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CAPTAIN MARVEL #1
Captain Marvel_1

• SHE’S BACK! The “Mightiest” of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes!

• Ace pilot. Legendary Avenger. 100% pure bad-a$$.

• Carol Danvers has a new name, a new mission …and all the power she needs to make her life a living hell.

• Guest starring Captain America.

Story by Kelly Sue DeConnick
Art by Dexter Soy
Letters by Joe Caramagna
Cover by Ed McGuinness, Dexter Vines, Javier Rodriguez, Adi Granov, & Paolo Rivers

Price: $2.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 1.1%

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  1. The word “badass” and any permutations should be banned from comic book solicits.

  2. USPUNX USPUNX says:

    “Carol Danvers has a new name, a new mission, and all the hair gel she needs to make her life a living hell…”

  3. RobotZombie RobotZombie says:

    I really want this to be good.

  4. Dokhou Dokhou says:

    Not digging the hair.

  5. TheSquirrel TheSquirrel says:

    I am dissapointed by the lack the pulls on this book. I thought Mrs. Deconnick’s ad campaign to get a woman written by a woman to last would have had more effect. :(

    • KenOchalek KenOchalek says:

      Ehh, don’t be so quick to get bummed out. The pull list hasn’t even been up 12 hours yet. And this book is currently in the top 10 pulled books. And the iFanbase — as great as we are — does not necessarily reflect the entirety of the comic book audience.

    • TheSquirrel TheSquirrel says:

      That’s fair I forgot about the late post (hope the iFanboy boys are resting well). Here’s hoping this book can break the six issue goal Kelly Sue set for it.

  6. misterckent misterckent says:

    It’s all about the story for me. I love the new look and I may start reading it, but never been a huge Captain Marvel fan. I’ll check this out digitally.

  7. …here is the headline six months from now, “Captain Marvel cancelled”

    or, “Get ready for Captain Panther”

  8. adrianrigter adrianrigter says:

    Will try it.

  9. buckmulligan buckmulligan says:

    Any thoughts as to how new-reader-friendly this will be? I’ve been reading AvX and started reading the current volume of Avengers at issue 19. So I have virtually no background knowledge of this character.

    • cubsmodano cubsmodano says:

      It’s a number one issue… if you try it and feel lost then they don’t deserve to have you come back for issue 2.

    • cubman987 cubman987 says:

      I felt like this was new reader friendly…there’s evern a very brief explanation to how she got her powers.

    • buckmulligan buckmulligan says:

      cubman987, just finished reading it and really enjoyed it. I felt like it was a good introduction without overdoing it on exposition.

      I’m glad I picked it up and I’ll definitely be picking up #2.

  10. kcekada says:

    Don’t mind the name change, but you just can’t beat that black/red outfit that Cockrum designed. I know it’s a bit sexist, but it was so iconic — and sharp. This new outfit — not so much.

  11. saiyanzzrage saiyanzzrage says:

    Cautiously optimistic for this one. I want it to succeed, and will give it a few issues

  12. Joethemithra says:

    I thought the Ms. Marvel series with Carol Danvers was good so i will try this book.I look the Ms. Marvel costume and long hair for her better.I read comics mainly for story.Power Girl number 1-12,i consider the best part of the series.

  13. Jediaxle Jediaxle says:

    Don’t really know much about Captain Marvel or Carol Danvers but after hear word balloon and meeting Kelly Sue at Heroescon I’m looking forward to reading this.

  14. Saw a preview for this on CBR. I want to like this and I want to give it a shot. But….

    Good lord that art is hideous. Like: “Holy shit, did Greg Tocchini change his name to get more work?” hideous.

  15. CaseyJustice CaseyJustice says:

    Avenging Spidey was so much fun last week, I gotta give this a go. But that art… yikes.

  16. frosty says:

    Read it and it’s great. It even made me cry a little bit at the end. The first couple pages are a little wonky art-wise, but by the end of the issue, it had really grown on me and there were a lot of beautiful moments, for both character and art. Carol feels like a fully realized character already. Can’t wait for the next issue.

  17. Qdor says:

    I really liked this! Sign me up for more Captain Marvel. I hope they spend as much time in space as I’m thinking they are going too, would make for an interesting hook to keep me coming back, if you ask me.

