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Marvel Wants You to Love Captain Marvel Again

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Carol Danvers has had a rough few months being raked through the mud that was Civil War II. But she has a new comic series out this week, and perhaps more importantly to Marvel, a movie scheduled for 2019. So after spending the almost a year giving her a position she could not defend without coming across as awful, Marvel is trying to re-invigorate the Carol Corps.

Although that journey partially begins in today’s Mighty Captain Marvel #1, by Margaret Stohl and Ramon Rosanas, it also begins in a new video series from Marvel. Done in the style of their Black Panther recap videos under the “Marvel Spotlight Music” name, the new series hopes to re-introduce who Carol Danvers is to audiences while conveniently sweeping under the rug the bizarre path Civil War II took her down in 2016.

Okay, so while there is some acknowledgement of Carol’s dogged dedication to policing things that had yet to happen, Minority Report-style, during Civil War II, in the video, it’s mainly conveniently punting it off into the realm of future discussion. Meanwhile, hey! Captain Marvel is a pretty cool superhero, right? Remember her? Here’s a video to remind you of who that person was.


Let’s hope the double dose of her own video series and monthly jolts of Mighty Captain Marvel can help us move on from Civil War II—which, somehow, I’d like to remind you is still not technically over yet—as well.