A-Force #1 Review

A-Force #1 4

Marvel’s Mightiest Women finally get their own explosive series!
In a secluded corner of the Battleworld, an island nation is fiercely protected by a team of Avengers the likes of which has only ever been glimpsed before…
Fighting to protect the small sliver of their world that’s left, the Amazing A-FORCE stands shoulder-to-shoulder, ready to take on the horde!

The Good

Black Heroes– A rendition of Storm shows up, A version of Samuel Wilson shows up, on the finale page Captain Universe shows up, Luke Cage has a cameo and Monica Rambeau also has a cameo.  Luckily America Chavez served as the emotional centre of the story

Arcadia– When the book opened and because of the all female team on the cover you are lead to believe that this world is like the Amazon Island, home of wonder woman. The rug is quickly pulled out however as we see happy families including men we realize that this is just a slice of paradise on the chaotic Battleworld.

Art– Jorge Monila proves the interior art, Craig Yeung provides the inks and Laura Martin and Matt Milla provide the colors. To their credit this is a very pretty book which art connoisseurs will be able to sink their teeth into. The cover by Jim Cheung and Laura Martin has pleasing aesthetics but I’m not a fan of the composition.

Relationship– It was pretty cool to have Female Loki and Chavez be in a relationship which was devoid of Loki’s typical selfishness. I preferred Loki as a woman and this trip back down tha gender bender lane was cool.

All new “new” Thor– How awesome was it seeing Samuel Wilson all decked out in Thor regalia swooping into Arcadia? Too cool! This makes me wish we had at least a single issue dedicated to following him with the power of Thor……That would be so awesome!

 

The Bad

Black Heroes– So Storm is regarded by just about everyone as the premier female superhero of the marvel Universe yet she gets a side position on a cover dominated by She hulk. Seriously? She Hulk? I could see them using Jean Grey as the centre piece simply for nostalgia. I could see Medusa being used since the Inhumans are everywhere right now and she is their public face but she hulk? No! Not loving the composition of this one at all! Just as bad is Monica Rambeau  getting the background treatment? WTF? To top things off where the hell is Misty Knight? Did she not assemble the predecessor to this female team up with the Fearless Defenders?  Not feeling the cover!

 

The Ugly

Overall this was a good read which fleshes out a part of battleword I never would have cared about otherwise. There was great interior art and there is something simmering under the surface especially with Captain Universe’s arrival at the end. I recommend you pick up A-Force for a much needed piece of the Secret Wars puzzle. 3/5 stars

stars- 3 good

 

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  • June 18, 2015 at 7:02 pm
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    I don’t think that’s Captain Universe. I believe that’s a new character- Singularity:

    Marvel gave her and editor Daniel Ketchum the “keys to the castle” and told them to pick their own team — the only caveat was it had to be all female characters, Wilson admits. “They’ve become very committed in the last couple of years to telling new stories, to gender diversity, to getting more voices out there so they said, ‘Here’s the roster. Go nuts.’ ”

    They also had a mandate to create a new character, and Wilson came up with Singularity. Instead of being a flesh-and-blood human, she’s actually a cosmological event — according to Wilson, she is a pocket universe that gained self-consciousness during the radical upheaval of Secret Wars.

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