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Captain Marvel and The Carol Corps

During ‘Secret Wars” while everyone is fighting on the ground, who will take the fight to the skies? “Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps” that’s who! The series is the latest to join the “Secret Wars” event.

The series will be written by longtime “Captain Marvel” write Kelly Sue DeConnick, Kelly Thompson, and illustrator David Lopez.

The upcoming series will feature Carol Danvers (Captain Marvel) as the leader on an elite, all-female fighter pilot squadron stationed in Hala field, one of the 41 war zones on the Battleworld. Of course, the series won’t center solely on fighting. DeConnick stated in an interview with Fast Company that the series “set about helping Carol try and answer a question about where she is from, and that puts them in conflict with some of the greater forces of the Marvel Universe.”

The “Carol Corps” will also feature members of the Banshee Squadron.

In an interview with Fast Company, DeConnick discusses the Banshee Squadron being in the “Carol Corps.”

When I created the Banshees in the first go round, I did something really dumb,” says DeConnick. “I considered having a black woman be part of the team, and then didn’t because in the real-life air service pilots in World War II, the two black women that applied were turned down because of racism. And I thought, well then, I can’t have black women here either. Even though at the same time I was breaking all sorts of other rules. For some reason I thought it was okay for them to fight giant robots, but having a black woman was too much of a stretch. It’s embarrassing, so when we were talking about bringing these characters back, I had a chance to correct that.” For the full interview, click here.

 

“Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps” will hit stores June 10.

 

Sources: Comic Book Resources, Marvel, Fast Company

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