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What Happened to Carol Danvers Being Woman Magazine's Editor-in-Chief?

In every installment of Abandoned Love we will be examining comic book stories, plots and ideas that were abandoned by a later writer without actively retconning away the previous story. Feel free to e-mail me at brianc@cbr.com if you have any suggestions for future editions of this feature.

Today, we look at Carol Danvers' relatively short time as the Editor-in-Chief of Woman Magazine.

It all began in Ms. Marvel #1 by Gerry Conway, John Buscema and Joe Sinnott. We had not seen Carol Danvers in a few years and apparently in that time, she has become a popular enough writer that J. Jonah Jameson feels okay with handing her the reins to his Woman magazine. Of course, he does so in the most sexist way possible...

The focus of the magazine's first issue is going to Ms. Marvel. Of course, at this point in time, Carol doesn't know that she IS Ms. Marvel (which I just wrote about in this column)!

Jameson and Carol talk again in #3 and he continues to be a sexist jerk...

#3 was the final issue plotted by Conway. Chris Claremont took over the title at that point. A few staffers at Marvel were not fans of the idea of Conway essentially borrowing the entire supporting staff of one of Marvel's biggest books and whether Claremont was in agreement with those people or not, he seemed to really tamper down on the magazine aspect of the comic for most of his run.

Just, like, a visit to her office at the end of an issue...

An interview that leads to an adventure...

However, in issue #6, we finally see the first issue and shockingly (to Jameson) it is PRO Ms. Marvel and Jameson does not take that well...

That might be the most time Claremont spent on the magazine angle in his entire run.

Although, two issues later, he DID introduce an assistant editor character...

Then, in a plot that really didn't go anywhere, Claremont introduced an assistant for Carol that is forced on to her by Jameson...

Ms. Marvel #10 sort of addresses the fact that Carol doesn't seem to spend a whole lot of time at the office...

That same idea comes up a bit in the next issue...

Someone breaks into their offices in #14...

And Captain Jean DeWolff guest-stars in the next issue investigating the crime...

Journalist Frank Gianelli becomes a regular cast member, at least...

He shows up right after we see her new costume in #20 (yes, we're already up to issue #20)...

That's pretty much it for the work stuff (we see her in her office in #19, as well, but just briefly).

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