Balancing college and hero work has got to be tough, but Riri Williams doesn’t plan to give up on either. Following an explosive debut issue, this young superhero is back to save the day in Ironheart #2, which kicks off with a sweet flashback that has an important reminder for us all.
Marvel provided The Beat with an exclusive preview of the first five pages of the new issue, on sale Jan. 16. Take a look at the preview below and be sure to pick up a copy of Ironheart #2 at your local comic shop on Wednesday.
Writer: Eve L. Ewing
Artist: Luciano Vecchio
Cover Artist: Amy Reeder
Ironheart is caught between her need for independence and her obligations at M.I.T., and when an old friend is kidnapped, she needs to make some tough decisions. Luckily, she’s got a brand-new A.I. system on her side!
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