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Exclusive Preview: IRON PATRIOT #1

Jim Rhodes is on his own, fighting the bad guys. Looks like things aren't going to well for him.

IRON PATRIOT #1

(W) Ales Kot (A/CA) Garry Brown

"UNBREAKABLE" PART 1

Jim Rhodes has quit the SECRET AVENGERS!!! As the IRON PATRIOT, he's bringing his fight against the bad guys to the home front. But a new villain emerges with a brutal plan that could turn Iron Patriot into America's most wanted!!!

Item Code: JAN140673 In Shops: 3/26/2014 SRP: $3.99

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Posted by Mucklefluga

This book looks pretty neat, and it's Kot so I'm definitely in.

Also I'm guessing Terrence Howard is a reference to the actor.

Posted by Mucklefluga

Terrence Rhodes I mean, jeeeeez.

Posted by fubar20

Looks cool! Still not sure whether it belongs on my pull list or not but I might check out the first issues and see how that goes.

Can anyone tell me who the villain is in this?

Edited by The Stegman

That other guy's face mask kind looks like XO manowar's. I wonder if they're gonna bring up Rhodey and Carol in this series.

Posted by War Killer

I'm glad to see that Rhodey is getting a new series, but I don't care for the name change to "Iron Patriot." The whole Iron Patriot thing was basically a big punch-line in IM3 and he's much more well known as "War Machine." The whole name change just feels unnecessary.

Edited by movieartman

anyone else getting vibes from that villain amor of war machine's alien armor he had in the 90s especially from the touches of lime green in there?

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

I like that they've done the Hickman style "who's in this issue"

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Edited by micah

Definitely checking it out

Posted by dagmar_merrill

THis looks much better then expected

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Edited by Emperormeister734

I'm just happy to see Rhodey in a new series of his own, I can't wait to read it, I hope this book has a long run too. The previews so far look promising

Posted by The_Tree

With Kot and that artwork, I'm very excited.

Posted by LiveForever

@the_tree said:

With Kot and that artwork, I'm very excited.

Yep. Kot's been killing it. Definitely giving this a shot.

Posted by frozenedge

Quit the Secret Avengers? I could've sworn Hill mind-wiped Rhodey and everybody else of wanting to quit the team

Posted by Ostyo

Looks good.

Posted by BritishMonkey

I miss this Iron Man 2.0 armour. He didn't get much use out of that since that run.

Posted by LiveForever

Quit the Secret Avengers? I could've sworn Hill mind-wiped Rhodey and everybody else of wanting to quit the team

Yeah, it's odd that Ales Kot would write that into the last volume's finale, and not have him on the next iteration of the team. Hopefully it gets explained.

Edited by Transformers1024

Why don't they just call him War Machine? Seriously...

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Edited by Superdork

While I like Rhodey, I don't think the Iron Man world and mythos is expansive enough to carry two titles. It's not like they have a section of the universe to themselves like Green Lantern or have the juggernaut power of Batman behind them.

Still, this looks good.

Posted by dagmar_merrill

@superdork: Iron man could carry a few titles but right now he won't be able to for awhile.

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Posted by Sovereign91001

I miss this Iron Man 2.0 armour. He didn't get much use out of that since that run.

Posted by viin

Looks nice but I want War Machine.

Edited by The_Tree

@superdork: This is a mini, so they won't have to carry it for long.

Posted by Teerack

Needs more shoulder guns!

Edited by ArturoCalaKayVee

@the_tree said:

@superdork: This is a mini, so they won't have to carry it for long.

Since when is this a mini? I'm pretty sure this is an ongoing?

Edited by CaptainHoopla

It's still unfortunate that they didn't just put Kot on Iron Man. That book is terrible.

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Edited by The_Tree

@the_tree said:

@superdork: This is a mini, so they won't have to carry it for long.

Since when is this a mini? I'm pretty sure this is an ongoing?

It's described as a miniseries here. And then Kot had this to say on Twitter.

Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee

@the_tree said:

@arturocalakayvee said:

@the_tree said:

@superdork: This is a mini, so they won't have to carry it for long.

