This coming January, Marvel Comics will continue to break new ground in its rich storytelling history as it launches the new monthly Ms. Marvel debuting as part of the Company’s popular All-New Marvel NOW! initiative. The All-New Marvel NOW! Launch provides readers and fans with accessible stories of their favorite characters, and in the case of Ms. Marvel, stunning new characters to delve into and explore. The All-New Ms. Marvel will be introduced in January in a special All-New Marvel NOW! Point One Comic Book in advance of the Marvel NOW! Ms. Marvel dedicated series in February 2014.
Taking the mantle of Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers is adding a new name, new look, and new series to an already-crowded backstory. Major Spoilers has the review to let you know whether this one feels like it’s going to stick.
It’s been too long since we’ve featured friend of the site Scott Johnson and his work.Â He’s been doing a series of sketches of characters created by Gerry Conway, and has offered up Ms. Marvel as one of his new entries in the series.
Occasionally, the publishers will take a collection of sold out issues, and combine them into a mini-trade that fits the budget and makes it easy for readers to get their hands on a collection of books.Â Such is the case with Ms. Marvel: War of the Marvels Must Have that includes Ms. Marvel #39-41.
The three issue mini-trade arrives August 19, 2009.
With Moonstone masquerading as the new Ms. Marvel in the Dark Avengers, where does that leave Carol Danvers?Â Marvel has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of Ms. Marvel #38, that arrives April 29, 2009.
When Carol Danvers meets up with the Dark Avengers it might be the beginning of the end as Marvel’s Ms. Marvel series becomes Dark Ms. Marvel with issue #38.
It all begins in this weekâ€™s Ms. Marvel #35, from the fan favorite team of writer Brian Reed and artist Patrick Olliffe, as Carol encounters Captain Marvelâ€™s replacementâ€”Noh-Varr, better known as Marvel Boy! As Carolâ€™s past catches up with her and she meets Norman Osbornâ€™s new Ms. Marvel (AKA the villainous Moonstone), two Ms. Marvels will clashâ€¦and Carol Danvers will fall!
Well, I guess you already know how the next three issues turn out.
If you have been listening to the Major Spoilers Podcast, you know I’m not a big Marvel reader, but I sure am excited about the Secret Invasion. The problem is, I didn’t get in on all the lead up issues so I might be missing out on some important plot points.
Take for example, Captain Marvel #4 and #5 and Ms. Marvel #25, which Marvel claims are “crucial tie-ins” to Skrullapalooza 2008. The good news is, instead of reprinting each issue individually, Marvel is collecting the three issues in a single reprint one-shot.
Is Carol Danvers really a Skrull? And if she is, is she here to help or to hurt?
â€œThe Secret Invasion is pretty rapidly becoming less and less of a secret to both Captain and Ms. Marvel,â€ revealed Brian Reed. â€œMs. Marvel #25 has it all. Secrets are revealed, someone is killed, almost nobody is who they seem, Carol Danvers saves Captain Marvel’s life, and a Skrull steals the Space Shuttle! Weâ€™re also excited to welcome the new art team of Adrianna Melo and Mariah Benes. They have walked onto this book and made it their own, creating absolutely spectacular pages of art. For this first issue, they’re joined by Ron Frenz and Sal Buscema, two great and classic Marvel artists, who help us revisit Carol’s days as a NASA security chief… and learn that this invasion started a long time before Carol Danvers was a super hero!â€
Marvel Comics has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of Ms. Marvel #25, that takes a look at Ms. Marvel’s involvement in the Secret Invasion.