COMICS: Carol Danvers Begins A New Adventure In CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 Preview

The first lettered preview has hit for Kelly Sue DeConnick and David Lopez's upcoming comic, focused on death-defying Captain Marvel, as she continues her adventures across the universe with an all new team to help her fight crime. Hit the Jump to Check it Out!

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By anthonyEstark - 3/6/2014
Hero! Pilot! Avenger! Captain Marvel, Earth’s Mightiest Hero with death-defying powers and an attitude to match, is back and launching headfirst into an all-new ongoing series! 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. It’s time to go HIGHER, FURTHER, FASTER and more in the most super-powered comic around!
















WRITTEN BY Kelly Sue DeConnick
ART BY David Lopez
COLORS BY Lee Loughridge
COVERS BY David Lopez, John Cassaday, Skottie Young, Leinil Yu
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Pasto - 3/6/2014, 10:23 AM
Why did that guy say '?'?
Nomis - 3/6/2014, 10:57 AM
So MARVEL is going to reboot their comics every year now?
NinjaKickTheDamnRabbit - 3/6/2014, 10:59 AM
Marvel is going to the shitter real fast
KrazyForKomix - 3/6/2014, 11:14 AM
YAY! More rebooting! Go MARVEL!
COREYxYEROC - 3/6/2014, 11:17 AM
ms marvel movie confirmed!
marvel does it all the time, the make new comcis or put characters in games to try and boost their popularity or make them more known. there is no way rocket was getting in umvc3 without a movie being made
Melkaticox - 3/6/2014, 11:20 AM
...Do you guys know what "rebooting" means?
StarkAnthony - 3/6/2014, 11:24 AM
What's with the furry cover?
giannis - 3/6/2014, 11:30 AM
The third cover is f.u.c.k.i.n.g awesome!
MsDarkPhoenix - 3/6/2014, 11:31 AM
I'd say something about her name being Captain Marvel and not Ms. Marvel but I got bored of whining. At least her hair finally look good!!
AsgardianHobo - 3/6/2014, 11:37 AM
lol, its not rebooting
jlabatman - 3/6/2014, 11:45 AM
That third variant cover is pretty good!
MakluIV - 3/6/2014, 11:48 AM
Marvel will never reboot the 616. They just expand it to other universes and dimension etc.
Nomis - 3/6/2014, 12:08 PM
Reboot! Renumber! start over! Call it what you want..it's still a stupid gimmick!

It's today's version of the 10 diffferent variant, Gate fold, hologram, gold embossed comic cover gimmick of the '90s all over again!
charlie2094 - 3/6/2014, 12:11 PM
This series was brilliant, though lost it a bit as it went on, glad to see it's starting over! The whole Infinity tie-in stuff helped bring it down...

If any series needed a 'reboot' it was this one! Started strong but eventually got a bit derailed, great to see they're giving it another go! Love that third cover

@Marvelicious

If anyone, Skye would surely be Jessica Drew/Spider-Woman, more hints and such towards that
Leadpoison - 3/6/2014, 12:20 PM
Good luck with that $3.99 price tag on 20 pieces of toilet paper, Marvel.
KrazyForKomix - 3/6/2014, 12:35 PM
YAY! NEW CAPTAIN MARVEL #1!!!
Nomis - 3/6/2014, 12:43 PM
@ Charlie2094 - Back in the DAY when a comic book series "lost it a bit" or got "derailed" with a crappy story line, the editor would bring in a NEW CREATIVE TEAM (writer/artist) to breath some new life in it or get it back on tracks.

But it would still be in the same volume and the issue number will just continue on.

It didn't constantly start over and over again with a "new" Number 1 every time it come of a story arc that wasn't so good.

Which makes me think this is only a gimmick to get people to buy more comics!

Which is cool since they are in the business of selling comics, but none of these number 1 is going to be worth anything since they are NOT rare.

This is just ridiculous with MARVEL starting new titles of MARVEL NOW when they just did only two years ago.
ThePowerCosmic - 3/6/2014, 12:49 PM
I think Marvels days if letting comics get to issue 256 are over. I like this method. It seems like they reboot every time there is a major arc change. Or just cancel if sales aren't good.

I like it because it's easier to catch up when a run only gets to 30 issues at most.