  18. cubman987 cubman987 says:

    So glad Carol Danvers has her own book again and I’m even more happy that this first issue was pretty darn good!

  19. adrianrigter adrianrigter says:

    Good but not great, odd that the art was much better AFTER the preview pages. Script was a little too quippy for me (reminded me of Dan Slott), don’t think i’ll stay on, but hope it does well.

  20. CaseyJustice CaseyJustice says:

    A lovely character piece. What a classy way to start an ongoing series.

  21. Loved it. I thought the writing and art went very well together. Definitely back for issue #2.

  22. Boring cornball story about how the lady with alien superpowers is humbled before a REAL HERO, some old lady who flew a plane back when mostly men flew plans. Gag.

    Add to that inconsistent (her hair) and just plain ugly art.

    They really really should have delayed this a couple of months, just made it one of the Marvel Now titles. I have no idea why they didn’t. They obviously had to go back and do major revisions because of negative reaction to the redesign. They should have just started over from scratch.

    • NOK NOK says:

      Mostly men still fly plains, and exclusively in some place, and it was about a woman that passed all the tests to be an astronaut but could not because of gender discrimination. NO it was not great or amazing but I doubt you could have done a better job.

    • Conor Kilpatrick Conor Kilpatrick (@cskilpatrick) says:

      Okay, let’s cool our jets. People are allowed to criticize even if they are not able to do it better themselves.

    • TheSquirrel TheSquirrel says:

      You do realize that you can style your hair right? Long hair is fun like that, you should grow yours out.

    • NOK NOK says:

      My jets are cooler than cool. I was just inviting a conversation about why the comic was weak. It’s not easy to write a superheroine comic that might just end in a some months. I think the creators deserve constructive criticism and not vague criticism. Maybe my reply should have been “Can you elaborate on how it could of been better?”

      and military women are bad a$$ like this lady who flies a VTOL(vertical take off and landing) Aircraft: http://www.defense.gov/transformation/images/photos/2006-03/Hi-Res/osprey_female_pilot.jpg

      Female pilots have a rich history and I think it’s a great direction to take in honor of them.

    • I’m all for comic books by women. I’m all for comic books starring women. I just don’t think the issues female characters face should be specifically female problems, at least this early on. It reeks of tokenism. Captain America doesn’t go around fighting on behalf of Fathers for Justice and struggling with impotence. He fights a scary dude with a red skull. The story lines aren’t about him being male.

      Yeah yeah, women face discrimination, men don’t. Address that issue at some point but let it naturally emerge from the narrative. Doing it right off the bat in the first issue seems heavy handed and forced.

  23. zlbenson zlbenson says:

    I liked it, thought the story was fairly strong but I actually liked the art quite a bit. I’ll check out the next issue.

  24. tazz says:

    The interior are was awful. Yes I get art is a particular taste..I can see a lot of people here seemed to like the interior art. I was looking forward to trying this, but when I picked it up with the gorgeous cover, then saw the interior, I just put it right back on the shelf.

  25. Deadshot15 Deadshot15 says:

    I thought that story was a good initial outing but a bit strange that it doesn’t really offer much of a hook to keep going. Many people can bail after the first and they really haven’t missed much. I found the art to be too heavily inked for my tastes and some issues with the storytelling were a bit rough but this is the guy’s first work so I’m willing to give him a bit of time to settle in. As for KSD’s story, the fight at the beginning was a little forced but I thought the quieter moments really shone through. I am giving Kelly the 6 issues to hook me. If she hasn’t by then, I think I have given her a fair shot.

  26. trom301 trom301 says:

    Don’t know a whole lot about this character, but Ill give it shot.

  27. zattaric zattaric says:

    LIke the story, but I felt that Dexter Soy’s art was a little too “muddy” and dark for me. Maybe I just have to get used to it. I’m in.

  28. psynetrix psynetrix says:

    Ms. Marvel’s evolution into Captain Marvel is one of the most deserved and exciting moves in years. Kelly Sue DeConnick did a great job with this inaugural issue, and the art by Dexter Soy was very distinctive and almost cinematic. Love Captain Marvel with her helmet on.

    Please check my mini-review here:

    http://bit.ly/NKsZ2N

    Comments and feedback are always welcome!

  29. Arrrggghhh Arrrggghhh (@Arrrggghhh) says:

    Didn’t work for me at all . . . 1st issue needs to impress, this did not.

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