Riri Williams was mysteriously absent from the Champions announcement earlier today, and that is because she is getting her own series – Invincible Iron Man!
Brian Michael Bendis and Stefano Caselli join forces to tell the adventures of Riri, who first appeared in the pages of Civil War II.
Reverse-engineering her own set of armor to make the world a better place, Riri will lead the charge as Iron Man! Well, for now. She’s working on the name! But what has become of Tony Stark? What could have happened during Civil War II to make him hang up the repulsors? That is, if he makes it out in one piece!
Where does Tony Stark fit into this story?
In an interview with Time, Bendis said, “We’re in the middle of a very big Tony Stark storyline – actually three storylines converging. His best friend died, his company is collapsing and he’s finding out who his biological parents were all at the same time. How that all shakes out such that Tony is no longer in the armor? You’ll have to wait to find out for the end of Civil War II. But it does create a path for Riri Williams, who Tony will know and will be interacting with very shortly in the comics.”
Invincible Iron Man #1 arrives in stores this Fall!