Marvel Reaches Out to Young, Female Bookstore Readers in New Title

A-Force Presents Cover
A-Force Presents Cover
Credit: Marvel
A-Force Presents Cover
A-Force Presents Cover
Credit: Marvel

Female heroes are standing front and center as of late in Marvel, and now the publisher is organizing their comics under a new umbrella for bookstores.

Marvel announced Thursday via TeenVogue a new magazine-style anthology series titled A-Force Presents. The monthly series, reportedly to be released in bookstores (as well as the Direct Market), will feature six previously published stories in each issue from female-fronted comic series such as  Ms. Marvel, Thor, Black Widow, She-Hulk and Captain Marvel.

"In a world where virtually everyone has heard of Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow, and The Avengers, Marvel's female super heroes have stepped into the spotlight, spurred on by a rapidly growing base of Marvel fans who just happen to be women," said Axel Alonso, Marvel's Editor In Chief.

A-Force is a recently introduced moniker Marvel created to denote an all-female team of Avengers that will debut in a self-titled series beginning in May. With this introduction of A-Force Presents, it appears that Marvel is using A-Force as a umbrella branding for many, if not all, of its superheroes.

"Titles like Ms. Marvel, Captain Marvel, Spider-Gwen, Thor, Silk, and the recently announced A-Force, each offer a distinct and compelling reflection of what we call 'the world outside your window,'" says the editor. "A-Force Presents collects all of these critically-acclaimed entry points into the Marvel Universe and proves, once and for all, just how powerful the women of Marvel truly can be."

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