Jump back into the action with Carol Danvers, the strongest Avenger, in a brand-new Marvel Action: Captain Marvel series, the latest high-flying adventure in IDW’s line of comics for middle grade readers!
Following the critical success of IDW’s prior Marvel Action: Captain Marvel series, writer Sam Maggs returns to helm the 2021 title, launching in January. The first two-part story will feature art by talented newcomer Isabel Escalante, with issues #3-5 illustrated by returning artist extraordinaire, Sweeney Boo.
In the first story arc, Carol Danvers is trying her best to enjoy some well-deserved downtime in New York City — but when Gwen Stacy, a.k.a. Ghost-Spider, introduces her to the ClikClok app, things quickly spiral out of control!
“Writing for Carol — who always has been and always will be my favorite Super Hero — has been a career highlight, and I’m so thrilled to continue her story with the amazing team at IDW,” says Maggs. “Carol is powerful, self-assured, and independent, but there’s still so much she can learn about playing well with others. One of my favorite things about writing Carol’s Marvel Action adventures has been delving into her relationships with other heroines, and we’ll be continuing that theme in this new series!”
“Working for the first time in the comic world feels like a huge challenge, mainly because it’s a Captain Marvel story, and she’s such a powerful, well-loved character. I’m happy, nervous, and excited!” says Escalante.
“Illustrating Captain Marvel is a dream come true,” says Boo. “Carol Danvers is such an inspiring and strong character. She is determined, brave, and confident… which I am not, so I can live vicariously through her! She has a special place in my heart and was the very first Super Hero I got to draw professionally. I can’t imagine letting her go!”
Marvel Action: Captain Marvel and the writer/artist team of Sam Maggs and Sweeney Boo were recently nominated for the prestigious Dragon Award, a Joe Shuster-associated award presented by the Canadian Comic Book Awards Association, recognizing works which capture the attention and fascination of young readers and help to create a passion for life-long reading. Winners will be announced in late October.
“We’re so proud of Sam and Sweeney — the hard work that they put into Marvel Action: Captain Marvel and the recognition they’ve deservedly received,” says editor Megan Brown. “We’re also incredibly excited to see Isabel’s take on Marvel’s strongest Avenger, and hope that Carol’s confidence, kindness, and ever-present humor continues to inspire generations of kids to come.”
Marvel Action: Captain Marvel #1 will feature two cover editions for fans to enjoy: Cover A by Sweeney Boo and a Retailer Incentive edition by Gretel Lusky (Primer).