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A new Iron Age begins! From the violent streets of Chicago, an armored hero rises! Clad in her own Iron Man suit, Riri Williams is ready to show the world what she can do as the self-made hero of tomorrow. Her technology just might change the world forever — if she survives that long! But is she ready for all the problems that come with stepping into Iron Man’s jet boots?A new Iron Age begins! From the violent streets of Chicago, an armored hero rises! Clad in her own Iron Man suit, Riri Williams is ready to show the world what she can do as the self-made hero of tomorrow. Her technology just might change the world forever — if she survives that long! But is she ready for all the problems that come with stepping into Iron Man’s jet boots? Problems like her first big villain. And the other guy running around as shell-head. And the laundry list of criminals looking to destroy Tony Stark’s legacy. Oh, and all the super-teams out to recruit her! As Riri’s adventures go viral, it’s time to claim an alter ego of her own — welcome to the Marvel Universe, Ironheart!Collecting: Invincible Iron Man 1-6...

Title : Invincible Iron Man: Ironheart, Volume 1: Riri Williams
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Invincible Iron Man: Ironheart, Volume 1: Riri Williams Reviews

  • Chelsea
    2019-03-24 15:18

    4 ish stars.So, I've put off reading this series even though it's on my pull list. I own every issue but this is the first time I'm reading them. I've been wary because I heard that Riri has been written the same way most characters tangentially involved with Tony have been written these days: they're completely annoyed at Tony Stark's existence for no reason at all. I was hesitant to read this because of that and because the last 3 books I read from Bendis were terrible (Jessica Jones (2016), International Iron Man, Spider-Man, vol 1 (2016)). I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this. There were a few bugs:- the intro reads like the start of Hidden Figures in a bad way. Honestly, I could not figure out for the life of my why Riri's parents looked as if they were being told that their daughter had some kind of disease. Even the teacher was acting as if Riri being extremely intelligent was some kind of curse. It was weird.- I question why Miles and Riri's origins are steeped in criminal activity in their communities? Let me just say that I don't have any close family members that have been involved in/victimized by gang violence. None of my family members are felons? I don't understand why Bendis makes these decisions?- Riri's mother is seems like such a non character. Perhaps I feel this way because I've never really understood familial relationships where the daughter takes care of the mother but she seemed so uninvolved. There is a portion where she questions if letting her 15 year old daughter go off to fight crime is a good decision and that's... okay. - there are a couple of flashbacks that literally serve no purpose. Namely the one about Riri's experience sword fighting. I laughed out loud when it became clear that that page was completely and utterly pointless.- All of Bendis' books blended together in that he brought in elements from that god awful International Iron Man book and I wasn't sure exactly how to feel about that. It's messy as hell that we got the overly drawn out conclusion of Tony meeting his mother just to have that series come to an end and have Tony put in a coma. Anyway, those were the tough spots. Let's get into what I liked:- Riri. I never found her to ungrateful or obnoxious. While I wanted a little more of her history outside of being treated like an automaton, there was enough here to get a feel for her personality. I'm totally onboard for more black, female geniuses in Marvel comics (... I just wish we could get black women to write them). I liked that she had so much in common with Tony such as forgetting to eat, getting super wrapped up in projects and having confidence in their abilities. - The issues with Pepper were knock outs for me! I adore Rescue and I adored watching Riri and Pepper working together against Tomoe. Give me more of this! Give me a team up book because I love Pepper's chemistry with Riri! I loved Pepper in general. Sorry, but I would marry her in a heartbeat. - I enjoyed Tony and FRIDAY's interactions with Riri to an extent. There are times where I'm not the biggest fan of Bendis' take on Tony. Not all of the jokes landed for me but I appreciated them overall. - There were times Bendis actually got genuine laughs out of me which was interesting. Both from bystanders but I laughed all the same- I liked seeing Team Iron Man come together: MJ, Pepper, FRIDAY and Amanda.So, overall, this is definitely worth checking out. Even if you just check it out from your local library. I had a good time reading it and it didn't take me long at all. Surprising seeing as Bendis has been on my shit list as of late. 4 stars.

