Is Marvel Replacing James Rhodes with a new War Machine?

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For those that did not know, Marvel has introduced a new character to the Iron Man family. Riri Williams is an MIT student who appeared in Invincible Iron Man #7 and used stolen materials to build an Iron Man type armor.

I am all for creating new characters, especially minority characters, but it’s not always the answer to bringing in new readership.   I hope that Marvel markets her right so that she isn’t a throw away character who readers will be asking “Who was she again?” in 2 years.  With the push that Spider-Gwen and Silk got, I am hoping they do the same with Riri, but I won’t hold my breath.

My only issue is, if what is being reported is true, it’s going to be a rocky start.  Speculation from Newsarama is that Riri’s armor is reminiscent to the now deceased James Rhodes’ War Machine armor and…

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