Captain Marvel #17

Captain Marvel #17

Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick Artist: Filipe Andrade Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 6, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 5
8.8Critic Rating
9.6User Rating

•  THE special oversized issue to end all oversized issues!
•  In the aftermath of Enemy Within, Carol Danvers must rebuild her memories through the eyes of her biggest fan.
•  Find out why this is such a fan-beloved series!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Nov 6, 2013

    This issue ends on one of the most touching, emotionally satisfying moments that Ive read in a mainstream superhero book in a very long time. Theres a real emotional connection not just to the protagonist, but to her loved ones and friends. The characters all feel like real people and that makes you care about them all the more and it makes them as integral to the book as whos on the cover (although in this case, thats not a problem). Although this is the end of this titles numbering, weve definitely not seen the last of Danvers nor DeConnick and this issue is an incredible rarity. It makes for an amazing last issue and an amazing first. Theres no reason not to get into Captain Marvel from the start, but theres also no reason not to get your introduction from this issue. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Jason Motes Nov 8, 2013

    So in some ways, I feel Marvel didn't quite accomplish what they set out for with this book" basically a Marvelized Wonder Woman. Instead, what they wound up with as an all too human, flawed but completely empathize-able female hero, not drawn by cheesecake illustrators, but more daring indie-style artists. It may not have sold as well as was hoped. (That odd faux hawk mullet probably didn't help.) But this run was, for the most part, pretty solid and pushed some boundaries. And this was a truly perfect way to wrap things up. Looking forward to the next phase of Carol's career! #CarolCorps Read Full Review

  • 10
    Marvel Disassembled - LenDiggity Nov 8, 2013

    This is a great jumping on point for anyone who was interested in this book or character. It is a self contained, stand alone issue with emotion that is wonderfully paced down to the last page where a teaser pertaining to the future Captain Marvel leaves you wanting more. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Jessica Boyd Nov 8, 2013

    Filipe Andrade's stylistic pencils continue to provide emotion throughout the book. It is a signature style and imagery found when Carol is interacting at home with family, friends and fellow superheros. As always, this is not a style that will appeal to everybody" especially those who feel that only traditional American comic art is what should be found in big two publisher's books. If you like something unique, it does a Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Melissa Grey Nov 7, 2013

    It's also worth nothing that the issue marks the first appearance of the new Ms. Marvel, the Muslim teen who looks to Carol for inspiration. It's a quick peek, nothing more, but the introduction is seamlessly woven into the moral of the story: even in our darkest moments, it is our actions that define us and inspire others. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - David Henderson Nov 8, 2013

    This series could not ask for a better end-cap and what's better is that there's even more on the way. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Nov 8, 2013

    After another touching scene between intrepid Kit and the intrepid Carol at the end of the issue, the new Ms. Marvel, aka Kamala Khan, is briefly seen in Jersey City, and we get a hint of her shapeshifty powers when she looks partially steroidal. We'll get plenty more on her in the near future when she gets her own book, and it's up to us to make sure the perception that comic fans are hostile to women is put to bed forever. I'm planning to give each of these female-led books at least three issues before I decide whether or not I'm on board for the long haul, and I hope you'll do the same. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Meagan Damore Nov 11, 2013

    Kelly Sue DeConnick's "Captain Marvel" is an important chapter in comic history. With its tear-jerking seventeenth issue, DeConnick salutes her fans -- her Carol Corps -- in a genuine, heartfelt way that will give even her toughest critics shivers. It's no small wonder DeConnick has gathered so many followers with her brilliant, witty, and honest style. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Nov 7, 2013

    Overall this is a good read for Captain Marvel fans. For newcomers you just picked up this issue might get a little confused, but will like the story either way. Again this does not feel like a last issue to a series but more of a transition from one series to another. Maybe two because of some of the ads were showing not just Carol getting a new series, but a new character using Carol's old name Ms. Marvel. Which sounds kinda cool. Kinda wish the series didn't have go back to one, but maybe the new series might bring in more fans of Captain Marvel. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Connor Relyea Nov 7, 2013

    It will be interesting to see what more DeConnick can bring to the dynamic shift that she is establishing inCaptain Marvel between Carol and the other characters. I look forward to see what she does with the story before the new number 1 launches next year. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Nov 9, 2013

    I really liked this issue for the same reasons I like Captain Marvel in general: It's adorable, it's friendly and cheerful,and Carol is an outstanding hero. Though I will admit that I was lukewarm to most of it, possibly because it's been so long since I've read a solid, stand alone issue of this series. Plus that memory wipe thing really takes away from the heart of this series, though it does lead to that adorable scene where Kit reveals she'll be giving Carol 'Captain Marvel Lessons'. That scene was worth the price of admission alone. The story was simple but fun, the characters were as strong as ever, and I still love Andrade's art. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Keith Silva Nov 12, 2013

    Captain Marvel kept its own hours which is why it ended after seventeen issues. Like Hawkeye and Daredevil, Captain Marvel was one of the few must-read Marvel titles due to its idiosyncratic and keen take on finding the heroic in the quotidian; and of always being self-aware of what it was: a superhero comic book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    CHUD - Adam X. Smith Nov 15, 2013

    Props to DeConnick and artist Filipe Andrade for showing that you can write comics about women for an all-genders audience without it being boring or full of boobs that just so happen to have characters attached to them. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Nov 7, 2013

    It's a love letter to Captain Marvel fans everywhere and proof that even big, corporate comics can come from a truly genuine place. Read Full Review

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