In the wake of Marvel Comics Secret Wars, an all-female superhero team called A-Force will rise from The Avengers ashes.
While details about Secret Wars are still being released, one thing is clear: It's quickly becoming the biggest shake-up to Marvel Comics in almost a decade. We already knew it would act as a reboot to the Marvel Universe and end the Ultimate Comics line. But another major impact, at least in the short term, is that The Avengers will be no more. Instead, Marvel's iconic team will be replaced with an all-female superhero team called A-Force, consisting of heroes like She-Hulk, Jean Grey, Spider-Woman, Rogue, and more.
For the past two years, Iron Man and fellow heroes have desperately tried to prevent the destruction of Earth, but only managed to combine every parallel Marvel universe into one. Somehow, this will leave Earth without its biggest superhero team, during a time when continuities like Age of Apocalypse and Marvel Zombies threaten everyone. In response, female superheroes from seemingly all Marvel universes team up as the A-Force, and if the cover is anything to go on She-Hulk will be team leader.
"She-Hulk, Dazzler, Medusa, Nico Minoru and other fan favorites, will take charge," series co-writer G. Willow Wilson explained. "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."
To be clear, it's incredibly unlikely that A-Force will be a permanent replacement to The Avengers, especially with Age of Ultron soon hitting theaters. But the concept of uniting women from a near-infinite number of parallel universe has great potential for whatever direction Marvel takes when Secret Wars ends this year.
A-Force will be co-written by G. Willow Wilson and Marguerite K. Bennett, with art from Jorge Molina. Issue #1 will be published this May.