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Posted by G-Man (18919 posts) - - Show Bio

"The Secret Origin of Tony Stark." What could that possibly mean? Don't we already know everything there is to know about Tony Stark and how he became Iron Man? Apparently not. There's been some rumblings about this secret origin and now Marvel has released a teaser for it.

You know the origin of Iron Man, but what mysteries surround the Secret Origin of Tony Stark? It’s the biggest story to rock the life of the man behind the suit, and this April, the blockbuster creative team of Kieron Gillen and Dale Eaglesham uncover one of the secrets surrounding Tony’s past in Iron Man #10! But who are the “Stark Seven” and what do they have to do with Iron Man?

You’ve never read an Iron Man story quite like this and no fan can miss out on some of the biggest revelations that will not only impact the life of the Armored Avenger, but the entire Marvel Universe! So what are you waiting for? Head on over to your local comic shop now and reserve a copy of Iron Man #10!

IRON MAN #10 (MAR130627)

Written by KIERON GILLEN

Art by DALE EAGLESHAM

Cover by GREG LAND

FOC- 04/22/13 On-Sale – 05/15/13

#1 Edited by daredevil21134 (12705 posts) - - Show Bio

This couldn't have anything to with his upcoming movie,could it?LOL

#2 Posted by Merc20 (24 posts) - - Show Bio

Interesting, though some of the roles seem redundant

#3 Edited by theTimeStreamer (2841 posts) - - Show Bio

dc, take notes. this is a WTF cover.

@merc20 said:

Interesting, though some of the roles seem redundant

i agree. grunt=muscle, bombshell=distraction, spy maybe = brains. and what does an alien bring to the table?

#4 Edited by queenfrost_ (2490 posts) - - Show Bio

So...the only two women used on the team are used as some sort of 'distraction' (aka objectified)? Nice.

#5 Edited by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6544 posts) - - Show Bio

So...the only two women used on the team are used as some sort of 'distraction' (aka objectified)? Nice.

I was just about to say the same thing.

"Just you stand there an look pretty gals, men are working."

#6 Edited by Vortex13 (12264 posts) - - Show Bio

So...the only two women used on the team are used as some sort of 'distraction' (aka objectified)? Nice.

I was thinking the same thing actually.

#7 Edited by Poncho (64 posts) - - Show Bio

So...the only two women used on the team are used as some sort of 'distraction' (aka objectified)? Nice.

you can't argue with results

#8 Edited by trebean (705 posts) - - Show Bio

dc, take notes. this is a WTF cover.

Nope, still not as WTF as Carrie Kelley dressed as Robin and Bruce pointing a gun at Gordon, Redhood's Face, and Superman meeting Orion

Anyway is that Dum Dum Dugan?

The Iron Man series hasn't really piqued my interest, but I might give this a try.

#9 Edited by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6544 posts) - - Show Bio

Is it just me or does "The Bombshell" look more like a spy than "The Spy does? That kind of outfit makes me think of someone who's undercover.

And spelling it Se7en just looks stupid. Makes it looks like it says sezen, and I don't think that's a thing.

#10 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6544 posts) - - Show Bio

@poncho said:

@queenfrost_ said:

So...the only two women used on the team are used as some sort of 'distraction' (aka objectified)? Nice.

you can't argue with results

What results? You can't have read this issue, so you don't know what the results are.

#11 Edited by blkson (785 posts) - - Show Bio

Is it just me or does "The Bombshell" look more like a spy than "The Spy does? That kind of outfit makes me think of someone who's undercover.

And spelling it Se7en just looks stupid. Makes it looks like it says sezen, and I don't think that's a thing.

The "Bombshell" looks more like the spy to me too. I've seen seven spelled like that before and I've always looked at it as the "7" replacing the letter "v" as being just slightly tilted or turned horizontal.

#12 Edited by deadpool25mm (617 posts) - - Show Bio

TEAM 7 The Marvel style ;)

@thetimestreamer said:

dc, take notes. this is a WTF cover.

@merc20 said:

Interesting, though some of the roles seem redundant

i agree. grunt=muscle, bombshell=distraction, spy maybe = brains. and what does an alien bring to the table?

I agree with the WTF part , and the Alien can bring Tech and weaponery, which Stark might have allready... hmm so wtf again.

#13 Edited by xtremekidx (576 posts) - - Show Bio

Seems pretty close to the secret seven!!

Hope it would be something completely different!

#14 Posted by theTimeStreamer (2841 posts) - - Show Bio

@trebean: yeah that's dum dum dugan by the looks of it. and the spy might have some connection to the atlas guy. can't remember his name though.

#15 Edited by JamesKM716 (1995 posts) - - Show Bio

Ugh, why do they insist on keeping Gillen on the title? It's pretty awful

#16 Edited by daredevil21134 (12705 posts) - - Show Bio

I kinda wanna read it

#17 Posted by fodigg (6136 posts) - - Show Bio
#18 Posted by The Stegman (26079 posts) - - Show Bio

So we have Batman Year Zero coming up soon, and now this, gotta love retcons!

