‘Ironheart,’ ‘Infinite Dark,’ and ‘The Wicked + The Divine: The Funnies’: New Comic Day Joy

GeekDad
11 min readDec 10, 2018

Posted on December 9, 2018 by comicbookcorner

When you’re a comics fan, there’s something special about new comic book day — especially since it happens every week. With movies, new books, and video games, you get that new media smell for just one day. With new comic book day — NCBD — you often get to find new, exciting, fantastic things to read every week.

This week, Kay fell in love with Ironheart, Life Is Strange, and Blackbird. MAJK dove into Vampirella & Dejah Thoris and The Wicked + The Divine: The Funnies. Luke, meanwhile, saw some second-issue issues with Infinite Dark.

In short, we had a great new comic book day, and it’s great sharing it with you. If there are books you think we’re missing out on, please tell us about them in the comments.

Ironheart #1

Writer: Eve L. Ewing
Artists: Kevin Libranda & Luciano Vecchio
Colorist: Matt Villa
Cover Artist: Amy Reeder
Publisher: Marvel

Kay: I’ve been waiting for this book for months, and it was worth every single minute of waiting (and every single fight I got into — on the internet and off it). Eve Ewing’s Ironheart is everything I wished Bendis’ would be, and a hell of a lot more than that.

With all respect to the fact that Bendis put a Black girl into that Iron Man armor while Tony Stark was dead, there were a number of flaws in Riri Williams’ initial creation that were difficult to overlook. Basically, her backstory was flat and uninspired, and one might go so far as to say lazy.

Ewing covers that backstory in a couple pages, catching up readers who might have missed the previous series, and then moves on to much more fertile ground. We see Riri’s lab at MIT as she’s forced to show off her current projects to a bunch of (primarily, though not entirely) white world leaders. She fights a villain (who calls her the Barbie Dreamhouse Iron Man in a burn that made me…

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