Imagine being able to call up your favorite superhero and just chatting them up for no reason at all. Thanks to our favorite God of Thunder, you can now have Iron Man himself on speed dial, and give him a call whenever you need a billionaire philanthropist genius to talk to.
Tony Stark is pretty notorious for his snarky humor and his penchant for taking harmless jabs at the other Avengers whenever he gets the chance, and in the recent Thor run, he uses a sharpie to scribble on Mjolnir, saying, “Nice shot! Enjoy your retirement.”
In Thor # 7, Thor gets his sweet revenge. Obviously, the God of Thunder also has an amazing sense of humor, and is definitely not one to back down when it comes to outwitting his other teammates. When he sends Mjolnir to land in Oklahoma, a farmer finds the hammer and gives Iron Man a call. And lo and behold, etched on the hammer itself is Tony’s private number for all the world to see.
The number listed on the hammer reads, “212-970-4133”—and here’s the thing: if you call it, it actually leads you to an answer from “Tony Stark” himself in real life. While it’s not the voice of Robert Downey Jr., it’s still good enough to get a laugh out of anyone at the very least. Here’s what the voicemail says:
“Hi. Yes, this is Iron Man. However, due to some big blond jerk, I no longer use this number. But hey, nice try anyway. For all things Tony Stark please visit www.tonystarkironman.com, and uh, try and stay safe out there, yeah? I’m busy enough as it is.”
Tony sounds absolutely exasperated, but from their Twitter accounts, it seems like the calling won’t stop any time soon. Just check out this Twitter snippet below:
Please stop calling. https://t.co/PFfeDXqy6r
— Iron Man (@Iron_Man) September 17, 2020
And here’s the voice mail in action:
Loving it 😆 pic.twitter.com/2Tp6YD6q4g
— Dr. Squonk (@RSalinas91) September 18, 2020
It’s a nice little nod to the relationship between the two both in the comics and in the movies, and how these superheroes can still find time to joke around even when there is huge world-ending stuff at stake. It’s also nice to know that Tony’s concerned about us; plus, it’s an incredibly creative way to get people to visit the Marvel website, isn’t it? Talk about non-traditional advertising right there.
If anything, you should definitely give the issue a try if you haven’t yet. Here’s the description to pique your interest!
“Something is wrong with Mjolnir…And this is a poor time for the All-Father of Asgard to lose his primary weapon. The Golden City is in chaos after Galactus’ ill-timed visit, and there are new threats on the horizon. Thor needs his hammer now more than ever…and yet the Uru grows heavier with every passing day. What will it take for the God of Thunder to hang on to one of the most powerful weapons in the Multiverse?”