This week sees the publication of The Life Of Captain Marvel #4 the comic that has seen Carol Danvers return to her hometown to unearth a new origin for her superpowers.
Carol Danvers first appeared in Marvel Super-Heroes #13 in 1968 as a talented fighter pilot, a former Air Force officer and CIA operative hired as security director of NASA. After being caught in an explosion with the Kree warrior Captain Marvel, she resurfaced a decade later in Ms. Marvel #1 in 1977 with brand-new superpowers as result of her human DNA having merged with Captain Marvel’s Kree DNA in the explosion.
Later she took the name. And that was her origin.
But with the movie coming and much of that history being too complicated, the current Life Of Captain Marvel is rewriting everything.
Going back to her family home as her brother wakes from a coma, she’s been uncovering secrets regarding her parents’ relationship, and not everything went swimmingly. And that her mother blames herself for her father having affairs, before he died. But there was a device in her father’s effects that seems to have summoned a Kree Warrior, now descending upon their home. Which may suggest another origin for Carol’s powers, and all starts to sound rather Star-Lordish. Until the final page revealed a new truth about her mother.
With the second printing of that issue putting her on the cover and naming her. As Captain Mari-Ell.
Well, Life Of Captain Marvel #4 out this week, gives her life story. And along the way gives Carol the origin of her name as well – as well as her Kree-like superpowers.
Car-Ell. Well, Captain Marvel has been called Marvel’s Superman. So having a name that would set alongside Kal-El might just suffice.
Here’s the whole preview telling us their story…
LIFE OF CAPTAIN MARVEL #4 (OF 5)
(W) Margaret Stohl (A) Carlos Pacheco, Erica D’Urso (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco
It was an accident of fate. A mysterious bonding between a super hero, a human and an alien machine. Mar-Vell and the Psyche-Magnitron that gave her Kree powers have been part of Carol’s story since the beginning – but that’s just the story you know. The true tale of Carol Danvers and her journey to becoming Captain Marvel begins years ago, on a star-filled night in a sleepy town. A night that no one knew would change the world.
In Shops: Oct 17, 2018