OH HONEY IT’S OKAY I’VE GOT YOUR BACK.
First of all, welcome to the Carol Corps! Here is your badge, your lucky hat, your irritable cat, and we have crepes every thursday.
HERE IS A QUICK INTRO TO CAROL. Please ignore anything relating to ‘the rape of Ms Marvel’ as that never happened la la la fingers in ears strong women don’t need sexual violence in order to be motivated to be strong la la la…
HERE is the most current run on Captain Marvel, which will also fill you in on everything you need to know about what’s going on in Enemy Within! I also recommend reading up on Avengers Assemble if you enjoy Carol and Jess, especially issues 9, 10 and 11!
It has the added bonus of naked Tony Stark.
Yeah. You’re welcome.
Enjoy yourself, Carol is just the fucking best! Now if you’ll excuse me, I have like, 40 batches of crepe batter to mix up for tomorrow.
Why you need to buy The Enemy Within #1 tomorrow.
So today at work, my boss came over to me, put his hand on my shoulder, and said…
“Nicki. I hate to be the bearer of bad news. But Avengers Assemble has been cancelled…”
Thankfully, this turned out to be false. I spent most of today planning a eulogy for one of the best comics I’ve read in years. Avengers Assemble (Kelly Sue’s run, from issue #9 and up) is fun, it’s snappy, it’s sharp, it’s painfully in character, and it doesn’t take itself too seriously. There need to be more comics like that. But thankfully, I don’t have to. Avengers Assemble is my sorbet, my palette cleanser It makes it easier to deal with the heavy, angsty storylines. I am glad to say, that for a little while longer, we will continue to have that book. Plus, I didn’t want to cry all over Kelly Sue when I finally meet her at Heroescon.
So instead of grieving, I am going to talk about a book coming out tomorrow that you need to buy. One of the perks of my job is that, as I spent 10 hours on a Tuesday unpacking, counting, sorting, and filing three thousand comics to be sold on Wednesday, I get to at least flick through a few of the ones I am really interested in. Today I read the first issue in the Avengers Assemble/Captain Marvel crossover, The Enemy Within.
Guys, this story is incredible. It’s intense and suspenseful, while still being fun and the kind of story we have come to expect from a title like Avengers Assemble. The interaction between Captain Marvel and Spiderwoman is so freaking perfect that it almost brought me to tears. It reminded me of the relationships I have with my cousins, my closest friends, and my wife. It doesn’t have to be romantic, but it’s so much more than an everyday friendship.
I want to tell you so much more, but I can’t. Not until the book comes out tomorrow. Just please, please read this book. Not for the sales, not because I want to see books like this on the shelf forever. Buy it because you owe it to yourselves to read a great book, buy it because I will be personally upset if you do not have this book in your life!
Carol Corps, it’s time to mobilize again, and tell your friends about this book. Getting someone into a great comic is one of the best things you can do, just look at everything else we accomplish! Avengers The Enemy Within, #1 on sale tomorrow!
Just had the sweetest girl come into the store and buy our last copy of Captain Marvel: In Pursuit of Flight for her sister, who I am told is going through a rough time, and she hopes Captain Marvel will make things easier for her.
Fucking comics, man. Fucking nerds. I just love you all so much.
WHAAAAAAAAT IT’S MARATINI’S BIRTHDAY.
But seriously don’t invite the Baby Money Avengers. Not just to birthdays. To everything. HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOU ARE MY FAVORITE CANADIAN.
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So today, something really shitty happened to someone I respect a whole hell of a lot. It made me so freaking angry that I had to get all of that bad feeling-ness out somehow, and interpretive dance wasn’t an option.
So I drew! Honeys, don’t ever let the haters get you down, no matter what it is that you do. If you draw, you write, photoshop, if you sing, you dance, whatever it is, don’t ever let anyone trivialize what you contribute to the world. If you create, you fucking rule.
Try not to take too seriously an unconfirmed report on whether a book will be cancelled or not. From my personal experience, we can’t keep Captain Marvel in store. Our orders grow every month, and every month we have new people coming in and picking up the book. I also have it on good authority that digital sales are making bank.
