Key voice cast includes Dove Cameron, Chloe Bennet, Tyler Posey, Kim Raver and BooBoo Stewart.

Marvel Entertainment announced today, “Marvel Rising,” a brand-new, multi-platform animation franchise starring the next generation of Marvel heroes set to launch in 2018. The program will launch with six, four-minute digital shorts that spotlight Spider-Gwen with her new secret moniker, Ghost-Spider, and introduce audiences to the world of “Marvel Rising.” Following the shorts, a feature-length animated film, “Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors” will premiere later that year. Distribution partners for the content to be announced at a later date.

Meet the characters and all-star voice actors behind the all-new franchise “Marvel Rising” above.

The content features an all-star line-up of voice talent including Dove Cameron, Chloe Bennet, Tyler Posey, BooBoo Stewart, Kathreen Khavari, Milana Vayntrub, Cierra Ramirez, Kamil McFadden, Skai Jackson, Kim Raver, Ming-Na Wen, Steven Weber, and Dee Bradley Baker among others. Future stories and content are also being developed across Marvel’s digital and publishing platforms and will be announced at a later date.

“Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors” is a long-anticipated event, bringing together Marvel’s newest and beloved characters that have garnered major fan excitement over the last few years. Powered teens Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, Quake, Patriot, America Chavez, and Inferno join forces as an unlikely, but formidable crew of aspiring heroes. When a threat no one could have expected bears down on the Marvel Universe, this ragtag, untrained band of teens have no choice but to rise together and prove to the world that sometimes the difference between a “hero” and “misfit” is just in the name.

“Marvel characters are so relatable because they live in our world and face the same challenges we do. So I’m very excited that our Marvel Rising team of heroes is so inclusive, reflecting characters with different backgrounds, particularly a set of strong female leads that our young audience can connect with,” said Cort Lane, Marvel’s Senior Vice President of Animation & Family Entertainment.

Sana Amanat, Marvel’s Director of Content & Character Development, added, “This project is unlike anything we’ve done before—from featuring the rising and fan-favorite stars of the Marvel Universe, to a visually distinct animation style, this is a groundbreaking animated event. It’s an action-packed adventure, full of comedy, heart and powerful messages for every kind of Marvel fan.”

Meet the characters behind “Marvel Rising”:

Gwen Stacy aka Ghost-Spider (formerly Spider Gwen) voiced by Dove Cameron (“Descendants,” “Hairspray Live”) – a free spirited teen who found her calling to be a super hero after being bitten by a radioactive spider and gaining spider-like powers. As Ghost-Spider, she aids those in need, but has to keep her alter-ego a secret from her father, Captain George Stacy, who sees Ghost-Spider as more of a menace than a hero.

Daisy Johnson aka Quake voiced by Chloe Bennet (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Nashville”) – a leading agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. whose tendency for rule-breaking gets her into trouble now and then. Daisy befriends the young group of heroes and through them discovers how to become a better leader. She can generate powerful vibrational waves, which produce effects similar to earthquakes. 

Dante Pertuz aka Inferno voiced by Tyler Posey (“Teen Wolf,” “Lincoln Heights”) – a brooding, dark loner on the run. Dante has the power of pyrokinesis, which makes him capable of generating flames – however, he is not fully in control of his fiery abilities. It’s a thin line between good guy and villain for the unpredictable Inferno.

Victor Kohl aka Exile voiced by BooBoo Stewart (“Descendants,” “The Twilight Saga”) – a charming, handsome, and troublesome young Inhuman whose quest for superiority places him into the wrong crowd. He can use Darkforce energy to create weapons and portals that allow him to teleport.

Kamala Khan aka Ms. Marvel voiced by Kathreen Khavari (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble,” “Big Little Lies”)  – a devoted fan of Super Heroes, especially of her mentor Captain Marvel; she is determined that she too can be a great hero! If only she’d be taken seriously. Kamala is equipped with metamorphic powers that allow her to stretch, enlarge, or shrink her overall size, parts of her body, or alter her physical appearance. She is especially fond of “embiggening” her fists.

