Captain Marvel #5

Captain Marvel #5

Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick Artist: Emma Rios Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 17, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 2
8.5Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Carol lives every 99ers dream! Toe-to-toe with some of best pilots in American history!Captain Marvel turned thief?!

  • 9.8
    Galactica - Girish Kumar Oct 18, 2012

    The artwork is also brilliant! This issue has one of the best artwork! This is also the best issue. Emma Rios is so awesome. The cover art was also fantastic. I really want to give a standing ovation to the team for such a wonderful comic! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Oct 17, 2012

    That said, the most amazing thing about this issue is the artwork. Emma Rios just kills it on every page. This thing thing is stunning, guys. Witness the glory of Helen Cobb, armed with brass knuckles, punching out a dude. Revel in the glory of that sly smile as she says "got 'em on the ropes now, kitten." Seriously, Captain Marvel #5 is a true work of art. Absolutely beautiful in every single way. If ever there was comic book that could make a person swoon, this is it. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Oct 17, 2012

    This is a book that isn't reliant on a female writer bringing a female character to a new level of perspective or realism. This is a product of a good writer making a good character great. It's more reliant on DeConnick being able to boil Carol down to her pure essence and playing to those strengths as a character and placing her in new situations that let those strengths shine. I hope Marvel is paying attention because this is really something they should be asking more of from their writers. As fans, we don't always need to see Captain America fight the Red Skull or Iron Man take on the Mandarin. We sometimes just need to find our characters finding themselves and showing us what makes them tick no matter the situations they are in. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Oct 20, 2012

    Whatever Marvel's female-led titles lack in quantity, it almost makes up for it with quality. This title finally gives some definition to one of the premier women of the Marvel universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Oct 17, 2012

    If you aren't picking Captain Marvel up, you are missing a title that really was the first Marvel NOW! book. Even though it lacks the banner, it embraces what the initiative is meant to be, and has maintained a very high level of quality for five issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jason Bowles Oct 19, 2012

    I feel like I may have been overly rough on this series in the past, but I love the character and am really hoping this take on her is successful. (Successful enough to cross over into the movie franchises, which is rumored.) I only worry about the less-than-mainstream art, because I'm worried that it could scare off less daring readers. I would say Rios' art is a bit easier on the eyes than Dexter Soy's, so maybe that will help. But I definitely feel like this issue really pulled things together and that suddenly the book has found its proper balance. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Oct 22, 2012

    "Captain Marvel" has been a solid book since it's debut, but it's nice to see DeConnick and Rios together again. Their affection for working together, and for Carol as a character, is palpable. They're having a great time making comics and it's evident in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Kyle Mc Nov 1, 2012

    Usually when I write a review that is this short it's because it really wasn't any good so when I have one like this it feels wrong. Like I can't be bothered but that's not the case. The best parts of the issue can't be explained to the degree that'll give the issue justice but what are you going to do? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge Oct 18, 2012

    Despite the fact that I didnt like the art, I really see a lot of value in this comic for readers of this series.The scriptfor #5is the reason why this comic deserves a long and happy shelf life. Unfortunately, I cant seem to agree with Marvels choice of artist for this series, its not enough to make me drop the book though. Read Full Review

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