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Greetings fellow Flerkens, and welcome to the Captain Marvel comics reading guide!

After her $1 billion movie starring Brie Larson, Carol Danvers’ Captain Marvel has become a global superstar. But it wasn’t always that easy. Check out the guide below to follow Carol’s long comics journey from the Air Force to the Avengers as we eagerly await The Marvels this November!

Captain Marvel Carol Danvers Comics Recommendations:

  • Captain Marvel: Ms. Marvel – A Hero is Born (2019)
  • Uncanny X-Men: The Brood Saga (1982)
  • Carol Danvers: The Ms. Marvel Years (2018) Vol. 1-3
  • Captain Marvel: Earth’s Mightiest Hero (2016) Vol. 1-4
  • The Life of Captain Marvel (2018) #1-5
  • Captain Marvel (2019) #1-50

Carol Danvers was created by comics legends Roy Thomas and Gene Colan in 1968’s Marvel Super-Heroes #13. She was originally introduced as an officer in the US Air Force, but her connection to Captain Mar-Vell led to Carol accidentally getting powers of her own! Taking the name Ms. Marvel, Carol launched her own solo series starting 1977, later becoming an important member of the Avengers, the X-Men, and even the Guardians of the Galaxy!

Over the years, Carol Danvers has cycled through a number of identities, just like the first woman Captain Marvel, Monica Rambeau. But nowadays, fans know Carol simply as Captain Marvel. From feminism to Flerkins, Carol’s comic adventures have spanned a long range of styles and subjects, but her most defining feature has always been her stubborn resilience to fight back in the face of hardship.  

For more related to Captain Marvel comics, The Marvels, or the Kree/Skrull War, check out our other reading guides, including Monica Rambeau, Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan), and Secret Invasion!

“Higher. Further. Faster.”

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Carol Danvers as Ms. Marvel, Binary, and Warbird (1970s-2000s)

The original 1977 Ms. Marvel comics were full of meaningful social messages from Gerry Conway and Chris Claremont, with stellar art by John Buscema, Sal Buscema, and John Romita. The series is a good place to start if you’re a fan of comics history and older-style stories. After things got dark in Avengers #200, Claremont used his X-Men series to refresh Carol’s character by making her “Binary”. Carol returned as “Warbird” in the 2000s for Kurt Busiek’s Avengers, setting up her central role for the 21st century. 

If you like big collections, you can look for the 2019 release Captain Marvel: Ms. Marvel – A Hero is Born, which collects the first twelve years of Carol’s major comic appearances. These issues are also found in Ms. Marvel Epic Collection, Vol. 1-2. For Carol’s best X-Men appearances, look for Uncanny X-Men Omnibus Vol. 3 or the upcoming X-Men: Brood Saga Epic Collection.

  • Prologue
    • Marvel Super-Heroes (1967) #13
    • Captain Marvel (1968) #1-18, 34-35, 40
  • Ms. Marvel (1977) #1-23
    • Prologue: Captain Marvel (1968) #18
    • After #16: Avengers (1963) #90, 171-177
    • #20: Carol Danvers gets a new suit!
    • After #22: Avengers Annual #8
    • After #23: Avengers #181-200, Avengers Annual #10; The Death of Captain Marvel (1982)
  • Uncanny X-Men (1981) #150, 153-154, 158, 161-167, 171, 174-175, 182, 200-203, 276-277, 445
    • #154-167: “The Brood Saga”
    • #164: Carol Danvers becomes “Binary”
    • After #182: New Mutants #19
    • After #201: Marvel Fanfare (1982) #24 [B Story]
    • After #203: New Mutants #50-51
  • Avengers (1998) #0-7, 16-18, 26-44, 45-48, 52-61, 65-70, 82, 501-503; Ultron Imperative #1; Finale #1
    • #4: Carol Danvers becomes “Warbird”
    • After #6: Iron Man #7, Captain America #8, Quicksilver #10 (“Live Kree or Die”)

 

Extra reading:

  • Marvel Team-Up (1972) #61-62, 76-77
  • Defenders (1972) #57, 62-63
  • Avengers (1963) #90, 171-177, 181-200, 348-351; Annual #8, 10
  • Marvel Two-in-One (1974) #51
  • Captain America (1968) #237
  • Fantastic Four Annual (1963) #14
  • Doctor Strange: Sorcerer Supreme (1988) #10 [B Story]
  • Excalibur (1988) #17, 116
  • Avengers: The Korvac Saga TPB (1991) #1 [K Story]
  • Spotlight on Starjammers (1990) #1-2
  • Marvel Super-Heroes (1990) #10-11 [C Stories]
  • Quasar (1989) #33-34, 54-57 / Starblast (1994) #1-4
  • Marvel Comics Presents (1988) #160 [D Story]
  • Logan: Shadow Society (1996) #1
  • X-Men Unlimited (1993) #13 [A Story]
  • Silver Surfer (1987) #123
  • Wolverine (1988) #-1, 133-134, 138

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  • Iron Man (1998) #7, 11-12, 18, 21-25, 39, 75, 79, 85; Annual 2001
  • Captain America (1998) #8, 46-48
  • Contest of Champions II (1999) #3, 5
  • Warlock (1999) #8
  • Magneto: Dark Seduction (2000) #1-4
  • Hulk Annual 2000 (2000) #1
  • Thunderbolts (1997) #43-44, 57
  • Iron Fist: Wolverine (2000) #2
  • Before the Fantastic Four: Ben Grimm and Logan (2000) #1-3
  • Maximum Security (2000) #1-3
  • X-Men Unlimited (1993) #29
  • The Sentry (2000) #5
  • Sentry/Spider-Man (2001) #1
  • Black Panther (1998) #27, 42-43
  • Infinity Abyss (2002) #1
  • JLA/Avengers (2003) #1-4
  • The Order (2002) #1-6
  • Alias (2001) #3, 6, 18, 24-28
  • Citizen V and the V-Battalion: The Everlasting (2002) #3
  • Marvel Universe: The End (2003) #1
  • X-Treme X-Men (2001) #11
  • Wolverine/Captain America (2004) #1-4
  • Avengers/Thunderbolts (2004) #1, 6

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Carol Danvers as Ms. Marvel (2006)

Coming back to the name Ms. Marvel, the late 2000s were a bit of a renaissance for Carol Danvers. Brian Reed’s Ms. Marvel series was a powerful character-defining saga that spanned 50 issues and remains one of Carol’s best comics recommendations. The run focused on the hero working her way back from her lowest moments, with modern commentary in the wake of 9/11. Along the way, Ms. Marvel also had a major role in Brian Michael Bendis’ crossover events, including Civil War and Secret Invasion.

Most importantly, Brian Reed’s series also introduced Captain Marvel comics readers to Chewie the cat!

  • Ms. Marvel (2006) #1-50; Giant-Size #1; Special #1; Annual #1; Storyteller #1
    • Prologue: House of M (2005), Giant-Size Ms. Marvel (2006) #1
    • After #5: Civil War (2006)
    • After #12: Ms. Marvel Special #1, The Initiative (2007)
    • After #17: Ms. Marvel Annual #1
    • After #27: Secret Invasion (2008)
    • After #30: Ms. Marvel Special: Storyteller #1, Dark Reign (2009)
    • After #50: Siege (2010)

 

Extra reading:

  • Hercules (2005) #1
  • New Thunderbolts (2005) #4-7, 11-14
  • Marvel Team-Up (2005) #11-13, 25
  • House of M (2005) #1-8 (alt universe)
  • Young Avengers (2005) #9
  • New Avengers (2005) #15-20, Annual #1
  • Pulse (2004) #11-13
  • The Thing (2005) #1, 8
  • Iron Man (2005) #10-12
  • She-Hulk (2005) #7, 15
  • Thunderbolts (2006) #108
  • New X-Men (2004) #28, 32
  • Civil War (2006) #1-7
    • Wolverine (2003) #42
    • Ms. Marvel #1-10
    • Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #533-534, 537-538
    • New Avengers (2005) #22-25
    • Fantastic Four #538-539
    • Black Panther (2005) #18
    • Civil War: Choosing Sides #1
    • Civil War: Front Line #4, 8-11
    • Civil War: X-Men #4
    • Iron Man (2005) #14
    • Civil War: The Return (2007) #1
    • Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America (2007) #2, 5
  • Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four (2007) #2
  • Wonder Man (2007) #1-5
  • The Initiative (2007)
    • Captain America (2005) #26
    • Civil War: The Initiative (2007) #1
    • New Avengers (2005) #28-30, 34-38, Annual #2
    • Mighty Avengers (2007) #1-11
    • Ms. Marvel #13-17
    • Omega Flight (2007) #2
    • Avengers: The Initiative (2007) #1-4, 8, 11-12
    • New Warriors (2007) #1-7
  • Irredeemable Ant-Man (2006) #6-7
  • Giant-Size Avengers (2008) #1
  • Silent War (2007) #5
  • Heroes for Hire (2006) #11 [B Story]
  • World War Hulk (2007) #1-5
    • Iron Man (2005) #19
    • Incredible Hulk (2000) #109
    • World War Hulk: Aftersmash – Damage Control (2008) #2-3

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  • Captain Marvel (2008) #1-5
  • Cable and Deadpool (2004) #49-50
  • Fantastic Four (1998) #556-557, 562, 569
  • Hulk (2008) #7-9
  • Avengers/Invaders (2008) #1-12
  • Moon Knight (2006) #19
  • Marvel Comics Presents (2007) #4
  • Marvel Apes (2008) #1, 4
  • Adam: Legend of the Blue Marvel (2009) #1, 5
  • Secret Invasion (2008) #1-8
    • Ms. Marvel (2006) #25-30
    • New Avengers (2005) #41, 45, 47
    • Mighty Avengers (2007) #14, 20
    • Iron Man (2005) #33
    • Thunderbolts (2006) #125
    • Secret Invasion: Front Line (2008) #3, 5
  • Wolverine: First Class (2008) #12
  • Free Comic Book Day 2009 (Avengers) #1
  • Dark Reign (2009)
    • New Avengers (2005) #48-54
    • Dark Avengers (2009) #1
    • Mighty Avengers (2007) #21
    • Captain America (2005) #50
    • Agents of Atlas (2009) #4-5
    • Ms. Marvel (2006) #31-46
    • Mighty Avengers (2007) #30-31
    • Spider-Woman (2009) #7
    • Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia (2009) #1
    • New Avengers (2005) #55-60, Annual #3
    • Dark Reign: The List – Avengers (2009) #1
  • Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #601 [B Story]
  • Breaking into Comics the Marvel Way (2010) #1 (“Modern Love”)
  • Avengers vs. Atlas (2010) #1, 4
  • Siege (2010) #1-4
    • New Avengers (2005) #62-64; Finale #1
    • Siege: Spider-Man (2010) #1
    • Avengers: The Initiative (2007) #34-35
    • Siege: Captain America (2010) #1
    • Siege: Embedded (2010) #4
    • Dark Avengers (2009) #16
  • Fall of the Hulks/World War Hulks (2010)
    • Fall of the Hulks: Gamma (2010) #1
    • Incredible Hulk (1962) #607-611
    • Hulk (2008) #21-22
    • World War Hulks (2010) #1 [B Story]
    • World War Hulks: Captain America vs Wolverine (2010) #1 (“Pulsar vs. War Machine”)

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Carol Danvers as Captain Marvel (2012)

In the 2010s, Ms. Marvel upgraded to Captain Marvel! With the new title came a new personality, resulting in another definitive Captain Marvel run, by Kelly Sue DeConnick in 2012. The vision was so strong that DeConnick stayed for the relaunch in 2014, which stepped up everything from her first run. These two series would later become the key inspiration for the 2019 Marvel Studios film (they even introduce Flerkens!). Fun, cosmic, and team-centered, this is the best starting point for Captain Marvel comics.