  • Chad
    2019-04-06 12:05

    First of all, Stefano Caselli has grown into one of the finest artists at Marvel. Now on to Riri. I liked her backstory. Yes, it's all been done before, especially by Bendis. But Bendis is just so damn good at writing these type scenes, these little personal stories. I really enjoyed the book before Riri started being burdened by Tony Stark's baggage. The appearance by Rescue was nice, but the friggin' Techno Goblin, Ugh! I also liked Riri is located in Chicago. Some heroes should exist outside New York, especially today, when the world is a much smaller place. All in all, better than expected. After all, I'm getting tired of every Marvel hero getting replaced with a more politically correct kid. I'm all for Marvel making their universe more diverse, but how about some new characters instead of replacing all their existing ones or at least do it a little more organically.

  • Paul
    2019-04-05 15:17

    Really enjoyed this one, but I do think using the title 'Iron Man' on a book about Ironheart is tantamount to false advertising. Still, good book.

  • Wing Kee
    2019-04-14 18:55

    Good, but could be better.World: The art is fantastic, it's full of emotion and character allow readers to relate to Riri. The world building here is solid, we have a quick little snippet of Riri's little piece of the MU and also the MU comes and visits her to reorient her into Tony's world for the future. The world building is done well without any info dumps, but new readers will need a little more context of what happened with Tony and that side of the world, if there was a bit more balance of spending time in just Riri's world I would have like it cause by the end of the book Tony's world pretty much takes over hers.Story and Character: I have to write these sections together because they are so linked that I can't write a review with them broken apart. This is an origin tale and Bendis is good with origins. Is Riri's origin original? No really, it the same tragedy and realization and responsibility that a majority of comic book characters gets their origin from, from Spidey, to Daredevil, to Batman and even Punisher the death of a loved one has been used to cliche and this is the case here. Immediately I got a very strong Miles Morales vibe (also a Bendis creation) because of Riri's dialogue and family dynamic and friend, of course it's not completely the same but the pieces are all there. I'm not saying it's a bad thing, Miles is in my opinion one of the best things to come out of the Ultimate Universe and Marvel in the last 10 years (alone with Kamala) and having something that feels tonally similar is a good thing. Riri is an interesting character because of level of Super Genius and it's different and I would have liked more time spent with that, in her own head, in her world, giving us a taste of what it's like to be her and to be that smart in a world where others are so different. There are hints at it, the link to the world with Nat was wonderful and what we see of Riri before Iron-Man is fantastic, I would have loved more of that, more time for her to be her own character because the issue I have most with this book is that much like Tony Stark is doing in the MCU he's taking the spotlight away from everyone else. The story is good but the moment Tony comes, the rest of his MU comes with it and Riri's own family and dynamic and time to introduce readers to it goes out the window. Sure, I understand that Bendis wants to create "Team Ironheart" for Riri this arc, finish with the world building in that aspect. But I would have love more time just Riri being Riri. I liked how Miles had time before he met the rest of the MUU and Kamala had time before Captain Marvel, Iron-Man and Wolverine showed up to meet her. Those two characters had time by themselves in their own little slice of New York and New Jersey respectively for readers to know who they are, who are their friends, their family and life before the cape and how it changes now. I wanted Riri making things for herself, without Iron-Man. I wanted to see Riri steal the suit and know what made her do the things she did. Hopefully we will get more Riri and Co. in the future without the baggage of Tony Stark's cast of characters, but I really doubt it. I'm not saying this story is bad, I really enjoyed it and I did enjoy Riri interacting with that part of the MU and I want to see more of it. I just want Riri to stand out more so that we can see what makes her so different, don't make her a super genius just to justify her being able to make the suit, have Riri be different because of her genius. Let us get into her head and see what she's good at, what she struggles with, her highs and lows, her happiness and sadness. There was a little hint of her and relationships with others but I wanted more, from both sides, from inside her head and also from others like Mom and Nat talking about Riri and interacting with her. I want more character work.I liked this arc, and I liked this character a lot. I love the diversity in Marvel's current lineup, I was never a Marvel reader growing up so I don't have as much hangups with legacy characters, heck I'm a DC guy and we had 6 Robins (DC's diversity issue is another thing for another day) I'm okay with moving on and telling new stories with new characters. I love Kamala, Miles, Moon Girl, Squirrel Girl, Spider-Gwen, Silk, Spider-Woman, Captain Marvel and nor Riri and what they've done with them. This is a good read and a good step in the right direction for diversity and representation. It's not perfect but it's pretty fun.Onward to the next book!*single issues read*

  • Sesana
    2019-03-26 17:01

    I actually liked Riri way better than I thought that I would. She's cute and likable, but she's also almost exactly like (Ultimate) Peter Parker and Miles Morales. Same writer, so I guess some of that comes with the territory. Obviously, this is just a stunt to bide time until Tony returns from the dead/nearly dead, again, so it's hard to get really attached to her.

