Next week, the first issue of Marvel's "Girl Comics" anthology -- a title written, illustrated, edited, colored, and lettered entirely by women -- hits the shelves, and ComicsAlliance has an exclusive preview of the first ten pages. In honor of the series, which is part of the year-long Marvel Women initiative spotlighting projects by female creators, next week is going to be GIRL WEEK at ComicsAlliance, with interviews, commentary, and focusing on women in comics -- both the real and the fictional.

For now, enjoy the preview with an intro by and writing by Colleen Coover followed by the Nightcrawler-themed short by Willow Wilson, Ming Doyle, Cris Peter and Kathleen Marinaccio.