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    Captain Marvel Avenges Bodega Cats in IDW’s “Marvel Action: Captain Marvel”

    By | May 23rd, 2019
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    Cover by Sweeney Boo & Brittany Peer

    On the heels of a very successful solo silver screen debut, Captain Marvel is getting a new all-ages limited series from IDW’s Marvel Action line. “Marvel Action: Captain Marvel,” written by Sam Maggs (Girl Squads, The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy, and the upcoming Sirens of the Southern Seas, Con Quest!) and featuring art by illustrator Sweeney Boo (“Eat & Love Yourself,” “Love is Love,” “Rat Queens”) and colorist Brittany Peer (“Goliath Girls,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe,” “Misfit City”), focuses on one of the most popular aspects of the Captain Marvel movie — namely, the cat-like alien species, better known as flerkens.

    According to an exclusive at io9:

    Carol Danvers comes down to Earth for some much-needed downtime with her good friend Jessica Drew, but the two heroes are forced to spring into action when they learn that all of Manhattan’s bodegas are being overrun by flerkens, dimension-hopping aliens that resemble normal cats.

    Normally, Captain Marvel gets along just fine with the furred, tentacle-mouthed beings, but their new attempt to oust New York’s population of bodega cats is an injustice Carol simply can’t abide by.

    The first issue of “Marvel Action: Captain Marvel” hits stores in August. IDW has yet to release information on how long the series plans to run, but to paraphrase a common saying, it’s not so easy herding cats. Who knows how long it takes to herd flerkens?


    Kerry Erlanger

    Kerry Erlanger is a writer from New York whose accolades include being named Time Person of the Year 2006. She can be found on Twitter at @hellokerry.

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