October 7, 2008

Month of MARVEL: Day 7

Ms. Marvel

Here's one of the lesser known Marvel characters, Carol Danvers aka Ms. Marvel.

...but don't call her "lesser known" to her face...

9 comments:

  1. Dude, Ms. Marvel is like my favorite character. I was very happy to see that she is in your top ten or is this not in any kind of order. Well either way she is in my top 10. Thanks for the amazing art.

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  2. Nice one! She may be "lesser known" but her title is always a good read.

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  3. Dear sir: you are awesome! Love your work.

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  4. Isnt she the gal that Rogue drain to the death? I'm out of Marvel U by a lot of time, she ressurrected already?

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  5. Rogue didn't drain her to the death -- just enough to steal her powers permanently. Spider-Woman found Danvers, got Professor X to restore her memories, and eventually, she got new cosmic-level powers as a result of experimentation by The Brood. For a while she was known as Binary, then as Warbird, then worked her way back around to Ms. Marvel again, with powers that aren't cosmic-level any more, but are close to what she started with.

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  6. Interesting. Linda Danvers is one of Supergirl's alternate identities. Carol Danvers also sports the S on her chest. Coincidence? I think so.

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  7. Lesser known! She's the leader of the Mighty Avengers!

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  8. Actually, the Supergirl comparison probably isn't a coincidence at all. Marvel and DC have "stolen" characters from each other quite a bit over the years.

    Supergirl first started going by the name Linda Lee Danvers in the mid-60s. Carol Danvers (with no powers) first appeared in 1968. Supergirl had her own title from 1972 to 1974. Carol Danvers got powers and first appeared as Ms. Marvel in 1977.

    Also worth noting is that in 1972, DC Comics acquired the rights to Captain Marvel (Shazam) and the entire Marvel Family ... including Mary Marvel ... who appeared in the pages of Shazam! as late as 1978.

    I'm guessing that MARVEL Comics felt they needed to respond to this in some way. So they spun a character off of their own "Captain Marvel" (the Kree), made her a blonde like Supergirl, and called it a day.

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  9. wow, that would explain a lot. Thanks geekboy!

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