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4773: Marvel Graphic Novel #1

" The Death of Captain Marvel "
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Marvel Graphic Novel #1
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Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter
Cover Artists: Jim Starlin
Writers: Jim Starlin
Pencilers: Jim Starlin
Inkers: Jim Starlin
Colourists: Steve Oliff
Letterers: Jim Novak
Editors: Al Milgrom
Cover Date: April 1982
Release Date: February 1982
Story Arc: -
Pages: 62
Cover Price: $5.95
Times Read: 201                 Times Rated: 117
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Captain America #267 (v1)
Amazing Spider-Man #222 (v1)
Marvel Graphic Novel #1
Micronauts #30 (v1)
Micronauts #31 (v1)
4771: Captain Ame...
#267 (v1)
4772: Amazing Spi...
#222 (v1)
 
4774: Micronauts
#30 (v1)
4775: Micronauts
#31 (v1)
 
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On a mission to retrieve the body of Thanos, Mentor and Eros discover that Captain Marvel has been keeping a secret from them - he is dying. Heroes from throughout the universe rally round to try and find a cure, and old enemies return to show their respect, revealing how many people Captain Marvel has touched throughout his life. However, time is running out fast, and no one is sure that a cure will be found in time.
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Character Appearances
 
Main Characters
  Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell)
Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell) last appeared in Marvel Spotlight #8 (v2). Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell) next appears in Marvel Super-Heroes #3f (v2). He dies in this issue.
     
Supporting Characters
  Rick Jones
Rick Jones last appeared in Incredible Hulk #265 (v1). Rick Jones next appears in Incredible Hulk #266 (v1).
     
  Mentor
Mentor last appeared in What If...? #25 (v1). Mentor next appears in Contest of Champions #1.
     
  Death
Death last appeared in Ghost Rider #35 (v2). Death next appears in Contest of Champions #1.
     
  Drax
Drax last appeared in Marvel Spotlight #2 (v2). Drax next appears in Thor #314a (v1).
     
  ISAAC
ISAAC last appeared in Marvel Spotlight #3 (v2). ISAAC next appears in Avengers #230 (v1).
     
  Spider-Man
Spider-Man last appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #222 (v1). Spider-Man next appears in Spider-Man Annual UK #1981a.
     
  Captain America
Captain America last appeared in Captain America #267 (v1). Captain America next appears in Avengers #212 (v1).
     
  Iron Man
Iron Man last appeared in Captain America #267 (v1). Iron Man next appears in Avengers #212 (v1).
     
  Thor
Thor last appeared in Thor Annual #9. Thor next appears in Avengers #212 (v1).
     
  Quicksilver
Quicksilver last appeared in Marvel Two-in-One #71. Quicksilver next appears in Fantastic Four #239 (v1).
     
  The Scarlet Witch
The Scarlet Witch last appeared in Avengers #211 (v1). The Scarlet Witch next appears in Contest of Champions #1.
     
  The Vision
The Vision last appeared in Avengers #211 (v1). The Vision next appears in Contest of Champions #1.
     
  The Wasp
The Wasp last appeared in Avengers #211 (v1). The Wasp next appears in Avengers #212 (v1).
     
  Yellowjacket
Yellowjacket last appeared in Avengers #211 (v1). Yellowjacket next appears in Avengers #212 (v1).
     
  The Beast
The Beast last appeared in Avengers #211 (v1). The Beast next appears in Defenders #103 (v1).
     
  The Black Panther
The Black Panther last appeared in Avengers #211 (v1). The Black Panther next appears in Fantastic Four #241 (v1).
     
  Wonder Man
Wonder Man last appeared in Avengers #211 (v1). Wonder Man next appears in Defenders #104 (v1).
     
  The Black Bolt
The Black Bolt last appeared in What If...? #30 (v1). The Black Bolt next appears in Fantastic Four #240 (v1).
     
  Gorgon
Gorgon last appeared in What If...? #30 (v1). Gorgon next appears in Fantastic Four #240 (v1).
     
