Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Cosplayer Maki Roll is Iron Man

This is not the story about a girl who dreamed of being a super hero, though i'm sure she has. This is also not the story of a cosplayer making a costume so awesome we geekfreaked the hell out, though we have (hnng Gamora). This is the story of Maki Roll, who woke up today ready to give a hearty middle finger to a world constantly screaming "All Lives Matter!" and found out she was the new Iron Man. Live that dream lady. Of course, in the official press release, you'll find no mention of Maki, but pictures don't lie. LOOKIT!!

The Marvel Universe stands divided. As those who once stood together now stand apart, new heroes will rise to answer the call. This Fall, a new armored avenger suits up in INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #1 – a new series launching as part of Marvel NOW! Superstar creator Brian Michael Bendis welcomes incoming artist Stefano Caselli to the ongoing adventures of Marvel’s newest leading lady – Riri Williams!

Invincible Iron Man #1 cover with Black Woman Riri Williams as Iron Man

Making her debut earlier this year in the pages of Invincible Iron Man, Riri Williams will explode out of the pages of Civil War II and into the boots of the Armored Avenger. Reverse-engineering her own set of armor to make the world a better place, Riri will lead the charge as Iron Man! Well, for now. She’s working on the name! But what has become of Tony Stark? What could have happened during Civil War II to make him hang up the repulsors? That is, if he makes it out in one piece!

“We’re in the middle of a very big Tony Stark storyline – actually three storylines converging,” says Brian Michael Bendis, speaking with TIME. “His best friend died, his company is collapsing and he’s finding out who his biological parents were all at the same time. How that all shakes out such that Tony is no longer in the armor? You’ll have to wait to find out for the end of Civil War II. But it does create a path for Riri Williams, who Tony will know and will be interacting with very shortly in the comics.”

Strap in and suit up, True Believer. There’s a new hero in town. And she’s ready to take the Marvel Universe by storm. Be there as Bendis and Caselli armor up to bring you a new armored hero for Marvel NOW! Don’t miss INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #1 – coming to comic shops and digital devices everywhere this fall!

Promo Art by JEFF DEKAL
Coming Fall 2016!


  1. WTF are you even talking about? Can you post an actual pic to show how this cosplayer and this Iron Man are similar? Or are you just saying that all black people look alike? It's like word salad up in here.

    1. Anonymous, she does look like the character, probably 500 people thought so on facebook, and we thought that was awesome. It's funny and it's fun and who cares but you?