Darkish Tempest Sees Nitro Return to Torment Carol Danvers

Marvel Comics‘ Nitro is again within the highlight, and this time he has his sights set on one other Captain Marvel.

Because the titular hero of Captain Marvel: Darkish Tempest #1 by author Ann Nocenti, artist Paolo Villanelli, and colorist Java Tartaglia is busy readjusting to life after a grueling sequence of battles each at dwelling and among the many stars, one of many world’s most notorious villains is making ready to embark upon his personal return to type. Sadly for Carol Danvers, the villain referred to as Nitro is now working with a mysterious new determine who has set him on a collision course with the present Captain Marvel, and they’re each hoping will probably be as deadly of an encounter as his run in with the unique.

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In his first look within the pages of 1974’s Captain Marvel #34 by creators Jim Starlin and Steve Englehart, Nitro proved to be a strong risk even to the sequence’ titular cosmic hero. Previously an eccentric if not succesful retired engineer recognized merely as Robert Hunter, the person who could be Nitro’s goal quickly sufficient led him into the arms of a band of rogue Kree scientists who introduced him to their Lunatic Legion. As an agent of those villainous Kree on Earth, Robert put his newfound powers to make use of finishing up numerous crimes earlier than finally being let free upon Mar-Vell, then referred to as Captain Marvel. Actually, it was Nitro’s efforts to steal the top-secret chemical weapon Compound 13 which led to Mar-Vell’s publicity to the substance and, tragically, his dying from the most cancers that it triggered.

Nitro’s Deadly Historical past in Marvel Comics

Within the time since Mar-Vell’s dying, Nitro has gone on to be on the heart of different notorious chapters in Marvel historical past, most notably the unique Civil Warfare. It was in 2006’s Civil Warfare #1 (by Mark Millar and Steve Mcniven) that Nitro unleashed the complete fury of his explosive powers throughout a battle in opposition to the New Warriors in Stamford, Connecticut. The following blast triggered the deaths of a whole lot, together with a gaggle of younger faculty youngsters not removed from the struggle. In flip, the Superhuman Registration Act went from being a sticking level between numerous heroes to one thing price going to struggle with each other over, resulting in some of the iconic storylines of its period.

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Captain Marvel: Darkish Tempest #1 is written by Ann Nocenti with artwork by Paolo Villanelli, colours by Java Tartaglia, and letters by VC’s Ariana Maher. Primary cowl artwork is by Mike McKone and Jesus Aburtov, with variant cowl arts courtesy of Jen Bartel, Rose Besch, Derrick Chew, George Pérez & Edgar Delgado, R1co, and C.F. Villa & Federico Blee. Captain Marvel: Darkish Tempest #1 is on sale now from Marvel Comics.

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