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Back in September, Marvel announced on The View that a new person would wield the hammer of Mjolnir, and she would become the new Thor. Marvel recently announced there will be another announcement on The View. However, said announcement never actually happened. Today, Marvel announced a new book that will shake things up.

The May debut of A-FORCE, which will be a part of the larger SECRET WARS event, will feature fan favorite female characters, coming together to fight evil. The team will feature characters like She-Hulk, Medusa, Dazzler, Nico Minoru, and more.

Within the Warzones! of Secret Wars, a brand new team will lead the way. A-Force Assemble! Marvel Comics reimagines the Marvel Universe in one of the largest shake-ups to the Avengers mythos.

The series will be written by G Willow Wilson and Marguerite Bennett and will feature the art of Jorge Molina.

In addition, this part of Battleworld, named Arcadia, will feature a new character named Singularity created by Wilson.

A-FORCE will be the 15th female led book at Marvel and sits on the shelves next to other on-going female led series like UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL-GIRL, CAPTAIN MARVEL, MS MARVEL, THOR and ANGELA: ASGARD'S ASSASSIN.

A-FORCE will be available in May. Here's a variant cover for the first issue by Stephanie Hans.

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#2 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (45774 posts) - - Show Bio

Hm that's kinda a bad name

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#3 Posted by Aliltron (234 posts) - - Show Bio

Sounds great!

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#4 Posted by CurrentThor2015 (687 posts) - - Show Bio

This looks awesome! And with Willow Wilson writing this I have high hopes!

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#5 Edited by Boynerdgeek (2733 posts) - - Show Bio

So Avengers by Hickman no more ?

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#6 Posted by asjmooney (384 posts) - - Show Bio

sold!

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#7 Edited by Scarlet_Rogue (190 posts) - - Show Bio

IS THAT NICO!?!?!?!?

Edit: OH yeah you said it was... hah....

STILL NICO!!!!!

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#8 Posted by k4tzm4n (41607 posts) - - Show Bio

Having She-Hulk front and center must be a nice surprise for the crowd disappointed about her series ending. Really hoping Elektra gets some love in this title.

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#9 Posted by BigL (622 posts) - - Show Bio

Dumb name, awesome team

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#10 Posted by Boynerdgeek (2733 posts) - - Show Bio

@currentthor2015: yup Willow Wilson is great writer. Marvel is lucky to have her

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#11 Edited by Teerack (10703 posts) - - Show Bio

I see Dazzler and I see Rescue. I am excited.

Spider-Gwen in the 616 now? o.o

I guess Moondragon will be alive again soon? :o

Oh and how did I miss ADULT JEAN GREY?!

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#12 Edited by Owie (7015 posts) - - Show Bio

I am totally, totally, totally in favor of a book that focuses on Marvel's female characters, of which there are many great ones. And Wilson is doing great on Ms. Marvel.

But that name kind of sucks. It just makes me immediately think "A-Hole."

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#13 Posted by cerial442 (290 posts) - - Show Bio

Kind of anticlimactic after the hype and the DC news.

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#14 Posted by daredevil21134 (15899 posts) - - Show Bio

Why is Elektra an Avenger?

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#15 Posted by FearTheLiving (8837 posts) - - Show Bio

Nothing groundbreaking then, but it's nice to see all these female characters get a push.

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#16 Posted by inferiorego (25731 posts) - - Show Bio

A-Force... Avengers Force.

I have no problem with any of this. In fact, I'm pumped for it.

I'm used to Marvel riffing with their own team name books now. I'm just glad it doesn't have "All-New" or "Uncanny" in the title.

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#17 Posted by Life_Without_Progress (20698 posts) - - Show Bio

What a bunch of A-Holes - I meant, A-Force is such a cool name

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#18 Posted by dotwilson (334 posts) - - Show Bio

why is it okay to make an all female book but not an all male?

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#19 Posted by Teerack (10703 posts) - - Show Bio

No female Thor is kind of weird.

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#20 Posted by inferiorego (25731 posts) - - Show Bio

why is it okay to make an all female book but not an all male?

It's fine to make an all-male book, but it's not news. We've had all male teams for... well, almost forever.

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#21 Posted by FearTheLiving (8837 posts) - - Show Bio

OOOH WAIT! G Willow Wilson is writing? I will for sure be checking this out, Ms Marvel has been awesome.

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#22 Posted by Saren (27901 posts) - - Show Bio

why is it okay to make an all female book but not an all male?

people won't complain

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#23 Posted by kantrip (307 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm in. I'll see if this is an ongoing or mini before I pre-order.

