James "Rhodey" Rhodes has been around a long time in the Marvel world. He has been an Avenger , West Coast Avenger, a Secret Avenger, and a Secret Defender. He's paid his dues. Since the Iron Man movies, Iron Man is no more marketable than ever. I have to say they are selling a lot more Iron Man books than ever before. Does War Machine really need the Iron Man 2 reference to reinvigorate the War Machine tale?
Iron Man 2.0: Does this title's name snub War Machine?
I'll hold judgment until I see sales. On a personal level I would appreciate a War Machine book as much regardless, but too many times my fellow comic purchaser has left me dumbfounded with the logic behind their purchase buying habits. Most of the books I consider the best sell poorly as well. Marvel has more to lose than me for odd book titles, so I have to assume there is some logic to this. If the book being Iron Man 2.0 means I get to read 10 extra issues than if it was called War Machine, then I honestly won't really mind. Hell call it Wolverine 4.0 With Big Ol Guns and Stuff, and I'll be all good too if I get more actual issues.
As much as I love War Machine and his stories, the last attempt at series for him tanked on the sales end.
This is a ploy obviously to try and wrangle in newcomers from the Iron Man movie sequel, whom most would
likely be unfamiliar with the War Machine moniker. Frankly I applaud Marvel for not giving up on Rhodey and
attempting to do whatever it takes to keep new stories coming to his fans.
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