Comic Review: Captain Marvel & the Carol Corps

When the Captain Marvel movie was announced in 2014, I had very little knowledge of the character. Since then I’ve started to pick up the Captain Marvel comics in order to learn more about this powerful superhero set to hit theaters in 2018 or 2019. It seemed fitting that her comics are on my summer reading list.

Captain Marvel was first introduced in 1977, but readers had previously been introduced to her alter ego, Carol Danvers. She was serving in the US Air Force when she gained her powers. Danvers originally went by Ms. Marvel, which has been used by several other women, mostly recently by Kamala Khan (who is awesome btw).

3043329-slide-s-1-first-look-at-captain-marvel-and-the-carol-corp-eda76Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps is written by Kelly Sue Deconnick & Kelly Thompson, and illustrated by David López. This was a tie-in with the crossover event, Secret Wars.

Carol Corps sees Danvers as the lead to an elite all-women fighter pilot squadron from an airbase called Hala Field in Battleworld. The team trains relentlessly to be able to take on whatever threat comes their way, while also answering questions about Danvers’ superpower origins.

Learning about Captain Marvel’s origins was a blast. The pacing and action was fantastic, and kept the story moving. All of the dialogue was witty, and I never felt like there was a dull moment. There was plenty of intrigue that Danvers figured out about her leaders, that pushed her to turn to those she trusted most.

López’s art is phenomenal, and so are the colors on every page. Reading Carol Corps makes me want to sew a corps uniform for cosplay. Or perhaps have some kind of Captain Marvel tattoo to continue my nerdy sleeves.

Carol Corps is a great addition to the summer reading list, and I highly recommend to anyone following my reading adventures. I have some other Captain Marvel books on my list too, and I’ll cover them later. If you’re looking for a great comic book role model for your child, give this a read.

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