The era also featured Carol Danvers in the critically acclaimed Avengers Secret Wars saga by Jonathan Hickman, which is a must-read for the future of the MCU’s Multiverse Saga. And last but not least, the 2010s introduced a new character named Kamala Khan, who has a special relationship with Captain Marvel.

  • Avenging Spider-Man (2012) #9-10
    • In #9 Carol becomes “Captain Marvel”
  • Captain Marvel (2012) #1-17
    • After #12: Avengers: The Enemy Within #1, Avengers Assemble #16-17
    • After #14: Avengers #18, Infinity (2013)
  • Captain Marvel (2014) #1-15
    • Captain Marvel (2012) and (2014) are collected together as Captain Marvel: Earth’s Mightiest Hero Vol. 1-4
  • Avengers (2013) #1-11, 14, 17-27, 35-40, 43-44
    • With #18-23: Infinity (2013) #1-6
    • After #39: New Avengers (2013) #28-30
    • After #44: Secret Wars (2015)
  • Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps (2015) #1-4
    • Secret Wars tie-in by Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel, 2012) and Kelly Thompson (Captain Marvel, 2019)

 

Extra reading:

  • Doomwar (2010) #6
  • Avengers (2010) #1, 9-19, 34; Annual #1
  • Web of Spider-Man (2009) #8
  • Chaos War (2010) #1; Dead Avengers #1, 3
  • She-Hulk Sensational (2010) #1 [B Story]
  • New Avengers (2010) #1-23, 31-34; Annual #1
  • I Am an Avenger (2010) #4
  • Wolverine (2010) #5.1; Wolverine and the X-Men Annual #1; Wolverine (2014) #12
  • Avengers Academy (2010) #11, 20
  • Fear Itself (2011) #1-7.2; Fear Itself: Spider-Man (2011) #2; Fear Itself: The Fearless (2011) #1, 10-12
  • Ghost Rider (2011) #3
  • Herc (2011) #4
  • Invincible Iron Man (2008) #509, 516
  • Journey into Mystery (2011) #629
  • Avengers: Solo (2011) #1 [B Story]
  • Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #653-654, 665-668, 670-673, 694
    • Spider-Island: Cloak and Dagger (2011) #1
    • Spider-Island: Deadly Hands of Kung Fu (2011) #1
    • Spider-Island: The Amazing Spider-Girl (2011) #1
    • Spider-Island: The Avengers (2011) #1
  • Moon Knight (2011) #4, 6, 12
  • Annihilators: Earthfall (2011) #1-4
  • Fantastic Four (1998) #588, 600-601; FF (2011) #11; Fantastic Four (2014) #2
  • Avengers: The Children’s Crusade (2010) #1-9
  • Daken: Dark Wolverine (2010) #23
  • Avengers Assemble (2012) #1, 6, 8-11, 16-21, 24-25; Annual #1
  • Avengers vs. X-Men (2012) #0-12
    • Avengers vs. X-Men: Infinite (2012) #1
    • New Avengers (2010) #24
    • Secret Avengers (2010) #26-28, 35
    • Avengers (2010) #26-27
    • X-Men: Legacy (2008) #269-270, 273
    • Uncanny X-Men (2012) #18

