Captain Marvel V1 Rise of Alpha Flight TP Michele Fazekas The Marvels MCU Movie


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PUBLISHER Marvel Comics
WRITER Michele Fazekis & Tara Butters
ARTIST Kris Anka
112 pages
Graphic Novel

Oh Captain, my Captain! Carol Danvers soars higher than ever with her greatest mission yet – leading Earth’s first line of defense, the all-new Alpha Flight space program! And some alums of the old-school Flight are along for the ride: Puck, Aurora and Sasquatch! It’s a bold new frontier for Captain Marvel, but can she handle being a diplomat first and a soldier second? She’ll face negotiations with alien delegates, passive-aggressive power struggles with Flight Commander Abigail Brand, an insatiable itch to be out on the front lines and the mystery of a ghost ship bearing the Star of Hala – the very symbol she wears on her chest! Plus: Carol’s powers are on the fritz, and all evidence says Alpha Flight has a traitor in its midst. You think your job is tough? Try Captain Marvel’s!

Collecting Captain Marvel (2016) #1-5.

Alpha Flight and Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers) are characters who have routinely struggled to find an audience. This is due to a variety of factors but they’re both characters with niche fandoms (including myself). So, combining the two is hardly a bad thing even if I’m confused at how the Canadian superhero team has ended up as the sole defenders of Earthspace. I’m also of the mind that Alpha Flight isn’t really Alpha Flight unless it has either of the Hudsons. Still, if you’re just going to have Puck, Sasquatch, and Aurora then you haven’t lost much.

The premise of the first six issues is basically Marvel Comics version of Deep Space Nine with Carol running Earth’s newest space station. Agent Brand of Joss Whedon’s X-men plays a role as constantly undercutting Carol’s authority and serves as an excellent foil for her. The plot of the issue, though, is Carol attempting to make peace with a race of alien refugees who are fleeing from the genocide of their world by the Kree. They believe Carol is a Kree (half-Kree actually) and that Earth is full of Kree that must be destroyed. She just wants to peacefully resettle them. It’s a very Star Trek-esque plot and one I strongly approve of.

Could this story be the basis for Captain Marvel 2 movie The Marvels? I certainly hope so!

The Marvels is an upcoming film based on Marvel Comics featuring the characters Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel, Kamala Khan / Ms. Marvel, and Monica Rambeau. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is intended to be the sequel to Captain Marvel (2019), a continuation of the Disney+ series Ms. Marvel (2022), and the 31st film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by Nia DaCosta from a screenplay by Megan McDonnell, and stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan, and Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau, alongside Samuel L. Jackson.

Marvel Studios confirmed plans to make a sequel to Captain Marvel in July 2019, and development began in January 2020 with McDonnell joining and Larson set to return. DaCosta was hired that August, with Vellani and Parris revealed to be cast in December. Second unit filming began in mid-April 2021 in New Jersey, with the title revealed in early May. Principal photography had begun by August 2021, taking place at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire as well as in Los Angeles and Tropea, Italy.

The Marvels is scheduled to be released in the United States on February 17, 2023, as part of Phase Four of the MCU.


Collects Captain Marvel 1-5. Near mint condition, 1st print.