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As I'm sure some of you read already, Marvel announced a new series to come out of their upcoming Secret Wars event. And while I'm wary of anything to do with that, this has me pretty excited.

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 and Marguerite K. Bennett with artwork by Jorge Molina.


"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."

*hyperventilates* She-Hulk, Dazzler, Medusa, and Nico all on a team together? This is everything I never knew I always wanted!

Date: 2015-02-06 06:32 pm (UTC)
mistersandman: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mistersandman
Medusa is a fan favorite? News to me.

Date: 2015-02-06 09:18 pm (UTC)
mrstatham: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mrstatham
I think she counts. The OP is clearly excited, for instance, and I'm surprised, out of all those characters on the cover, she's the one you question being a fan-favourite, heh.

Date: 2015-02-07 03:42 am (UTC)
mistersandman: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mistersandman
I thought the definition of 'fan favorite' was a character people like, but editorial does not think can hold their own book. I'll believe that Hellcat, Gwen Stacy: Spider-Woman , etc.are fan favorites, but Medusa has had plenty of exposure. More power to her and her fans, I guess.

Date: 2015-02-07 05:05 pm (UTC)
ablackraptor: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ablackraptor
I think that's what you'd call an 'Ensemble Darkhorse', at least if you're a Troper. I think 'Fan Favourite' would mean more like 'character that fans squee when they see them'.

Not sure if Medusa counts as that though.

Date: 2015-02-06 10:47 pm (UTC)
demonprawn: (Default)
From: [personal profile] demonprawn
I have a feeling after the Inhumans Movie she might be.

Date: 2015-02-07 05:00 am (UTC)
featheredserpent: (my butt)
From: [personal profile] featheredserpent

Date: 2015-02-07 06:06 am (UTC)
burkeonthesly: (Default)
From: [personal profile] burkeonthesly
She was pretty great in that run of FF.

Date: 2015-02-07 06:25 am (UTC)
big_daddy_d: (Default)
From: [personal profile] big_daddy_d
In my case, reading Inhumans has actually turned me into a Medusa fan.

Date: 2015-02-06 06:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm trying not to play a game of "where's my favorite obscure heroine," but I'm actually genuinely surprised not to see Kitty/Shadowcat there, given how often she seems to be the X-Men's main character. And I see both Rogue and Storm, so it's not like mutants are verboten.

But hey, She Hulk! Dazzler! Bring it on.

Date: 2015-02-06 06:49 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jmacq1
Personally I'm surprised by the lack of Kamala Khan.

Date: 2015-02-06 06:54 pm (UTC)
veleda_k: Kamala Khan as Ms. Marvel (Comics: Kamala Khan)
From: [personal profile] veleda_k
I am too. (Though apparently the image is not the definitive cast.) Given that G. Willow Wilson is on both titles, I have to think there will at least be a crossover.

Date: 2015-02-07 05:11 pm (UTC)
ablackraptor: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ablackraptor
Yeah, I'm surprised at the lack of her; also puzzled by the lack of Kate Bishop, Mockingbird, Quake, Psylocke, X-23, and a bunch of other ladies I was hoping to see get some publicity, especially the first two on that since they've not been in much of anything for a while.

Date: 2015-02-06 06:41 pm (UTC)
veleda_k: Jennifer from the She-Hulk comics (Comics: She-Hulk)
From: [personal profile] veleda_k
I'm majorly excited for this. Plus, it looks like nearly all my faves are there.

Date: 2015-02-06 06:45 pm (UTC)
yvonmukluk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] yvonmukluk
A sidenote: we also got some details on another region of Battleworld. Arcadia is apparently a 'feminist paradise'. I wonder if it's something based on a previous story or a whole new creation.

Date: 2015-02-06 06:52 pm (UTC)
veleda_k: Natasha from the Black Widow comics, lining up a shot (Comics: Natasha)
From: [personal profile] veleda_k
I'm wondering if Marvel's idea of a feminist paradise will look anything like my own.

Date: 2015-02-06 11:58 pm (UTC)
dustbunny105: (Default)
From: [personal profile] dustbunny105
Hmm, does Miss America's home universe have a name? Maybe the multiverse falling apart (or whatever is happening exactly) has somehow de-isolated it. Not that I think "feminist paradise" necessarily means an all-woman universe, but I'm not writing the thing.

Date: 2015-02-07 12:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Apparently it's the "Utopian Parallel." Presumably if this feminist paradise is all-woman, they'd have used that name or else Femizonia.

Date: 2015-02-06 07:04 pm (UTC)
beyondthefringe: (Default)
From: [personal profile] beyondthefringe
On the strength of the writer's efforts on Ms. Marvel, I am cautiously optimistic about this as I haven't been for some of the other series mentioned as coming out of Secret Wars. Though I'm not as sure about Marguerite Bennett...

Date: 2015-02-06 08:50 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] night4345
Looks like Nico lost her gauntlet arm from Arena.
Though this picture might not be 100% accurate as Jubilee is all sparkly and not a vampire.

Date: 2015-02-06 09:19 pm (UTC)
mrstatham: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mrstatham
Given the way the Battleworld stuff seems to work, they could all be pulled from different eras. Meaning Nico, Karolina and crew could be taken from before Hopeless' mess. Rogue's looking very 90's, for instance, while Carol is in her Captain Marvel outfit.

Date: 2015-02-06 09:12 pm (UTC)
lyricalswagger: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lyricalswagger
Have fanboys started complaining "that's not diverse! reverse sexism!!" yet?

