While the comic book industry has long been male run and dominated, recent years have seen a wider diversity of creators, characters and titles, especially in the case of female readers, writers and artists. We are very pleased to spotlight some of the more well known and up and coming women who are soon to take the comic book world by storm, along with new titles that prove women are, and have always been the equal of men in all aspects. Don't forget to check out our "Women of Marvel Comics, "Women of DC Comics," and "Women in Comics" sections in the store next time you stop in for your funnybooks!

This week we focus on AMERICA from Gabby Rivera and Joe Quinones!


(W) Gabby Rivera (A) Joe Quinones

At last! Everyone's favorite no-nonsense powerhouse, America Chavez, gets her own series!
Written by critically-acclaimed YA novelist Gabby Rivera (Juliet Takes A Breath) and drawn by all-star artist Joe Quinones (HOWARD THE DUCK), Marvel Comics' brand new AMERICA series shines a solo spotlight on the high-octane and hard-hitting adventures of the one and only America Chavez!
America has always been uncontestably awesome, and as the newly appointed leader of the Ultimates, she's now officially claimed her place as the preeminent butt-kicker of the Marvel Universe! But while leading a team of heroes and punching out big bads is great and all, it doesn't really leave much time for self-discovery... So what's a super-powered teenager do when she's looking for a little fulfillment? She goes to college!
She just has to stop an interdimensional monster or two first, plus shut down a pesky alien cult that's begun worshipping her exploits!
Rated T+

But don't take our word for how awesome this book is, let Gabby herself break you down on why America Chavez is so damn badass!

Issue 2 will be shipping 4/5 while 2nd printings of issue #1 ship 4/12!