Monica Rambeau has gone by a number of codenames since debuting in the pages of 1982’s The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16, including Photon, Pulsar, and even Captain Marvel. Actress Teyonah Parris played her in the WandaVision series and is set to reprise the character in The Marvels next summer. Before that, though, the publisher has announced details for Monica Rambeau: Photon, a new five-issue limited series written by award-winning author and scholar Eve L. Ewing and drawn by artist Michael Sta. Maria.

Monica Rambeau

Here’s how the publisher describes the limited series:

From the New Orleans Harbor Patrol to the Avengers to the Ultimates, Monica Rambeau has been a leader and team player her entire life but now she’ll face a reality-shattering crisis that she’ll have no choice but to take on single-handedly. In order to do so, Photon will need to reach new heights of her incredible abilities—and then surpass them! In a revelatory journey spanning time and space, fan will behold Photon’s true potential. The adventure begins when Photon is charged with making a very special, very cosmic delivery. What should be light work (get it?) for Monica becomes increasingly complex and dangerous due to a threat from beyond and family drama.

A decade ago Monica had adopted the new codename Spectrum in the Mighty Avengers series, but it appears she’s now returning to her previous superhero identity of Photon.

After previously penning the Ironheart and Champions comic series, Ewing is excited about her latest Marvel comics project:

“It’s such an honor to be taking on the story of a legacy character like Monica Rambeau. Monica’s character has a long history in the Marvel Universe, but she’s way overdue for getting her own story told. I’m picking the pen up from the legend himself, Dwayne McDuffie, who put out the last Monica Rambeau solo adventure almost three decades ago. It’s a privilege and I’m excited to tell the story in a way that both highlights her incredible cosmic abilities as well as her everyday, relatable struggles. I hope this will be a title that has something equal to offer to veteran readers and folks who may be brand new to comics.”

Featuring a cover by Lucas Werneck look for Monica Rambeau: Photon #1 to arrive in stores and digitally on Wednesday, December 7th.


  1. Boy I’d wish they’d pick a name and stick with it.
    I’m going to guess they moved away from Spectrum so the character doesn’t advertise the telecommunications company of the same name. If you go up the corporate chain at Spectrum, you’ll see it has ties to Discovery Communications, which now owns DC Comics.

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