No? Well, it’s true! Captain America had to dare her to take up the name after she had changed her costume to one similar to the previous Captain Marvel’s, Mar-Vell. She didn’t want to steal his name, but he argued it was a title, and an honour that had already passed onto her. However, it took him taunting her that she couldn’t handle it (and a trip into space) before she actually agreed to take the name.

Interestingly, Carol had thought about it very recently, in a Secret Avengers tie-in to Avengers Vs. X-Men, where she met someone in the image of Mar-Vell, and pondered that maybe his mantle should live on, however she would not take the name until the darte. This story was also one of the last times that Carol went “Binary”, until the recent Ultimates run that is.


Captain Marvel #1, by Kelly Sue DeConnick & Dexter Soy, Marvel


James, The Wonder Witch


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