Why Marvel Decided to Create an All-Female Superhero Team

TIME

This summer, the Avengers will come to an end. No, not on the big screen, where they are due to make many more appearances in a host of sequels — but in the comics, where their union will be destroyed in the Secret Wars Marvel series. In their place, another kick-ass team will arise: the A-Force.

The new comic will bring together female characters from across the Marvel universe, from Dazzler to Medusa to She-Hulk. G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel, X-Men) and Marguerite Bennett (Angela: Asgard’s Assassin) will pen the series with drawings by Jorge Molina (X-Men). In the wake of the Secret Wars destruction, readers will find the female heroes in Arcadia, a feminist utopia of sorts. When the peaceful home comes under attack from a familiar threat, the women will form the A-Force.

Marvel announced the new team as well as…

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