Captain Marvel #3

Captain Marvel #3

Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick Artist: Ed McGuinness Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 29, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 3
7.9Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Firefight in the sky! What are The Prowlers and where has Captain Marvel seen them before? What is Secret NASA training program: the Mercury 13?

  • 9.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Aug 29, 2012

    These different ways to tell stories lifts that veil that seems to cast a shadow of making it difficult for new readers to come in and pleasing older readers for which Marvel's been known of late. With a handful of writers being the custodians of the majority of the books in the line, it's great to see this fresh new take and what better time than Marvel NOW! to take a good look at how DeConnick is writing this series, or how Mark Waid has done Daredevil, to get some fresh inspiration? Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Galactica - Girish Kumar Aug 31, 2012

    The artwork by Dexter Soy has been flawless. He has depicted the characters awesomely. DeConnick's dialogue and story too are marvellous. There will be a point in the future issues, where Helen and Carol will meet. And by the looks of the one page comic at the end, it will have some consequences. The best thing for Marvel to do right now is to give tons of comics to DeConnick. This series has been stellar since the very first issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Aug 29, 2012

    Captain Marvel is one hell of an awesome series. Each issue solidifies it as one of Marvel's best new books. It's got more heart packed into it's pages than any superhero book has the right to, and that is a good thing. Hopefully it'll be around for a very long time, because if these first three issues are any indication, we are in for quite the treat. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Kyle Mc Aug 30, 2012

    It's only #3 but already I'm getting bored of saying how beautiful the artwork is. It would be a better and more interesting read if I was able to find and analyse something that I didn't like but for the foreseeable future i don't really think that it is even possible to happen. As badass as it is to see the 2 page spread of the banshee squad uploading their clips without a doubt the stand out shots is the final page with Carol just floating in mid-air with the giant prowler in the background. Whoever scouted Soy is in need of some sort of award. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Sep 1, 2012

    Last words in this review are props to cover artists Ed McGuinness, Dexter Vines & Javier Rodriguez – this is a great cover. If I was in the business of picking top covers each week, this one is the clear winner of the 08/29 releases, hands down. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jason Bowles Sep 1, 2012

    This title is definitely shaping up. I wasn't bowled over by the first issue. But the second was better and I think this one is even better than that. PS, I love that cover. I think I might have found my next tattoo! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Aug 29, 2012

    Captain Marvel is shaping up to be another great new series from Marvel. People always complain we don't have enough comics featuring a female lead and this comic is here to help start solving that problem. There is so many strong butt kicking women in this comic it's like it's a new age. Reading this and seeing Carol back in her own series brings a smile to my face. Kelly Sue Deconnick and Dexter Soy are making this a better comic each month. Where this current story is going to go, I'm not really sure. I'm not really concerned because I know it's going to be a fun ride. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 4, 2012

    I really want to like this title - love those covers - but I'm just not connecting at all, so I'll be giving this one a miss. Sad to say. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    PopMatters - Jay Mattson Sep 12, 2012

    Captain Marvel succeeds in providing Marvel with its biggest female-led title, and also in doing so with integrity. DeConnick and Soy have found a groove that works for them, allowing Carol Danvers to grow naturally and organically instead of being put through the ringer every year or so with a new event tie-in arc that only serves the greater Marvel universe. For the first time in years, Carol Danvers is receiving the excellent treatment she deserves, and it's fantastic. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Aug 31, 2012

    After setting up a dramatic cliffhanger with a few pages to spare in this issue, DeConnick gives the reader some DVD extra-type materials. First up is a two-page epilogue set in 1961 and drawn by Elson and Quintana. That places it in the past for the Marvel Universe, but not in the same era as the main tale itself, providing the possibility that DeConnick is throwing out subplots to be sewn through the longer narrative. The final page, drawn by Karl Kesel with art by Javier Rodriguez feels like something equivalent to what Dark Horse was doing with the Escapist in the not so recent past. Kesel delivers a comic strip tale that brought a smile to my face and had me wishing to see more of the same as this series continues. These last three pages buoyed up the book for me and are already serving to be more memorable than the main tale as I file "Captain Marvel" #3 away. Read Full Review

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