The Death of Captain Marvel by Jim Shooter, Frank Springer, Bob Layton, Bill Sienkiewicz, David Michelinie, Larry Stroman, James Shooter, Jim Starlin, John Byrne, Keith Pollard, Brent Anderson, Bill Mantlo, Bob McLeod, Greg LaRocque, Chris Claremont

64 pages first pub 1982 (editions)

fiction comics adventurous medium-paced


Captain Marvel wielded his cosmic powers in defense of the galaxy, but exposure to a carcinogenic nerve gas causes him to succumb to an incurable cancer.

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