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Meet the Heroes of Marvel's Upcoming 'A-Force'


Next month, as Secret Wars unfolds, Marvel will unveil A-FORCE, written by G. Willow Wilson and Marguerite K. Bennett with art by Jorge Molina. A-FORCE will feature the greatest female heroes in Marvel history working together toward one mission. All the characters may be a bit overwhelming, so we’ve developed a background primer of the classic incarnations of some the most notable players to help you out…


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She-Hulk

Jennifer Walter, crusading attorney and cousin of Bruce Banner—aka the Hulk—received her powers through a blood transfusion from her relative after being near-fatally shot. She-Hulk first joined the Avengers, before briefly taking the Thing’s place in Fantastic Four. During this time, a radiation leak solidified her mutation.
Medusa

Medusa

Born and raised as an “elite” Inhuman, Medusa knew early on her destiny to be queen of her people. She battled the leader of the Alpha Primitive worker race, an act that ended in tragedy as the fight left her amnesiac. Coerced into joining an evil version of the Fantastic Four, the crimson-haired warrior would later be recovered by her family and restored to her throne.
Dazzler

Dazzler

Alison Blaire’s mutant abilities to create patterns out of lights came into being during middle school and she used them to succeed as a musician. She gained the eye of the Hellfire Club’s Emma Frost and Charles Xavier, both of whom attempted to recruit her. Alison ended up turning down Professor X’s offer, but her training with the X-Men helped her learn how to control her gift.
Nico Minoru by Jo Chen

Nico Minoru

The daughter of dark wizards, Nico fled with the original Runaways but soon learned that she inherited her parents’ powers. Briefly known as Sister Grimm, she became the leader of her close-knit team after learning her boyfriend Alex remained loyal to the adults. After a confrontation with the police, the kids decide to take matters into their own hands by fighting their parents.
Spider-Woman by Javier Rodriguez

Spider-Woman

As a child, Jessica Drew became ill due to Uranium exposure. Her father injected her with a serum made from the blood of several species of spiders, which provided her with powers. Brainwashed by Hydra, Jessica fought S.H.I.E.L.D and director Nick Fury, before being helped through her troubles. Returning to New York, she ended up working alongside the newly re-formed Avengers.
Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff)

Scarlet Witch

Wanda Maximoff and her twin brother, Pietro, came into their powers as teenagers, before Magneto helped them join the Brotherhood of Mutants. As the Scarlet Witch, Wanda fought against with X-Men, and eventually abandoned her bad-girl ways, joining the Avengers with help from Hawkeye and Captain America.


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