  • Renata
    2019-04-08 18:16

    There's...a lot to like here, and also...uh...some areas for improvement. I know this isn't a new critique, I saw a lot of similar sentiment expressed when the book first came out, but since I waited for the trade I'm just now chiming in. SO: I know Bendis is one of Marvel's heaviest hitters, and giving him this book is kind of an investment in Riri Williams as a character, which is good, but also...maybe someone who's not a middle-aged white man could have written this new black teen girl character? Maybe Riri didn't need a random drive-by shooting as her ~tragic origin story~? Maybe, hear me out, she didn't need a ~tragic origin story~ at all? Also, a lot of the art that was criticized for being too sexy for a 15 y/o girl was variant art. I thought the art for the main comic itself was...okay...not as bad as some of the variants for sure, but she still looks older and more glam than 15. OK. Anyway. I do find Riri delightful, and I completely love her interactions with Hologram Tony (sidenote: is real Tony dead in the current comics? Is everyone dead? Probably everyone is dead) and ESPECIALLY PEPPER POTTS AS RESCUE thank you God please put Pepper Potts as Rescue on every goddamn team. I have no idea what is happening over at the Stark business side of things, probably that will pay off at some point or maybe it won't, I genuinely don't care because PEPPER POTTS AS RESCUE. also I hope there is some follow through on how Riri needs more friends her own age because yes she does.It's a bit of a shaky start but honestly there's enough here that I love that I'll keep reading. I mean, did I mention, PEPPER POTTS AS RESCUE, okay great, bye.

  • Frédéric
    2019-04-17 20:14

    A Bendis book all the way down: nice and very likeable characters, action, humor, cool dialogues.. All good, but nothing new under the sun really.Genius Riri is intent on being a super hero and starts her new career in her homemade armor before getting Tony's AI (as in Tony downloaded his personality in an AI) as help to steer her in the right direction. 15 and hyperactive Riri is cute as hell. I liked her when she first appeared and find her even more likeable than before. She makes funny fumbles, machine-guns funny dialogues/monologues when she's excited, funnily interacts with Tony's AI, etc. In a nutshell, she's fun. A refreshing character with as much appeal as Miles Morales Bendis is a real ace when it comes to define this kind of characters. The risk is to see her confined in her cute-and-fun-teenager character in the long run. If there is a long run. Tony Stark is not going to stay "dead" for years and one might wonder what'll become of her then. Well, que sera, sera. Artwise Stefano Caselli does wonders with Riri. He gives her very great facial expressions that makes her all the cuter. Apart from that his art his good, more B+ than A but very commendable anyway.I'm not convinced Riri is destined to ever be more than a supporting B-list character but she deserves a lttle attention, if only as a sympathetic breather.

  • Craig
    2019-03-29 17:13

    I did like it, though as others have mentioned, there's more than a little Miles Morales in Riri Williams...

  • Milo (BOK)
    2019-03-31 15:15

    A really fun, engaging read that welcomes one of Marvel's strongest new characters in the form of Riri Williams, aka Ironheart, to the Marvel Universe. Brian Michael Bendis is so much better with solo character-centric adventures rather than events as is the case with his Miles Morales-written stuff and he brings heart, fun and entertaining down-to-earth energy that establishes Riri as a brilliant, likeable character who makes the perfect replacement for Tony Stark who is still around in A.I. form in a mentor-role.This book reads a lot better as a trade than in single issues and benefits from some art that puts it right at home in the Marvel universe. I'm leaning towards a 3.5/5 as the book struggles in creating any sort of tension or forward plot momentum other than serving as an early origin story for Riri but it's clear that there's a lot of room to grow. I'm looking forward to seeing where Bendis takes this series going forward and as long as this series follows a more character-driven approach and can avoid getting dragged into big events which is something that happens particularly to Bendis books so, so often, we may have the start of something special here.

