Last month, it was confirmed that Riri Williams, also known as Ironheart, will be receiving her own Disney+ television show. The show is titled “Ironheart.” There is no confirmed premiere date for the show. Riri is famous for building her own Iron Man suit and spinning it in her own style.
Another female character on the rise is Kamala Khan. Khan will also be getting her own live-action television show on Disney+ as well. So far, the show has cast an actress for Khan and even showed a quick trailer clip last month from Disney. Khan has many ties to Captain Marvel since the hero is her idol. The question is, which character has the biggest potential going forward? Let’s analyze! Marvel Studios is finally getting phase four underway with the start of their television show, WandaVision, on their Disney+ streaming platform. Soon, movies will either be coming out to theatres or could premiering on Disney+. The future is bright for Marvel as they have done a wonderful job at blending their older characters with their newer ones.
Kamala Khan is a very new character for Marvel as she made her debut as recently as in 2013. She made her first cameo appearance in Captain Marvel #14 but Ms. Marvel #1 (2014) is considered her first full appearance of Kamala Khan as Ms. Marvel.
Kamala is a Muslim Pakistani-American hero who had powers activated from the Terrigen Bomb. She was exposed to the Terrigen Mist and gained the ability to stretch her body in any way imaginable. Her ethnic origin and super-hero ties make her an excellent choice for Marvel going forward. Khan has been part of superhero team-ups such as The Avengers and Champions. Marvel wants to expand its diverse lineup of heroes and Khan fits exactly on what they want to do going forward.
One big hope of optimism for Kamala Khan is the value of one issue in particular. Captain Marvel #17 (2nd print) is her most valued issue at this point. This issue depicts an unbelievable variant cover by Adrian Alphona. It is considered the character’s second cameo appearance. Though, it is the first cover appearance of Khan as Ms. Marvel in-costume. The current Fair Market Value (FMV) for a 9.8 graded copy is $3,100. That is an enormous value for a modern age book that it is not the first appearance of a character! This proves the future is bright for Kamala Khan!
Riri Williams: Iron Woman
There are no bigger shoes to fill than Iron Man. That is the main tie for Riri Williams as she has seen her value explode in the last couple of years. Williams is an even newer character than Kamala. The character made her debut in 2016. Invincible Iron Man #7 is considered the character’s first cameo appearance. Ironheart would make her first full appearance in Invincible Iron Man #9.
Ironheart’s intelligence is undeniable. She was given a scholarship to M.I.T when she was 13 years old. She reversed engineered an old Iron Man Model 41 and molded it into her own prototype. Kamala is famously known for donning her own suit of armor when Tony Stark was in a coma during the second Civil War. She has ties with the new modern Champions team and has worked with heroes such as Doctor Strange, Black Widow, and Iron Man.
Recently, the value of her issues has skyrocketed since the news of her show was announced. Invincible Iron Man #9 (Aoa Variant) is the most valuable book for this character. The current FMV for this issue is currently at $1,300 for a 9.8 graded copy. The value of this issue is very impressive since the book came out in 2016! This issue is a variant cover and it has a lot of room to grow. One thing working in Ironheart’s favor is the void left from the Avengers live-action movies. There is a void on who will take the spot of Iron Man. Riri Williams is primed and could be prepped to take that slot in the upcoming future for Marvel. To sum up, the value of this character is just getting started!
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