Iron Man is one in every of Marvel Comics’ hottest heroes, however his newest scheme proves he is additionally fairly petty – petty sufficient to impersonate Doctor Doom.
WARNING: Spoilers for Deadpool: Invisible Touch #5
While Tony Stark is one in every of Marvel Comics’ hottest icons, he isn’t the one character to have used the identify Iron Man – and he’s lastly gotten revenge on none apart from Doctor Doom for usurping his heroic legacy. Although Tony Stark is definitely a hero, Iron Man has made some questionable choices. While his intentions are often well-meaning, Tony ceaselessly finds himself stumbling via some moral nice areas.
Deadpool: Invisible Touch #5 by Gerry Duggar and Lucas Werneck options the Armored Avenger in such a gray space as he inadvertently goes toe-to-toe towards the Merc With a Mouth and the Invisible Woman. However, Tony doesn’t face his fellow heroes dressed as Iron Man. He confronts them sporting the armor of none apart from Victor Von Doom.
After monitoring the Spot to his hideout as they attempt to monitor down Pandora’s Box – a flash drive containing world-changing patents belonging to each Iron Man and Mister Fantastic – Deadpool and the Invisible Woman are shocked to discover Doctor Doom because the Spot’s purchaser. With Deadpool shortly incapacitated and the Spot fleeing, it appears the struggle will come right down to Sue and the Latverian despot, just for Doom to take away his masks and reveal his true identification as Tony Stark. As Iron Man explains how he employed the Spot to get his drive off the market, he can’t assist however brag on the authenticity of his Doombot armor. While it could appear odd for Iron Man and Doom to change identities, it’s not the primary time this has occurred, and as Tony says on this situation, “turnabout is only fair.”
While Tony Stark was out of fee following the occasions of Civil War II by Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez, a couple of alternative Iron Man stepped as much as the plate. While Riri Williams donned her personal model of Tony’s armor to become the fan-favorite Ironheart, it was none apart from Doctor Doom himself who laid his declare on the title of Iron Man correct. As the Infamous Iron Man, Doom wore the mantle surprisingly properly, however, clearly, Tony nonetheless has some laborious emotions. Even although he did much more good as Iron Man than anybody anticipated, on the finish of the day, Doom might be the final particular person Tony would wish to fill his boots. Though he acknowledges that Doom made quite a lot of enhancements to the Iron Man armor, Tony basically admits that it’s his personal vainness that’s driving him to commandeer a Doombot. Plus, Stark is aware of simply how useless Victor is – and the way a lot an impersonator would actually tick him off.
While Tony Stark may not always be probably the most moral hero within the Marvel Universe, he’s definitely probably the most entertaining. And whereas his newest ruse could not have been his brightest thought, he a minimum of managed to get even with an outdated foe. But if Doctor Doom finds out he has one other armor-plated impersonator, Iron Man may have hell to pay.
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