Here is my issue with the new reboot of Captain Marvel as a Muslim teenager. I have no issue with a rebooted character reflecting a new race, religion, gender, sexual orientation…but in order for it to be Captain Marvel…she kind of has to have powers that resemble the current Captain Marvel. Else…how is she Captain Marvel?
The new version is a shapeshifter? I mean…fine…introduce a teenage Muslim woman as the new Captain Marvel…but make her Captain Marvel.
Introduce a brand new hero who is a teenage Muslim woman who is a shapeshifter, and call her ….. The Shift or something
This is like rebooting The Hulk, and making him a flying computer expert. #marvel #CaptainMarvel #comics
I think there might be a misunderstanding somewhere?
Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers) is staying “Captain Marvel.”
Kamala Khan is the new hero. She’s a young woman who has been inspired by Carol and is taking the name “Ms. Marvel.”
The connection isn’t arbitrary — current readers of the Captain Marvel book can find Kamala’s first appearance in Issue 14, where Kamala is among a group of civilians protected from Yon-Rogg by Carol, for instance.
Making up for a poor showing in print comics this week, Marvel Unlimited continues to provide fantastic back issues.
First up the first 6 issues of Uncanny X-Force are officially on Marvel Unlimited, meaning that you can read the entire first trade! The first arc has plenty of Spiral, Psylocke, and Storm action (with a little bit of Cluster, also) for you to enjoy.
The first 16 issues of Deconnick’s Avengers Assemble is on Marvel Unlimited. If you follow me chances are you already are up-to-date on your Avengers Assemble, but if you aren’t (or are simply new to comics) then you really need to check the series out. All 16 issues are great material with plenty of Spider-Woman, Black Widow, and Captain Marvel and is my personal favorite Avengers title on the stands. #16 is the 2nd part of the “The Enemy Within” crossover arc, which ties together Avengers Assemble to Captain Marvel. Strangely, Marvel did not think to upload the first part of the arc, Avengers: The Enemy Within #1 which is very unfortunate.
Last but not least, Astonishing X-Men #63 is up, which continues a plot-arc in which Iceman goes batshit from #62. Not only is Astonishing X-Men written by the talented Marjorie Liu, it has plenty of women in the cast: Karma, Kitty Pryde, and Warbird.
I'm knee-deep in the muddy, boot-sucking writing trenches this week, staring down my own professional insecurities and a MASSIVE deadline Saturday. Would you say something Carol-like to keep this Corps member motivated and moving forward, please? Thanks! :)
Amateurs bellyache and let fear (disguised as perfectionism) ride their coattails.
Got some Carol questions, having blazed through your whole run this weekend. 1) When did the uniform change occur, or was it from the outset of issue 1? 2) How much time passed between the end of 'Enemy Within', Carol in 'Infinity' things, and Issue 17? Keep up the great work!
1) Off-panel, before Avenging Spider-Man #9, which was her first appearance with the new look.
2) In my head, CM17 is actually before CM 15 & 16, but it’s shifty comics time.