Doreen Green aka Squirrel Girl voiced by Milana Vayntrub (“Marvel’s New Warriors,” “This Is Us”) – the uber-positive, hilarious best friend and teammate of Ms. Marvel. With advanced computer skills, enhanced strength, agility, durability, and senses of a squirrel, Doreen (along with her squirrel partner, Tippy Toe!),  is primed and ready to become a successful hero.

America Chavez voiced by Cierra Ramirez (“The Fosters,” “The Secret Life of an America Teenager”) – a strong, independent young hero whose painful past drives her to reject leadership and remain a loner. America’s powers include superhuman strength, speed, and durability, plus the ability to fly.

Rayshaun Lucas aka Patriot voiced by Kamil McFadden (“K.C. Undercover,” “Grown Ups 2”) – a natural born leader who is quick to leap into action to impress his colleagues at S.H.I.E.L.D. Rayshaun strives to live up to Captain America’s legacy with integrity, honesty, and order above all. His skills include heightened strength, speed, stamina, and durability.

Gloria “Glory” Grant voiced by Skai JacksFron (“Bunk’d,” “Jessie”) – Gloria, or ‘Glory,’ is Gwen Stacy’s friend and member of their garage band “The Emm-Jays.” Gloria is a smart, hard-working girl that genuinely cares for Gwen, but has felt a distance growing between them ever since their friend, Kevin, was murdered. When being casual, Gloria’s known to be funny, sarcastic and sassy.

Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel voiced by Kim Raver (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “24”) – a bold leader who doesn’t sugar-coat and is guided by a strong sense of duty and honor. She’s the ultimate inspiration for our band of misfit heroes. She is equipped with superhuman strength, can fly at high speeds, and can project intense energy blasts.

Hala voiced by Ming-Na Wen (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Mulan”) – Hala is a Kree Accuser bent on galactic domination. She’ll go to any length or treacherous means to achieve what she, and the entire Kree race, wants: Power. Hala is cold, cryptic and nefarious, often challenging those who try to oppose her.

Captain George Stacy voiced by Steven Weber (“13 Reasons Why,” “NCIS: New Orleans”) – Chief of the NYPD and Gwen Stacy’s loving, but fiercely protective father. Captain Stacy is a very disciplined, hard-working man that will stop at nothing to obtain justice – who unfortunately sees Ghost-Spider as a menace and a threat to society. 

Lockjaw and Tippy Toe are voiced by Dee Bradley Baker (“Star Wars Rebels,” “Gravity Falls”). Two lovable and heroic sidekicks: Lockjaw is Kamala’s trusty, teleporting mutt and Tippy Toe is Doreen’s partner in crime and best squirrel friend.

“Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors” is executive produced by Joe Quesada, Dan Buckley, Cort Lane, and Eric Radomski; co-executive produced by Stan Lee, Sana Amanat, and Marsha Griffin. The film and shorts were written by Mairghread Scott. Alfred Gimeno served as supervising director.

For more information, check out “Marvel Rising” at www.Facebook.com/MarvelRisingwww.Twitter.com/MarvelRisingSW, and www.Instagram.com/MarvelRising

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Program includes animated shorts, chapter books and expanded line of merchandise debuting this Fall!

Little True Belivers, this one’s for you! Starting this Fall, we’re gearing up for the brand new school year with “Marvel Super Hero Adventures” – a multi-platform content program targeting Marvel’s youngest fans through animation and publishing. Through stories that touch upon aspirational themes of friendship, helping others, and heroism, preschool kids and young readers will have a gateway into the Marvel Universe. This new program will be supported by new offerings across comic books, graphic novels and merchandise including toys, lifestyle and apparel.

Marvel Animation will launch a season of 10 short-form episodes for the pre-school audience. The 3.5 minute animated episodes will feature Spidey in an epic team-up with other inspiring and brave Marvel heroes like Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Captain America, Ant-Man, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Wasp, Ms. Marvel and more. Platforms and launch date for this short-form series will be announced at a later date.

Debuting in September will be a series of early-reader chapter books joining the existing line of popular Marvel Super Hero Adventures activity books and storybooks from Marvel Press. The first chapter book, “Deck the Malls!,” written by MacKenzie Cadenhead and Sean Ryan, illustrated by Derek Laufman, features Spider-Man and Spider-Gwen in a fully illustrated adventured with a bonus one-page comic. Three more chapter books and an expanding publishing program will continue through 2018 and beyond.

