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Women of Marvel: Monica Rambeau

Monica Rambeau: Photon is energy personified, a seemingly all-powerful, invincible being of pure light. We’ll delve into how someone as mighty as Monica Rambeau maintains her humanity with the help of her loved ones.


Monica Rambeau, AKA Photon

in Monica Rambeau: Photon (2022) #1

Universal powerhouse Monica Rambeau stars in her very own all-new adventure! The hero known as Photon has been charged with making a very special, very cosmic delivery—should be light work for Monica…if family drama doesn’t hold her back.

First Appearance

in Amazing Spider-Man Annual (1964) #16

Monica uses the full range of her electromagnetism when she encounters Spider-Man in New York. Learn all about her New Orleans origin, including her time as a Harbor Control officer prior to becoming the all-new Captain Marvel. (And first human to carry the name!)

Leading the Avengers

in Avengers (1963) #279

After the Wasp’s resignation from the team as the Avengers’ chairwoman, Earth’s Mightiest need a new leader. And Monica’s a perfect fit.

Ultimate Hero

in Ultimates 2 (2016) #1

Monica teams with the protectors of the Omniverse! Alongside Blue Marvel, Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers), Black Panther, and Miss. America, the Ultimates are on call for Galactus after helping cure his insatiable hunger (see: 2015’s ULTIMATES).