EXCLUSIVE: Doom meets Tony Stark: Sorcerer Supreme in Infamous Iron Man #9
We’ve talked about the role of superheroics and super-science in Infamous Iron Man, but Victor von Doom is a sorcerer as well. What can you tell us about the role of the supernatural in the book moving forward?
Bendis: What I’m most excited about is this mixture of technology and
mysticism. I’ve touched upon it a few times in the past. One of the
things people seemed to really enjoy was the idea of Tony Stark Sorcerer
Supreme from the X-Men Annuals. I get a lot of letters about him.
I feel there’s a version of Tony Stark that eventually realizes that
the next level he needs to get to with his technology is a spiritual
study of self. Victor has done that, but he did it in a corrupt way,
using black magic. What Tony would need to do though is a more pure
thing that would take a great long time; maybe longer than he has left.
I like writing about characters who are using both of these things to
make a more signature power set, or a more signature manifestation of
When we first thought about Infamous Iron Man I told Alex that
half of the people will be like, “This is the book I didn’t know that I
always wanted.” Because it’s not a book anyone ever said they
wanted. Then there will be another group that’s like, “Why are you doing
this? Where is Tony Stark?” We’re always going to have to deal with
1. Spider-Man Television Theme 2. The World is Changing 3. Academic Decommitment 4. High Tech Heist 5. On a Ned-To-Know Basis 6. Drag Racing / An Old Van Rundown 7. Webbed Surveillance 8. No Vault of His Own 9. Monumental Meltdown 10. The Baby Monitor Protocol 11. A Boatload of Trouble Part 1 12. A Boatload of Trouble Part 2 13. Ferry Dust Up 14. Stark Raving Mad 15. Pop Vulture 16. Bussed a Move 17. Lift Off 18. Fly-By-Night Operation 19. Vulture Clash 20. A Stark Contrast 21. No Frills Proto COOL! 22. Spider-Man: Homecoming Suite
I can watch Iron Man as many times as it is available to watch and feel enthralled by it every single time. Also, Obadiah Stane is by far the best Iron Man villain of MCU. Nobody else made the impact that he did. Fantastic writing and just the exact amount of theatrics. Brilliant, just brilliant.
The name of the Yacht made as Tony’s alibi vehicle was Avalon. They did that in Iron Man. They brought in Avalon. Actual canon Arthurian reference. And people ask why that movie is my fave Iron Man movie???