The first issue of FEARLESS DEFENDERS served as a fantastic introduction to Marvel's all-lady team. Not only did we get a brief glimpse at these fascinating, albeit very different women, but we also got an interesting look at how they will be working together. Writer Cullen Bunn has begun to weave a rather interesting story, one that joins these unique characters in a book that is remarkably female-centric -- and this is a good thing. Out of the "big two," Marvel has not really had a lot of success creating a team book that features strictly women at the helm, so this is something of a nice change for the company. The series also seems like a response to DC's BIRDS OF PREY series which saw plenty of success long before the 'New 52' even launched.
FEARLESS DEFENDERS #2
Written by Cullen Bunn
Art by William Sliney
Cover by Mark Brooks
One of the cool things about this new comic series is not only that it draws a big focus on female characters, but that it features very different kinds of women. The first issue opened with Valkyrie, a blue-eyed, blonde haired, warrior who fights alongside Misty Knight, a super-intelligent, no-nonsense African American heroine. The two are an incredibly unlikely match, but it is interesting to see their interactions. The team-up (surprisingly) works really well and the two characters, despite their major differences, are fun to read. Yet, two characters don't quite make a "team," so the announcement of the third lady in this series was expected to come in issue two -- and it did. The series' second issue will introduce Misty and Valkyrie to Dani Moonstar, a former leader of the X-Men. Being that Dani is a former Valkyrie and was bestowed powers by Hela, it will be interesting to see her interaction with Valkyrie.
Check out the preview for the second issue below and let us know if you have been reading the series as well as whether you are looking forward to the second issue. FEARLESS DEFENDERS #2 hits stores on March 6th.== TEASER ==