(2012)

Marvel, 2012 Series
 
Volume
1
Price
?
Pages
260
On-sale date
2012
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Worldwide, Inc.
Brand
Marvel Books
ISBN
978-0-7851-6757-0 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9780785167570 52499
Editing
Stan Lee (original); Cory Sedlmeier (collection)
Color
Color
Dimensions
7" x 10"
Paper Stock
Mando
Binding
Trade Paperback
Publishing Format
Ongoing Series

The Coming of Captain Marvel! (Table of Contents)

Captain Marvel / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
Richard Isanove

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Captain Mar-Vell
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 3 pages (report information)

Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Captain Marvel / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Captain Mar-Vell
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Marvel Masterworks Contents (Table of Contents: 3)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

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typeset

Introduction (Table of Contents: 4)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Letters
typeset

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Indexer Notes

The feature was created at the instance of publisher Martin Goodman to secure the name Captain Marvel away from the competition. The appropriation occurred in three steps: Marvel Super-Heroes featuring Captain Marvel (December 1967), then Marvel's Space-Born Superhero! Captain Marvel #1 (May 1968), then Captain Marvel #7 (November 1968). In the introduction to the fifth volume, Roy Thomas informs us that a TV producer wanted a science-fictional hero named Captain Marvel to develop as a TV animation series.

Nevertheless contrastingly with the feature name, the narrative voice calls the character "Captain Mar-Vell" and that's the character's official name.

This feature shows influence by the TV series Star Trek (1966-1969) and The Invaders (1967-1968). Accordingly with the main character's status as an alien spy, the green color of his spaceman costume was typically associated in this era with super-villains and threats to the human race.

The Coming of Captain Marvel! (Table of Contents: 5)

Captain Marvel / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Captain Mar-Vell
Reprints

The Coming of Captain Marvel! (Table of Contents: 6)

Captain Marvel / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Art Simek

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Captain Mar-Vell (introduction); Medic Una (introduction); Jeremy Logan (introduction); crew of a Kree starship; Colonel Yon-Rogg (introduction); Prime Minister Zarek (introduction)
Synopsis
A Kree mission is sent to infiltrate Earth's defenses.
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Indexer Notes

Mar-Vell enters "Marvel" in the hotel log. Otherwise he's referred as Captain Mar-Vell by other characters (pages 2, 4).

Where Stalks the Sentry! (Table of Contents: 7)

Captain Marvel / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Captain Mar-Vell; Sentry #459
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Indexer Notes

The cover is the first time Captain Mar-Vell wears green briefs (he doesn't in the story).

Where Stalks the Sentry! (Table of Contents: 8)

Captain Marvel / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Captain Mar-Vell (steals the identity of Dr. Walter Lawson); Medic Una; Jeremy Logan; Carol Danvers (introduction); General Bridges; Dr. Walter Lawson (death); Sentry #459; Colonel Yon-Rogg
Synopsis
Colonel Yon-Rogg continues to plot against Mar-Vell, launching a secret attack that kills bystander Walter Lawson. Taking advantage of the situation, Mar-Vell assumes Lawson's identity and his new job at the nearby military base so that the Kree can continue their plans for the conquest of Earth. Later, he is surprised to find that the military has discovered an inert Kree Sentry, which is reactivated by Yon-Rogg and threatens to destroy the base.
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Keywords
Cape Canaveral

Indexer Notes

Captain Mar-Vell conveniently steals the identity of collateral casualty, physician Dr. Walter Lawson, just assigned to the military base! He thus acquires his first covert identity. Lawson has no background otherwise. A plot from Lawson's past emerges in Captain Marvel #9 under Arnold Drake.
The feature character is still only called Mar-Vell in balloons (pages 6, 7, 9, 10, 13, 14, 19) and by the narrator (pages 11, 12), who also identifies him as a space officer (pages 11, 20).

Out of the Holocaust--- a Hero! (Table of Contents: 9)

Captain Marvel / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Captain Mar-Vell
Reprints

Out of the Holocaust-- a Hero! (Table of Contents: 10)

Captain Marvel / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
Art Simek

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Captain Mar-Vell (also as "Captain Marvel" and "Dr. Walter Lawson"); Sentry #459; Colonel Yon-Rogg; Medic Una; Jeremy Logan; Carol Danvers; General Bridges; Ronan the Accuser; Prime Minister Zarek
Reprints
Keywords
Cape Canaveral

Indexer Notes

Briefs are now visible on the costume but they're still white.

