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.