This past week Marvel announced that Tony Stark a.k.a. Iron Man will be replaced with a young African-American girl named Riri Williams. The announcement was met with both praise and criticism by the public. Graphic Policy Radio dives into the topic with guests Regine L. Sawyer and Karama Horne (a.k.a. the blerdgurl).
Riri Williams is a 15-year-old African American girl and will be taking over for Tony Stark in the fall, but while Marvel has upped diversity on the page, there are still major issues when it comes to the hiring of creators. We discuss this and more!
Regine L. Sawyer is the Owner/Writer at Lockett Down Productions Publications. She is also the Coordinator & Founder of Women in Comics Collective International.
Karama Horne (a.k.a. – “the blerdgurl”) is a freelance commercial video editor by day and comic book reading, anime watching, TV live tweeting, K-Pop listening, blog writing, superhero geek gurl by night. On a mission to shine a light on both characters and sequential artists of color, she provides commentary, reviews and interviews on her popular tumblr and official website theblerdgurl.com.