Brian Michael Bendis has revealed that the upcoming 600th issue of Invincible Iron Man won’t just be his last on this particular title, but it will be his final comic for Marvel overall. He spilled the beans on Twitter, confirming previous teases that this Iron Man story would be his swan song, while also promising fans a “big” finale.
Bendis, who recently fell severely ill, tweeted: “Sorry I wasn’t clear. Every single title I am writing will end with a conclusion from me that either is my final statement on the characters or sets them up for their next adventure as planned. every title. My last marvel comic will be Iron Man 600 and it’s big.”
Tony Stark et Peter Parker semblent être dans l’espace.
Marvel Studios offre la possibilité de gagner une place pour visiter le tournage d’Avengers : Infinity War à Atlanta. La campagne caritative Omaze permet de faire un don entre 10 et 7 500 dollars en faveur d’associations d’aides à l’enfance. Et Robert Downey Jr se charge de faire la promo du projet dans une vidéo de présentation où l’acteur est sur le tournage du prochain Avengers.
On le découvre sur ce qui ressemble à une planète désolée, avec le visage bien amoché. Il porte une combinaison de motion capture (on imagine que son armure a été en partie brisée lors d’un combat, et elle sera reconstituée en effets spéciaux numériques), tout comme son partenaire de jeu Tom Holland, qui jouera de nouveau Spider-Man.
De là à penser que le Tisseur va accompagner Tony Stark dans l’espace, il n’y a qu’un pas. Le duo pourrait bien se confronter directement à Thanos.
Avis Pimpf : Comme dans les comics ou Cap a déja été remplacé maintes fois de même que Tony comme avec Rhodes ou tout récemment c’est maintenant une jeune femme qui incarne Iron Man et même Doom ! Lisez les comics les sources y sont 🙂
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Single Black Female Iron Man, and the Competing Narratives – With Marvel’s announcement about RiRi Williams, the new Black female Iron Man, Joseph Illidge looks at the future beyond the new superhero.
As the writer of Marvel’s monthly title« Invincible Iron Man » with the now-globally-known superhero, Brian Michael Bendis has been introducing the character of Riri Williams, a teenage student at M.I.T., over the course of months. Riri’s adventures in reverse-engineering Iron Man technology and taking her makeshift suit out for a spin, have served as the breadcrumbs for the path leading Marvel’s newest hero of color to adopt the identity of one of the publisher’s most popular characters.
Once the news broke, outlet after outlet shared the tidbit, fans went to social media and gave it a seal of approval, a questioning dismissal, or a discerning eye. Riri Williams, the next Iron Man (possibly, name-wise), is Marvel’s newest cog in a developing mechanism called « The Newer, More Progressive, Marvel Comics Universe. » This mechanism is being constructed and refined with tactical precision to yield the perfect mixture of media attention, profit, social relevance and authenticity of message.
« The Newer, More Progressive, Marvel Comics Universe » has more people of color on staff than ever before; has more Black writers working on projects than ever before; has more women in their editorial staff than ever before; has more female character-led titles in publication than ever before; has more characters of color being profiled than ever before; has more of a presence in real-world arenas ranging from late night talk shows to The White House than ever before.
With all of that, within the perfect armor which surrounds Iron Riri, covering her body in the positive publicity and the beautiful artwork and the viability of the « Iron Man » name and the timeliness of subject with a young Black girl adept in the STEM fields… there is a crack. This crack threatens to become a chasm. The one which so-called progressives who only care about « a good story » and « have Black friends » and are trying to save the comic book industry (and Planet Earth, in general) from « pandering » and « PC behavior » will undoubtedly have a problem with.
Because the writer behind Riri Williams, possibly one of the most important characters to emerge this year from the womb of « The Newer, More Progressive, Marvel Comics Universe, » is Brian Michael Bendis. He is one of the most impactful writers in American superhero comic books of the last fifteen years, by virtue of his talent, range, multimedia visibility and his goal to create a more diverse fictional landscape of superheroes. Bendis is the sure thing Marvel Comics needs, from a business perspective, to create, introduce, and plant Iron Riri into our collective fan mindscape in such a way that she will stick.
But Riri Williams, Iron Riri, the next « Iron Man, » is mostly representative of a creative community which has been (to public knowledge) ignored by the character’s publisher for its entire publishing history.
The Black Woman. Black Women. Black Girls.
Bendis is the co-creator of the popular Afro-Latino Spider-Man Miles Morales. He is the co-creator of Jessica Jones, the superpowered private investigator from comic books and the Netflix live-action series of the same name.
His desire and ability to create characters of variety and make them compelling characters who make an impression on you, his body of work and his writing acumen — all of those things are a separate matter from the issue of Bendis being a part of the « Men writing stories of young, teenage, female superheroes » narrative, which is decades old and yet quite vibrant in today’s American superhero comic book industry.
