DC has the Bombshells, so Marvel must have some group with of all their women superheroes, right?
If you thought, Yes, then you are correct.
Let me introduce you to Marvel’s A-Force in A-Force: Warzones. They’re Marvel’s Mightiest women. And they’re all together in a team that kicks ass. A-Force: Warzones is written by G. Willow Wilson (of Ms. Marvel, Kamala Khan) and Margeurite Bennett (who writes Bombshells), with art by Jorge Molina (he has a huge repertoire).
A-Force has a huge roster. Every single one of Marvel’s mighty women is part of the team.
A-Force: Warzones takes place during the Secret Wars event, where the team lives on Battleworld in the nation of Arcadia. It starts with quite a bang, with Arcadia being attacked by a megalodon (there’s a lot of Sharknado jokes) and Ms. America Chavez saves the day by throwing the shark over the wall that divides the nations. But that’s just the start of the battle (literally).
She-Hulk does her best to lead her team and protect Arcadia. Some of the most notable cameos are Captain Marvel, Medusa, and Dazzler. But you’ll also see Ms. America Chavez, Ms. Marvel, and Spider-Gwen (those are the ones I can remember).
I love the art. The colors are rich with the details in each frame. All of the characters have snappy dialogue. I was laughing throughout this volume. One of my favorite scenes I shared on Instagram, and a few comments on the photo on Facebook gave me the opportunity to share with friends about Ms. America Chavez (who they had no idea existed!).
If you’re looking for something wild to read that kicks off the A-Force series, A-Force: Warzones might be the read for you. See how many different character cameos you can see, and test your knowledge while also reading an action packed story with some of my favorite bits of dialogue.
When the Captain Marvel movie was announced in 2014, I had very little knowledge of the character. Since then I’ve started to pick up the Captain Marvel comics in order to learn more about this powerful superhero set to hit theaters in 2018 or 2019. It seemed fitting that her comics are on my summer reading list.
Captain Marvel was first introduced in 1977, but readers had previously been introduced to her alter ego, Carol Danvers. She was serving in the US Air Force when she gained her powers. Danvers originally went by Ms. Marvel, which has been used by several other women, mostly recently by Kamala Khan (who is awesome btw).
Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps is written by Kelly Sue Deconnick & Kelly Thompson, and illustrated by David López. This was a tie-in with the crossover event, Secret Wars.
Carol Corps sees Danvers as the lead to an elite all-women fighter pilot squadron from an airbase called Hala Field in Battleworld. The team trains relentlessly to be able to take on whatever threat comes their way, while also answering questions about Danvers’ superpower origins.
Learning about Captain Marvel’s origins was a blast. The pacing and action was fantastic, and kept the story moving. All of the dialogue was witty, and I never felt like there was a dull moment. There was plenty of intrigue that Danvers figured out about her leaders, that pushed her to turn to those she trusted most.
López’s art is phenomenal, and so are the colors on every page. Reading Carol Corps makes me want to sew a corps uniform for cosplay. Or perhaps have some kind of Captain Marvel tattoo to continue my nerdy sleeves.
Carol Corps is a great addition to the summer reading list, and I highly recommend to anyone following my reading adventures. I have some other Captain Marvel books on my list too, and I’ll cover them later. If you’re looking for a great comic book role model for your child, give this a read.