Captain Marvel begins in 1995 on the Kree Empire's capital planet of Hala. We meet Starforce member Vers who suffers from amnesia and a recurring nightmare involving an older woman.
Guardians of the Galaxy begins on Earth in 1988. We find a young Peter Quill in the waiting room of a hospital as he intently listens to his Awesome Mix Tape no. 1 on his Walkman.