The original Marvel Comics version of Captain Marvel premiered in the Marvel Super-Heroes (Vol. 1) anthology in the mid-1960s, and Captain Marvel received his own title a few years later. He was an officer in the army of the warlike Kree Race who turned against his homeworld to become a defender of both Earth and the rest of the cosmos. After countless galaxy-spanning adventures, he was brought down by the most down-to-earth evils: cancer. The new Captain Marvel who stars in this 1995–1996 series is the son of the original hero and returns to restore justice to the galaxy.Unlike other older characters who receive makeovers from comic creators, Captain Marvel seems to have avoided the trend toward grim ’n’ grittiness. He cracks jokes and wears funny sayings on his clothes such as “Kiss Me, I’m Kree.” He also has a revamped costume and wears his hair long.