  • Amy Aelleah
    2019-04-22 20:02

    Sadly, I liked the idea of this comic more than the actual finished product. First of all, I've never read any Iron Man comics before so all I know about the character of Tony Stark and the world Iron Man inhabits comes from the movies. That being said, when I heard that Riri Williams was a brilliant black woman that would be taking over the mantle of Iron Man - now renamed Ironheart - I was excited.Riri herself is a decent character. She actually wants to be a superhero. At times she is flat-out awesome: "I'm really not a fan of sexual identity as a qualifier." BUT, she's a fifteen year old girl that built a suit of armor in her garage. My mind doesn't quite comprehend that. Someone (a therapist?) tells her parents that she's a 'super-genius' when she's five years old. All this is part of Riri's character, but...honestly, I was just expecting a college (nineteen-ish) age superhero and this threw me enough that I never quite believed that she was fifteen. (Both because of her actions and other people's reactions to her.)A big complaint I had, was the constant flashbacks for the first two issues. Ever time I turned a page practically, it was a flashback to five years ago, two years ago, ten years ago, and then the very next page was back to present time. Now, I am a big fan of flashbacks, but I've always thought there was a good way to do them and brief flashbacks in the middle of a fight is not something I like. Two other problems that could have been completely my fault: One, because I've not read the Iron Man comics, I missed Riri's first introduction, an introduction that was alluded to in this volume but never explained because it already happened in another issue. Same with reveals that felt sudden to me. Perhaps they were explained perfectly well in previous issues. But in this one, they felt VERY abrupt. Because of that, I'm not sure this is actually a good place to start reading Iron Man. Finally, don't EVER try reading comics on your kindle. I did with this one because I got a free credit with amazon to get a free comic out of a selection and this is the one I was most interested it. But, trust me, trying to read a comic on a kindle is just terrible. The screen is fussy and takes FOREVER to load and it's just an exercise in frustration. (There's a pretty decent chance I'd have liked this more if I hadn't read it on my kindle and I KNOW I'd have ate least finished it sooner.)

  • Asa Giannini
    2019-03-26 13:07

    This book is exactly what one would expect from later-Marvel Bendis. Let's go through the reasons:--Plucky, minority hero, with well-defined character--Over-clever dialogue that is too aware of its own politics--Meandering, formless adventure plot--Little attention paid to world-building and continuity--Generally well fleshed-out cast of characters--Over-reliance on well-worn superhero tropesIt's a pretty mixed bag. Riri Williams is less the wish-fulfillment minority heroine I had feared she'd and more of a prickly genius whose enthusiasm for heroic shows despite her best ability to hide it. When put center-stage, she ably carries the book and never feels like a lifeless replacement to Tony. Unfortunately, most of the material surrounding her hampers this basic charisma. Time is wasted discussing the sexism inherent in superhero names that could be spent on story. More time is spent giving her a tragic origin story that's eye-rollingly generic (and runs counter to the subversion of traditional hero tropes that was already set-up). And the inclusion of a Tony Stark AI as a mentor feels like a cheat, as if the author wanted to have his cake and eat it too having recently killed off the character in another of his books. This impression is only increased by the emotional ramifications of having what amounts to a clone of Tony hanging around is never addressed.Couple all this with a generic adventure story and some poorly thought out technology and you end up with a perfectly readable but entirely disposable volume.

  • Ran
    2019-04-01 15:04

    So, I'm definitely charmed by Riri (and Caselli's art!!). I'm not entirely clear on how it happens, but Tony's made himself in a digital facsimile and is now coaching the new Iron Man Heart. (Their discussions are adorable, especially about her name choice.) Two things: First, I enjoy how Riri's first suit looks like a Transformer. Second, STRK is not a taken stock symbol. Wtf, guys? Do none of you Wall Streeters read comics?! I'd invest in STRK for the name alone. Because the idea cracks me up. I'm sure Tony's actual investors have heart attacks daily with his shenanigans. Maybe Ironheart will invest. She's certainly the newest investment.

  • Adam Fisher
    2019-03-28 18:02

    I really hope Ironheart will be around for a long time. This Volume really brought a refreshing vision to the character.Seen in the pages of Civil War II, Riri Williams is a super genius. Making her own armored suit and using her own materials and time, she has become the replacement for Iron Man. Receiving the gift of an A.I. that is part "digital consciousness of Tony Stark", Riri is able to improve herself and her suit. She'll need all the help she can get through training with other "Iron Man armors", fighting a rogue mutant, and teaming up with Rescue (Pepper Potts) against Techno Golem.Focused, self-assured, and bold, (with tons less drama), Riri Williams can stay Ironheart as long as she can. Recommend.

