Comic Book Update: A-Force #4 Review

On the Paradise of Arcadia, an island full of superpowered women, Jennifer Walters, a.k.a. She-Hulk is the leader of the A-Force, an all female team of superheroes protecting their known paradise. Upon the attack of a giant shark, the loss of one of their own, and the welcome of a wandering new soul, She-Hulk goes to explore where these portals end up and finds herself in the middle of facing giant sized enemies. When the Thor Corp end up following She-Hulk back to the Island of Arcadia, things get messy. Medusa is slain in her attempts to save She-Hulk from the wrath of the Thor Corp and the rest of the A-Force is on the run with the help of their new found accomplice. That is where we pick up the story.

The issue starts with a heartfelt reminder of what the members of the A-Force had taught their new found accomplice, who bares a striking resemblance to a younger Captain Universe, which is who it may be. We’ll have to find out. I digress. Upon the reminder of what each member had taught this new accomplice, they come to realize how similar the recent portals are to Asgard’s Rainbow Bridges and how only one person in their midst besides the Thors that had that power.

The story for this issue in my opinion was very well written. I think Marguerite Bennett and G. Willow Wilson did a great job showing the deceit, the realization by the A-Force members, and the heartfelt concern between Lady Loki and Nico. I think when it came down to a villain pleading for their final grasp for victory, the writers did a good job showing Lady Loki fail. Of course with every great writer or pair of writers an illustrator is one of their best compliments. Jorge Molina does a great job adding the aesthetic aspect to the storyline making every punch, escape and surprise felt by the reader. The end of this issue leaves off with the attack of a known enemy and I’m curious to see how it is all concluded in the last issue.

Tell me what you think. Did you enjoy the story? Did the dividing preview for the new comics throw off how you read this issue?

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Conor has been around comics for a few years now, researching and reading all sorts of series, characters, authors and illustrators. He is working on developing his illustrating technique during his free time. He is slightly biased toward the Marvel comics persuasion but is open to reader suggestions of all kinds.
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