I had planned to do a post today on whether or not the MCU needed another solo Hulk movie but something came up and I had to put that one on hold. Why did I have to put in on hold? Saturday night I was just sitting on my laptop going through facebook when I saw a post about fan theories easter eggs of Captain Marvel in MCU’s previous movies. I never read the article but what I did see was the comments, such comments as “That’s where they screwed up, it’s Ms. Marvel not Captain Marvel”, “Captain Marvel is DC, Ms. Marvel is Marvel” or my favourite “Captain Marvel is not a woman.”. Now normally I would let ignorance be bliss however, some people were being really rude about it, arguing with each other and trying to make people feel stupid for thinking that Carol Danvers was Captain Marvel. So I decided that for this weeks Marvel Monday I would do a post on Carol Danvers & who her character is.
There have been various superheroes who went by Captain Marvel. 7 in the Marvel Universe (Starting with Captain Mar-Vell) as well as Shazam in DC (formally known as Captain Marvel). For this article as mentioned above, I will be talking about Carol Danvers, who will be the main character in the upcoming Captain Marvel movie.
Carol Danvers first appeared in Marvel Superheroes #13 in March 1968 as a member of the United States Air Force. Her first incarnation as Ms. Marvel was in Ms. Marvel #1 in January 1977 after she gains superhero powers after a fusion between her human genes and Captain Marvel’s Kree genes after an explosion of a Kree device in Captain Marvel #18 in November 1969. In 2012 she took over the mantle of Captain Marvel.
– Grew up as the oldest of three siblings in a traditional home in Boston. Her father never saw men and women as equals. After she turned 18 she turned turned on her father and joined the US Air Force.
– She eventually reconnected with her family following the death of her brother but her relationship with her father was never the same.
– She quickly rose to the top of her Air Force class and was recruited into military intelligence (special operations) where she met Logan (Wolverine) & Benjamin Grimm (The Thing) & went up against Victor Creed (Sabretooth) & Natalie Romanov (Black Widow)[before she became a hero].
-She then got a job with NASA and left the Air Force as a Colonel. She became the youngest security captain in NASA history. [Captain Marvel #9]
– She met & befriended Kree soldier Captain Mar-vell.
– She was kidnapped by alien robotic intelligence Cyberex; hospitalized by a controlled ironman, and kidnapped by the alien Yon-Rogg.[Captain Marvel #14 & #18]
– During a battle between Yon-Rogg & Captain Mar-Vell she was knocked into a Kree Psyche-Magnitron (a device that can give super human powers to living humans) her genes were altered making her half-human/half-kree. [Captain Marvel #18]
– She resigned from NASA.
– She developed a duel personality because of the Psyche-Magnitron. She would black out and become a Kree Warrior.
– She took up the name Ms. Marvel after Mar-Vell
– Her mind recovered after treatment by Ronan the Accuser & she established herself as one of New York’s premiere superheroes working alongside Spiderman & the Avengers.
She is classified by Nick Fury as Power level 8
Superhuman Strength: She is superhumanly strong. Also able to absorb energy which can increase her strength.
Superhuman Stamina: Her stamina can also increase because of her ability to absorb energy.
Superhuman Durability: Can withstand high calibre bullets, great impact force, falls from great heights ,powerful energy blasts, exposure to extreme temperature and extreme pressure.
Flight: she can fly 3x the speed of sound.
Flash Precognition: ability to anticipate the moves of opponents (happens randomly, not always reliable)
Photonic Blasts: can fire concussion blasts from her hands & finger tips.
Issues to check out.
If you want to read about Carol Danvers. Here are 10 great issues to check out.
Marvel Superheroes #13 (1967)
Captain Marvel #18 (1968)
Ms. Marvel #1 (1977)
Avengers #183 (1979)
Avengers Annual #10 (1981)
Uncanny X-men #164 (1982)
Avengers #4 (1998)
Ms. Marvel #1 (2006)
Captain Marvel #1 (2012)
Captain Marvel #1 (2014)