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Captain Marvel Blasts onto Comic Covers This February!

Captain Marvel is heading to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Marvel is celebrating the legacy of Carol Danvers with special variant covers from superstar artists Mike Hawthrone, Gerald Parel, Pepe Larraz, Valerio Schiti and Jesus Saiz!

Look for Marvel’s Captain Marvel variant covers on these select titles:

  1. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #16 by Mike Hawthorne with colors by Nathan Fairbairn
  2. AVENGERS #15 by Gerald Parel
  3. CHAMPIONS #2 by Pepe Larraz
  4. FANTASTIC FOUR #4 by Valerio Schiti with colors by Rachelle Rosenberg
  5. SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #3 by Jesus Saiz

Don’t miss your chance to collect all five variant covers, coming to comic shops this February!

Marvel: Captain Marvel from Funko in January

Go on an epic adventure with Carol Danvers—better known as Captain Marvel—a former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot with the power to change the world. Bring the Starforce to your favorite pen with Captain Marvel and Goose the Cat Pop! Pen Toppers.

Marvel: Captain Marvel are out in January from Funko.

Give your keys a marvelous touch with Captain Marvel and Goose the Cat Pop! keychains. Captain Marvel and Goose the Cat are the perfect way to show off your superpowers.


Vers Pop! Keychain is available exclusively at BoxLunch and Hot Topic.
Hop a ride with Carol Danvers on an adventure to save the world with this Pop! Ride.

If you’re looking for Captain Marvel characters with an adorable edge, Captain Marvel, her beloved pet Goose the Cat, and Vers are available as adorable Dorbz figures available as Funko web exclusives.

Captain Marvel is amazing, but she’s accompanied by an incredible cast of allies and villains including Pop! Vers, Nick Fury with both eyes fully functional, Kree military officer Star Commander, Talos, Goose the Cat and Maria Rambeau. Collect them all to stage reenactments of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s twenty-first film.




Pop! Captain Marvel flying is available as a Target exclusive.

Another Pop! Captain Marvel glowing is available as a Walmart exclusive.
Vers is available as a GameStop exclusive.
Pop! Goose the Cat Flocked is available as a BoxLunch exclusive.
Pop! Carol Danvers is available as an FYE exclusive.
Captain Marvel with her jacket Pop! is available as a Hot Topic exclusive.

Preview: Captain Marvel Prelude #1

Captain Marvel Prelude #1

(W) Will Pilgrim (A) Andrea Di Vito
Rated T
In Shops: Nov 14, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Before CAROL DANVERS takes flight in 2019’s first Marvel Studios film, immerse yourself in this all-new adventure! Spinning out of the mysterious events of Avengers: Infinity War, NICK FURY and MARIA HILL set off on life-or-death missions that lead directly to the appearance of CAPTAIN MARVEL!

Around the Tubes

Yesterday was new comic book day! What’d everyone get? What’d you like? What’d you dislike? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Polygon – Captain Marvel, explained by the people who reimagined her – Who else is excited for this film!?

CBLDF – 2018 Banned Books Week Handbook Has Arrived! – Hopefully we get to a point where this isn’t a thing anymore.

CBR – Disney’s Streaming Plans Will Likely Kill Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD – Or the bad ratings.

Comichron – Justice League, Batman, Venom lead reorders; first Local Comic Shop Day items appear – Not too surprising.

 

Reviews

Comic Attack – House of Whispers #1

The Beat – Passing for Human

We Got this Covered – Return of Wolverine #1

AiPT! – Star Wars: Thrawn

Unboxing: Loot Crate Presents Marvel Gear + Goods “Take the Lead”

Loot Crate has a box for Marvel fans with the Loot Crate Presents Marvel Gear + Goods! You get official Marvel apparel, collectible goods every 2 months starting at $39.99.

This month’s box celebrates some of the awesome women of Marvel and their “taking the lead.”

Supplies are limited order the next box now!

