“There’s tough times ahead for Marvel’s premiere female superhero squad, A-Force. Not only are they currently dealing with a mind-controlling foe turning the team against itself, but now they’re stuck in the middle of Civil War II. We sat down with series writer Kelly Thompson to talk about what’s to come in the series, and the fun behind writing a group of scrappy female heroes.
io9: For people who’ve not been following along, tell us a little bit about the A-Force and what they’ve been up to in the most recent arc.
Kelly Thompson: So A-Force is currently made up of the superheroes She-Hulk, Captain Marvel, Medusa, Dazzler, Nico Minoru, and Singularity, who is a character that crossed over from the Secret Wars event last summer and brought the team together here on this Earth (Prime Earth). They’re sort of like a hodgepodge Avengers freelancer team… which, let’s be real, is the best kind of team!
They were brought together for a specific mission by Singularity, but like the readers, the characters get that the team up is kind of magic and so they’ve stayed together beyond that first mission. I like to describe it as mostly jokes and punching things in the face. And dragons. You always need dragons.
You’re now the sole writer on the series, but co-wrote several of the issues in the first arc with G. Willow Wilson. What’s it been like transitioning from co-writer to sole writer…”