WONDERCON becomes staging ground for several important announcements from Marvel
At this year's WONDERCON, Marvel unveiled plans for a new Captain Marvel series, starring Carol Danvers as she becomes the fifth in line to the mantle of the Universe's protector. The series is to be scribed by Kelly Sue DeConnick (who penned last year's critically-acclaimed Osborn: Evil Incarcerated) and relative newcommer Dexter Soy. When asked about details, DeConnick had this to say:
"My pitch was called ‘Pilot’ and the take can pretty much be summed up with ‘Carol Danvers as Chuck Yeager. Carol's the virtual definition of a Type A personality. She's a competitor and a control freak. At the start of our series, we see Carol pre-Captain Marvel, pre-NASA even, back when she was a fiercely competitive pilot. We'll see her meeting one of her aviation heroes and we'll see her youthful bravado, her swagger. Then over the course of the first arc we're going to watch her find her way back to that hungry place. She'll have to figure out how to be both Captain Marvel and Chuck Yeager—to marry the responsibility of that legacy with the sheer joy being nearly invulnerable and flying really [expletive] fast.My playlist for this series is heavy on AC/DC, Heart and Pat Benatar."