Who is Riri Williams? Well, like what Tony Stark did for Peter Parker in Captain America: Civil War, the Tony Stark of the comics is aware of Riri’s existence. The 15-year-old prodigy is a student at M.I.T who built her own Iron Man suit. With Civil War II (this time he is at odds with Captain Marvel over the use of psychic predetermination to battle villains before they act – think Minority Report but with superheroes) currently going on, Stark needs some downtime and hands over the name of Iron Man to Riri.
Source: Geeks of Doom
[From this article at The Artery] “Onoda Power’s play is about the magic of creation, says Young, and Tezuka’s message was one of peace, especially coming in the years after the atomic bomb was dropped on Japan.
“You know he wanted to create something that children could love that also was a friendly reminder that violence doesn’t necessarily have to be the answer,” Young says.
That’s one of the play’s many messages too, delivered by a bright-eyed little boy robot obsessed with saving the world.
“Astro Boy and the God of Comics” runs through August 16 at the Boston Center for the Arts.”
Below, I present fifteen of my favorite feminist comics, a list curated with love. I encourage you to read with curiosity and to challenge your perceptions about what has been the status quo for women in comics. Mostly, I hope you pass this around and add your own favorites to it. After all, we’re a community.”