Tony Stark’s protege Riri Williams, aka Ironheart is taking flight again the Marvel Universe.
Marvel Comics has announced a new Ironheart ongoing series from poet and playwright Eve Ewing and artist Kevin Libranda.
“Periodically I have to sit back and go, ‘Omigosh, I’m a Marvel writer’ — there’s nothing more implausible and more amazing that’s ever happened to me,” Ewing tells The Chicago Tribune. “When you’re a writer, oftentimes you’re grinding away and there’s a short list where you can tell your mom, grandma or your brother and they fully understand what it is. But this is something where everybody gets it; everybody understands the pop culture resonance with Marvel – what it means and what it stands for, so it’s really exciting.”
Ewing writing Ironheart comes following a social media campaign by her fans for Ewing to write the next chapter of Riri’s story.
“When the campaign was launched, it was really humbling and really inspiring for me, because it made me realize how much it would mean to so many people to have me take on the story, but it also made me realize how upsetting and angering it is for a lot of people to think about black women and people of color more broadly moving into this space — that was eye-opening,” Ewing says. “I’m really grateful for the support that people have shown me, but I also had to kind of step up to the plate as a writer and prove myself. The campaign was for me to work on Invincible Iron Man, but when Marvel said we’re actually thinking about doing a solo title for Riri, that was like ‘Omigosh, this is the coolest thing ever.’ It’s really
Ewing also shared a bit about what readers can expect from the new Ironheart series.
“People don’t just gravitate toward Hulk or Captain America or Spider-Man because of their powers, the reason they say so-and-so is my favorite superhero is
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Riri Williams: Ironheart #1 goes on sale in November.