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  • Uncanny Avengers (2012) #2, 21-22
  • AvX: Consequences (2012) #1, 5
  • Daredevil (2011) #15
  • Hulk Smash Avengers (2012) #5
  • Dark Avengers (2009) #182-183
  • Avengers: Endless Wartime (2013) #1
  • Red She-Hulk (2012) #59-60
  • A+X (2012) #6
  • Uncanny X-Men (2013) #2-3
  • X-Factor (2005) #253
  • Age of Ultron (2013) #10
  • Fearless Defenders (2013) #5-6
  • Superior Spider-Man Team-Up (2013) #1
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (2013) #7, 9, 14-17, 22-23; Annual #1; Black Vortex (2015)
  • Iron Man (2013) #16
  • Avengers World (2014) #1, 5-6, 11, 14
  • X-Men: Legacy (2013) #21, 23
  • Deadpool (2013) #27; Annual #1
  • Revolutionary War: Omega (2014) #1
  • Superior Foes of Spider-Man (2013) #16
  • Hulk (2014) #3-4
  • Silver Surfer (2014) #4
  • Original Sin (2014) #6-7
  • Avengers Undercover (2014) #10
  • Marvel 75th Anniversary Celebration (2014) #1 (“Anniversary”, “Squirrel Girl: I Married a Raccoon!”)
  • Captain America (2013) #25
  • Nova (2013) #25, 29, 31; Annual #1
  • S.H.I.E.L.D. (2015) #1, 6
  • Black Widow (2014) #18
  • Groot (2015) #6
    • Features Chewie!
  • Spider-Woman (2015) #4
  • Thor (2014) #7-8; Mighty Thor (2016) #1
  • Guardians 3000 (2015) #6-8
  • Captain America and the Mighty Avengers (2014) #8-9
  • Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #1 [D Story]
  • Avengers (2015) #0

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Carol Danvers as The Mighty Captain Marvel (2016)

Although Carol caused a lot of controversy in Civil War II, the mid-2010s still had a number of great Captain Marvel comics. Some of the strongest recommendations include Al Ewing’s Ultimates, a new Jessica Jones series by Brian Michael Bendis, and Margaret Stohl’s fresh take in The Mighty Captain Marvel.

  • Ultimates (2016) #1-12
  • Ultimates 2 (2016) #1-9, 100
    • With Ultimates #8-12: Civil War II (2016)
  • The Mighty Captain Marvel (2017) #0-14
    • With #5-8: Secret Empire (2017)
    • #10-14 also known as Captain Marvel #125-130
  • Generations: Captain Marvel & Captain Mar-Vell (2017) #1
  • Generations: Ms. Marvel & Ms. Marvel (2017) #1

 

Extra reading:

  • A-Force (2015) #1-5, A-Force (2016) #1-10
  • Captain Marvel (2016) #1-10
  • Jessica Jones (2016) #1-6, 13-17
  • Spider-Woman (2016) #1-5, 9-11, 14-17
  • Contest of Champions (2015) #6-8
  • Uncanny Avengers (2015) #11-13
  • Spider-Man/Deadpool (2016) #12; Deadpool (2016) #15
  • Civil War II (2016) #0-8, FCBD #1, The Oath #1
    • Civil War II: Choosing Sides (2016) #1, 6 [B Stories]
    • Civil War II: Gods of War (2016) #1-3
    • Civil War II: Amazing Spider-Man (2016) #4; Spider-Man (2016) #8, 10
    • All-New, All-Different Avengers (2016) #13
    • Power Man and Iron Fist (2016) #6-9
    • Uncanny Inhumans (2015) #11-13
    • Invincible Iron Man (2015) #13-14, 593
    • Captain America: Sam Wilson (2015) #10-11
    • Captain America: Steve Rogers (2016) #4-11, 14-16
    • Civil War II: Kingpin (2016) #1
    • Civil War II: X-Men (2016) #2
    • The Accused (2016) #1
    • Nova (2016) #8
    • Rocket Raccoon and Groot (2016) #8-10
    • The Fallen (2016) #1
    • Totally Awesome Hulk (2016) #9-10

