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Things You Didn't Know About Captain Marvel

With news that Captain Marvel is coming in 2019 - both as a film and as a character the studio promises will shake up the Marvel Cinematic Universe - fans still have time to brush up on Captain Marvel's comics backstory. It's easy to understand if fans aren't well versed in Captain Marvel facts. Before her recent boost in popularity and prominence, Carol Danvers wasn't exactly in Marvel's A-list superhero tier alongside Iron Man, Spider-Man, and Captain America. That's not to say she hasn't been around for a while. In one form or another, Danvers has been a part of the Marvel Universe for more than 50 years, and her devoted supporters have plenty of Captain Marvel predictions for what they hope to see in her movie debut.

As plain old Carol Danvers, the character made her comics debut in 1968, created by Roy Thomas and Gene Colan. Almost a decade later, in 1977, Danvers finally gained her Captain Marvel powers and took on her first superhero mantle, Ms. Marvel. It was another few decades before she officially became Captain Marvel, but in between, Danvers managed to rack up one of the most diverse, underrated, and unheralded superhero careers in the entire history of Marvel Comics.