Captain Marvel #10

Captain Marvel #10

Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick Artist: David Lopez, Marcio Takara, Laura Braga Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 17, 2014 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 4
8.1Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

•  We're celebrating 100 issues of Carol Danvers' high-flying, smack-talking, and butt-kicking adventures, thanks to you our beloved Carol Corps! Join writer Kelly Sue DeConnick and artists David Lopez, Marcio Takara and more as we bring you a momentous (and over-sized) issue almost 50 years in the making!
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  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Kelly Richards Dec 17, 2014

    Kelly Sue isnt just writing comics, she is building communities. Communities of strong, empowered, girls and women. Girls and women who dont need super powers to help their friends, or to overcome their fears, or to get shit done. This book left me with a smile on my face and looking forward, not just for part 2, but for many adventures to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Wesley Messer Dec 19, 2014

    Overall despite for the most part mild quibbles in story and art, Captain Marvel #10 was a solid read. It explained Captain Marvel and Carol Danvers to new readers while still giving a great story. I love when a writer makes their jumping on points feel natural so kudos to Kelly Sue DeConnick on a fine job there. The different artists did their job at keeping the action going and bringing their bits of Captain Marvel's world come to life. Looking forward to Captain Marvel #11 and seeing what lies in store for Carol Danvers next month. A good read, a brilliant celebration, and Captain Marvel shines brighter than ever. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 20, 2014

    In the end, as great as this issue was, it's also just a bitter reminder of how good this comic used to be. None of the heart and humanity of those Earth characters has been recreated in Carol's space adventures.No matter how much DeConnick may love the character Tic, she's not worth even a fraction of Kit. She's not even worth Kit's mom. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerds Unchained - MagenCubed Dec 17, 2014

    It has a predictable villain and a paint-by-numbers plot, but the endearing nature of the story and its execution is what makes this issue a highly enjoyable read. Captain Marvel #10 is obvious fan service, but with a sense of heart at its core, it perfectly encapsulates Carols enduring popularity in recent years. This title has made a name for itself by serving standard cape book comfort food with a strong emotional foundation that dictates the stories being told, and it makes sense that the 100th issue special is no different. This issue is must-read for Carol fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jeff Lake Dec 17, 2014

    Much like the narrative itself, the book's art duties are split between a trio of artists, led by series' regular David Lopez. Though different in visual style, each artist ably maintains the same warm and welcoming tone from one to the next, the book's outlandish events never detracting from its heart-on-its-sleeve message. Issue #10 may not do much to advance the character or her galactic adventures, but it doesn't have to, DeConnick and Co. content to let us simply bask in their appreciation for the character. Time will tell whether or not a second part to the story is truly merited, but as a standalone installment it's one no Carol fan should miss. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Dan Gehen Dec 19, 2014

    Captain Marvel #10does not push the overall story forward, but that's not its intention.The common through-line is that Carol Danvers' presence in these character's lives has made them better and stronger individuals.She has risen to become an inspirationalfigure in the Marvel Universe – one whose ideals both supporting cast members and readers alike can aspire towards. To that end, this collaboration between DeConnick, Lopez, Takara, and Braga is a rousing success. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Dec 22, 2014

    In a lot of ways, Captain Marvel #10 is a standout - even if, despite this being Carol's 100th solo adventure, this issue has very little of Carol at all. But that's not to say that her presence isn't felt, and keenly. This is a celebration of Carol Danvers, and it's to DeConnick's credit that she's able to praise this heroine without her having to even lift a finger. She doesn't have to prove herself - she's done it for 100 issues already. Complete with a bonafide Christmas miracle on the last page, this is one off-kilter issue that still manages to deeply impress. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Molly Jane Kremer Dec 23, 2014

    The final story, featuring great art by Laura Braga, focuses on Rhodey's letter (and War Machine coupling up with Captain Marvel is yet another of Marvel's more recent good ideas). Far more dramatic than the other two, the sequence has Rhodey foiling Valentine's dastardly plans, while displaying Braga's talents in a few lovely pages towards the end with an imagined-reunion of the couple, embracing against an astral backdrop. This issue is a good starting place for those with a sudden (movie-related) interest in learning about Carol before her big-screen debut, giving a basic introduction to everyone before they dive fully into the comic book. To say nothing of the fact that it's just fun as hell. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Dec 19, 2014

    With each character twirling through the spotlight for a spell, "Captain Marvel" #10 seems to be a strange way to celebrate Carol Danvers, but as DeConnick tells readers through Kawasaki none of the problem-solving and bravery exhibited in this comic book would be possible without Danvers. Clocking in at thirty pages of new story, "Captain Marvel" #10 is a solid introduction to everything Captain Marvel. Hopefully part two of "A Christmas Carol" gives readers a bit more of Captain Marvel proper. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Herald - Matt Lehn Dec 20, 2014

    There is one final eyebrow-raising point: the issue's actual title. While it's very punny to release "A Christmas Carol" in mid-December, it's the "Part 1" denotation that brings on the questioning. Harnessing the seasonal tie-in is a bit of an "all-things-to-all-people" stretch and really a bit misleading. Yes, there's some appendencial action on the last two pages that may lend slight validation to the name but it's more in service of setting up next issue. Which brings up a second point: unless "Part 2" is slated for a stealth release within the next two weeks, it will be treading on being unseasonable. A shame Marvel's schedule couldn't be otherwise as coordinating such a one-two combo would've been more befitting an event worth celebrating. Read Full Review

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