Former Avengers, Ultimates and Nextwave member Monica Rambeau will get her first solo miniseries later this year. Marvel has announced that writer Eve L. Ewing and artist Michael Sta. Maria will tell a cosmic story featuring the former Captain Marvel starring in December.
“It’s such an honor to be taking on the story of a legacy character like Monica Rambeau,” Ewing said. “Monica’s character has a long history in the Marvel Universe, but she’s way overdue for getting her own story told. I’m picking the pen up from the legend himself, Dwayne McDuffie, who put out the last Monica Rambeau solo adventure almost three decades ago. It’s a privilege and I’m excited to tell the story in a way that both highlights her incredible cosmic abilities as well as her everyday, relatable struggles. I hope this will be a title that has something equal to offer to veteran readers and folks who may be brand new to comics.”
Here’s the description from Marvel.com:
From the New Orleans Harbor Patrol to the Avengers to the Ultimates, Monica Rambeau has been a leader and team player her entire life, but now she’ll face a reality-shattering crisis that she’ll have no choice but to take on single-handedly. In order to do so, Photon will need to reach new heights of her incredible abilities—and then surpass them!
In a revelatory journey spanning time and space, fan will behold Photon’s true potential. The adventure begins when Photon is charged with making a very special, very cosmic delivery. What should be light work (get it?) for Monica becomes increasingly complex and dangerous due to a threat from beyond and family drama.
Although this is her first miniseries, the character did appear in a couple of one-shots back in the day by the team of Dwayne McDuffie and Mark Bright. The character debuted as Captain Marvel in 1982 in the pages of Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16 and soon joined the Avengers, even becoming their leader for a short time. When the original Captain Marvel’s son came onto the scene, she relinquished the name to him and became Photon — a name she also relinquished to him later on down the road. After being called Pulsar and Spectrum, it looks like she’s now taking up the Photon name again. She’s also slated to appear in the new Thunderbolts title that was supposed to spin out of Devil’s Reign back in May, but has been delayed until Aug. 31.