Ironheart #1

Writer: Eve Ewing Artist: Kevin Libranda, Luciano Vecchio Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 28, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 30
8.7Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

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When a group of world leaders is taken hostage by one of Spider-Man's old foes, Riri Williams will have to step up her game. And she'll be stunned when someone from back in Sweet Home Chicago enters her life...  CHAMPIONS artist Kevin Libranda joins award-winning poet Eve Ewing, as Ironheart steps boldly out of Tony Stark's shadow to forge her own future!
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  • 10
    On Comics Ground - Nick Campan Dec 10, 2018

    I would absolutely give Ironheart #1 to my nieces so they can see someone that looks like them straight up killing the game. Because that's important and that's the only way we're going to keep the comic book industry going. A character like Riri Williams could inspire a young girl to become the next Katherine Johnson or Mae Jemison (if you don't know who they are, Google is your friend). And as long as Eve L. Ewing and writers like her are giving us stories with this much heart, I will be standing at the front of the crowd with my comically oversized megaphone telling everyone to support this book and books like it. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Jenna Anderson Nov 28, 2018

    This book is absolutely a must-buy. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 28, 2018

    The art was excellently detailed and beautiful. Both the action and the character moments looked visually stunning. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - John Jack Nov 30, 2018

    A seriously excellent start to what promises to be an interesting series, pick this issue up! Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Black Nerd Problems - William Evans Nov 28, 2018

    Ironheart #1 is a great start that feels both like a continuation of Riri's story and a new arc with a bit more agency assigned to her. Ewing writes a compelling script that feels fun and authentic, coupled with some excellent art to usher the story along. If issue #2 is any indication, Riri has a very bright future ahead of her. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comicsverse - Sydney Cooper Nov 28, 2018

    Overall, IRONHEART #1 is a decent start story wise. Our character is fun, interesting, and pushing boundaries. The art is consistent with some strong elements, however, more could be done to make the pieces stand out and get the reader admiring the images. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Stacy Baugher Dec 3, 2018

    Yes, I enjoyed this book. It hit all the marks starting with a great script and wonderful pacing to a visually stunning style that drew me in. It was great seeing an armored hero take on another tech based hero again, and the implications of the last have of this book are amazing. I canlt wait to see what comes next and will be adding this to my pull list.IRONHEART #1 has the well thought out story and amazing visuals that you want un your comics. Probably one of my favorite first issues of the year. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Nov 27, 2018

    A strong start to a series to watch. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Nov 28, 2018

    So, was Ironheart #1 worth the wait? Without a doubt! Ironheart #1 took some bold steps towards Riri Williams starting to write her own story. This is a big time for Riri in terms of stepping out of her OWN shadow, and being able to see a hopeful future that doesn't reflect everything she taught herself to be pessimistic towards. By the end of this series, I want to see the pessimistic young hero become optimistic Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Govan Nov 30, 2018

    Riri Williams rises to new heights in Ironheart #1 Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Matthew Sardo Nov 27, 2018

    As corny as it sounds, Eve L. Ewing puts the heart in Ironheart #1! An emotional read that took me back to reading comic books as a teenager. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Nov 27, 2018

    Ironheart is off to a solid start with a new series that continues to mark Marvel’s commitment to expanding the diverse hero gallery they’ve put together over the last few years. If anything, it would have been good to see Ewing go deeper some of the social issues she only hints at throughout this book. Of course, as this is the first issue in an ongoing series, there is plenty of time to explore the many plot and character threads that Ewing sets up here. “Ironheart is an engineer who uses many tools,” we are told in one of the most perfect lines in the book. Here’s hoping we get to see Ewing and the art team take a few more of them out of the box in the coming months. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Harlan Ivester Nov 28, 2018

    I can't wait for the next issue. Riri is finally given some direction, so this story actually feels like it's going somewhere, i.e. it's worth my time and money. The best part is it's only building on what Bendis had laid out before (except for the Da Vinci stuff. Good.), but not so much that this isn't a great place for those unfamiliar with the character to start. The art team kill it, elevating every aspect of the script. If Riri Williams wasn't your jam before, give her another chance. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 28, 2018

    Ironheart #1 stumbles from time to time, but still succeeds on the strength of its visuals and an engaging heroine. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Beat - AJ Frost Nov 28, 2018

    I'll go back to my feeling that the idea of Ironheart has been more important than the execution. Maybe this issue is just a testing ground before Ewing gets a better sense of the character and takes her to fantastic new heights. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Walt's Comics & Books Nov 28, 2018

    Maximum blandness: achieved. Boring and anti-climatic storytelling: done. Humour, which isn't funny: yup. Not super-bad, just super-skippable.

  • 10
    Comic Princess Dec 3, 2018

    Riri has my heart. Eve Ewing knows how to write for her so well. The pencils were quite beautiful. So pleased that Riri is living her best life in comic form!

  • 9.0
    freemanlouis7 Nov 28, 2018

    Well written and good art. Some panels were a bit too wordy and, of course, I could have used some more action. Overall a great establishing issue with good pace.

