Captain Marvel, Volume 1
Hero! Pilot! Avenger!Captain Marvel, Earth's Mightiest Hero with an attitude to match, is launching headfirst into an all-new ongoing adventure! As Carol Danvers comes to a crossroads with a new life and new romance, she makes a dramatic decision that will alter the course of her life — and the entire Marvel Universe. But as Carol takes on a mission to return an alien girl to her homeworld, she lands in the middle of an uprising against the Galactic Alliance and the Spartax! Investigating the forced resettlement of Rocket Girl's people, Carol discovers she has a history with the man behind the plot. But when the bad guy tries to blackmail Carol and turn the Avengers against her, it's payback time! Guest-starring the Guardians of the Galaxy!Collecting: Captain Marvel (2014) 1-6.

Captain Marvel, Volume 1 Details

TitleCaptain Marvel, Volume 1
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseOct 21st, 2014
PublisherMarvel
ISBN-139780785190134
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Superheroes, Marvel, Graphic Novels Comics, Fiction, Science Fiction

Captain Marvel, Volume 1 Review

  • Anne
    January 1, 1970
    I wasn't a fan of the first volume one of Captain Marvel. I thought it was angsty and full of too much forced Girl Power.Just my opinion...doesn't make it true.The title grew on me, but it never blew me out of the water.Needless to say, I wasn't expecting much when I cracked this open. First things first, I'm into comics for the explosions, crazy superpowers, and funny dialogue. And if I happen to learn a moral lesson along the way? Bonus.But.You've gotta entertain me. This was entertaining.Ca I wasn't a fan of the first volume one of Captain Marvel. I thought it was angsty and full of too much forced Girl Power.Just my opinion...doesn't make it true.The title grew on me, but it never blew me out of the water.Needless to say, I wasn't expecting much when I cracked this open. First things first, I'm into comics for the explosions, crazy superpowers, and funny dialogue. And if I happen to learn a moral lesson along the way? Bonus.But.You've gotta entertain me. This was entertaining.Carol seemed like a real person to me this time around, and not just a cliché female superhero for women to rally around. She's a Star Wars' junkie, and she loves her mangy quasi-evil cat, Chewie. In fact, when she can't find anyone willing to care for the beast while she's in outer space, she sticks it in a crate and takes him with her.The Guardians of the Galaxy show up for a little bit to help out when a mysterious enemy attacks her, which I personally loved!Rocket and Chewie don't exactly get off on the right foot, though. I mean, usually when Rocket starts screaming, "Kill it with fire!", it's not a good sign.I think there's more to this than meets the eye...Did I mention Carol's obsession with Star Wars?Yeah, it's cheesy, but it made me giggle...The rest of the story is kind of Paint by Numbers, with Carol helping a group of folks who are getting evicted from their planet by Star-Lord's father J'son. He claims the planet is poisonous...and is only trying to help them out.It was pretty good, and there was (naturally) a bit of an evil overlord twist to the reasons Pete's dad wanted them gone. It's not the bestest plot evah, but it was fun to read.So. Yeah, this was kind of perfect for me.Get this review and more at:
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  • Kemper
    January 1, 1970
    ”When former U.S. Air Force pilot Carol Danvers was caught in the explosion of an alien device called Psyche-Magnitron, she was transformed into one of the world’s most powerful super beings. She now uses her abilities to protect her planet and fight for justice as an Avenger. She is Earth’s Mightest Hero...she is... CAPTAIN MARVEL!”Most people would probably find being a superhero enough to fill their lives with excitement, but Captain Marvel isn’t most people and is feeling restless. So when T ”When former U.S. Air Force pilot Carol Danvers was caught in the explosion of an alien device called Psyche-Magnitron, she was transformed into one of the world’s most powerful super beings. She now uses her abilities to protect her planet and fight for justice as an Avenger. She is Earth’s Mightest Hero...she is... CAPTAIN MARVEL!”Most people would probably find being a superhero enough to fill their lives with excitement, but Captain Marvel isn’t most people and is feeling restless. So when Tony Stark pitches Carol the idea of sending an Avenger into space to head off some of the cosmic threats she jumps at the chance. Her first assignment is to return a comatose alien who made it to Earth back to her home planet, and along the way Carol bumps into the Guardians of the Galaxy. Even though she’s making plenty of new friends Carol finds herself in a complicated mess involving the forced evacuation of an entire planet of sick aliens and the Spartax Empire..This isn’t anything groundbreaking, but it is a fun Marvel space adventure that I found enjoyable overall. This current incarnation of Carol Danvers is rich from a character standpoint. She’s a confident and powerful superhero whose background as a military officer gives her an appreciation for discipline and order, but she has a taste for adventure. She’s also not above enjoying a good brawl and kicking the crap out of people who deserve it, and her actions helping the aliens out show how much backbone she has. Her interaction with the Guardians provides some good laughs, and I particularly liked Rocket’s freak out over Carol’s pet cat that she brought to space with her.
