Marvel may have just yesterday officially solicited the final issue of writer Christopher Cantwell‘s run on Iron Man, but they’re already looking to what the future holds for old Shellhead. The publisher announced today that December will see the arrival of Invincible Iron Man #1, with writer Gerry Duggan and artist Juan Frigeri taking over as the creative team for Tony Stark’s adventures. The first issue of the series will feature a cover by Kael Ngu, and probably a dozen variant covers yet to be revealed. No other members of the creative team were named in the announcement.

Here’s how Marvel describes Invincible Iron Man #1:

It all ends here? Tony Stark, the genius-billionaire-playboy-philanthropist, has lost it all: his wealth…his fame…his friends. But Stark doesn’t realize he still has so much more to lose, especially when a mystery villain puts out a hit on him! Every assassin around the Marvel Universe has come out of the shadows for Tony — and he has no idea who hired them! Will this cavalcade of killers close the book on Iron Man? It’s the beginning of the end, as the Golden Avenger must fight for his life and find out what it really means to hit rock bottom.

In a statement announcing the series relaunch, writer Gerry Duggan talked the pressure of following Cantwell’s acclaimed run, and guiding Iron Man’s adventures going into the character’s 60th anniversary:

“It’s my privilege to try and follow Christopher Cantwell and his collaborators’ stellar run on IRON MAN heading into an anniversary year,” Duggan said. “Juan and I are going to introduce a new menace that is gunning for Tony Stark and his greatest creation. We have an epic tale for Stark and plans for old foes, including flashbacks to some of his classic armors. How about a little Silver Centurion for his diamond anniversary? Armor up, you’re gonna need it.”

Tony should make himself a set of armor out of diamond. That one’s free, Marvel!

Look for Invincible Iron Man #1 to arrive in stores and digitally on Wednesday, December 7th.


  1. Hope that diamond is ethically sourced! I’m not much of an Iron Man fan, though I do really like Duggan and Frigeri as creators, so sure, I’ll check it out.

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