  Triton
Triton last appeared in Bizarre Adventures #28b. Triton next appears in Fantastic Four #240 (v1).
     
  Karnak
Karnak last appeared in What If...? #30 (v1). Karnak next appears in Fantastic Four #240 (v1).
     
  Medusa
Medusa last appeared in What If...? #30 (v1). Medusa next appears in Fantastic Four #240 (v1).
     
  Clea
Clea last appeared in Doctor Strange #47 (v2). Clea next appears in Defenders #102 (v1).
     
  Devil-Slayer
Devil-Slayer last appeared in Defenders #101 (v1). Devil-Slayer next appears in Marvel Team-Up #111 (v1).
     
  Gargoyle
Gargoyle last appeared in Defenders #101 (v1). Gargoyle next appears in Defenders #102 (v1).
     
  Hellcat
Hellcat last appeared in Defenders #101 (v1). Hellcat next appears in Defenders #103 (v1).
     
  Nighthawk
Nighthawk last appeared in Defenders #101 (v1). Nighthawk next appears in Defenders #102 (v1).
     
  The Hulk
The Hulk last appeared in Incredible Hulk #265 (v1). The Hulk next appears in Marvel Team-Up #111 (v1).
     
  Valkyrie (Brunnhilde)
Valkyrie (Brunnhilde) last appeared in Defenders #101 (v1). Valkyrie (Brunnhilde) next appears in Marvel Team-Up #111 (v1).
     
  The Sub-Mariner
The Sub-Mariner last appeared in Defenders #101 (v1). The Sub-Mariner next appears in Marvel Team-Up #111 (v1).
     
  Doctor Strange
Doctor Strange last appeared in Fantastic Four #232 (v1). Doctor Strange next appears in Micronauts #30 (v1).
     
  Colossus
Colossus last appeared in Marvel Fanfare #4a (v1). Colossus next appears in Uncanny X-Men #151 (v1).
     
  Nightcrawler
Nightcrawler last appeared in Marvel Fanfare #4a (v1). Nightcrawler next appears in Uncanny X-Men #151 (v1).
     
  Angel
Angel last appeared in Avengers #211 (v1). Angel next appears in Avengers #214 (v1).
     
  Professor X
Professor X last appeared in Marvel Fanfare #4a (v1). Professor X next appears in Uncanny X-Men #151 (v1).
     
  Cyclops
Cyclops last appeared in Marvel Fanfare #4a (v1). Cyclops next appears in Uncanny X-Men #151 (v1).
     
  Sprite
Sprite last appeared in Marvel Fanfare #4a (v1). Sprite next appears in Uncanny X-Men #151 (v1).
     
  Wolverine
Wolverine last appeared in Marvel Fanfare #4a (v1). Wolverine next appears in Uncanny X-Men #151 (v1).
     
  Mr. Fantastic
Mr. Fantastic last appeared in Fantastic Four #235 (v1). Mr. Fantastic next appears in Avengers #216 (v1).
     
  The Human Torch
The Human Torch last appeared in Fantastic Four #235 (v1). The Human Torch next appears in Avengers #216 (v1).
     
  The Invisible Girl
The Invisible Girl last appeared in Fantastic Four #235 (v1). The Invisible Girl next appears in Avengers #216 (v1).
     
  The Thing
The Thing last appeared in Fantastic Four #235 (v1). The Thing next appears in Avengers #216 (v1).
     
  Franklin Richards
Franklin Richards last appeared in Fantastic Four Annual #16. Franklin Richards next appears in Fantastic Four #236 (v1).
     
  The Black Widow
The Black Widow last appeared in Avengers #211 (v1). The Black Widow next appears in Contest of Champions #1.
     
  Ghost Rider
Ghost Rider last appeared in Ghost Rider #62 (v2). Ghost Rider next appears in Avengers #214 (v1).
     
