COMICS: Marvel Launches All Female Team Book 'Fearless Defenders'

COMICS: Marvel Launches All Female Team Book 'Fearless Defenders'

Continue on to read the ongoings' interesting premise from writer Cullen Bunn. The two co-leads of the series will be the unlikely duo of Valkyrie and Misty Knight. What are your thoughts on an all-female team book from Marvel?

When the teaser for Fearless hit the web many folks (like me) were scared that Mark Waid was being pulled off Daredevil. It turns out that the teaser was for Fearless Defenders, a new ongoing series from Cullen Bunn and Marvel newcomer Will Sliney. It's a team book, with only the two co-leads revealed as part of the roster so far, Misty Knight and Valkyrie. Said Bunn on the basic premise of the book---

"The basic idea of the book is that Valkyrie is choosing a new team of Valkyrior, and she's been asked to choose all these women from the heroes of Midgard, instead of from Asgard. She has completely failed in this task. [Laughs.] Valkyrie has been unable to choose anyone that she feels is worthy to be one of the hosts of the shield maidens. So she just hasn't done it. She's dropped the ball.

Because she's not done what she said she would do, nature — or supernature, as it is — abhors a vacuum. The absence of the Valkyrior has opened the door to something terrible. Something awful is waking, and Valkyrie finds that it's really her fault that she's put everything at risk."

Bunn goes on to say that Misty Knight is the first recruit and that those two will be the 2 co-leads of the series. Dani Moonstar will also be a member of the Fearless Defenders with the remaining roster spots being filled out as the story progresses. The story will also feature a female main antagonist that's a creator creation from Bunn. Here's his final words on Fearless Defenders---

"I've heard, for many years, that a female presence in Marvel books is important. I hear a lot of readers saying that. I also hear a lot of readers saying, "Let's do something different." Something that's not the same old trick. I believe this book answers both of those things. Those are some great reasons for readers to give the book a try, if nothing else."

You can read more from the interview by clicking the source link below. Who do you want to see joining the Fearless Defenders?

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Mrcool210 - 11/8/2012, 10:55 AM
zombies? again? really?
TragicBronson - 11/8/2012, 10:56 AM
Interesting idea. I love that cover art.

Looking forward to see the rest of the team.

Just an idea, but who else are people looking forward to possibly joining this team?
jimpinto24 - 11/8/2012, 11:06 AM
I have no problem having two female characters as the main focus of the comic. I hope Black Widow joins Misty & Valkyrie.
siggisuperman - 11/8/2012, 11:09 AM
I love Misty Knight, never really got into Valkyrie. But this is one I will pick up
comicfan100 - 11/8/2012, 11:10 AM
Hot chicks fighting ninjas and viking zombies? count me in XD
luffycapri - 11/8/2012, 11:21 AM
I hope ms marvel joins the team.
PsyGuy - 11/8/2012, 11:25 AM
I hope they get some bigger name females!
xstryker - 11/8/2012, 11:46 AM
Liking this. How about adding Sue Richards, Lyra, Agent 13, Rescue, Tigra, and Firestar?
DarthTesla - 11/8/2012, 11:51 AM
Misty Knight looking awesome. Valkyrie too. Would love to get She-Hulk on the team. Gotta be Jennifer.

And definitely Tigra.
Supernature - 11/8/2012, 12:24 PM
About damn time !

I hope they add Storm, Black Widow and maybe She-Hulk.
SanFranLand - 11/8/2012, 12:27 PM
@Kamen YES! I had the Marvel bikini book when I was younger. Always felt conflicted about being attracted to a green woman. Nowadays? Not so much conflict but a full back flip swan dive into HELL YES
Dedpool - 11/8/2012, 12:28 PM
This sounds interesting and could be a lot of fun! I'd say use Lyra She-Hulk, and Tigra after her stint at Avnegers Academy. Hell maybe evn throw in a rookie in Finese.
Temple - 11/8/2012, 12:30 PM
Captain marvel please.
superotherside - 11/8/2012, 1:16 PM
Ehhhhh, maybe. Don't get me wrong, I love the big female presences in books, but I don't like them basicly saying, "Oh this is a book which actually has the girls front and center!" I'd like them to change some of their books so that the girls were more prominent.
marvel72 - 11/8/2012, 1:16 PM
valkyrie looks amazing misty knight not so much.
DioFoRio - 11/8/2012, 2:06 PM
is that Pam Greir and Lady Thor?
avengersleagueofjusticeforamerica - 11/8/2012, 2:18 PM
Red she hulk, green she hulk, captain marvel, mockingbird, songbird,widow,gifts, squirrel girl, and a wild card for the last namora
xRelentlessx - 11/8/2012, 3:52 PM
WTF happened to the "Liberators" idea? -___-"
beane2099 - 11/8/2012, 5:48 PM
It was cancelled 3 issues later. Sorry, I don't see this one lasting too long. I could be mistaken, as I haven't seen the rest of the line up. If they went with that all female team from Hulk #7 I'd be down for that.
mgeoff88 - 11/8/2012, 8:20 PM
Woop! Woop! That's awesome! I'm not really a fan of Misty Knight, but Valkyrie is a great character.

I hope they bring in Black Widow and Ms. Marvel.

"I've heard, for many years, that a female presence in Marvel books is important."

A female presence is just as important, if not more, on the big screen as well. Marvel Studios needs to start greenlighting solo female superhero movies!
KungFuGee - 11/8/2012, 10:24 PM
Not bad.
fistofthenorthstar - 11/8/2012, 11:17 PM
am i the only one that would love to see cosplay for these two?
loki668 - 11/9/2012, 12:15 AM
Once a month, this team will become the deadliest villains the world has ever seen. Should only last a week, though.

Lord Loki has spoken
jimoakley666 - 11/9/2012, 2:28 AM
Now featuring Thor watered down, like Iron Man, Wolverine and Hulk, here featuring Valkyrie; Thor with tits.

Let's see how Marvel dilutes their coolness...

Wolverine / Daken / X23 / Romulus

Hulk / She-Hulk / Red Hulk / Red She-Hulk / Skaar

Iron Man / War Machine / Rescue / Staine Jr

Thor / Beta Ray Bill / Thor with tits

Spider-Man / god knows how many clones as well as Venom, Carnage, Flash Thompson etc etc etc....

[frick] off Marvel.

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