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#24 Posted by inferiorego (25731 posts) - - Show Bio

A-Force... Avengers Force.

I have no problem with any of this. In fact, I'm pumped for it.

I'm used to Marvel riffing with their own team name books now. I'm just glad it doesn't have "All-New" or "Uncanny" in the title.

Also, many female characters in the past were just around for eye candy (see... the 90s).

Comics are embracing the fact that there's growing female readership and catering to what they thing they'll want nothing wrong with that.

The industry needs to make changes or it will die. We aren't getting the new reader numbers to sustain the business without stuff like this

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#25 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (45774 posts) - - Show Bio

Why does NOONE draw Medusa with her new costume??

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#26 Posted by dotwilson (334 posts) - - Show Bio

@dotwilson said:

why is it okay to make an all female book but not an all male?

It's fine to make an all-male book, but it's not news. We've had all male teams for... well, almost forever.

mat dude thats not true... theres was almost always a female incorporated in a team, and the ratio always became more even and even with time. but now, its become the other way. it went from one sided - to neutral - back to one sided.

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#27 Posted by brinkthemoviemyfavoritemovie (380 posts) - - Show Bio

HAhahaha this is so pathetic and ridiculously pandering compared to DC's announcement.

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#28 Posted by deactivated-097092725 (10555 posts) - - Show Bio

@k4tzm4n said:

Having She-Hulk front and center must be a nice surprise for the crowd disappointed about her series ending. Really hoping Elektra gets some love in this title.

Get out of my head. O_O

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#29 Posted by inferiorego (25731 posts) - - Show Bio

@inferiorego said:

@dotwilson said:

why is it okay to make an all female book but not an all male?

It's fine to make an all-male book, but it's not news. We've had all male teams for... well, almost forever.

mat dude thats not true... theres was almost always a female incorporated in a team, and the ratio always became more even and even with time. but now, its become the other way. it went from one sided - to neutral - back to one sided.

The first super-hero team: http://www.comicvine.com/all-star-comics-3/4000-141989/

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#30 Posted by Saren (27901 posts) - - Show Bio

Why does NOONE draw Medusa with her new costume??

If the new costume debuted in Inhuman, no one's drawing it because no one's reading that.

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#31 Posted by brinkthemoviemyfavoritemovie (380 posts) - - Show Bio

@inferiorego: He said NOW, not the first ever. You posted the exact opposite.

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#32 Posted by deactivated-097092725 (10555 posts) - - Show Bio

I was hoping that was Vindicator, not Rescue.

Still. Niko.

Arcadia. Clearly Arcade is involved.

I'm still...processing....

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#33 Posted by Wardog2alpha (53 posts) - - Show Bio

Good job marvel! Breaking down gender barriers through gender segregation!

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#34 Posted by Snipergallo (87 posts) - - Show Bio

@teerack said:

I see Dazzler and I see Rescue. I am excited.

Spider-Gwen in the 616 now? o.o

I guess Moondragon will be alive again soon? :o

Oh and how did I miss ADULT JEAN GREY?!

You can also see Jubilee with her old mutant powers at the top, looking forward to this book

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#35 Posted by superhoodie (614 posts) - - Show Bio

I liked the idea and will be written by Wilson.

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#36 Posted by staphin (379 posts) - - Show Bio

Adlut jean great yes

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#37 Posted by DaymarePrime (230 posts) - - Show Bio

Not trolling, but every announcement Marvel makes about Secret War is making me less and less interested in continuing in with them. Wilson being the go to female writer seems forced too, her actual speaking presence at panels has been less than inspiring for me personally. If the writer is so about woman power she should really do some research about the characters she writes and stand up to being their poster-woman for diversity, and demand a non-female centric book. Money talks though.

Having a big hoopla over this announcement was silly to me, it won't last past SW unless they wipe out all the men permanently...#tryingtohard.

Glad to see She-hulk in the lead though and some lesser used female characters. Too bad one of my favorite artists got saddled with the writer though, guess I will have to get my art from Tumblr.

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#38 Edited by dotwilson (334 posts) - - Show Bio

@inferiorego: dude, thats one example for 1940.. if you know anything about american history then its clear why no women/minorities were on the 1st superhero team ever. But you brought up the 90s.. im pretty sure most 90 teams had females, and im pretty sure they played a bigger role than just 'eye candy' - which is gross. and as i said, with time... the male to female ratio always became more even and even.. but now its just going to the other side, which is just as sexist. we now have 2 marvel titles that feature a 100% female roster... why is there no teams with 100% male roster??

