Marvel NOW! Captain Marvel goes head to head with...Captain Marvel? Former Captain Monica Rambeau returns, but what's her problem with Earth's new Mightiest Hero? What threat is lurking below the ocean's surface? And can both Captain Marvels stop it before they get ship wrecked? Then: Carol finally returns home, but is changed. What is weakening Captain Marvel's powers? How will the lifelong high-flyer react when she discovers that she can no longer fly? COLLECTING: Captain Marvel 7-12
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I reviewed Captain Marvel, Vol. 1: In Pursuit of Flight and loved it, giving it five stars, and my highest recommendation. It is unfortunate I can't say the same for this volume. Let me be clear; Captain Marvel is still a great series with a dynamic, engaging main character, and a wonderful story. The problems lie elsewhere.
Dexter Soy is the artist for issues 7-8 and while I never felt his style was the best fit the series, it works. The potential problem comes in issues 9-12 when Filipe Andrade takes over for Soy. Andrade has a love it or hate it style; there is no in between. To be fair, his style marvelously captures the kinetic feel of this series, and the conflicts are beautifully drawn. It is the quieter moments that are an issue. Andrade, in my personal opinion, does not draw faces well, at all. I do not like his style, but I don't feel it is...
I was blown away by the writing in the first volume of the new Captain Marvel for Marvel Now. DeConnick has really remade the superheroine into something truly special. And, the redesign was excellent. The full body uniform, retractable cowl and less supermodel-y hair was a nice change-up that gives her a more serious edge. This second volume is a strong continuation of the series.
The first half of the book is a standalone adventure with Captain Marvel and another superheroine I wasn’t familiar with, Monica. And it featured the same art I was so impressed by in volume one. The story has great action sequences and Carol’s sense of humor is on display, much to my enjoyment. Where the book faltered a bit (for me) is in the second half where we learn Captain Marvel can no longer fly. I’m not a fan of superpowered characters suddenly losing powers in order to contrive a plotline. And, it didn’t help that the artist changed at the same time. And...
This is a very good entry in a very good series. There are minor story issues, but nothing to ruin the experience. My only complaint with the book is the artwork. It looked like the artist learned to draw legs and feet from Rob Liefeld. This is absolutely NOT a commentary on the overall artwork of the Captain Marvel series, which wisely avoids oversexualization of the characters, but this volume is just plain ugly and unpleasant to look at.
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