This narrative, despite how brightly it shines, how the sound of it reverberates through our ears as a sign of « the way things are, » despite how many outlets of visibility reinforce it, is a tired narrative. An anachronistic narrative. A narrative that needs to arrive at its end of life. We know this.
A short while ago, on a day celebrating national independence, a New York Times book review was published in which a White male novelist was praised for his courage on writing about slavery in a science fiction story, a review that failed to mention the deceased Black female science fiction writer Octavia Butler.
Octavia Butler, the multiple recipient of the Hugo and Nebula awards, recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship, and among many other things author of the novel « Kindred, » a story about slavery wrapped in the genre of science fiction, published in 1979. The absence of a groundbreaking Black female writer in such a discussion that praises a male White author on a subject said Black female author tackled almost 40 years ago, that absence is an indicator of the exclusion narrative. The same exclusion narrative running throughout the origin and revelation of Riri Williams, the next Iron Man.
Now, unlike some writers and institutions harboring the belief that Marvel Comics can manifest and change content on the drop of a dime, pivoting with the speed of The Flash, most of us know that’s not how comic books work. A publisher like Marvel Comics plans their content anywhere from 12 to 24 months in advance.
Not only may Riri Williams be two years-old, but six months from now (or even less), Marvel Comics could reveal a Black female writer as the author of Riri’s heroic story. Those stories could be in the writing stage as you read this.
If that is true, the Black Girl Magic of Riri Williams will be more than aesthetic. It will be profoundly intrinsic. It will be historic. It will shatter today’s exclusion narrative for the American superhero comic book industry. But it will not be enough.
It will not be enough for Marvel to be the Sojourner Truth of the comic book industry, using their collective business acumen to smuggle Black female writers from the slavery of mainstream comic book industry anonymity into the bright and beautiful light of visibility, media attention, and creative opportunity. It will not be enough for Marvel’s peers to do the same.
The exclusion narrative will have to be put to its grave by the collection of creators, fans, and businesspersons within and outside of the comic book industry. A unification of separate efforts, all working in the same direction. The Inclusion Narrative must take root. It must choke the last vestige of life from its predecessor without mercy, compassion, or pause. It must do this, and remain ever vigilant and strong.
The Inclusion Narrative is in the progress of being crafted, whether or not the most prominent publishers in any given industry will help write that narrative in the near-future. When there is ample opportunity given to the various people who grew up knowing or being a Riri Williams to telling the stories that chronicle her growth, maturation and personal trials, then it will begin to be enough.
Soon, Riri Williams will be able to say « I am Iron Man. » I am waiting for the day to hear a Black woman say « I write Iron Man. »
L’increvable Tony Stark raccroche ses gants en métal chez Marvel Comics et laisse la place à Riri Williams. Trois grands changements en un, donc, puisque l’iconique Iron Man, jusqu’ici incarné par un homme blanc quarantenaire, le sera désormais par… une femme noire et adolescente. C’est radical ? Pas si sûr : c’est dans la droite lignée des renouvellements du bestiaire des super, entrepris par Marvel depuis quelques années, afin de donner à ses BD une couleur plus actuelle – sans mauvais jeu de mots.
Après la fin du nouvel arc narratif Civil War II (en cours de publication aux Etats-Unis), l’armure d’Iron Man sera donc portée par Riri Williams, « génie des sciences entrée au MIT à 15 ans, comme l’explique le scénariste Brian Michael Bendis àTime, qui attire l’attention de Tony car elle a construit sa propre armure dans sa chambre étudiante ». Aucun spoiler à propos du futur de Tony Stark selon Bendis, le fait de ranger son armure ne signifie pas forcément la mort du héros milliardaire.
L’opération est maligne pour Marvel, qui s’assure une publicité gratuite, laissant les médias communiquer et les fans se saisir de la nouvelle en l’accueillant plus ou moins bien (évidemment) pour les raisons qu’on imagine (malheureusement). Mais elle reflète aussi les changements nécessaires des différents éditeurs de comics (Marvel et DC, les deux principaux concurrents se regardent en chiens de faïence et copient les différentes évolutions de l’autre) afin de se moderniser et de « représenter le monde qui entoure les dessinateurs et scénaristes », comme le note Brian Michael Bendis.
Tony Stark is out, and Riri Williams is in. But she’s not the first newcomer to take over as Iron Man.
See the 10 people who have donned the Iron Man Armor on the link below :
Iron Man by John Byrne. 1980.
WATCH: The Evolution of Iron Man Over 50 Years of Television & Film – A new video shows the Stark evolution in film and TV, from 1966’s « The Marvel Super Heroes » to 2016’s « Civil War. »
As of 2016, Iron Man has graced film and television for 50 years, and to celebrate ol’ Shellhead’s various appearances across animation and live-action over the years, someone has compiled a video that shows the evolution of the character through every one of his on-screen incarnations.
YouTube user Burger Fiction put together the compilation, chronicling the character’s portrayal in every one of his film and TV appearances, from the humble days of « The Marvel Super Heroes » to his most recent appearance in « Captain America: Civil War »: