Captain Marvel #4

Captain Marvel #4

Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick Artist: Ed McGuinness Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 26, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 2
7.5Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

* DeConnick and Soy are back as the biggest new book of 2012 erupts into a wild ride that may change the course of History! * Witness Blazing Battlefield Action as Captain Marvel finds herself in the middle of all out war.

  • 9.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Sep 26, 2012

    Regardless of the strangeness of this issue, there's no denying that this series is refreshing and fun. It's a truly new experience with a character that we've known for a long time. This new take just feels good to read. It makes me hope and wish that more series and writers take an opportunity to have fun with what they are doing as DeConnick is. She's been able to keep the excitement and the pure essence of the character in the forefront while giving her something brand new in terms of plot. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Galactica - Girish Kumar Sep 27, 2012

    Just like the previous issues, the art is AMAZING. The ships and Cap's powers are drawn very well.Especiallywhen she is shot down by the large eye kind of ship, she gets ups and the whole scene in the comic looks blurred and so does the speech bubble. I think that was just genius. Also when she gets up and creates the energy field and destroys the ship, looked beautiful. The whole book was nicely drawn. Soy and Barrionevo have done a wonderful job. Kelly as usual shines in this. Her plot is just brilliant. She has made me fall in love with Captain Marvel as a character and because of her; she has become one of my most favorite characters in the Marvel Universe. This issue may not have been as exciting as the previous one but still it is an AWESOME one! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Sep 26, 2012

    This issue also uses two very different artist to great effect. Dexter Soy is up to his usual awesomeness in the the book's first half, and then, when time skips and the story shifts, Al Barrionuevo steps in on art duties. The story's structure makes the switch feel natural and smooth. The only problem is that Barrionuevo's art simply doesn't pack the same punch that Soy's does. The first half of Captain Marvel #4 feels fresh and original, the back half feels like business as usual. The writing is as sharp as ever but the art just can't keep up, which is a damn shame. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Oct 1, 2012

    The time shifting at the end is distractingly jarring. I understand that's the nature of the time-traveling trope, but this makes it hard to get back into the story. Most of this concern coming from Al Barrionuevo on pencils and Wil Quintana on colors. Although a decent team in their own right, with art reminiscent of a smoother Howard Chaykin, it's a distracting shift. Thankfully, DeConnick keeps up the strong banter between Helen Cobb and her ace pilots, so the panels move with a brisk pace. The tone of the final page suggest interesting times in Ms. Danvers' future. As the team DeConnick and Soy continue to gel, I for one can't wait to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Oct 2, 2012

    A feminist story, but one remarkably free of anger or self-righteousness. A little difficult to access for the new reader, but otherwise an easy, solid read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Oct 2, 2012

    From the beginning Captain Marvel has been a series that is fun, smart and full of personality. Captain Marvel #4 continues this as Kelly Sue DeConnick firmly establishes the voice of both Carol Danvers and the series. With the addition of artwork from Dexter Soy that has continued to get better there is no reason to not pick up Captain Marvel. This is a book that will easily be in the running for Best New Series for 2012. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Marvel Disassembled - Kyle Mc Sep 27, 2012

    However despite that the story the backup is telling is interesting due the time travel aspect and how it could potentially change the future. There are many films, TV shows and comics that have tried to tackle time travel in the past (get it?) but it's safe to say that as long as it follows Doctor Who laws of time travel it stands within reason that DeConnick will be safe. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Sep 27, 2012

    Kelly Sue DeConnick writes one charismatic protagonist with Captain Marvel, as Carol Danvers ignores the odds and barrels head-first into an alien spacecraft. Spunky, strong and likeable, DeConnick has made a wonderful superheroine in the vein of She-Hulk and... well, She-Hulk, honestly. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Jason Bowles Sep 28, 2012

    Overall, a decent read, but not without its flaws. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Modern Age Comics - Alexander Moser Sep 29, 2012

    I want to likeCaptain Marvel, because I think the book has tons of potential. The story, the dialogue, and the art just dont work for me. Seeing as this is a pivot point for the story, its not a good time to jump right on. Next issue features Emma Rios as artist, hopefully that will be more enjoyable. Read Full Review

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