At the Special Edition: NYC comic convention, Marvel announced the new creative team for Invincible Iron Man, as well as announcing the next slate of True Believers $1 comics and debuting two of the August manga variant covers, according to IGN.
Writer Brian Michael Bendis will team with artist David Marquez on the Invincible Iron Man ongoing series launching after Secret Wars. The pair has previously teamed for All-New X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man. Iron Man is the central character of both of last week’s post-Secret Wars teasers. The new MU incarnation of Iron Man has been confirmed to be Tony Stark. Bendis also said he “isn’t as cash rich as he always is. He’s not able to fund the Avengers right now.” There will be a new love interest, new armor, and Tony’s biological parents will be revealed.
Marvel debuted the August manga variant covers for Civil War #3 by Katsuya Terada (The Monkey King Vol. 1, concept artist on Cutie Honey and Blood: The Last Vampire) and Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #4 by Yusuke Murata (Eyeshield 21, One-Punch Man. Marvel will produces manga variant covers for 20 titles including Ant-Man: Last Days #1 and House of M #1, each drawn by a popular manga artist.
Capitalizing on the success of April’s True Believers program, Marvel will release a second wave of True Believers issues in September: 10 comics featuring Women of Marvel. The $1 introductory #1 issues will include Ms. Marvel, Thor, Princess Leia, Spider Gwen, Captain Marvel, Black Widow, She-Hulk, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Silk, and Spider Woman.