We’ve known it was coming, but now it’s confirmed and we have some of the first details. At Marvel’s Next Big Thing panel at New York Comic Con Friday, Marvel announced Iron Man 2020, the followup relaunch to Tony Stark Iron Man, which ends with Tony Stark Iron Man #19 and the Ultron Agenda storyline.
That storyline sees Tony Stark fused with his own armor, with questions raised about his survival. But Ultron’s true agenda was apparently to help Marvel boost sales with a new #1 issue relaunch. We now know for sure that when Iron Man 2020 launches next year, from the creative team of Dan Slott, Christos Gage, and Pete Woods, it will be Arno Stark as the lead character, as has been heavily foreshadowed.
Thanks to years of compliance, Marvel slipped media partner Newsarama the solicit and cover before the show so they could have their article ready. See it copied and pasted below.
IRON MAN 2020 #1
Writer: DAN SLOTT & CHRISTOS GAGE
Artist: PETE WOODS
IT’S A NEW IRON MAN FOR A NEW YEAR!
The future is now! Artificial Intelligences present a clear and present danger to humanity and must be brought to heel!
The Robot Rebellion battles for the establishment of robot rights!
And Arno Stark IS Iron Man!