Midtown and Marvel cancel Riri Williams Invincible Iron Man variant


In a shocking display of good taste, and stunning acknowledgement that it isn’t the 90s anymore and girls read comics now, Midtown Comics and Marvel jointly decided to pull the J. Scott Campbell cover that presented an overly sexualized version of 15 year old Riri Williams.

Riri’s no-no: Marvel gets schooled on teen fashion and sexualization

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There was a kerfuffle yesterday! Over this J. Scott Campbell variant cover to Invincible Iron Man #1. The books stars new character Riri Williams, a brilliant 15-year-old mechanical whiz, as the new person in the armor. Now, Campbell is known for drawing sexy women, and while the above cover is pretty mild compared to past […]

Bendis Teases an Additional Iron Man title and Celebrates 200,000 Pre-Orders

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This morning author Brian Michael Bendis teased a second Iron Man title in addition to his upcoming Invincible Iron Man via his Tumblr account: “Man, the launch of ‘Iron Man’ is going so well, I might have to launch another!” The writer initially shared the debut of a variant for the Invincible Iron Man comic by frequent collaborator Sara […]

Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez discuss the new era of Invincible Iron Man


Last weekend’s announcement of Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez taking over the reins on the second announced “All-New Marvel” title, Invincible Iron Man, was the biggest headline of NYCC Special Edition. The Eisner winning writer and his collaborator on Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man taking over the adventures of Tony Stark mark a brand new […]

IRON MAN HOUR: Hannah Meets The Mechanic in Iron Man 3


The first Iron Man movie landed like a bomb blast in my personal pop culture universe, making me believe that superhero films could find their own voice while forming a dialogue with comics. Strict adaptations hadn’t been that great in the past and there needed to be another approach, one that had a deeper understanding […]

On the Scene: Pros Wrestle with Tony Stark’s Appeal in ‘Iron Man at 50’ Event


The fact that both the Iron Man character and the Avengers team has reached their 50th anniversary since creation hasn’t received a lot of attention in the press, and this could be because the immense success of the IRON MAN and AVENGERS films means that the powers that be don’t particularly want the public to […]

Matt Fraction Says Iron Man 3 is as Big as The Avengers!


Matt Fraction skyped in to celebrate Iron Man’s 50th anniversary at a Comic Book Round Table event held at John Ordover’s Soho Gallery for Digital Art in New York on Wednesday night, and provided some heartfelt insights into the way in which the armored playboy has drastically changed Fraction’s own life. Along the way, he […]