For too long have female sueprheroes been given the overtly sexist costume, have they been pitted up against second rate villains, until now!.
Captain marvel is the re-invention of Ms Marvel, and an amazing one at that. It captures a sense of frontiership, of exploring the new role of captain marvel as the character does, while at the same time creating a world in which a femal superhero can operate at a brilliaint level without the need to be a subordinate of any male hero (eg supergirl, batgirl etc)
This is highly reccommended, even if you don't know the history of captian marvel, there is a guide at the end of the story to fill you in.
The artowrk inside is differetn than the covers however, so don't expect to see the same artwork.