Eve Ewing is an author, poet, playwright, activist and all-around social media genius in Chicago, who’s gotten a lot of attention for her excellent writing. She’s never made any secret about her desire to get a job writing at Marvel Comics and today it was announced that she has gotten just that. Starting in November, Ewing will be tackling Riri Williams: Ironheart—a new series about Tony Stark’s young protégé Riri, who designs her own suit of Iron Man armor.
okay. hi. wow, i’m actually shaky as i write this.
This November, Marvel will launch a solo title featuring Riri Williams, also known as Ironheart.
okay now I’m crying
I am writing the serieshttps://t.co/hELxWLjwPC
— wikipedia brown aka eve ewing aka lil muji pen (@eveewing) August 20, 2018
There’s a few reasons that this is exciting, not the least of which is that Ironheart is an intriguing character created by Marvel Comics legend Brian Michael Bendis, who recently departed Marvel to take over Superman at DC Comics. Riri is also one of the small but growing number of superheroes of color in the Marvel Comics canon, and getting a black woman as thoughtful as Ewing on her character is an overdue move.
Ewing joins the likes of Ta-Nehisi Coates (Black Panther, Captain America) and Rainbow Rowell (The Runaways): acclaimed authors not necessarily known for comic writing who nevertheless get picked up by Marvel, DC and others to bring a new wave of fans into the fold. The series will be drawn by Kevin Libranda and will be available Nov. 7 in your local comic book store. You’ll want to read this one.