The Life Of Captain Marvel #1 Review

Marvel have launched a new mini-series based on Captain Marvel, which looks at the life of Carol Danvers, giving us an insight into her past and family life.

The issue kicks off with Captain Marvel doing battle with some enemies, but the Avengers note her pure anger, as she remembers bad moments from her childhood.  Tony Stark recommends she goes home to her family and work on her issues, which is where this comic completely shifts gears and slows down.

While Captain Marvel might look “amazing” as a superhero, this story really shows how being a superhero isn’t glamorous and her family life suffered.

This series has been written by the best-selling author Margaret Stohl, who wrote the two Black Widow novels (both of which I’ve read and enjoyed) and it has been drawn by fan-favorite comics veteran Carlos Pacheco, which has a cool style, that I’ve really liked, especially how the artist does the flashback scenes.

As someone who hasn’t really been too aware of the Captain Marvel character, I’ve seen her pop up in other comics and video games, but she is still a new character to me, so this issue is a great introduction into the character, without doing the typical origin story.

I’m really excited to see next years Captain Marvel movie, since she is going to be a major part of Marvel once the movie is released and she goes mainstream.  So comic series like this feels like a natural way of getting more detail on her.

OVERALL: The Life Of Captain Marvel is a great book and I’m looking forward to reading the other issues in this series.  The artwork is excellent and I enjoyed how this tries to show a more emotional aspect to Superheroes.

REVIEW SCORE: 8 out of 10

You can purchase this comic book now from Amazon/Comixology


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