Cap­tain Marvel

Comic Heroes - - Feature -

The Kree are among the big noises of Cos­mic Marvel, but we’ve only re­ally got to know one of them well: Cap­tain Mar-Vell, in­tro­duced in the try-out book Marvel Su­per-He­roes and, briefly, one of the most ex­cit­ing pro­tag­o­nists in comics.

Mar-Vell was first of­fi­cer of a Kree ship sent to spy on Earth, but he was soon dis­obey­ing or­ders in or­der to pro­tect us, us­ing his Kree tech to pose as a su­per­hero down here, and earn­ing cos­mic pow­ers from as­sorted strange, space-dwelling en­ti­ties. This new in­car­na­tion was saved from im­mi­nent can­cel­la­tion by Jim Star­lin and, tem­po­rar­ily, it was the most in­ven­tive, twist­ing and shock-packed book Marvel had.

Star­lin’s on­go­ing “Thanos War” sto­ry­line was an early Marvel space epic – much im­i­tated, never beaten – packed with dy­namic sto­ry­telling, shock mo­ments and in­no­va­tive page lay­outs.

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