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  • Sam Quixote
    January 1, 1970
    Captain Marvel gets a new number one volume. Why? Because she’s now in spaaaaaaaace! Carol will team up with four nobodies to form the poor man’s Guardians of the Galaxy - with a cameo from the actual Guardians of the Galaxy in a desperate attempt to leech off of their popularity! Carol will help an alien get back to her alien people and find them a home on some alien world - but not before some baddie aliens try to kill them! You won’t believe how disinterested you’ll be in this super-bland com Captain Marvel gets a new number one volume. Why? Because she’s now in spaaaaaaaace! Carol will team up with four nobodies to form the poor man’s Guardians of the Galaxy - with a cameo from the actual Guardians of the Galaxy in a desperate attempt to leech off of their popularity! Carol will help an alien get back to her alien people and find them a home on some alien world - but not before some baddie aliens try to kill them! You won’t believe how disinterested you’ll be in this super-bland comic! I didn’t think Kelly Sue DeConnick’s Captain Marvel could get worse but she found a way to do it and it was to send her into a mega-crap Star Wars prequel knockoff storyline. DeConnick is so unfunny and lame she literally has Carol say the line “These are not the droids you’re looking for” - HAHAHA that was funny, what, 30 years ago? Maybe never? And it’s been done to death since. Arguably the worst parts of the Star Wars prequels were the tedious scenes where the galactic senate debated trade talks, diplomatic sanctions and more crap you couldn’t believe you were seeing in a Star Wars movie. Good news if you loved that because there’s a ton of that in this book! More one-dimensional alien characters debate alien laws you couldn’t care less about while Captain Marvel hangs about as uselessly as a Hollywood celebrity acting as a UN Ambassador. Even the bad guy - King J’Son of Spartax, Star-Lord’s pop - appears as a hologram like the Emperor and her cat’s called Chewie! The story is the most shallow and forgettable one imaginable. I’m still at a loss as to why Captain Marvel could be considered an interesting character because DeConnick is utterly unable to write her that way. Her dialogue is cliched and flat and you better believe that if she can’t make the main character seem compelling, she can’t make any of the supporting cast either. David Lopez’s art is fine but nothing special and wholly unremarkable. This volume is a total bust and even with a new number one, Captain Marvel remains one of the lowest selling titles on the roster. Rather than reboot the series by sending Carol arbitrarily into space, they need to replace the writer. DeConnick’s tried for, what, 4 years now? She’s failed. Get someone else in, Marvel.
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  • Shannon (leaninglights)
    January 1, 1970
    This lady. She's awesome.
  • Sarah Churchill
    January 1, 1970
    There is a contender for leading lady in my heart (sorry Wonder Woman). Captain Marvel is AWESOME, she has sass, sarcasm and all other 'S' words that make love characters. This volume follows a story that kinda reminded me of Firefly, with cameos from Iron Man, the Iron Patriot and the Guardians of the Galaxy. And some Star Wars references.My Marvel just exploded.
