Writers Marguerite Bennett & G. Willow Wilson
Artist Jorge Molina
Colorist Laura Martin
Letterer VC’s Cory Petit
Another Secret Wars 2015 series ends, and this is the only issue that I really read. Let’s see how we do.
A-Force cast is – She-Hulk, Dazzler, Captain Marvel, Loki, Nico Minoru and Singularity – who is still a mystery. They live on Arcadia, which is on the border of the Shield (that is mostly, the Fantastic Four’s Thing). Loki, apparently tore a hole into it and now Marvel Zombies are coming through. So this issue is mostly a lot of fighting – which is nice for me, as I missed out on four issues.
I do like this cast though, I was hoping Singularity was going to be Cosmic Kitty Pryde (or that Kitty would be in this title) but she isn’t. I thought that as they both are blue and sparkly. We do get Kitty in this issue, hence why I own this comic.
Issue opens with She-Hulk giving an inspirational speech. Everyone who stands up, and fights, will become a member of A-Force.
I see Winter Solider in attendance, so dudes are on the island. On the zombie side, Green Goblin, Venom, Doctor Octopus, Magneto and Sabretooth.
Hulkling is there, as well as, Namor.
I’m not sure who Sera is but she knows Angela, but that is some fun dialogue. Molly, like Nico – is from Runaways – and she is standing between a brunette with yellow gloves and a blue shirt, as well as Colossus. So I agree with Marvel Database, and that must be Kitty Pryde.
Luke Cage, is holding Danielle, while Jessica fights zombies – I like that.
Spider-Gwen saves Mary Jane, so I’ve now officially read a comic that had Spider-Gwen in it.
On the very next page, I get some Ms. Marvel, so now I’ve read a comic with her in it. So she has, basically, Reed Richards’ powers, right? Stretching powers? She’s fighting along with Spider-Woman and Captain Marvel in the background. On this same double splash page, we get lots of mutants – who haven’t been in this series, to much. Dazzler and Jubilee are present, along with Runaways’ Karolina. X23 is slashing away. We get a SHIELD panel, with Mockingbird and Black Widow. I like how all of the ladies are keeping a light attitude, in the face of the living undead. That’s the way to do it. We also get a ninja panel with Elektra and Psylocke. We see where the zombies are heading, to the Jean Grey School. Dust and Rescue are in front of the school. Jean, Scarlet Witch, Emma and Storm are on the steps of the school.
Black Bolt is losing a fight with the zombies. Which seems silly, even with his dying breath, he can clear the area with a stutter. There is a Zombie Hulk, which seems super scary. Monica, former Captain Marvel, is she Photon now? I can’t keep up with her. She blows a giant hole through Hulk’s chest.
Nico comes across a zombie shark, which sounds awesome! Singularity saves Nico from the shark. Singularity talks in one word sentences or fragments. I guess Nico learns her name, which makes me think that Singularity may be too mysterious. Singularity drops Nico near She-Hulk and Captain Marvel (Carol) and goes to face off with the, now, giant shark.
Maybe I’m not following the art, but it looks like Singularity whirlwinds up all of the zombies and the water and goes into the higher atmopshere and explodes. Everyone is sad, Nico implies that they lost someone else, recently. I haven’t really heard any news about this series, besides that they will be getting a new number one, Post-Secret Wars 2015.
The day is saved! Carol, She-Hulk and Nico are crying. Tigra and Ms. Marvel are happy. Black Cat and Spider-Gwen are high fiving.
She-Hulk brings Loki to Sif, Valkyrie and another green Asgardian lady. Is it racist to think that this lady is a powered up Gamora? I should have read further on the page, it is Gamora.
Two Days Later. The ladies are repairing the damage done to Arcadia. Spider-Gwen has a giant wrecking ball amount of debris – sort of like her move in Avengers Alliance. Captain Marvel has a slightly less bag. Steve Rogers, wearing the outfit from Heroic Age or the Winter Soldier film and Spider-Woman is carrying some pipes.
She-Hulk checks in on Nico, who is crying. She has lost America (who I only know from the Siege series – which may be where she disappeared to), Loki and Singularity. She-Hulk doesn’t believe that Singularity is dead. Apparently, Medusa died but lived on in Singularity, so who knows what that broad can do. She-Hulk goes on to describe how they schooled Singularity and essentially shaped her to be who she was / is.
The last page shows Singularity, floating about in space. Which is hinting at her moving over to the All New All Different Marvel, Post-Secret Wars 2015.
Not a bad series, there is an ad (which is pretty smart) showing the cast of the new title. Nico, Dazzler – still in her Bendis Anka punk look, She-Hulk, Captain Marvel and Medusa. Singularity makes up the background. Which will be a tad awkward, if the ladies don’t recall her at all, if their memories of Secret Wars 2015, don’t survive.