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Captain Marvel #22 cover by Jorge Molina

The tenth volume of Captain Marvel, written by Kelly Thompson and drawn by various artists, began publishing by Marvel Comics in January 2019.

Set after The Life of Captain Marvel, wherein Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers) learned she is actually half-Kree by birth, this volume is comprised of following stories:

  • Re-Entry — Carol returns to Earth after a lengthy trip in space, but she soon finds herself trapped on a wasted Roosevelt Island with some of her closest friends and allies, and it's up to them to find a way off. Drawn by Carmen Carnero.
  • Strange TripWar of the Realms tie-in. With Earth taken over by Malekith and his forces, Carol leads herself, Doctor Strange, and Black Widow in a mission to retake South America from The Enchantress. Drawn by Annapaola Martello.
  • Falling Star — When her half-Kree parentage is revealed to the public and ruins her reputation, Carol is forced to team up with a long-lost enemy from her past, while a new superhero with similar powers (suspiciously) rises in her place. Drawn by Carnero.
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  • Captain Marvel: The End — One-shot. In a possible future, Carol returns to Earth after thirty years to find the planet in ruins and facing devastation, forcing her to help prevent a total apocalypse. Drawn by Carnero.
  • The Last Avenger — When Carol is given twenty-four hours to kill five Avengers, it's race against the clock for her to emerge victorious without eliminating her longtime allies. Coincides with issue #150note  of Carol's tenure as Captain Marvel. Drawn by Lee Garbett.
  • Game Night – Single issue. After the events of the previous arc, Carol partakes in a game night with some of her closest pals, but trouble still has its way of finding her. Drawn by Francesco Manna.
  • AccusedEmpyre tie-in. After being given the Universal Weapon by Emperor Hulkling, Carol fights for the Kree-Skrull Empire in their war against the Cotati and becomes the Supreme Accuser. Drawn by Cory Smith.
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  • The New World – Follow-up to Captain Marvel: The End. When Carol is transported to a post-apocalyptic future, she's forced to find her way back home, but not before helping a faction of survivors from a threatening new ruler with familiar origins. Drawn by Garbett.
  • Mistakes Were Made — Single issue. Newly single and out of her groove, Carol is encouraged to try speed-dating, but eventually finds herself with a strange new bedfellow. Drawn by David Lopez.
  • Strange Magic — Shaken by a recent failure, Carol seeks outside help to master what may be her greatest weakness: magic. Drawn by Jacopo Camagni.
  • Vacation, All I Ever Wanted! – Single issue. Carol and Rhodey rekindle their romance and take a trip into space, but their relaxation is cut short by a multiversal threat. Drawn by Takeshi Miyazawa.
  • The Last of the Marvels — Follow-up to The Last Avenger. An imposter bearing Carol's appearance is threatening the galaxy, and it's up to her to save the Captain Marvel legacy from ruin. Drawn by Sergio Dávila.

Not to be confused with 2019's Captain Marvel, the character's live-action debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, released within a month of this volume's debut.

Kelly Thompson's Captain Marvel contains examples of:

  • Aesop Amnesia: Carol met the daughter of War Machine in a Bad Future, but she wasn't her mother. War Machine had this daughter with someone else. Carol broke with War machine, because she did not want to prevent this daughter from coming to existence, and got a lot of criticism for learning nothing from Civil War II.
  • All According to Plan: A villain takes control of Carol and sends her to attack the other Avengers. She easily defeats Thor, but it's revealed in the next issue that this is all part of the plan, Thor knew and simply played along.
  • Anti-Magic: Unable to learn magic quick enough to counter Ove's attack, the Enchantress gave her a pill that made her immune to magic.
  • Bad Future: Captain Marvel: The End is a one-shot where Captain Marvel, who was in space, comes back to Earth and finds it devastated, then used her powers to reignite the dying sun. Some months later the Captain Marvel from the present visits it.
  • Beleaguered Boss: Hulking gives Carol, the new Accuser, a simple task: go capture a terrorist who is blowing stuff up. She instead runs away with the terrorist, because it's her sister, and she wants to prove that she was being framed. Then she desecrates the universal weapon, a sacred weapon of the Kree, to give similar powers to Rhodes, Jessica Drew and Hazmat. Hulking tries his best to be reasonable and supportive, but none this is of much help.
  • Blind Date: Jessica arranges one for Carol after she breaks up with Rhodes. It doesn't work out well.
  • Conqueror from the Future: Ove escaped from the Bad Future, where he was born, showing up in the present day.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: Carol wants to learn magic, to prevent the Bad Future, but Dr. Strange refuses to teach her. It takes a patient and committed person to learn magic, which Carol is not. She asks all the other magic heroes for help (Jerico, Magik, Talisman, Nico, etc), but none of them help, since Strange already warned them and instructed them to say no. But what about the Scarlet Witch? She's Carol's friend. She doesn't follow Strange blindly, so she might help, right? Nope. She not doing it "because Strange says so", but because she actually agrees with him.
  • Funny Background Event: While Carol and Doctor Strange are having a long discussion, Black Widow is struggling with a crocodile in the background without them noticing.
  • Hulk Speak: Lauri-Ell, the Kree sister of Carol, speaks with just basic words.
  • Long-Lost Relative: The Life of Captain Marvel establishes that Carol doesn't just have Kree powers, she's actually a Kree. And during the Empyre tie-in she meets her long lost sister... Lauri-Ell, a giant, Hulk-style Kree!
  • Rousing Speech: Parodied. Carol wonders why people keep expecting her to do the St. Crispin Day speech (and if it's the only speech people know).
  • Self-Disposing Villain: Carol obtained an anti-magic pill to be able to stand against Ove. The Enchantress summoned her and he prevented Carol from taking it, but then (ignoring what was the pill for) he consumed the pill. Now he's completely incapable to use magic anymore.
  • Super Window Jump: Carol is depressed at home and refuses to talk with anyone or to answer Jessica Drew on the phone, so Jessica lets herself in. And she likes it, because she enters Carol's house the same way later on.
  • Unreliable Narrator: In the Bad Future, Ove explains to Carol how the world came to its current state and the settlement they had organized. And it's true... he just skips or is vague on several important details.


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