Captain Marvel #9

Captain Marvel #9

Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick Artist: Filipe Andrade Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 16, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 2
8.7Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

Carol finally returns home, but is changed. What is weakening Captain Marvels powers? Plus: Carol gets a job!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Jan 16, 2013

    I think the way that DeConnick is setting up the story and the narrative she uses is really perfect. There's a clear idea of who Captain Marvel is beyond the basics of "she's an Air Force pilot turned superheroine" that makes this an interesting read. As fantastic as the story is (Dinosaurs in Times Square!) DeConnick still manages to ground the character and make her feel real in a way that is very interesting. This is a great jumping on point if you haven't yet given this series a chance, too. Great art, a beautifully written story and a serious cliff-hanger make this a fantastic read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Marvel Disassembled - Magen Cubed Jan 16, 2013

    Funny, engaging, and personal, I cant wait to see where this arc takes us. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 19, 2013

    Here is another comic with spectacular art. Andrade's style is unlike anything else you're probably going to see on the stands. It's very wild and loose, with characters who flow like artistic water. I didn't think I'd like it, but it works wonderfully for the issue at hand. Carol and the other characters in this issue look dazzling, not to mention beautiful. This series has had some great art. And the story itself is fantastic as well. I like ‘day in the life' tales for superheroes, it's a neat way to really grow their character. DeConnick has a lot of fun introducing and using all the various colorful people in Carol's life, from Tony Stark to the guy who sells her coffee in the morning. Fantastic little tale all around. Read Full Review

  • 9.9
    Geek Smash - Andrea Shockling Jan 16, 2013

    Carol gets some news at the end of “Captain Marvel” #9 that could have some serious implications for her health and happiness. (It's not about the cat.) I am worried, in that non-creepy way you can feel for a character that last summer you wouldn't have given much thought to. Once again, that's all on DeConnick. She has some excellent support from Andrade and Bellaire this time around. I think Carol's in good hands. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Jan 16, 2013

    In addition to the fantastic writing, this series has featured a rotating team of unique and superb artists. That continues in this issue which sees Filipe Andrade hopping into art duties. It might take you a few pages to warm up to his kinetic style, but once you get into the meat of the book it really starts to soar. This thing just looks amazing. There is so much energy and life to every scene and every panel. Trust me, just flip to Captain Marvel's fight with two giant dinosaurs on the streets of New York. It's hypnotic and damn beautiful. This is the kind of comic that all superhero books should aspire to be. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Jan 21, 2013

    I have liked a lot of what DeConnick has done with this series but I struggled with Dexter Soy as the artist. The fit just wasn't quite right. With Andrade, "Captain Marvel" is a whole other book. I wouldn't be surprised if Marvel felt his style was too extreme and not as mainstream as they want/need "Captain Marvel" to be, but for me, if this issue is any indication, he is a perfect fit. Andrade is as comfortable drawing a fantastic fight scene with giant dinosaurs in downtown Manhattan as he is sharing and intimate scene with Carol and her doctor. That's exactly the balancing act this book needs, as it highlights the balancing act that is Carol's life. Together, DeConnick and Andrade have made this book everything I've wanted it to be and I'd love to see them get the opportunity to keep it up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Meylikhov Jan 18, 2013

    So if you're looking for a book that's fun, open, friendly, endearing and the highest of quality, a book that you can share with anyone you may know and show them both why this series is worth following and why people are so obsessed with superhero comics in the first place, Kelly Sue's “Captain Marvel” is a great book to do so with — and with Filipe Andrade attached to this arc and things looking like they'll head in a rather interesting and grounded direction, this is a great point to see what all the fuss is about. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Jan 18, 2013

    If you've been enjoying the new Captain Marvel so far you'll keep on doing it, and if you're thinking of testing it out this is a great place to start. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Pop Cultist - Josh Elliott Jan 17, 2013

    If you love great dialogue and superheroes having fun, Captain Marvel #9 is a must. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blue Raven Comics - James Hannon Jan 16, 2013

    In my short time reading comic books I have figured out one of the things that I love most in them; change. I just find it fascinating when a character that can be so confident in their abilities, or with their love life, is forced to go through some sort of turmoil (perhaps this is why I'm on board with Superior Spider-Man). I think it strengthens characters, and adds to their intrigue. This is the reason why I think this issue is a very good one. At the end of the issue Carol is put in a position that she is uncomfortable with, and I cannot wait to see how she deals with the ramifications that will go along with this change. I think that this is one of the best series at Marvel right now, and this issue continues its winning streak. 8/10 Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - ReadComicBooks Jan 17, 2013

    After reading this issue, there might be some words eaten. Possibly about how there was only a small chance that this would be something to keep up with. Maybe it's all a little hazy. Things were said, but that's the past. Captain Marvel issue #9 was just plain fun. It was fun and expertly executed by a great creative team. Bravo, Marvel. Oh, and there's a super serious twist that the end that totally caught me off guard. If that doesn't make you want to come back for more, nothing will. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Den Of Geek! - Marc Buxton Jan 18, 2013

    DeConnick's voice makes this a must-read title, even if some of the plot choices and the art might force people to feel it stands apart from the mainstream Marvel Universe. If Captain Marvel is going to last, it needs a little bit more of a mainstream feel to go along with the perfect voice and characterization DeConnick expertly provides. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Jason Motes Jan 19, 2013

    This was an off-beat, light-hearted issue, but it was entertaining and really helped to further develop Carol as a leading character. This series as a whole seems almost anti-commercial and you kind of have to respect that. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jan 22, 2013

    An entertaining piece of filler that gets derailed at the last minute by a plot twist that no one saw coming, in a not-so-great way"much like an actual train derailment. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Jan 22, 2013

    Captain Marvel #9 is the perfect jumping on point for any reader that has not tried one of the best monthly titles Marvel is producing. The one shot nature of this issue allowed Kelly Sue DeConnick to show why Carol Danvers is a leading character. This issue does a great job not only highlighting Captain Marvel but her supporting cast as well. The ending was unexpected and I trust DeConnick to do a great job following up on the consequences of the reveal. Read Full Review

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