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 getting ready to embark upon his personal return to kind. Sadly for Carol Danvers, the villain often called 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.
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 robust risk even to the sequence’ titular cosmic hero. Previously an eccentric if not succesful retired engineer recognized merely as Robert Hunter, the person who can 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 in the end being let free upon Mar-Vell, then often called Captain Marvel. In actual fact, 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 demise from the most cancers that it triggered.
Nitro’s Deadly Historical past in Marvel Comics
Within the time since Mar-Vell’s demise, Nitro has gone on to be on the heart of different notorious chapters in Marvel historical past, most notably the unique Civil Battle. It was in 2006’s Civil Battle #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 lots of, together with a bunch of younger faculty youngsters not removed from the battle. In flip, the Superhuman Registration Act went from being a sticking level between numerous heroes to one thing value going to struggle with each other over, resulting in one of the vital iconic storylines of its period.
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. Principal 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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