Marvel’s new Iron Man will be a black, dark-skinned, natural hair rocking, 15-year-old girl named Riri Williams. Marvel has been on a strong road to making their universe more diverse. They have already introduced a Black Captain America, a female Thor, a Muslim American Ms. Marvel, and a black-Latino Spider-Man.
According to Vox, Riri Williams makes her first appearance in Invincible Iron Man No. 7, which came out in March 2016. In that issue, written by Brian Michael Bendis and drawn by Mike Deodato, we learn that Riri is a kid genius who’s working on an Iron Man–like suit.
Eventually, she will become Iron Man (or Iron Woman). Are you excited about the new Marvel character?