Captain Marvel #5

Captain Marvel #5

Writer: Brian Reed Artist: Lee Weeks Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 16, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - J. Montes Apr 17, 2008

    Part of me wanted Mar-Vell to revert to his Skrull ways and become a villain, but the direction Brian Reed went – keeping him a symbol of peace on Earth – was much more satisfying. The conclusion of this book was equally as satisfying, giving us resolution to the Church of Hala and the supporting characters. Its open-endedness will undoubtedly echo for some time to come, perhaps giving way for another “Return”. I'm sad to see this series end, but somehow I know we haven't seen the last of Mar-Vell. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Bryan Joel Apr 16, 2008

    I feel like Captain Marvel began life as one sort of book, and ended as another. It's not necessarily a bad thing. In a way it managed to stay true to the character of Mar-Vell -- whomever he may be -- and why he's an important figure in the post-Captain America Marvel Universe. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Apr 19, 2008

    Now completed, it seems fair to assess the "Captain Marvel" mini as more good than bad, but as a series in itself it doesn't quite work. Given Marv's appearance in "Secret Invasion" #1, it seems like it'll be almost essential reading for those interested in the crossover, but if you don't care about Skrulls at all then you can pretty much write off the entire series. Kudos to Marvel for setting this all up in advance in a way that makes total sense, but if you wanted to get a genuine Captain Marvel story out of it, well, I'm not convinced it fits the bill. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Apr 16, 2008

    While this was a better issue than the last one, the series, on the whole, feels completely unnecessary and only the first issue really made me wish Captain Marvel was back. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Apr 22, 2008

    Had Marvel made it clear that this miniseries was all just setup for a minor element of Secret Invasion, it might have made this reveal more palatable for readers who had bought into a Captain Marvel miniseries expecting a self-contained story about Captain Marvel (as crazy as that might sound). Of course, that would have spoiled the reveal of these last few issues--although to be honest, I'm not convinced that this was the plan to begin with. What could have been an interesting miniseries with the potential to explore Captain Marvel's reaction to his own death in Jim Starlin's classic graphic novel has instead fallen flat, reduced to little more than a footnote in the wider story of Marvel's Secret Invasion crossover. That's a shame, as I'm convinced that this creative team could have created a far more enjoyable book, if only they had stuck with that original premise. As it is, we're left with a Captain Marvel miniseries that provides an incomplete story about a Skrull that's imp Read Full Review

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