Even the most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes have to settle down sometime, and for Tony Stark and Patsy Walker, it look like that time is now.
June’s Iron Man #20 by Christopher Cantwell and Angel Unzueta involves Tony popping the question after a long and arduous journey for the pair that began in Cantwell’s Iron Man #1 (2020).
Cantwell says that the pair were destined to be together “Since Issue #1, bringing Patsy Walker/Hellcat into this story just felt right. She was the perfect kind of grounded presence in Tony Stark’s hyper-octane world that I believed could help bring more balance to his life. Patsy Walker’s best super-power in my mind has always been her ability to be human and sincere. And like Tony, she has had her share of demons in the past (some literal in her case).”
The writer also points out that the pair have grown considerably over the last two years, as “Both Patsy and Tony have gone through fundamental transformations in this story. And as the dust settles, and Tony sees Patsy as this phenomenal force in his life, he does the only thing he can think to do in order to keep her near him and connected: he proposes they be together for the rest of their lives. Of course, marriage is freighted for Patsy in ways it is for few other Marvel characters. Just one her previous relationships took her to the very depths of hell. It’s not an easy decision for her in the least.”
Look for Iron Man #20 at your local comic shop on June 15 and also keep an eye out for Iron man/Hellcat Annual #1, which may just include the superhero nuptials (although a lot of trouble could occur before then).
Check out the cover of Iron Man #20 by Alex Ross and the romance comics-inspired variant cover by Betsy Cola below.