Exciting news! Marvel Legacy is coming up, and an industry event that industry-changing is sure to have ramifications that effect all of Marvel’s characters and all of their titles. Or so we’ve been told. But when a book launched less than six months ago, it’s hard to put it through a redefining status quo change.
With that in mind, Marvel has revealed the details for America #8, and, in what may actually be the most surprising industry-changing revelation, the book will simply continue to tell the stories it was already telling with the same creative team (though in this case, maybe that’s a good thing). They will also be bringing back Exterminatrix, the villain created by Grant Morrison and J.G. Jones.
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!
Editor Sarah Brunstead handled the talking points for her IGN interview, doing her best to pretend this ties into the Marvel Legacy concept somehow:
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. 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.
Look for this one in the Fall.