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  • Terence
    January 1, 1970
    An unconscious alien girl, Tic, appears on Earth in a rocket. Captain Marvel is tasked with returning her to her planet. Tic and her people were forced to be relocated because the builders destroyed their world. Now it appears their new planet is poisoned, but they refuse to relocate. Captain Marvel does what she can to help and with the help of some locals finds out things are vastly different than they believed.Higher, Further, Faster, More wasn't what I was expecting. I was hoping to get an e An unconscious alien girl, Tic, appears on Earth in a rocket. Captain Marvel is tasked with returning her to her planet. Tic and her people were forced to be relocated because the builders destroyed their world. Now it appears their new planet is poisoned, but they refuse to relocate. Captain Marvel does what she can to help and with the help of some locals finds out things are vastly different than they believed.Higher, Further, Faster, More wasn't what I was expecting. I was hoping to get an exciting view into Captain Marvel because she's always seemed more like the super strong background character to me. After getting to know her a bit more it seems like the background may have been the best spot for her. She's not all powerful, but she seems unbeatable. I don't think she was harmed in any real way in the volume. Carol is kind, but somewhat bland to me. The volume attempted humor far more than I would have imagined, but it fell flat.It seemed like their attempted humor was using lines that should be funny, but it didn't fit. Carol's not a funny person so seeing her joke didn't fit.Higher, Further, Faster, More was just OK. I don't have any interest in continuing the series at this point.
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  • Viv JM
    January 1, 1970
    Have you ever seen a little girl run so fast she falls down? There's an instant, a fraction of a second before the world catches hold of her again...a moment when she's outrun every doubt and fear she's ever had about herself and she FLIES. In that one moment, EVERY little girl flies. I need to find that again. Like taking a car out into the desert to see how fast it can go, I need to find the edge of me and see where I belong.I read this book for the read harder challenge task to "read a superh Have you ever seen a little girl run so fast she falls down? There's an instant, a fraction of a second before the world catches hold of her again...a moment when she's outrun every doubt and fear she's ever had about herself and she FLIES. In that one moment, EVERY little girl flies. I need to find that again. Like taking a car out into the desert to see how fast it can go, I need to find the edge of me and see where I belong.I read this book for the read harder challenge task to "read a superhero comic with a female lead". I haven't read much in the way of superhero comics, but I have to say I loved this. The artwork is superb and the story is fun, exciting and intelligent. Captain Marvel is an awesome female lead and I can't wait to read more in this series!
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  • Sesana
    January 1, 1970
    Ever so slightly disappointing, because I had high hopes. I love Carol, I really do, especially as written by DeConnick. In fact, I liked just about the entire cast, including the new (and probably never to be seen again) aliens she teams up with in the last few issues. (Jackie is completely fantastic.) But the plot is kind of weak, which is a shame. This could be better.
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  • Mike
    January 1, 1970
    Yawn. This book is killing me. Or rather, the art. The acting, facial expressions, blocking, set design - it’s all so flat - or rather, so uninspired and lacking any verve. The story and dialogue might well be big and intriguing, but as it’s portrayed it’s just uneven, uninteresting and unrewarding.
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  • Nikki
    January 1, 1970
    It’s no secret that I love Captain Marvel, so it’s probably not a surprise that I adored this, too. I love Carol and her stubborn determination to do what’s right, and the fact that she tries to do things that Captain America would approve of. I love her relationship with Rhodey (“I’m never gonna be the one who holds you down”!) and his acceptance of what she needs to do. I love the fact that she takes her cat into space with her, and I love her dumb banter in a fight.I liked that this ties in w It’s no secret that I love Captain Marvel, so it’s probably not a surprise that I adored this, too. I love Carol and her stubborn determination to do what’s right, and the fact that she tries to do things that Captain America would approve of. I love her relationship with Rhodey (“I’m never gonna be the one who holds you down”!) and his acceptance of what she needs to do. I love the fact that she takes her cat into space with her, and I love her dumb banter in a fight.I liked that this ties in with Guardians of the Galaxy, too — not in too obtrusive a way; you only need to know a couple of basic facts about the Guardians, mostly about Peter Quill and his father — so that we’ve got a sense of a whole universe, not just Earth’s problems.Lopez isn’t my favourite artist for Captain Marvel, but the art is pretty good: clear, expressive, colourful.Also, gotta love the casual queerness.
