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Iron Man 2.0

War Machine's New Armor

James Rhodes suits up in these Barry Kitson-designed duds for Iron Man 2.0

By Ben Morse

When it comes to Marvel's Armored Avengers, the clothes make the Iron Men, and with the advent of his new ongoing series, IRON MAN 2.0, James "War Machine" Rhodes has a fresh set of armor headed his way.

Here for the very first time, feast your eyes on the latest iteration of War Machine as designed by artist Barry Kitson, who teams with writer Nick Spencer on IRON MAN 2.0 beginning with issue #1 on January 19. We've already covered some of the challenges Rhodey will be facing when he sets up shop as the new "government Iron Man" reporting to Tony Stark nemesis General Babbage, and he'll need all the help he can get, so this upgrade comes just in the nick of time.

"Wars aren’t fought the way they used to be, and if Rhodey still wants to embody the cutting edge of military technology for 21st-century warfare, he has to evolve or die," says IRON MAN 2.0 editor Alejandro Arbona. "Dropping a tank into Kabul isn’t going to defeat insurgent cells, and zooming over North Korea in an F-16 isn’t going to shed light on possible secret nuclear refinement facilities.

"Rhodey’s new armor, an upgrade to become Iron Man 2.0, emphasizes stealth, recon, infiltration, and combat readiness when boots hit the ground. The War Machine of tomorrow is lighter, leaner, and more adaptable, with the ability to bulk up and fortify for direct confrontations favoring strength over slyness. And it packs quite a few surprises when things get really hairy."

For more on IRON MAN 2.0 and War Machine's new armor including commentary from Nick Spencer, keep it locked here to Marvel.com!

IRON MAN 2.0 #1
Penciled by BARRY KITSON
Spinning directly out of INVINCIBLE IRON MAN!
New mission! New armor! New Iron Man! Lt. Col. James Rhodes is War Machine…the single most advanced one-man weapon of conventional combat. But wars aren’t fought
the way they used to be – and when Rhodey has to face a
mysterious enemy he can’t shoot, can’t bomb, can’t even see, he’s going to be forced to evolve…or die. Find out why War Machine becomes Iron Man 2.0 in the 3-part launch arc
of this all-new ongoing series! By breakout sensation Nick Spencer (Morning Glories, Action Comics) and the legendary Barry Kitson (INCREDIBLE HULKS, THE ORDER)!
40 PGS./Rated T+…$3.99
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Don't you mean "Designed by whoever did the art for Iron Man 2?" All Kinston did was completely rip off the movie armor, and add two pointless grooves over one eye.


government?...why does marvel always have to follow what goes on with the movies?thyey did it in the 90's with the dull,bland,non individual black leather costumes for the x men.spidey has organic web in the movies...ohhh lets do that in the comics also.so we canexpect that anthing from thor and cap with translate over tothe comics i suppose,right?


this looks awsome cant wait for the comic !!!


GREAT! can't wait for the book to start.


I won't knock it until I read the story but I'm not going to lie to you, he looks just like Iron Man now. His guns were a distinct look for him that set him apart from Iron Man.


Well, i'll miss the shoulder cannon, but i'm giving the new armor a try. Will he be able to suck up other technology when needed, like he did in Dark Reign?


I HATE IT. He looks like gray VW Iron Man with flashlights. WAR MACHINE looked better with guns, bombs, and bulk. Not the wimpified 'P.C.' sleek techno redesign. Its taking away everything that made him classically different from Iron Man, and way less fun.