Step Aside, Boys. Marvel Announces All-Female Avengers, A-FORCE
They have a Hulk.
The entire Marvel Universe is in shambles, and the Avengers are no more. Who you gonna call? Ghost– No wait, you call the A-Force! Marvel Comics is getting a new team for the bad guys to reckon with, Earth’s mightiest super heroines, the A-Force. That’s right, the ladies are finally taking over! She-Hulk, Dazzler, Medusa, Nico Minoru, and a “cosmically powered” new hero named Singularity all take center stage in Marvel’s upcoming new book, A-Force.
“It feels almost like a great honor to be given the reins on something that has become so central to the narrative at Marvel and a big cinematic property as well,” says writer G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel, X-Men).
Marvel gave Wilson and editor Daniel Ketchum the “keys to the castle,” telling them to pick their own team. The only condition was that they had to be all female characters. “They’ve become very committed in the last couple of years to telling new stories, to gender diversity, to getting more voices out there so they said, ‘Here’s the roster. Go nuts.’ ”
In addition to some of our favorite ladies teaming up, Wilson came up with a new character, Singularity. She’s described as a “cosmological event…a pocket universe that gained self-consciousness during the radical upheaval of Secret Wars.” Singularity is also technically genderless, yet she chooses to be identified as female.
The cover art (below) by Jim Cheung features a lot of Marvel’s well-known heroines: Rogue, Storm, Wasp, Elektra, Aurora, Spectrum, Black Widow, Firestar, Hellcat, Jubilee, Moondragon, and others. You’ll notice that some of them are donning their classic costumes, while others like Spider-Gwen and Captain Marvel are sporting their newest duds. And is that Iron Woman/Pepper Potts?
A-Force will be written by G. Willow Wilson and Marguerite Bennett (Angela: Asgard’s Assassin) and drawn by Jorge Molina (X-Men). The team debuts during Marvel’s massive Secret Wars event this spring.
Your move, DC Comics.