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#39 Posted by EarthsMightiest (2763 posts) - - Show Bio

@boynerdgeek: Hickman is done with avengers in April then secret wars and then he is stated to be taking a break from marvel for awhile

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#40 Posted by Saren (27901 posts) - - Show Bio

@dotwilson said:

@inferiorego said:

@dotwilson said:

why is it okay to make an all female book but not an all male?

It's fine to make an all-male book, but it's not news. We've had all male teams for... well, almost forever.

mat dude thats not true... theres was almost always a female incorporated in a team, and the ratio always became more even and even with time. but now, its become the other way. it went from one sided - to neutral - back to one sided.

The first super-hero team: http://www.comicvine.com/all-star-comics-3/4000-141989/

Within five issues they brought Wonder Woman into the team ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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#41 Posted by Teerack (10703 posts) - - Show Bio

@teerack said:

I see Dazzler and I see Rescue. I am excited.

Spider-Gwen in the 616 now? o.o

I guess Moondragon will be alive again soon? :o

Oh and how did I miss ADULT JEAN GREY?!

You can also see Jubilee with her old mutant powers at the top, looking forward to this book

Yeah and then I notice the big Secret Wars logo in the corner and remember none of this even matters. :(

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#43 Edited by SpitfirePanda (2573 posts) - - Show Bio

So long as the writing is good, I'm down for this.

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#44 Posted by PhoenixoftheTides (4701 posts) - - Show Bio

@teerack said:

I see Dazzler and I see Rescue. I am excited.

Spider-Gwen in the 616 now? o.o

I guess Moondragon will be alive again soon? :o

Oh and how did I miss ADULT JEAN GREY?!

And Monica Rambeau/Photon/Pulsar/etc., plus Jubilee with Fireworks, Firestar, Dazzler, Aurora, and other characters that frequently get ignored. I'm sad that Magik, Moonstar, and Polaris didn't make the cut but it's possible that they couldn't fit all of the characters on one cover.

I'm happy, but it's most likely a time warp pulling the characters together from different eras considering the costumes. I don't see Invisible Woman, but I suppose she'd fight with her family, though she'd be a natural to help head up this team.

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#45 Edited by inferiorego (25731 posts) - - Show Bio

@dotwilson said:

@inferiorego said:

@dotwilson said:

why is it okay to make an all female book but not an all male?

It's fine to make an all-male book, but it's not news. We've had all male teams for... well, almost forever.

mat dude thats not true... theres was almost always a female incorporated in a team, and the ratio always became more even and even with time. but now, its become the other way. it went from one sided - to neutral - back to one sided.

The first super-hero team: http://www.comicvine.com/all-star-comics-3/4000-141989/

And to be fair, that's not "now," but it's more about reaching out to people to people not aware of comics and hoping they'll get some bites. Marvel is fishing for a new generation of readers.

I think a lot of the problem is that comic readers (not you, I like you) turn news into a racial or sex battleground, not realizing that these companies just want to branch out to new audiences. Is it pandering? Yep. But with the creative team attached, it has a really good chance of being solid. They don't do a all male team because it's not news and these companies already have a firm grasp on the wallets of men

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#46 Posted by Saren (27901 posts) - - Show Bio

why is there no teams with 100% male roster??

There are, or at least there's one right now. New Avengers has featured an all-male team for 41 issues now.

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#47 Posted by deactivated-097092725 (10555 posts) - - Show Bio

OOOH WAIT! G Willow Wilson is writing? I will for sure be checking this out, Ms Marvel has been awesome.

This is amazing news.

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#48 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (45774 posts) - - Show Bio

@saren said:

@jonny_anonymous said:

Why does NOONE draw Medusa with her new costume??

If the new costume debuted in Inhuman, no one's drawing it because no one's reading that.

She doesn't even wear it in Inhumans either.

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#49 Posted by brinkthemoviemyfavoritemovie (380 posts) - - Show Bio

@inferiorego: When the pandering is this blatant and cynical though it deserves to be called out. Marvel doesn't give one **** about diversity; this is only about money.

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#50 Posted by Teerack (10703 posts) - - Show Bio
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I was hoping that was Vindicator, not Rescue.

Still. Niko.

Arcadia. Clearly Arcade is involved.

I'm still...processing....

Isn't Vindicator a little to the right of Rescue? Or are you not thinking of the leader of Ultra Flight?