Marvel Comics’ Contradictory Handling of Iron Man

These days, few ongoing Marvel Comics series last more than a year or two before getting relaunched. Iron Man is certainly no exception to the rule. In recent years we’ve seen the character cycle through new creative teams and new storylines, always seeming to revert back to square one in the end. But if the seesawing nature of Marvel’s Iron Man comics isn’t unique, it is unusually frustrating given the role this character plays in the Marvel Universe.

Tony Stark: Iron Man #1 cover by Alexander Lozano. (Marvel Comics) Tony Stark: Iron Man #1 cover by Alexander Lozano. (Marvel Comics)

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