Carol Danvers (Captain Marvel)

Carol Danvers

Carol Danvers is a fictional superhero showing up in American comic books distributed by Marvel Comics. Made by author Roy Thomas and craftsman Gene Colan, Danvers initially showed up as an officer in the United States Air Force and a partner of the Kree superhuman Mar-Vell in Marvel Super-Heroes #13 (March 1968). Danvers later turned into the primary manifestation of Ms. Marvel in Ms. Marvel #1 (cover dated January 1977) after her DNA was combined with Mar-Vell’s amid a blast, giving her superhuman forces. Appearing in the Silver Age of funnies, the character was highlighted in a self-titled arrangement in the late 1970s before getting to be related with the hero groups the Avengers and the X-Men. The character has additionally been known as Binary, Warbird and Captain Marvel at different focuses in her history. She has been named “Marvel’s greatest female hero“, and “potentially Marvel’s mightiest Avenger“. In 2012, Danvers‘ manifestation of Ms Marvel was the most noteworthy positioned female character (at #11) on IGN’s rundown of the “Best 50 Avengers.”

Carol Danvers (Captain Marvel)

Publication Information

PublisherMarvel comics
First AppearanceAs Carol Danvers:
Marvel Super-Heroes #13 (March 1968)
As Ms. Marvel:
Ms. Marvel #1 (January 1977)
As Binary:
The Uncanny X-Men #164 (December 1982)
As Warbird:
The Avengers #4 (May 1998)
As Captain Marvel:
Avenging Spider-Man #9 (July 2012)
Created byRoy Thomas
Gene Colan

In-story Information

Full NameCarol Susan Jane Danvers
SpeciesHuman/ Kree Hybrid
Team AffiliationsA-Force
Alpha Flight Space Program
“Defenders for a Day”
Guardians of the Galaxy
Infinity Watch
The Mighty Avengers
New Avengers
United States Air Force
Notable aliasesMs. Marvel, Binary, Warbird, Catherine Donovan, Captain Marvel
Abilities* Superhuman strength, speed, endurance, and stamina
* Energy projection and absorption
* Flight

Danvers has been highlighted in other Marvel authorized items including computer games, vivified TV arrangement, and merchandise, for example, exchanging cards. Marvel Studios discharged a cutting edge film highlighting Danvers, titled Captain Marvel and featuring Brie Larson. Larson is additionally booked to repeat the job in Avengers: Endgame.

Powers and Abilities

Carol Danvers (Captain Marvel)
As Binary

Carol Danvers at first had superhuman strength, endurance, stamina, physical durability, a limited precognitive “seventh sense” and a perfectly amalgamated human/Kree physiology that render her resistance to most poisons and toxic substances. As Binary, the character could tap the vitality of a “white gap”, permitting full control and control of excellent energies, and thusly command over warmth, the electromagnetic range and gravity. Light speed go and the capacity to get by in the vacuum of room were additionally conceivable. She initially just had the intensity of flight on account of a contraption under her suit.

In spite of the fact that the connection to the white opening was in the long run disjoined, Danvers holds her Binary powers on a littler scale, empowering her to both ingest vitality and task it in photonic structure. She can likewise still make due in space. While she comes up short on a consistent wellspring of vitality to keep up the capacities at their past enormous dimension, she can briefly accept her Binary structure whenever engaged with a sufficiently high implantation of vitality.

Danvers has superhuman quality and toughness, can fly at about multiple times the speed of sound, holds her “seventh sense”, and can release hazardous impacts of brilliant vitality, which she fires from her fingertips. She likewise exhibits the capacity to assimilate different types of vitality, for example, power, to additionally amplify her quality and vitality projection, up to the power of a detonating atomic weapon. When adequately increased, she can withstand the weight from a ninety-two-ton weight, and hit with a comparative dimension of power, despite the fact that Hank Pym speculated this imaginable was not her limit. Danvers can’t ingest otherworldly vitality without result, however she supported Dr. Stephen Strange in the annihilation of the spiritualist danger, Sir Warren Traveler.


With Ms. Marvel #1 in 1977, essayist Gerry Conway assumed a noteworthy job in the character’s improvement, writing in first experience with the arrangement, “you may see a parallel between her journey for personality, and the cutting edge lady’s mission for raised cognizance, for self-freedom, for identity”.

Ms. Marvel’s uniform and capacities, notwithstanding, were gotten from the character’s then-contemporary male partner: Captain Marvel. The Ms. Marvel letters page (“Ms. Prints”) included letters discussing regardless of whether the character was women’s activist. Peruser (and incessant letterhack) Jana C. Hollingsworth disagreed with Ms. Marvel’s whole source:

For the eleven years I’ve been a comics fan, I’ve been proud of how Marvel resisted the temptation to create male-based heroines à la Supergirl. It’s been proudly proclaimed that Ms. Marvel is not Marvel Girl; well, maybe the early Marvel Girl did have weak powers and an insipid personality, but at least her powers were her powers and her personality was herpersonality…. I hope you can change her costume if it’s all possible, and keep her on her own instead of associating her with Captain Marvel….

Another reader had issue with the character’s outfit: “Question: where is a lady who wears long sleeves, gloves, high boots and a scarf (winter wear), and in the meantime has a without any protection, paunch, and legs? The Arctic equator? That ensemble requires a couple alterations.” These inquiries, and the disputable assault in Avengers #200, made numerous perusers question the character’s depiction, and whether she was a decent good example for female readers:

As Carol [Strickland] pointed out in her article in LOC [#1], women tend to get very short shrift in comics. They are either portrayed as wallflowers or as supermacho insensitive men with different body forms, who almost invariably feel guilty about their lack of femininity. And it’s always seemed to me that, why does this have to be exclusive? Can you not have a woman who is ruthless and capable and courageous and articulate and intelligent and all the other buzz-words—heroic when the need arises, and yet feminine and gentle and compassionate, at others? That was what I tried to do with Ms. Marvel. I tried to create a character who had all the attributes that made her a top-secret agent yet at the same time was a compassionate, warm, humorous, witty, intelligent, attractive woman.

It has been noticed that “Danvers‘ underlying appearances depicted her as a solid character, yet that changed after some time—even after she increased super powers.” When Ms. Marvel got her own title during the 2000s, Marvel Comics was “resolved to have the character become the overwhelming focus in the Marvel Universe“, with “Joe Quesada and alternate forces [having] had the character assume real jobs in their tremendous ‘Place of M’ hybrid, in the ‘New Avengers’ and in the colossal achievement that is ‘Polite War‘.” “Author Brian Reed has had Ms. Marvel defeat commendable difficulties going from outsider intrusions, time-traveling magicians and previous colleagues turned foe.” Brian Reed’s portrayal of Ms. Marvel (in the “War of the Marvels” story circular segment) has been said to be “a drawing in blend of bluster and animosity compared with sympathy and compassion.”

The Carol Danvers manifestation of Ms. Marvel was the best positioned female character (at #11) on IGN’s 2012 rundown of the “Main 50 Avengers.” She is recorded #29 in Comics Buyer’s Guide’s “100 Sexiest Women in Comics“.