The Super Hero Adventures merchandise is led by a toy collaboration with Hasbro, featuring new character tie-ins and play experiences inspired by Marvel Animation. They’re a perfect way for preschoolers to celebrate their young passion for Marvel in their daily lives. Further merchandise rollouts include wide offerings across toys and apparel with supportive collaborations from Mad Engine, Jay Fanco, GBG, Jakks Pacific and others–all representative of the major categories for Marvel preschoolers. Additional Marvel Super Hero Adventures products will debut throughout October during Marvel Mania, Marvel’s celebratory campaign spanning marquee retailers including Walmart, Target, Toys R Us and more.

Parents and fans around the world can share the Marvel Super Heroes Adventure program with young fans as it expands even more in Spring 2018.

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Tracking the major alterations the mega event has made to the Marvel Universe!

You didn’t need to be Ulysses to see that Civil War II would change the face of the Marvel Universe. And with only a matter of weeks before the final issue of CIVIL WAR II sees the light of day on December 28, we look back on some of the most shocking game-changers from the first seven issues of the series.

It’s War (Again)!
Last December, Marvel announced a second super hero civil war 10 years after the first one, which rocked the Marvel Universe for years to follow. It only makes sense then that this moment provides us with our first game-changer. As [series editor] Tom Breevort said at the time “neither [side] being painted as absolutely right or absolutely wrong” might force readers out of their traditional camps to consider other viewpoints.

If we know anything from the initial Civil War, scars ran deep and no doubt, the heroes and fans alike will feel after effects from this family feud for years to come.

War Machine: Out of Order
When the Avengers set an ambush to bring in Thanos, thanks to the use of Ulysses’ precognitive powers, few expected the cost to include War Machine’s death. This event lit the fire that became Civil War II with Tony Stark seeking to prevent similar tragedies from occurring while Carol Danvers still believed in restricting criminals, such as Thanos, of their freedom to act.

Hulk DOWN!
With War Machine dead and She-Hulk in critical condition, the Avengers soon faced yet another staggering loss with the death of one of its founding members: The Incredible Hulk. Recognizing his capacity for destruction, Bruce Banner created a failsafe to prevent further Hulk-fueled havoc that would result in his death. Only fans had no idea just what that “failsafe” would look like…

BULLSEYE! Give the Man 20 Years to Life!
Few would accuse Hawkeye of fitting the same super hero mold as Captain America or Spider-Man, but as Bruce Banner understood, sometimes being heroic means doing the things no one else will do. Given how often Clint Barton received the call for those kinds of missions on behalf of S.H.I.E.L.D., it should have come as no surprise when readers discovered him as Banner’s failsafe, as he killed his longtime friend and fellow Avenger to halt another Hulk incident.

Civil War II #8 cover by Marko Djurdjevic

Civil War II #8 cover by Marko Djurdjevic

Tony Stark Goes Black Ops
Although many readers no doubt questioned Carol Danvers’ use of precognitive policing, Tony Stark crossed a line of his own when he not only kidnapped Ulysses from the Inhumans’ compound but also tortured the young man and conducted non-consensual tests on him. Although Tony used this information to discover Ulysses’ powers were fallible and based only on probability, it failed to convince Captain Marvel to stand down. Further, it failed to convince many readers of Tony’s moral high ground.

Let’s Get Ready to Ruuummmbbbllleee!!!
By the fourth and fifth issues of CIVIL WAR II, the super hero fight began, and for fans of fantasy battles, the major teams found themselves duking it out for all to see. Of course, some heroes seemed to take some real pleasure in finally getting to lay the smack down on each other. Once the dust settles from this drawn-out slobber knocker, however, the question remains of how—or if—they will ever stand side-by-side again?

Did Carol Just Do What We Think She Did …
At the end of CIVIL WAR II #7, we see Iron Man confronting Captain Marvel on the steps of the Capitol in a suit that looks like a super-sized version of War Machine’s armor. This time, Carol plays the role of Thanos as she delivers a shot so powerful that, once again, we see another War Machine fall…

Get the big finish in CIVIL WAR II #8, available December 28 from Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez!