Date: 2015-02-06 09:26 pm (UTC)
bruinsfan: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bruinsfan
My only concern is if all these characters will be shared with other books or if the rest of Marvel's titles join the He-Man Woman Haters Club while it's being published.

Date: 2015-02-07 05:14 pm (UTC)
ablackraptor: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ablackraptor
Yes, they have. Mostly because of the misconception this is 'replacing' the Avengers, even though its clearly an alt-world thing.

Edit: After reading more comments on Marvel's page for it, I now remember why I don't like reading comment sections. Seriously people, don't go there, there's only a few guys trying to ruin it, but they're really going all-out in trying to criticize this with the most inane criticisms.
Edited Date: 2015-02-08 07:27 pm (UTC)

Date: 2015-02-06 09:17 pm (UTC)
lyricalswagger: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lyricalswagger
... wait, Jean Grey? As Phoenix??

This can't be the actual team lineup. Some of these characters haven't worn these costumes for years (e.g. Monica Rambeau, Dazzler, even Spider-Woman). So I am not sure what Marvel is doing here, as there is a mix of classic and current characters on display.

I do like that Shulkie has a prominent role!

Date: 2015-02-06 09:56 pm (UTC)
chrys: (Default)
From: [personal profile] chrys
It's a Secret Wars title, so it makes sense the characters are pulled from different eras and worlds.

Date: 2015-02-07 09:00 am (UTC)
stubbleupdate: (Default)
From: [personal profile] stubbleupdate

Yeah, a cast of 26 would be a bit of a juggle.

Not if you do it right

Date: 2015-02-06 10:07 pm (UTC)
silverhammerman: (Default)
From: [personal profile] silverhammerman
Okay, that's all well and good, but we can all agree that A-Force is a terrible name, right?

Date: 2015-02-06 10:21 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
The A-Men would have sounded even weirder... unless they were some sort of evangelical group.

Date: 2015-02-06 11:44 pm (UTC)
lyricalswagger: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lyricalswagger
"The W-Men."

Date: 2015-02-07 05:20 am (UTC)
silverhammerman: (Default)
From: [personal profile] silverhammerman
I can't wait for the post-modern A-Statix era.

Date: 2015-02-06 11:44 pm (UTC)
lyricalswagger: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lyricalswagger
"What a bunch of a-holes."

Date: 2015-02-07 04:28 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] michaelhealy
I knew it. I'm surrounded by A-holes!

Date: 2015-02-07 01:31 pm (UTC)
lbd_nytetrayn: Star Force Dragonzord Power! (Default)
From: [personal profile] lbd_nytetrayn
I was thinking the same thing.

Date: 2015-02-06 10:15 pm (UTC)
jekylls_salvation: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jekylls_salvation
I can't wait to see the sales on this. It sort of makes for a great social experiment. I'm really curious to see how it pays off.

Date: 2015-02-06 11:00 pm (UTC)
protogarrett: (Default)
From: [personal profile] protogarrett
I am REALLY surprised that Emma Frost is not on that image. But with Marvel trying to screw Fox over by giving the X-Men less prominence and force the Inhumans on us I guess it's t be expected.

If there's been an X-Woman who's been a core player the last few years it's Emma (as well as Rogue and Psylocke).

Date: 2015-02-06 11:45 pm (UTC)
lyricalswagger: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lyricalswagger
Not Storm, who has her own series?

Date: 2015-02-07 05:24 pm (UTC)
ablackraptor: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ablackraptor
"But with Marvel trying to screw Fox over by giving the X-Men less prominence and force the Inhumans on us I guess it's t be expected. "

Over a third of the characters shown are X-Men-affiliated, while only one of them's an Inhuman.

Emma not being featured doesn't change the fact that of the characters above, X-Men is the biggest one contributing characters. Hell, there's actually more X-Woman than Avengers-ladies there!

Date: 2015-02-07 05:00 am (UTC)
featheredserpent: (My Little Thor)
From: [personal profile] featheredserpent
I give Elektra one and a half panels before she quits this group.

Date: 2015-02-07 06:11 am (UTC)
burkeonthesly: (Default)
From: [personal profile] burkeonthesly
Phoenix-era Jean next to Wanda... has someone at Marvel been reading Waiting for the T?

Date: 2015-02-07 06:25 am (UTC)
big_daddy_d: (Default)
From: [personal profile] big_daddy_d
I love the ideal...I just hate the name.

Date: 2015-02-07 09:17 am (UTC)
stubbleupdate: (Default)
From: [personal profile] stubbleupdate
No Smasher :(

Date: 2015-02-07 06:05 pm (UTC)
lieut_kettch: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lieut_kettch
Gorrammit Marvel, why didn't you just resurrect the Fearless Defenders? That title ended with too many loose ends unresolved.

Date: 2015-02-08 05:09 am (UTC)
tigerkaya: (Default)
From: [personal profile] tigerkaya
Not really a fan of one gender base teams honestly though I am disappointed the Avengers are allowing more X-men members to the team don't they have their own little land to contend with in that 90's nostalgia of the X-men cartoon. As to Elektra and Spider-Gwen terrible choices.

Date: 2015-02-09 12:17 am (UTC)
yvonmukluk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] yvonmukluk
Wot, no Spider-Girl? If you have alternate Superheroines all on one team, why isn't the all-time most successful (sorry, Shulkie, sorry Carol, but Mayday got to 100 in one run) not there?

Or has Marvel officially decided she no longer deserves to exist?


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