The Replacements: Mar-Vell And The Legacy Of Captain Marvel
Since the dawn of the Silver Age, legacy characters have been a staple of superhero fiction, and having a new character step into a well loved role can open up new opportunities for writers and artists to tell different kinds of stories. In The Replacements, we’ll look back at the notable and not-so-notable heroes and villains to assume some of the most iconic mantles in the superhero genre. Mar-Vell of the Kree came to Earth as a spy but fell in love with the people and culture and instead swore to defend it to his dying day. In the aftermath of his death the title of Captain Marvel became one the most prestigious in the Marvel Universe, and this week we look back at the men, women and aliens who have proudly carried his name.