WONDERCON’12: Ms. Marvel is now Captain Marvel

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Word out of Anaheim has Carol Danvers no longer wanting the title Ms. Marvel, but instead wants to be known as Captain Marvel.

Carol gained superpowers, and the name Ms. Marvel, after being exposed to a Kree device being used in a battle, but now she’s getting her own ongoing series titled Captain Marvel. The series will be written by Kelly Sue DeConnick, with art by Dexter Soy.

“My pitch was called ‘Pilot’ and the take can pretty much be summed up with ‘Carol Danvers as Chuck Yeager,” said DeConnick. “Carol’s the virtual definition of a Type A personality. She’s a competitor and a control freak. At the start of our series, we see Carol pre-Captain Marvel, pre-NASA even, back when she was a fiercely competitive pilot. We’ll see her meeting one of her aviation heroes and we’ll see her youthful bravado, her swagger. Then over the course of the first arc we’re going to watch her find her way back to that hungry place. She’ll have to figure out how to be both Captain Marvel and Chuck Yeager—to marry the responsibility of that legacy with the sheer joy being nearly invulnerable and flying really fast.”

The first issue kicks off in July.

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