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#19 Posted by Lone_Wolf_and_Cub (5330 posts) - - Show Bio

Thank God Greg Land is off this book.

#20 Edited by RustyRoy (14010 posts) - - Show Bio

Are they all supposed to be Starks? The alien can't be a Stark.

#21 Posted by DH69 (4193 posts) - - Show Bio

No more greg land, EVERYBODY PARTY!

#22 Edited by nappystr8 (1156 posts) - - Show Bio

If this was occurring in current continuity I would say this was highly derivative, but it might make for a fun change of pace from the stories Iron Man is usually involved with. But being as this seems to take place in the past and is somehow involved with the characters origin? It really seems more like they are running out of ideas.

It's possible that this story and this team do take place in the present and they have been assembled to help Tony collect secrets from his past that have been stolen, in which case I that could be an interesting story, but as it stands, this just looks like a horrible idea.

#23 Posted by Dernman (15810 posts) - - Show Bio

I hate when they make dumb history changes.

#24 Posted by GodDamnIronMan (1553 posts) - - Show Bio

Wonder if they would make another 'Secret Origin' after this....always has...

#25 Edited by sage1000 (67 posts) - - Show Bio

I really hate it whenever marvel blatantly rips off an idea from DC just to insult it.

Secret 7 = Team 7

52 variant covers

new 52 = 52

it's really annoying, don't they have anything better to do than just insult DC

#26 Posted by MrArrogant (149 posts) - - Show Bio

So...the only two women used on the team are used as some sort of 'distraction' (aka objectified)? Nice.

I shudder to think what it would've been like had Greg Land drawn this arc.

#27 Posted by Backflip (2239 posts) - - Show Bio

So.. who are they all?

I'm guessing Jimmy Woo, Dum Dum Dugan, Thunderbolt Ross?, Sharon Carter?, Fortuna?

#28 Edited by Merc20 (24 posts) - - Show Bio

@backflip:Right with the first three, the alien and the girls not sure if new or not and then there is Howard Stark

#29 Posted by huser (97 posts) - - Show Bio

dc, take notes. this is a WTF cover.

@merc20 said:

Interesting, though some of the roles seem redundant

i agree. grunt=muscle, bombshell=distraction, spy maybe = brains. and what does an alien bring to the table?

I could see a clear distinction between brain and spy, especially in the Marvel universe, but yeah what exactly are the other two distinctions. Maybe (ironically) the distraction is the demo expert and the bombshell is the distraction.

#30 Edited by sora_thekey (8185 posts) - - Show Bio

I see Thunderbolt Ross, Dum Dum Dugan and is the Bombshell Emma Frost?

We all know Stark and her share a past.

#31 Posted by Miss_Garrick (1757 posts) - - Show Bio

So, we've got a grunt and a muscle.... also, a distraction and a bombshell.... How moronic is this?!? I could think up seven actually distinct character types without having both women be dumb sex stereotypes or having two men be the dumb bruiser stereotypes, but then I have more brain cells than Marvel does.

SHEESH!

#32 Posted by DJ1107 (244 posts) - - Show Bio

@saga1000 that is the stupidest fucking thing I have ever read from people here.

#33 Posted by Outside_85 (10312 posts) - - Show Bio

So a Tony Star and JJJ team up?

#34 Edited by DadaHyena (61 posts) - - Show Bio

When will people learn that "Se7en" isn't pronounced "seven"? It's "sesevenen"!

#35 Posted by movieartman (1560 posts) - - Show Bio

@queenfrost_:

So...the only two women used on the team are used as some sort of 'distraction' (aka objectified)? Nice.

actually no, the female labled distraction is in semi combat gear like the others she is likely in charge of the literal distraction operation, like robbers blowing up a building across town and while the cops are there, the main team robs the bank.

and the bombshell, COM ON this is the 50s i think they are going for a Noir mystery feel, if so they Have to have a femme fatale.

stop jumping to conclusions and stop acting like men cant enjoy womens sexuality along with there other professional attributes, its not one or the other.

#36 Posted by movieartman (1560 posts) - - Show Bio

So, we've got a grunt and a muscle.... also, a distraction and a bombshell.... How moronic is this?!? I could think up seven actually distinct character types without having both women be dumb sex stereotypes or having two men be the dumb bruiser stereotypes, but then I have more brain cells than Marvel does.

SHEESH!

actually no, the female labled distraction is in semi combat gear like the others she is likely in charge of the literal distraction operation, like robbers blowing up a building across town and while the cops are there, the main team robs the bank.

and the bombshell, COM ON this is the 50s i think they are going for a Noir mystery feel, if so they Have to have a femme fatale. and just cus she is a kock out babe, it DOES NOT MEAN SHE IS DUMB!!!

stop jumping to conclusions and stop acting like men cant enjoy womens sexuality along with there other professional attributes, its not one or the other.

