Carol Danvers’ new nemesis is here to stay — at least, for now. Marvel announced Thursday during the NYCC Retailer Panel that Star, the character created by current Captain Marvel scribe Kelly Thompson, will get her own mini-series in January. The character first appeared in Captain Marvel #8 and her identity was a mystery that’s still being solved in the ongoing series.

“The excitement surrounding Star has been really fun to watch,” Thompson said in a statement. “And there’s still a big surprise coming in Captain Marvel #11 later this month…and it’s the kind of surprise that sort of DEMANDS a mini-series like this to explore the mysteries surrounding her and her importance and potential in the larger Marvel Universe.”

Editor Sarah Brunstad said, “The whole CAPTAIN MARVEL team loved the character from the beginning, but the fan and retailer response to her has been overwhelming. We’re very grateful and excited to push her even higher in the spotlight. We had such a great time developing her and waiting for her big moment, and I’m ecstatic that [Captain Marvel series artist Carmen Carnero] is staying with the character to do the covers for this miniseries.”

See the main and variant covers for Star #1 below, as well as solicit text.

STAR #1 (OF 5)

Penciled by TBA
Variant Cover by JEEHYUNG LEE


Ambitious reporter Ripley Ryan was one of the victims caught up in Nuclear Man’s apocalyptic schemes and later became the hero STAR, adored by everyone. But in truth she was Dr. Minerva’s attempt at a Kree-human Super-Soldier. Desperate for the power and strength to control her own destiny, she tried to kill Captain Marvel — and failed. Ripley was left, defeated and powerless, in the Raft. But something strange has happened, and Star now finds herself more powerful than ever before. And no one in the Marvel Universe is prepared for what it means.

Star #1
Main cover by Carmen Carnero
Star #1
Variant cover by Jeehyung Lee