Marvel teased the return of Captain Marvel — the original, Kree hero Mar-Vell — on the cover of May's Secret Avengers #27 last month, and now look to be making a full-blown announcement relating to the character this weekend at WonderCon in Anaheim, CA.
The publisher sent this teaser image to the comic book press Monday, accompanied by word that more would be revealed at 4 p.m. Pacific time on Saturday, at Marvel's "Talk to the Hat" panel hosted by senior vice president of publishing Tom Brevoort.
Marvel has teased the return of Captain Marvel before, notably in the 2007 one-shot Civil War: The Return. The character in that book — and subsequent Captain Marvel miniseries — was Khn'nr, a Skrull bonded with Mar-Vell's DNA.
This news comes at a time when DC has established that their Captain Marvel — Billy Batson, a character dating back to Golden Age publisher Fawcett Comics — would be known as "Shazam" in the upcoming "The Curse of Shazam!" back-up features in Justice League.
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