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The History Of Captain Marvel, According To The Comics

Captain Marvel is in theaters now, starring Brie Larson as Carol Danvers. Greg gives you a crash course on the comic book origins of the cosmic hero, her powers, and how she fits into the MCU's future.

Now that Captain Marvel is in theaters, the stage is set for her to become one of the most powerful superheroes in the universe--and perhaps the key to defeating Thanos in Avengers: Endgame. Still, there's far more to Carol Danvers than what was shown in the Captain Marvel film.

This Carol blazing a new trailer in the MCU, it seems like the right time to take a look at Captain Marvel's comic book origins and what they say about her powers, her likely impact on the MCU, and so much more. There's still plenty for you to discover about Captain Marvel. For instance, did you know Carol Danvers isn't even the first to have that moniker? Those honors belong to Mar-Vell, the Kree super agent she worked with at NASA when Danvers was first introduced in 1968.

However, in the mid-1970s, Danvers absorbed some of Mar-Vell's genetics, giving her the same powers. She used them under the guise of Ms. Marvel, before eventually becoming Captain Marvel herself. In the midst of all of that, though, she also had a long and sometimes bizarre history in the comics. Did you know her son fathered himself? Yeah, it actually happened.

Take a look at GameSpot's deep dive into the comic book history of Captain Marvel above and get to know the superhero that is quickly becoming one of the MCU's most memorable faces yet. And make sure to check out our deep dive into the movie's Easter eggs and references.