While she doesn’t have the publishing history & legacy of many other Marvel Universe characters, America Chavez has made quite the impact since her debut in 2011. She’ll continue to make her mark on the world when the Marvel Legacy initiative kicks off this fall.
As reported by IGN, writer Gabby Rivera and artist Joe Quinones will continue their run on America, the recently launched solo series for the multiverse travelling & defending hero.
“While America doesn’t have the publishing history of a character like Captain America, she’s an important part of Legacy for us because she represents core Marvel values,” said series editor Sarah Brunstad. “She’s had this tough life, losing her moms and striking out on her own, and could’ve easily chosen to use her powers for evil, or not at all. Instead she became this interdimensional fighter—someone who maintains her own integrity and reminds her friends why they keep doing this impossible thing. A natural leader. We saw that in Young Avengers with Loki and Kate Bishop especially, and of course in The Ultimates, and it’s a thread we’re maintaining in the America book.”
Issue eight of the series will bring America right into Marvel Legacy, and will have her defending the multiverse from the villainous Exterminatrix and the ominous Midas Corporation.
“Exterminatrix is such a fun character, and so diametrically opposed to America in visuals and methods. She’s got the iconic gun and extreme costume, versus America who always wears practical, kind of street-style clothing and doesn’t use or need weapons,” Brunstad said. “And Exterminatrix, as the CEO of Midas Corporation, represents this whole style of villainy that presents a huge challenge to America: How does she fight something she can’t punch? There’s a power dynamic between them that Gabby is going to play up in a big way.”
Check out the solicitation for America #8 and the cover by Quinones below.
Written by Gabby Rivera
Penciled by Joe Quinones
Cover by Joe Quinones
Everyone’s favorite no-nonsense powerhouse, America Chavez, may have finally met her match. Introducing – the deadly and exotic Exterminatrix! Can America continue her hard-hitting journey to defend the multiverse against the oncoming warpath of Exterminatrix and the ominous Midas Corporation? It’s the start of a daring adventure as America gains all-new untested powers, and she’ll need them against the coming horde of villains!