Episode 8: Ms. Marvel / Captain Marvel
Me: *Reading Ms. Marvel #1* near the boutique*
Sweetie Belle: *Sees me and runs up to me* Hello Nick!
Me: Hello Sweetie Belle!
Sweetie Belle: *Looks at his comic* Who's that? She looks cool!
Me: Oh, her name is Ms. Marvel.
Sweetie Belle: Ms. Marvel?
Me: Ms. Marvel, aka Carol Danvers, is one of the must important super-heroines in Marvel history. She was dato powers because she looked up to Captain Mar-Vell, and wanted to be equal with him
Sweetie Belle: Why did she want to be equal and not superior?
Me: Well, Ms. Marvel was created during the 60's, when second-wave feminism was a big thing.
Sweetie Belle: That's interesting.
Me: However, people saw her as a weak hero, as she only fought street-level thugs instead of powerful villains. Marvel had decided to change this, starting in Ms. Marvel #20*.
Sweetie Belle: I'll admit it, she sounds AWESOME!
Me: *Nods* However, they had her unisciti the Avengers in a pretty controversial issue...
Sweetie Belle: Well what happened?
Me: In Avengers #200*, she was mysteriously impregnated, and gave birth to a child who grew to the age of an adult in one day. She then fell in Amore with the man, named Marcus Immortus, who had impregnated her in the first place.
Sweetie Belle: Yikes.
Me: Yeah...things would only get worse for her. When Rogue was a villain, she absorbed her powers and personality in Avengers Annual #10.
Sweetie Belle: Well...I hope things have gotten better for her nowadays...
Me: Oh, they have. She's actually taken the Captain Marvel mantle, starting in Captain Marvel #1*.
Sweetie Belle: Hooray! I'm gonna start Leggere Captain Marvel comics!
Me: Y'know, she's been lauded as being a good role model for young fans.
Sweetie Belle: I'm gonna ask Rarity to make me a Captain Marvel costume!
Ms. Marvel #1
*Avengers Annual #10
*Captain Marvel #1