Never let it be said that social media can’t play a role in enacting change in the real world. After months of people clamouring for it to happen, a black woman is joining Marvel Comics’ ranks to pen a new ongoing series for Riri Williams (AKA Ironheart).
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Iron Man's replacement in Marvel's current comics, Riri Williams, was an MIT student before she started flying high as the Invincible Ironheart. So it's pretty damn awesome that a group of her real-life alumni have made their own fan film about the young hero and her life at the university.
Last month, Marvel Comics came under fire for a variant cover for the debut issue of Riri Williams in Invicible Iron Man by J. Scott Campbell, one decried for heavily sexualising the 15-year-old hero. The company rapidly pulled the cover from solicits with no replacement -- but Campbell drew a new cover that will now take its place.