Earth’s mightiest heroines are assembling in a new Marvel comic series featuring an all-female Avengers team.
“A-Force,” which launches in May, is to be co-written by G. Willow Wilson (the scribe behind the extremely popular “Ms. Marvel” series) and Marguerite K. Bennett (“Angela: Asgard’s Assassin”) with artwork by Jorge Molina (“X-Men”). The series marks the first time an all-women team has taken on the Avengers name and features power players from across the Marvel universe, including She-Hulk, Dazzler, Medusa, Nico Minoru and other fan favorites.
“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,” Wilson said in a press statement.
The artwork released for “A-Force” (check it out in the gallery above) also reveals a glimpse of a starry new character, the cosmically powered Singularity.
“Singularity is an interesting character. She’s not a flesh and blood human being, but a cosmological event that gains self-consciousness,” Wilson tweeted Friday. “So she doesn’t have a natal gender. She isn’t ‘born.’ She doesn’t age. She learns about all these things from us–the human race. I didn’t want to create yet another amazon. If we were going to do all-women, we were going to ask the big questions.”
“A-Force” arrives in the throes of Marvel’s “Secret Wars” event, which will abolish the traditional Avengers team, according to Marvel’s press statement.
“Beginning in Marvel’s ‘Secret Wars,’ the Avengers are no more … a brand new team will lead the way,” the statement reads. “There came a day, a day unlike any other, when Earth’s mightiest heroines found themselves united against a common threat. On that day, A-Force was born—to fight the foes no single super hero could withstand.”
Though A-Force is the first all-women Avengers team, Marvel has featured other all-female teams, including the recent all-women X-Men.
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