Ms. Marvel no more… During Marvel’s House of M, we met a Carol Danvers who had become Earth’s Greatest Hero… Captain Marvel. When she got back, (and started her semi-recent 50 issue series) Carol felt like an underachiever in comparison to her alternate self and decided it was about time she lived up to her potential. She had 50 issues (which included her “death” and return), and never really got there, but is not giving up on the idea.
She IS giving up much of the sex appeal that the character’s costumes have always embraced. The new ongoing Captain Marvel series (by New York Times best-selling writer Kelly Sue DeConnick and artist Dexter Soy) starring Carol was announced at Wondercon 2012. Teaser images show us a strong determined heroine wearing WAY more clothing than she’s used to.
Personally I don’t mind MOST of the costume (they kept her sash belt and a color reverse of the v shape mantle found in her original costume) but I hate the mask seen in the panel page and would have kept her signature thigh high boots and exposed upper thighs (but given her less of a thong look than we saw in the recent Ms. Marvel run). No matter how cool the costume is, it will be hard to top the 2 fan favorite costumes she’s already worn. The new costume has a distinct patriotic/militaristic look that is appropriate for Carol’s background and aspirations, but I think it’s just too generic. What do you think? Is this Carol outgrowing her lifelong cheesecake phase and stepping up to the Major Leagues as she’s always wanted (and deserved)? Or are they taking a character with an identity and beloved iconic look of her own and making her the new Phyla-Vell instead? Wait cancel that, even Phlya’s costume was sexier.
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