[personal profile] astrakhan42 posting in [community profile] scans_daily
Today marks the release of A-Force, the all-female Avengers team spinning out of Secret Wars. It is very awesome. We meet the heroines while they're attacked by a giant, mutated shark. If that description doesn't grab your attention, perhaps the roster will...

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I can't get the scans to be less blurry (Photobucket is being nasty today) but the thing America is saying on the last page is "Nobody tell PETA".

Date: 2015-05-20 04:02 pm (UTC)
filthysize: (Default)
From: [personal profile] filthysize
The scans are so blurry I didn't notice Miss America being there at first, so I thought Carol punched a shark and then threw it up while yelling "AMERICA!"

Date: 2015-05-20 04:04 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] doodleboy
G Willow Wilson is having too much fun with America Chavez's name...

Also just an observation but it's kind of neat how Matt Fraction's tweet-inspired descriptions from his X-men run has caught on.... It is useful for large superhero teams.
Edited Date: 2015-05-20 04:06 pm (UTC)

Date: 2015-05-20 04:18 pm (UTC)
captainbellman: It Was A Boojum... (Default)
From: [personal profile] captainbellman
Apparently A-Force's fiefdom (or whatever) is so Utopic that PETA is somehow a benign organisation that nobody wants to offend.

Date: 2015-05-20 04:24 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] redmagpie
Or they have military capabilities.

Date: 2015-05-20 06:24 pm (UTC)
thanekos: Lora, crafting. (Default)
From: [personal profile] thanekos
Even in Arcadia, there is PETA.

Date: 2015-05-20 06:52 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
Well, no utopia is perfect...

Date: 2015-05-20 04:33 pm (UTC)
crinos: (Default)
From: [personal profile] crinos
Any comic that starts with a shark getting punched and tosses is already off to a strong start.

Date: 2015-05-20 05:20 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] starwolf_oakley
"Baroness of Arcadia?" That must be a story.

Date: 2015-05-20 06:54 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
It's part of the Secret War thing--every kingdom/part of Battleworld has a Baron or Baroness that instills Doctor Doom's reign. She-Hulk rules Arcadia, Norman Osborn runs Spider-Island, and so on.

Date: 2015-05-20 05:34 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] quatoria
I'm sorry to gripe, but with the upscaling and the blurriness, I legit cannot read a lot of the dialogue in these images.

Date: 2015-05-20 05:47 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cainofdreaming
Same here, especially since I'm browsing on a tablet. Shouldn't there be a "do not scale" checkbox when uploading to 'bucket? Imageshack has one, at least, if astrakhan42 wants to consider reuploading clearer versions.

Date: 2015-05-20 06:20 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] doctor_spanky
Imgur is far superior to photobucket / is easier / mobile-friendly! Spread the word

Date: 2015-05-20 10:52 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] flint_marko
imgur doesn't work on s_d

Date: 2015-05-20 05:55 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bruinsfan
Wait, Jen is the A-Force leader, not Carol?

Date: 2015-05-20 06:55 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
Well, I guess Carol gets enough leadership stuff with her Carol Corps.

Date: 2015-05-21 03:00 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jekylls_salvation
We need more Gamma-American representation.

Also her abilities are closest to Captain America's. That's where my mind went anyway.

Date: 2015-05-20 07:34 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] gtrout
Is Dazzler wearing a flight ring, or did she get an upgrade while I wasn't paying attention?

Date: 2015-05-20 08:49 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mrstatham
Dependent on the portrayal, she's been able to do it before - Claremont had her manipulating photons to fly early on in New Excalibur... Before he tried to turn her into Psylocke 2.0.

Date: 2015-05-20 09:10 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] gtrout
I'm trying to imagine the sheer volume of photons you'd need to blast out of your body in order to get yourself aloft. I'm guessing it's in the vicinity of "Damn, that's a lethally bright light."

Date: 2015-05-20 10:51 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] grumman
Yes, it is. It would be in the ballpark of one hundred million times brighter than the Sun.

Edit: Actually, make that two hundred million times, since she would be emitting and not reflecting this light.
Edited Date: 2015-05-20 10:52 pm (UTC)

Date: 2015-05-21 03:18 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lieut_kettch
Maybe Pixie's levitating her?

I miss Ali's 90's costume though. I liked the blue asymmetric bodysuit.

Date: 2015-05-20 11:30 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] silverhammerman
Am I right in understanding that this is supposed to be an ongoing after Secret Wars ends? Because while the concept for the book is solid, launching it out of a pretty insular crossover, into which it's pretty closely tied, seems like it could hamstring the book.

Date: 2015-05-21 02:13 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] silverhammerman
That's what I'm expecting, but it's still a weird way to launch it. Mavel did the same thing with Spider-Woman, tying the first arc in with Spider-Verse, and that seemed more like a handicap than a bonus as far as I was concerned. I don't understand the logic behind having this big book come out as a weird and potential confusion Secret Wars title rather than just waiting and giving it a normal #1 afterward.

Date: 2015-05-21 03:28 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jekylls_salvation
I don't understand the roster. Why is Dazzler there? And not some more obvious character like Storm? The Sister Grimm's powers seem limited. Scarlet Witch seems a more strategically sound choice, despite her penchant for Scarlet Witching everything from time to time. Is Ms. America Cap's daughter? And if so, does the super soldier serum pass on, and how can she fly? This team seems like leftovers and Carol Danvers. And of course She-Hulk.

Date: 2015-05-21 03:48 am (UTC)
veleda_k: America Chavez from Marvel comics (Comics: America Chavez)
From: [personal profile] veleda_k
Ms. America is most definitely not Cap's daughter. She's from a universe of her own, outside 616, or Ultimates, or anything. Besides flight, super strength, and nigh-invulnerability, she punches holes in reality.* And I think very few Young Avengers fans would call her "leftovers." More like, "Oh my god, America is finally in a book again. It's about time."

*Or at least the main version of her does. And that should be the only version. Kieron Gillen has confirmed that there's only one America Chavez in the multi-verse, but, well, comics.

Date: 2015-05-21 01:41 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jekylls_salvation
She seems emotionally immature (stubborn, angsty), I probably should've guessed she was from one of the Teen books. Imagine you're sitting in with (I assume) Carol and Jen putting this team together. Doesn't picking teenagers seem a little leftovery? I'm assuming due to the restrictive nature of the setting, they can't just call up the people in their phone contacts (putting together an Avengers team with Carol and Jen's phone contacts is totally doable), but Miss America and Sister Grimm seem desperate choices.

On the other hand, after a quick Google search, they seem to be quite the fan favorites. So that's probably why. Well-played, Marvel. I'm sitting here pointing out the flawed strategy of characters who should know how to put a team together, completely ignoring the concerted strategy of market writers who know how to increase the number of people who will purchase.

But Dazzler. Dazzler will keep me up formulating on my walls for weeks. Phrasing, context.

Date: 2015-05-21 07:33 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] shadur
Yeah, PETA gets very annoyed when someone else kills animals. That's their job.

Date: 2015-05-21 10:50 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dustbunny105
Since when is America "Ms" instead of "Miss"?


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