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  • Ashley
    January 1, 1970
    Meet Carol Danvers. She used to be a pilot, but after the explosion of a Kree device gifted her with alien powers, now she's an Avenger who lives in the top of the Statue of Liberty and makes out with Iron Patriot on the side. She's the kind of gal who takes her cat into space. She loves Star Wars and punching people. We have only just met, but I love her.Even before I really got into the story, I was already sucked into this world. DeConnick's dialogue immediately clues you in to who these char Meet Carol Danvers. She used to be a pilot, but after the explosion of a Kree device gifted her with alien powers, now she's an Avenger who lives in the top of the Statue of Liberty and makes out with Iron Patriot on the side. She's the kind of gal who takes her cat into space. She loves Star Wars and punching people. We have only just met, but I love her.Even before I really got into the story, I was already sucked into this world. DeConnick's dialogue immediately clues you in to who these characters are, and David Lopez's pencils are pitch perfect. Just the right amount of curves and lightness mixed with utter badassdom. He also does this cool thing with differentiating between Carol as Carol and Carol as Captain Marvel in war-mode. Her costume has a helmet that she pulls her hair through like a mohawk and IT IS SO COOL. Her face is so expressive, like a real person's. The colors in this are gorgeous as well. Every panel is a feast for the eyes. It was a little bit like seeing Guardians of the Galaxy for the first time. Just that riot of alien life in technicolor coming at you, hard and fast and with a sense of humor. Fitting, since the Guardians make a memorable appearance in this book.More cat action:She just really likes her cat, okay:The basic arc of the story is that after an alien girl shows up in a life pod asking for help, Iron Man asks Captain Marvel to be the first emissary from the Avengers into space, job description: "Hanging with the Guardians of the Galaxy, bring intel back, and tag out with the next guy." But bringing the alien girl home soon turns into a diplomatic nightmare, with Emperor J'Son of Spartax being a dick and stuff, and there's this whole thing with a poison planet and Carol has to sass her way into everyone's hearts. It's beautiful. My only complaint is that the ending was a bit predictable. (view spoiler)[We've all seen that trick-the-bad-guy-into-being-a-douche-while-everyone-can-secretly-hear-him exactly one million times before. But it was only a slight letdown after the fun of the ride getting there. (hide spoiler)]Also, can I just have at least two of these covers framed and mounted on my wall please? Sooooo pretty. Volume two, due in April, was pre-ordered immediately after finishing this.[4.5 stars]
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  • Lex
    January 1, 1970
    Have you ever seen a little girl run so fast she falls down? There's an instant, a fraction of a second before the world catches hold of her again... a moment when she's outrun every doubt and fear she's ever had about herself and she flies. In that one moment, every little girl flies. I need to find that again. Like taking a car out into the desert to see how fast it can go, I need to find the edge of me... and maybe, if I fly far enough, I'll be able to turn around and look at the world... an Have you ever seen a little girl run so fast she falls down? There's an instant, a fraction of a second before the world catches hold of her again... a moment when she's outrun every doubt and fear she's ever had about herself and she flies. In that one moment, every little girl flies. I need to find that again. Like taking a car out into the desert to see how fast it can go, I need to find the edge of me... and maybe, if I fly far enough, I'll be able to turn around and look at the world... and see where I belong. When I first starting reading this, one of my first thoughts was this was a terrible mistake. I kept putting it down because I knew what was going to happen (mostly) and bleh I just didn't want to read it. I really was thinking, this is it, i can't reread anymore, because it ruins everything for me. Which I hate, because I love rereading and I have to do it 'cause I have a shitty memory. But anyways, I got past the first few issues and I was once again hooked. This wasn't necessarily the greatest comic book I've ever read. It's not going to blow you away or knock your socks off or make you look at the world differently. But it's so much fun. And I really love Carol and everything about her personality. She has flaws. She's real. And she's not a hero because she has superpowers, she's a hero because she fights for what she thinks is right, even when all hope might seem lost. This was a perfect mix of action, humor, and romance (aka practically blink and you miss it). I loved Tony Stark's appearance and when the Guardians of the Galaxy showed up. Rocket cracks me up to no end. "Kill it with fire!" Ahahaha, I was dying. I don't know if I'll ever read this again, but I'd definitely skim through it as a sort of comfort read. It makes me smile and that's all I really care about.
