New Iron Man and Ant-Man / Wasp Series coming from Marvel Fresh Start

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From Marvel:

On June 20, Tony Stark returns.

He’s back, at last, having been the subject of a long and troubled search throughout the pages of INVINCIBLE IRON MAN. Writer Dan Slott and artist Valerio Schiti will join forces to tell a entirely different kind of story in TONY STARK: IRON MAN.

From the cusp of tomorrow’s dreams to the forefront of imagination, one man always soars on the cutting edge of adventure.

You know his name. Tony Stark is Iron Man. And Iron Man…is an idea. Always changing. Always evolving. An idea without limit!

Prepare to witness the ultimate Self-Made Hero’s journey to new heights of inventiveness! Tony Stark is Iron Man. And the future is now.


After getting a dose of the high-flying action alongside Tony Stark, shrink down to a different kind of hero story in ANT-MAN AND THE WASP! Written by Mark Waid with art by Marvel Young Gun Javier Garrón, this five-issue limited series sees Scott Lang unite with Nadia Pym!

Wasp was just trying to help Ant-Man get home to Earth to see his daughter…but a little problem got in the way. Very little. Subatomic, in fact, as Lang was lost in the vast spaces between atoms! Now, Nadia is his only hope of rescue…if only he would listen long enough for her to save them! Get ready for a big journey getting smaller all the time in ANT-MAN AND THE WASP!

On June 20, read TONY STARK: IRON MAN #1 by Dan Slott and Valerio Schiti! Then jump aboard Mark Waid and Javier Garrón’s ANT-MAN & THE WASP #1!

Source: Marvel

Commentary: I do think it's time for Dan Slott to leave Spider-Man, but I have enjoyed his work on many other books, most recently SILVER SURFER. Moving from Spider-Man to Iron Man seems like it should be a really good fit for him.  I actually really like the dynamic between Iron Man and Spider-Man when those two characters when written well, so I hope that we get more of that moving forward.

 As for ANT-MAN AND THE WASP, I absolutely love Nadia Pym, so I am glad to see her here.  I think she is the first "legacy" character that has been appearing in a FRESH START book.  My only real gripe is that this book doesn't quite make sense though.  If you are teaming Scott Lang with a young hero, why not just use his daughter, Stinger?  I get that they want to have an ANT-MAN AND WASP book on the shelves when the movie comes out, but Nadia is a very different character from Hope in the movies.  But that is mostly just a petty gripe on my part.  I like Scott Lang, so I will definitely check this out.

Marvel continues to announce very good creative teams for their Marvel Fresh Start books.  I have been critical about Marvel doing another relaunch, but it's real hard to complain about the books we are getting.