Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell)

Profile

  • Real Name: Mar-Vell
  • AKA: Doctor Walter Lawson, Captain Mar-Vell, Marv-Ell, Marv, Star-Man, Spaceman
  • Family: Hulkling (son); Genis-Vell (son, deceased); Phyla-Vell (daughter, deceased); Minister Marvel (nephew, deceased)
  • Base of Operation: Mobile throughout the universe
  • Identity: Public Identity
  • Citizenship: Kree Empire
  • Martial Status: Single
  • Occupation: Captain in the Kree Space Fleet, former astronomy assistant, adventurer, and “Protector Of The Universe”
  • Education: Kree military training
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 6′ 2″ (1.88 m)
  • Weight: 240 lbs (108.86 kg)
  • Eyes: Blue
  • Hair: Blond (born silver)
  • Origin: Kree
  • Universe: Marvel Prime Universe (Earth-616)

DC really made a foolish decision when they bought Fawcett Comics and their most successful character, Captain Marvel. They didn’t use the character and eventually allowed the rights to the name run out. That allowed Marvel to jump in and create their own Captain Marvel and secure the name, forcing DC to rename their own version Shazam. Introduced in Marvel Super-Heroes #12 (1967) by Stan Lee and Gene Colan, Mar-Vell sent to Earth to study and find a weakness for the Kree. Infiltrating an air force base as Dr. Walter Lawson, he met Carol Danvers and eventually fell in love with the human race, betraying the Kree to protect Earth.

He would battle his own race, including Ronan, Yon-Rogg, etc, and the Skrulls, like Super-Skrull. He would eventually end up in the Negative Zone. He eventually lured Rick Jones, Hulk and Cap’s former sidekick, and had him find a pair of Nega-Band. Clanking them together allowed Mar-Vell and Rick Jones to switch places for a period of time. Yon-Rogg eventually returned and kidnapped Carol Danvers. During a battle with the villain, Mar-Vell tried to protect Danvers from a blast. While it was eventually reveal that this blast activated her Kree bloodline, Mar-Vell believed that his DNA had merged with Danvers to give her powers. After this with the aid of the F4, he help Rick Jones from escaping the Negative Zone so they could both exist in the real world.

He became involved in the Kree-Skrull war, which saw him re-merging with Jones to save his life. He would eventually met Eon and become the Protector of the Universe. During this time, he fought Nitro and would become a fight that changed his life later on. After a fight with the Super-Adaptoid, Mar-Vell and Jones separated. It was later revealed that Mar-Vell had contracted cancer during his fight with Nitro. He would travel to Titan where he died surrounded by his friend and loved ones. He was believed to have returned a couple of times, like when a Skrull pretended to be him and during the Chaos War. While he did return during the AVX saga, he would eventually die and pass on the mantle of Captain Marvel to Carol Danvers.

Mar-vell is actually quite a popular character, especially since his “Death of Captain Marvel” novel is considered the first graphic novel of comics. He has had quite a few figures over the years. Toybiz released one as part of their last wave of Marvel Legends (the MODOK series). Hasbro released a Kree Soldier and Skrull Soldier 2-pack, which could be used for a First Appearance Captain Marvel with the pink head. It took a while since then but Hasbro remade classic Mar-Vell in the Avengers Gamerverse Abomination wave.


First Appearance

Recommend Figure:  Hasbro Marvel Legends 2-pack – Kree Soldier with Skrull Soldier

  • Background:
    • When Mar-Vell first appeared, he wore a standard Kree Soldier uniform. It would be some time until he wore his classic version below.
  • Why you need it for your collection?:
    • Unless you are a die-hard Mar-Vell fan, then I wouldn’t recommend getting this as Mar-Vell. (Army Building though). It is very hard to find nowadays.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • Yes, but not as Mar-Vell but as a Kree Soldier so we can army build.

Classic

Recommend Figure:  Hasbro Marvel Legends Avengers Gamerverse Abomination – Mar-Vell

  • Background:
    • After receiving the Nega-Band, Mar-Vell gained a new costume. This would become his classic costume, to which all Captain Marvels would base their own costumes on. It should be noted that Mar-Vell had White hair originally until it was changed to blond.
  • Why you need it for your collection?:
    • Mar-Vell is an important and classic character that would fit in a load of collections. He is an Avenger, though this was after he died. He can be used for a cosmic or Kree collections or could be put next to his sons, Hulkling and Genis-Vell. But the most important collection is a Captain Marvel display, with Monica Rambeau, Genis-Vell, Noh-Varr and Carol Danver also holding the title.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • No.


Needs

Below you will find a gallery of suits that still need to be made. I have included what I think are the possibilities of them being made. Note that these are my personal opinions and not fact. Please let me know if I have missed anything.