The Invincible Iron Man Redesign

Rian Hughes is going to be giving Invincible Iron Man a sort of retro inspired redesign once the new storyline launches next month. He, along with series writer Matt Fraction, wanted to create a drastic change in the feel of the cover, marking a new era for Tony Stark. As Fraction says:

‘Iron Man’ will look like an elegant, aggressive, and forward thinking piece of quite frankly gorgeous design. It will be a design artifact appropriate for the coffee table of any forward thinking home… ‘Invincible Iron Man’ is going to leap 10 feet off the racks. You’ll be able to see it a mile away. I’m so excited to have gotten to work with Rian.

I think they’ve done a great job, especially with the bits of op art and and 60’s color palette. I also love the Penguin Books inspired header, which is clean and easy to read. I’ve thought a lot about how a lot of comic books have horrible title design, and wondered why more effort wasn’t put into it. James Jean comes to mind, with his work on Fables which always incorporates the titles wonderfully. Comic books need more creatives like Rian Hughes helping out.

Found through io9


5 Comments The Invincible Iron Man Redesign

  1. Philip Kennedy October 6, 2009 at 3:44 PM

    This looks amazing.. I’ve never really been into comics but these will easily be finding a nice home beside my copy of Watchmen and my Scott Pilgrims.

  2. peter October 6, 2009 at 3:46 PM

    sorry. but this is a little bit to generic.

  3. neil October 7, 2009 at 2:09 PM

    Agree with Peter, while I am a HUGE fan of Penguin design, I’m not sure this works so well for me. The graphics are solid, but that white band and the way ‘Iron Man’ sits in it are uncomfortable somehow.

  4. Christian October 9, 2009 at 2:27 AM

    oh wow! Im buying that!

  5. Rob McDougall November 26, 2009 at 9:54 AM

    That’s the coolest thing I’ve seen all week!

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