A-Force #1 (Secret Wars)

A-Force #1

Written by: Marguerite Bennett, G. willow Willson 

Art by: Jorge Molina 

Cover by: Jim Cheung

Released: May 20, 2015 

With this first issue, the writers are more interested in good, old-fashioned superhero spectacle than gender politics. Much of the book revolves around a brawl between A-Force and a giant, prehistoric shark. In that sense, A-Force is exactly the kind of book Secret Wars promised. It’s fun, it’s weird and it takes advantage of the fresh canvas of Battleworld. It doesn’t require more than a basic familiarity with the premise of Secret Wars. 

Which is good, since this more than any other tie-in may become a gateway for curious new readers. A-Force features the rock-solid characterization the two writers are becoming known. Sure only a handful of the many team players have the opportunity to stand out in this fast-paced first chapter. Even so, the general team dynamic is enjoyable, and the book is anchored by elements like She-Hulk’s “heavy is the head” conflict and the bond between Miss America and Loki. In all I would rate this issue a 8/10 that’s all for this issue and as always keep on marveling. 

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