Since when is this a mini? I'm pretty sure this is an ongoing?

It's described as a miniseries here. And then Kot had this to say on Twitter.

Oh wow! That is interesting, I did not know that. It seems like Marvel is secretly playing it safe with a 5 issue plot and if it sells well they'll extend it into a real ongoing since they have not indicated it was a mini other than this tweet.

Posted by The_Tree

@arturocalakayvee: Hopefully it continues, but I'll be satisfied if it just turns out to be one great arc.

Posted by GrenadeFlow

Rupert yikes

I can't wait to pick this up

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@the_tree said:

@arturocalakayvee said:

@the_tree said:

@superdork: This is a mini, so they won't have to carry it for long.

Since when is this a mini? I'm pretty sure this is an ongoing?

It's described as a miniseries here. And then Kot had this to say on Twitter.

Oh wow! That is interesting, I did not know that. It seems like Marvel is secretly playing it safe with a 5 issue plot and if it sells well they'll extend it into a real ongoing since they have not indicated it was a mini other than this tweet.

huh I'm kinda less interested now

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Posted by Darkseid_Prime

Rhodie fights a C-List villain... basically loses... then Tony Stark and crew comes and saves the day... followed by the next issue having a sweet cover featuring a fight that never happens.

Posted by Emperormeister734

@britishmonkey: I agree with you on that. The Iron Man 2.0 armor needed to be seen more.

Posted by Pixel_Kaiser

It's still unfortunate that they didn't just put Kot on Iron Man. That book is terrible.

Strongly disagreed, yo. Iron Man has been a way better, more exciting book than it's been in a long, long time. I might be biased, but I love the risks Gillen has been taking.

Posted by nappystr8

The art is stunning. Not an Iron Patriot fan, but I love Rhodey, so I'll definitely be giving this a shot. Don't know if I like the Skottie Young Cover this time though. I've bought those baby variants for each new #1 since Marvel now, but I might just go with the regular cover.

Posted by consafo80

Really enjoyed Secret Avengers so will give this a try, though I'm not a big Iron Patriot fan. But that's possibly cause I've not read much of him. Always just thought he was Iron Man's mate and I dint really like Iron Man.

Posted by TheAcidSkull

Meh

Posted by Mxyzptlk_CV

Why don't they just call him War Machine? Seriously...

Because in the recent Iron Man movie, he was Iron Patriot and not War Machine....and according to Marvel everything has to be like it is in their movies...

Edited by tximinoman

@mxyzptlk_cv said:

@transformers1024 said:

Why don't they just call him War Machine? Seriously...

Because in the recent Iron Man movie, he was Iron Patriot and not War Machine....and according to Marvel everything has to be like it is in their movies...

Who gives a fuck about Rhodes anyway? War Machine was lame even in the 90's when cool and badass versions of regular superheroes were sort of hip. So who cares if he's War Machine, Iron Patriot or Patriotic Machine? He sucks anyway.

Edited by Wowlock

I was more interested when I didn't saw that ''Rhodey dies ! '' crap...

Edited by Novemberx2

I'm gonna bet this series will last 12/(technically 13) issues. I think nearly every War Machine solo title has only last that long in the past.

War Machine reminds me of Havok... fan favourite character who painfully bland and inferior to original

Edited by Mxyzptlk_CV

@mxyzptlk_cv said:

@transformers1024 said:

Why don't they just call him War Machine? Seriously...

Because in the recent Iron Man movie, he was Iron Patriot and not War Machine....and according to Marvel everything has to be like it is in their movies...

Who gives a fuck about Rhodes anyway? War Machine was lame even in the 90's when cool and badass versions of regular superheroes were sort of hip. So who cares if he's War Machine, Iron Patriot or Patriotic Machine? He sucks anyway.

hahahaha...Nice one!! :P they should call him that the next time they try to find a new name for him!!!

Posted by MixMastaMicah5

Can we all check this out please?? Love Kot, love the artwork, and the premise sounds very interesting!

Edited by cosmoman

...... war machine was better :-'.