- “Captain Marvel, Volume 1: Higher, Further, Faster, More” by Kelly Sue DeConnick and David Lopez
- Read as a hard copy
- 4/5 stars
- Finished January 1, 2016
Hero! Pilot! Avenger! Captain Marvel, Earth’s Mightiest Hero with an attitude to match, is back and launching headfirst into an all-new ongoing adventure! As Captain Marvel, a.k.a. 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 – in the months to come. 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! Investigating the forced resettlement of Rocket Girl’s people, Carol discovers that 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!
Carol Danvers is pretty amazing, I’m not going to lie. She’s a badass, female superhero who isn’t really overtly sexual but kicks ass just the same. Carol loves her cat, as you should, and she isn’t afraid to kick ass and take names.
The story to me, seems kind of weak. Maybe it’s because I’m coming in in the middle of her saga in a way, she isn’t a new character, she isn’t one that was JUST introduced, but the story was just marginal for me. I found myself engrossed way more in Ms. Marvel than this one, even with the entry of Guardians of the Galaxy for part of it. The art was beautiful and wonderful, the story on the other hand just didn’t really interest me.
The plot revolved around a group of people that were essentially given a planet that’s killing them. They refuse to move because they’ve been uprooted so many times, but there’s obviously something more sinister going on.
All in all, this totally seems like something that I would be all over, and I will probably read the next graphic novel, but it didn’t resonate with me like some other comics have. I enjoy Carol, and I’m excited to see her in future Marvel films, and I enjoy her character in the Alias comics. I’m excited to see more.
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