Yesterday Marvel announced details about the end of Kelly Thompson’s Captain Marvel, which reaches its conclusion with issue #50 on June 7. The issue will be double-sized and includes art from Javier Pina and David López, wrapping up stories that range from Empyre tie-ins to dark alternate histories and more. With this capstone issue, Thompson’s run is set to be one of the longest-running in Carol Danvers’s history.
The current storyline for the series sees Captain Marvel and her supporting cast teaming up with the X-Men to battle the Brood, and set-up a rematch between Rogue and Danvers. This run, which started before the first Captain Marvel movie, has felt central to the Marvel cosmic line of titles, including Empyre, War of the Realms and the ongoing shift of Kree/Skrull relations in the universe.
In a press release from Marvel, Thompson shared some thoughts about the 50 issues run:
“When Marvel asked me to write Carol’s new Captain Marvel series back in 2018, in the lead up to her first film, I was delighted and also terrified. But I’m glad I didn’t let the terror win, because it has truly been a fantastic experience,” Thompson shared. “I’ve worked with some of the most incredible people in the business — I’d list them all but at 50 issues it’s a truly massive list! — but I certainly have to call out editor Sarah Brunstad who brought me in and helped build this book from the very beginning. She has been a constant source of support through a run that I don’t think either of us ever imagined would be nearly five years deep and heading toward issue 50. While it hasn’t always been easy, I’m so proud of the stories we’ve told with Carol, but none of it would have been possible without the fans. Captain Marvel fans are some of the best comic fans — and humans — I’ve ever experienced, truly. So thank you for this run. We made it, but you all made it so loved, and so long. Thank you.”
Carmen Carnero will provide the final main cover for the series, which can be seen below.
CAPTAIN MARVEL #50
Written by KELLY THOMPSON
Art by JAVIER PINA & DAVID LOPEZ
Cover by CARMEN CARNERO
CAPTAIN MARVEL #50 arrives on June 7, 2023, from Marvel Comics.