The Avengers' roster has been home to many badass female characters over the years, but never before have a team of all-female heroes been assembled under the Avengers banner. That's changing in the near future though: Meet the A-Force.

Announced on The View today ‚ÄĒ a seemingly absurd place for Marvel to announce big comics news, but it's also where they revealed that the mantle of Thor would be taken up by a woman ‚ÄĒ the events of the big multiversal reboot Secret Wars will see every current Avengers team disband, and in their place a legion of women will band together as the new Avengers. The team will feature a variety of fan favorite superheroines from across the Marvel multiverse, from She-Hulk to Captain Marvel to Medusa and Nico Minoru, as well as a newly created character, who will be a cosmic-based heroine called Singularity.

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Dazzler! Spider-Gwen! Wasp! Hellcat! Jubilee! Oh my.

It's not just on the page that the new Avengers will have some female empowerment. The creative team is equally female-friendly ‚ÄĒ the series will be written by G. Willow Wilson (the current writer on Ms. Marvel) and Marguerite Bennett (Angela: Asgard's Assassin), and X-Men artist Jorge Molina will provide art for the series. Here's what Wilson had to say about the Avengers' new team:

We've purposefully assembled a team composed of very different characters ‚ÄĒ from disparate parts of the Marvel U, with very different power sets, identities and ideologies. They'll all have to come together to answer some big questions: What would you sacrifice to succeed? What is being a hero worth?

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Sounds exciting! Let's hope the A-Force sticks around amid all the rebooting going on with Marvel comics in the near future.

[ Via Mashable]