The A-Force is coming! The A-Force is coming!

UPDATE: With press release.

Marvel announced on The View this morning that an all-female Avengers team is coming our way in 2015. The A-Force will assemble She-Hulk, Dazzler, Medusa, Nico Minoru, and a new superhero, Singularity.

A-Force will be co-written by G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel) and Marguerite Bennet (Angela), with art by Jorge Molina.

“We’ve purposefully assembled a team composed of very different characters — from disparate parts of the Marvel U, with very different power sets, identities and ideologies,” Wilson said. “They’ll all have to come together to answer some big questions: What would you sacrifice to succeed? What is being a hero worth?”

Take a look at the cover art from Jim Cheung for an idea of who else might show up in the series.

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With the surge in female leads in comics the A-Force seems like a really smart move by Marvel. And with G. Willow Wilson and Marguerite Bennet on board, the series should be THE comic everyone is talking about later this year.

via Mashable

UPDATE: Here is the full press release from Marvel

Marvel Comics is excited to announce the new group of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes taking over an all-new era with Marvel Comics’ A-Force co-written by G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel) and Marguerite K. Bennett (Angela: Asgard’s Assassin, Max Ride: First Flight) with artwork by Jorge Molina (X-Men).

This May, beginning in Marvel’s Secret Wars, the Avengers are no more!

Within the Warzones! of Secret Wars, a brand new team will lead the way. A-Force Assemble! Marvel Comics reimagines the Marvel Universe in one of the largest shake-ups to the Avengers mythos.

So who are the Marvel powerhouses taking center stage? “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.”

And 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! Their glory will never been denied! Heed the call, A-Force Assemble!

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Stay tuned to Marvel.com/secretwars as the new Marvel Universe continues to be forged. Follow Marvel on Facebook at www.facebook.com/marvel and be sure to join the conversation on Twitter with #Marvel, #SecretWars, #MarvelAForce and don’t forget to follow us at @Marvel.

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4 Comments

  1. Tim Kiester
    February 6, 2015 at 10:33 am — Reply

    I am more excited for this project than for any Marvel book in recent memory. Don’t get me wrong, I love the new Ms. Marvel, Captain Marvel, the Spider Women, but having an all female Avengers team where you can see the diversity all in one place is fantastic! I will be adding this one to my pulls when it hits the stands.

  2. Zaran
    February 6, 2015 at 12:46 pm — Reply

    It just seems like another gimmick to me.

  3. Kirby
    February 6, 2015 at 3:56 pm — Reply

    Hopefully this will be more successful than Fearless Defenders.

  4. February 8, 2015 at 12:55 am — Reply

    Honestly not sure what to think about this. I like strong, powerful female characters, so this should be good news, but it also feels like like the only way Marvel knows how to make sure these women come off strong is to make women-only books.

    Plus it springs out of an event and I am way too evented out. It’s gone from maybe once a year to at least once a season it seems. I’m at the stage where something starts at a negative if it is somehow tied into an event.

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