This issue is the first where "Captain Marvel" is used. It is used by humans misunderstanding the character's name as a superhero name when he orders the Kree Sentry to stand down: by a soldier page 3 ("I just heard this masked man say his name was Captain Marvel"), and page 5 ("C'mon! Let's give that guy Marvel a hand!"), and Carol Danvers page 13 ("I sneaked close to get a good look at that Captain Marvel--", "Hurry! Captain Marvel!").
Mar-Vell doesn't correct them to keep undercover even though he appeared in his Kree uniform, thus potentially revealing his extraterrestrial origin. "Captain Marvel" becomes his second cover identity.
The narrator (pages 3, 6, 10), Mar-Vell ("I am Captain Mar-Vell" page 2), the Sentry (pages 5, 9, 18), Yon-Rogg (pages 7, 20), Una (pages 7-8) only use the name Mar-Vell.

The Spaceman and the Super Skrull! (Table of Contents: 11)

Captain Marvel / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Captain Mar-Vell; Super-Skrull
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Green briefs on the cover; white in the story.

From the Void of Space Comes... The Super Skrull! (Table of Contents: 12)

Captain Marvel / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Captain Mar-Vell (also as "Captain Marvel" and "Walter Lawson"); Super-Skrull; Dorrek VII (Skrull Emperor); Anelle; Jeremy Logan; Hal Logan (introduction); Chester Fenton (introduction, taxi driver); Joe; General Bridges; Carol Danvers; Colonel Yon-Rogg; Medic Una
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Indexer Notes

Super-Skrull is hyphenated at the beginning of the story only, then is spelled without hyphen.
The narrator refers to the feature character as Mar-Vell (pages 8, 15, 20), as do Dorrek, Super-Skrull and Yon-Rogg (pages 4, 5, 12, 16, 18-20). A soldier, General Bridges and Carol Danvers say "Captain Marvel" (pages 16, 19-20).
Mar-Vell starts to refer to his two covert identities: "It is time for Captain Marvel to vanish... so that Dr. Walt Lawson can make an appearance back at the Cape!" (page 5), "This potion is a constant reminder of how vulnerable is the one the Earthmen call... Captain Marvel!" (page 6), "Now to resume my identity as Walt Lawson. No one must wonder why he failed to appear... when Captain Marvel did!" (page 7).
Oddly, the Super-Skrull's thought balloon page 16 reads, "...after I defeat Captain Marvel!"

From the Ashes of Defeat! (Table of Contents: 13)

Captain Marvel / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Captain Mar-Vell; Super-Skrull
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Green briefs on cover and in the story.

From the Ashes of Defeat! (Table of Contents: 14)

Captain Marvel / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Gene Colan; Roy Thomas (see notes)
Inks
Vince Colletta; Roy Thomas (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
Art Simek

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Captain Mar-Vell; Super-Skrull (also as "Dr. Lawson"); Colonel Yon-Rogg; Medic Una; Prime Minister Zarek; General Bridges; Carol Danvers
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Zip-A-Tone effects added by Roy Thomas, as confirmed in his introduction to this volume.
"Super-Skrull" is not hyphenated.

Enter: The Sub-Mariner! (Table of Contents: 15)

Captain Marvel / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Captain Mar-Vell; Namor the Sub-Mariner
Reprints

The Alien and the Amphibian! (Table of Contents: 16)

Captain Marvel / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
Irving Watanabe

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Captain Mar-Vell (also as "Captain Marvel" and "Walter Lawson"); Namor the Sub-Mariner; Hal Logan; Chester Fenton; General Bridges; Carol Danvers; Colonel Yon-Rogg; Medic Una
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Sub-Mariner's appearance here takes place between the fourth and fifth issues of his own title.

The Mark of the Metazoid! (Table of Contents: 17)

Captain Marvel / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Dan Adkins ? ; John Tartaglione ?
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Captain Mar-Vell; the Metazoid
Reprints

The Mark of the Metazoid (Table of Contents: 18)

Captain Marvel / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Arnold Drake
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
John Tartaglione
Colors
?
Letters
Art Simek

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Captain Mar-Vell (also as "Captain Marvel" and "Dr. Walter Lawson"); Colonel Yon-Rogg; Kree; Medic Una; Ronan the Accuser; Carol Danvers; Chester Fenton; Jeremy Logan; the Metazoid (introduction, death)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Don Heck draws less bulky and higher belts on Kree uniforms.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Captain Marvel / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
John Tartaglione
Colors
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Captain Mar-Vell; Solam
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In the Path of Solam! (Table of Contents: 20)

Captain Marvel / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Arnold Drake
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
John Tartaglione
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Captain Mar-Vell (also as "Captain Marvel" and "Dr. Walter Lawson"); Carol Danvers; Colonel Yon-Rogg; Dr. Norman Lundquist; Medic Una; Quasimodo; Solam (photokinetic monster)
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Indexer Notes

Yon-Rogg's briefs are sometimes white, sometimes blue.

