The Photon’ limited series will debut in December

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When Marvel Comics comes out Monica Rambeau: Photon in December, the 40-year-old character will get his first solo series. Written by Eve L. Ewing, with illustrations by Michael Sta. Maria, the five-issue limited series will begin with Rambeau beginning a simple run and quickly becoming ensnared in danger and family turmoil. The first issue goes on sale December 7 with cover art by Lucas Werneck.

Created in 1982 by writer Roger Stern and artist John Romita Jr., Rambeau first appeared in Annual Amazing Spider-Man#16. She started out as the second Captain Marvel, was a member and leader of the Avengers, and then teamed up with the Ultimates. She’s had several different alter egos, and while Monica Rambeau: Photon may be her first solo comic, she was the star of Captain America: Monica Rambeau, a 2019 collection which included her appearances in a number of different series (see “Top Graphic Novels – January 2019”), and she also starred in two one-shots, both titled Captain Marvel #1, both written by Dwayne McDuffie with art by Mark D. Bright; one was released in 1989 and the other in 1994. Rambeau was portrayed by Teyonah Parris in the TV show Wanda vision (see “‘Wandavision'”).

“Monica’s character has a long history in the Marvel Universe, but she’s overdue for her own story to be told,” Ewing said in a statement accompanying the announcement. “I take the pen of the legend himself, Dwayne McDuffie, who released Monica Rambeau’s last solo adventure almost three decades ago. It’s a privilege, and I’m thrilled to tell the story in a way that highlights both his incredible cosmic abilities as well as his daily, relatable struggles. Hopefully, this will be a title that has something equal to offer veteran readers and people who may be new to comics.

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