IRON MAN Gets Heavy Duty, Stealthy in Marvel NOW!

Stealth Suit

Iron Man #3

Iron Man
doesn't just have a new writer and artist, but he has new armor, too.

Writer Kieron Gillen checked in with Marvel.com to show off the new armor, as well as a couple of new covers. The book will double-ship in December, with both the new Stealth armor and the new "Heavy Duty" armor showing up that month.

“In the first and second issues, we go and see the modular nature of the suit,” Kieron Gillen told Marvel.com. “The ultra-high tech joust of the second issue is especially a showcase for the ‘Ooh, I think I'll have that arm, with the fancy UV Laser’ style of storytelling.

“But sometimes you can't just fiddle with the details. Sometimes you have to commit to a problem, and that's what the suits in issues three and four are showcasing.”

Heavy Duty Battle Armor

Iron Man #4

They also revealed that Firebrand, Vibro, and Living Laser will be showing up, precipitating the use of new armors. As for those suits, Gillen gives a bit of description to go with the pretty pictures.

"The stealth suit [is] shown here in tasteful black, though its chameleonic tendencies can move that in any direction he wants it maxes out its light-bender, includes lots of holograms, lots of hacking and still keeps a little repulsor and strength if needed."

The Heavy Duty Battle Armor, meanwhile is "the sort of suit which starts where War Machine leaves off," says the writer.

Both new armors will be debuting in December's issues #3 and #4 of Iron Man.

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