Captain Marvel (comics)

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Name: Captain Marvel
Creator: Stan Lee and Gene Colan
Date(s): May 1968-May 1979, 1989, 1994, December 1995 — May 1996, January 2000 — October 2002 — September 2004, January — June 2008, September 2012 — present
Medium: comic books
Country of Origin: United States
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Captain Marvel is a Marvel Comics comic book title and is the name of several fictional superheroes:

  • Mar-Vell
  • Monica Rambeau
  • Genis-Vell
  • Phyla-Vell
  • Khn'nr
  • Noh-Varr
  • Carol Danvers

A Captain Marvel film was released in March 2019, featuring Carol Danvers. It is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.


Captain Marvel first appeared Marvel Super-Heroes #12 (December 1967).

Following a trial in which DC Comics sued Fawcett Comics for breach of copyright, claiming Fawcett's Captain Marvel was too similar to Superman, the latter stopped publishing Captain Marvel. In the late sixties Marvel Comics gained the trademark "Captain Marvel" with their first series, forcing DC to call their Captain Marvel comic book Shazam!.

To retain their trademark, Marvel has had to publish a Captain Marvel title every year or two since, leading to a number of ongoing series, limited series and one-shots featuring a range of characters using the Captain Marvel alias.


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