Carol Danvers is soaring as the new Captain Marvel. Kelly Sue DeConnick and Dexter Soy have given the former Ms. Marvel a new mission in a new costume designed by Jamie McKelvie.
Here’s a guest review of Captain Marvel #1 and #2 by Mitch Cook – the mind behind Concrete Martians, soon to be in your collection! Cook’s sci-fi tale is based on a local legend. Cook reveals his hope for Danvers & DeConnick.
“I love Carol Danvers. I love her spunk and her strength. She almost doesn’t need Kree powers of Mar-Vell. As a force of nature all her own, Ms. Marvel, now Captain Marvel, could sustain a book all her own. Her current series pretty much proves that. Kelly Sue DeConnick “gets” Carol Danvers. I just wonder if she also “gets” Captain Marvel. After two issues of her new series I see no real exploration of Captain Marvel or even Carol Danvers other than her undying attitude as a flyer and as a woman. Taking her back in time to WW2, (explanation forthcoming?) Danvers defends a small group of female pilots stranded on a Pacific Island from some sort of super Japanese tech? I had hoped for more after the inaugural edition. Danvers has always had internal monologue that drives books in a way that no other Marvel universe mainstream comic can or does. DeConnick nails that part. Exploring her own feelings of inadequacy, rejecting the name Mar-Vell, rejecting her role as Captain Marvel, fighting for the damaged reputation of a recently deceased pilot, are all classic Danvers attributes. I am hoping for more from both Danvers and DeConnick in the coming issues. There is promise here.”
Thanks Mitch. I love Carol and I’m loving DeConnick’s flight plan for the new Cap!