  • Vanshika Prusty
    2019-04-21 14:14

    Riri Williams is a complex, fantastic character whose story is more than about being a superheroine; it’s about being a teenager, about being a POC, about being grateful and about being appreciated. It’s a story of our generation, like Ms. Marvel, that celebrates diversity in its brilliant storytelling.

  • Anniek
    2019-04-02 15:04

    I enjoyed this so much!! Riri is definitely one of my new favorite superheroes!

  • J.
    2019-04-04 16:11

    Man I really don't want to be a fussy duddy downer but this should have been better. At first I wondered if it was because having a young girl tied to the legacy of another hero soured the concept but Ms. Marvel handles it just fine and I think that is where the problem lies. Ms. Marvel, as handled by G. Willow Wilson feels authentic and expressive; true to the reality they want to portray. Riri? While an interesting character and concept, she isn't handled with any of the nuance and gravitas afforded to Kamala. Brian Michael Bendis just isn't the right person to give a voice to a young, female, African-American superhero. She feels too much like...well, every other character he has ever written. It's not a terrible book, it just feels disappointing when you take a step back and see it for what it really is.

  • Priscilla
    2019-03-27 13:11

    I wanted so much to love it, because BRILLIANT BLACK GIRL FIGHTING EVIL YES PLEASE, but the writing was just... meh. It didn't capture my heart like Ms. Marvel did.

  • Xavier Guillaume
    2019-04-12 13:18

    When Marvel first announced that the new Iron Man was going to be an African-American woman, I was overjoyed. Ever since I was a kid, I loved strong female characters. Not to mention, the world needs more diverse superheroes because honestly, we live in a more diverse world.Riri Williams is a fifteen year old child genius. She's been making robots since she was a kid, and her mind sees things in a way no one else's does. This puts her at a huge advantage as an engineer, but as far as connecting with people and making friends, Riri is at a severe disadvantage. Somehow, perhaps because of the guidance of her loving mother, Riri has decided to do more for the world and build an Iron Man suit to defeat world wide supervillain threats. A bit far-fetched? You betcha! But a bit badass? Oh, yeah!The artwork of Riri Williams is much to my liking. The style is cartoony without being childlike. The shading is spot on, characters look flattering, and facial expressions are impassioned. The only thing I didn't like about the art style was some of the paneling. On some pages, the panels are to be read one page at a time, and on other pages, the panels are to be read two pages at a time. This left me rather confused, having to reread panels and make guesses on how I was supposed to read them.Altogether, Riri Williams is a solid 4 stars. I really liked the novel, and I look forward to reading the next one. Riri is an interesting character and does justice to Iron Man. I am curious if she is going to keep the 'Ironheart' name. I am strongly for it, because I find it slightly confusing when new superheroes keep the name, like how there are two Hawkeyes; it just makes talking about them slightly awkward. Also, 'Iron Man' seems a weird choice for a female. Also, speaking of female, the name 'Fe-male', with Fe being the symbol for iron, while humorous to say the least, would also be the worst name ever! :D

  • Ronald Lett
    2019-03-28 16:18

    I really wanted to like this going in, but I think this was not the right opening storyline for this character. The character of Riri Williams is a great idea, and her storyline, without the villain bits, is good. However, the writing was lacking in a certain amount of warmth and culture. Granted, Riri is quite the loner, so there is little chance for the degree of social interactions one might find in other comics. But we don't really get to see her shine. She is, as the comic says, a super genius. However, we only ever see results of her genius; the story never lets us ride along with her in her mind's eye when she is doing actual leaps of logic. Instead, we get barely relevant flashbacks: a gimmick that has been done to death in other genres. I don't think they were used to good effect here.Additionally, the villain problem. This is her first storyline, and her villain is just some random one who doesn't like Iron Man. Nothing whatsoever to do with Riri herself, or her worldview. As such, the whole storyline felt a bit pointless, and the climax didn't feel like anything interesting happened. The interaction with S.H.I.E.L.D. and her dialogue there was spot on. That's the type of dialogue that fits her character. If only her fights were more than just "I found a genius level way to punch harder or explode things." As a genius, she really should be finding her own way to do things, not just repeating what every other super hero has done in the past for the same villains. (See Squirrel Girl for ideas. :P )Essentially, I would like to see better writing for this character in the future. She has potential, if the right writer comes along.

