A-Force began in Secret Wars as an all-female team of Superheroes, led by She-Hulk and joined by characters from all corners of the Marvel Universe. Marvel’s tried and failed to have such a team in the past, but A-Force was not only received well, but also sold well. I truly hope this series can succeed where others have failed.
Written by G. Willow Wilson, A-Force begins with Singularity arriving just off planet. Singularity was created in the previous volume of A-Force, and at the end, she somehow transported herself into this new Universe. Unlike pretty much everyone else, she remembers Battleworld and those she worked with. This entire issue is from her perspective as she tries to find her friends while fighting some sort of anti-matter villain.
This is a fun comic, but how much you’ll enjoy this issue depends on how much you like Singularity. Captain Marvel and She-Hulk also show up and contribute to the story, but at least in this issue they’re minor characters. The writing is fun and the villain is a legitimate threat. Even if the team hasn’t joined together, this comic does everything it needed to. My only complaint, and this is minor, is that She-Hulk looks scared when she falls out of a building. As a hulk, falling shouldn’t hurt her at all, even if she crash lands on pavement. Then again, one could argue she’s more worried about crushing someone when she lands.
The art by Jorge Molina is fantastic. The opening spread when Singularity pops into the main Universe is complete with images from the previous volume, showing how she remembers everything without the need for dialogue or exposition. Everything is well-detailed and clean looking. The scenes in space are complete with starry skies and a great view of Earth from above, and the scenes in New York are complete with detailed buildings in the backgrounds and a bunch of debris from the destruction going on. Facial expressions do a great job of conveying emotions, whether it’s Singularity’s excitement, Captain Marvel’s confusion or Medusa’s anger when she shows up. The colouring by Laura Martin is equally great. Everything’s bright, colourful and appealing to the eye.
This is a fun comic and a good start to the all-star female superhero team. How much you like this issue depends on how much you’ll like Singularity. She’s kind of adorable in a cosmic way. Those who enjoyed the previous volume of A-Force should pick this up, and anyone interested in an all-female team should at least give this a chance.