People Are Freaking Out Over The Fact The New Iron Man Will Be A 15-Year-Old Black Girl
What a time to be alive.
Marvel has announced that a 15-year-old black girl from Chicago named Riri Williams will be taking Tony Stark’s place in the Iron Man comic series.
Williams' first appearance was in this year’s Invincible Iron Man #7.
Marvel writer Brian Michael Bendis told Time that the story of a "brilliant, young woman whose life was marred by tragedy that could have easily ended her life — just random street violence — and went off to college was very inspiring to me."
He added: "I thought that was the most modern version of a superhero or superheroine story I had ever heard."