When Dan Slott announced that he was leaving Amazing Spider-Man, the writer was quick to point out that he would be working on Iron Man after. Now that Marvel has announced the Fresh Start relaunch, Slott has given more details about his upcoming run with everyone's favorite Avenger. The series will officially be called Tony Stark: Iron Man and will feature art from Guardians of the Galaxy artist Valerio Schiti.
Speaking with Nerdist, Slott revealed that his work on the character will build on the character's long-running continuity, and will focus on how Tony Stark will push the boundaries of science. The veteran writer called it a mix of Black Mirror and Rick and Morty, two shows that are heavy on technology and science fiction.
It also looks like Tony will be experimenting more and more on his various suits, as Slott and Schiti promised that we will see hundreds of armors throughout the series. Here's what the artist had to say about the daunting task ahead of him.
"To me this is heaven. To do new designs is one of my favorite things in comics, and here I have the chance to play with such an iconic character, to try different styles, to use classic suits, and to create new and extraordinary armors."
With Iron Man more popular now than ever, it would be easy to get what works from the films and copy it but that won't be the case. Slott and Schiti have promised that their Tony Stark will not be a copy of Robert Downey Jr. and that he would be going back to his roots.
Tony Stark: Iron Man #1 hits comic shelves on June 20.