|Art by Elizabeth Torque|
Ariell Johnson, the Philadelphia woman who made history in January by becoming the first black female owner of a comic book store on the East Coast, is making big moves once again, according to the Huffington Post.
The 33-year-old, who owns and operates Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse in Philly, currently appears on a variant cover for the latest issue of Marvel’s “Invincible Iron Man #1.”
Johnson, whose store promotes diversity and inclusion in geek culture, shares the cover with fictional character RiRi Williams, the teenaged black girl genius who also just happens to be the new Iron Man.
The variant cover will go on sale in November, sold exclusively at Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse.
And now life is complete! 🤗 Thank you #Marvel & cover artist #ElizabethTorque ! And a big shout out to Randy aka @rsonthevoice for working so hard to make this happen! Available exclusively at Amalgam, email Randy at email@example.com to reserve your copy today. Photo Credit: @slingfilms #invincibleironman #blackgirlmagic