Eve Ewing, Chicago Southsider to pen upcoming Marvel series Ironheart

Marvel has confirmed that Eve Ewing, a Chicago native, will pen the upcoming Marvel series Ironheart. The 32-year-old, African-American, Marvel writer is an assistant professor at the University of Chicago.

She holds a doctorate degree from Harvard University with a concentration in Cultures, Communities, and Education, as well as a master degree in Education Policy and Management from Harvard University, a MAT in elementary education from Dominican University, and an AB in English Language and Literature from the University of Chicago.

Riri Williams (Ironheart) is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Riri Williams, a black teen girl from Chicago who is a genius and a superhero experienced a loss in her family when she was very young (her stepfather who had raised her and her best friend were both killed in a drive-by shooting), and she’s trying to cope.

Riri’s intellect is so incredible that she is able to re-create the Iron Man suit on her own, without all the resources of a Tony Stark (aka Iron Man). Stark mentors her and for a brief time she actually takes over as Iron Man and wears the suit. Riri eventually strikes out on her own in her own suit.

Ewing is moving on to join the Marvel's ranks along with Nnedi Okorafor. Okorafor, a Nigerian-American afro-futurist writer is penning a Shuri comic book. The new comic book which is set to be released in October 2018. Shuri, played by Letitia Wright, who most will remember was the tech genius little sister of T'Challa in the Black Panther movie.

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