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[UPDATED] Marvel Announces New All-Female Avengers Team!

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Look at that art! Not to be left out after DC announced twenty-four new titles this morning (including Black Canary!), Marvel decided to make a “game-changing” new series announcement of their own this morning.

We had a feeling something big was coming after Ms. Marvel writer G. Willow Wilson tweeted this on Wednesday:

And Marvel’s announcement was as awesome as promised— they are starting a new all-female Avengers book! Coming in May to coincide with their Secret Wars event, the A-Force will include She-Hulk, Dazzler (!), and Runaways’ Nico Minoru (!!!!!!!), written by G. Willow Wilson and Angela: Asgard’s Assassin‘s Marguerite K. Bennett, with art by New Thor‘s Jorge Molina. Wilson said that they’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 added that their heroines “embody the ideals of what we can each strive to be.” The women will be faced with problems like what they must sacrifice for success, and what being a hero is worth. A-Force will also introduce a brand-new superhero called Singularity, who series editor Daniel Ketch says will “push the boundaries of diversity in comic books even further.” Perhaps… dare we wish… a trans woman superhero?? Update: Marvel has also released the A-Force #1 variant cover by Stephanie Hans featuring Singularity, and it’s gorgeous. AFORCE_001_Han Wilson has also clarified a few things about Singularity on Twitter:

Wilson also assured TMS contributor Marcy Cook that Marvel would not try to use this as a form of trans representation.

As you can see from the top cover art, which I will need framed in my apartment as soon as humanly possible, female characters from across the Marvel universe(s, but not for long) will be appearing in A-Force. I even see another Runaway, Karolina Dean, in the background. This image has female characters of all different races and sexualities, and they’re all powerful as hell. I can’t wait to see what other excellence this new book (Marvel’s 15th female-led title!) will bring.

(via HuffPo)

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