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Eve Ewing To Write Ironheart Solo Series

Written by Tim Midura on Monday, August 20 2018 and posted in News with Benefits

Eve Ewing To Write Ironheart Solo Series

Kevin Libranda is joining Ewing on art.

Source: Marvel Comics

Marvel is launching a new solo series starring Riri Williams aka Ironheart. Writing the series will be Eve Ewing, joined by Kevin Libranda on art.

First appearing in Invincible Iron Man Vol. 2 #7, Riri Williams is a black teen girl genius from Chicago. She recreated an Iron Man suit on her own, leading to Tony Stark mentoring her.

Marvel took notice of Ewing following a social media campaign by her fans. She's an academic, writer and visual artist from Chicago, in addition to being an assistant professor at the University of Chicago. Her book Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago's South Side is forthcoming from University of Chicago Press in October 2018. She is also a poet and essayist, author of the collection Electric Arches.

Ewing talked to The Chicago Tribune ahead of the announcement.

“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 because of who they are as people and about what they stand for. So I think the really exciting thing is really building out Riri, not as just Ironheart, but who is she as a person? Specifically, what does it mean to be a teenage black girl from Chicago? Somebody who has lost family members to gun violence, somebody who understands the realities of the community is going to bring something very different to questions about justice and who the good guy is and who the bad guy is and what you do about that. She’s also a teenage genius and because of that, she skipped over a lot of social things — she went to high school when she was very young, she’s already in MIT, so Riri is not really great with her peers, she doesn’t really have any friends. Being a genius and knowing how to fix stuff and build amazing gadgets doesn’t necessarily make you a happy person. So how do you figure out how to use the power that’s available to you and how to connect with and be accountable to the people around you?”

Riri Williams: Ironheart #1 is set to release in November.

Riri Williams


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