new and lapsed readers alike!
Each issue of Iron Man includes a code for a free digital copy on the Marvel Comics app (for iPhone®, iPad®, iPad Touch® & Android devices). Each issue of Iron Man features special augmented reality content available exclusive through the Marvel AR app – including cover recaps, behind the scenes features and more that add value to your reading experience at no additional cost.
This January, Kieron Gillen and Greg Land redefine what it means to Believe in Iron Man #5!
IRON MAN #5 (NOV120685)
Written by KIERON GILLEN
Art & Cover by GREG LAND
FOC – 12/03/12 On-Sale – 01/02/13