Captain Marvel #1

Captain Marvel #1

Writer: Michelle Fazekas, Tara Butters Artist: Kris Anka Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 20, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 14
8.0Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

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Face front, true believers! The Captain has made her return and oh, how mighty it is. It's a bold new frontier for Carol Danvers as she soars to new heights in her greatest mission yet--leader of the all-new Alpha Flight space program. Yup, Alpha Flight. As earth's first line of defense, Carol and her team aim to protect the planet from extraterrestrial threats. But can Carol be a soldier and a diplomat? Especially when an unknown enemy emerges that Carol can't quite punch. The superstar team behind Marvel's Agent Carter television series, Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas, make their comics debut alongside the awesomely-talented Kris Anka.

  • 10
    AiPT! - Alyssa Jackson Jan 19, 2016

    As I read, I found myself grinning as I went along. This book is not only a great continuation of the Carol that Kelly Sue Deconnick drew many readers to, but it's also an easy introduction to the character for new readers. I would have enjoyed this book even if I wasn't already invested and I'm definitely hooked for what's to come. Especially if we get that promised visit from Rhodey. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Word Of The Nerd - Harry Roachford Jan 21, 2016

    Who would have thought that the Agent Carter show runners would transfer so well to a comic? Maybe not everyone, but thank god marvel took the chance of putting them on one of their premiere female comic characters. Captain Marvel has a new look, a new incredibly important job and a whole revitalized feeling. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Multiversity Comics - Alice W. Castle Jan 21, 2016

    All in all, this is a stellar debut from a creative team who aren't afraid to step into some really large boots and make their mark on such an iconic character. If anyone ever thought that Carol Danvers' stint as Captain Marvel was a fluke then this issue puts the final nail in that coffin as Michele Fazekas, Tara Butters, Kris Anka and Matthew Wilson take the character to all new places and with all new characters. This first issue is fun, exciting, dramatic and full of heart in a way that does the previous volumes proud and proves why Captain Marvel is such an engaging and exciting character. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Gaumer Jan 22, 2016

    Take one part Marvel super-heroine and one part Star Trek-esque space station setting, stir well with a bit of fresh air from a young and hungry creative team, pour over a veteran artist, and enjoy an amazingly well put together comic book debut with a ton of potential. This new direction for Captain Marvel is exactly the sort of thing readers wanted out of All-New All-Different Marvel, and it's great to see the new branding finally pay off for readers. Captain Marvel has taken to the stars, and she's never been better. Get in on the ground floor here. You will not be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 20, 2016

    Captain Marvel is in good form as she kicks off her latest solo series. The new status quo is a logical extension of what's come before, and the ensemble cast injects new color into the mix. The creative team work seamlessly together to provide a clean, accessible and entertaining gateway into her world. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Jessica Boyd Jan 20, 2016

    As always there is a great mystery hook at the end to guarantee that you'll be back for the second issue. Fans of the previous Captain Marvel series will not find themselves longing for a previous time.Anyone who is concerned that Captain Marvel has lost her punching the sky, feminist edge, can breath easy. Carol Danvers is still an all action-hero that makes no apologies for her act-first-ask-questions-second mentality. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Jan 20, 2016

    The Carol Corps will find their hero the same here and better. New fans will find a confident woman who's striving to achieve beyond where she currently rests. Fazekas and Butters give everyone a taste of the complications that come with the new status quo and a feel for what Carol might sound like when she arrives in cinemas in a few years. I expect this team to keep reaching higher and further with this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Lost Lighthouse - thelostlighthouse Jan 21, 2016

    If you're looking for a fun and exciting sci-fi superhero comic, look no further than Captain Marvel. The ensemble cast works well to round out the book, but this is still very much Carol Danvers' story and it should be a great ride seeing where she goes next. Check it out at your LCS or digital comics platform. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopOptiq - Logan Dalton Jan 21, 2016

    Captain Marvel#1 is an enjoyable story of a character having to adapt to a new situation in space with Canadian superheroes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicsverse - Jamie Rice Jan 21, 2016

    CAPTAIN MARVEL is back, and there is nothing to fear. The new creative team clearly gets Carol Danvers, and this first issue is the beginning of a new and intriguing story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart, &lsquo Jan 21, 2016

    Marvel has put together a strong team to carry on Kelly Sue DeConnick's groundbreaking work, and Captain Marvel #1 provides a good jumping-on point to a new chapter in Carol Danvers's history. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jan 20, 2016

