Just in time for the Captain Marvel movie starring Brie Larson, we go back to March of 1968 where we are introduced to Carol Danvers who over the years has held many titles but now holds the current title of Captain Marvel, which I don’t see changing anytime soon.
Marvel Super-Heroes #13 wasn’t only the first appearance of Carol Danvers but also the second appearance of Captain Marvel (the first one).
In this first appearance, Carol was an officer in the United States Air Force and a colleague of the Kree hero Mar-Vell (who’s first appearance was in the previous issue Marvel Super-Heroes #12).
She later becomes Ms. Marvel incarnation after an explosion where her DNA is fused with Mar-Vell’s, giving her Kree abilities. All this went down in her new self titled book Ms. Marvel #1 in 1977.
Now Carol’s other notable appearances under other names are as Binary which was in The Uncanny X-Men #164 (December 1982). Her other title she carried briefly was as Warbird and that first was in The Avengers #4 (May 1998).
As Captain Marvel, this first appearance did not happen until Avenging Spider-Man #9 (July 2012) which is probably the second most important appearance for Carol, the others are definitely her first appearance in Super-Heroes #13 and then Ms. Marvel #1.
But this one, the first as Captain Marvel is probably the most key or will end up being the most valuable over time I think. It’s definitely the must have key book for any Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel fan. I can only see this book going up in value over time as Captain Marvel is now part of our MCU and will be for years to come.
That’s your Throwback Thursday, just in time for the movie which I’m happy to say I’ll be seeing on Sunday. I don’t usually see new movies so quickly as I like to see them when there’s less crowds but it’s a good way to kick off the kids Spring Break.