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  • John Wiswell
    January 1, 1970
    We begin with Captain Marvel palling around with Iron Man, chatting with a kid who adores her, and making out with a fighter pilot. So naturally, she decides she doesn't know her place on earth. Why? Hell if I know, but she flies off into space to help out with a colony that's on a tough planet. She spends part of the mission with the Guardians of the Galaxy, then they disappear, so she hangs out with a different group of interchangeable space weirdos instead. They run afoul of the Spartax Fleet We begin with Captain Marvel palling around with Iron Man, chatting with a kid who adores her, and making out with a fighter pilot. So naturally, she decides she doesn't know her place on earth. Why? Hell if I know, but she flies off into space to help out with a colony that's on a tough planet. She spends part of the mission with the Guardians of the Galaxy, then they disappear, so she hangs out with a different group of interchangeable space weirdos instead. They run afoul of the Spartax Fleet, evil bad guys who force a planet to evacuate, quoting the head bad guy, "because it is my will." The resolution? Captain Marvel beats them up. The art is bland, such that even splash panels of exploding space ships aren't impressive to look at. I hope the series finds its footing later.
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  • Jillian (bookishandnerdy)
    January 1, 1970
    Actual Rating: 3.8 stars! Great art! Love captain marvel's sass. Bit of a slow start for me personally, but I'm excited to continue.
  • James DeSantis
    January 1, 1970
    This is my first ever Captain Marvel title. I can't believe I read Ms. Marvel before Captain Marvel. Well I guess most people did right? Captain Marvel was never a huge household name. I didn't even know Carol much besides a few side stories in other books. So I saw this at the library and figured screw it! Let's try it out. Carol is trying to find herself? So she decides to leave earth and go on an adventure. Out there she meets a lot of friendly aliens, some not so friendly, and learns someone This is my first ever Captain Marvel title. I can't believe I read Ms. Marvel before Captain Marvel. Well I guess most people did right? Captain Marvel was never a huge household name. I didn't even know Carol much besides a few side stories in other books. So I saw this at the library and figured screw it! Let's try it out. Carol is trying to find herself? So she decides to leave earth and go on an adventure. Out there she meets a lot of friendly aliens, some not so friendly, and learns someone is trying to take over a planet. I think...yeah...What I liked: Art is solid throughout. No complaints there. I also enjoyed Carol. Smart and fun and when she's mad and fully suited up she looks boss. I also enjoyed the guardians chapter and the first issue a lot. What I didn't like: None of the characters really stuck after issue 2. All just aliens who felt throwaway characters I couldn't get attached too. Also the plot just boiled down to evil guy trying to take over a planet...been there. Overall this is around a 2.5. Right in the middle. Some decent fun space adventure but I probably won't remember this much. Might try volume 2 soon.
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  • Gavin
    January 1, 1970
    After loving the first issue, Things go downhill from there, and it turns into a GotG ripoff...guest starring....yup, the GotG.It loses the Star Wars vibe, and the cool vibe, and gets kinda hokum, mainstream. The art is strong, and Carol isn't a wishy-washy whiny bitch like the last volume, but still, nothing amazing here. I couldn't even bother reviewing it until I remembered I'd read it and not added it to my list...Your choice.
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  • Jonny Campo
    January 1, 1970
    I really liked this book it had action, it was funny and the art was good. I had never read anything Captain Marvel before and felt this was a great introduction to the characters. the writing in this was good as well, if I have one complaint it's that i didnt care about the people she was trying to protect and they didn't really give me a reason to either. I highly recommend checking this out and I can't wait to get vol.2.
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  • Bexnbookx
    January 1, 1970
    One of my favourite Marvel comics! Can’t wait to read more from Captain Marvel. Review to come.
