Announced during the Women of Marvel podcast, Marvel Comics will publish a giant-sized special celebrating its heroes this April. Women of Marvel will spotlight characters from the X-Men to the Avengers by an all-female line-up of creators.
Women of Marvel #1 features work from writers Natasha Alterici, Sophie Campbell, Nadia Shammas, Elsa Sjunneson, Anne Toole and artists Eleonora Carlini, Joanna Estep, Skylar Patridge, Kei Zama, all wrapped in a cover by Sara Pichelli. The stories include She-Hulk, Captain Peggy Carter, Marrow, Rogue, and Mystique.
“I’ve always loved the Women of Marvel program for the way it opened the door – it said to women everywhere, this fandom is for you. There have always been powerful women in comics – and behind them, writing and drawing and editing and reading them – but spotlighting those characters, creators and fans felt like someone reaching out their hand. So it’s with great gratitude that I curated this special one-shot. The women in this special are powerhouse creators from all over the place; it’s truly a celebration of Marvel Comics and a love letter to the women who paved the way,” Editor Sarah Brunstad said. “These stories are bold, bombastic and big-hearted in the best ways. I can’t wait for people to read them and get a little glimpse of what the future of comics has in store.”
Women of Marvel #1 is set for release in April 2021.