Eve Ewing and Kevin Libranda Launch New Riri Williams: Ironheart Series from Marvel in November

Eve Ewing is an academic, a poet, and a playwright — and now the new writer of Riri Williams: Ironheart, a new series being launched by Marvel in November, with art by Kevin Libranda.

Eve Ewing and Kevin Libranda Launch New Riri Williams: Ironheart Series from Marvel in November

Riri Williams is the wunderkind from Chicago (like Eve) who reverse engineered Iron Man's costume in school and then built her old model. She starred in the Invincible Iron Man series while Tony Stark was in a coma, alongside an AI version of Tony Stark, and is a member of the Champions team. And now, her own solo book.

Eve Ewing and Kevin Libranda Launch New Riri Williams: Ironheart Series from Marvel in November

Eve tweeted out her reaction as the news broke with the Chicago Tribune.

She told them how while she was touring for her poetry book "Electric Arches" in late 2017.

… she saw an email from Marvel in her inbox. Titled: "Marvel calling," she said she almost fell out of her chair. Asked about her reaction when Marvel welcomed her into the fold, she said, "It's been like a recurring sense of wild emotions."

There were petitions and calls last year for Marvel Comics for Eve to write the character. Looks like someone was listening and thought it was a cracking good idea. She talks to the paper here (if you are in Europe, you will need a workaround).

But she has also taken to Twitter….

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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