Thompson, Carnero blast off with ‘Captain Marvel’ this January

Carol Danvers returns to New York in a new series.

Marvel will kick off 2019 with the launch of a new Captain Marvel series, which lands just two months before the film of the same name debuts. Writer Kelly Thompson, who has been very prolific at the publisher in recent months, will work with artists Carmen Carnero and Tamra Bonvillain on the series.

This is Thompson’s second time to work on the character; she previously teamed with Kelly Sue DeConnick on Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps in 2015.

Amanda Conner provides the cover for the first issue:

Carol Danvers, a.k.a. Captain Marvel, has been hanging around space in recent years with her team Alpha Flight, but this series will bring her back to New York, where she’ll get to hang out with Iron Man, Spider Woman and other denizens of the Marvel Universe.

“You really want her to be accessible to new and younger audiences who are going to see the movie, fall in love and want to seek out other Captain Marvel stories,” Thompson told the New York Times. “But you really want to respect the fans who have loved the character for decades. I think there’s a razor’s edge there.”

Check out some of Carnero’s art below. The new series starts Jan. 2.

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