Captain Marvel #10

by Tori B. on February 20, 2013

Carol Danvers has just received what could possibly be considered the worst news ever (for her at least—you try telling a pilot/superhero that she can’t fly anymore).
Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick & Christopher Sebela | Artists: Filipe Andrade
Cover: Joe Quinones | Publisher: Marvel
It has to be stated that Filipe Andrade is an outstanding artist, and his style is incredibly unique, (for me it’s insta-love when I see it, and am bound to be a little more biased to enjoy a book if I see his art), but it’s not for everyone. Art is a huge part of the story and if the art isn’t something that you’re going to enjoy, it makes the book a little more difficult to enjoy as well.
While Captain Marvel has been hitting well with critics and DeConnick’s writing is as solid as always, the story is by no means earth-shattering enough that if you skip the arc, you’ll be missing every single major plot point.
Formulaically, it’s a typical story: hero has a dependency on a power, hero suffers an ailment that hinders them incapable of using said power, hero is incredibly vulnerable, and in their most vulnerable, a foe attacks. This issue just doesn’t tell us how this attack from said foe goes down. But if you’re looking for action, don’t worry, Carol gets some other super moments happening. She’s a superhero in New York after all, there’s no such thing as a simple or quiet day (mind, Carol sort of did ask for it).
What makes Captain Marvel a nice read is always the ensemble alongside, Wendy (Carol’s own Pepper Potts), Kit (Captain Marvel’s biggest fan and wannabe protégé), Frank (Carol’s recently acquired “boss”), and also special appearance by everyone’s favourite Avenger (Captain America). Each character is wonderfully construed that even if DeConnick’s plotline isn’t the strongest there is currently, the characters that she’s weaved through our heroine’s life are what make you fall in love. These colourful characters paired with the colourful artwork of both Andrade and Jordie Bellaire gives an effect of a nearly transcendent read. Which works well alongside a hero who normally defies gravity in the exact same manner (and at least her personality still does).
I loved this issue as far as overall premise goes albeit its lack in originality is there but overlookable, and I’m absolutely in love with the art. And while Deathbird isn’t my favourite nemesis to come about—there are no strong feelings towards her that resonates but there’s this flow of energy throughout that keeps it feeling fresh enough to still enjoy it.

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