Just days after the announcement of Invincible Iron Man as the informal flagship title of Marvel's "All-New All Different" era, the upcoming series creators and Marvel Comics' top staffers gathered to pull back the curtain on on this new series in a conference call with the comics press. Series writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist David Marquez were joined by Marvel Senior VP of Publishing Tom Brevoort and Editor-In-Chief Axel Alonso in the call.
Although some of the information from Wednesday's press call was revealed Saturday at the Special Edition: NYC panel and accompanying USA Today article, Bendis did reveal that the new Iron Man armor would have a new artificial intelligence that would
"The new A.I. is sassy," Bendis explained. "Tony designed it to challenge him intellectually and morally, so their conversations are gonna be really cool."
A new A.I. is something the Marvel Cinematic Universe Iron Man is beginning to deal with as J.A.R.V.I.S. has grown to become the Vision and Stark used a new program in the final moments of Avengers: Age of Ultron. Bendis didn't give any details on a name for this new A.I. in the comics, or if the similiar elements in the comic books and movies would work in tandem.
The writer also re-itterated that Invincible Iron Man would work to reinvigorate and expand the armored Avenger's rogue's gallery, with a special focus on adversaries for Tony himself.
"Tony's fighting for a futurist ideal, and if he meets someone who fights for a different future, there's gonna be some conflict," the writer explained. "Tony needs his Magneto."
Read below for a full play-by-play on Marvel's "Next Big Thing" conference call about Invincible Iron Man, and stay tuned to Newsarama for more on this upcoming series as it's revealed.