"Metamorphosis!" (1973/11/01) from Captain Marvel 29 (November 1973)
Reader Rating: Above Average; Thunderbolts Interest: Low
Summary: The bizarre entity called Eon draws Mar-Vell out of a life-or-death battle with the Controller to grant him the one weapon that may allow him to challenge the plans of the mad god Thanos: cosmic awareness. Following a series of surreal psychological and physical challenges, Captain Marvel undergoes yet another transformation.
Continuity: Mar-Vell is still linked to Rick Jones. Along with the acquisition of "cosmic awareness," his physique changes somewhat and his hair goes blond.
Comments: The legendary, epic battle between Captain Marvel and Thanos is a great showcase for Jim Starlin's amazing artistic chops. I personally don't care for the dry tone and five-cent philosophy, but I won't deny Starlin his place in the Hall of Fame for his groundbreaking work.
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