  Hercules
Hercules last appeared in Avengers #211 (v1). Hercules next appears in Contest of Champions #1.
     
  Lou-Ann Savannah
Lou-Ann Savannah last appeared in Captain Marvel #34 (v1).
     
  Supreme Intelligence
Supreme Intelligence last appeared in What If...? #28 (v1). Supreme Intelligence next appears in Captain America Annual #7.
     
  Tigra
Tigra last appeared in Captain America #267 (v1). Tigra next appears in Avengers #212 (v1).
     
  Uatu the Watcher
Uatu the Watcher last appeared in What If...? #30 (v1). Uatu the Watcher next appears in Fantastic Four #240 (v1).
     
  Iron Fist
Iron Fist last appeared in Power Man and Iron Fist #76a (v1). Iron Fist next appears in Daredevil #178 (v1).
     
  Power Man
Power Man last appeared in Power Man and Iron Fist #76b (v1). Power Man next appears in Daredevil #178 (v1).
     
  Spider-Woman
Spider-Woman last appeared in Spider-Woman #41 (v1). Spider-Woman next appears in Spider-Woman #42 (v1).
     
  Eros
Eros last appeared in Marvel Spotlight #3 (v2). Eros next appears in Contest of Champions #1.
     
  Thanos
Thanos last appeared in Captain Marvel #58 (v1). Thanos next appears in Silver Surfer #34 (v3).
     
  Elysius
Elysius last appeared in Incredible Hulk #248 (v1). Elysius next appears in Avengers #230 (v1).
     
  Storm
Storm last appeared in Marvel Fanfare #4a (v1). Storm next appears in Uncanny X-Men #151 (v1).
     
  Daredevil
Daredevil last appeared in Rom #23. Daredevil next appears in Daredevil #174 (v1).
     
  Moondragon
Moondragon last appeared in Avengers #211 (v1). Moondragon next appears in Thor #314a (v1).
     
  Shabby Allus
Cameo Appearance
Shabby Allus last appeared in Captain Marvel #42 (v1). This is a cameo appearance.
     
  Silver Surfer
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Silver Surfer in the mainstream continuity. Silver Surfer next appears in Silver Surfer #11 (v3).
     
  General Zedrao
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by General Zedrao in the mainstream continuity. General Zedrao next appears in Avengers #259 (v1).
     
  Ant-Man
Ant-Man last appeared in Iron Man #151 (v1). Ant-Man next appears in Iron Man #156 (v1).
     
 
Group Appearances
The Avengers
The Avengers last appeared in Captain America #267 (v1). The Avengers next appears in Avengers #212 (v1).
   
     
The Defenders
The Defenders last appeared in Defenders #101 (v1). The Defenders next appears in Defenders #102 (v1).
   
     
Titans
Titans last appeared in What If...? #30 (v1). Titans next appears in Contest of Champions #1.
   
     
The Fantastic Four (Roster I)
The Fantastic Four last appeared in Fantastic Four #235 (v1). The Fantastic Four next appears in Avengers #216 (v1).
   
     
Heroes For Hire
Heroes For Hire last appeared in Power Man and Iron Fist #76a (v1). Heroes For Hire next appears in Daredevil #178 (v1).
   
     
Inhumans
Inhumans last appeared in What If...? #30 (v1). Inhumans next appears in Fantastic Four #239 (v1).
   
     
Kree
Kree last appeared in What If...? #28 (v1). Kree next appears in Captain America Annual #7.
   
     
Skrulls
Skrulls last appeared in Rom #24. Skrulls next appears in Fantastic Four #249 (v1).
   
     
The X-Men (Roster XVI)
The X-Men last appeared in Marvel Fanfare #4a (v1). The X-Men next appears in Uncanny X-Men #151 (v1).
   
     
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Comments
   
 
  Canuck Says:    
  2014-01-31 16:18:16  
  The beginning had me a little worried that it was essentially going to be a flashback comic, plus there were a few other moments I had issue with. I'll let it pass though, due to the beautiful layouts, emotional feel, and great overall storyline.