If a book that seems otherwise successful is failing in the eyes of a publisher, that’s because of the pre-order system. The ancient, antiquated, out of date pre-order system. The people that are coming in droves to buy Captain Marvel are new, shiny, eager to get into the world of comics. The pre-order system means nothing to them - there’s enough confusion for a new comics reader as it is. Marvel, DC and the others need to stop looking at pre-orders, and start looking at sales figures. Online buzz. Fan clamoring.
But for now, we have to make do with what we have. And that is the pre-order system. So if you love Captain Marvel - HELL, IF YOU LOVE ANY BOOK - go into your local comic store and make sure they are pre-ordering it for you. Don’t be afraid, don’t think that you will be thought of as silly, or a hysterical newb. Trust me, they’ve seen worse*.
For those of you that are buying digital? You can still pre-order! Check here every week for the next issue to come up on pre-order. All it takes is a click, and it will ensure that your support is heard. Want to do MORE? You can write in to Marvel. SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE BOOKS YOU LOVE, and if you would like to see your letters in print, mark them OK TO PRINT.
The address you need is firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use it with tact, use it to support and cheerlead, not harrass and spam.
Need some more proof that this is unconfirmed rumor-mongering? Look at Kelly Sue Deconnick. Look how vocal she is, how much she interacts with her fans. We are so lucky to have a creator so eager to get elbows-deep into the fanbase. If she needed our help, don’t you think she would have asked? Why are you flocking to this rumor when we have the woman behind the woman in arm’s reach? (Uh, please don’t spam her askbox, though. She’s very busy. Kids-and-Fraction-wrangling and all.)
Okay this is getting kind of lengthy, so I will wrap it up. Remember kids, just because you read it on the internet, doesn’t mean it’s true. But showing our rampant support never hurts. Oh, and while I’m here. I’ve heard from a few people who have threatened to drop the book because they’re not fond of Filipe Andrade’s art (and Jordie Bellaire’s PHENOMENAL coloring). All I can say to you at this time, is this. If you are considering dropping a genre-bending, ground-breaking, female-lead and written book because you don’t like an artist that, so far, is only doing two issues? You need to grow the fuck up. I’m not much of a Dexter Soy fan, but I recognize a chance to change the face of comics when I see one. If you have ever once looked at a comic book and been upset at the lack of positive female representation, you are honor-bound to pick up Captain Marvel, and show your support, regardless of how you feel about the individual aspects of the book.
*two times now, I have had people with exceedingly dead eyes come into my store and try to convince me that The Doctor is real, because of TARDIS cave drawings. Someone wanting to learn about pre-orders is a refreshing piece of normalcy. Trust me.
I kind of love that every artist to draw Carol has a different take on her hair. Consider these my own
horrific humble offerings.
(We all know she’d love the Leia cinnabuns, tho.)
And hey bonus Chewie, because I’ve yet to meet a cat exempt from humiliation.
I've just ordered the new Captain Marvel collection and was wondering if there is an origin story for her? I like knowing where my superheroes come from and from what I know of her, her origin story sounds crazy interesting. :)
It IS crazy interesting! And more complicated that I can explain here. Would you believe me if I said she fell into a vat of radioactive marvels….? It’s more like that than you think!
You can find everything you need to on Carol right here, and for a list of recommended reading, go right here!
Getting ready for the con!!! :D Better photos later.
AHHH! You look FANTASTIC!
WOW like Emma Rios’ Carol come to life!
I like to think that even Captain Marvel is subject to the pitfalls of cat ownership…
30 Days of Marvel | Character/Team Who Should Have Their Own Movie
↳ Carol Danvers (Ms. Marvel/Captain Marvel)
“You don’t need college to find a good husband.”
One day I will go into a huge rant about why I love Carol, and why her background and creation puts her above a lot of other similar characters. That won’t be tonight, as I have more party rock elves to draw, but this panel is about 90% of it.
HAPPY NEW YEARS, BABY MONEY AVENGERS STYLE. (For those just joining us, The origin of the Baby Money Avengers.)
With, as always, backup from Valkyrie and their long-suffering handler, Phil Coulson.
- If you’re wondering why Daimon Hellstrom has a trash can, you need to educate yourself.
- If you don’t think Captain Marvel has a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire, WHY ARE YOU FOLLOWING ME.
- And if you disagree that the BMA are tearing shit up in a golden, rocket-powered stretch Hummer…sir, please remove yourself from the internet.
I HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A WONDERFUL 2013!!