Ironheart takes flight in the first issue of Invincible Iron Man.
An Iron Man, who isn’t Iron Man
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!
Invincible Iron… heart?
I’ve said this before, but I’ll repeat it anyway. I’d be lying if I said that I wasn’t disappointed that Riri wasn’t going to be just called Iron Man. Personally, I though reverting things to the point where they were years back, would have been very interesting indeed.
Iron Man, secretly Williams, could have become Tony Stark’s bodyguard again. Tony would have to hang up the superhero stuff of course. Maybe go back to being purely a businessman and have IM watche his back. Since we’re talking high-tech armor here, there’d be no need to even note a difference in body type.
That also would have been a great way to reinstate Tony’s secret identity. You know, when he finally takes up the armor again (oh stop, you know it’s going to happen). I feel like that’s a missed opportunity to shake up the character even more.
Still, what is cool about this move is that Ironheart can stay a superhero after the aforementioned occurs. There’s no transition to a new ID necessary. So that’s something I guess.
Anyway, just my thoughts on the matter. Scroll down for the preview.