 

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Review: The Life of Captain Marvel #1

672995._SX1280_QL80_TTD_.jpgWhenever I talk about Carol Danvers’ backstory, I tend to parrot the way I once heard Kelly Sue Deconnick say the words “Psyche Magnitron.” With a cartoonish condescending tone and a slight eyeroll. While Carol’s history has been up and down since her inception, the story of how she gained her powers never stops being so weird, at least in a modern sense. Carol Danvers gained her powers because she wished she could be as strong as the man she was trying to get close to and then received his powers through… DNA fusion transfer after the explosion of a Kree wish machine? It’s definitely a comics backstory.

Deconnick has admitted on panels that she did try to change Carol’s backstory to her saving herself at the time of the explosion due to time travel wackiness, but was stopped by editorial during the writing process. Writer Margaret Stohl, who has taken the torch of the Carol Corps with gusto since taking over the book after Civil War II, has hinted in her run about the planned changes to Carol’s backstory. However, it’s not until now with The Life of Captain Marvel that we’re seeing just how radical it might be.

The Life of Captain Marvel #1 opens with Carol’s memories of spending summers in Maine with her family, specifically how she would spend time with her brothers Stevie and Joe Jr, who have been alluded to in varying degrees throughout Carol’s history. Marguerite Sauvage does an amazing job of presenting a soft and idyllic memory that soon turns bad as Carol remembers the awful abusive nature of Joseph Danvers and it becomes interspersed with current day as Carol has a panic attack while fighting Moonstone and Tanalth on Father’s Day. The page of Carol’s mother looming over her, imploring her not to make her brothers’ abuse worse is probably the most memorable page of the issue and just proves the range of emotions Sauvage has at her disposal.

As Carol comes down, she and Tony end up having a long heart to heart about the complicated nature of family PTSD and fathers. This is probably my favorite part of the issue just from how heartfelt Stohl writes the friendship between Carol and Tony and just how warm Marcio Menyz’s colors are. Carlos Pacheco ends up being a bit hit or miss for me especially with regards to his faces, but he does intimate feelings and moments very well, which plays especially well to his favor in this issue because there are so many of those as things get more real. Not to mention his page of Carol flying through the air as she goes to visit her mom in Maine is just absolutely stunning.

Carol’s visit to Maine quickly becomes a lesson in “You can never go home again” though when in the middle of an argument about why Carol’s been away, she lets her brother Joe Jr. drive off drunkenly and he ends up crashing his car off a bridge. She tries to rescue him, but he ends up sustaining long term brain damage. In her guilt over the incident, a short visit turns into nine months as Carol helps her mom take care of JJ. Tony tries to get her to come back, but she refuses.

At this point, it seems like the entire mini-series might just be Carol coming to grips with her guilt and her trauma with not much superheroics. Stohl writes it in such a heart rendering way though that I could easily read six issues of Carol unpacking her past by just talking it out with friends and family.

But then… the bottom falls out, and suddenly, neither Carol nor the reader really know what Carol’s true backstory is. It’s a brilliant and unexpected twist that suddenly makes me want to read the entire story now.

Margaret Stohl’s take on Captain Marvel has all been leading up to this moment and if the first issue of The Life of Captain Marvel is any indication, it is the revamp/dissection has desperately needed for years. It just might be going in a different direction than any of us expected.

Story: Margaret Stohl Art: Carlos Pacheco and Marguerite Sauvage
Story: 9.0 Art: 7.5 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Captain Marvel #129

Captain Marvel #129

(W) Margaret Stohl (A) Michele Bandini (CA) Phil Noto
Rated T+
In Shops: Feb 28, 2018
SRP: $3.99

DARK ORIGINS PART 5
• CAROL DANVERS unites the ZETAS in a last-ditch effort to stop DR. EVE’S PLAN!
• But will her plan strand her in this alternate reality?
• Also: BEAN’s shocking secret revealed!

Preview: Captain Marvel #128

Captain Marvel #128

(W) Margaret Stohl (A) Michele Bandini (CA) Phil Noto
Rated T+
In Shops: Jan 31, 2018
SRP: $3.99

DARK ORIGIN PART 4
• DANVERS VS. QUILL!
• The Prize-the REALITY STONE!
• But will the power of this unearthed artifact be enough to pull Carol back to reality, or is this merely the first step in a much larger quest?

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