Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers) has had a rough go of it lately. She was trapped in an alternate realm with a few other heroines. She managed to break free, but that joy was cut short when the press outed her as a half Kree warrior. In the new “Falling Star” story-line a new superhero steps in to help Captain Marvel in the midst of a big battle with some alien bad guys. This new super powered goodie introduces herself as, Star and she looks very familiar. She holds a strong resemblance to a younger version of Carol Danvers. That of course is by design.
Captain Marvel artist Carmen Nunez Carnero had the following to say about the familiar look of this new superhero. “The idea for Star was that she should be like a younger version of Captain Marvel. Somebody for the public to empathize with and see as a new, better Super Hero. Regarding the look, we worked on it a lot—especially the colors that should be elemental to her design. Since her name is ‘Star,’ of course that element should be prominent on her uniform, but it shouldn’t look similar to Captain Marvel or Captain America. After many tests, we finally decided on a classic look—soft lines, bright colors, facemask to preserve her anonymity. The motif that I like most on the suit is how I could integrate the star as part of it, giving shape to her shoulders. “I hope this character becomes a staple of the Marvel Universe, because Star has a lot of potential, and she’s going to give us really unique scenes with Carol.”
Writer Kelly Thompson said: “Star is this mysterious new hero that’s showing up in New York in our ‘Falling Star’ arc. She’s sort of ascending as Carol is suddenly struggling and ‘descending,’ and it creates a lot of weird parallels and insecurities for Carol. Normally this kind of thing wouldn’t phase Carol at all but in CAPTAIN MARVEL #8, she finds herself quite suddenly in a very low place, so seeing someone, a young blonde someone that sort of reminds her of herself, being perceived as her replacement is hard to take in stride. It feels like one more hit when you don’t have many hits left to give. I expect and hope for Star to be around the Marvel Universe for a long time. I don’t want to say too much or give too much away for the upcoming story, but she’s got a ton of potential just waiting to be explored.”
Captain Marvel #8 has sold out and is slated to go into second printing. It sounds like they plan to do more development on this character. She might even stick around for a while. Who knows, we may just see her get her own title. If you haven’t snagged your copy yet, run to your local comic shop before they are all gone.
CAPTAIN MARVEL #8
(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Carmen Nunez Carnero (CA) Amanda Conner
CAPTAIN MARVEL: FALLING STAR! From the moment she returned to full-time Avengers duty in New York City, Captain Marvel’s life has been nonstop…and slightly weird. But she’s about to take on a brand-new threat – and a very old one! When her Kree heritage is exposed to the world in dramatic fashion, Carol goes from most beloved hero to public enemy number one overnight – and it’s pushing her to the darkest edge. Can she save the day even while the world turns on her? Does she want to?
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