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Marvel Comics First Look: Captain Marvel #1

Captain Marvel 001 by Dave Johnson

Cover: NA | Variant Cover: NA
Artist: NA | Writer: Margaret Stohl
Release Date: December 2016

Captain Marvel is slated to get a new ongoing series this December and at the helm will be New York Times Bestselling Author Margaret Stohl. Ms. Stohl comes onboard with some stellar writing credentials including Black Widow: Forever Red and Beautiful Creatures.

The post-Civil War II Marvel Universe will stand divided when it comes to Captain Marvel and her Alpha Flight team and that will definitely make for some compelling stories when the book hits shelves later this year.

My Take: Captain Marvel has always been an interesting character that never got a chance to shine until the recent Civil War II series. The ramifications from that series really helped flesh out the character and showcase her abilities not mention establish her as a bonafide leader. A Marvel Cinematic debut in on the horizon for Captain Marvel so a renewed focus on her character is a no brainer that will keep her in the public eye up until her big screen debut.

Show Press Release


Celebrity Writer and New York Times Best-Selling YA Author Margaret Stohl Relaunches Marvel Comic Series

New York, NY—July 14, 2016— Marvel Comics is proud to present Carol Danvers, a.k.a. Captain Marvel as she takes on her new mantle as the most well-known Super Hero within the Marvel Universe!

As the ashes of Civil War II settle, Captain Marvel must come to terms with her new superstar status-quo, but notoriety doesn’t necessarily mean she’s well liked. Thrust into the spotlight, Carol has come to realize that often times, popularity and pain come hand in hand.

The most recent addition to Marvel’s pool of top-tier and premier writing talent, new Captain Marvel writer, Margaret Stohl (Black Widow: Forever Red, Beautiful Creatures), tells The Hollywood Reporter, “She will be one of the most popular heroes on the planet — but that’s not something she is very comfortable with. And of course she’s lost a lot of folks that she’s loved, so she has to cope with that, too.”

On top of dealing with a public life she never asked for, Captain Marvel’s global defense unit, Alpha Flight, is now tasked with training the next generation of planetary defenders.  But how can Carol be a leader and mentor when the loyalties of heroes of the Marvel Universe are now fractured from Captain Marvel’s role in the most recent Civil War?

“She can't undo the events of Civil War II, and those events will have changed everything — most of all Carol herself,” Stohl says. “Captain Marvel has suddenly become a household name — so what now? While she finds herself at the top of her game, she'll also discover that being there means that game is more dangerous and complicated than ever.”

Does Captain Marvel, and her new recruits, have what it takes? Find out this December in Marvel Comics’ Captain Marvel#1.


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