When you think about Japan and anime, there are a few franchises which come to mind, like- Pokemon, Digimon and more recently, Attack on Titan. But there’s one franchise which has been in the hearts and minds of everyone overseas for a long time and that’s Dragon ball Z.
Dragon Ball Z still remains one of the best anime titles to come out of Japan. It was created by Akira Toriyama and his genius led to characters like Goku becoming icons in the whole world. But there’s more to come for the Saiyan race as well, as it gets its own bit in the Marvel Universe. You certainly want a crossover now don’t you?, then get ready for the little tidbit which Marvel dropped. As it turns out, Miles Morales is actually a huge fan of Dragon Ball and he made it pretty clear in a recent issue of Tony Stark: Iron Man.
When Was Goku Referenced On Iron Man: Tony Stark?
This reference to Dragon Ball: Z was shared over on Reddit, by a user. After Iron Man powered up his suit to a new level, Miles commented on the boost by saying, “Iron Man just went Super Saiyan?”
But that’s not all, the comic even made some subtle references to one of Vegeta’s famous memes. The Saiyan became infamous for noting how Goku’s power levels during the Saiyan Saga were over 9,000 and at times unreadable through a scouter. So when Ironheart tries to scan her predecessor’s power levels, she comes back with a similar response.
It certainly looks like Tony Stark: Iron Man #11 wanted to make it clear that Dragon Ball Z is a thing in its world. But more importantly, it seems like Tony is channelling his inner Goku these days.
Dragon Ball Super currently airs its English dub on Adult Swim during the Toonami programming block Saturday evenings. It is also available to steam on Funimation and Amazon Video.