The 1970's were nuts! Maybe it was the aftermath the 60's. Maybe it was the influence of psychedelia. Or, maybe JIM STARLIN and his fellow friends at Marvel were just plain lunatics.
Don't believe me? Check out the art and story of CAPTAIN MARVEL #33.
If I was wearing a hat, it would go off to Jim Starlin. Not olny did he plot this tale, he also penciled and colored it. Steve Englehart did the script while Klaus Janson inked it.
Opening the comic we find Rick Jones aka Capt. Marvel going toe to toe with THANOS.
(Yes, this is part of Marvel's period were they felt Rick Jones needed to be inserted somewhere ... all the time. In this part of his career he is bound to Captain Marvel.
He put on the Nega Bands at some point and when touched together he becomes the Captain while Rick goes to the Negative Zone. When he is Rick, Captain Marvel is stuck in the Negative Zone.)