#37 Posted by Xorion (446 posts) - - Show Bio

is that Shen The Cat? that cloke had a cool kitten tattoo, he was brilliant. Also I loved that 80's disco alien

#38 Posted by cameron83 (7643 posts) - - Show Bio

@dj1107: LOL I completely agree...Those are the weakest links that I have ever heard and they seem so forced.Not only that,but Marvel constantly copies off of DC.....really?

On a side note,are you guys only paying attention to the fact of the codenames given the women....seriously?

I mean,I can understand your firsthand impressions,but lets actually make those conclusions when we actually see it happening rather than use gender criticism and end up being wrong. Although,that doesn't mean you can't be right.

And I don't see a WTF cover being an old character being brought into main continuity,Gordan holding a gun at batman,or red hood's face.....none of those are interesting.It's like the typical cover of a character like superman getting ready to punch someone....it's not interesting,and just bland and overrused (GOD I WANT THE OLD UNIVERSE BACK!)

#39 Posted by queenfrost_ (2490 posts) - - Show Bio

@queenfrost_:

@queenfrost_ said:

So...the only two women used on the team are used as some sort of 'distraction' (aka objectified)? Nice.

actually no, the female labled distraction is in semi combat gear like the others she is likely in charge of the literal distraction operation, like robbers blowing up a building across town and while the cops are there, the main team robs the bank.

and the bombshell, COM ON this is the 50s i think they are going for a Noir mystery feel, if so they Have to have a femme fatale.

stop jumping to conclusions and stop acting like men cant enjoy womens sexuality along with there other professional attributes, its not one or the other.

What? The female distraction has boobs bigger than her head! And her outfit zip is slightly lower than the men! Please don't argue with common sense. You are making a fool of yourself. And WOW it's the 50s...big deal. Watch some Mad Men, they have femme fatales in the 50s/60s who aren't a caricature like that 'bombshell' on the cover. I'm not JUMPING to any conclusions. The cover literally labels it out for me. I didn't need to jump in to anything.

And really? Well I want two men dressed in tatty clothes with gaging bulges please. And that's their only role too...to have big bulges and a nice firm bubble but. Get back to me sweetheart xo

#40 Posted by dreamfall31 (579 posts) - - Show Bio

Greg Land NOT on art??!?!?! Color me interested!

#41 Edited by DMC (1551 posts) - - Show Bio

The Brains: Howard Stark

The Grunt: Thunderbolt Ross (well it looks like him)

The Muscle : Dum Dum Dugan

The Spy: Jimmy Woo (it has to be, right?)

The Alien: nice try Wolverine I know it's you : P

The Bombshell: who knows, could be someone new. For now I'll say Mystique : P

The Distraction: some say Nia Jones, I doubt it though.probably someone new

#42 Posted by Merc20 (24 posts) - - Show Bio
Kieron Gillen: He made up the Stark Seven, who Howard Stark goes to [for] help with the heist. These are a mixture of old characters and new characters. The Seven are Jimmy Woo, Thunderbolt Ross—these are all younger versions of the characters. Rollo the alien. The Bear, who I see as Holly Hunter in 1960’s dress complete with big old sunglasses. And Nessa, who is the card shark.
This from an interview Marvel.com did. I posted the link below

http://marvel.com/news/story/20465/iron_man_building_blocks_pt_3

#43 Posted by cameron83 (7643 posts) - - Show Bio

Hm...so it's not another origin for tony stark...I knew it was for howard,I mean,just look at him.

However,the female members DO look a little....sexism-based.

#44 Posted by Tony_Shark (489 posts) - - Show Bio

@dh69: YES!!! He was the only thing that was keeping me from enjoying this title. The first arc "Believe" would've been so much better with someone else's art.

#45 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6836 posts) - - Show Bio

Billy Ocean would be proud...or offended. Who knows?

#46 Edited by Queen's Halo (2406 posts) - - Show Bio

Shouldn't it be called Stark Stereotypes? I mean it starts with an S and I'm sure you could put a number there somewhere and it says about as much as Seven.

#47 Posted by Mr. Messy Face (118 posts) - - Show Bio

Such a rip off of DC's Team 7.

#48 Edited by RussT (3 posts) - - Show Bio

So you need a distraction.....and a bombshell. Glad women are being portrayed as useful. (same goes for the muscle and grunt). Everything about that solicit seems pretty shamelessly geared towards grabbing our attention for the briefest moment before dropping off into no one cares land. Cheers Marvel.

#49 Posted by sage1000 (67 posts) - - Show Bio

@dj1107: I never said Marvel copies off DC, what I said was Marvel blatantly rips off DC ideas for the sole purpose of insulting DC and gave examples of over the past year where it has been done btw can you argue in a matured manner or at least pretend without descending to really weak insults

#50 Edited by kid Apollo (721 posts) - - Show Bio

i wonder if the Grunt is Nathaniel Richards or Thad Ross?

p.s. for everyone hating on the Bombshell and the Distraction, it might be (probably is) i period piece meaning its not set in current politically correct times. im not saying its ok but it kinda plays well with the fact that this is probably set a few decades back