If you're not already gnashing your teeth in excited anticipation of the Captain Marvel movie, it probably is only because you don't know enough about the half-alien superhero. That's right, Captain Marvel, aka Carol Danvers, is part-alien, and that only scratches the surface. The Captain Marvel comics have so many moments that definitely need to play out in Captain Marvel, an upcoming standalone movie featuring Brie Larson in the titular role. Even though the MCU's Captain Marvel won'tcomeout until March 8, 2019, that should give you just barely enough time to read through every single Marvel comic involving Danvers. And you definitely will want to read the Captain Marvel comics, considering what a badass heroine this protagonist is.
Captain Marvel isn't just powerful because of her superhero abilities — of which there are many, including the ability to fly and shoot light beams from her bare hands — but she also shows incredible determination. For awhile, Captain Marvel went by the name Ms. Marvel, and she frequently found herself not only oppressed by evil alien dictators but also by the patriarchy that challenged all women in the '70s and '80s (and let's be real, even today). No matter what happened though, Danvers used her wit and talents to enable herself the freedom she always dreamt of, and her passion for exploring space always held the top spot in her heart. These are some of Carol Danvers' most awesome comic book moments to get you pumped for Captain Marvel.