Let’s welcome Riri Williams to the Marvel universe!
Riri Williams is 15 year old, African American, MIT student who decided to challenge herself and make a Iron Man suit with scraps from around campus. After showing a classmate what she accomplished, campus security was called and forced Riri to don the suit. She flew off and eventually stumbled upon a couple of inmates escaping from the New Mexico State Penitentiary. She managed to stop the speeding truck they were using as a escape vehicle, but at the cost of her armor’s integrity.
She was introduced in Invincible Iron Man #6 and was created by Brian Michael Bendis; the same person who created Miles Morales, the Ultimate Universe’s Spider Man which is also African American and half Puerto Rican. Marvel has been pushing for diversity in their super heroes to reflect society and I think they’re doing a fantastic job. She will be making her debut as Iron Man after the events of Civil War II which ends in the next few months.