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Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel and Jessica Drew/Spider-Woman, chill in Carol’s underground bunker, equipped with a big computer, her old costumes, a fighter jet, and more, in Captain Marvel #9, Marvel Comics (2019). Kelly Thompson, Carmen Carnero/Marvel Comics

Captain Marvel is losing her powers in the luxury of her own Batcave

But at least she has a ... Carol-cave? Danvers-den?

Avengers tower — currently standing in the donated body of a dead Celestial — is nifty, but every Avenger needs their own home base. In this week’s Captain Marvel, we got a look at the inner sanctum of Carol Danvers, complete with the traditional giant computer bank, underwater entrance, and glass tubes full of old costumes.

So at least if her powers are going haywire, the public has turned against her, and the Air Force stripped her of rank for being half-alien, she has a place to get away from it all. The current Captain Marvel ongoing from expert writer Kelly Thompson does not lack for drama, but it doesn’t let anyone forget that Carol has a lot of cool and helpful friends at all levels of the Marvel Universe, from Jessica Jones and Spider-Woman to Iron Man himself.

What else is happening in the pages of our favorite comics? We’ll tell you. Welcome to Polygon’s weekly list of the books that our comics editor enjoyed this past week. It’s part society pages of superhero lives, part reading recommendations, part “look at this cool art.” There may be some spoilers. There may not be enough context. Let’s get started with the best new comics of the week.


Captain Marvel #9

Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, Rhodey Rhodes/War Machine, and Tony Stark/Iron Man recover from battle with a giant monster, and discuss the mysterious new superheroine on the scene in Captain Marvel #9, Marvel Comics (2019). Kelly Thompson, Carmen Carnero/Marvel Comics

Right when Carol’s powers have started to fail and her public image has taken a hit, a brand new superheroine keep showing up at all of her battles and upstaging her. COINCIDENCE?

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #47

“It’s not your job to solve everyone else’s issues, and it’s not your responsibility to fix everyone, even if you could. But you can be kind.” says a surprisingly poignant recap page in The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #47, Marvel Comics (2019). Ryan North/Marvel Comics

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl has kicked off its final arc, before the series concludes with issue #50 in November, and it just goes to show how much of a loss that’ll be, what with how good this book can be even on the recap page.

Event Leviathan #3

Superman hovers majestically in front of a bright gleam of sunlight as he points at the assembled might of his foes and says “Miss Waller? Are these men bothering you?” to Amanda “The Wall” Waller, in Event Leviathan #3, DC Comics (2019). Brian Michael Bendis, Alex Maleev/DC Comics

Event Leviathan continues to be quite good, if a little slow, but there’s something so perfect about Amanda Waller sass-backing the assembled might of Leviathan only to turn around to find Superman saying “Miss Waller? Are these men bothering you?” and pointing like a dad.

And like, you know he’s a little bit aware of the joke, but also he’s not joking about how much he wants to thrash their whole deal.

Silver Surfer Black #3

A double-page spread of epic proportions as the Silver Surfer has a nightmare of when Galactus arrived to consume his world — but this time instead of Galactus, the massive alien destroyer is the Silver Surfer himself, from Silver Surfer Black #3, Marvel Donny Cates, Tradd Moore/Marvel Comics

You’d think there would only be so many times I could just slap a big page spread from Silver Surfer Black in here and scream about how great Tradd Moore and Dave Stewart are, and yet. LOOK AT THIS.

Gogor #4

Our hero, Armano, teams up with Rumsel the talking frog to disguise himself as a frog man in Gogor #4, Image Comics (2019). Ken Garin/Image Comics

Gogor! Our hero is wearing a frog as a hat to infiltrate a city of animal people! Gogor!

The White Trees #1

Characters in The White Trees ride to the rescue of their children, confused as to how two of them seem to have become romantically entwined, in The White Trees #1, Image Comics (2019). Chip Zdarsky, Kris Anka/Image Comics

The White Trees is a much anticipated collaboration between writer Chip Zdarsky and artist Kris Anka, with a story they have openly described as a “hot fantasy” with “everything: action, suspense, romance, Daddies.”

It’s about some hot dad adventurers coming out of retirement to rescue their kids, and it’s spicy. Beautifully illustrated, intriguing characters and concept, and definitely NSFW.