  • Jeannette Nikolova
    January 1, 1970
    Also available on the WondrousBooks blog. I guess Kelly Sue DeConnick and I are just not meant to be. I hoped that Captain Marvel would change my mind, but it did not.This book's basically a poor man's Saga meeting a poor man's Guardians of the Galaxy. Having read Ms Marvel before this, I thought that this will be the magnified experience and that I will love it even more than Ms Marvel. The sad reality of the situation was that Captain Marvel is too much space and too little heart.The story to Also available on the WondrousBooks blog. I guess Kelly Sue DeConnick and I are just not meant to be. I hoped that Captain Marvel would change my mind, but it did not.This book's basically a poor man's Saga meeting a poor man's Guardians of the Galaxy. Having read Ms Marvel before this, I thought that this will be the magnified experience and that I will love it even more than Ms Marvel. The sad reality of the situation was that Captain Marvel is too much space and too little heart.The story took a rather unexpected turn from my expectations with Captain Marvel deciding to venture into space and be an outpost avenger. The explanation for that, her being restless and needing to find her place in the world, was just a bit too juvenile for my tastes. Her mission in space, reporting to the Avengers and saving a girl in a coma, didn't really elicit any response in me. I kept expecting a more exciting story to appear out of nowhere. In vain.So, we joined Captain Marvel on a short journey of her meeting the Guardians of the Galaxy and deciding to make a team of outcasts on her own. Her opponents, just as her friends, were rather weak and not really threatening, and the stakes were very low for a superhero. Captain Marvel's speeches, though... They were so needlessly dramatic and over the top that I couldn't help cringing. This is something that I remember noticing in DeConnick's writing earlier, too. Nothing much is happening, but the characters are making it seem like a poor man's Shakespearean tragedy.What I disliked even more than this soulless execution was Captain Marvel's head gear.Nice mohawk. Not.I get it that suits are made to look formidable and badass, but this is not what I would call badass at all. What's the purpose of that head gear? How does it make her a better fighter to have her hair pulled up in the middle of her head? What the heck?And I'm not even going to start with this strange, useless little skirt-thing that she has.Other than that, I generally liked the art and the big, colorful landscapes. That was probably the best part of this volume.Considering how much people seem to like Captain Marvel's series, I will give it another shot with the second volume, but I'm afraid that they lost me with this space theme, so if the next one is also like that, I will remain unimpressed.
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  • AnnaNeverLands
    January 1, 1970
    Read this in 1 sitting and I really, really liked it. I'm already getting ready for the Captain Marvel movie and The Avengers 4 coming next year. 4.25 out of 5 stars.
  • Patty
    January 1, 1970
    Source: LibraryOkay, I'm pretty sure this is going into my favourites!!! I borrowed it from the library but I need to buy my own copy!! Loved the appearances from Iron Man and Iron Patriot :)
  • Elena
    January 1, 1970
    Marvel comics continue to make me smile.
  • Miss Watson
    January 1, 1970
    Tolle Protagonistin, toller Humor! Der Plot war stellenweise na ja, aber ich werde die Reihe auf jeden Fall weiter verfolgen!Tipp für alle Amazon Prime Mitglieder: Diesem Comic gibt es über Amazon Prime Reading momentan kostenlos und die Kindle App hat einen wirklich super Comic-Lesemodus!
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  • Liam
    January 1, 1970
    captain marvel will save us all !
  • David
    January 1, 1970
    Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel is probably one of the most underutilized superheroines in the Marvel Universe. With all that bitching about how the Black Widow doesn't get her own movie, I think fans should raise a commotion if neither Nova nor Captain Marvel appears in the next Guardians of the Galaxy movie.I am not really up to speed on what her current continuity is. Last I paid attention to Captain Marvel, she'd become Binary after being drained of her powers by Rogue, waaaaaaaay back in t Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel is probably one of the most underutilized superheroines in the Marvel Universe. With all that bitching about how the Black Widow doesn't get her own movie, I think fans should raise a commotion if neither Nova nor Captain Marvel appears in the next Guardians of the Galaxy movie.I am not really up to speed on what her current continuity is. Last I paid attention to Captain Marvel, she'd become Binary after being drained of her powers by Rogue, waaaaaaaay back in the Claremont X-Men run. But apparently now she's the heir to the original Captain Marvel's powers again, and an Avenger, and hooking up with Jim Rhodes, just before telling him she's feeling restless and wants to go out into space for a year.Her mission is to return a comatose girl in a space capsule to her homeworld, except it turns out the girl is a refugee from a population that the Avengers originally saved from extermination, but has now been resettled on a planet that turns out to be toxic. Captain Marvel's efforts at diplomacy fail because of course the situation turns out to be much more complicated than she thought. Beneath the alien space battles and the obligatory appearance of the Guardians of the Galaxy is a lot of allegory for contemporary Earth politics, particularly where the UN and handling of refugees are concerned.While a decent plot, with all the requisite action, it wasn't brilliant, where I was hoping for something on the level of Saga (which it is not). It's just a Marvel comic featuring Captain Marvel and the Guardians of the Galaxy. And yeah, the whole cat/flerkin thing with Rocket Raccoon was cute, but it's shtick. Still, it's nice to see some actual sci-fi in the Marvel Universe, even if this is very sci-fi light.
