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Pepper Potts Gets Her Own, New Armor

Rescue returns to INVINCIBLE IRON MAN.

 They do make such a cute couple, though.

Any movie fans who liked how Pepper Potts stepped up and took the reins of Stark Enterprises in IRON MAN 2 will probably want to put their hands in the air for this bit of news. Why should Ms. Potts settle for showing Mr. Stark up in the realm of business alone when she can also show him up in the arena of armored adventuring? A recent storyline saw Pepper get her own suit of armor and a codename to go with it - - Rescue. Now, Rescue’s back with a new summer outfit. Marvel’s just released a preview for INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #29, wherein the character not only gets a new suit from ol’ Shellhead, she also helps him battle against all those baddies bedeviling him… namely, Detroit Steel and the Hammer Girls.

Full confession, now. I haven’t read the storyline where Pepper gets the Rescue guise, so maybe there’s a reason for her picking that name that’s perfectly appropriate in context, but still… Rescue? Seriously? It doesn’t really fit in with the nominal tone set by the rest of these heavy metal characters. Iron Man. War Machine. Silver Centurion. Crimson Dynamo. Titanium Man. Iron Monger. And then… Rescue? The name conjures up images of her hauling water hoses to dose out brushfires in my mind’s eye. Anybody who’s kept up this with this corner of Iron Man’s own corner of the Marvel U, please… fill me in.

Regardless, this issue coming’s out in August and we’ve got a very slick cover by Salvador Larroca to give you a hint about how it’s going to play out.

-- Tom Pinchuk is the writer of UNIMAGINABLE for Arcana Comics and HYBRID BASTARDS! for Archaia. Pre-order the HYBRID BASTARDS! hardcover now on Amazon.com.

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Posted by 123422

can't wait for this one

Posted by InnerVenom123

Her suit is completely non-lethal. Hence, Rescue.

Posted by jordama

I like
Posted by lostlantern13
@InnerVenom123 said:
"Her suit is completely non-lethal. Hence, Rescue. "

This. Although, I remember reading an interview where Fraction wanted "Iron Maiden," but there were issues with that....
Posted by FoxxFireArt

You know what this basically means? I had been thinking about this recently. What purpose does Mary Jane serve to the Marvel series other then Peter's wife/girlfriend? Even Lois Lane has a plot related job as an investigative reporter.
 
Now, Pepper Potts is starting her own adventures. I don't know about her armor though.  It's far too similar to Iron Man. It's basically the Iron Man suit with a literal breast plate. At least it doesn't have heels. She looks more like a cheap side kick. Even the code name screams "support role".

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Posted by Illyana Rasputin

Introducing....IRON WOMAN!

Posted by Yung ANcient One

is it jus me or are they doing this because of the popularity of the movie
Posted by Shanana
LOVE IT!
Posted by hdorman1

awesome

Edited by Gylan Thomas

Hate that Pepper's a hero now.
Is it necessary to promote every a decent supporting character?
Especially since she's really just IronWoman.
How very original.

Posted by RedK

I really like the name, but it's something that i would expect from invincible

Posted by DMC

thanks for the movie spoiler.....even if it is a small spoiler so I'll forgive you  : P

Posted by ILuvMsMarvel

As stated, her suit is completely non-lethal. She's all about going and getting regular people out of those life and death situations. 


To sort of take a line from her debut in the armor... People need help, they need... Rescue.


She did a pretty good job of it too in the initial story. 

Posted by The_Warlord

Iron Ma'm

Posted by DarkCanuck

Interesting, although, I was kind of enjoying the way the Rescue suit was more or less a character unto itself being that it was fully mobile and capable of interacting and doing things without a pilot. It was kind of like J.A.R.V.I.S. finally had a body... at least until Rhody ripped it apart for parts.

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

yes this is what I have been waiting for in this series.

Posted by goldenkey

dumb
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Posted by Troilus

The armor's name is rescue because tony designed it to be completely non offensive, with only defensive properties, so during dark reign while tony erased his mind pepper could wear the armor and norman couldnt do anything about it legally because it was not a weapon.

Posted by The Cyan Lantern

Like, but wasn't much of a fan of her first dialog between her and J.A.R.V.I.S.. Hopefully that will change.

Posted by mightiness
@Gylan Thomas said:
" Hate that Pepper's a hero now. Is it necessary to promote every a decent supporting character? Especially since she's really just IronWoman. How very original. "
I agree 100%. Marvel is making the mistake that DC makes by having to many 
"legacy heroes".
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@doordoor123: That's because you misquoted. "  Marvel’s just released a preview for INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #29." 
 
Anyway, an explosion led to her having a problem similar to the one that Stark initially faced when he created the Iron Man (metal fragments in chest). So they installed a chest piece like his and he made her a suit that was purely defensive (though, it still has strength and repulsors) to ensure that she would be able to defend herself from threats, lessening the dangers of her life. She chose to use the suit on rescue missions.
Posted by doordoor123
@Nomadic Sprite:  yeah i realized after i finished the whole thing. Im just too lazy to edit my post. lol
Posted by ARMIV

Another member to the Iron family!

