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MS. MARVEL (1977-79) #1
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COMMENTS: Romita cvr; 1st Carol Danvers as Ms. Marvel
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Romita cvr; 1st Carol Danvers as Ms. Marvel
From the pages of Marvel Super-Heroes #13 Carol Danvers returns as Ms. Marvel, the first character to employ the feminist “Ms.” moniker. After being caught in an explosion with the original Kree Captain Marvel, Danvers’ DNA was altered and as a result she gained fantastic superpowers. Unlike other heroines who bear the name of their male counterparts (like Supergirl), Ms. Marvel is very much her own hero. Carol’s characterization was progressive for the time as she was the embodiment of strength and was inspired by the feminist movement’s struggle for identity, self-liberation, and fairness. She is further described by former editor-in-chief Joe Quesada as a character who wasn’t designed just to take part in stories but to own center stage, which was achieved by giving her worthy challenges to overcome. An argument could be made that Carol has transcended her male corollary, playing a pivotal role in major crossover events, and has even gone on to lead teams in various titles. The character has also been noted as one of Marvel Comics most recognizable female characters and one of the most powerful. Carol Danvers adopted the Captain Marvel codename after the death of the original hero, building a new legacy in honor of her predecessor. Actress Brie Larson stars as Carol Danvers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe launching her big screen debut in “Captain Marvel,” and appearing most recently in the smash hit “Avengers: Endgame” furthering the character’s already vast fanbase.
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Artists Information

'The Michelangelo of comics'. Buscema was one of the mainstays of Marvel Comics during its 1960s and 1970s heyday, best known for his run on the The Avengers and The Silver Surfer, and for over 200 stories featuring the sword-and-sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. In addition, he penciled at least one issue of nearly every major Marvel title, including long runs on two of the company's top books, Fantastic Four and Thor.

John Romita was one of the driving forces behind Marvel's Silver Age, he took up the reins on Spider-Man following the departure of Steve Ditko with issue #38. Romita's run on Spider-Man would be long and significant, introducing characters including Mary Jane Watson, the Kingpin and many others. He would be a major contributor to the entire Marvel line throughout the 1970s including designing the look of The Punisher.