Classic armor meets a new villain in I Am Iron Man #1

I Am Iron Man #1 art
I Am Iron Man #1 art (Image credit: Marvel Comics)

This March, Marvel will celebrate 60 years since the Armored Avenger's 1963 debut by giving him a second title, I Am Iron Man, which explores his history with five new stories set across different Iron Man eras.

The series takes its name, of course, from Robert Downey Jr's iconic lines in 2008's Iron Man and 2019's Avengers: Endgame. 

The five-issue limited series will be created by up and coming creative team of writer Murewa Ayodele and artist Dotun Akande, who have worked together on several Marvel stories featuring Moon Knight and the Avengers, as well as several original creator-owned titles including New Men and My Grandfather Was a God which have garnered awards and praise in their native Nigeria and beyond.

(Image credit: Marvel Comics)

As for what adventures lie in store in I Am Iron Man, Marvel's announcement mentions "Kaiju battles under the sea, alien invasions in the desert, a rescue mission in outer space," and more "stories never seen before that are set in iconic eras of ol’ Shellhead - starting with the Silver Age and continuing through the classic eras of Archie Goodwin, the 90s, today, and beyond!"

Here's a gallery of pages from I Am Iron Man #1, which features Tony Stark donning his original Iron Man armor to take on a newly introduced foe from the future named Tami:

"Iron Man has been my favorite character in all of fiction for years now. I've loved the character for so long that I had written a proposal for this series even before Dotun and I broke into comics," states Ayodele in Marvel's announcement.

"Working on an Iron Man title - and an anniversary series for that matter - is a dream come true," adds Akande.

I Am Iron Man #1 goes on sale March 1.

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George Marston

I've been Newsarama's resident Marvel Comics expert and general comic book historian since 2011. I've also been the on-site reporter at most major comic conventions such as Comic-Con International: San Diego, New York Comic Con, and C2E2. Outside of comic journalism, I am the artist of many weird pictures, and the guitarist of many heavy riffs. (They/Them)