ThePowerCosmic - 3/6/2014, 12:51 PM
Nomis

Get the really rare variants. They may be worth something. And some of them have amazing covers!
Minato - 3/6/2014, 12:55 PM
Im sorry call me corny or whatever but I literally LOLed when she turned around and said “These are not the droids you’re looking for”. I wouldn’t mind Skye becoming Ms Marvel but I don’t like it when they change a characters back story or inexplicable reasons. I hope they keep the characters from AOS as original characters and just build unique stories for them. I can let the Deathlok thing go cause I don’t think we would see him any other way. BTW I like AOS
ellispart3 - 3/6/2014, 1:11 PM
i guess i really don't see the big issue with starting over at number 1. yea it's a gimmick to sell comics, made by a company who wants to sell comics. why is it really that surprising that visual gimmicks to attract new readers are being employed?
it's less daunting to a new reader to see a issue #1 instead of #201. comics with a high issue number may put newbies off. there's sooo much back story to pick up on. where's the natural jump on point? these reboots seem to happen when the story takes a turn or a new creative team comes on board, which kind of breaks books up into multiple stories instead of a long on going series.
yes, there less organization in the long run on the chronology of the stories in the future without trying to figure out which volume of captain marvel you're reading. also, i think it's very dismissive to your loyal readers calling it a reboot or revamp when it's simply a new storyline or new creative team. call it what it is. the original number is cool to see, but honestly, as long as the story is solid and the art is gorgeous, i'm cool with marvel, dc, or any other publisher trying something like this bring in new readers.
Nomis - 3/6/2014, 1:17 PM
@ ThePowerCosmic - Where you collecting comics when they did all the various (variant)covers and other gimmicky stuff in the '90s? The variants (and other gimmicks) became the primary focus instead of quality story and art.

If you were you know how that turned out.

It wasn't good for the comic book industry as a whole and MARVEL had to filed for bankruptcy in '97(or 98 I forget).

What had happen was that all the serious collectors start buying up all the many different variant (and gimmick) covers and it appeared to the retailers that all the books were selling really good to the general public.

So they were telling the companies they needed more books. Btu it was really only the collectors buying the 10 different covers for a single issue that made it look good.

So the comic book companies (MARVEL,Dc,etc) printed more and more books but since it really was only a handful of collectors that was buying those books with variant cover and other gimmicks, their became such a surplus of books that market was over saturated with too many comics, which makes them less valuable.

The same will be true if you have a massive amount of "new" number 1 issues out there even with various variant covers.

It less the value of the comics if they are many out there because it will only APPEARS that they are selling when it only a handful of collectors buying the same book over and over again with a different cover.

Believe me when I tell you these gimmicks only hurt the industry and it seem MARVEL is repeating this again with renumbering over and over.

If they go back to the old ways of keeping story arcs within the same volume and increasing the quality of the story and art, they will still sell and the industry won't be hurt.
KeefNCookies - 3/6/2014, 1:18 PM
@DarkPhoenix
Exactly everything I was thinking. Nuff Said
jimoakley666 - 3/6/2014, 1:22 PM
Didn't this have a number one like, what, five issues ago? Marvel really are taking the piss now.
ThePowerCosmic - 3/6/2014, 1:26 PM
Nomis

Yep I was around then. Hologram covers and crap can go, but alternate art I like. Plus I think the quality of storytelling by Marvel had been great lately. So I feel like quality is up.

All don't really care about value of new books. None of them will be worth that much. I collect silver age.
Nomis - 3/6/2014, 1:29 PM
@ ellispart3 - High numbering may seem "daunting" to newer readers, but it will help the retailers with the sell of back issue or collected back issues and educate the newer reader on what had came before.

A continuing number system is a better way to prevent the industry from stabbing itself in the foot again!
ThePowerCosmic - 3/6/2014, 1:30 PM
Nomis

Marvel aren't the only ones being gimmicky. DC introducing 3D covers. They are both just trying to appeal to more people and get new people interested. Part of the biz now.
jimoakley666 - 3/6/2014, 1:32 PM
I've got a copy of Wolverine #100 with the shimmery holographic adamantium claws, a copy of X-Men #1 with the big pull-out cover and X-Men #2 with the connecting cover and X-Men #1&2 reprinted in one with a preview of what Claremont and Lee had planned, and I've got Uncanny X-men # whatever, the two parter where Wolverine tries to get married and... fuking loads of ace issues since the early 80's that are numerically being reduced to collector's jokes because of this crud.

Grant Morrison did it right with New X-Men. He changed the bloody title but kept the numbering. It went from X-Men #113 to New X-Men #114 because he didn't want to cock with reader continuity or the flow of the title.
Nomis - 3/6/2014, 1:36 PM
@ ThePowerCosmic - Bronze age collector myself.

But I'm afraid the editors who are running MARVEL right now wasn't around back then (it's going on 20 years) when all that happen and so they think they can try a gimmick(s) that similar and make it work this time.

All these new number ones over and over again are going to come crashing back down on them.

And All comic companies were guilty of the collectors boom in the '90s (MARVEL,DC, Variant, Image,etc.) and they ALL got hurt by it!

