This past week saw two strong #1s hit shelves and online from the House of Ideas; one of them, Monica Ramnbeau: Photon, features the longtime fan favourite who’s gone through a few names and outfits, and whose pop culture awareness has only risen thanks to her appearance in both Captain Marvel and Doctor Stange In The Multiverse of Madness. The other, Invincible Iron Man #1, begins a new storyline featuring one of the pillars of Marvel Comics. Both books come recommended, I enjoyed reading each of them, though if you could only pick up one, I’d have to go with Invincible Iron Man, as writer Gerry Duggan has set up an intriguing tale of who’s after Tony Stark that left me curious as to where the series is going to take the character.
Invincible Iron Man #1
Writer: Gerry Duggan
Artist: Juan Frigeri
Tony Stark, the genius-billionaire-playboy-philanthropist, has lost it all: his wealth…his fame…his friends. But Stark doesn’t realize he still has so much more to lose, especially when the assassins start to come for him! It’s the beginning of the end, as the Golden Avenger must fight for his life and find out what it really means to hit rock bottom. Join Gerry Duggan (X-Men) and Juan Frigeri (Avengers) as they take Iron Man to the darkest corners of the Marvel Universe yet!
Monica Rambeau: Photon
Writer: Eve Ewing
Artist: Luca Maresca
Universal powerhouse Monica Rambeau stars in her very own all-new adventure! The hero known as Photon has been charged with making a very special, very cosmic delivery – should be light work (get it?) for Monica…if family drama doesn’t hold her back!