Captain Marvel 7 review

CAPMARV2014007-DC11-LR-83760This issue is amazing. Over the course of Kelly Sue DeConnick’s Captain Marvel run (both this volume and the last), Chewie the cat has been a mainstay. She even brought her cat into space, where Rocket Raccoon immediately started calling it a Flerken and tried to kill it. This led to the best finishing line of the series so far (and that’s saying a lot) with “Nobody steals my flerken cat”. So what happens when Chewie actually turns out to be a flerken?

This issue is full of DeConnick’s wonderful dialogue, making it consistently entertaining and amusing. There are jokes about coffee, making fun of Rocket’s rodent appearance and debates on whether “Cat” is a translatable language. DeConnick really is a master of dialogue and it’s on full display here. The story is far more simplistic than the last 6 issues, and with such heavy subject matter and a smart analysis on what being a superhero really means, a simpler story is a welcome break.

There’s not too much to say about Marcio Takara’s art. It’s simple yet good. Facial expressions do a good job at capturing characters’ moods, and there are bits of visual storytelling that help enhance character moments and the crazy situation by the comic’s end. It’s not amazing, but it’s simple and pleasing to the eye.

This is my favourite comic of the week. While Amazing Spider-Man 6 had the most amusing moment, this comic remains consistently entertaining throughout. Some might find the flerken development a bit off-putting, but there’s always the chance of Captain Marvel making a brief stop at Earth to pick up another cat if Chewie turns out to be too much to handle. If you read Marvel Comics in general, you are doing yourself a disservice by not checking this series out.

About healed1337

I am a relatively new comic book fan writing this blog for other new comic book fans and/or people who are interested in comics but don't know where to start. I've always been interested in writing, to the point where I have a college Creative Writing Certificate and I'm currently a year 2 Journalism student. I also have another blog where I mostly make fun of bad movies - As for how I got into comics, I've always had a passing interest in superheroes: most notably Batman, Spider-man and the X-Men. Until February of 2011 (I think,) my only experience with any of these franchises came from the movies and video games. Shortly after I bought Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 however, I decided to check out X-23, Wolverine's female clone. I ended up reading her Innocence Lost origin story and enjoyed it. From there, I started reading various X-Men comics and it quickly exploded into my newest hobby. My other interests/hobbies include video games, movies, music, playing sports, my dogs and weird news.
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2 Responses to Captain Marvel 7 review

  1. Pingback: Comics of September 10, 2014 | healed1337

  2. xmenxpert says:

    This was great. I do love KSD’s writing. It’s sharp and funny. This issue’s hilarious.


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