Ever wish there were more females on the Avengers team? What about an entire team consisting of female Avengers? Well, introducing the A-Force! This series was introduced in May of this year (2015) as part of the Secret Wars crossover event.
Led by She-Hulk, the team consists of Dazzler, Medusa, Nico Minrou, Captain Marvel, and many other Marvel Universe characters. The story is set on the peaceful island-nation of Arcadia on BattleWorld, where everything is peaceful and the people are content with their wonderful lives. Without warning the A-Force has to defend their land from a sudden megalodon attack. During the fight America Chavez throws the megalodon across the border, breaking one of Emperor Doom's laws. America is arrested by the Thor Corp, thus starting a series of strange events, including the entrance of a new being, the opening of new dimensions and the discovery that there is a traitor amongst the close knit team!
I love seeing these characters interact with each other outside their normal story lines. This series is also giving me a chance to branch out and learn more about characters that I don't normally read about. I also love that the creative team decided that this series didn't need a "what happened to all the men" background explanation. They simply decided to create a world with these characters. I would recommend this to any fans of the kick ass women of the Marvel Universe! I just had issue #4 picked up for me and I am itching to read it!
In addition to A-Force I have also added 1602 Witch Hunter Angela to my pull list. This is also part of Secret Wars, just set in a BattleWorld of King James ruled England of 1602. Equally excited to read this series. A review will follow.