I like the fact that Captain Marvel's death was so human. His fears, thoughts and acceptance, was much closer to that which people experience, and have to deal with on a daily basis.I find it interesting however that in time, Captain Marvel would be more renowned for this final death issue than his previous appearances. 5 stars.
 
 
 

  Redsvetz Says:    
  2014-03-11 09:58:52  
  -This was pretty good, but...And I can't believe I'm saying this...But, where was Odin?
-Great art by Starlin, it had a nice feel.
 
 
 

  bharbeke Says:    
  2014-04-13 15:33:47  
  If a character has to die, I like to see time devoted to the impact the character had on those who are left behind. This graphic novel is a nice tribute to the life and death of Captain Marvel. The group shots of his visitors are pretty amazing.  
 
 

  CeeNote12 Says:    
  2014-08-24 21:57:13  
  Man I just love this book, the art, the story. Its one of the few books that actually tugged at my emotions. Just a great story about the impact Captain Marvel had on his peers. Jim Starlin rules!  
 
 

  vorefan1993 Says:    
  2014-11-03 04:19:23  
  This was a brilliant story, however I have one little thing that is annoying me. How did silver surfer get to Titan isn't he stuck on earth?  
 
 

  fragsel @ vorefan1993 (original post):    
  2014-11-03 04:36:34  
  I don't want to explain it here (because it's spoiler) but it was explained YEARS!!! later & that info is included in this issue characters appearances list... If You are not afraid of spoilers You can check it there...  
 
 

  fragsel @ vorefan1993 (original post):    
  2014-11-03 05:12:47  
  Which doesn't change the fact that it was MASSIVE mistake and can be annoying explained or not...  
 
 

  Gecko Says:    
  2014-12-16 12:33:30  
  Starlin delivers again!  
 
 

  bigkat5582 Says:    
  2015-01-16 15:12:50  
  Probably the best thing I've read in the order to date. 6 stars if I could.  
 
 

  Calthor Says:    
  2015-01-27 10:59:25  
  Amongst the very best in the Order up to this point. Starlin is just flawless.  
 
 

  Duhhaag Says:    
  2015-05-24 06:43:58  
  Classic!  
 
 

  Tarquinnff3 Says:    
  2015-10-14 13:17:09  
  Great art. Some of the best yet. The story, however, is not. I appreciate what they are doing with it, but it's not for me. Also, Rick comes off as a jerk even when he means well. He's never been a character I could relate to and that still hasn't changed. And that ending was, odd yet, somehow appropriate.  
 
 

  skalchemist Says:    
  2015-10-14 14:21:14  
  I want to give this 5 stars, because I can see how important it is, how well made it is, etc. But in the end, I just can't buy Captain Marvel as an interesting enough character to warrant all this attention. I just not that interested in him. If the Captain Marvel stories that preceded this had been more than the mediocre stuff I had to endure to get here, I probably would have given this 5 stars.

As it is, 4 stars on the art and the storytelling.
 
 
 

  danico Says:    
  2015-10-19 09:12:13  
  I had this issue growing up and it is one of my all time favourite issues. 5 stars is not enough for it!  
 
 

  metasynthie Says:    
  2015-11-26 17:02:46  
  Taking death seriously instead of as a plot device tragedy or something distressing that happens off-scene? I wish this graphic novel had made even MORE of an impact on comics writing. Also: the whole "I'm dying, I better tell people I've shared bodies with just in case they're affected" scene was shockingly reminiscent of STDs, especially HIV -- in an era when stories about "gay cancer" were just starting to show up in major papers.  
 
 

  g2thet Says:    
  2017-01-19 02:29:00  
  This one really tugged at the ol' heart strings. The bed panels where everyone was saying their goodbyes were especially touching, and dredged up some memories of when my grandma was withering away from cancer. I closed the cover on this one with blurry eyes and wet cheeks. I give this all of the stars!  
 
