News broke this morning that Marvel will have a new series starring Riri Williams out later this year. Ironheart will be written by Eve Ewing, with art by Kevin Libranda. The cover to the first issue is be Amy Reeder.
Riri Williams made a splash when she took over for Tony Stark as Iron Man back in 2017, and now that Tony’s back in the armor it’s nice to see Marvel keeping Riri in the spotlight. She’s currently featured as a member of the Champions, and got a redesigned set of armor in issue #22 of that series.
In an interview with the Chicago Tribune, first-time comics writer Ewing spoke about, among other things, her plans for the series and what she wants to bring to the character of Riri Williams.
“It’s really special, because this is a character that has some groundwork laid already but is still very new in terms of her role in the Marvel universe; it’s almost like getting into business on the ground floor. I get to play a role in really shaping who she is and who she’s going to become.”
Ewing, a writer/academic in the Chicago area has long been a bold commentator on the comics scene, and fans have been calling for her to get some writing gigs at Marvel for a long time. Ewing imediately took to twitter to explain the pre-ordering system:
already, getting the chance to take on this project is beyond my wildest dreams, so what I'm not gonna do is harangue you to buy it. But, for those who want to support and are new to the game, I figured you deserve to know how it works. 💞
— wikipedia brown demands #MoreThanDiversity (@eveewing) August 20, 2018
Check out the full interview for more details, and take a look at the cover to the first issue below. Ironheart #1 will be in stores in November.