Comic Vine Review


Captain Marvel #3


Carol Danvers has barely been active as 'Captain Marvel' and now she's in 1943 fighting Japanese flying Kree spaceships. Huh? Exactly. Read this comic to find out what's going on.

The Good

Carol Danvers is a great character. She had a great series before that lasted sixty issues. Now she's back on her own, has a new costume and is going by Captain Marvel. Not only is Carol a great character, she's a great female character that can kick the ass of most of your favorite superheroes.

I wasn't quite sure where Kelly Sue Deconnick was going to take this series. Last issue Carol found herself in 1943 helping a female squad fight against the Japanese, who happen to have some crazy high tech crafts. If you were like me when you read it, you were probably thinking, "What the heck is going on?" Reading this issue, part of doesn't really care why she was brought to this time. There's a sense of being intrigued as you read and it's getting to be a blast to read.

I do have to say that Dexter Soy's art really blew me away this issue. The war scenes were amazing. I even dug the clash in the stylized art with Joe Caramagna's big letting for the sound FX.

We also have a great cover by Ed McGuinness, Dexter Vines and Javier Rodriguez.

The Bad

Time travel can always be a tricky plot device. Time travel in the Marvel Universe even more so. In some ways it's hard to take a time travel story that takes characters into the past too seriously because we know there can't be major changes. Seeing Kree ships fighting in WWII is most likely something that didn't happen in the history of the Marvel Universe. But it's still a fun story and finding out what's going on is the mystery you'll want to see figured out.

The Verdict

Captain Marvel is shaping up to be another great new series from Marvel. People always complain we don't have enough comics featuring a female lead and this comic is here to help start solving that problem. There is so many strong butt kicking women in this comic it's like it's a new age. Reading this and seeing Carol back in her own series brings a smile to my face. Kelly Sue Deconnick and Dexter Soy are making this a better comic each month. Where this current story is going to go, I'm not really sure. I'm not really concerned because I know it's going to be a fun ride.