  • 8.5
    SloboSOY Nov 30, 2018

    At first I wonder where the writer want to take us. But their was some good even if Amanda, MJ & Friday aren't in this story.
    I enjoyed the encounter with clash. I'm super hooked by the fact he is part of the ten ring and give Riri their sign.
    I was annoyed by the toooooooo long phone call, but the ending is interesting.

    Cover - I the the variant with the planes. Not related but really great. 1/2
    Writing - I have some question, but for now I'm interested by much of this. 2.5/3
    Arts - Love the arts. 3/3
    Feeling - I will let her a chance to prove herself. 2/2

  • 8.0
    YourGreenMuse Dec 1, 2018

    I thought this was a solid issue. It re-establishes Riri's origins that Bendis basically ignored past her first solo issue. It goes a long way towards establishing her anti-social behavior that she really only exhibited in Champions until now. And in that regard, this issue works very well. It never feels gimmicky or overly pushed. The writing is actually pretty solid for someone who, from what I know, is a complete newcomer to comics. It can be a little wordy sometimes, but hopefully that's just growing pains. We get teased with the Ten Rings, so that's fun. And we get to see Dan Slott's punching bag still trying his best to break bad. Which proves the writer is aware of other stories besides Riri's and that is integral to making comics. S more

  • 7.5
    GTMedia Reviews Nov 30, 2018

    RiRi Williams is one of the most divisive characters in comics. She's cited as a diversity hire and one of the key targets when discussion comes up regarding identity politics at marvel comics or comicsgate.

    What do I think about Riri? She's okay, in fact I think the whole identity politics debate happened more as a reaction to all of the changes at marvel circa 2016 than Riri Williams herself. 

    What do I think about IronHeart #1? It's okay. The comics manages to be functional and does everything right but still didn't really resonate enough to keep me interested in the character or series. 

    Eve Ewing was lambasted in certain circles for being a meritless hire. Coming off of the street and given a seri more

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  • 7.5
    egon244 Dec 2, 2018


    Riri's introduction into the comics wasn't the best. Some might even say: controversial. Taking the place of a longstanding, established superhero, immediately after creation; that couldn't sit well with people. And I don't know if she deserves a second series solely dedicated to her so quickly, but...

    Putting all that baggage aside, this was a fun read. With really good looking art and colors and a likable young hero, even if she does need to work a little on her quips and superhero banter.
    The story seems to aim in the direction of Riri doubting herself and then, probably, believing in herself somewhere down the line and fighting some terrorist of course. I can dig it.

    So yeah, I'm going more

  • 7.0
    Kalaoui Dec 4, 2018

    It's OK. I feel like i would've liked this comic book 10 years ago. Decent story by Ewing with great art (Kudos to Libranda and Vecchio) i'm just not the target audience for this book and i'm looking for different stories. If you already like Ironheart, you'll love it. As for me the search continues. Side note why does Marvel price #1s at $5.? If i knew that before i got to pay for it i would have put it back. Marvel needs comics like these to succeed but pricing it higher for younger readers isn't helping.

  • 6.5
    Spacey Medicine Jun 3, 2019

    This was okay! Definitely some good moments.

  • 4.5
    The 20 Issue Ceiling Dec 3, 2018

    That part where they were supposed to be hitting it off was so poorly written that it felt like one of those scripted calls Microsoft used to show while demonstrating how Skype works.

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  • 4.0
    Ultimate reviewer Dec 12, 2018

    The half way of the story "part 1" is not a bad fight but it just has hidden messages of
    social justice which makes it bad. Part 2 is just a phone call and it's really mediocre/feels
    like something from a 90's comic.
    Story-Could have been a lot better
    Characters-Ironheart is pretty much a douche and her side characters aren't special/generic
    Villain-Rushed and social justice tone

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  • 2.0
    KFuqua Dec 3, 2018

    Just another terrible character that Marvel is forcing in and a terrible book.

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  • 1.0
    RBL Nov 28, 2018

    Ew, why?

  • 8.0
    CrazyforRAMU Jun 13, 2019

    Ironheart gets an old- and new-reader friendly intro as she foils a terrorist plot by Clash, makes a much-needed friend, and picks up stirrings of the 10 Rings organization. The storytelling has its glitches. The overall plot and characterization look stellar, though. The fact that they're clear despite a little nuts-and-bolts clumsiness confirms that the problems really are minor. It's all ennobled by some very strong artwork that does plenty to enhance the flow of the story.

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    Greg Hound Dec 1, 2018

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    EdNothIng Jun 3, 2019

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    darkfire369 Nov 28, 2018

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    StanielK Dec 4, 2018

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    mrbrans Dec 7, 2018

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    DrTracy Dec 12, 2018

  • 8.5
    EDiakota Dec 1, 2018

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    Titanium Dec 27, 2018

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    KillianH Nov 29, 2018

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    ak94 Dec 3, 2018

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    aquarius Jan 13, 2019

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    TheImageIsStrong Nov 29, 2018

  • 1.0
    #DontGiveDivasAChance Jan 16, 2019

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