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‘Sandman’ Author Neil Gaiman Defends New ‘Ironheart’ Author Eve L. Ewing

Black girl magic is definitely blossoming in the comic book world. Ironheart, one of Marvel’s ongoing series, focuses on a black teen who’s an engineering genius and temporarily takes on the title of superhero when Tony Stark  (Ironman) is in a coma.



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Now, for the first time ever, the Ironheart series is being authored by an African-American female poet and playwright, Eve L. Ewing. She’s certainty excited for her big debut as a Marvel writer, but many Marvel fans doubt her talents and capabilities to write for one of their favorite comic series.




Many have taken to Twitter to voice their opinions and ask about her experience as well as question whether or not she can hold her own in the comic book world. They even go on to ask how many stories Ewing has written. Unbeknownst to Ewing, Neil Gaiman, author of Coraline and the Sandman series, came to her defense by replying back to Twitter haters with facts and personal experiences. 


Eve L. Ewing, rather touched and thankful for his input, didn’t hide the fact as she retweeted his response(s) on her  page with glee and undying respect for Neil Gaiman. However, Ewing goes on to say that she rather if people didn’t fight about her. Along with the support of Neil Gaiman, Eve L. Ewing has an online petition made up of over 2,600 signatures, urging Marvel to make her an author on one of their comics. Although haters are going to hate, Eve L. Ewing will prove them wrong once the first issue of Ironheart is published.



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