Who here isn’t anxiously waiting for next week’s release of Captain Marvel starring Brie Larson?
That movie, the twenty-first release in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (affectionately known both globally and cosmically as the “MCU”) series of films.
Captain Marvel has the distinction of being the first in the series to feature a woman in the lead role. And for those fervent lovers of the MCU, you’ll know that the character will play a hugely important part in the upcoming Avengers: Endgame film. Not to mention the upcoming next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe!
High expectations, indeed!
And well warranted. Carol Danvers, this Captain Marvel, is a beloved hero and, in the comic books, a natural leader on par with Captain America and Iron Man.
Today Marvel Comics gets on-board the enthusiastic Captain Marvel train with the well-timed one-shot release of Captain Marvel: Braver & Mightier #1!
Written By: Jody Houser
Illustrated By: Simone Buonfantino
Published By: Marvel Comics
Written by Jody Houser (Faith, Mother Panic, Cupcake POW!) and illustrated by Simone Buonfantino (Thor Vs. Hulk: Champions of the Universe), Captain Marvel: Braver & Mightier #1 is a 32-page, one-shot adventure tale that serves as a primer for readers on what makes Captain Marvel tick.
Here, air-force pilot Carol Danvers, earth’s mightiest hero, must fend off an invasion force…all before celebrating a day dedicated to her! She’s a different kind of hero – one that balances fighting extraordinarily powerful evil while being a woman engaged in the civil activities of her own neighbourhood and community.
It’s rare to come upon a hero like Captain Marvel!
To add to the excitement, Marvel Comics is also republishing older tales of Captain Marvel from the 1970’s, 1980’s and 1990’s under their inexpensive “True Believers” (generally $1.00) reprint banner. Look for True Believers: Captain Marvel Avenger #1, True Believers: Captain Marvel Betrayed #1 and True Believers: Captain Marvel the New Ms. Marvel #1!
These are all blast-from-the-past, one-shot issues, meant to enlighten new and old readers to Carol Danvers and her Captain Marvel persona!
With the upcoming Captain Marvel film currently tracking for a near $100 million opening weekend box office debut, you can easily satisfy your excitement over the coming week with all kinds of Captain Marvel comic book heroics from all sorts of comic book eras.
Make the run to your local comic book store now and pick up the absolutely action-packed Captain Marvel: Braver & Mightier #1!