The Hero We’ve Been Waiting For: ‘America’ #1 By Gabby Rivera And Joe Quinones [Preview]
Fans have been clamoring for America Chavez to get her own solo series for two years or more, and she finally gets her due with America #1, debuting March 1 from writer Gabby Rivera and artist Joe Quinones.
The unlettered preview for issue #1 features America dressed more like a conventional superhero, although still with a jacket, and playing the role of a grinning, high-flying champion to a degree she usually hasn't in the past. But given that costume, and the unique look of the citizenry, I strongly suspect it's a dream sequence, or possibly an alternate Earth, given America's dimension-hopping abilities. In any case, we'll know the answer soon enough.
America #1 features variant covers by Jamie McKelvie, Cliff Chiang, and Skottie Young, as well as an action figure variant by John Tyler Christopher, and a Hamilton-inspired hip hop variant by Jeffrey Veregge.
Here's the official word from Marvel:
Everyone’s favorite no-nonsense, hard-hitting heroine – America Chavez – is now starring in her very own series! That’s right, True Believer, it’s dimension-punching, high-octane super hero action as only the fan-favorite character can supply. And Marvel is pleased to present your very first look inside the hotly anticipated AMERICA #1 – coming to comic shops everywhere on March 1st! Superstar YA writer Gabby Rivera (Juliet Takes a Breath) joins critically acclaimed artist Joe Quinones (Howard the Duck) to take Marvel’s Latina powerhouse to the next level!
As the new leader of the Ultimates, America has cemented herself as the preeminent butt-kicker of the entire Marvel Universe. But when your punch is enough to shatter the barriers between worlds, sometimes being a super hero can get in the way of self-discovery. So what’s a super powered teenager to do for a little fulfillment? She goes to college! …Right after she punches out a few interdimensional monsters and takes down a pesky alien cult.
She’s stood side-by-side with some of the most powerful heroes in the Marvel Universe, but now it’s time for her to fly solo. Be there as America plants her feet, punches her way through dimensions and faces off against an oncoming alien horde — all while managing a social life and a full class load. Don’t miss the highly anticipated AMERICA #1 – coming to comic shops and digital devices everywhere on March 1st!