Two Editions In And I’m Hooked On Captain Marvel
While Marvel Comic’s new Ms. Marvel series is deservedly getting a lot of positive attention there’s another female lead character that’s well worthy of a look too. Hero to Ms. Marvel, the all new Captain Marvel series is spectacular fun.
There have been several incarnations of Captain Marvel, the latest portrays Carol Danvers as top-class pilot, Avenger and love interest of James Rhodes (Iron Patriot). The first edition sets the story. Unfulfilled by her life in New York and seeking a way of finding herself she takes on the role of the Avengers formal presence in space.
Captain Marvel #2 motors the action along with Danvers and her cat Chewie finding themselves outnumbered and in a tight spot whilst transporting a Nowlian girl in a coma to be re-united with her people. Enter the Guardians Of The Galaxy to lend a hand and suddenly the story has the perfect blend of humour and attitude. Rocket Raccoon takes a disliking to the cat, Gamora takes a disliking to the cargo who unexpectedly regains conciousness.
The adventure set in space is reminiscent of Firefly in some respects in the way that the storyline is light-hearted with some truly bad-ass moments. Captain Marvel’s new look works really well and I’m particularly keen on her helmet which leaves a shock of blonde hair protruding like a punk-rock Mohawk.
Kelly Sue DeConnick progresses the story at a pleasing pace with her writing, David Lopez provides crisp, clean artwork with bright and bold colours provided by Lee Loughridge. Pick up the first two copies now and get stuck in.
Author: Kelly Sue DeConnick | Artist: David Lopez | Colours: Lee Loughridge | Letters: VC’s Joe Caramagna