Taking Flight with Captain Marvel

I haven’t had a chance to see the Captain Marvel movie yet, but you can bet I will. In the meantime, here are my thoughts on the comic on which it’s based. The 2012 run of Captain Marvel by Kelly Sue DeConnick was my first superhero comic.

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cptmarvel1Captain Marvel doesn’t really seem like the hand-holding type.  She’s sassy, not too patient, and when she gets upset, she just wants to hit something.

Yet somehow she was the one beside me, coaxing me as I took my first step into a larger world.  Because I finally read my first real superhero comic, and it was Kelly Sue Deconnick’s 2012 Captain Marvel series.

I know plenty about superheroes, because I’ve watched a lot of DC and Marvel animated series.  That’s actually how I first heard of Carol Danvers, the current Captain Marvel: I knew that somehow she was responsible for Rogue’s powers of flight and super-strength in the 90s X-men cartoon.

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the rise of comic-book movies to the mainstream in recent years, but now I’m thinking that if I enjoy them so much, maybe I should actually, you know, read comic books?

I do read plenty…

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5 thoughts on “Taking Flight with Captain Marvel

  1. Madame Writer March 16, 2019 / 9:29 am

    I hear the cat is the best part of the movie…which may be a bad thing or a good thing. I haven’t seen it yet either, but I’m planning to!

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  2. sir albertus March 17, 2019 / 12:25 pm

    Somehow I thought this superhero was a male, nevertheless Captain Marvel looks like another good action movie. I hope to see it soon too. Good post 😀

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    • Mei-Mei March 17, 2019 / 9:44 pm

      Oh, there are several male superheroes also known at times as Captain Marvel. It’s confusing! One is now called Shazam and he has a movie out now, too.

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