Marvel's Riri Williams Has Led To 'Invincible Iron Man' Sellouts
Last week I reported that Marvel was steadily planning its debut of a new Iron (Wo)Man — Riri Williams, a teenage black girl who's a science genius at MIT and builds her own Iron Man suit in her dorm. Well, the excitement for Williams is so high that it has led to a string of sellouts for Invincible Iron Man.
According to a press release via Comic Book Resources, issues #7 through #11 of the Invincible Iron Man series are no longer available at the distributor level, meaning that you might be able to find some copies at year nearest neighborhood comic book shop (and that's a very huge might). The five issues will now be reprinted with new covers that feature Riri Williams stamps, which serve as teasers for her appearance in the forthcoming comic relaunch.
Here's what the press release offers:
"First appearing in Invincible Iron Man #7, Riri Williams was seen creating her own, homemade Iron Man armor. Following the events of Civil War II, she'll be upgrading to a brand new, cutting-edge suit of her own as she charges headlong into Marvel NOW! Be sure to catch up on all her current appearances in the pages of Invincible Iron Man #7, #8, #9, #10 & #11 when they all return to comic shops next month!"
It'll be some time before Williams takes on the starring role of the iconic Marvel superhero, with Tony Stark having to deal with some stuff of his own before giving away the Iron Man name. Invincible Iron Man finds Stark struggling with personal and financial problems, as well as witnessing Marvel's heroes aligning into new configurations. The cover for the forthcoming #12 issue captures this, as a lone Stark stands on top of the remains of a destroyed Stark Industries. The issue will also feature the first meeting of Stark and Williams.