Ms. Marvel #1 (January 1977)
Title: This Woman, This Warrior!
Story: Gerry Conway
Art: John Buscema
Summary: The dynamic premiere issue of Carol's series opens with a mid-day robbery and the arrival of a new, never-before-seen super heroine. The mysterious masked woman makes short work of the would-be thieves, unaware that they're merely a distraction arranged by the real culprit, the Scorpion!
Shortly thereafter in the offices of the Daily Bugle, Ms. Carol Danvers is busy negotiating with the surly J. Jonah Jameson for her salary as the new editor of WOMAN magazine. Sparks fly as the strong-willed Carol lets J. Jonah know that she's no shrinking violet. After settling on the salary she wants, Carol bumps into Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson. MJ and Carol became quick friends.
In an abandoned brownstone across town, the Scorpion uses the stolen funds to buy a laboratory from Prof. Kerwin Korman. The lab is but one piece of the Scorpion's plan to get revenge on J. Jonah Jameson. His new hideout secured, the Scorpion proceeds to kidnap Carol's new boss.
At precisely the same moment, Carol Danvers suffers from the latest in a series of blackouts. What Carol has yet to realize is that her blackouts are triggered by the seventh sense premonitions of New York's newest super heroine! The woman warrior arrives at the Bugle to ascertain Jameson's whereabouts. When asked her name...she finds that she doesn't know it! Her amazing seventh sense leads her to the Scorpion's hideout and she easily defeats him with her superior fighting skills...skills which she remembers are part of her training as a Kree soldier! She also recalls her connection to the Kree warrior, Mar-Vell AKA Captain Marvel. When a typically ungrateful J. Jonah Jameson demands to know who she is, the female fury dubs herself...Ms. Marvel! Later, Jameson assigns Carol Danvers to investigate Ms. Marvel for WOMAN magazine.
Comments: This first issue lays the foundation for the first half of the Ms. Marvel series. Carol is established as editor of WOMAN magazine and the mystery of her blackouts is introduced. Most of Ms. Marvel's powers are demontsrated and hints towards her origin are given. The Bugle staff and Mary Jane Watson are established as supporting characters.