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  • All-New Wolverine (2016) #9-10, 19, 22, 27, 30
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (2015) #10-19, 1.MU; Star-Lord (2017) #6
  • Vision (2016) #6, 11
  • Guardians of Infinity (2016) #4 [B Story]
  • Gwenpool Special (2016) #1
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2016) #6, 8
  • Marvel Tsum Tsum (2016) #1
  • Gwenpool Holiday Special: Merry Mix-Up (2016) #1 (“The War on Pantsgiving”)
  • Monsters Unleashed (2017) #2, 5; Doctor Strange (2015) #1.MU
  • Deadpool and the Mercs for Money (2016) #10
  • Hulk (2016) #5-6; Incredible Hulk (2017) #716-717
  • X-Men: Gold (2017) #6
  • Thor vs. Hulk: Champions of the Universe (2017) #1
  • Jean Grey (2017) #2
  • America (2017) #1
  • Secret Empire (2017) #0-10
    • Captain America: Steve Rogers (2016) #16
    • U.S. Avengers (2017) #6
    • All-New Guardians of the Galaxy Annual (2017) #1
    • Secret Empire: Brave New World (2017) #3 [B Story]
  • Generations: Sam Wilson Captain America & Steve Rogers Captain America (2017) #1
  • Avengers: Back to Basics (2018) #3-4
  • The Punisher (2016) #223-227
  • Avengers (2017) #675, 689
  • Doctor Strange: Damnation (2018) #1-4
    • Doctor Strange (2015) #387-389
    • Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider (2017) #15-17

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Carol Danvers as Captain Marvel (2019)

After Margaret Stohl’s Life of Captain Marvel miniseries updated Carol’s origin story, Kelly Thompson’s much-beloved Captain Marvel comics series grew into another 50-issue run. During this time, Carol also had an important role in Jason Aaron’s Avengers.

Meanwhile, for younger readers, Captain Marvel featured in a great 6-issue miniseries called Marvel Action: Captain Marvel! And in 2024 Gilly Segal wrote an all-new Captain Marvel prose novel. Check out Luna’s review here! 

  • The Life of Captain Marvel (2018) #1-5
  • Captain Marvel (2019) #1-50
    • With #6-7: War of the Realms (2019)
    • After #17: Captain Marvel: The End (2020) #1
    • With #18-21: Empyre (2020)
    • With #42: A.X.E.: Judgment Day (2022)
    • After #50: Captain Marvel: Dark Tempest #1-5
  • Captain Marvel: Marvels Snapshots (2021) #1
  • Captain Marvel: Assault on Eden (2023) #1
  • Captain Marvel (2023) #1-
    • New series by Alyssa Wong & Jan Bazaldua!

 

Extra reading:

  • Avengers (2018) #1-30, 34-47, 57-58, 61-66; FCBD 2019 #1
    • Curse of The Man-Thing (2021): Avengers #1, Spider-Man #1, X-Men #1
    • Avengers Assemble (2022) Alpha #1, Omega #1; Avengers Forever #14-15
    • All-Out Avengers (2022) #1-5; Avengers: Beyond #1-5
  • Champions (2016) #20-21
  • Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (2015) #36-37, 43, 49-50; Beats Up the Marvel Universe! #1
  • Marvel Digital Original: Jessica Jones (2018) #1
  • Jessica Jones: Purple Daughter (2019) #1, 3
  • Immortal Hulk (2018) #5-8, 46-49
  • Infinity Countdown (2018) #5, Prime #1, Captain Marvel #1
    • Infinity Wars (2018) #1-2
  • Deadpool (2018) #1-3
  • Astonishing X-Men (2017) #13
  • Uncanny X-Men (2018) #4
  • X-Men: Red (2018) #10-11
  • Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #1, 10, 18, 23, 37
  • Doctor Strange (2018) #15-16
  • The Sentry (2018) #5
  • Invaders (2019) #5-6
  • Marvel Team-Up (2019) #4-6
  • Captain Marvel: Braver & Mightier (2019) #1
  • Marvel Action: Captain Marvel (2019) #1-6
  • War of the Realms (2019) #1-6
    • Asgardians of the Galaxy (2018) #8
    • Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (2015) #43, 49
    • War of the Realms Strikeforce: The War Avengers (2019) #1
    • War of the Realms: War Scrolls (2019) #1-2
    • War of the Realms: New Agents of Atlas (2019) #1

