Back in 2019 writer Kelly Thompson and artist Carmen Carnero launched a new Carol Danvers Captain Marvel ongoing series, a few months before the character headlined her own solo film. More than three years later, Marvel has announced that Thompson is wrapping up her historic run this June with Captain Marvel #50, a double-sized issue featuring art by Javier Pina and David Lopez. Fittingly, the cover will be drawn by Carnero. No additional members of the creative team were mentioned in the press release.

Kelly Thompson

Here’s how Marvel described the issue:

As one of the longest-running writers on the character ever, Thompson’s run will go down in Marvel Comics history: 50 issues of thrilling adventure, uplifting character-defining breakthroughs, and awesome powerhouse feats that are destined to inspire generation after generation of readers! From incredible story arcs like the revolutionary “Re-Entry” and Carol’s dark turn in “The Last Avenger” to pivotal tie-ins to some of Marvel’s biggest events like War of the Realms and Empyre, CAPTAIN MARVEL has been a Marvel must-read since the very start. Along the way, the title has garnered new lifelong Carol Danvers fans and delighted the character’s devoted fanbase. True Believers won’t want to miss Thompson’s epic farewell that celebrates this incredible achievement!

It has been an impossible journey – one that’s taken Carol Danvers across time and space and pitted her against enemies new and old. This historic run has put Marvel’s premier heroine through the gauntlet, and now the boss of space burns brighter than ever. No one believed she would get this far. But that’s the power of Captain Marvel and her Carol Corps: They will never give up. Higher, further, faster – to the very end.

Kelly Thompson shared her experiences working on the high-profile character:

“When Marvel asked me to write Carol’s new Captain Marvel series back in 2018, in the lead up to her first film, I was delighted and also terrified. But I’m glad I didn’t let the terror win, because it has truly been a fantastic experience. I’ve worked with some of the most incredible people in the business — I’d list them all but at 50 issues it’s a truly massive list! — but I certainly have to call out editor Sarah Brunstad who brought me in and helped build this book from the very beginning. She has been a constant source of support through a run that I don’t think either of us ever imagined would be nearly five years deep and heading toward issue 50. While it hasn’t always been easy, I’m so proud of the stories we’ve told with Carol, but none of it would have been possible without the fans. Captain Marvel fans are some of the best comic fans — and humans — I’ve ever experienced, truly. So thank you for this run. We made it, but you all made it so loved, and so long. Thank you.”

With the upcoming The Marvels film scheduled to arrive in the fall, featuring not only Brie Larson returning as Carol Danvers but a team up with Ms. Marvel (Iman Vellani) and Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris), it’s seems safe to expect a relaunch or some kind of tie-in book before the end of the year.  

Look for Captain Marvel #50 to arrive in stores and digitally on Wednesday, June 6th.


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