favorite marvel women

  • Me: I–
  • Everyone: YES WE KNOW YOU LOVE SHARON CARTER. WE KNOW SHE'S A BADASS CINNAMON ROLL THAT DESERVES BETTER. WE KNOW THAT SHARON CARTER IS AN EFFECTIVE PART OF CAPTAIN AMERICA'S STORYLINE. WE KNOW.
  • Me: *closes mouth slowly*
10 FAVORITE COVERS - CAPTAIN MARVEL

So, I’m doing a little thing for March (MARCH IS LADY TIMES DONTCHAKNOW?) showing off 10 Favorite/Best covers for some of my favorite superheroines.

You can check out the other ladies featured so far here:

KATE BISHOP here!

BARBARA GORDON here!

CASS CAIN here!

STORM here!

BATWOMAN here!

ELEKTRA here!

Obviously I’m a bit biased when it comes to Carol. I did look at a lot of her older covers with Carol as Ms. Marvel but to be honest, even taking those into consideration I generally felt these were stronger/more powerful/more iconic than most everything else I looked at for her.

Here’s the “criteria” I used for these very unofficial lists.

1. Cover must feature the lady in question, but it doesn’t have to be HER book.

2. The lady must be a “co-star” on the cover or better. So a Team shot is okay if she’s CLEARLY at the head of it/leading it/front and center.

3. Also worth noting that I take into account the ENTIRE cover including how it handles title block and things like that. Sometimes covers with crappy title block will still make it through (and some with no title block), but it’s maybe worth knowing that I consider all that stuff. *shrug*

I think that’s it. Not super scientific. I also make no argument that these are objectively the “best covers ever!” they’re just my favorites, MY bests. Lists are, as always, incredibly subjective.

10. Captain Marvel #1 (Vol. 5). Artist: Skottie Young (such joyous fun!)

09. Captain Marvel #7 (Vol. 5). Artist: David Lopez

08. Captain Marvel #10 (Vol. 4). Artist: Joe Quinones

07. Captain Marvel #6 (Vol. 5). Artist: David Lopez

06. Captain Marvel #5 (Vol. 5). Artist: David Lopez

05. Captain Marvel #3 (Vol. 4). Artist: Joe Quinones

04. Captain Marvel #9 (Vol. 4). Artist: Jamie McKelvie

03. Captain Marvel #1 (Vol. 5). Artist: David Lopez

02. Captain Marvel #4 (Vol. 5). Artist: David Lopez

01. Avengers #19 (Vol. 5). Artist: Leinil Francis Yu

Love love love this lady. And am HELLA EXCITED to be co-writing her (and yup, I’m bringing hella back, deal with it!)

:)