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A-Force #1

Writer: G. Willow Wilson Artist: Jorge Molina Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 6, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 18
7.6Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

A-FORCE, ASSEMBLE! From the ashes of Battleworld, Marvel's newest hero SINGULARITY has risen and entered the Marvel Universe. But she didn't make the journey alone. To combat the most fearsome threats from across the multiverse, Singularity will summon the world's mightiest team of Avengers to her side: SHE-HULK. CAPTAIN MARVEL. DAZZLER. MEDUSA. NICO MINORU. Together, they are A FORCE to be reckoned with!

  • 9.6
    Word Of The Nerd - Harry Roachford Jan 8, 2016

    A-Force reassembling isn't instant, and that's weirdly a good thing. A-Force #1this time round in fact is mostly just about Singularity and her trying her best to deal with the evil force that's after her. However, it won't be long before she rallies more than a few of her teammates around her and from that point the book will go from excellent to extraordinary. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Florida Geek Scene - Brian Reed Jan 20, 2016

    It should be no surprise that this book is as excellent as it is – with the talent working on it and the characters assigned to it, this is a surefire hit. But sometimes, even the books you're supposed to like deserve the success, and I'm happy to say this is one such time. The characters are solid and striking, the story hits the ground running, and the vibe is exciting, tense, and fun. In other words, everything a comic should be! If you read Marvel at all, I can't see one single reason not to pick this up. Really, if you read comics at all. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 8, 2016

    It's still early, but once again, there's lots of potential - it remains to be seen if this team can live up to its promise. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 9, 2016

    An interesting start for a title that simply CANNOT pick up where the last volume left off… Plus, the art is stellar. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Jan 12, 2016

    This issue is kind of just a way to introduce new readers to the A-Force and its members. Because of that, Wilson doesn’t have the ability to do anything “out there” just yet. However, I have no doubt at all that she will. This is a solid issue that is a great start to what I’m hoping will lead to a really awesome reunion. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Jan 8, 2016

    A-Force #1 is an all around great book. The script and perspective by G. Willow Wilson makes this a fun read for any fan that may pick this issue up. The art by Jorge Molina and Laura Martin is excellent and should be used as a blueprint for any other book on the shelf. There is a certain level of cohesion with this title that is hardly matched by other books. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 6, 2016

    With the one-two punch of a fun new character and some show-stopping artwork from Jorge Molina and Laura Martin, and you can't go wrong with A-Force. While this book starts off with a shaky foundation - namely, that you have to have read a Secret Wars tie-in to understand where Singularity came from - Wilson does a great job at firming things up, with her new heroine proving to be a fun addition to the Marvel Universe. With many of her heroines now in play, I can't help but look forward to seeing what Wilson does with Earth's Mightiest Heroines assembled. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicsverse - Jamie Rice Jan 6, 2016

    Overall, this issue is little, but the character beats make it an emotional and pleasant experience. It's not earth-shattering, but if you like a good character with good art then A-FORCE #1 is more than enough to suffice! Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Paul Manzato Jan 6, 2016

    So, is this the same A-Force from Secret Wars? Definitely not. We are no longer on Arcadia and we are not on a world created by Doom where we have disco Dazzler and every woman from the Marvel universe defending an island from flying whales or rogue Thors or traitorous team members. We are seeing the beginnings of a new team being formed, and if any readers coming back were like me, found themselves going “awww come on already!” just wanting to see the band back together. Sadly, this was just like your typical number one issue, laying down the framework and yes, having to wait for all the players to hit the scene. Yes, I enjoyed it; it was fun, and Iwill definitely come back for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comicosity - Jessica Boyd Jan 6, 2016

    Fun, humor and action are packed into the pages of the relaunch of A-Force. However, it currently suffers from the traditional hindrances of a first issue while having it's hands tied to the main continuity, limiting ability to surprise or break new ground.The story is required torehash old territory for the sake of new readers. It's a solid stepping stone into what will hopefully turn into a compelling story once the whole gang is back together. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Black Nerd Problems - L.E.H. Light Jan 8, 2016

    I love that shot. It is simultaneously the intelligent, rational lawyer Jennifer Walters and the muscle-bound, irrational She-Hulk. This is the kind of juxtaposition that this team can pull together, bringing a million stories into one panel. I expected nothing less. This was a good first issue and if they keep delivering, this will be one of my favorites of the new year. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Jess Camacho Jan 8, 2016