Some companies NEVER bounced back from it and went under.
ellispart3 - 3/6/2014, 1:36 PM
@nomis
i understand what you mean. I also remember the 90s comic collector's bubble. other differences between now and then are that those books in the 90s were using the gimmicks to sell so many copies of the same issue. this new gimmick would actually help sell new issues since there are more "brand new first issues" popping up ever 6 or 7 months from the same series. love them or hate them, variant covers seem like they are here to stay. also, the 90s had a huge influx of artists writing books who couldn't write. the artists were the driving force behind many of the books, so publishers thought "well if readers are buying the books because of the artists, just let the artists write the books". there are some amazing stories being published today, and i feel like the quality of today's comic outshine a good chunk of the 90s books.
the collectors rush of the 90s was doomed to fail from the get go. the reason old comics are valuable are due to the fact that they aren't all over the place. are todays comics getting caught with enormous print runs?
staypuffed - 3/6/2014, 1:39 PM
I'd really like to get into this series. I'll pick this up.
ellispart3 - 3/6/2014, 1:41 PM
@nomis
i agree with the confusion that can and will be caused by the resets, reboots, rewhatevers of the new first issues for retailers. i brought that up for a second in my first comment. i feel like there is a better way at handling this, but i also see this being beneficially to new readers. i don't see it as being as detrimental as the 90s collector's crash.
ThePowerCosmic - 3/6/2014, 1:41 PM
Nomis

Remember too that with the movies and all comics are at a high point, also digital sales are huge profit. Many people are not collecting anymore, they just want to read. The whole industry has changed so much you really can't compare it to the 90s. Many things contributed to the downfall not just gimmicks.
Nomis - 3/6/2014, 1:48 PM
@ ellispart3 - But the "new" gimmick is the selling of "brand new first issues" popping up ever 6 or 7 months from the same series.

History will repeat itself.

The relatively few hard core collectors out there will gulp up many issues of the same "new number one" book, albeit with variant covers and it will look to the retailer that the general public are buying all these "new" number ones when it's only a handful of collectors.

The retailer will order more books. The companies will make more "new number ones" starting over every year or whatever thinking that's the reason they are selling more books, and then the market is OVER SATURATED with these "new number one" books that won't have any value because the market is flooded with them.

And the real collectors will figure that out before the retailer or comic company and stop getting as many before the retailer see his return and the comic companies realize that's the issue and we got the same thing all over again.
ThePowerCosmic - 3/6/2014, 1:54 PM
Perhaps, we'll have to see. But how do you know this gimmick isn't attracting new readers? How do you know it's not working?
Nomis - 3/6/2014, 1:55 PM
@ ThePowerCosmic - Comic book movies are at all time high point (This is certainly the the Golden age for them) but comic sells are at a so-so place right now.

They are doing okay. But it's because new readers and the general public buy them out of curiousity from seeing the movies.

Digital sales have certainly made a spike in sells but it's still to early to see how long standing that will be for the industry.
ellispart3 - 3/6/2014, 2:03 PM
nomis

it sounds like the biggest contributors to the past and future crash are the collectors. gimmicks to sell books aren't the problem in both scenarios (90s and current comics), but the collectors buying up multiple copies of the same issue which is viewed by the publisher as a successful book and requires another print run is more of the problem.
ThePowerCosmic - 3/6/2014, 2:05 PM
As a comic fan I have read a lot of this new Marvel stuff that I never would have read before because of this new method. I can read stuff like FF, Avengers A.I., and others because of the short run it's less commitment and allows me to explore and easily start from the beginning of the arc when they relaunch. IMO I like it!
Nomis - 3/6/2014, 2:05 PM
@ ThePowerCosmic - I talk to my local retailer (and industry web sites)and they tell me that books after the "new number one" have come out and everyone grabs them up, that the following issues have such a substantial drop in sell numbers that newer readers are not staying with the titles.

Which is the reason why the companies do a gimmick like "new number ones" over and over again.

But it's a "catch 22" or putting a "bandage over a broken arm" kid of mentality. A quick fix for the problem, but nothing more.

They need to have it where they keep the new reader interested in the title in the long run.

I think a continually numbering system in a single volume will have the newer reader who is initally interested go out and learn about the title by buying up back issues and collections to learn about the title and it will show the long time reader that there devotion to the title wasn't in vain.

That's how it was in the industry for decades and should be again or it will repeat the same mistakes of the past.
Nomis - 3/6/2014, 2:10 PM
@ ellispart3 - True.

The greed of the hard core collectors were the main problem, but at the same time, they were "baited" by the comic companies and there gimmicks that if they get this issue it will be ten times as much valuable 20 years later because of this particular gimmick.

They both were to blame.
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