A new Invincible Iron Man #9 cover revealed on Brian Michael Bendis's Tumblr debuts a new armored hero, identified as a woman by the accompanying tagline "Introducing... OK, she doesn't have a name yet - She's working on it!"
This could be Pepper Potts donning a new armored identity (as she's done in the past), or more likely Peter Parker's former wife Mary Jane Watson, who has appeared in the series as a supporting character.
This replaces the originally solicited Invincible Iron Man #9 cover Mary Jane donning some Iron Man armor. That cover will not be used at all, according to the publisher. The solicitation copy also suggests Mary Jane would don Tony's armor in the issue.
If that is indeed Mary Jane in the armor, and she's looking for a codename, might we suggest Iron Mary, Iron M.J. or Iron Maiden?
Invincible Iron Man #9 is scheduled to debut May 4.
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #9
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) • MIKE DEODATo (A/C)
AGE OF APOCALYPSE VARIANT COVER BY TBA
• Tony and Rhodey are best friends on and off the battlefield but their friendship is tested in ways it never was before as the new power players in the Marvel Universe reveal themselves in a bloody and dangerous fashion that threatens everything they stand for. A Civil War II prologue story!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99