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American comic book publisher Marvel Comics announced that it will relaunch a new Captain Marvel comic book series.
The new series, which will be titled Captain Marvel, is set to debut in January 2019. It will continue the story of the heroine Captain Marvel, who was first introduced in 1967. Written by Kelly Thompson and illustrated by Carmen Carnero, the series will be released in comic book stores and on digital platforms.
In the story, Captain Marvel is the alter ego of Carol Danvers, a US Air Force officer. Aside from having superhuman strength and speed, she has the ability to fly.
According to Thompson, Captain Marvel’s flaws set the superhero apart from other similar characters. Thompson characterized Captain Marvel as a superhero who experiences struggles but powers through them. Through this characterization, the writer wants the superhero to inspire women.
Thompson also revealed that Captain Marvel will be interacting with other superheroes like Iron Man and Spider-Woman. She also confirmed that Captain Marvel will possibly have a romantic relationship with another well-known Marvel character.
Aside from the new comic book series, a movie about Captain Marvel will also be released. Starring actress Brie Larson, it will be the first movie in the Marvel franchise to have a female lead.
Because the movie’s release is in March 2019, it will be hot on the heels of the comic book series’ launch. Thompson anticipates that Captain Marvel will earn new fans after the film’s release. She also hopes that through the film and new comic book series, Captain Marvel will not only attract new fans, but also cater to its loyal supporters.