During ECCC, writer Kelly Sue DeConnick sat down with Blair Butler for an hour of conversation including some anecdotes about how the Captain Marvel book came together and updates on her creator owned project with Emma Rios.
When DeConnick learned from editor Steve Wacker she was writing Captain Marvel (the name change was a surprise) they began discussing Carol Danver’s costume. DeConnick said while she admired the iconic Ms. Marvel design by Dave Cockrum it was also dated. She also knew in her first arc Carol was going to a funeral in uniforms and “who goes to a funeral in thigh high boots? I couldn’t see showing up to the funeral with her butt cheeks hanging out.”
Coming in November an new ongoing featuring Spider-Woman and few other top tier Marvel superheroes written by Kelly Sue DeConnick who is also writing the Captain Marvel series.
Oh hey did you see that DC announced the creator line-up for their digital “Legends of the Dark Knight” series the other day? Let’s take a look:
August 9— “A Game to Die For” written by TJ Fixman with artwork by Christopher Mitten
August 16— “Slam!” Part 1 written by Joshua Fialkov with artwork by Phil Hester & Eric Gapstur
August 23— “Slam!” Part 2 written by Joshua Fialkov with artwork by Phil Hester & Eric Gapstur
August 30— “Slam!” Part 3 written by Joshua Fialkov with artwork by Phil Hester & Eric Gapstur
September 6— “Bat-Man: The Movie” written by Andrew Dabb with artwork by Giorgio Pontrelli
September 13— “Together” written by Jonathan Larsen with artwork by Tan Eng Huat
September 20— “Gotham Spirit” written by Jeff Parker with artwork by Gabriel Hardman
September 27— “Dungeons & Dragons” writing and artwork by Mike Oeming
October 4— “Look Inside” written by Rob Williams with artwork by Juan Ryp
October 11— “Arkham’s Ghost” Part 1 written by Joe Harris with artwork by Jason Masters
October 18— “Arkham’s Ghost” Part 2 written by Joe Harris with artwork by Jason Masters
October 25— “Arkham’s Ghost” Part 3 written by Joe Harris with artwork by Jason Masters
See any female creators? No, you don’t.
Did you listen to the interview that Kelly and I did with Kelly Sue DeConnick this week? Go give it a listen as she talks a lot about her take on Carol and what you expect to see in the first arc. Also Carol’s hair (which looks longer here than on the other covers).
The report from earlier this week that Kelly Sue DeConnick would be taking on new title starring Carol Danvers is true.
“My pitch was called ‘Pilot’ and the take can pretty much be summed up with ‘Carol Danvers as Chuck Yeager,’” says DeConnick. “Carol’s the virtual definition of a Type A personality. She’s a competitor and a control freak. At the start of our series, we see Carol pre-Captain Marvel, pre-NASA even, back when she was a fiercely competitive pilot. We’ll see her meeting one of her aviation heroes and we’ll see her youthful bravado, her swagger. Then over the course of the first arc we’re going to watch her find her way back to that hungry place. She’ll have to figure out how to be both Captain Marvel and Chuck Yeager—to marry the responsibility of that legacy with the sheer joy being nearly invulnerable and flying really [expletive] fast. My playlist for this series is heavy on AC/DC, Heart and Pat Benatar.”
The series will, according to Marvel, look “into the mysteries of her past takes a toll on her Avengers membership and that repercussions may be in store on that account. The new Captain Marvel’s power levels and particulars will also be addressed in the series.”
Here’s a look at the new costume and a few preview pages by artist Dextor Soy.