Marvel Comics today announced that it will send issues of Invincible Iron Man featuring Riri Williams back to press for a third printing. The announcement follows Marvel’s reveal earlier this week that Williams, whose first appearance was in Invincible Iron Man #7, will replace Tony Stark as Iron Man following the events of Civil War II. Marvel says the announcement has increased demand for previous issues in which the character appears.
“Within hours of our announcement that Riri Williams would headline her own series the remaining copies of Invincible Iron Man #7, #8, #9, #10 and #11 sold out at Diamond,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “Her announcement was seen everywhere from TIME to Entertainment Weekly to Good Morning America and it seems people are excited and eager to meet her. We’re thrilled at the response and we hope people check out her first few appearances and get a feel for her character before the new series in the fall. Plus, I should mention that the first meeting of Tony Stark and Riri Williams takes place next month in Invincible Iron Man #12. Don’t miss it! ”
The third printings of Invincible Iron Man #7-11 each features a “Featuring Riri Williams” callout burst on the cover, letting fans know where the new Iron Man can be found. You can check out the covers in the gallery below.
Williams will star in a relaunched Invincible Iron Man from writer Brian Michael Bendis (Riri’s creator) and artist Stefano Caselli. The series will launch this fall as part of Marvel NOW!