Published October 12, 2020

All the Times the MCU's Carol Danvers Paid Tribute to the Captain Marvel Comics

See Captain Marvel's looks shine from the comics to the big screen!


Carol Danvers made her debut in Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel back in 2019, showing the universe she's one of the most powerful heroes it had ever seen. She then joined the all crucial fight against the Mad Titan Thanos in Avengers: Endgame.

Carol is not only force within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but in the comic pages as well. In the latest episode of Earth's Mightiest Show, above, we take a look at all of Captain Marvel's looks in the MCU, and how it paid tribute to the comics source material.


Captain Marvel

At the beginning of Captain Marvel, known only as 'Vers,' Carol Danvers sported her Starforce uniform, which features similar colors to the classic Kree uniform, as worn by the original Captain Marvel in Marvel Comics — Mar-Vell.

Marvel Super-Heroes (1967) #12

Marvel Super-Heroes (1967) #12

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The costume Carol Danvers wears in Captain Marvel nods to her comic book design by Jamie McKelvie, with its prominent star of Hala and faux hawk helmet.

Captain Marvel comic book design by Jamie McKelvie
Captain Marvel comic book design by Jamie McKelvie

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The Kree starforce uniform

Captain Marvel

In the MCU, these comic design elements are pulled together to create an all-new Kree warrior suit. Vers and the team bring a new tactical edge to the look featuring fingerless gauntlets, weaponry, and armored detail, fit for a team of intergalactic warriors.

a bold new look

Captain Marvel

When Captain Marvel reconnects with her past, she chooses a new color scheme and a new way to incorporate the character's classic sash, which she sported in more than one iteration of her comic book costume, as a more practical belt in the MCU.

Ms. Marvel (1977) #1

Ms. Marvel (1977) #1

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Battle ready armor

Captain Marvel

As Captain Marvel readies for battle, red and gold detail brings new power to her newly minted body armor.

Next Level: endgame

Avengers: Endgame

Carol's suit from Avengers: Endgame takes her look to the next level, with the blue and red swapping places, and shiny metallic gold.

The look is topped off with Carol's cropped hair, which has been seen in more recent CAPTAIN MARVEL comics.

Captain Marvel (2016) #1

Captain Marvel (2016) #1

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Captain Marvel

As previously revealed earlier this year, Carol Danvers will return with the untitled Captain Marvel sequel.

For the time being, you can watch Brie Larson bring Carol Danvers to life in Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame, both streaming exclusively on Disney+!

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Interested in learning more about Captain Marvel's comic origins, check out our recommended "Start Here: Captain Marvel" reading list, which features introductory series or story arcs recommended by the Marvel Unlimited team. Have you tried Marvel Unlimited yet? It’s your all-access pass to over 28,000 Marvel comics, all available at your fingertips. Sign up now!

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New to comics or looking to read up on our Kree-powered warrior? Try one of these introductory series or story arcs, recommended by the Marvel Unlimited team!



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