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Follow Carol Danvers through her regular routine in the post-Civil War II Marvel Universe!

The upcoming MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL #0—available on December 21—will find Carol Danvers back at the helm as commander of Alpha Flight. As one of the world’s toughest super heroes, she has a lot on her plate!

We asked writer Margaret Stohl what a typical day would look like for this acclaimed hero.

6 AM – BOSS FIT
“Just because you’re the strongest person on the planet doesn’t mean you don’t have to work at it. Carol has gotten all of Alpha Flight into BossFit, the hard-core workout regimen she devised herself. Puck named it BossFit the first time she bossed them all into doing it with her—and now no one can escape it. Not even Squatch…”

11 PM – GLOBAL BRIEFINGS
“At the end of every morning, Carol checks in with NASA, the US Joint Chiefs, the U.N., and S.H.I.E.L.D. to assess the best use of Alpha Flight resources. Carol takes her role as commander of Alpha Flight very seriously. Besides, when the Alpha Flight Board comes calling, she’ll have to defend her every decision.”

3 PM – AF OPS
“Carol’s Alpha Flight ops vary with any given day. One afternoon she might find herself answering an S.O.S. from a hidden satellite base in Antarctica, while the next she could end up exploring a disturbance at an alien refugee camp in the EU. Whether her missions take her deeper into space or back to Earth, Captain Marvel always fights for intergalactic justice, freedom and equality.”

7 PM – GO NIGHT
“Girls Only Game Night. Everyone has to blow off steam now and then; some nights, Carol has a rotating card game with Maria Hill, Jess Drew—when she has babysitting— and Natasha Romanoff. Other friends come and go, as you’ll see in MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL #0. What goes down behind closed doors? Junk food and pizza and gossip, the Women of Marvel at their finest and friendliest.”

11 PM – LIGHTS OUT
“When Carol can actually get to sleep, she turns in on the early side. More often than not, though, she tosses and turns, thinking about unresolved crises or impending conflicts. Carol doesn’t have an easy job, and she doesn’t wear the crown lightly. Still, when she does crash, she goes out like a rock—good thing, too. Especially with that 6 AM workout …”

Become part of Carol’s world with MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL #0 by Margaret Stohl and Ramon Rosanas on December 21!

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Margaret Stohl helps Carol Danvers deal with celebrity and assorted other challenges as the Marvel Universe's top hero!

She’s a member of the U.S. Air Force. She’s fought alongside some of the biggest super hero groups in the Marvel Universe. She’s worked for the CIA. She’s been to the depths of outer space and back. She’s made history. But, nothing can prepare Carol Danvers for her next adventure—and celebrity status.

That’s right, come December 21 Carol strikes out on her own in MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL #0, written by Margaret Stohl with art by Ramon Rosanas.

All eyes fix on Captain Marvel as she tries to get a grip on her newfound role as Marvel’s most popular super hero spinning out of Civil War II while protecting everything she’s built from the forces trying to take it—and her—down. We caught up with Stohl to find out how Carol handles herself, what to expect in the bold new take on Earth’s mightiest hero, and more! 

Marvel.com: Carol Danvers has grown immensely in popularity since taking on her role as Captain Marvel. As a writer, what were a few key aspects of her history that you wanted to focus on in MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL?

Margaret Stohl: I think the focus is more on transitioning Carol out of the trenches of Civil War II and into 2017, where she can really focus on the future. My editor Sana Amanat and I were careful to open up Carol’s story for an even wider audience, so that new readers can jump on with issue #0 or #1 and pick up the main points about where Carol comes from and who she is, both within the Marvel Universe and as her own woman—and hero.

Marvel.com: Aside from strength, what do you believe makes someone mighty?

Margaret Stohl: Heavy is the head that wears the crown, right? [CIVIL WAR II writer] Brian Bendis likes to bring up that Shakespeare line and it’s especially true with Carol. She’s sacrificed everything—love, friendship, even her private life, especially given her newfound celebrity status—to do what she thinks is right for the planet and that’s not an easy burden to carry. As a woman in the Air Force and at NASA, Carol has had to fight for everything she’s ever gotten, so it’s only natural that as a hero she’s all about fighting for other vulnerable populations. She’s mighty because of the strength of her heart, not her muscles. Not just her muscles!

