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NYCC: Marvel’s America Chavez to Star in Her Own Series

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NYCC: Marvel’s America Chavez to Star in Her Own Series

Fan-favorite superheroine America Chavez, who rose to popularity in Marvel’s “Young Avengers,” will headline her own series, titled simply “America.”

Marvel Comics announced the title today at New York Comic Con with the release of the cover for the first issue, illustrated by former “Young Avengers” artist Jamie McKelvie. No other details were revealed, with the publisher only saying the series is “coming soon.” McKelvie confirmed on Twitter that he and colorist Matt Wilson will provide covers for the series.

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Created by Joe Casey and Nick Dragotta, Chavez (aka Ms. America) debuted in the 2011 miniseries “Vengeance.” An LGBT Latina teenager raised by her mothers in the Utopian Parallel, Chavez possesses superhuman strength and durability, as well as the ability to fly and travel between dimensions.

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She went on to play a prominent role in “Young Avengers,” by Kieron Gillen, McKelvie and Wilson, appearing alongside Wiccan, Hulkling, Kate Bishop, Noh-Varr, Kid Loki, Prodigy and Speed. She also appeared in “A-Force,” by G. Willow Wilson, Marguerite Bennett and Jorge Molina, and “Ultimates,” by Al Ewing and Kenneth Rocafort.

Casey and Dragotta announced in July that they’ll introduce a character strikingly similar to Chavez, named America Vasquez, in the new series “All-America Comix,” debuting next year from Image Comics.