Pick of the Week (May 20th): A-Force 1

A-Force 1

Writers: Marguerite Bennet, G. Willow Wilson

Art: Jorge Molina, Craig Yeung, Laura Martin, Matt Milla

Publisher: Marvel

“Sharknado tried to murder me and my friends” – Ms. America

Hello Revuers! Sorry about the recent absence from writing. The last three weeks or so have been crazy! I had finals, graduated from college, and had an interview for a new job. Anyways, enough about me. My pick this week is A-Force 1. Despite a strong showing n comics this week A-force #1 takes home the top prize.A-force takes place in BattleWorld (which if you aren’t following secret wars, may be confusing), or more accurately an island floating above battle world know as Arcadia. This island is under the jurisdiction of God Doom, but like all the other realms of battle world Doom has left the governing to a baron. In this case it’s left in the capable hands of She-Hulk. In order to maintain peace and order in Arcadia She-Hullk assembles a group of female heroes (and heroes who have been gender swapped to be female) to patrol and protect the island. When assembled it resembles various forms of the Avengers. Throughout the course of the issue we see many superheros, but it appears the heroes that are being focused on are: She-hulk, Captain Marvel, Sister Grimm, Dazzler, Loki (a female version), Ms. America, and a mysterious new character that falls out of the sky at the end of the issue. The story line involves, God Doom (of course), Sheriff Strange, ideas of law and order, religious undertones, and a megladon (not necessarily in that order). The art for the issue is done by collaboration between Molina (penciler, inker), Yeung (inker), Martin (colorist), and Milla (colorist). With so many people working on art it could be easy to lose consistency with tone and feel but A-Force stays on track. There is a beautiful splash on the second and third page that really gives life to Arcadia and the heroes themselves. Overall A-Force is a great start to a story line and a group of heroes that I hope carries over after Secret Wars is finished.

Rating: 8/10

-Andrew Horton

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