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America Chavez will make her MCU debut in Doctor Strange in The Multiverse of Madness, which may adapt some of her best Marvel Comics stories.
America Chavez is set to make her live-action debut in the MCU’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. While the story for the upcoming movie remains a mystery, it’s likely the plot will incorporate at least some aspects of the best America Chavez stories from Marvel Comics, especially those that deal with her unique and tragic backstory.
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America Chavez has the power to kick through dimensions, opening star-shaped portals to other universes. This makes her a natural character to have along for the ride in the upcoming movie, and one of the universes likely to be featured is what she believed to be her native reality. Many of her best comic book stories deal with what America thought she knew about her singular origin.
America’s backstory, which is certain to play some role in the upcoming movie, gets a great deal of exploration in Young Avengers #14. It’s an essential story for understanding who America is, or at least, who she believes she is at this point.
America experiences her youth, where she was a child living in the Utopian Parallel, a pocket reality outside of time and space. Her mothers sacrificed their lives to save it and all of the multiverse from destruction, which could very well factor into the plot of the Doctor Strange movie.
Young Avengers #15 is one of the best America Chavez stories for being the first instance of America acknowledging her sexuality. She makes clear in this story that she is gay, and at the time, was one of the few out superheroes in Marvel Comics (though as Kate Bishop realized, many of the Young Avengers were LGBTQ+).
The Young Avengers seems like a team the MCU is building toward with the appearance of many great characters like Kate Bishop and America, and if so, then Young Avengers #15 is just one of many fun stories that could possibly show up in live-action.
America #1 is the first issue of America Chavez’s first solo series, and also a key issue in her romance with Lisa Halloran. Lisa is a likely MCU character as she’s an EMT and a member of Damage Control, an organization now well-established in the movie franchise.
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America and Halloran have a great romantic moment in the story, but America — who can be gruff at times, depending on the circumstances — ends up walking out on Lisa. It’s a good and still rare depiction of LGBTQ+ relationships in superhero comic books.
America Chavez makes her Marvel Comics debut in Vengeance #1 from 2011, co-created by writer Joe Casey and artist Nick Dragotta. The story is key as it establishes her unique powers and membership on the Teen Brigade.
America’s debut in the story is unexpected as it mostly focuses on the convergence of major Marvel supervillains like Magneto, Doctor Doom, and Red Skull, but she makes a great first impression and hits the ground running against some of the toughest villains in comics.
Comic book fans know Kate Bishop is one of America Chavez’s best friends in Marvel Comics. One of the many versions of Kate in the multiverse was almost more than America’s friend. She met a variant of Kate called Lady Kate of Bishop in the fun, sweet Secret Wars Too #1.
America Chavez had a crush on this version of Kate, though it was ultimately unrequited. It’s possible this variant or another of Kate Bishop could appear in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse Of Madness, depending on how ambitious the movie gets.
America Chavez is at the heart of many great teams in recent Marvel Comics, and Avengers #0 assembles one of the most powerful. She joins forces with Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Monica Rambeau, and others to take on Galactus in what could be a preview of things to come in the MCU.
America’s superhuman powers and ability to punch through reality make her an ideal character in this fast-paced story with a huge cosmic canvas. The team comes together in the wake of Secret Wars, a major event that could likely happen in the MCU in the near future.
America Chavez is one of the most powerful members of A-Force, the all-female superhero team that spun out of 2015’s Secret Wars. That makes A-Force #1 a key issue for fans of the character. America is at the center of the newly formed team, which comes together on Battleworld.
America helps patrol Battleworld, all that remains of the multiverse, and also fights a giant megalodon shark. This story also brings her into her only real contact with Doctor Strange, who in this reality is the majordomo of God Emperor Doom. This could potentially be a scenario in the upcoming movie, or perhaps down the road in the MCU.
America Chavez: Made in the USA #3 is a critical story in the relatively brief comic book history of the character. In this key issue of her 2018 solo series, she discovers that everything she thought about her past was completely wrong.
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America had understood she came from a pocket reality, but she learns from her newly discovered sister that her parents raised her on a remote island and weren’t cosmic entities but regular people who were trying to save the lives of children afflicted with a terrible disease.
Much of America’s backstory is initially detailed in Young Avengers #3, one of her earliest stories with the team. Though it’s later contradicted in the comics, it may not be in the MCU. In this story, America relives the pain of her parents dying to save the Utopian Parallel.
The Utopian Parallel was a pocket dimension populated entirely by women, including America’s mothers. The MCU may choose to leave the backstory as is, especially if her powers allow her to visit the remote reality in the course of the story in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
There are many important versions of Captain America in Marvel Comics. One of the most powerful is a future version of America Chavez. In a future alternate timeline glimpsed in the Kate Bishop Hawkeye solo series, America has taken over the role.
It’s a fun story that pairs her with both versions of Hawkeye, who are both 30 years older in this alternate timeline. This story could potentially manifest in the MCU in some fashion, either in a What If..? scenario or a multiverse story in live-action.
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DARBY HARN is the author of the novels Ever The Hero, The Judgment Of Valene, and A Country Of Eternal Light. His short fiction appears in Strange Horizons, Interzone, Shimmer, and other venues.


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