Marvel.com: How is Carol handling that celebrity status?

Margaret Stohl: It’s actually turned out to be hilarious watching Carol try to maneuver her way through that world. She’s willing to do what she has to do for Alpha Flight and for the overall perception of the world’s heroes, but she’s really not a fan of fandoms. Unless they bake things. Chocolate chip pumpkin bread is always well received…

Marvel.com: Also working on this series is artist Ramon Rosanas. How does his artistic style bring this new era of Carol Danvers to life?

Margaret Stohl: I almost cried when I got to see “my” Carol for this first time—really, our Carol. Ramon has incredibly clean lines that work really well for Alpha Flight and space. He’s also really character driven, which is pretty much all I care about. The humor and the heart. I’m so lucky to have him on our team. When Sana Amanat first mentioned him I was ecstatic. Carol is such a strong character and strong women can so easily be pushed into the terrain of the unlikeable; she really can’t tell her story unless we get her exactly right. The Carol who kicks ass, the Carol who is emotionally vulnerable, the Carol who cracks a joke—they’re all in there somewhere, all the time, and I think Ramon really gets that.

Marvel.com: Without giving anything away, what are you most looking forward to in the new MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL series?

Margaret Stohl: There are some really funny upcoming storylines tied to Carol’s newfound celebrity status, and I’m having so much fun writing them. I can’t wait to be able to talk about them! I’m also looking forward to the new characters we will be bringing in over the course of the year—especially some teen characters. I think Alpha Flight gives us a great opportunity to tell stories that relate to Carol’s Kree side as well as her human side and I’m looking forward to doing both.

Pick up MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL #0 on December 21 and stay tuned to Marvel.com and our social channels for all the latest news on Marvel NOW!

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Ever since Ulysses Cain encountered the Terrigen mist and began seeing glimpses of the future, raising the question of whether one should act on such visions, Carol Danvers and Tony Stark have found themselves on opposite sides of the issue.

Both demonstrate formidable abilities, but who would most likely win in a one-on-one confrontation? CAPTAIN MARVEL writer Christos Gage makes the case for Carol in a conflict that spills over into issue #9 of her self-titled series on September 28.

Energy absorbtion

Energy absorbtion

Energy absorbtion

“Iron Man mostly uses energy-based weapons. This works out well for Carol. She can absorb energy, so a lot of his attacks won’t prove effective against her—and she can return them with interest!”

Top gun

Top gun

Top gun

“Not many people can match Iron Man in aerial combat, but Captain Marvel is one of the few. An ace Air Force pilot who also has plenty of experience with flying and fighting under her own power, Carol won’t let anybody outmaneuver her.”

Military mind

Military mind

Military mind

“Iron Man does pretty well winging it, but Carol has extensive training in military tactics and history. She always thinks several moves ahead of her opponent.”

Never Give Up

Never Give Up

Never Give Up

“Few opponents possess the determination of Captain Marvel. She just doesn’t have it in her to give up. She has made it through situations that would break most people, but has never stopped fighting, even though she often faces impossible odds alone.”

Binary

Binary

Binary

“When Carol gets really charged up—like, say, if she absorbs enough of Iron Man’s energy attacks—she can temporarily assume her ‘Binary’ form. This first happened when, on an adventure with the X-Men, she tapped the energy of a white hole—basically, the power of a star! On rare occasions, she can still reach that power level for the short time Binary usually needs to kick someone’s butt.”

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Between A-Force, the Ultimates and Civil War II, Carol Danvers has her hands full—but it’s all in a day’s work for Captain Marvel!

In addition to her extracurricular activities, in her own title Carol leads the latest version of Alpha Flight, a group tasked with guarding the Earth against extraterrestrial threats from a space station in orbit around the planet. In CAPTAIN MARVEL #7, the ranks of Alpha Flight will grow, but who will join their cause?

