Riri Williams' origin as the armored Iron Man successor Ironheart continues in Invincible Iron Man #2 by Brian Michael Bendis and Stefano Caselli. In the first issue, we saw some of Riri's childhood and learned about a recent tragedy in her life. But even with the last page reveal of the A.I. based on Tony Stark, she's not quite Ironheart yet. In classic Bendis tradition, this origin is taking its time.

The preview for #2 begins with Riri in her bulky gray armor surround by a crowd of Iron Men. I'm guessing those suits are flying empty, Iron Man 3 style, and having access to them is probably an added benefit of the Stark A.I. Most likely all of this will lead to the creation of the sleeker Ironheart armor in the classic red and gold that we're already seeing on the covers.

Invincible Iron Man #2 comes out December 21, and features a gorgeous variant cover by Anthony Piper. Marvel is also reprinting the first issue, to go on sale a week later on December 28.


Invincible Iron Man #2 Art by Stefano Caselli
Invincible Iron Man #2 Art by Stefano Caselli
Invincible Iron Man #2 Art by Stefano Caselli
Invincible Iron Man #2 Variant Cover by Anthony Piper
Invincible Iron Man #2 Teaser Variant by Mike Deodato
Invincible Iron Man #1 Second Printing Cover by Stefano Caselli


Here's the official word from Marvel:

It’s the story that has the whole industry talking – and it’s unfolding right before your eyes! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your new look inside INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #2, the next can’t miss chapter from blockbuster creators Brian Michael Bendis and Stefano Caselli! Riri Williams has built her own homemade Iron Man armor, and now she has an A.I. to help her – the downloaded consciousness of Tony Stark himself! With Tony Stark mentoring her (okay, aversion of Tony Stark) she can’t lose right? Let’s just say Riri Williams just might change the face of the Marvel Universe forever…if she survives the experience first. Easier said than done! Don’t miss the highly anticipated next issue whenINVINCIBLE IRON MAN #2 comes to comic shops and digital devices everywhere on December 21st!

Missed Riri’s first outing? Be there when INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #1 returns to comic shops with a new printing on December 28th!