We didn’t know who Nick Spencer was (we’ve never claimed to be a well-informed team – fact, we’ve frequently claimed the opposite) until this weekend, but it turns out he’s written a much-loved series called Morning Glories. We bring this up because Spencer turned out to be the biggest surprise of NYCC, picking up a series over at DC and a series at Marvel. The Marvel one is our focus, obviously, and interestingly enough his new series will be ‘Iron Man 2.0’. In other words, he’s writing a new War Machine series!
War Machine had his own series only recently, with Greg Pak turning the cyborg James Rhodes back into a full human. Spencer’s new take on the character will refine Rhodes further, scaling back the outdated gattling guns on his suit in favour of more hi-tech, updated weaponry. Joining Spencer for the series – which will be prelude’d in Iron Man 500 (more on that later) – will be artist Barry Kitson. Salvador Larocca will do covers, in a move which is apparently the first step towards amalgamating an ‘Iron Man family’ of titles. More on this as we get it.