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Captain Marvel #30 will feature the first Carol Danvers story from her costume designer Jamie McKelvie

Captain Marvel design by Jamie McKelvie
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Jamie McKelvie, designer of Carol Danvers' now-iconic Captain Marvel costume, will create his first Captain Marvel story in July's Captain Marvel #30 as both writer and artist, as announced through SyfyWire.

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McKelvie designed Danvers' first costume as Captain Marvel in 2012, which has formed the basis of numerous evolutions through the subsequent years as well as Carol's MCU costume – all of which come from McKelvie's original design. Even though he designed Carol's Captain Marvel costume, McKelvie has never worked on an actual Captain Marvel story – until now.

What's more, McKelvie's story will also include Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel, another character whose costume McKelvie designed but who he's never created a story for.

"Despite designing both Captain Marvel and Ms. Marvel, I never had the chance to work on stories about either of them," McKelvie states in the announcement. "So I was excited to be asked to contribute to this issue, and get to tell a story that gets to the heart of how I see both Carol and Kamala."

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McKelvie has recently been working on his creator-owned title The Killing Horizon, as well as teaming up with his long-time collaborator Kieron Gillen for a story in April 27's Batman: Black and White #5.

Captain Marvel #30 will be an oversized issue that also features a main story from the title's regular creative team of writer Kelly Thompson and artist Jacopo Camagni, which will conclude Carol's current arc in which she takes on a new, magic-themed costume while working alongside Doctor Strange (who recently became Carol's, uh, ally with benefits).

"Carol Danvers thinks she's seen it all, including a terrifying future that only she can prevent. Convinced that magic is the answer to her problem, she's about to face a hard truth: No magic in the universe can save her from herself," reads Marvel's official solicitation for Captain Marvel #30.

"Captain Marvel holds the lives of billions in her hands — and the decision she makes here will change her forever. Past, present, and future are about to collide!" it concludes. "Don't miss the oversized 30th issue of Captain Marvel, including a special story written and drawn by Jamie McKelvie, the original designer of the Captain's now-iconic red, blue and yellow suit!"

Here's a gallery of Jacopo Camagni's interior pages from the main story, along with the cover by Marco Checchetto:

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page from Captain Marvel #30

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page from Captain Marvel #30

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page from Captain Marvel #30

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Captain Marvel #30 is due out July 21. Watch for Marvel's full July 2021 solicitations later this month on Newsarama.

Before Captain Marvel #30, catch up on the best Captain Marvel stories of all time.

I've been Newsarama's resident Marvel Comics expert and general comic book historian since 2011. I've also been the on-site reporter at most major comic conventions such as Comic-Con International: San Diego, New York Comic Con, and C2E2. Outside of comic journalism, I am the artist of many weird pictures, and the guitarist of many heavy riffs. (They/Them)