By Dustin Cabeal
If you're wondering why Marvel has 40% of the market, look no further than their variant cover game. They copied the page from IDW's manual. Anyway, I don't mind this. I'll give it an issue which is all I give Marvel Comics, one issue to impress. I don't read for the trade, sorry.
Everyone’s favorite no-nonsense, hard-hitting heroine – America Chavez – is now starring in her very own series! That’s right, True Believer, it’s dimension-punching, high-octane superhero action as only the fan-favorite character can supply. And Marvel is pleased to present your very first look inside the hotly anticipated AMERICA #1 – coming to comic shops everywhere on March 1st! Superstar YA writer Gabby Rivera (Juliet Takes a Breath) joins critically acclaimed artist Joe Quinones (Howard the Duck) to take Marvel’s Latina powerhouse to the next level!
As the new leader of the Ultimates, America has cemented herself as the preeminent butt-kicker of the entire Marvel Universe. But when your punch is enough to shatter the barriers between worlds, sometimes being a superhero can get in the way of self-discovery. So what’s a super powered teenager to do for a little fulfillment? She goes to college! …Right after she punches out a few interdimensional monsters and takes down a pesky alien cult.
She’s stood side-by-side with some of the most powerful heroes in the Marvel Universe, but now it’s time for her to fly solo. Be there as America plants her feet, punches her way through dimensions and faces off against an oncoming alien horde — all while managing a social life and a full class load. Don’t miss the highly anticipated AMERICA #1 – coming to comic shops and digital devices everywhere on March 1st!
AMERICA #1 (JAN170901)
Written by GABBY RIVERA
Art & Cover by JOE QUINONES
Variant Covers by CLIFF CHIANG (JAN170902), JAMIE MCKELVIE (JAN170903)
and SKOTTIE YOUNG (JAN170904)
Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLERCHRISTOPHER (JAN170905)
Hip-Hop Variant by JEFFREY VEREGGE (JAN170906)
FOC – 02/06/17, On-Sale – 03/01/17