When it was announced at HeroesCon this weekend that writer Kelly Sue DeConnick is leaving Captain Marvel following the Secret Wars storyline the Carol Corps was distraught to say the least. Thankfully Marvel brought in a replacement that could stop Tumblr from drowning in a flood of their own tears.
Taking over for DeConnick will be Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas, the writing team behind ABC’s Agent Carter (as well as episodes of Hawaii Five-0, Dollhouse, Reaper, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit). This is the pair’s first comic book work, but that’s a promising resume.
Picking up art duties is Kris Anka, largely a cover artist. Anka has redesigned the character’s costume to go along with the new direction Butters and Fazekas are taking the book.
Series editor Sana Amanat describes that new direction,
“Carol is really meant to be a soldier and a commander, and also a diplomat. We’re really trying to build up this space complex and this space world. You’ll really feel like there’s an extension of the Avengers world into space, but not necessarily lost out in the Guardians of the Galaxy cosmos. It’s rooted in Earth but also an extension into the galaxy.”
Fazekias explains that Carol, herself, won’t be all that different than we’ve come to expect,
“We’re not so much changing anything as building on what already is there. I love that she’s conflicted about things; she’s so different than Captain America or other superheroes. Does she even want this?”