Marvel Comics has launched a brand new video series titled "Captain Marvel: Alien Nation" to go along with the new comic series, "The Mighty Captain Marvel", written by New York Times best-selling author, Margaret Stohl ("Black Widow: Forever Red, Black Widow: Red Vengeance").The series, which is narrated by Stohl and will feature music from various female-led musical acts, is designed to bring in a new audience for the heroine, who will join the Marvel Cinematic Universe when Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson brings Carol Danvers to the bring screen in "Avengers: Infinity War" prior to headlining her own solo film in 2019. The first installment offers a primer on who Carol is, and how she became Captain Marvel in the first place, all set over the music of The Pretty Reckless.
"The Mighty Captain Marvel" teams Stohl with artist Ramon Rosanas and will tell the story of Danvers learning to cope with her newfound popularity and the controversy surrounding her following the events of "Civil War II."
Lead singer of The Pretty Reckless, Taylor Momsen, noted that she was thrilled to have her music used in the first episode of the series, explaining that she has always had a fondness for Carol Danvers. “I always wanted to be Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers). I even tried to look like her when I was a kid," she said in a statement. "Now that our song is being combined with Captain Marvel, I’m as close as I can be in the real world."
Sana Amanat, the Director of Content Development for Marvel Comics, notes that Captain Marvel has garnered a significant amount of attention throughout the years as the Carol Corps have continued to grow, bringing in a new generation of Marvel fans. For her, this series is their way to continuing to grow that reach. “Utilizing the power of Marvel’s Spotlight Music series, and headlined with The Pretty Reckless, we are so excited to introduce Carol Danvers to a brand new audience as the most powerful Marvel Super Hero of 2017 – the mighty Captain Marvel.”
"The Mighty Captain Marvel "#1, by Margaret Stohl and Ramon Rosanas, is on sale now.