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When it comes to stand-out female superheroes, Marvel Comics has developed quite a collection through the years. What would happen if all these amazing characters teamed up and each vivid comic world began to collide? This very situation is now becoming a reality with Marvel's announcement of the 'A-Force.'
The news was announced on ABC's The View Friday morning by the comic book publisher as they explained how the Marvel universe was concluding its Time arc and entering into Secret Wars. This is where the first all-female Avengers team comes into play, and it seems as if this new force will "take over and lead the way."
The team so far is full of strength and diversity, as could be expected with Marvel's rich and unique characters and storylines. The impressive roster will be led by She-Hulk and members will include big Marvel names such as Jean Grey, Elektra, Dazzler, Vampira, Medusa, Nico Minoru, and a new superhero (the first to be announced at this time), Singularity, who is described as "cosmically powered."
Marvel's 'A-Force' will be co-written by G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel) and Marguerite Bennett (Angela) while the art will be handled by Jorge Molina (X-Men).
Even though this is Marvel's first all-female team, this is actually the 15th female-led series. It will be interesting to see what boundaries this new group will overcome and where storylines can be taken in terms of diversity.
On the exciting announcement, Wilson said, “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." Bennett followed up by stating, “Our heroines embody the ideals of what we can each strive to be."
With the recent acknowledgement of a surprisingly large female fan-base, 'A-Force' could be a step in the right direction in terms of gender-representation, not to mention an exploration of powers, emotions, and humanity as a whole through these new story arcs that are being presented through Marvel.