Sometimes, change an be a good thing. That's exactly the case for Iron Man who is going to have the chance to play with some brand new toys when the character sees his series relaunched with Marvel NOW!. According to the series' writer Kieron Gillen, Tony Stark will be donning two new Iron Man suits; one heavy armor and one stealth suit. Both new outfits will premiere in December in issues of IRON MAN #3 and IRON MAN #4.
Now why would Iron Man get two very different suits in such a short period of time? According to Gillen, who will be writing the story, Iron Man will be taking on a variety of different adversaries. Since each villain has different weaknesses, Tony will use different suits to enhance different abilities. For example, when the character goes up against Firebrand, Vibro and Living Laser in IRON MAN #3, he will don the Iron Man stealth suit. This suit will give him more maneuverability and will allow him to be more subtle in his tactics. Now, the suit doesn't just host a sleeker design, it gives Tony some new abilities as well.== TEASER ==
“The stealth suit [is] shown here in tasteful black, though its chameleonic tendencies can move that in any direction he wants,” shares Gillen. “It maxes out its light-bender, includes lots of holograms, lots of hacking and still keeps a little repulsor and strength if needed.
Not to mention, the suit designed by artist Carlo Pagulayan is also really, really good looking. However, sometimes you need more than stealth to take down your enemies. Sometimes you need to wear something a lot more heavy duty that will inflict some serious damage. In issue #4 of IRON MAN, Gillen will introduce Tony Stark's Iron Man heavy duty battle suit which he will wear when he makes his way through the streets of Paris.
It's clear that there will be some big changes made to many of the characters in the Marvel universe through the launch of Marvel NOW. What do you think of Kieron Gillen's plans for Tony Stark in the upcoming IRON MAN series? Do you like Carlo Pagulayan's new Iron Man suit designs?