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  • Marvel Comics (2019) #1000 [“Seven Things You Can Count On”, “Part of Your World”]
    • Marvel Comics (2019) #1001
  • Absolute Carnage (2019) #5, Captain Marvel #1
  • Fearless (2019) #1-4
  • Gwenpool Strikes Back (2019) #3-5
  • Annihilation: Scourge – Omega (2019) #1
  • Tony Stark: Iron Man (2018) #14, 17, 19
  • Venom (2018) #21, 25, 35
  • Strikeforce (2019) #1
  • Star (2020) #3-5
  • Outlawed (2020) #1
  • Ant-Man (2020) #3
  • Iron Man 2020 (2020) #6
  • Contagion (2019) #2-3
  • Incoming (2019) #1
  • Strikeforce (2019) #9
  • Empyre (2020) #1-6
    • Empyre: Avengers (2020) #0
    • Empyre: Aftermath Avengers (2020) #1
    • Empyre: Fallout Fantastic Four (2020) #1
  • Avengers: Marvels Snapshot (2020) #1
  • Children of the Atom (2021) #2
  • Spider-Woman (2020) #5-7, 10
  • The Marvels (2021) #1, 12
  • Free Comic Book Day (2020) Spider-Man/Venom #1
  • King In Black (2020) #1
  • Fantastic Four (2018) #29, 45
  • Chris Claremont Anniversary Special (2021) #1
  • Black Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade (2021) #1, 5
  • Marauders (2019) #21
  • X-Force (2019) #20
  • New Mutants (2019) #19
  • Heroes Return (2021) #1
  • Wolverine (2020) #13
  • Thor (2020) #15, 17
  • Children of the Atom (2021) #6
  • Winter Guard (2021) #1
  • Death of Doctor Strange (2021) #2
  • Marvel’s Voices Infinity Comic (2022) #4
  • Avengers Unlimited Infinity Comic (2022) #3-6, 9-10, 13-14, 28-32, 39, 43, 47-48
  • Avengers & Moon Girl (2022) #1
    • Features Chewie!
  • Genis-Vell: Captain Marvel (2022) #2
  • A.X.E.: Judgment Day (2022) #1-6; Eve of Judgment (2022) #1
  • Black Panther (2021) #9-14
  • Ziggy Pig and Silly Seal Infinity Comic (2022) #7
    • Features Chewie!
  • Secret Invasion (2022) #1-2, 5
  • Captain America: Unforgiven (2023) #1
  • Love Unlimited Infinity Comic (2022) #55-60
  • Avengers (2023) #1-3
  • Betsy Braddock: Captain Britain (2023) #4
  • Black Panther (2023) #1
  • Marvel’s Voices: Pride (2023) #1
  • Marvel Meow Infinity Comic (2022) #15
  • Captain America (1954) #750
  • Fallen Friend: The Death of Ms. Marvel (2023) #1
  • X-Men: Hellfire Gala 2023
  • Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #31
  • Marvel Age (1983) #1000
  • X-Men Annual (2023) #1

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Captain Marvel in Multimedia

Before Carol led her own Captain Marvel comics, Ms. Marvel was a relatively minor character. This was especially true for her appearances in video games and cartoons. But thanks to Kelly Sue DeConnick’s hit Captain Marvel comics, Carol Danvers has rapidly surged in popularity across TV, games, and even blockbuster live-action movies. From Brie Larson to Midnight Suns, check out Captain Marvel’s multimedia appearances below!