  • Annye
    2019-04-07 14:51

    I am not a Iron Man reader – I read three of his books for my big Civil War II project, but other than that I’m not interested in the character. Tony Stark is, in my mind, a generic superhero, generally an asshole, and usually a womanizer. I watch end enjoy his movies but have no desire to get into his books.But when I saw that Riri would be taking over the mantle – oooh was I excited. I am a sucker for cute, I am a sucker for kid genuises, and I am a sucker for origin stories. Ironheart, Volume 1: Riri Williams delivers on all three, with bonus points for bad-ass side characters and a de-powered Tony Stark.The only think that irked me a bit in this book is the sudden and very early suit upgrade. I was excited that Riri would be spending quite a bit of time in an ugly, rectangular, grey suit. Instead, she very quickly builds a replacement – one that’s both more feminine and much more powerful. I wish she had either spent more time in her first suit or struggled more before the power-up.But this is a great book (especially the particularly nice cameo) and a super introduction for the new character. I can’t wait until she meets the rest of the young Avengers!Read more of my reviews (plus cat pics!) on Her Little Book Review.

  • Liana
    2019-04-23 20:17

    I love Iron Man. His was one of the very first superhero movies I ever watched and, ever since then, I hold him very close to my heart. So, naturally, when I found out that a girl – a smart as hell, black girl nonetheless – would be the next Iron Man I was over the moon.Riri is every bit the superhero I deserve; she is smart, hard-working, funny, and above all a reflection of comic book geeks. And what I mean by that is that, in her, we finally see a piece of the diversity we deserve to see in the comic book world. People of colour, lgbt+ people, disabled or mentally ill people, make up a huge percentage of comic book readers; and we all deserve to see ourselves in the pages and heroes we so dearly love. And making the new Iron Man, one of the most well-known Marvel characters, a black girl is a step towards the right direction.As for the comic book itself? It was a very entertaining read. With cameos from some beloved characters – including Pepper and Tony – and a fun storyline that kept me turning the pages, Ironheart was a very solid beginning. Perhaps one of the most powerful sequences in this volume – or any recently published comic book – was the one where Riri called out S.H.I.E.L.D and its abuse of power; she honestly had me shaking. Seeing such a young girl standing up to systematic abuse of power and highlighting the importance of critical thinking was a very powerful moment, and I’m glad it was included.

  • Ken Moten
    2019-04-09 12:09

    You know, Brian Michael Bendis has come in for a bit of a beating between the end of last year to now. A lot of it is earned, but I am going to cut him a break now. While I am disappointed in his work with Miles, I can say that he has been on point with both "Iron titles" and Jessica Jones, Vol. 1: Uncaged!. This book took me back to Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man, by Brian Michael Bendis, Volume 1 and shows me that Bendis still has it in him. He really takes his time and seemed to properly pace himself for this origin story. Riri Williams was originally created by Bendis for a television series that never aired. Like with Miles Morales, he sat on the character until he fond a moment to use her and in this case it was Iron Man. Tony Stark is now a Obi-Wan Kanobi figure that trains Riri for her "destiny." Though this origin might be considered a bit more "safe" compared to Bendis' usual style, I will take it. His usual style ain't clicking like it needs to so this will be fine.

  • Juan
    2019-04-02 18:14

    This story so very solid. Issue one was my first time meeting Riri Williams and she is certainly a breath of fresh air. As the apparent heir to Iron Man, she could not have been more perfect. A part of me is being biased in that it appears Ms. Williams is Chicago born and bred. I commend Bendis on his unfortunate, but accurate portrayal of my beloved city. It is no joke that Chicago is the home of a lot of unnecessary and pointless gun violence. Bendis gives us a passionate depiction of life in Chicago and how Ironheart is born from the pain of losing our dearest loved one. Riri stands as a strong, jovial, and extremely intelligent African-American girl that is ideal to become a role model to look up too, and at only the age of 15. This volume is great. The art work is great. The story is fairly simple as it works as a basic crash coarse into learning how to handle the mantle of Iron Man. Riri is very likable, grounded, and funny in her own way. The use of Tony Stark as an A.I. definitely helps to remind us of the Iron Man we have always known while also acting as the mentor and trainer for this new generation of heroes. I feel that Marvel did very well in developing the next generation between the success of Ironheart and the Champions.Make mine Marvel.

