So You Want to Know More About Marvel’s Phase 3 Superheroes, Captain Marvel Edition

Marvel had a wild and crazy day back on October 28th, dropping a whole lot of news regarding Phase 3 of the Cinematic Universe (MCU). If you weren’t on Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, the Web, Earth that day or ever since, you might not know what’s what in terms of which superhero is getting her/his/their own movie and when. Fear not! There are lists for that.

2016-2017 2018-2019
May 6 2016: Captain America: Civil War
November 4 2016: Doctor Strange
May 5 2017: Guardians of the Galaxy 2
July 28 2017: Thor: Ragnarok
Nov 3 2017: Black Panther
May 4 2018: Avengers: Infinity War Part I
July 6 2018: Captain Marvel
Nov 2 2018: Inhumans
May 3 2019: Avengers: Infinity War Part II

You’ll notice a few familiar faces in that bunch: Cap, Thor, the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy. It’s great that they’re coming back! That Marvel is introducing other superheroes to the MCU is even better! But maybe you’ve never heard of Black Panther; maybe the name Carol Danvers rings not a single bell; or maybe you just have no clue what, exactly, an Inhuman might be. If you’re looking for some background (any background at all; we’re talking scraps here and newer ones at that), stop in because we can help.

This post is dedicated to Captain Marvel, the superhero formerly known as Ms Marvel and still known as Carol Danvers. What you’ll find below are books we have here in our library, almost all of them solo titles, in which maybe Cap or Iron Man or Star-Lord makes an appearance but the story rests on Carol’s capable shoulders.

CaptMarvel1Captain Marvel Vol 1: In Pursuit of Flight
Words:Kelly Sue DeConnick
Art: Emma Rios, Dexter Soy, and Ed McGuinness

“Carol Danvers is back. After changing her superhero name, Captain Marvel tries to live up to the legacy of her fallen predecessor, while facing a time-traveling adventure that’s intricately linked with the woman who inspired her military career.”

CaptMarvel2Captain Marvel Vol 2: Down
Words: Kelly Sue DeConnick
Art: Christopher Sebela, Dexter Soy, Filipe Andrade

“Former Captain Marvel Monica Rambeau teams up with Carol Danvers to uncover a mechanical mystery : a deep-sea danger decades in the making, and when an indestructible menace rises from the depth, the two women take sisterhood to new heights as they combine forces to bring it down! But as Carol returns home after the encounter, she finds herself a changed woman. Something is weakening her powers and threatens to ground the high-flying hero for good. A new version of an old foe enters the fray, and Captain America gives Carol new wings in the form of old wheels as the incredible adventures of Earth’s mightiest hero continue!”

CaptMarvel1NewCaptain Marvel Vol 1: Higher, Further, Faster, More
Words: Kelly Sue DeConnick
Art: David Lopez

Hero! Pilot! Avenger! Captain Marvel, Earth’s Mightiest Hero with an attitude to match, is back and launching headfirst into an all-new ongoing adventure! As Captain Marvel, a.k.a. Carol Danvers, comes to a crossroads with a new life and new romance, she makes a dramatic decision that will alter the course of her life – and the entire Marvel Universe – in the months to come. But as Carol takes on a mission to return an alien girl to her homeworld, she lands in the middle of an uprising against the Galactic Alliance! Investigating the forced resettlement of Rocket Girl’s people, Carol discovers that she has a history with the man behind the plot. But when the bad guy tries to blackmail Carol and turn the Avengers against her, it’s payback time! Guest-starring the Guardians of the Galaxy!

And why not? One Captain Marvel centric Team Effort title you might want to take a look at:

EnemyWithinAvengers: The Enemy Within
Words: Kelly Sue DeConnick
Art: Scott Hepburn

“The hotly anticipated Avengers/Captain Marvel event is here! Vicious echoes of the Avengers’ past are cropping up all over Manhattan…but Captain Marvel, grounded since a recent and mysterious power loss, refuses to be left behind. Who is the sinister figure behind these incursions, and what does it have to do with Carol Danvers’ mysterious condition? And the most disturbing question of all…is this villain even real? Or just a figment of Captain Marvel’s increasingly deadly imagination? Be here as Carol Danvers demonstrates that you just can’t keep a good Captain down!”

The next installment of So You Want to Know More About Marvel’s Phase 3 Superheroes will be all things Black Panther.

[Title links lead to the NOBLE catalog]

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