The Fantastic Four are currently nowhere to be seen in the Marvel Universe, but their greatest enemy is getting his own comic in October. Victor Von Doom, his once scarred face healed in the aftermath of Secret Wars, is taking up the mantle of Iron Man in Infamous Iron Man #1.

We don't yet know why Tony Stark is no longer Iron Man in the aftermath of Civil War II, but there's a page in this preview where Victor seems to be contemplating the Iron Man legacy in a very somber manner, which I don't think bodes well for Tony's future.

Infamous Iron Man #1 is written by Brian Michael Bendis, with art by Alex Maleev, and comes out October 19.

 

Variant Cover by Esad Ribic
Variant Cover by Skottie Young
Teaser Variant by Mike Deodato
Hip-Hop Variant by Anthony Piper
Action Figure Variant by John Tyler Christopher
Art by Alex Maleev
Art by Alex Maleev
Art by Alex Maleev

 

Here's the official word from Marvel:

Victor Von Doom has ascended to greater heights than ever before, as…IRON MAN?! Your eyes do not deceive you! There’s a new Iron Man in town, and he’s coming your way in INFAMOUS IRON MAN #1 – the all-new ongoing series from the blockbuster, Eisner Award-winning creative team of Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev! It’s time for the greatest villain in the Marvel Universe to try something…new. Where Tony Stark failed, Victor Von Doom will succeed! Only, how will the rest of the world’s heroes take to their deadliest foe masquerading as their greatest champion? The question remains – has the one-time Doctor Doom truly turned over a new leaf, or is this just the next step in his master plan? The answers begin as Bendis and Maleev bring you their next can’t-miss collaboration in INFAMOUS IRON MAN #1 – coming October 19th!

 

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