    “A-Force” #1 is a fine debut with lots of elements to enjoy and for fans of these characters and those looking for an alternative to the main Avengers title, this is definitely one to stick with. Like many current superhero titles, this will grow and evolve but needs time to do so. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jan 6, 2016

    A-Force had one of the tougher transitions to make from its Secret Wars beginnings, and that difficulty shows in this first issue. G. Willow Wilson has a clear handle on her cast, but by making Singularity the narrative glue, the rest of the read doesn't have a whole lot of room to breathe. The art by Jorge Molina and Laura Martin does its part, but we're definitely hoping for a more pronounced return to form come next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Doom Rocket - Arpad Okay Jan 7, 2016

    It seems to me that A-Force is more Fantastic Four than it is Avengers. It has high tech Star Trek moments and it has atomic monsters destroying downtown New York. Beyond that it has heroes who are open minded towards alien cultures and approach outsiders with diplomacy and charity. The thing is, the Fantastic Four's atomic family is neither All-New nor All-Different. Families beyond the year 2000 are no longer a closed circuit bound by genealogy. We choose our family. So does A-Force. Friends so tight they together can support the weight of the world. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jan 6, 2016

    Ultimately, I wish the narration from Singularity had been dropped entirely from "A-Force" #1. You can still understand what's going on without it, and the disparate clash of her thoughts and dialogue would have never happened. Hopefully, they will get smoothed out a bit in future issues, but -- for now -- this issue is only alright. In order to stand out as an ongoing series, the writing needs to step up to the plate a bit more. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Danny Wall Jan 10, 2016

    If this were a done-in-one issue, it would be hilarious" Singularity comes to Earth, but her friends don't recognize her and give her up to some Antimatter entity. The end. But of course there's more to it than that, and we get to join Singularity as she discovers this new world. The problem with a limited narrator is that our experience is also limited, and with some not-so-logical art sequences and plot contrivances, the book has to stand on the charm of its character design and not much more. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    JBL Reviews Jan 7, 2016

    I was hoping for a more serious, less silly, take. Marvel is all about the 13 year old audience.

  • 9.0
    Ryan Jan 19, 2019

    I didn’t read the Secret Wars A-Force series so I didn’t know how much I’d like this, but I was proved wrong. I already like Singularity as a character. I thought Wilson was going to force-assemble the team, but so far she’s letting the team come together by itself and I love it! Outside of Adam Kubert on All-New All-Different Avengers and Russell Dauterman on Mighty Thor, A-Force may have the best art in all of Marvel

  • 8.5
    supercoolyeah Jan 7, 2016

    When you go, AWWWW that's it, you know two things. One, that the story was short, and two, that the story was really good. It's action packed girly fun. It's not hardcore macho I'm gonna beat your face in, which is refreshing. Wilson does an awesome job mixing the women of Marvel and action. And the art of Molina is on point! Can't wait for the whole team to kick some butt!

  • 8.0
    RustonLF Jan 7, 2016

    I did not get a chance to read all of the Secret Wars A-Force run yet, and it is important to note that just like Guardians of Knowhere this issue picks up where that series ended. Even without the knowledge of that series I enjoyed the set-up in this issue. The team that is forming seems interesting and the art is on point.

  • 8.0
    The Villain Jul 5, 2016

    A-Force seems very similar to the All New All Different Avengers first issue only with all females. The story is composed of a few characters that will eventually make up the team coming into contact for the first time. Singularity seems to know all the other characters but none of them know her and I'm interested to find out seeing that I have not read the previous volume.

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Feb 6, 2016

    I like that the A-Force arc in Secret Wars didn't turn out to be a waste of time and at least some sort of continuity came out of it, it gives the reader an anchor with Singularity so that the reader is not dropped into completely uncharted waters. That being said, there are still some first issue obstacles in this issue, mainly that it is a team book and that team needs to be assembled in the opening issues. This can often feel extremely forced; but here, having Singularity drive the story, that team assembling first arc is starting off feeling a bit more genuine. If the series keeps this momentum going, it should hopefully form a strong foundation to build the team from; and that gives better opportunities to bring emotion and drama into more

  • 7.0
    BrightestDaycare.com Jan 12, 2016

    I missed out on the Secret Wars tie-in series A-Force, and I think I really need to go back and read that when I get a chance, because I feel like the emotional tether of that series is something that really would raise my opinion of this book. I really liked the artwork, and I enjoyed how the characters interacted, but I just wasn’t really enthralled by the book’s story. I hope that things go up from here, and we see a lot more from the rest of the team A-Force, because this book has a lot of promise, but didn’t really deliver on those promises in the first issue.

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