America, Vol. 1: The Life and Times of America Chavez

America (2017)

Synopsis

At last! Everyone’s favorite no-nonsense powerhouse, America Chavez, gets her own series! Critically acclaimed young-adult novelist Gabby Rivera shines a solo spotlight on America’s high-octane and hard-hitting adventures! She was a Young Avenger. She leads the Ultimates. And now she’s going to college! Her first assignment: a field trip to the front lines of World War II – with Captain America as her wingman! But when another jump goes wrong, America Chavez ends up stuck in the past! Can that era’s Storm and the X-Men help her find her way home, or are they too busy protecting a world that hates and fears them? And who is the mysterious figure behind these time-travel mishaps? Plus: America and her Young Avengers gal pal Hawkeye are reunited at last, as they team up to take on a new threat!

From: Marvel Comics

Notes on This Title

America Chavez and supporting character David Alleyne previously starred in Young Avengers (2013). America is Latina and lesbian and David is black and bisexual. America Chavez is the first queer character of color to headline a Marvel solo series.

Awards

29th GLAAD Media Award Nominee for Outstanding Comic Book

Reviews

“The result is a fun, irreverent superhero comic very much cut from the same cloth as books like The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl and The Unstoppable Wasp. It’s not an approach that’s going to win over everyone – especially those who crave a more traditional superhero adventure – but it’s one that definitely suits this character. Rivera makes the jump from YA fiction to comics deftly. She takes a very introspective, character-driven approach to this issue, one that emphasizes America’s personal relationships and her yearning for her lost parents.” (Source: IGN)

Interviews

Huffington Post: “Marvel’s ‘America’ Is A Queer ‘Foxy, Badass, Hard Femme Latina’”

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