Queer Latina superhero America Chavez leads her own series in Marvel's 'America'

The first issue of Marvel's new ongoing series America is out today. The series turns the focus to America Chavez, a queer Latina superhero who was first introduced in 2011. America was raised by her two mothers in the Utopian Parallel before they sacrificed themselves to save the dimension, which led America to travel to Earth in hopes of proving herself as heroic as her moms. As Ms. America, she led the now-disbanded superhero team The Ultimates and has the power of flight, superhuman speed and strength, invulnerability, and a punch strong enough to open new dimensions to travel through. She also found romance with Lisa Halloran, an emergency medical technician in training.

America has fought alongside some of the biggest heroes in the Marvel universe, but this new solo series will see her heading to college where she will learn more about herself and her powers while also trying to manage a social life and fight an oncoming alien horde. America will feature guest appearances by other Marvel characters including Captain America and Storm who will be teaching America along the way.

America is written by out writer Gabby Rivera (Juliet Takes a Breath), who is a frequent contributor to Autostraddle and a current Youth Program Manager at GLSEN, with art by Joe Quinones (Howard the Duck). America #1 is on sale now, check out the cover below along with two variants that will be available. The cover of Issue #2, out in April, includes a tribute to Beyoncé.