  • Jeremy
    2019-04-03 19:00

    I have never found Tony Stark to be all that interesting a character, but I love Riri Williams. The story opens with five-year-old Riri's parents finding out she is a super-genius (I love that super-genius is a technical term in the Marvel Universe.) and worrying about whether they will be able to raise her right (not being even garden-variety geniuses). The therapist very wisely advises them that - since she will tend to isolate herself in the world of her mind - they will have special challenges dealing with her emotional and social well-being. And this is the heart of the book - Riri struggling to be a person (and a pretty awesome person at that) at the same time she is a super-genius superhero, and Riri's mother struggling to be a good mother to a fifteen-year-old superhero.

  • Jillian Garcia
    2019-04-05 14:12

    Riri Williams is a 15 year old girl about to be part of the Iron Man legacy. She comes from a world extremely opposite of the Life of Tony Stark. This story was flat. I have no confidence in Riri to be protecting anyone. Pepper and Tony (who are still major players in this storyline) were far exciting than Riri. I hate this idea that because someone comes from a disenfranchised sector of society I immediately have to empathize with them. Marvel was being way too presumptuous and pandering to people. It was blah... Bendis is a far better writer than this. I get Marvel is trying to shake up the universe, but Riri was flat. Iron Heart makes her sound emotionless robot, not a girl with who cares for others. Maybe the robot things is what she’s going for....

  • Matt
    2019-04-09 16:52

    Collects Invincible Iron Man (2016) issues #1-5I think that I sometimes confuse a fun, quick read with a 5-star experience. I really liked this book, and I was tempted to give it a 5-star rating, but when I thought back on the story, there wasn't a lot to it. I really like the character of Riri Williams, and like the direction for this new armored character, but this book was more set-up for the future rather than a solid story on its own. Someone reading this may think that I don't like this book, but I did. I liked it quite a bit. But it was also the book that helped me realize that an book that reads fast and entertains me the whole time doesn't necessarily equate to being a high-quality read.

  • Adan
    2019-04-02 13:04

    God, this was excellent. Riri is a fantastic character, and her mom is super awesome too. AI Tony is just as obnoxious as real Tony, which makes perfect sense. Also, the triumvirate of Amanda Strong (Tony's biological mom whom he found in the International Iron Man arc), Mary Jane, and Friday at the head of Stark Industries is fantastic. Throw in an appearance by Pepper Potts and a fight against Tomoe, the head of the Japanese biotech ninjas from Bendis' second Iron Man arc, and we've got ourselves a pretty great female character-driven book.Now, if only they could get a woman to write it...

  • Emily
    2019-04-17 18:11

    Tony Stark is the only man pompous enough to upload his consciousness into a computer so that he can haunt the world beyond the grave. Ugh! Riri is cool, super empowered and doesn’t take shit from anyone. I like that. The way she just verbally backhanded Sharon Carter was priceless. It’s great that she has a mind of her own and doesn’t just let her mentor/ adults in general to make her decisions for her. Even with Pepper—someone she totally respects and admires—she hears Peppers suggestions, yet Riri does what she believes is right. Can’t wait to see what the heck is going on with A.I. in the next book.

  • Geppis Baltimore
    2019-04-16 17:14

    What a great introduction to a new character! Riri Williams was diagnosed as a super genius at old 5 years old. As a child she was always creating new inventions and tinkering in her garage. Now, 10 years later she has to come to terms with a painful past, filled with personal loss as non other than Tony Stark hand picks her to take over as Iron Man.As I was reading this I really liked Riri's character, she's very relatable as an awkward teenager, but at the end when she's faced with a serious decision to make- that's when I truly appreciated her character. Simply put, Riri is mature beyond her years and that's definitely something we can all admire.~Elisa

  • Dan Barker
    2019-04-17 18:02

    Best on the marketThis is the real stuff. Bendis at his best, with real-world characters combined with fantasy at its best.Caselli's art shines above all the cartoon-strip, kiddie stuff so prevalent today. Rich, nuanced, realistic. Thank you for some real comic book art up there with the greats!Riri is a great character, and she uses her brains instead of punching, punching, punching - kind of like Stark as Iron Man at the beginning.Also, great code name: Ironheart!Buy this one!