Today in Marvel History: 'Ms. Marvel' #1
On this day in 1977, Carol Danvers took the Super Hero moniker for the first time!
On October 5, 1977, Carol Danvers took to the skies for the very first time as the Super Hero called Ms. Marvel!
In the positively perfect pages of MS. MARVEL #1 by Gerry Conway, Carla Conway, John Buscema, Joe Sennott, John Costanza, and Marie Severin, Danvers was introduced in the super suit with a few superlative sentences...
"Like the Valkyrie guards of Valhalla, she swoops across the face of the Earth, arms as wide-spread as an eagle's wings, eyes burning, jaw set...her every sinnew throbbing with battle-anticipation...
"Her name is her own, but for want of something better, we may call her--Marvel: MS. MARVEL!
"And because of her--the world may never be the same!"
Having made her personal debut in MARVEL SUPER-HEROES (1967) #13 as a security chief working alongside Captain Marvel (AKA Mar-Vel), Danvers took on the new mantle of Ms. Marvel, establishing a new lineage of Super Heroes... A lineage that would continue when Kamala Khan inherited the title of Ms. Marvel in ALL-NEW MARVEL NOW! POINT ONE (2014) #1, after Carol had become Captain Marvel in her own right in AVENGING SPIDER-MAN (2011) #9.
But, in many ways, MS. MARVEL (1977) #1 was the issue that started it all, bringing Carol Danvers to the center of the Marvel Universe. In retrospect, the mag's creative team was even more right than they could have known; the world hasn't been the same ever since!
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