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First Look: INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #518 - Who is the New Iron Man?

With the current "Iron Man No More" story, we are about to see a 'new' Iron Man.

Matt Fraction and Salvador Larroca have been doing great things on this this title for over fifty issues now. Tony Stark's enemies have gathered together and have created quite the mess for him. The current story is called, "Iron Man No More" and today, Marvel has released a first look at issue #518 which features a brand new Iron Man.

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Invincible Iron Man #518, featuring the all-new Iron Man! Courtesy of the Eisner Award-Winning creative team of Matt Fraction & Salvador Larroca, tensions mount as the Spymaster’s rampage within Stark Resilient comes to its bloody end. The Mandarin is throwing everything he’s got at Tony Stark including amped up super villains! With a big target painted on his back, can Tony Stark make it out alive? Can the new Iron Man save him in time? Find out in Invincible Iron Man #518, hitting comic shops, theMarvel Comics app, and Marvel Digital Comic Shop this June!



Pencils & Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA

FOC – 5/14/12, ON SALE – 6/6/12

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Posted by LordRequiem

Are they really retiring Tony Stark? Well I'll be a monkey's uncle.

Posted by talia


cant wait to find out who it is

Posted by Baconbot

The new suit look is growing on me. Interested in where this is going.

Posted by GrandSymbiote94

I like the new design. But I hope Tony is still Iron Man. I don't think it would feel right for someone else to be using the armor. Jim is an exception because he grew into his own hero. 

Posted by sinful

Knowing Marvel..Tony will be back in about 8 issues.

Posted by zombietag

@sinful said:

Knowing Marvel..Tony will be back in about 8 issues.

@talia said:


cant wait to find out who it is

fail. not first.

Posted by SupremeHyperion

The new iron man should be Ghost............ how ironically awesome would that be

Posted by SuperKnightAL


Posted by JamDamage

Didn't anybody read the last issue. Rhodey is pretending he's dead. It's Rhodey.

Posted by Vincie_Pooh

Its JARVIS LOL hahaha =)

Posted by DJ1107

Are we sure it's not Havok?

Posted by Emperormeister734

Everything within this issue to the "Pretend Death of War Machine has blew my mind"

Posted by DEGRAAF

I thought it was going to be Rhodes with his new upgrades

Posted by Phaedrusgr

Again? You got to be kidding me? Come on, Marvel - DC...Been there, done that...Bring us something new!

Posted by ltbrd

Tony Stark isn't Iron Man many times is that now???? Really, comic book writers need to stop pulling the same crap out every few years. This is why I think a better timeline approach to comics is needed where characters can die or retire and give up their identities to the next generation.

Rather than being a new person I think a cooler idea would be to have this "new Iron Man" be a new version of the Telepresence Armor with bleeding edge technology and a sophisticated VI system that allows it to be sent for specific missions and parameters rather than having true artificial intelligence. That way it could independently from either Tony or Rhodes once given an assignment or together with either person.

Posted by KainScion

marvel moves fast. it hasnt been a lot of time since downey jr announced he was getting tired of playing stark and now new iron man.

Posted by InnerVenom123

I really do like that armor design. I've been meaning to get back into Iron Man after I ditched it during Fear Itself.

Posted by ghost_runner

meh, i give it one year till stark comes back

Posted by Rowen545
@DJ1107 said:
Are we sure it's not Havok?
Posted by Gylan Thomas

@talia said:


cant wait to find out who it is

Love it when the best comment someone can come up with is "first" then they type too slow to actually be first :D

Posted by evilvegeta74

I wish marvel would let the whole Tron thing go, they are going to ruin Ironman. Thumbs down to Tron Ironman.

Posted by evilvegeta74

@SuperKnightAL: Iron Tron! thums down!

Posted by Ulviar

I'm sure Rhodes is going to be Iron Man. He is the only candidate.

Posted by Aiden Cross


Edited by cyberchop979

Maybe it's Arno Stark. He's showing up 8 years too early......

