Everything You Need to Know About A-Force - Marvel's New Female Superhero Team

Monday, 27 April 2015 - 5:46PM
Monday, 27 April 2015 - 5:46PM
Everything You Need to Know About A-Force - Marvel's New Female Superhero Team
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Starting in May, Marvel will unite some of their greatest female superheroes to create the A-Force, one of the most eclectic and exciting superhero teams ever assembled in the Marvel universe. With the release of A-Force #1 just around the corner, Marvel has released a series of new preview pages and variants (at the bottom of the page) for the series, so we thought now would be a good time to prime you on everything you need to know about one of Marvel's most exciting Secret Wars comic series.

Who is Creating it?

Before we get to the amazing talent contained within the A-Force story, we need to talk about the impressive resumes of those who have created it. G. Willow Wilson and Marguerite Bennett are the pair who have been charged with writing the A-Force story, and that fact alone should tell you everything you need to know about the its prospects. Wilson is responsible for bringing us the remarkable Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel series, which impressed both readers and critics alike, selling an absolute ton of copies in the process. Joining Wilson is Marguerite Bennett, a writer who has consistently churned out great work for some of the biggest publishers in the business, including DC, Boom!, and of course, Marvel. With the latter, Bennett was responsible for bringing us Angela: Asgard's Assassin, which was co-written with Kieron Gillen and featured Marvel's first ever Trans woman character as well as some excellent action and humor to boot. Rounding out this all-star team is Jorge Molina whose art has been featured on huge Marvel series including Thor, X-Men, and Uncanny X-Men.

Which Characters Make Up the A-Force?

We don't know the complete character line-up for Marvel's A-Force just yet, but what we do know is certainly enough to get us excited for the series. Expect the characters below to play a big part in the series.

- She-Hulk

- Captain Marvel

- Spider-Gwen

- Dazzler

- Nico Minoru

- Medusa

- Miss America

What's the Story?

The press release which accompanied the beautiful artwork at the bottom of the page tells us everything we need to know about the plot of Marvel's A-Force.

""As the Secret Wars begin, the Avengers as you know them are no more – and a new team will lead the way! In a secluded corner of Battleworld lies Arcadia, an island nation fiercely protected by a team of Avengers the likes of which has never been seen before!

""And there came a day unlike any other, when Earth's Mightiest Heroines found themselves united against a common threat. Fighting to protect the small sliver of their world that's left, they stand tall, shoulder-to-shoulder, ready to take on the horde. Ushering in a new day with a rallying cry heard across Battleworld – A-FORCE ASSEMBLE!"

We're not sure what that common enemy is going to be, but we're really hoping its the sharks featured in the preview page below. Are Marvel about to do their very own Sharknado?

When is it Out?

Marvel's A-Force hits shelves on May 20th!

Will There Be Variants?

You bet! See below for some absolutely glorious variant covers by the likes of Russell Dauterman, Stephanie Hans and Adam Hughes.

(Credit: Marvel)

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