Captain Marvel’s comedian origin story will get a twist because of a secret sister

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Captain Marvel’s comic origin story gets a twist thanks to a secret sister

It’s been a busy few years for Captain Marvel, and I’m not speaking about her film. A short while in the past she discovered that her mom was secretly a Kree defector, rewriting the origin of her superpowers from an opportunity encounter with an alien warrior to her earned birthright.

But being publicly outed as half alien hasn’t all the time been straightforward for Carol Danvers. The US army actually wasn’t happy on the revelation that their former officer was a descendant of a war-mongering house empire. And now she’ll most likely be in hassle with one other jingoistic empire: The mixed Kree-Skrull armada.

But what’s an individual to do when the accused battle felony you’ve been despatched to execute seems to be your half-sister?

What else is going on within the pages of our favourite comics? We’ll inform you. Welcome to Polygon’s weekly listing of the books that our comics editor loved this previous week. It’s half society pages of superhero lives, half studying suggestions, half “look at this cool art.” There could also be some spoilers. There will not be sufficient context. If you missed the final one, learn this.


Captain Marvel #18

“Where do we go now?” asks Captain Marvel’s blue-skinned Kree sister, Lauri-Ell. “I have no idea,”  she answers, in Captain Marvel #18, Marvel Comics (2020).

Image: Kelly Thompson, Cory Smith/Marvel Comics

See, Carol additionally simply took over Ronan the Accuser’s job (and his hammer), because the Judge Dredd of the Kree empire. And she’s undoubtedly shirking that obligation by hiding her sister, Lauri-Ell. (Look, all Kree names are identical to that.) Lauri-Ell has been accused of destroying a whole metropolis of harmless civilians, however she maintains her innocence. Seems like an actual conundrum for our expensive Captain.

Mikel Janín: Great at drawing cute buns, and nice at drawing cute buns. Everybody forgets that Wonder Woman can speak to animals, however not Mariko Tamaki. The new Wonder Woman inventive staff is off to a fantastic begin.

“Is there anybody else you can think of who’d be useful to an investigation?” Northstar’s narration asks. “Nah, Polaris responds, I think we’re good.” In panel, Eye-boy painstakingly puts googly eyes all over his pair of white crocs, in X-Factor #1, Marvel Comics (2020).

Image: Leah Williams, David Baldeon/Marvel Comics

Thank you, X-Factor #1 for the present of Eye-Boy placing googly eyes throughout his crocs.

A strange human figure zips through space, following an orange rocketship, on a 5x7 grid of panels in Hedra, Image Comics (2020).

Image: Jesse Lonergan/Image Comics

The nine-panel grid is legendary in Western comics, however Jesse Lonergan set himself an much more formidable aim with Hedra: A 35-panel grid. The result’s a visually fascinating one-issue sci-fi parable. Check out our preview of it right here, after which go get the comedian.

Cable #2

Cyclops licks his lips happily as he unwraps and raises a Philly cheesesteak to his mouth in Cable #2, Marvel Comics (2020).

Image: Gerry Duggan, Phil Noto/Marvel Comics

Bless Phil Noto and Gerry Duggan for this panel of a Cyclops who can’t wait to tuck right into a scrumptious Philly cheesesteak on the moon.

Suicide Squad #7

Deadshot’s daughter Zoe shows off her home-made superhero costume as Liveshot, in Suicide Squad #7, DC Comics (2020).

Image: Tom Taylor, Daniel Sampere/DC Comics

Suicide Squad has not missed a beat because it launched late final yr, and now Tom Taylor is reintroducing Deadshot’s daughter as an aspiring archer superhero with a home made costume. I like her.

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