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Marvel Brings Back a Major Captain Marvel Supporting Character

Warning: The following article contains spoilers for Marvel Team-Up #5 by Clint McElroy, Ig Guara, Felipe Sobreiro and VC's Clayton Cowles, on sale Wednesday, Aug. 28.

2019 has been a pretty big year for Captain Marvel. Brie Larson portrayed her a Marvel Cinematic Universe solo film, and she played a part in the beginning and end chapters of Avengers: Endgame, as Earth's Mightiest Heroes took the fight to Thanos. Captain Marvel will also receive a sequel at some point during Phase 4 or Phase 5 of the MCU.

In the comics, Carol helped inspire Kamala Khan, an up-and-coming hero in her own right. Taking on Carol's previous superhero name of Ms. Marvel, Kamala patrols Jersey City while also joining up with other young Marvel heroes in the Champions. Also, if you've been paying to some of the announcements to come out of Disney's D23 Expo in Anaheim, then you are well aware that Ms. Marvel will star in a Disney+ original series before heading to the big screen in some capacity.

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This may be why Marvel has decided to make Ms. Marvel the headliner in a revival of the iconic fan-favorite series, Marvel Team-Up. After teaming with Spider-Man for an adventure, Ms. Marvel finds herself working with her idol, Captain Marvel, to hunt down stolen Kree technology in New York City. Their hunt led them to a man who originally appeared to be Mar-Vell, the man Captain Marvel originally received her powers from.

Some of Captain Marvel's origin was retconned in 2018's The Life Of Captain Marvel miniseries, which revealed her mother was a Kree alien. Now, the man whose life Mar-Vell stole, Dr. Walter S. Lawson, is back from the dead in a preview for Marvel Team-Up #5.

When Mar-Vell's commander tried to have him killed, Walter's plane got caught in the crossfire. According to Walter -- now calling himself Wastrel -- Mar-Vell thought Walter was dead and stole his identity as part of a Kree infiltration plan. Of course, Captain Marvel knows Mar-Vell was a good man and wouldn't take part in such a scheme.

Now, Wastrel is ready for some payback, but is Captain Marvel ready for the revolution, or does she need more answers from her former associate? To quote Ms. Marvel, "This is better than Riverdale, Cap!" Marvel Team-Up #5 goes on sale Wednesday, Aug. 28.

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