Captain Marvel in Movies and TV Shows:

  • Marvel Studios
    • Captain Marvel (2019)
    • Avengers: Endgame (2019)
    • What If…? (2021) S1 E3, E7, E9
    • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) (post-credit scene)
    • Ms. Marvel (2022) S1 E6 (post-credit scene)
    • The Marvels (2023)
  • X-Men: The Animated Series (1992) S2 E9 (Ms. Marvel)
  • Marvel Super Heroes: What The–?! (2009) S1 E6, E15, E17, E37, E42-44, 50; Specials E17, E22, E31, E35-36
  • Marvel Super Hero Marvel Super Hero Squad Show (2009) S1 E1-11, E14, E19-26; S2 E1-4, E13-26 (Ms. Marvel)
    • Marvel Super Hero Squad (2009) (video game)
    • Marvel Super Hero Squad Online (2011)
    • Ultimate Spider-Man (2012) S1 E5
  • Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes (2010) S1 E10; S2 E4-7, 11-13, 16-26 (Ms. Marvel)
    • Tie-in comics: Marvel Universe: Avengers – Earth’s Mightiest Heroes (2012) #5, 9-12, 16
  • Marvel’s Avengers Assemble (2013) S2 E26; S3 E16, E24-26; S4 E1-6, E9-18, E21-25; S5 E1, E3, E12-14
    • Ultimate Spider-Man (2012) S1 E5
    • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (2015) S2 E1-2
    • Marvel’s Spider-Man (2017) S2 E5; S3 E3
    • Tie-in comics: Marvel Universe Avengers: Ultron Revolution (2016) #12
  • Marvel Anime: Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher (2014)
  • Marvel Funko Short (2016) S4 E1
  • Marvel Future Avengers (2017) S1 E4, E8-9, E15, E21-26; S2 E8-9, E12-13
  • Marvel Super Hero Adventures (2017) S1 E7; S2 E9; S3 E9; S4 E9
    • Tie-in comics: Marvel Super Hero Adventures (2018) First Day of School #1, Halloween Spooktacular #1, Mealtime Mayhem #1, Frost Giants Among Us! #1
    • Tie-in movie: Marvel Super Hero Adventures: Frost Fight! (2015)
  • Marvel Rising (2018): Secret Warriors, Heart of Iron, Operation Shuri

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Captain Marvel in Video Games:

  • Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (2006) (Ms. Marvel)
    • Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 (2009)
    • Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order (2019)
  • Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (2011)
    • Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite (2017)
  • Marvel: Avengers Alliance (2012)
    • Marvel: Avengers Alliance Tactics (2014)
    • Marvel: Avengers Alliance 2 (2016)
    • Tie-in comics: Marvel: Avengers Alliance (2016) #1, 4
  • Marvel Puzzle Quest (2013)
  • Marvel Heroes (2013)
  • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (2013)
    • LEGO Marvel’s Avengers (2016)
    • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 (2017)
    • Tie-in show: LEGO Marvel Avengers: Climate Conundrum (2020) S1 E4
    • Tie-in comic: Custom Lego 2020 Comic #1
  • Marvel Contest of Champions (2014)
  • Marvel Future Fight (2015)
  • Marvel Mighty Heroes (2015)
  • Marvel Avengers Academy (2016)
  • Marvel Strike Force (2018)
  • Marvel Super War (2019)
  • Marvel Duel (2020)
  • Marvel Future Revolution (2021)
  • Marvel’s Midnight Suns (2022)

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And that’s our guide to Carol Danvers’ Captain Marvel comics! Are you excited to see Carol return in The Marvels? What are your favorite Captain Marvel comics so far? Let me know on X/Twitter @vinwriteswords and remember to follow the site on social media @MyCosmicCircus for more comics guides coming soon! For more information about Captain Marvel Carol Danvers, visit the official page.

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Also check out our full list of comics reading guides here, including Ms. Marvel and Monica Rambeau!

Ms. Marvel Reading Guide

Ms. Marvel Kamala Khan comics reading guide

Monica Rambeau Reading Guide

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All images courtesy of Marvel Comics.

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