Captain Marvel #1 Review

Captain Marvel #1 - Page 1Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick

Artist: David Lopez

Colorist: Lee Loughridge

“Higher, Further, Faster, More. Part 1”

Carol Danvers (A.K.A. Captain Marvel) stars in her own new series where she’ll hang out with Iron Man occasionally and fly around in space picking fights with aliens.

Ups: If this first issue is indicative of what the rest of the series will be like then we’re in for a great series. The animated art style and organic dialogue give the issue a very up close and personal feel. We explore many aspects of Carol’s life throughout the issue and we see a different side of her personality in each one, and to do that the book needs to convey the right emotions quickly and effectively which I feel it does excellently.

Captain Marvel #1 - Page 4

Downs: The issue goes through the many pieces of Carol’s life pretty quickly. While this is probably going to set up some good stories later on, in the moment it just feels like we have fragments of subplots floating around.

Overall: The series seems like it’ll have its own unique vibe to it. This first issue felt very deep and we got to learn a lot about Carol in a relatively short amount of time. This series seems like it mixes the right amount of contemplative inner monologue and action to produce something that gets emotions out of the reader quickly. This also makes the book fairly relaxed which gives it a broader sense of humor than most super-hero comics. While this issue suffers a little bit from getting bogged down in exposition it is a genuinely enjoyable comic.

Grade: 4 of 5

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