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MONICA RAMBEAU: PHOTON #1 (OF 5)
Written by EVE L. EWING
Art by MICHAEL STA. MARIA
Cover by LUCAS WERNECK
On Sale 12/7
THOUGHTS ON THE ARTICLE BELOW
Where to begin...first, even though some know it, all do not. The whole captain marvel comic book line was created to keep a name safe. DC Comics denied the original creator of the first character named captain marvel to exists. Then DC bought that company. But, Before DC bought that company, MArvel comics realized, DC comics having a character named Captain Marvel would be just ... so to keep a trademark, they have to publish a captain marvel comic for the legal sake.
So, this is a comic book born from fiscal warfare... That is the first problem. Art has nothing to do with the genesis of the Captain Marvel line in Marvel Comics.
Second, because this comic book line was never about artistic quality, but always legal activity, it probably has <I didn't check> the longest comic book run without any consistency in the marvel comics universe. Marvel has to keep the making captain marvel comics for the name. But, the nature of the USA comic book industry is to make erratic plot changes to characters over time.
Third, the greatest erratic plot twist to captain marvel was when Marvel Comics now owned by Disney, decided to make Ms Marvel, Captain Marvel and give the mantle of Ms Marvel to a young female non white/non christian acolyte/arab. Which on its own, you may suggest, what is the problem? In the line of Captain Marvel's was already someone not male/not white/not european who had already been rechristened, not killed like the first marvel captain marvel <poor patriarchy> three times. So the original female Captain Marvel was technically still alive in the Marvel Comics universe as spectrum or pulsar or photon but Marvel decided to make Ms Marvel , captain marvel.
It is called plot quagmire.
As a writer, it disgusts me. The comic book industry in the USA's great flaw is the disrespect to plot. Plot means nothing. Reboot universes, kill off, always do random radical things. I argue, what will the USA comic book world be if all the comic books, Marvel + DC+ all the smaller prints, actually kept to a real plot, and never cheated or schemed or did silly radical things, but actually kept to plots.
Now, as someone who supports Black artists, and knows the importance of Black characters in majority white owned/employed media organizations in the USA to a large ,not necessarly majority, percentage of black people in the USA. I say, the new photon comic book is great on arrival.
Black Woman, slick outfit- no cape nonsense, glowing fists- punch everybody, flying through space with no need for a suit while her makeup is perfectly on and she has a creamy crack hairdo, so near godlike. Drop the Mic buy the comic, and start reading, and get to cosplaying.
Storywise, I have long since, left the USA comic book world. I enjoy images and I don't bother with most stories. Cause I don't appreciate the reboot nature. That is silly to me. But, love the look.
SOME OTHER THOUGHTS OF MINE ON SUPERHERO-DOME
Is Superman Outdated?
Multiracial in multiversal
Making more money by changing the palette
reparations in comic book world
Does Disney need to buy Milestone?
I don't publish agenda that isn't from my heart
Photon's Limitless Power Threatens to Break the Marvel Universe in Monica Rambeau's First Solo Comic Series
Eve L. Ewing and Michael Sta. Maria launch 'Monica Rambeau: Photon,' a new limited series coming in December.
This December, universal powerhouse Monica Rambeau will star in first-ever solo comic series! A five-issue limited series, MONICA RAMBEAU: PHOTON, will be written by award-winning author and scholar Eve L. Ewing and drawn by new Marvel talent, artist Michael Sta. Maria. The iconic Marvel super hero with four decades' worth of amazing stories will at long last headline her own saga.
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.
“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.”
Explore the outer reaches and wildest vagaries of the Marvel Universe through the eyes of one of its most powerful heroes when MONICA RAMBEAU: PHOTON #1 arrives in December.