It appears that Iron Man 2020 will indeed head to Tony Stark: Iron Man in some capacity to coincide with the year of the original future-set tale that introduced the character, as one of Marvel’s Halloween ComicFest offerings will be an Iron Man tale titled Road to Iron Man 2020 from writer Dan Slott and artist Valerio Schiti.
This follows a January teaser that seemed to indicate a story based on the classic tale would come to the Tony Stark: Iron Man title. This may be a reprint of material from Slott and Schiti’s previous issues of Tony Stark: Iron Man, or could be new material from the creative team.
Alongside Road to Iron Man 2020, Marvel will also offer Ghost Rider: King of Hell #1 from writer Christopher Sebela and artist Phil Noto with a tale that pits Johnny Blaze against Mephisto, and sets up the story of how Johnny Blaze came to be the actual King of Hell as seen recently in Jason Aaron’s Avengers. This could be a reprint of 2018’s Damnation – Johnny Blaze: Ghost Rider #1.
It’s unclear if either of these Halloween ComicFest titles will be reprints or if they’ll contain all-new material. A third Marvel offering, Miles Morales: Spider-Man #0, is a reprint of Miles’ first appearance in Ultimate Comics Fallout #4 and is specified as such.
Halloween ComicFest takes place October 26, 2019 at participating comic book retailers.
IRON MAN ROAD TO IRON MAN 2020
Writer: Dan Slott
Artist: Valerio Schiti
The Road to IRON MAN 2020 starts here! From the cusp of tomorrow’s dreams to the forefront of imagination, one man always soars on the cutting edge of adventure! You know his name. Tony Stark is Iron Man. And Iron Man…is an idea. Always changing. Always evolving. An idea without limit! The future is now. Strap in!
GHOST RIDER: KING OF HELL #1
Writer: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Phil Noto
Johnny Blaze takes the fight to a different devil than he usually faces – Mephisto! But Mephisto will show Johnny his own brand of suffering – and give Johnny PLENTY of reasons for vengeance.
Miles Morales: Spider-Man #0
Writer: Brian Bendis, Jonathan Hickman & Nick Spencer
Artist: Mark Bagley, Sara Pichelli, Salvador Larocca, Billy Tan & Clayton Crain
Showcasing Miles first appearance from Ultimate Comics Fallout #4! The Ultimate Universe’s Peter Parker is dead, felled by a bullet and his arch-nemesis the Green Goblin. But though the teenage web-slinger is gone, his memory lives on with the introduction of the new Spider-Man – Miles Morales!