Friday, December 17, 2004

Good News for Ultimate Iron Man

Orson Scott Card to Launch Marvel's Ultimate Iron Man
Marvel Comics has announced that award-winning sci-fi author Orson Scott Card (Ender's Game) will pen the Ultimate Universe adventures of billionaire Tony Stark for the all-new Ultimate Iron Man, which is scheduled to launch in 2005.

Illustrated by Andy Kubert (1602), Ultimate Iron Man will mark Card's first foray into comics writing. The initial storyline will center on Stark's childhood, during which his parents' experiments with recreating and rebuilding human skin/armor lead to the death of his mother. This tragic event will provide the foundation for Card to delve into Stark's development as a man and a super-hero.

"I'm an enormous fan of Orson's writing, and our assistant editor Nick Lowe has made it his personal mission to get Mr. Card to write Iron Man," said Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada. "Iron Man is a strong and much-beloved character in the Marvel Universe. I know that Orson's new exploration and defining of him as a super-hero will delight traditional comic fans and definitely appeal to a whole new audience of fans drawn to the science fiction element in his storytelling."

Look for Ultimate Iron Man #1 in the January Marvel Previews.

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