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Kelly Sue DeConnick's Captain Marvel Downgraded to Miniseries? Apparently Not!

Kelly Sue DeConnick's Captain Marvel Downgraded to Miniseries? Apparently Not!

Though it was originally announced as an ongoing, the new Captain Marvel series by Kelly Sue DeConnick and David Lopez is being sold as a six issue mini, but it's really an ongoing.




Outhouser GiveWarAChance writes:

In the original March 2014 Marvel solicitations, Captain Marvel was going to be an ongoing series. From all of the interviews I read that seemed to be the case too.

CAPTAIN MARVEL #1
KELLY SUE DECONNICK (W)
DAVID LOPEZ (A/C)
VARIANT COVER BY JOHN CASSADAY
ANIMAL VARIANT BY DAVID LOPEZ
YOUNG VARIANT BY SKOTTIE YOUNG
HIGHER, FURTHER, FASTER, MORE begins!
Hero! Pilot! Avenger! Captain Marvel, Earth’s Mightiest Hero with death-defying powers and an attitude to match, is back and launching headfirst into an all-new ongoing series! As Captain Marvel, a.k.a. Carol Danvers, comes to a crossroads with a new life and new romance, she makes a dramatic decision that will alter the course of her life and the entire Marvel Universe in the months to come. It’s time to go HIGHER, FURTHER, FASTER and more in the most super-powered comic around!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

When placing my order at DCBS I noticed it was listed as issue #1 of 6. I double checked with some other sites and saw the same thing. It looks like Marvel decided to change it to a mini series without telling anyone? 

 

The series was anounced as part of the blitz of Marvel single-word teasers in October that led up to New York Comic Con. The "Higher" teaser turned out to be for Captain Marvel, which was announced as a new volume (read: rebooted #1) of the current Captain Marvel series. An interview with Steven Wacker on CBR from October 14th does seem to indicate the book is an ongoing, mentioning the "first arc," implying there will be more than one:

Interesting. Let's move to this new volume of “Captain Marvel” then. What can you tell us about the new direction for the series? In terms of plot and themes, what is this initial arc about?

Wacker: The title of the arc is “Higher, Further, Faster, More” and in it Kelly Sue is sort of refreshing everything about the book, including the setting, Carol's goals and her personal life. Everything about the book is going to be turned up a bit.

 

Though the word ongoing is never explicitly mentioned in the interview, and Wacker doesn't specifically say there will be more arcs - he just doesn't correct the "first arc" assertion by the CBR interviewer. However, an announcment on Marvel.com the day before does call the book an ongoing:

Kelly Sue DeConnick's steady hand guided Carol through her previous adventures, and the writer revealed to us that she still has plenty of stories left to tell starring the character. Artist David Lopez joins her on a new ongoing CAPTAIN MARVEL, which launches in March 2014.

 

But it's definitely being sold as a mini:

From MailOrderComics.com

 

From DCBS

 

From Midtown Comics

 

UPDATE: Looks like someone already asked Steven Wacker about this in December. Here's what he said then on his blog:

It’s an ongoing. I’m pretty sure we corrected the listing with Diamond, but we can’t control what individual stores put out there.

 

Case settled.

OR IS IT?!?!

Probably, it is.





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