Before she hits the big screen, Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel, will launch yet another ongoing series that bears her name. The New York Times reported Tuesday that Marvel Comics will introduce a brand new Captain Marvel series in January, just two months ahead of the character's movie debut in her self-titled feature starring Brie Larson as Danvers.
The series will be written by Kelly Thompson (West Coast Avengers, Mr. and Mrs. X) and drawn by Carmen Carnero (X-Men Red), with colors by Tamra Bonvillain (Doom Patrol) and covers by Amanda Conner (Power Girl, Harley Quinn). Here's a peek at the art, shared by Carnero on Twitter.
Marvel isn't giving away too many plot details yet, but the series will focus on Carol returning to New York City after time spent in space, and reconnecting with old friends like Spider-Woman and Iron Man. Speaking to The Times about the project, Thompson also promised romance, female team-ups, and some unexpected "costume weirdness."
“You really want her to be accessible to new and younger audiences who are going to see the movie, fall in love and want to seek out other Captain Marvel stories,” Thompson said. “But you really want to respect the fans who have loved the character for decades. I think there’s a razor’s edge there.”
There is perhaps no better time for Marvel to launch another Carol Danvers-starring series. The character has been red hot since she was revamped as Captain Marvel (after years as Ms. Marvel) in 2012, and the run orchestrated by writer Kelly Sue DeConnick and artists including Dexter Soy, David Lopez and others (as well as Jamie McKelvie's amazing costume redesign) during that period is still considered instrumental in ultimately getting Carol a feature film. Now, as fans everywhere turn their attention to Carol hoping for insights into her character, an all-star creative team is there to provide it.
Captain Marvel returns with a new ongoing series in January. Get ready to update your pull lists.