If there's one thing we know for sure about Marvel's post- Secret Wars All-New All-Different Marvel NOW! universe, it's that it's not a reboot in any way, shape, for form. As long as we're clear about that, I can tell you that A-Force, the all-female superteam featuring alternate universe versions of Marvel superheroes punching sharks will be coming out of the super-mega-crossover event with its own ongoing title. Glamour.com has an interview with writer G. Willow Wilson and editor Sana Amanat, which doesn't mention the artist once throughout the whole thing. Here's some highlights:
Let's talk about A-Force, Marvel's first all-female Avengers series. Where did this idea come from?
WILSON: We thought it would be cool to take all these female characters who have no reason to interact and put them all in the same book. It's a fan's dream to see these characters with very different background stories having to work together. And it's very exciting to imagine what a world run by women would look like. There are a lot of moments about that—and then there's giant sharks and punching things, too.
The world of comics has really bled into mainstream pop culture—we're always talking about what female superheroes and how they're depicted figures into the bigger picture. Why do you think these ladies have suddenly surged to the forefront?
AMANAT: The industry's whole audience has changed. We have more female readers and minority readers, and they expect our characters to reflect them. The amount of female-driven titles we've launched that aren't being cancelled, that's a phenomenon in itself. A-Force, Ms. Marvel, Spider-Gwen—we couldn't have done these things seven or eight years ago. The dialogue of female representation is so hot right now, not just in comics but in general. And that makes us more responsible in how we depict our characters.
Other than that, there's not much information on the title. Presumably, Wilson will continue to co-write with Marguerite Bennett, though there is no information on the artist, including any mention of who drew this cover:
At least the cover gives us a clue as to who will star in the series. We'll update you if Marvel bothers to reveal anything else about this before the solicits hit next week.