Captain Marvel #5

Captain Marvel #5

Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick Artist: David Lopez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 9, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 8
7.8Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

• Ever since she set off on her latest "adventure," Carol Danvers has had her butt handed to her at every turn.
•  She's done with that nonsense. Let's start flipping some tables, shall we?
•  Tic, the Rocket Girl, and Jackie, the Warlord, are getting in on the "Oh no you di'n't!" action too!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Jul 9, 2014

    This book remains an absolute joy. As much as I wouldve liked to have seen it go another direction, I cant deny how amazing the final four pages are to see. The marriage between visuals and writing go far deeper than simply showing what was (likely) in the script as each creator is complimenting the others perfectly, making this book move with a subtle grace thats hard to pull off at the best of times. This is actually also a jump in anywhere story, you might not get ALL the nuance or references, but Id say that its approachable enough to start anywhere (and then frantically seek out any issues you had missed). Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Jul 15, 2014

    Another awesome issue, marking the end of a great beginning for this new series. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Geeked Out Nation - KateCoenen Jul 12, 2014

    Overall, this issue proved that Captain Marvel can succeed in a cosmic setting. The story is beginning to gel, Captain Marvel's team is coming together, and the issue's cliffhanger shows that the action is about to ramp up significantly. I'm excited about the direction this story arc's going in, and I can't wait to see how taking on the Spartax Empire is going to add complications to Captain Marvel's life. Definitely pick up this issue if you're excited to see a strong-willed heroine kicking ass on the edge of space. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Coming Up Comics - Timothy Merritt Jul 9, 2014

    Captain Marvel continues to be a solid series with every issue, devoid of both fluff and thematic elements in the narrative intended just for shock value"this is just good storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jess Camacho Jul 10, 2014

    Captain Marvel #5 is a perfect example of how great a writer Kelly Sue DeConnick is. She knows when to use humor and when to get down to business. This issue is all business. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Marlene Bonnelly Jul 10, 2014

    Though this issue may stall in some places, DeConnick has done an excellent job of creating believable tension between both individual characters and their respective groups. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerds Unchained - Magen Cubed Jul 10, 2014

    The relationship of Lopezs line art and Loughridges colors continue to please, even after the now fifth issue of this arc. Lopezs artwork is fun, expressive and highly detailed throughout, with a clean narrative style that never fails to capitalize on the humor of the script. Loughridges palettes are generally quite lovely, from the dry sandy tones of Torfa to the soft purple and blue hues of JSons reveal scene. Even the drab greens and greys of interior scenes connote a sense of space and lighting that other colorists may fall short on, which is why Im always impressed by Loughridges color choices so far in this arc. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jul 10, 2014

    "Higher, Further, Faster, More" has been running for five issues now, with a sixth upcoming -- quite a hefty commitment for an opening arc. DeConnick and company have managed to keep the story moving through character interaction and slowly developing plot twists. "Captain Marvel" #5 could easily have been the chapter that dragged the story out one installment too far, but there's enough going on, despite the lack of actual battle, to slake readers' impatience as the creative team tees up what should be one doozy of a space fight. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Cole Kennedy Jul 11, 2014

    Overall, the art has been consistently great with each issue, and Carol Danvers and the rest of her crew continue to be great, appealing characters, but a slow building story, coupled with some redundant scenes have prevented this issue from reaching as high a status as its predecessors. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 12, 2014

    It's just very frustrating. I want to read about Captain Marvel being awesome in stories that actually matter. Seeing her flail around trying to make an impact in some alien disagreement that has nothing to do with her is just dull. She doesn't really connect with any of the characters in any meaningful way. She's not about to settle down on this planet. DeConnick and Lopezare doing a fine job, but this story feels so meaningless. There is a lot of skill put into this comic, I will grant them that, but they're not doing anything of note with that skill. It's just Carol wandering through a strange, alien landscape and trying desperately hard to be of some use. At least the showdown in the end was pretty cool. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Danny Wall Jul 14, 2014

    The Bottom Line: There continues to be some narrative missteps here in the overall story, despite a nicely operatic political drama. Our characters still hint and complexity and being engaging, but have yet to fully come into their own. With most of the visual action happening offscreen, it's hard to recommend the book as an effective superhero action showcase, but the art remains beautiful and expressive. Read Full Review

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