We already know Mar-Vell is supposed to return during the Avengers vs. X-Men event, but whether or not it's the real Mar-Vell or someone else taking up his mantle is still unclear. It's also unclear whether or not this teaser is referring to the tie in issue of Secret Avengers or in fact is hinting at a mini-series or ongoing. It'd be nice if Genis came back, but I'm really hoping for the real Mar-Vell. "The Death of Captain Marvel" was easily one of the best graphic novels and stories Marvel ever produced as well as one of their best character deaths, but the return of "the most cosmic superhero of all" if handled by an all star team would bring back a sorely missed and underrated character as well as still pay homage to the original graphic novel.
Details will be revealed on Saturday at WonderCon.
Last edited by JakeTheBank on Mar 12th, 2012 at 08:15 PM
"SECRET AVENGERS #27
RICK REMENDER (w) • RENATO GUEDES (A)
Cover by ALAN DAVIS
• AVX TIE-IN!
• Captain Marvel reborn to unite all Kree!
• Captain Marvel, The Protector and Ms. Marvel vs The Avengers!
• Who is Minister Marvel and why has he drawn the Phoenix to the Kree homeworld?"
True enough, but Marvel doesn't have any on goings anchored by a female lead right now (X-23 and Ghost Rider are ending), so we can expect a few new ones to pop up soon. They've tried Ms. Marvel a few times and it hasn't really stuck, if they wanted to push her again they'd need a gimmick, like the title Captain Marvel for instance, to get a reader push.
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Assuming the Carol thing is legit, I gotta say I'm disappointed in Marvel. Again with the Mar-Vell teasing? C'mon. Yes, I realize that Mar-Vell's death was impactful and one of the best handled ones in Marvel. Yes, I understand a good deal of people would prefer he stay dead. But seriously, death in comics has long since been killed. So long as a character's death and revival are done well, it shouldn't matter as that's the nature of the industry. It's even been lampshaded by events such as Blackest Night and Brightest Day and Chaos War: Dead Avengers.
Back to Carol: I feel that yes, Marvel really ought to give a high profile heroine a solo book, and of those available, she's likely one of the few who can sustain a book for a long time (her previous series was pretty good).