For years, we have watched Marvel’s male dominated cast (Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, etc.) take over the screens with their bulging muscles and testosterone. And it was entertaining, but something huge was missing: strong, intelligent women. Granted, Black Widow, Storm, and Ms. Marvel all kick ass, but these limited female perspectives don’t compare to the vast numbers of male superheroes. That’s where A-Force, Marvel Comics’ all-female Avengers team, comes in.
In this ultimate girl gang of superheroes, She-Hulk, Dazzler, Medusa, Nico Minoru, and a new heroine named Singularity will kick some serious ass all while keeping their ladylike cool.
A-Force will star in a new monthly series called Secret Wars, written by G. Willow Wilson and Marguerite K Bennett. The series will launch in May. As Wilson told Mashable, the team is “composed of very different characters—from disparate parts of the Marvel U, with very different power sets, identities and ideologies. They’ll have to come together to answer some big questions: what would you sacrifice to succeed? What is being a hero worth?”
Marvel has been finally taking more of an interest in featuring strong heroines. Last September, Marvel announced that a woman Thor would be taking over the hammer. Although it’s the 15th team to feature all women, the recent announcements can ultimately transform comic culture to become more inclusive of women, allowing for a larger female fan base.
Now young girls may finally have their own superheroes to idolize. Marvel, can we join A-Force as the pink-haired badass that fights crime on the daily?? It would be our dream come true.