Captain Marvel #8

Captain Marvel #8

Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick Artist: Marcio Takara Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 8, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 7
7.7Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

• Carol's bombastic adventure through space with her pet, Chewie, continues!
•  Rocket was right, though, Carol Corps! There's more to Chewie than meets the eye! But, where did the Flerken come from?
•  Chewie is a Mom to hundreds. Where was she hiding all those Flerken eggs, and is this the end for Carol and her pet?
Rated T+

  • 8.9
    Geeked Out Nation - Kate Coenen Oct 11, 2014

    "Release the Flerken" is a good story to hook someone onto Captain Marvel. It has space adventure, strange alien creatures, and a fun cast. Kelly Sue DeConnick grants Captain Marvel a distinctive tone, irreverent and ambitious, and this story shows what joyous chaos ensues when her imagination is unleashed. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Coming Up Comics - Timothy Merritt Oct 8, 2014

    I'm loving the range of stories this title has been able to juggle, while still maintaining the pure throughline of heart and honesty that both Captain Marvel and Kelly Sue are known for. I can't wait to see what they do next together. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Oct 8, 2014

    This book is setting out to define itself more and more with every issue almost as its own discrete existence in the Marvel Universe. Despite frequent guest appearances by the likes of the Guardians of the Galaxy or James Rhodes, the book still feels independent and like its blazing its own trail. This issue gives us the finale of a brief, but very fun, story arc and perfectly sets up the fact that the next one could be about almost ANYthing. There are even a few touching moments to make sure we stay emotionally invested in the characters journey. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerds Unchained - Magen Cubed Oct 10, 2014

    Carol departs Rockets surly company and plans to leave Tic, Chewie, and the Flerken brood at a refugee relocation center, resigned to making her trip back to Earth alone. Tic and Chewie wont let that happen, of course, and use Chewies (somewhat gross) teleportation ability to transport themselves aboard Carols ship. Despite the ills that have befallen them, this makeshift alien family sets their course for the next adventure. With equal measures of heart and humor, Captain Marvel #8 is another great read from the first page to the last. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Dan Gehen Oct 12, 2014

    Consistent with the issues that have come before it, Captain Marvel #8 is an enjoyable, cosmic adventure in the Marvel Universe. DeConnick's work in developing Carol Danvers has made this into a must-read title. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Lilith Wood Oct 13, 2014

    DeConnick and Takara make this issue funny and rambunctious enough to provide cover for the sweet, heartfelt parts. Carol tries to make wise decisions, but circumstances force her to learn from the young Tic, the obnoxious Rocket, and even her own stubborn cat. The isolation of Carol in space with a small assemblage of other oddballs has given us a chance to know her better. The fact that she alternately grows and is humbled is a large part of why this Captain Marvel continues to be so beloved. New readers jumping on here will be just in time to get excited for whatever's next. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Jeff Lake Oct 8, 2014

    It's a silly and at times unnecessary aside to be sure, but it also proves that even an off issue of Captain Marvel is still pretty darn great. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 11, 2014

    This issue was fine, but it still lacks the heart of DeConnick's earlier stories. The aliens are nothing more than blobs, and the fun is supposed to come from Carol and her team working together to stop them. But I don't think DeConnick has successfully created a cast to care about here. We need to spend more time with Tic, Chewie and Carol on a personal level instead of jumping from one insane space battle to the next. And please jettison Rocket Raccoon from this comic. Please! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Oct 13, 2014

    As nice and fun as "Captain Marvel" #8 is, it just doesn't feel like a very substantial comic book. It is almost as though DeConnick and Takara didn't quite have enough story to fill two issues, but had more than enough for a single issue. The Flerken calamity is intense and exciting, leading to a satisfactory conclusion that adds depth to the universe and variety in the collection of characters filling these pages, but the last four pages meander. DeConnick adds details to the personalities of Captain Marvel and Tic, but it seems as though there could have been a little more. After the epic six-parter and this two-part Flerken adventure, Captain Marvel has found her space legs. It will be fun to see how well she dances with them now. Read Full Review

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