Saturday, April 12, 2008

FanBoyWonder’s Advance Comic Pick—Iron Man: Legacy of Doom

In anticipation of the new Iron Man motion picture opening next month, Marvel Comics is rolling out a new four-part mini-series featuring Marvel’s two armored heavyweights Iron Man and Dr. Doom in Iron Man: Legacy of Doom.

Here’s the Upshot From Marvel Comics: “A Knight in Hell" Dr. Doom returns to menace Iron Man in the chilling and long-awaited conclusion of The Camelot Trilogy! Mephisto has apparently found a way to bring about The End Of Days and Tony Stark and Victor Von Doom must form an uneasy alliance to try and stop him.

“But all may not be as it seems. And it takes a journey to Hell itself before the shocking truth is revealed! Iron Man legends David Michelinie and Bob Layton are joined by penciler supreme Ron Lim to bring you the first part of an epic literally decades in the making!”

While FanBoyWonder has always been a DC Comics fanboy first and foremost, we read a fair amount of Iron Man back in the great days of Old Marvel—both his time on The Avengers and in his own book.

To us the definitive Iron Man came from writer/inker and co-plotters David Michelinie and Bob Layton, so we were quite thrilled to learn that they were collaborating yet again on the Armored Avenger’s adventures.

Legacy of Doom will be Michelinie and Layton’s third installment of their Iron Man vs. Dr. Doom story arcs. The previous two clashes of armored warriors by Michelinie and Layton took place in the classic Iron Man (volume 1) #149-150, with part two in Iron Man (again volume 1) #249-250.

Their first two adventures have been collected in a hard cover Iron Man: DoomQuest.

Iron Man and Doom’s first face off too place in the past in ancient Camelot. The second took place in the future so it makes sense that they go to Hell for their third go round.

Michelinie and Layton are proven pros who have a long track record with Iron Man. Don’t be surprised to see much of the Iron Man movie based on their work.

This four-part mini-series will definitely be on our pull list next week and we humbly recommend it’s worth checking out.

Iron Man: Legacy of Doom #1, on sale April 16, $2.99.


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