    The new CAPTAIN MARVEL series is off to a great start. Fazekas and Butters have given us a great setting with a bunch of interesting characters. It'll be interesting to see where this series takes them and there's plenty for the creators and characters to explore. I'm intrigued by the direction and we have great art and colors. Carol may be taking on a new role, but we'll have to see how that works out for her. We have a nice mix of action and character interactions. There's a lot to love in this book. I'm looking forward to the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 23, 2016

    As a first issue, this is a good start. We get a strong sense of who Carol is as a person, and her ideas for this new position. Her internal monologue is fun and very personable. We also get a great mix of slice of life stuff with the action stuff. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 25, 2016

    A new role and some new faces, but the same awesome Carol Danvers, making for an impressive debut issue… Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Kelly Richards Jan 25, 2016

    Balancing action with character development, Captain Marvel #1 does not fail to entertain. While some may find the book a little slow, Fazekas and Butters work hard to keep readers engaged with their tight script and the intrigue they have created through the reveal on the last page will undoubtedly leave people curious as to what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Jan 20, 2016

    Anyways, like all things, Captain Marvel #1 isn't perfect. It has its issues, but all in all I would recommend it. There's nothing here so glaring that it turned me off entirely. Sure, it probably could have been better, even as a debut issue, but I'll be coming back for at least another issue or so, since I do like the cast. There's still time to sell me on the plot, and the cliffhanger is at least somewhat intriguing. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jan 19, 2015

    The first issue is a nice start be left me wanting. It's missing the excitement I was expecting and other volumes gave us, and it's focus on the boring role Carol has found herself in bleeds off the page in a negative way. Previous volumes have thrown their feminism in our faces, along with action, and this in some ways feels like a dialed back take in both ways. Hopefully, like the latter half of the comic, we get a better mix of action and space station management. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 19, 2016

    But for diehard fans of Captain Marvel, this series will almost assuredly be enough. Carol Danvers has gotten a promotion, and it winds up being the best of both worlds - we get the potential that comes with being in space, along with the humanity and familiarity of being close to home. Not only that, but the artwork in this book has gotten a huge overhaul, and that alone should bring readers to this book. With a new creative team and a new status quo, it's unclear if Carol Danvers will ultimately go "harder, faster, stronger, more" - but if this first issue is any indication, she's absolutely on her way there. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Jan 26, 2016

    This new Captain Marvel series is changing quite a few concepts within the Marvel Universe and although seeing changes like Alpha Flight not defending Canada is something I'm not quite sure I like yet, I enjoyed this first issue enough to give the creative team time to answer all my questions over time. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Jan 22, 2016

    Marvel continue to shoot themselves in the feet,with a raft of new books that seem to have lost their way, forgetting what made them enjoyable in the first place. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 Jan 22, 2016

    Coming into this book with the writing changing hands away from Kelly Sue DeConnick was a big hurdle to overcome, but I think that the story changes enough to set itself apart from what has come before, and even goes quite a long way to bring some newly revamped characters from the Marvel Universe into the fore. I think that this book should appeal to a wide range of readers, and could (hopefully) be yet another notch in Marvel’s belt in the realm of books geared towards younger and female readers. This issue gives Captain Marvel a nice reboot from what came before- changing scenery, and giving Carol Danvers (aka Captain Marvel) a new set of problems, team members and a big final page reveal that should mean a lot of questions will be answered in the course of this story. I have always liked the look of Captain Marvel- the red, gold and blue suit, and the short haircut really make for an imposing and almost severe look for someone to fly around and put the boots to the baddies. I liked the inclusion of Carol into the “training” of Alpha Flight soldiers, and working with Abigail Brand, who I remember being apart of the SWORD strikeforce that teamed up with the Guardians of the Galaxy a while ago in a book that i mostly enjoyed for the artwork. SO I didn’t have a huge amount of background information on Abigail, but I like that she is a bit more gruff and no-nonsense in this issue, to the more carefree (and very Katee Sackoff-esque Starbuck analogue) Captain Marvel. War Machine, aka- Colonel Rhodes, gives some good grounding to Carol Danvers and her connections to Earth, and helps to drive home the fact that she is leaving Earth for a long tour of duty in space, but because she can fly, she could return to Earth to visit easily. I liked that there was some camaraderie (or flirtation) between Rhodey and Carol, and that I hoped to see War Machine get a bigger role in this book in the future (especially with the big reveal at the end). I like that the charact

  • 8.0
    supercoolyeah Jan 25, 2016

    I'm on edge on this one. It's a little too outlandish at times for me. Love the surprise visit by an unexpected guest. Art is nice and big. Just the sci-fi thing isn't for me. But I really do love Brand and her snark.

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  • 8.5
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  • 8.0
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  • 8.0
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  • 8.0
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