By Ben Morse
All this week on Marvel.com, we’re getting set for INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #500, coming your way January 19, by listing just five from the multitude of reasons to pick up this gigantic anniversary special.
Yesterday we previewed the return of the malevolent Mandarin, and today on the agenda we’ve got…
…the death of Tony Stark? Huh? Wait a minute, that can’t be right.
Let’s got to INVINCIBLE IRON MAN Editor Alejandro Arbona to try and make sense of this:
“What’s happening on this cryptic page? Here’s what the script says...”
TONY looks back at the hologram machine as it goes dead. ALL ELECTRICITY goes dead. The room suddenly dim, everything outside is dark. He’s lit only by moonlight and the fading glow of the hologram generator.
ON TONY. Who can’t help but smile.
ON THE REPUSLOR DISC in his chest, sparking one last time, flaring up–
FIXED: the RD goes dark.
PULL BACK as TONY slumps down to his knees.
TONY falls back like a samurai with a slit belly. Resting back on his haunches, sitting on his heels in the dark.
TONY (weak) thuh--
TONY (weak) that’s…that’s it?
PUSH IN. Tony Stark dies.
Come back tomorrow and every day this week for more reasons to read INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #500!