The Death of Captain Marvel is one of the best comics I’ve ever read imo. The fact that he stayed dead just made it so much more impactful too. Starlin’s whole run with him + Infinity Gauntlet is something I’d definitely recommend to anyone, despite how dated the style of writing is lmao. I know, it was just the best picture to fit. Hard to find a classic picture that’s textless. Legends Born In AUGUST 1969 51st Birthday 51 years old Shirt He ended up still being a good guy anyway so I thought it was okay. His comic also introduced the concept of Cosmic Awareness which in order to attain Mar-Vell had to purge his anger (caused by Una’s death, Yon-Rogg’s actions against him, and the Kree Empire being a bunch of dicks towards him) and his violent Kree side. But Cosmic Awareness is also a staple of Marvel Cosmic and Carol also had some form of it in her comic (which was called the seventh sense).
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A lot of Marvel fans don’t know how important both Mar-Vell and his comic were to Cosmic Marvel and ignore the fact that Mar-Vell was the one that started it all. It was through his comic that Starlin developed Thanos and Drax and because of his comic’s success under Starlin it also allowed Starlin to revamp Adam Warlock and it allowed Silver Surfer another chance at having a solo (which lead to some of the best Silver Surfer stories). It was through Mar-Vell’s comic that we also got a lot of Kree and Skrull lore and without it those two races might have faded Legends Born In AUGUST 1969 51st Birthday 51 years old Shirt obscurity or they would have just stayed as F4 villains (just go back to the F4 stuff before Mar-Vell’s comic and the Kree and Skrull were pretty unremarkable). We also got to know more about the Titan Eternals through his comic. A lot of key stuff in Kree-Skrull War and Infinity Gauntlet comes from his comic.
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So yeah he was a hell lot more important than just “that guy that died of cancer” and without him we most likely wouldn’t have Carol Danvers or her movie. Marvel also likes to occasionally bring him back or revive him even if it’s not permanent so even if he’s dead he ain’t going nowhere. I don’t like Stohl’s writing that much and her Mar-Vell read pretty hokey in that story (I guess she read his early Silver Age comics and glossed a big part of his comics) but I have to admit that I enjoyed the Generations comic as well. Especially since it set up a good dynamic between the two with Carol being the impulsive no nonsense one while Mar-Vell was Legends Born In AUGUST 1969 51st Birthday 51 years old Shirt cool-headed and passive one (traits that always made him an odd one out with the Kree).