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1894: Captain Marvel #33 (v1)

" The God Himself! "
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Captain Marvel #33 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Len Wein
Cover Artists: Jim Starlin
Writers: Jim Starlin, Steve Englehart
Pencilers: Jim Starlin
Inkers: Klaus Janson
Colourists: Jim Starlin
Letterers: Tom Orzechowski
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: July 1974
Release Date: April 1974
Story Arc: Thanos War (10 of 10)
Pages: 18
Cover Price: $0.25
Times Read: 347                 Times Rated: 204
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Captain Marvel #32 (v1)
Avengers #125 (v1)
Captain Marvel #33 (v1)
Fantastic Four #142 (v1)
Marvel Team-Up #18 (v1)
1892: Captain Mar...
#32 (v1)
1893: Avengers
#125 (v1)
 
1895: Fantastic F...
#142 (v1)
1896: Marvel Team...
#18 (v1)
 
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With Thanos's fleet defeated by the Avengers the time comes for the final confrontation. Though Captain Marvel will surely battle valiantly, it must take inspiration froma surprising source to turn the tables.
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Character Appearances
 
Main Characters
  Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell)
Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell) last appeared in Avengers #125 (v1). Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell) next appears in Captain Marvel #34 (v1).
     
Supporting Characters
  Rick Jones
Rick Jones last appeared in Captain Marvel #32 (v1). Rick Jones next appears in Captain Marvel #34 (v1).
     
  Mantis
Mantis last appeared in Avengers #125 (v1). Mantis next appears in Avengers #126 (v1).
     
  Drax
Drax last appeared in Captain Marvel #32 (v1). Drax next appears in Captain Marvel #34 (v1).
     
  I.S.A.A.C.
I.S.A.A.C. last appeared in Captain Marvel #32 (v1). I.S.A.A.C. next appears in Captain Marvel #58 (v1).
     
  Thor
Thor last appeared in Avengers #125 (v1). Thor next appears in Defenders #14 (v1).
     
  Iron Man
Iron Man last appeared in Avengers #125 (v1). Iron Man next appears in Defenders #13 (v1).
     
  Captain America
Captain America last appeared in Avengers #125 (v1). Captain America next appears in Defenders #13 (v1).
     
  The Scarlet Witch
The Scarlet Witch last appeared in Avengers #125 (v1). The Scarlet Witch next appears in Avengers #126 (v1).
     
  The Vision
The Vision last appeared in Avengers #125 (v1). The Vision next appears in Avengers #126 (v1).
     
  The Black Panther
The Black Panther last appeared in Avengers #125 (v1). The Black Panther next appears in Avengers #126 (v1).
     
  The Swordsman
The Swordsman last appeared in Avengers #125 (v1). The Swordsman next appears in Avengers #126 (v1).
     
  Mentor
Mentor last appeared in Captain Marvel #32 (v1). Mentor next appears in Captain Marvel #34 (v1).
     
  Death
Death last appeared in Captain Marvel #32 (v1). Death next appears in Doctor Strange #4 (v2).
     
  Moondragon
Moondragon last appeared in Avengers #125 (v1). Moondragon next appears in Captain Marvel #34 (v1).
     
  Eros
Eros last appeared in Avengers #125 (v1). Eros next appears in Captain Marvel #34 (v1).
     
Villains
  Thanos
Thanos last appeared in Avengers #125 (v1). Thanos next appears in Warlock #9 (v1).
     
 
Group Appearances
The Avengers
The Avengers last appeared in Avengers #125 (v1). The Avengers next appears in Defenders #13 (v1).
   
     
Titans
Titans last appeared in Captain Marvel #32 (v1). Titans next appears in Captain Marvel #34 (v1).
   
     
Kree
Kree last appeared in Avengers #125 (v1). Kree next appears in Captain Marvel #34 (v1).
   
     
 
Equipment, Items & Vehicles
Nega-Bands
Nega-Bands last appeared in Captain Marvel #32 (v1). Nega-Bands next appears in Captain Marvel #34 (v1).
   
     
Cosmic Cube
Cosmic Cube last appeared in Captain Marvel #32 (v1).
 
     
Iron Man Armor, Model 3
Iron Man Armor, Model 3 last appeared in Avengers #125 (v1). Iron Man Armor, Model 3 next appears in Avengers #126 (v1).
 
     
Captain America's Shield
Captain America's Shield last appeared in Avengers #125 (v1). Captain America's Shield next appears in Defenders #13 (v1).
 
     
Mjolnir
Mjolnir last appeared in Avengers #125 (v1). Mjolnir next appears in Avengers #126 (v1).
 
     
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RikerDonegal
   August 2, 2013
Jim Starlin's art is beautiful. (The layouts are incredible.) And his storytelling is epic. 9/10
 
 
 
 
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  Kez Says:    
  2012-12-10 16:33:01  
  Man, this whole thing was just spectacular. Some of the panels in this issue were awesome, and the story arc as a whole was mindblowing. Jim Starlin just pulled this arc out of nowhere. The whole thing felt way more modern than it actually is.  
 
