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Carol Danvers is an icon of female strength, inspiring her own eponymous fanbase. We explore how this Air Force major became a first tier Avenger through some of her top comic stories and entry point runs!


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Kree Origins

In The Life of Captain Marvel (2018) #1

A digestible origin series. This run covers Carol’s childhood, relationship with her dad Joe, and her half-Kree parentage by way of her mother, Mari-Ell. It’s important backstory both to understand Carol’s powers and how she carries herself as a hero.

Becoming Captain Marvel

In Captain Marvel (2012) #1

The former “Ms. Marvel” takes up the mantle of “Captain Marvel” at the start of this series. Now, Carol Danvers has a new name, a new mission… and all the power she needs to complicate her life in unimaginable ways.

Higher, Further, Faster

In Captain Marvel (2014) #1

What’s not to love about this run? You’ve got a sensational team-up in creators Kelly Sue DeConnick and David Lopez, plus a story arc featuring Chewie the Flerken and her uncontrolled spawn. Plus, an ideal entry point for new readers!

Leading Alpha Flight

In Captain Marvel (2016) #1

It's a bold new frontier for Carol Danvers as she soars to new heights in her greatest mission yet—as leader of the all-new Alpha Flight space program. As Earth’s first line of defense, Carol and her team aim to protect the planet from extraterrestrial threats. But can Carol be a soldier and a diplomat?


In Captain Marvel (2019) #1

Start at the beginning of this 50-issue run. An entry point series from Kelly Thompson and Carmen Carnero that folds together the key points from Carol’s history: Her possession by the Brood, her transformation and time with the X-Men as Binary, her longstanding beef with Rogue... It’s also got a great gallery of allies for Carol to play off: Her best friend Spider-Woman, mentee Hazmat, and boyfriend War Machine.