Marvel announced on Friday that the upcoming Secret Wars mega event will spell the end of The Avengers. Earth's Mightest Heroes will be replaced by a new super team of Earth's Mightiest Heroines - say hello to the all-female A-Force. And it's a huge team, over a dozen superheroines from She-Hulk to Dazzler to Captain Marvel to Black Widow to Spider-Gwen. And it's X-Men inclusive.
Today, Marvel's Bill Rosemann tweeted his A-Force dream team. I responded with mine.
My #MarvelAForce dream team : Thor, Invisible Woman, Psylocke, Ms. Marvel, Spider-Gwen, Black Widow, Rogue, Kitty Pryde. @BillRosemann
— John Orquiola (@BackoftheHead) February 9, 2015
I love fantasy drafting superteams. Here's why I picked these eight women for my A-Force:
Susan Storm, the Invisible Woman, would lead my A-Force.
As a founder of the Fantastic Four, who has more experience fighting villains and saving the world? Sue Storm gets an A for Experience. Plus, as a mother of two (who is still remarkably youthful and hot), she has the instincts to manage the varied personalities of this A-Force.
Next, I draft Thor.
A great Marvel team needs a Spider. I pick Spider-Gwen.
A Marvel team also needs someone of the Marvel mantle. I pick Ms. Marvel.
The team also needs muscle, a tank. A hot Southern mutant tank. Rogue, sugah.
And finally, my A-Force needs brains. Who better than Kitty Pryde?
An X-Man since she was 13 and recently the former headmistress of the Jean Grey School, Kitty Pryde grew up saving the world. With her phasing power, she bests even Invisible Woman as an infiltrator. And she's a genius. Plus, now she dates Star-Lord, so the Guardians of the Galaxy will come running if need be.
That's my A-Force, if I had anything to say about it. What's yours?