Publisher: Marvel Comics
Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick
Art: David Lopez
Colors: Lee Loughridg
Letters: VC’s Joe Caramagna
Covers: David Lopez, John Cassaday & Laura Martin, Leinil Yu & Sunny Gho, Skottie Young
Review by Scott Keys
Here’s another All-New Marvel NOW! relaunch that I was looking forward to, Captain Marvel #1! Having loved the previous run by DeConnick, I kinda knew what to expect with the relaunch, but boy was I surprised! Instead of the same old Carol (which, mind you, isn’t a bad thing AT ALL!), we get our first glimpses at Carol the intergalactic hero! As a matter of fact, the book starts out in space and, throughout the book, gives us the whys and what-fors.
This was an interesting style of storytelling, sending the reader directly into the unknow and having to enjoy the ride back to the beginning. Was that confusing? I think I confused myself for a moment… ok, all better now. Anyway, I really enjoyed how DeConnick is bridging the old series with the new, by having some elements of her earthbound supporting cast show up (so we don’t forget about them), as well as the new characters that we’ll be following around the galaxy with Carol in issues to come.
Lopez & Loughridge’s art is also out of this world (see what I did there?)! The level of detail on the alien creatures along with the tone and mood set by the colors were superb! Lopez handles the action sequences just as well as the emotional/intimate scenes, something not every artist can do well. Can’t wait to see what else they have in store for us!
Captain Marvel #1 was a fantastic starting point for people new to Carol Danvers’ world, but were afraid to start before! It lays the groundwork for some epic intergalactic shenanigans in the future!
Art: 4.5 / 5
Story: 4.5 / 5
Overall: 4.5 / 5
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