Superstars Cullen Bunn & (who?) Will Sliney Bring the Defenders to the Next Level!
New York. NY—November 9, 2012— This February, the Defenders come together again in Fearless Defenders #1, kicking off the all-new ongoing series (since the last one didn’t do so well) from the amazing creative team of writer Cullen Bunn (Venom, Sixth Gun, The Fearless) and artist Will Sliney (MacGyver, Star Wars)! (Again….who?? Aren’t superstar creators well known? Hence SUPER?) As part of Marvel NOW!, Fearless Defenders joins a number of titles that will take the Marvel Universe in an exciting all-new direction, as the industry’s top creators join the top Super Heroes to deliver all-new ongoing series, great for new and lapsed readers alike!
Valkyrie trying to make amends for her mistakes—mistakes that put the entire world in jeopardy—is tasked with choosing a group of heroic women to fight by her side, not from the women of Asgard, but from the heroic women of Earth. Circumstance will provide her with an unlikely partner in this task, as she is joined by private investigator Misty Knight. With very different points of view and very different approaches, they will both find their definitions of heroism and honor put to the test by the women they lead and the challenges they face.
“The Defenders has always been defined by a team roster that’s as unusual as the threats it faces, and we’re about to take it up several notches,” said Axel Alonso, Editor In Chief, Marvel Entertainment. “Whether, your problem is nasty Ninjas, murderous trolls or shambling zombies, there’s no one better suited to defend you that this all-new, all-female team.”
“Fearless Defenders will chronicle the adventures of the female heroes of the Marvel Universe. There will be a central team of characters that will form over time, but the cast will rotate to some degree from arc to arc. This will be a team like none other in Marvel NOW,” said writer Cullen Bunn in an interview with Marvel.com. “I think readers will have a good time speculating on who will be joining this version of the Defenders. The team up of Valkyrie and Misty Knight is probably unexpected for most people, and that’s just one of the surprises I have in store. This will be an offbeat team, and they’ll be facing some bewildering threats.”
An all-new direction (with women)! An all-new (female) team! All-new threats (for those FEMALES to fight)! This is Fearless Defenders NOW!
This February, Cullen Bunn and Will Sliney bring together a new chapter in the team’s life in Fearless Defenders #1!
FEARLESS DEFENDERS #1
Written by CULLEN BUNN
Art by WILL SLINEY
Cover by MARK BROOKS
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All smartass-itude aside, I think there should ALWAYS be an all female team. And not an all female team that dresses like sluts. I’m not sure what is so ground-breaking about this idea for Marvel, but I’ve been enjoying what DC has been doing with Birds Of Prey, where everyone is dressed more or less like a human with actual moving parts. I like the uniforms above, but the one thing that always makes me chuckle are the bullet-shaped breast plates that protect …ONLY Valarie’s breasts. Oh wait, she also has some metal protecting her dainty wrists! Will Sliney‘s work looks pretty solid, if not a bit static and “posed”. I think I’d rather see Mark Brooks doing this book, because that cover is some snazzy stuff, but I’m curious to see what Sliney does here. His Eighty Awesome Eighties Action Heroes are pretty rad!
Tags: All Female, Axel Alonso, Cullen Bunn, Fearless Defenders, Misty Knight, Valkyrie, Will Sliney