Details haven’t been released just yet, but we’ve got a few ideas for Captain Marvel as she looks for potential recruits…

Marrina by Dale Eaglesham

Marrina by Dale Eaglesham

Marrina

Marrina has history with other members of the squad, but more importantly, she’s a member of the Plodex, an alien race that sends their eggs out into the universe so when they hatch they take on the traits of the inhabitants of whatever planet they land on. As a woman of two worlds, Marrina could play a vital role in helping Captain Marvel keep the peace with other planets.

Untitled Image

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Alex Power

As a member of Power Pack, Alex already has years of experience under his belt—particularly when it comes to aliens. His family received their powers from the Kymellians and helped them fight their enemies, the evil “Snarks.” More recently, Power’s time with the Future Foundation taught him more than a few lessons about thinking outside the box, which could benefit Alpha Flight.

Quasar

Quasar

Quasar

This new hero received her trademark Quantum Bands directly from Wendell Vaughn, the former Quasar, during Avengers: Standoff. Avril Kincaid may have her predecessor as a mentor, but someone that powerful and inexperienced could also use an active hero as a role model—and who better than Captain Marvel? Plus having Vaughn around could only help with the bigger mission.

Faiza Hussain

Faiza Hussain

Faiza Hussain

Last seen in Secret Wars, where she served as Captain Britain on one of Battleworld’s many mosaic pieces, Faiza Hussain makes sense for several reasons. First, she wields Excalibur—which also doubles as her codename—making her handy in a fight. Second she could serve as a liaison to the UK’s MI:13. Finally she’s a doctor, so after battling besides Carol, she could patch up the injured.

Machine Man

Machine Man

Machine Man

Aaron Stack, a.k.a. X-51, a.k.a. Machine Man, has history with Carol Danvers, as both served as a part of Operation: Lighting Storm following the first Civil War event. He became a trusted and fun addition to that team, which she led, and since he’s a robot, he doesn’t need to breath, making him an asset in outer space.

Madison Jeffries

Madison Jeffries

Madison Jeffries

With the ability to mentally restructure metal and other inorganic materials, former Alpha Flight and X-Club member Madison Jeffries could prove an invaluable resource for the new team, both in battle and in maintaining their base of operations. His Box armor only increases his power set, while looking super cool at the same time.

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In Civil War II, Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel takes a position that proves unpopular with some of her fellow heroes. As a result, she finds herself running headlong into a conflict with Iron Man and the other friends who oppose her.

But Carol’s fought heroes before, for a myriad of different reasons that range from misunderstandings to mind control to out-and-out rivalry. Here’s a look at a few of those battles.

Vs. The Vision

Vs. The Vision

Vs. The Vision

A classic hero “misunderstanding” led Carol Danvers and the Vision to fight. While at Stark Industries, the then-Ms. Marvel sensed something wrong with the driver of a truck filled with radioactive material. The driver, a robot, secretly served M.O.D.O.K. When Vision questions her actions, they fight, and then team-up to stop the malevolent machine man.

Vs. Rogue

Vs. Rogue

Vs. Rogue

Carol’s animosity toward Rogue runs pretty deep. Before the Southern belle joined the X-Men, she worked on the wrong side of the law with her foster mom and Carol’s nemesis, Mystique. The youngster made a pre-emptive strike against Ms. Marvel—and ended up permanently absorbing Carol’s personality and memories.

Civil War

The first Civil War pit hero against hero over the issue of superhuman registration; Carol sided with Iron Man and the pro-registration side, which went up against Captain America’s forces. Carol ended up not only joining Iron Man’s Mighty Avengers team, but also worked for S.H.I.E.L.D. hunting down unregistered heroes, which put her in conflict with the Prowler, Shroud and Arachne.

Vs. Warbird

Shortly after the first Civil War, Ms. Marvel faced a Carol from another reality who never recovered from the trauma Rogue inflicted on her. Named Warbird, she traveled to alternate realities to kill not only that Earth’s Rogue, but also Carol if she had forgiven her former foe—which our Carol had.

Vs. Tigra

When the Puppet Master decides to use his mind-control powers to force heroes to fight each other top the death, arena-style, Ms. Marvel, Sleepwalker and Machine Man head to Chile to stop him. This, of course, leads to confrontations with several “controlled” heroes, as Ms. Marvel has to battle Stature, Silverclaw, and Tigra before the heroes triumph.

