[They would be] brought together for a very specific purpose…because they have such different personalities they were going to learn that they worked very well together as a team despite the fact that they didn’t really like each other that much, and that they had something to offer as…something to offer that others couldn’t, in a sense that these are all women who are ruthless, they are incredibly strong, incredibly skilled at what they do, assassination to espionage to flat out sabotage and together they were very, very powerful, more powerful together than they would be apart. So…they would come together for special missions and then do their own thing, but they would always be, something like a secret society, that just the four of them knew about, that no one else was aware of.
Marjorie Liu describes a team made up of Black Widow, X-23, Elektra, and Mystique— a pitch Marvel rejected because it “wouldn’t sell”.
Just reading that description, replace “women” with “men” and ask yourself if it sound like a book Marvel would publish. Or already has (*cough* Uncanny X-Force *cough*).(via ladiesmakingcomics)