The 9 Best Captain Marvel Comic Book Stories | Screen Rant

Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel, Binary, and Warbird is a woman of many identities, but when it comes down to it, she is always Carol. She's one of Marvel Comics' strongest, most reliable, and most relatable characters. She has been around in one form or another since 1968 and has been Captain Marvel since 2012, bearing the name proudly.

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In just the last few years, through the work of writers such as Kelly DeConnick, the Captain Marvel has become one of Marvel's most popular and dynamic characters, even more so with 2019's Captain Marvel movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. There is now a worldwide audience for Carol Danvers, but many new fans may not have read a Captain Marvel comic book and want to know what her best adventures are.

Carol Danvers is kidnapped by Yon-Rogg and the Mandroid, taken to a Kree outpost, and has to be recused by Captain Marvel. In the battle, Carol is hit by a laser blast, changing her genetic makeup.

This is a crucial Carol Danvers story because it's when she gains the powers she first uses as Ms. Marvel, then later when she takes up the mantel of Captain Marvel. The Psyche-Magnitron and the altering of her basic DNA form the basis of her powers and origin and will come into play dozens of times over the years.

Now that the "War of the Marvels" is over, Carol can get back to her life. One problem: She promised Spider-Man a date. Mystique shows up, and Carol has to deal with her and make it through her night out with Spidey.

Carol Danvers has always been a smart and warm person, and this story shows that as she not only deals with a shapeshifting supervillain, but with a date where she might have to manage a superego and expectations. She does both well in an ultimately low-key but sweet story putting the wraps on a major storyline.

Captain Marvel and Spider-Man run into each other at 50,000 feet up. They end up taking on an army of robots, touching on the Occupy Movement and a 50-foot tall red-headed madwoman.

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"The Good, the Green and the Ugly" features Spider-Man, She-Hulk, Deadpool and Captain Marvel, all in one storyline, each taking up a few issues in the run. The Carol Danvers issues are a fun and light read, allowing Carol a bit more breathing space and humor than her recent intergalactic adventures. She and Spidey interact well, showing the great chemistry between them.

Carol and Tic head home after Carol has established herself as a powerful presence to be respected in the universe. She's being pursued by the Haffensye Consortium, a group whose previous encounter she nearly didn't survive.

"She flies with her own wings" is the title's translation from Latin, and the previous stories in the title show Carol establishing her identity as Captain Marvel and as a force to be reckoned in the universe. It's a dangerous and very emotional homecoming and goodbye for Carol as well as for writer Kelly Sue DeConnick, who finished her defining run on the character with this arc.

Carol and her cat Chewie head to space, but Chewie turns out to be a Flerkin, and a pregnant one at that. Also, the Haffensye Consortium, a group of space mercenaries, are after Carol and her ship.

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Rocket Raccoon was right: Carol's pet cat, Chewie, was more than it seemed to be. This is a lighter story than some of the space operas Captain Marvel had previously, as Carol deals with an alien pet about to have a brood in their small ship. It's reminiscent of the classic Star Trek episode "The Trouble With Tribbles," but with alien cats.

Captain Marvel learns her old enemy, Yon-Rogg. has been invading her brain in an attempt to rebuild the Psyche-Magnitron, a device that enhances powers. Carol also discovers a lesion on her brain that endangers her life whenever she uses her powers.

Even the mighty Captain Marvel is ultimately human. While she may span the universe, something as physically small as a lesion can threaten her life. This is a grounding moment for the character and the readers, as Carol's use of her powers could kill her. The reader sees the all-powerful hero as much more vulnerable than she or they thought as she deals with disease and her own mortality.

There have been several Captain Marvels. Carol Danvers may have the name now, but she must deal with Monica Rambeau, one of the previous Captains Marvel, as she returns. Also, there's an underwater menace and sudden problems with Carol's flight powers.

This is an example of the tried-and-true "two heroes meet and fight because of a misunderstanding" comics story, but told with humor and style. Monica Rambeau was featured recently in the MCU, in the WandaVision series, with her gaining powers from the forcefield Wanda had put around the town. She'll be playing more of a part in future MCU projects, which will make this story especially interesting to MCU fans.

Captain Marvel is trying to return a little girl to her homeworld when she runs smack into an intergalactic plot whose leader she has a history with. When he tries to blackmail her, she takes the whole thing down.

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This is Carol Danvers going from one of Earth's mightiest heroes to one of the mightiest heroes in the galaxy, basically taking her powers and hitting the road. The events in this story have huge consequences for Carol and the entire Marvel Universe, changing her standing to an intergalactic warrior.

Carol is now Captain Marvel, fully and publicly. She gets thrown back in time to World War II and, while finding her way back, has to stop someone meddling in time with her origin and trying to steal her powers for themselves.

This character has been Ms. Marvel, Binary, Warbird, and is now the new Captain Marvel. Carol Danvers has been through a lot in her superhero career, and is establishing herself here with a new identity that's more powerful than any she's had before. This is the start of a new series, and this story is her first arc. The origin is retold and revisited as this new Captain Marvel takes flight.

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