Riri Williams Flies High In ‘Invincible Iron Man’ #1 [Preview]
Invincible Iron Man #1, by Brian Michael Bendis and Stefano Caselli, is clearly an origin story, putting Riri Williams in the Ironheart suit, while also providing important insight into her childhood.
This preview begins with a flashback that focuses not on Riri herself, but on her parents, as they learn from a child psychologist that their daughter is a super genius. I imagine that in the Marvel Universe, being a super-genius makes growing up to be a superhero pretty much inevitable. The only other option is probably being a supervillain, but it's clear that Riri's parents kept that from happening by encouraging human connections. In that sense, the name Ironheart seems somewhat ironic.
Here's the official word from Marvel:
It’s the series you’ve been waiting for! Seen everywhere from TIME, Good Morning America, Entertainment Weekly and more – the character talked about the world over is making her solo series debut this November! Today, Marvel is proud to present your first look inside INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #1 – the new series launching as part of Marvel NOW!. Superstar writer Brian Michael Bendis joins rising star artist Stefano Caselli to chronicle the ongoing adventures of Marvel’s newest hero, Riri Williams! Forged on the violent streets of Chicago, this 15-year old MIT student is going it alone and ready to show the Marvel Universe what she can do as Ironheart! Clad in her very own homemade armor, is she ready for all the problems that come with stepping into Iron Man’s jet boots? Where’s a genius, billionaire, playboy philanthropist when you need one? Be there as Riri Williams sets out on her own journey when the highly anticipated INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #1 comes to comic shops and digital devices on November 9th!