Women

05.31.13

All-Female Superhero Team Debuts

Marvel’s ‘X-Men’ series will bring Storm, Rogue, other characters together.

Move over Ninja Turtles, there’s a new mutant squad in town—and it’s full of girl power. For the first time in its 50-year history, the X-Men has an all-female team, called the Fearless Defenders, in the comic book’s latest edition. The comic, which arrived in stores May 29, features a team of heroes including Storm, Rogue, Jubilee, Kitty Pryde, Rachel Grey, and Psylocke. Another all-women team was pitched to Marvel in 2011 but was reportedly rejected. According to CNN, X-Men has always made strides for women, and—despite a few flops, like a female protagonist series—it is making comic-book history.