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Captain Marvel #11
Published by Marvel Comics, November 2000
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"Together Again For The First Time!"

Writer: Peter David
Penciler: Jim Starlin
Inker: Al Milgrom
Colorist: Steve Oliff
Letterer: RS & Comicraft's Wes 'n' Saida
Editor: Tom Brevoort
Editor in Chief: Bob Harras

Original Price: $2.50

History Behind Issue: Continues from issue #10 after the Kelly situation has been settled.  Guest-stars Silver Surfer and Moondragon.  Features Captain Marvel meeting his father, in some form, and has guest penciling by the writer and artist of past Captain Marvel, Warlock, and Silver Surfer comics Jim Starlin!

Preview of Issue #11:

Captain Marvel meets... Captain Marvel? Could it be?!? Find out in a space-spanning saga that could only be brought to you by the dynamic duo of Jim Starlin and Al Milgrom... (and if course) Peter David, too! Don't miss it!

Issue Synopsis by James Pedrick:

The story begins at the end of a battle, where Captain Mar-Vell (the original) is telling Thanos he is done, that his null-life bomb has been smashed and he has been mortally wounded.  Mar-Vell then realizes something is not right.  He goes to see and finds a rip in space.

In regular time and space, Captain Marvel (current) is dealing with Rick Jones making faces at him through the reflection in the Silver Surfer.  Moondragon then explains to Captain Marvel that she believes Kellyís manipulation of reality from past issues may be the reason Rick Jones and Genis-Vell trade places through the Microverse instead of the Negative Zone.  Silver Surfer then says that her chaotic nature may have caused other problems and points to a rip in space.  Captain Marvel goes toward it, telling them to seal it up or go after him if he is not back soon.

Meanwhile, Marlo goes to Comic Book Castle, a huge store new in town.  There, she is concerned that they will put her out of business, while the ghost, Lorraine, who continues to follow her, checks out one of the employees in a knight uniform.  Marlo asks who the owner is, but he explains the owner is simply known as the Enchanter.

Rick Jones, in the Microverse, is then talking to Genis, as he goes toward the rip, when their connection is suddenly cut off.  The rip sucks Captain Marvel into it and he finds himself next to Thanosí old ship.  He is then attacked by Mar-Vell, his father, who believes him to be working for Thanos.  Genis tries to reason with him, but with no use.  He says during the course of the battle that he (Mar-Vell) is dead, but his father takes it as a threat.  He finally tries to explain that he is his son, probably from a different dimension, and that he is molecularly bonded with Rick Jones.  He then tries to prove it by clashing his bands together, but this time Rick does not appear.

Mar-Vell asks him why he said he was dead, and Genis explains that in his universe, Mar-Vell died of cancer.  Mar-Vell then admits that he has cancer and he got it from a fight with Nitro.

Back at Comic Book Castle, Marlo explains to Lorraine that she knows how she can save her business.  She will get a genuine super hero for a signing session at her store, presumably Captain Marvel, but she doesnít realize someone is watching during her explanation.

Back to the meeting between the two Captain Marvels, Mar-Vell is flattered that Genis used his name as a tribute.  Genis then explains that his mother is Elysius and that he was born using Titan science.  He also says she is doing well (though I believe in actuality she died in the Tom Lyleís Warlock mini-series).  They are then confronted by Thanos, who is purple and resembles Warlock in appearances, allowing Genis to confirm he is in a different dimension.  Thanos dies from the wound caused by Mar-Vell but warned both their universes will be destroyed from the special rip linking them.  The two Captain Marvels determine he is correct and that they must depart company before it is too late.  The say farewell and use photonic energy to seal up the rip on each of their ends.  In the regular Marvel Universe, Captain Marvel explains to Rick and the others he does not want to explain what happened, before kissing Moondragon and heading toward earth.

Preview of Issue #12:

A Maximum Security Crossover!  The vengeful son of Yon-Rogg (the greatest foe of the original Captain Mar-Vell) is backóbut thatís nothing compared to Una-Rogg, his daughter! But first and foremost, can Captain Marvel survive the horror of... a personal appearance at a comic book store? "On almost every level, this issue succeeds. Itís got tons of action, great comedy and character development. It also has beautiful artwork and clever storytelling in terms of transitions, camera angles and pure style." -Randy Lander, Comics Newsarama

Review by James Pedrick:

This was a great issue, though I thought Captain Marvelís reaction to seeing his father could be better.  The art by Jim Starlin was fantastic, especially on Silver Surfer and Captain Mar-Vell, though Genis lacked the art seen in Chriscrossí work.  The developments with Marlo and the comic shop and the surprise kiss at the end make for some interesting development possibilities in the future.

 

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