The ties between the Marvel Comics movies and the comics themselves tends to be a bit more about the mythos, but when changes are introduced into the books, it's worth taking note as it could show up in the movies as well. Marvel unveiled on their site today the new design for the War Machine suite for Rhodey which will be coming along in it. This is all part of the new series called Iron Man 2.0 which begins on January 19th, 2011. The series is being written by Nick Spencer with artwork by Barry Kitson who has provided the new designs for War Machine which you can see below.
"Wars aren’t fought the way they used to be, and if Rhodey still wants to embody the cutting edge of military technology for 21st-century warfare, he has to evolve or die," says IRON MAN 2.0 editor Alejandro Arbona. "Dropping a tank into Kabul isn’t going to defeat insurgent cells, and zooming over North Korea in an F-16 isn’t going to shed light on possible secret nuclear refinement facilities.
"Rhodey’s new armor, an upgrade to become Iron Man 2.0, emphasizes stealth, recon, infiltration, and combat readiness when boots hit the ground. The War Machine of tomorrow is lighter, leaner, and more adaptable, with the ability to bulk up and fortify for direct confrontations favoring strength over slyness. And it packs quite a few surprises when things get really hairy."
Plot summary: New mission! New armor! New Iron Man! Lt. Col. James Rhodes is War Machine…the single most advanced one-man weapon of conventional combat. But wars aren’t fought the way they used to be – and when Rhodey has to face a mysterious enemy he can’t shoot, can’t bomb, can’t even see, he’s going to be forced to evolve…or die. Find out why War Machine becomes Iron Man 2.0 in the 3-part launch arc of this all-new ongoing series!