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Captain Marvel’s Costume Development Over The Years With The Help Of Variant Covers

Carol Danvers’ addition into the Marvel Cinematic Universe is probably one of the biggest announcements that could have happened, and we luckily won’t have to wait much longer until we get to see Brie Larson suit up as Captain Marvel for the first time. However, if you look at the character throughout the years in the source material, a lot has changed in what the hero wears when it’s time to fight the bad guys.




So in honor of Captain Marvel’s 50th Anniversary, we’ve been taking a look at some variant comicbook covers that take us back in time when Captain Marvel (or at times, Ms. Marvel) had a few different styles in her wardrobe collection.




The look above, for instance, is an ode to Dave Cockrum’s redesign and illustration of the “swimsuit” style costume that Ms. Marvel wore into the 2000’s before officially taking on the mantle of Captain Marvel in 2012. Cockrum would team up with legendary writer Chris Claremont with a reputation for bringing X-Men characters like Storm and Jean Grey proudly into the forefront of focus. With art courtesy of Ema Lupacchino and colors by Jason Keith, we get a cool variant cover for Doctor Strange #3.




In 2012, Carol Danvers became Captain Marvel with Kelly Sue DeConnick and Dexter Soy rebranding the hero a bit for her own comicbook run. This costume above is the closest representation of what we are going to see when Brie Larson suits up. Variant cover art is for Thor #3, with the art provided by John Tyler Christopher.


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