 

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2017-03-01 13:08:25  
  Absolutely the most moving, powerful, emotional and human books I've read yet. I agree that 5 stars is not enough. All the panels with all the heroes and villains that has crossed Mar-Vell's life is flawless. As bad as some of his series issues have been, they all build up to this ending. Even the bad ones have a place in this story, and shows why the journey must be enjoyed one comic at a time.  
 
 

  grayrender Says:    
  2017-04-08 16:16:29  
  Amen. 5 stars is not enough.  
 
 

  Titens Says:    
  2017-07-09 20:31:07  
  Best issue in the order so far, and I agree, 5 stars is not enough. X-men, Frank Miller's DD, Demon in a bottle, and Jim Starlin's previous works had been tearing down a lot of comics walls, but the level of emotion shown and how bad it struck me is far and beyond everything else.
It's kind of unfair, since he has only a bunch of issues, allowing him to focus his best ideas in a single issue, but noone compares to Starlin.
 
 
 

  CHoban81 Says:    
  2017-10-22 01:02:13  
  I've only given five stars to a handful of comics, but this one richly deserves it. The art, story and emotions stirred by this work are first rate! Well done!  
 
 

 
 
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   March 31, 2017 fragsel Added Zarathos to the issue.
   January 30, 2016 Raistlin903 Changed comic details.
   August 11, 2015 fragsel Added Titans to the issue.
   February 12, 2015 fragsel Updated the listing for Silver Surfer.
   February 12, 2015 fragsel Updated the listing for Silver Surfer.
   February 12, 2015 fragsel Updated the listing for Silver Surfer.
   February 12, 2015 fragsel Updated the listing for Silver Surfer.
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   December 1, 2014 Drax Changed comic details.
   April 4, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Luke Cage.
   March 28, 2014 Raistlin903 Updated the listing for The Fantastic Four.
   March 15, 2014 Raistlin903 Updated the listing for The X-Men.
   March 10, 2014 fragsel Added Ant-Man to the issue.
   March 10, 2014 sewixo Updated the listing for General Zedrao.
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   March 10, 2014 sewixo Updated the listing for The Sub-Mariner.
   March 10, 2014 sewixo Updated the listing for Valkyrie (Brunnhilde).
   March 10, 2014 sewixo Updated the listing for The Hulk.
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   March 10, 2014 sewixo Updated the listing for Gargoyle.
   March 10, 2014 sewixo Updated the listing for Devil-Slayer.
   March 10, 2014 sewixo Updated the listing for Medusa.
   March 10, 2014 sewixo Updated the listing for Karnak.
   March 10, 2014 sewixo Updated the listing for Triton.
   March 10, 2014 sewixo Updated the listing for Gorgon.
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   September 15, 2013 TStarnes Updated the listing for Silver Surfer.
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   June 17, 2013 Loki120 Changed comic details.
   June 17, 2013 fragsel Updated the listing for General Zedrao.
   June 17, 2013 fragsel Updated the listing for Silver Surfer.
   June 17, 2013 fragsel Added General Zedrao to the issue.
   June 17, 2013 fragsel Added Silver Surfer to the issue.
   June 17, 2013 fragsel Added Shabby Allus to the issue.
   June 15, 2013 fragsel Updated the listing for Death.
   June 15, 2013 fragsel Deleted listing of Silver Surfer.
   June 15, 2013 fragsel Added Heroes For Hire to the issue.
   June 15, 2013 fragsel Added Kree to the issue.
   June 15, 2013 fragsel Added Skrulls to the issue.
   June 15, 2013 fragsel Added Moondragon to the issue.
   June 15, 2013 fragsel Added Daredevil to the issue.
   June 15, 2013 fragsel Added Storm to the issue.
   June 15, 2013 fragsel Added Elysius to the issue.
   June 15, 2013 fragsel Added Thanos to the issue.
   June 15, 2013 fragsel Added Eros to the issue.
     
 
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