Carol Danvers as a character has been around for a while, and done a lot of things over the years. She’s had three on-going solo titles, she’s been involved in the military, in intelligence, in NASA, in Homeland Security. She’s been a sci-fi author, a magzaine editor, a journalist, a spy, an investigator, a space pirate, and a pilot. Carol’s lived all over the United States. She’s lived in space.
She’s also been a part of more teams than you can shake a stick at. Not bad for a character that was mostly forgotten about for a large part of the 80s and 90s, eh?
Carol’s story has humble beginnings. She’s a side-character in the on-going title Captain Marvel starring the odd alien named Mar-Vell. Years later, she gets her own on-going as Ms. Marvel, and shortly thereafter is where we start seeing her team up with the greater Marvel Universe.