That’s right, folks, when the fashion police can’t get the job done, you call in a superhero tailor-made for the occasion — Tim Gunn, Agent of Marvel.
Yeah, Tim, I wouldn’t try telling Tony Stark that suit makes him look fat. (Or, to give another scenario, I dread to think of how Norman Osborn would react.)
In Marvel’s upcoming book Models, Inc. #1, the face of Project Runway (well, okay, ONE of the faces) will be donning a brand new suit of his own — albeit not his usual Armani, but something a bit more of a “power” look. And by that, I don’t mean a sharp tie, but a billion-dollar bit of some prime Iron Man technology.
According to the New York Times, the 55-year-old Gunn will don the crimson-and-gold duds to save civilians during a fashion show. But it will be his playful side that will get the judges’ approval, even if they are running for the nearest paramedic. The cover seen above, meanwhile, is drawn by Phil Jimenez, who seems to be comic book artist for the stars after his cover of Barack Obama.
“I’m not certain of the particulars of how I’ll be portrayed, but I’m really excited about it,” Gunn told the Times. “To say I’m a character in a comic book is wild!”
I personally hope to see more of Gunn, maybe in his own series — even if “Tim Gunn, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.” makes the ubermasculine name “Nick Fury” seem tame and inconspicuous by comparison.