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A comic-book character's long journey to film

Carol Danvers did not have any superpowers when she made her Marvel Comics debut, but she was always meant to be a star.

She'll soon be soaring on the big screen in "Captain Marvel," out Friday, as the first female superhero to headline her own movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But while Brie Larson's portrayal may serve as Carol's introduction to film audiences, she has had a long comic book journey leading up to this live-action debut.

Since her first appearance as the security chief of NASA's Kennedy

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