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Marvel Comic’s new Iron Man is a 15-year-old African-American girl

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Well this came out of nowhere — and it’s totally awesome!

Marvel Comics has officially announced the Marvel NOW! relaunch of Invincible Iron Man. It’s one of the major flagship titles in this all-new era of Marvel comics, so the pressure’s on! At the risk of spoiling a little bit, Tony Stark is no longer Iron Man at the end of Civil War II post-Civil War II. So who the heck will fill the iconic suit from this point forward?

Meet Riri Williams, a 15-year-old African-American girl.

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She was introduced in the current Invincible Iron Man series. Brian Michael Bendis will take on writing duties for this arc of Invincible Iron Man, and it’s certainly nice to see things switch up every now and then. Just what kind of adventures will Riri encounter in this new era of Marvel Comics? Your guess is as good as mine, but we’ll make sure to keep you posted on new developments.

So what do you think of the new Iron Man–er—Iron Woman? Let me know what you think in the comments below, and stick with ITM for everything fun and awesome!

13 Comments

  1. CJ

    I really hate the name “Riri Williams”. Such a stereotypical ghetto name. Just because the character is does not mean she had to have a straight up hood name.

    Besides that, I’m tired of the comic world changing the race of some of our most iconic heroes, to give diversity. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for diversity, but do it by creating original heroes. Not change the race of the heroes we already have.

    And anyone reading this post that’s wondering, I’m an African American male.

    1. trishna

      Totally agree. Its like they have no creativity.

    2. gloria

      I so agree with you cj

    3. Eddy

      There are “ghetto” people with “ghetto” names out there, why not have a superhero THEY can relate to. Kudos to Marvel for thinking outside the box!!!??

      1. Ryan

        Why not give those “”””ghetto”””” people an original and inventive hero instead of genuinely insulting reskin of a traditionaly white male super hero. Imao this the equivlant to people being like “THERES FEMALE SUPER HEROS LOOK AT BAT GIRL AND SUPER WOMEN” like imao come on kids arent stupid they can obviously tell that its not its own identity and just a cheap rebranding. Give people of african descent another cool black super hero that doesnt ride on the heels of someone else, like black panther.

      2. jean

        Idiot

  2. JimJ

    Her hair is all wrong. The bare midriff is not superhero costume style, but I guess a plunging neckline won’t work with the Iron Man energy module. They are trying to evoke the 1970s with this graphic.

    Leave out comics alone.

    CJ: I agree with you.

  3. Kyle

    Like others said, I’m all for change and diversity whether it’s sex, race, and any other stuff but leave the original heroes alone. If u want black characters more prominent give better story archs like with Luke cage or storm or falcon. Why change characters just to try and be politically correct. Hispanic spiderman, female thor (despite thor being his actual name and not a status ), asian hulk,

  4. Ali

    Totally agree with Kyle….. tbh this is a shit…. come on…. can’t marvel be a little more creative and add something new…totally ruined it (again no offense intended)…why can’t they just let the orginial be #Original…. If they wanted to add a twist why not introduce ironwoman to be as a separate new character….damn it you don’t have to replace the orignal …..
    just ruined the day (-_-)

  5. Jules

    Hell Nooooooooooooooooooo please ceep Iron Man not no 15 year old Iron woman I’m so post at all of you guys really I am!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Eddy

    I hope “Iron “MAN” won’t be her name??

  7. jean

    I don’t know why they can’t make new characters instead of making jokes out of the old ones. Jane Porter is Thor, idiocy. A black girl as Iron Man, she is not a man so thats ignorant. I have been reading comics my whole life and hate the changes. Next we should rewrite the history books and make George Washington a black female. I am saying bye to Marvel, you are destroying yourselves and will eventually lose all your fans.

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