By Eric Diaz
Carol Danvers, the current bearer of the title Captain Marvel in the Marvel Universe and the former Ms. Marvel, holds a unique position among all the female spin-off characters created for male superheroes. Unlike, say, Supergirl, Batgirl, She-Hulk, and Spider-Woman, Carol actually long ago surpassed her male counterpart in popularity and importance in the overall Marvel universe. The original Captain Marvel, a/k/a the alien warrior Mar-Vell, had an ongoing series that was relatively short lived, and was killed off back in the early eighties (and shockingly, hasn’t come back to life in all this time). Since then, Ms. Marvel, who was introduced as a human pilot who developed powers similar to the Kree Mar-Vell, became an A-list Avenger, and even forgave them when she was abducted into another dimension with a creepy rapist dude and they all just smiled and let it happen. Yes, that’s a thing that happened.
A couple of years back, Marvel decided it was high time that Carol “graduate” to being the new Captain Marvel officially. Along with the new name came a new costume, one that I’m not crazy about, to be honest, but don’t hate it either. (Mini-rant: I don’t think the idea …read more