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‘Iron Man’ ready to take the lead as Marvel’s top hero

Posted: 11:07 AM, Jun 12, 2015
Updated: 2015-06-12 11:07:22-04

Step aside, Spidey.  Brian Michael Bendis has huge ambitions for Iron Man.

Marvel wants to make Tony Stark and his armored alter-ego the centerpiece of its newly-relaunched comics universe, in the same way the character is the alpha dog of Marvel's blockbuster cinematic universe. So the company has put its top writer, Bendis, in charge of the new Iron Man title, "Invincible Iron Man," along with artists David Marquez and Justin Ponsor. It debuts in October as part of the "All-New All-Different Marvel" relaunch.

"Robert Downey Jr. is responsible for the contemporary voice of 'Iron Man,'" Bendis said during a recent interview with PIX11 at the New York Special Edition comic book convention. While that is certainly true, Bendis has played a part in turning what was once a solid second-tier Marvel superhero into an A-list Hollywood superstar. On titles such as "The Avengers" and event series such as "Secret Invasion," and "Age of Ultron," Bendis put Tony Stark/Iron Man front and center.  "Invincible Iron Man" will mark the first time the prolific scribe will handle a solo Iron Man comic title.  He has big plans to make Shellhead the top dog in comics that he already is at the box office. Watch the interview below to hear Bendis tease what he has in store for the Armored Avenger.