Captain Marvel: 10 Comics You Must Read Before The Film

10. Essential Captain Marvel Vol.1

Marvel Comics

Kicking off the Captain Marvel reading list, one should start with the legacy character from which Carol Danvers inherited the title. The original Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell) is perhaps best known for his death rather than his heroic exploits while alive, but he remains an important figure even now, often looming over and featuring heavily in many important Carol Danvers storylines.

We'd also wager he'll prove important to the movie too, if Jude Law turns out to be playing who everyone thinks he is.

Essential Captain Marvel Vol.1 collects Mar-Vell's first appearance and earliest adventures. There's also the Issue 18 story When Walks the Mandroid, which marks the first appearance of a certain Carol Danvers...


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