Posted by Gylan Thomas
@mightiness said:
" @Gylan Thomas said:
" Hate that Pepper's a hero now. Is it necessary to promote every a decent supporting character? Especially since she's really just IronWoman. How very original. "
I agree 100%. Marvel is making the mistake that DC makes by having to many  "legacy heroes". "
Kinda sucks 'cause marvel used to have such strong supporting characters.
In Ironman alone Happy's been killed and now Pepper's a hero.
Posted by GT-Man

cool i think this is AWESOME! now she can  finaly hang and fight with the marvel ladeis like she-hulk and others
Posted by TheMess1428

I thought she was going to be called Iron Girl.

Posted by War Killer

Wasn't a big fan of the name, but it's growing on me. I do like this armor more than the old one too.

Posted by dstorres
@InnerVenom123: Was non lethal.  That is a new suit however.  You never know.
Posted by dstorres
@Yung ANcient One: It's just you.  Pepper has had her own suit for over a year now.
Posted by Freddy.Mercurial
@Love: nice
Posted by AMP - Seeker of Lost Knowledge

 First IronMAN, then IronLAD....now IronWOMAN. Why don't they start an IRON-Family?

Posted by sora_thekey

I loved Pepper behind the Iron Mask.... but I do agree the name doesn't fit...
Can't wait for this!

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Posted by Baraborn

Totally STUPID... Introducing the IRON FAMILY
 
...stupidity or the sake of girl power...sad.

Posted by DarkSyde79

Iron Woman woulda probably been too much. But with that said, Rescue is STILL maddd corny. Also, when's Rhodey gonna get his new War Machined out armor??? 

Posted by bingbangboom

I havn't been reading Iron Man buy my girlfriend loves Pepper Potts in the movie. Do they have that relationship in the comic still? What do you recommend for her? I noticed Pepper was in The Order.

Posted by HaloKing343

She has no weapons on her and the armor is built strictly for rescue missions. Hence the name.

Posted by the_fallen11

Dislike.

Posted by Vance Astro

I can't wait for a better artist to get on this.Pepper has looked pretty ridiculous in these armors.

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Posted by d0npierre

The Iron man Corps: The original Iron man and Iron woman, War Machine. Baby Iron man, Iron dog and Iron kitty. Zombie Iron man marks his return and even Iron boy comes back from the pre 'heroes return' story arc. Put in a Iron maitresse and some Iron hoodlums and you've got yourself a complete Iron Corps. Can't wait for the attack of the giant magnets or the anti-rust issue with holographic cover and a coupon for anti-rust spray. 
 
Maybe they oughtta put and Iron lad, Terminator and Robocop in it to. Then it'll even appeal to a greater audience. 

Posted by DMC

I wish they would change the name though....."Rescue" just doesn't feel right

Posted by The Hottness

Lovin it son!!!
Edited by Vance Astro
@Baraborn said:

" Totally STUPID... Introducing the IRON FAMILY  ...stupidity or the sake of girl power...sad. "

Have you even been reading the comic? This was all explained. 
 
@bingbangboom said:

" I havn't been reading Iron Man buy my girlfriend loves Pepper Potts in the movie. Do they have that relationship in the comic still? What do you recommend for her? I noticed Pepper was in The Order. "

Pepper is getting her own series called "Rescue".If you're not going to wait for that I would suggest the Order or Iron Man Vol.5.She had a big role in Iron Man's last volume.
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Posted by pentagram

well i like it

Posted by Dro

Pinchuk, you could have waited at least a week after the opening of Iron Man 2 before dropping a big spoiler on the FIRST LINE OF A NEWS ARTICLE.

Posted by stuntdog63

"Full confession, now. I haven’t read the storyline where Pepper gets the Rescue guise..."
Probably should have stopped there.

Posted by misterz173

Maybe this will help Tony and Pepper become a couple again.

Posted by Blindside002

I love the Tony and Pepper couple in comics and I hope this helps to further that relationship. There a very few actual Superhero relationships I like, but this is about right up there with Batman/Catwoman. I did like Rescue, I just hope she decides to take on some repulsor rays into her suit, although I did like the elctromagentism that she used in the story arc as an alternative to weapons.
Posted by Walker696

wow I see a lot of people complaining about this, well I will toss a few facts out there.
 
First this went down before the movie was released, check Iron Man most wanted. So don't think that this is happening because the movie made mad money it was a plot that started ruffly a month or more before the movies was even released.
 
Second Tony didn't do this to make her his sidekick, he didn't even know if he could still pilot his armor when he gave Pepper the Rescue armor. If anything she was his back up in case he didn't make it, not to mention he made it a rescue armor so Osborn couldn't take it. He wanted Pepper to be a hero not a sidekick, that's why she is known lethal and why her name fits her. She has the only armor not meant to heart folks and thus why would she need a name to intimidate people. To be honest if I was stuck in a mind shaft and somebody said Iron Woman was coming I wouldn't feel half as safe if I had heard someone called Rescue was coming to save me.
 
Lastly, this is a pretty good original idea for the Iron Man books. The fact that they have Tony giving people armors who deserve them and not just folks who "qualify" for them makes more sense. Not to mention they have been playing this angle for Pepper since Five Nightmares when she was injured so please don't act like you didn't see this coming. The only other people I like in armors were WarMachin and Doc Doom so to see Pepper is a welcomed change because she is still a minor character, she just has a bigger rold now.

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