In the far corners of Battleworld, there sits an island known as Arcadia. On this island sits the most powerful female heroes of the Marvel universe, and many other realities. Their job, to protect the island but also to serve the will of their God, Doom. But, what happens when one of their own screws up the first Law of Doom and ends up breaching the realms and cities. Well, that is where the Thors and Strange come into play. Enter the world of A-Force.
There is a lot to love with this comic. Co-writers Marguerite Bennett & G. Willow Wilson take the opening pages to introduce the cast. We have heavyweights like She-Hulk and Captain Marvel, along with younger heroes Nico Minoru and Ms. America. The comic starts off with a small meaningless attack on the realm of Arcadia and the writers use this as a method of introducing us to the characters of the team. Within a small span of 24 pages, we learn all the key members, all the relationships that are present and also the personalities of the members. This is a difficult task to accomplish, since we need to forget everything we already know about them and remember that we are now on Battleworld, where "all bets are off". The art was just amazing and every page was a delight to look at. Jorge Molina does an amazing job drawing roughly 50 different characters in this issue, and you may need to look in the background a number of times to see if you actually missed anyone. The ending is a cliffhanger where we need to wait a month to find out what is happening, and to see who the mystery character at the end actually is(and what she will accomplish in the grand scheme of things). Overall A-Force is a fun title so far which makes for a great first issue to warm readers up to the characters and premise, but it also leaves behind enough to show that a deeper story is being built here as well. Great cast, great art, great story. I give this issue a 9 out of 10.