Move Over Tony Stark, RiRi Is Here!
When you think of the term “Superhero”, you may imagine a tall guy with huge muscles in a cape equipped with some fascinating super powers. Well, prepare to add, “Strong, slender, black female with a dope red form-fitting outfit whose natural hair is on fleek” to your repertoire of descriptions!
Yesterday, Marvel character creator, Brian Michael Bendis, dropped a bomb on us. He’s introducing a new character and for now, you can respectfully call her “RiRi Williams”. She’s a 15-year-old black science genius who attends MIT, created her own “Iron Man” suit and is ready to relieve Stark from his duties to help save the world from the bad guys herself! Bendis’s inspiration stemmed from a woman “whose life was marked by tragedy, but who managed to overcome it and pursue her education.”