 

  john54542 Says:    
  2013-02-03 00:15:00  
  This story arc was probably the best ever to this point in time. Too bad Starlin didn't quite have the same touch in the '90s, but Thanos always remained awesome!  
 
 

  Canuck Says:    
  2013-03-02 19:58:54  
  Great storyline, I enjoyed this immensely! Of course it doesn't hurt that Thanos is my all-time favorite villain.
The Kree-Skrull war saga, and the Thanos war, are how these space epics are supposed to be done. Well plotted, amazing art and a lasting impact on the Marvel universe.
 
 
 

  Drax Says:    
  2013-07-24 09:36:28  
  I think the page with Death laughing is one of the most beautifully executed one in the order so far. It gave me chills.  
 
 

  minicheddaz Says:    
  2013-12-29 17:41:43  
  One of the best arcs so far. Amazing stuff.  
 
 

  skalchemist Says:    
  2014-02-06 21:06:39  
  Al Milgrom was not a good choice to ink Starlin. Klaus Janson, on the other hand...Wow! He makes Starlin's lines sing.  
 
 

  illcom94 Says:    
  2014-09-11 00:58:40  
  Thanos's taint is on the cover.  
 
 

  jbblanchet Says:    
  2015-04-08 16:15:59  
  Wait, what? So he built a giant fake armada in secret over years, with its universal translator, thousands of ships and outcasts from all over the galaxy, and all of this just so he could "time-shift" the Avengers? What? Why? What made them special? Didn't he just capture all the ones he considered dangerous 3 issues ago? Isn't he supposed to be omnipotent? Didn't he just remake the universe? Why keep them in this brand new universe in the first place?  
 
 

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-04-25 21:04:46  
  Amazing... No other words... Just amazing...  
 
 

  MX5 Says:    
  2015-07-05 03:33:19  
  As a whole I loved this arc, but the final two issues were the weakest of the entire thing. This one was solid and the final panel was beautifully written. I was expecting a more epic showdown rather than "here's how you beat him" and boom, done. I'm just nitpicking at this point. Terrific stuff.  
 
 

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-08-02 16:48:14  
  The art wasn't the sharpest, but the grittiness of it worked well with the story. Wonder what the future will bring for Drax, Moondragon and the other Titans, since thus far we've only known them in the context of being foes of Thanos (other than a short stint as a McEvil). Even for Mar-vell, where do you go once you've saved the galaxy.  
 
 

  alendor Says:    
  2015-10-16 11:21:03  
  An epic story with some of the best art in the order at this point but small irritating elements in the story causes it to miss gaining 5 stars.  
 
 

  Durango55 Says:    
  2016-09-28 09:59:20  
  The resolution was a bit weak, but overall a solid arc.  
 
 

  dadoodoflow Says:    
  2017-06-26 14:35:44  
  -I've been reading this issue for so long it is hard to see it with fresh eyes, it is a hands down classic. I've never read the entire arc in one go and it was all pretty well done without the constant harping to pick this issue up and then this one, only to find maybe a panel refers to the Thanos War storyline.

- Loved it. one of the reasons to read comic books.

- Now Playing "I Am A God" Kanye West
 
 
 

  Russ Says:    
  2017-09-08 13:06:58  
  Almost sorry to see it end. I thought the fight concluded in a suitable manner, even if I want to think "Why not just do that to the cube earlier? Would've saved a lot of hassle that way." But I tell you, Death breaking out in laughter was indeed downright chilling. So, a friendly word of warning, dear readers: whatever you do, do not drop your pants in front of Death!

And so ends the Thanos War, or at least round one of it. It brought the Captain Marvel book back from the dead, and established the Mad Titan as Marvel's premiere and most-feared villain. It also set up several future plotlines and helped to drive the MCU movies we're enjoying today. Not bad for a story arc that never got much publicity.

4 stars. It's going to be painful to see this title go back to mediocrity.
 
 
 

  VenomousIntent Says:    
  2017-10-05 20:00:26  
  That ending blew my mind. The first time in the order where a major event floored everyone. Where they all felt vulnerable and helpless. And in the end, they felt as if they lost. Just excellent.  
 
 

  Katryn Says:    
  2017-10-09 07:14:25  
  I love that Death was a bystander for that whole thing. And that really, she's the only one who got any sort of victory out of this.  
 
 

  gloomyharvester Says:    
  2017-10-27 12:51:53  
  Drax is relentless. Like the paperboy from Better Off Dead.  
 
 

 
 
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   February 11, 2018 TStarnes Added Mjolnir listing.
   February 11, 2018 TStarnes Added Captain America[appost]s Shield listing.
   February 11, 2018 TStarnes Added Iron Man Armor, Model 3 listing.
   February 11, 2018 TStarnes Added Cosmic Cube listing.
   February 11, 2018 TStarnes Added Nega-Bands listing.
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   August 10, 2015 fragsel Added Titans to the issue.
   January 31, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for The Black Panther.
   January 31, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for The Vision.
   January 31, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for The Scarlet Witch.
   January 31, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Captain America.
   January 31, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Iron Man.
   January 31, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for The Swordsman.
   January 31, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Thor.
   January 31, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell).
   July 22, 2013 fragsel Updated the listing for Kree.
     
 
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