Avenging Spider-Man #9 has made me really excited about Captain Marvel, you guys. This is gonna be awesome.
Avenging Spider-Man 009 (2012)
Captain Marvel asserts herself in Avenging Spider-man.
I know, I bought a Spider-man comic! I’m surprised too.
This was a promising beginning to Kelly Sue DeConnick’s run on Captain Marvel. I’m looking forward to next week’s Captain Marvel #1
X-Men Legacy 269
this is one of my favorite Carol covers ever.
art by the Amazing Dodsons.
Captain Marvel by Adi Granov.
Peter:. So, what’s the plan? To outsmart and outfight the Avengers and Magneto at the tender age of, what, fifteen?
Peter: Kid, I was a teenage super hero, so take it from me…that is a terrible plan.
Carol: He’s right, you know. You kids are not going to win this one.
Teddy: Is that a threat, Ms. Marvel?
Carol: Nope. I just call ‘em like I see ‘em. Take a look for yourselves.
Billy: She’s right. We have to stop this.
Teddy: How? By turning ourselves in?
Billy: By finding the Scarlet Witch.
Teddy: I don’t think the Avengers would approve.
Billy: I don’t think I care.
Teddy: I don’t think I’ve ever been more attracted to you.
Billy: Try to hold on to that feeling, in case this doesn’t work.
Carol: What are you doing, Wiccan?
Billy: I’m not entirely sure, Ms. Marvel. Brace yourself.
— From Avengers: The Children’s Crusade #2 by Allan Heinberg, art by Jim Cheung
One of about half a dozen instances in which Carol completely flies off the handle at Tony. She isn’t justified in doing so, but I think it’s understandable where she’s coming from — especially when you realize the alcohol abuse is more of a symptom than the whole picture itself. I love that Carol was given a flaw like this and then allowed to grow through it. Plus, you know, Stark-Danvers bromance! (Sromance?)
Carol: Well, well, well. Tony Stark.
Tony: Carol — what a surprise! I’d been trying to call you the last few weeks, but you never responded. Did you know I’ve just —
Carol: I know. I saw a big photo spread in the Post-Intelligencer on your new house. Did you follow me out here, Tony? Are you checking up on me? For the Avengers — or just because you don’t think I’m capable of handling my own problems?
Tony: What — ?! No, Carol — that’s not the case at all! The ground was broken for my house before the Avengers even got back together — I couldn’t possibly have —
Sometimes it seems like Carol’s whole story is a struggle to prove she can handle her own problems. She’s such a tough, capable character (despite some pretty significant underwriting) that it makes it all the more interesting when she does ask for help.
Source: Iron Man Vol. 3 #11.
This was a very…VERY emasculating experience. Very.