Last week, Marvel Comics dropped word that "Invincible Iron Man" supporting player Riri Williams would be taking on the mantle of Tony Stark's famed armor and relaunching that series will an all-new #1. Since then, the internet has been abuzz with talk of the hero's ascension.
Now, the publisher is touting a sales effect from the news by announcing a wave of sellouts for recent "Invincible Iron Man" issues. According to Marvel, issues #7 through 11 of the comic have sold out at the distributor level (meaning some copies may remain on the shelves at local comic shops). As a result, a wave of reprints are on their way featuring Williams-branded stamps to draw curious readers to her story.
Check out the five covers for the reprint issues below as well as Marvel's press release on the move.
New York, NY-July 11th, 2016 - Comic fans met her earlier this year, but last week the world at large was introduced to Riri Williams - and people everywhere are buzzing! Garnering over 2 billion online impressions in just over 24 hours, Riri has been seen everywhere from TIME, Good Morning America, Entertainment Weekly and more! Hot off the announcement that Riri Williams will headline a relaunchedINVINCIBLE IRON MAN #1 from creators Brian Michael Bendis and Stefano Caselli this fall - we're pleased to announce that remaining copies of her first appearances have immediately sold out at the distributor level!Plus - don't miss the first meeting of Riri Williams & Tony Stark in August's INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #12!First appearing in INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #7, Riri Williams was seen creating her own, homemade Iron Man armor. Following the events of Civil War II, she'll be upgrading to a brand new, cutting-edge suit of her own as she charges headlong into Marvel NOW! Be sure to catch up on all her current appearances in the pages of INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #7, #8, #9, #10 & #11 when they all return to comic shops next month!INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #7 3rd PRINTING (MAY169014)INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #8 2nd PRINTING (MAY169015)INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #9 2nd PRINTING (MAY169016)INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #10 2nd PRINTING (MAY169017)INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #11 2nd PRINTING (MAY169018)Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDISArt & Covers by MIKE DEODATOFOC - 07/18/16, On-Sale - 08/10/16INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #12 (JUN160786)Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDISArt & Covers by MIKE DEODATOFOC - 07/11/16, On-Sale - 08/03/16