Captain Marvel #1 // Review
2019 is a big year for Captain Marvel. Not only is she getting her own solo movie but now she has a brand new series as well. In this debut issue, Carol is getting back into her role as Captain Marvel after taking time off from both Alpha Flight and the Avengers to deal with some family issues.
This new run is written by Kelly Thompson with art by Carmen Carnero, colors by Tamra Bonvillain, and letters by VC’s Clayton Cowles.
Carol has been dealt a lot of blows by life in the past few months. She lost her mother, and almost lost her brother. Life knocked her down, but she got back up, suiting up again. Captain Marvel, now has to navigate the worlds changing landscape for superheroes. Luckily she has the Avengers on her side to help her solve the problems she can’t punch through.
There is alot going on in this issue. Carol has to handle her superhero image by doing an interview, mentor young hero Hazmat, figure out her relationship with Rhodey, and fight Nuclear Man. Thompson does a wonderful job of balancing all of these plot points into one cohesive story.
Carnero draws dynamic poses that help bring the action to life. She also makes good use of the panel space, balancing the empty and used space to they feel filled but not crowded.
Bonvillain uses lots of colors to make visually appealing pages that worked well with the action.
The issue ends with a cliffhanger and unlimited potential for where the story can go. With a strong creative team behind the scenes, this series is set to take off much like the Captain herself.