Vs. Ms. Marvel

Second, during the Dark Reign storyline that followed Secret Invasion, Norman Osborn put together his own Dark Avengers, which included Moonstone, who adopted the role and costume of Ms. Marvel. She even took over her solo title for a time when it appeared Carol had died, but the original got better, much to Moonstone’s regret, when Ms. Marvel showed to take back her name

Vs. Captain Marvel

Before taking over the name herself, Carol took on the original Captain Marvel; or, at least, a clone of him. When Mystique discovered the Skrulls left behind an unused replicant of the Kree hero, she plotted to pit him against her old nemesis, Carol Danvers. After they fight, Captain Marvel explodes and Carol absorbs his energy.

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When Carol Danvers became Captain Marvel in 2012, the shift in overall approach changed her place in the Marvel Universe as well as the landscape of her world.

The question then arises: “What is it about this new iteration of Captain Marvel that has captured the attention and imaginations of fans and creators alike?” With a new CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 coming January 20, we asked some of the men and women who help bring Carol to life…

Sana Amanat (CAPTAIN MARVEL editor)

“No matter how many hits Carol has taken over the years, she keeps on flying. She is smart, she is tough and she is empathetic. She is unstoppable. And that’s something, I think, a lot of women can relate to.”

David Lopez (CAPTAIN MARVEL artist)

“Carol is fantastic. She’s inspiring because she’s got all the power and all the flaws, but she always tries to do the best. Sometimes she fails, but she always tries. That’s what heroes do.”

Kelly Thompson (CAPTAIN MARVEL & THE CAROL CORPS writer)

“Captain Marvel is my favorite kind of hero because she’s flawed and relatable and yet effortlessly heroic just the same. It makes her wonderfully aspirational as well as inspirational. I was lucky enough to get to write an alternate reality Carol with Kelly Sue DeConnick; it didn’t matter that the circumstances surrounding Carol were so different, she was still herself.”

Captain Marvel #1 variant art by Judy Stephens

Captain Marvel #1 variant art by Judy Stephens

Judy Stephens (Marvel Producer & Captain Marvel cosplayer)

“Carol as Captain Marvel represents a movement. With her new title, her previous costume became a new fully functional uniform. But it’s not only her new outfit, but what the title meant for Carol. To stand strong, to represent who she was and how she’s overcome her struggles in the past. Carol is a true leader not only for our female readership, but all our fans.”

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Join Carol Danvers in a high-flying new adventure this January!

Strap in, suit up, and take flight True Believer! The Captain is back and she is dialing it up a notch. Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside CAPTAIN MARVEL #1, the new ongoing series! Calling all Carol Corps members! Marvel’s Agent Carter Executive Producers and Showrunners Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters make the jump to Marvel Comics to pen the explosive adventures of Carol Danvers alongside artist Kris Anka!

It’s a bold new frontier for Earth’s Mightiest Hero as she soars to new heights on her most daring mission yet – head of the all-new Alpha Flight space program. As Earth’s first line of defense, Carol and Alpha Flight protect the planet from any and all threats the deep void of space can throw at them. With a space station and an entire fleet at her command, if you come here looking for trouble, you won’t know what hit you! But is Carol ready to be a soldier and a diplomat at the same time? Especially when an unknown enemy emerges she can’t quite punch.

Hero. Pilot. Avenger. Leader. The next evolution of Carol Danvers begins this fall as she blasts off once again in CAPTAIN MARVEL #1!

CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 (NOV150738)
Written by TARA BUTTERS & MICHELLE FAZEKAS
Art & Cover by KRIS ANKA
Variant Cover by ADAM HUGHES (NOV150740)
Hip-Hop Variant by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE (NOV150739)
Design Variant by KRIS ANKA (NOV150741)
Deadpool Variant by MARK BAGLEY w/ DREW HENNESSY & FRANK MARTIN (NOV150742)
Cosplay Variant by JUDY STEPHENS (NOV150743)
Blank Variant Also Available (NOV150744)
On-Sale – 01/20/16

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