Marvel has long had some of the best female superheroes in any comic book universe, and as part of the upcoming Secret Wars event, the publisher is giving these ladies a showcase unlike any they’ve had before. The House of Ideas took to The View to announce A-Force, a new all-female Avengers team, featuring the biggest roster of female superheroes eve assembled under one banner.
With the regular Avengers books coming to an end in May, the women of the Marvel universe are ready to take charge. A-Force will be co-written by G. Willow Wilson (the critically acclaimed Ms. Marvel) and Marguerite Bennett (Angela: Asgard’s Assassin) book, and X-Men artist Jorge Molina will provide the artwork. This is a big step up from previous attempts at an all-female comic like Marvel Divas, which tried to force well known Marvel heroines into a a Sex and the City-style framework
So who will be part of the new line-up? “She-Hulk, Dazzler, Medusa, Nico Minoru and other fan favorites, will take charge,” says series co-writer G. Willow Wilson. “We’ve purposefully assembled a team composed of different characters from disparate parts of the Marvel U, with very different power sets, identities and ideologies.” Included among the heroes is a new character named Singularity, who is actually a sentient universe who chooses female form, and is seen to the right of She-Hulk in the promotional image. The promo image shows Jean Grey as Phoenix as well, but that might be artistic license as a way to include all the high profile female heroes from Marvel in one image…although with all the different realities being showcased in Secret Wars, anything is possible. Considering the promo image shows almost every major female hero at Marvel, interesting to note that the Invisible Woman is curiously MIA.
A-Force is set to hit this coming May. Check out the two promotional images below from artists Jim Cheung and Stephanie Hans:
For more on what this could mean for the Marvel Universe, as well as some other candidates to join A-Force, check out senior editor Dan Casey’s video report:
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