Posted by zackattack529

guys dont worry Tony will be back trust me aha

remember when they tried to retire johnny blaze for some random hispanic chick? got cancelled 9 issue AND johnny blaze returned.

i mean cmon...look at that desing/ its nowhere near the old design people are used to watching reading or seeing! even people who dont read comics would probaably say..ehh thats a lame.....the design is TOO GENERIC! almost all artist these days are inspired by TRON or something...first this..then the Teen Titans!? lol this wont work guys...maybe the character might be interesting and fun to read..but the design and most importantly the nostalgia that goes along with this..i mean when you say iron man...first thing sthat pop into my head or someones is RED/GOLD! its ICONIC!? this wont last im just saying guys haha

Posted by fACEmelter88

@ghost_runner said:

meh, i give it one year till stark comes back

I doubt it will take that long

Posted by Fluffy6079

For those who have been reading, it's obviously a very story-driven move. Stark's been fitted with a device that acts as a limiter to the arc reactor in his chest. It's part of a plot by Justine Hammer (who is secretly working with the Mandarin) with the support of the U.S. military in response to his operating the Iron Man while under the influence during Fear Itself. He's basically been forced to sideline himself. Having said all that, I don't think anyone expects this to be a permanent thing. It's probably just for this story, which is fine. Who knows, though? It may be part of a long-form story (the presence of the large octopus robot first seen in the annual kind of hints that it is), which is also fine. Calm down, people. Enjoy the ride!

Posted by ShadowX

The suit reminds me of Noh Varr's current costume.

I always ha dthis idea of what if Peter Parker was to become Iron-man/run Stark enetrprises, if Tony Stark died, because he is sometimes has been seen as a protege too him

Posted by clemj
@Vincie_Pooh: it's an idea
Posted by Deranged Midget

Wait? Are they killing off Tony?

Posted by KRYPTON

Really looking forward to this

Posted by jubilee042

i thought that was havok at first

Posted by gridlock464

I Agree with Fluffy6079, it's story driven.. and I have certainly enjoyed the ride

Posted by The Average Bear

Kinda getting tired of Marvel killing off characters lately. Ultimate Spider-Man, now this. It's like they wanna redo their team of central characters.

Posted by DEGRAAF

@KainScion said:

marvel moves fast. it hasnt been a lot of time since downey jr announced he was getting tired of playing stark and now new iron man.

wow i never heard he was getting tired of playing Stark. This Iron Man wont last more than a year though. Tony will play through his contract with Marvel and when he is done they will just move him out of the Avengers or only Show Iron Man. They dont have to keep doing Iron Man movies and i would be tired of it too if you went from IronMan 2 to Avengers then on to Iron Man 3. I would think after Iron Man 3 he would quit or at least take a year or more away from the Marvel franchise

Posted by mattitude22

rhodes should become the new ironman with stark becoming more like the oracle of the marvel universe

Posted by kamionero

Sure looks like Havok.

Posted by Owie

@SupremeHyperion said:

The new iron man should be Ghost............ how ironically awesome would that be

That would be great!

Posted by pspin

they won't kill tony because of the movies so that means he'll stop for ten issues and then there will be a problem only he can solve so he becomes Iron Man again. Story finished.

Posted by Lt_Cmdr_Kicker

I'm telling you guys, it's gotta be Mainframe 2.0!! Gosh I hope it is!! :D

Posted by ArtisticNeedham

Those "Classified" blocks are distracting, they should not show them in the final comic. heh.

Posted by Miss_Garrick

It would be great if it was Mainframe, but it's Tron isn't it?

Posted by GreenFuse

I like the suit.

Posted by VioletPhoenix

Tron meets Blue Beetle meets Havok?

Posted by Fantasgasmic

Fuck this Tron look.

Posted by umbrafeline

its havok i betcha

Posted by thatlad

More Tron outfits, between spider-man and teen titans this is getting ridiculous

Posted by ILuvMsMarvel

Is the new armor made out of sTRONtium?

(I know, it can't be because of its extreme reactivity with oxygen and water)

Posted by Icon

TRON is now Iron Man? I guess that is what happens when Disney takes over.

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