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  • Nancy Meservier
    January 1, 1970
    The character of Captain Marvel has emerged with quite a cult following lately, and with the recent announcement of a Captain Marvel movie in the works, Carol is unlikely to remain just a cult hit for much longer. Those wanting to look for a good place to jump on to the hero should look no further that Higher, Further, Faster, More. Here, Carol is reintroduced as a cosmic hero. These adventures bring her face to face with The Guardians of the Galaxy and a group of aliens dying on a poisoned plan The character of Captain Marvel has emerged with quite a cult following lately, and with the recent announcement of a Captain Marvel movie in the works, Carol is unlikely to remain just a cult hit for much longer. Those wanting to look for a good place to jump on to the hero should look no further that Higher, Further, Faster, More. Here, Carol is reintroduced as a cosmic hero. These adventures bring her face to face with The Guardians of the Galaxy and a group of aliens dying on a poisoned planet. Art, by David Lopez, takes a couple issues to get into, but it turns out to be really worth your time. Writing is done by Kelley Sue DeConnick, who's really gotten Carol down by now.Higher, Further, Faster, More is quite an enjoyable read. DeConnick does a fabulous job with banter, and those moments are really felt when she brings in both Star Lord and Rocket Raccoon. I also liked the group of misfits she gathers for the remainder of the arc, and hope that we haven't seen the last of them. Kelley Sue DeConnick does a fabulous job writing likable female characters, and this is really seen in this arc. Higher, Further, Faster, More is so enjoyable because it succeeds on both a big level (giant space battles!), and a smaller, more intimate one (individual character interactions). I am looking forward to see where Carol's (and Chewie's!) space adventures go next.
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  • Angela
    January 1, 1970
    I want to like DeConnick's Captain Marvel in all its incarnations. I really do. But something about the wackiness of the storytelling always puts me off. I was hoping the 2014 reboot would be better than the one from 2012 or 2013, but this installment actually made me cancel my monthly subscription to the series.Almost everything I have to say about it has already been said by John Wiswell. I will add that there were times when the art and story felt so redundant, particularly when Carol dealt w I want to like DeConnick's Captain Marvel in all its incarnations. I really do. But something about the wackiness of the storytelling always puts me off. I was hoping the 2014 reboot would be better than the one from 2012 or 2013, but this installment actually made me cancel my monthly subscription to the series.Almost everything I have to say about it has already been said by John Wiswell. I will add that there were times when the art and story felt so redundant, particularly when Carol dealt with the local village elders, that I felt like I was reading the same couple of pages over and over and over again.
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  • Syd (deertales)
    January 1, 1970
    ooooh captain marvel may be my new favorite (after the guardians of course)! i am still relatively new to graphic novels, but i loved the artwork and the storyline of this one. it was easy to follow, fun to look at, and i laughed out loud in a few cases. captain marvel is great, she embodies girl power without shoving it down our throats. she is humble and kind, powerful and righteous in all the best ways. also her outfit is seriously bad ass and not sexualized which is A+ in my book. that helme ooooh captain marvel may be my new favorite (after the guardians of course)! i am still relatively new to graphic novels, but i loved the artwork and the storyline of this one. it was easy to follow, fun to look at, and i laughed out loud in a few cases. captain marvel is great, she embodies girl power without shoving it down our throats. she is humble and kind, powerful and righteous in all the best ways. also her outfit is seriously bad ass and not sexualized which is A+ in my book. that helmet! those energy beams! her snark! yeah, im a big fan.
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  • Emmie
    January 1, 1970
    Two stars for the only two things I liked. Captain Marvel taking her cat to space and Rocket Raccoon fighting that cat.
  • Sailor
    January 1, 1970
    This has always been recommended to me by tons of people, but WOW. I can't believe I haven't picked this up until now.Pros:-Carol Danvers is a freaking amazing heroine-the story line was packed full of greatness and meaning-the artwork was totally stunning-fantastic cast of characters-cameos involving Tony, Rhodey, AND the Guardians!!Cons:-there seriously weren't anyI'd highly recommend this to all comic lovers!!
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