It’s a good day to be a comics fan, especially if you’re a woman. Big hitters Marvel and DC both chose Friday to make major announcements about their comic book lines.
Marvel seemed to be edging ahead in the social media love-in after unveiling an all-female Avengers team. There was no sign of Captain America, Iron Man or Hulk, but instead a host of Marvel’s female heroes in a team to be introduced as part of its cross-title Secret Wars event in May.
The line-up looks like it features pretty much all of Marvel’s super-women – front and centre are She-Hulk (the green guy’s cousin), Medusa, one of the Inhuman clan with “living” hair, Jubilee and
Storm, of the X-Men, and veteran avenger: the Wasp.
Also featured are Captain Marvel, Black Widow, Spider-Woman and Moondragon – who, despite this new age of female empowerment at Marvel comics, doesn’t appear to have lost her revealing green costume.