The Coming of Quasimodo! (Table of Contents: 21)

Captain Marvel / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Romita
Inks
John Romita
Colors
Marie Severin ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Captain Mar-Vell; Quasimodo
Reprints

Die, Town, Die! (Table of Contents: 22)

Captain Marvel / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Arnold Drake
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
John Tartaglione
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen (pages 1-11); Art Simek (pages 12-20, uncredited)

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Captain Mar-Vell (also as "Captain Marvel" and "Dr. Walter Lawson"); Carol Danvers; Colonel Yon-Rogg; Medic Una; Quasimodo; Ronan the Accuser; Jeremy Logan; General Bridges
Reprints
Keywords
Cape Canaveral

Indexer Notes

Yon-Rogg's briefs are sometimes white, sometimes blue.

--And Fear Shall Follow! (Table of Contents: 23)

Captain Marvel / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Captain Mar-Vell; Cyberex
Reprints

And Fear Shall Follow! (Table of Contents: 24)

Captain Marvel / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Arnold Drake
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
Herb Cooper

Genre
science fiction
Characters
the Aakon (alien race); the Kree [Captain Mar-Vell (also as "Captain Marvel" and "Dr. Walter Lawson"); Colonel Yon-Rogg; Lieutenant Tir-Zarr; Medic Una]; Carol Danvers; Cyberex (robot, not identified); the Organization [Danny; Mort; "Number One" (leader)]; Chester Fenton; General Bridges
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

Captain Marvel / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
the Aakon; Captain Mar-Vell
Reprints

Between Hammer and Anvil! (Table of Contents: 26)

Captain Marvel / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Arnold Drake
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
science fiction
Characters
the Aakon (alien race); Captain Mar-Vell (also as "Captain Marvel" and "Dr. Walter Lawson"); Carol Danvers; Chester Fenton; Colonel Yon-Rogg; Cyberex (robot); Medic Una
Reprints

Who Says This Isn't the Marvel Age of Batty Bulletins? (Table of Contents: 27) (Expand) /

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

Captain Marvel / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Gene Colan
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Captain Mar-Vell; Medic Una; Jeremy Logan; Carol Danvers (introduction); General Bridges; Walter Lawson (death); Sentry #459; Yon-Rogg
Synopsis
Yon-Rogg continues to plot against Mar-Vell, launching a secret attack that kills bystander Walter Lawson. Taking advantage of the situation, Mar-Vell assumes Lawson's identity and his new job at the nearby military base so that the Kree can continue their plans for the conquest of Earth. Later, he is surprised to find that the military has discovered an inert Kree Sentry, which is reactivated by Yon-Rogg and threatens to destroy the base.

Indexer Notes

Original art Marvel Super-Heroes #13 pages 1-3, 6-9, 12-20

Biographies (Table of Contents: 29)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
John Rhett Thomas
Letters
typeset

The Marvel Masterworks (Table of Contents: 30) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31)

Captain Marvel / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction

Indexer Notes

Marvel Super-Heroes #13, Captain Marvel #1-7, 9

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Coming of Captain Marvel!
    Captain Marvel
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Captain Marvel
  4. 3. Marvel Masterworks Contents
  5. 4. Introduction
  6. 5. The Coming of Captain Marvel!
    Captain Marvel
  7. 6. The Coming of Captain Marvel!
    Captain Marvel
  8. 7. Where Stalks the Sentry!
    Captain Marvel
  9. 8. Where Stalks the Sentry!
    Captain Marvel
  10. 9. Out of the Holocaust--- a Hero!
    Captain Marvel
  11. 10. Out of the Holocaust-- a Hero!
    Captain Marvel
  12. 11. The Spaceman and the Super Skrull!
    Captain Marvel
  13. 12. From the Void of Space Comes... The Super Skrull!
    Captain Marvel
  14. 13. From the Ashes of Defeat!
    Captain Marvel
  15. 14. From the Ashes of Defeat!
    Captain Marvel
  16. 15. Enter: The Sub-Mariner!
    Captain Marvel
  17. 16. The Alien and the Amphibian!
    Captain Marvel
  18. 17. The Mark of the Metazoid!
    Captain Marvel
  19. 18. The Mark of the Metazoid
    Captain Marvel
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Captain Marvel
  21. 20. In the Path of Solam!
    Captain Marvel
  22. 21. The Coming of Quasimodo!
    Captain Marvel
  23. 22. Die, Town, Die!
    Captain Marvel
  24. 23. --And Fear Shall Follow!
    Captain Marvel
  25. 24. And Fear Shall Follow!
    Captain Marvel
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
    Captain Marvel
  27. 26. Between Hammer and Anvil!
    Captain Marvel
  28. 27. Who Says This Isn't the Marvel Age of Batty Bulletins?
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  29. 28. [no title indexed]
    Captain Marvel
  30. 29. Biographies
  31. 30. The Marvel Masterworks
  32. 31. [no title indexed]
    Captain Marvel
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