Captain Marvel #14

Captain Marvel #14

Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick Artist: Gerardo Sandoval, Scott Hepburn Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 31, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 6
7.4Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

Part 5 of 5 of THE ENEMY WITHIN THE CONCLUSION TO THE HARROWING FIVE-PART CAPTAIN MARVEL/AVENGERS ASSEMBLE EVENT IS HERE!CAPTAIN MARVEL WILL END MAGNITRON'S REIGN.NO MATTER WHAT IT TAKES.NO. MATTER. WHAT.IT'S A DEADLY FLIGHT TO THE FINISH!

  • 10
    Comicosity - Jessica Boyd Aug 6, 2013

    The theme of the entire crossover has been Carol Danvers fighting herself: first in the brain growth that limits her superpowers, her personality, which is combative to all the recommendations given to her (she's stubborn folks!), and then in the realization that her own body is being used as a weapon against the city. This theme of being your own worst enemy encompasses every aspects of the story and is reflective in its conclusion. The story is very reflective of the female psyche, the self-doubt and desire to be independent and self-sufficient. This storyline exudes every reason why Carol Danvers as Captain Marvel has created a whole new fanbase where one has never existed before, or has been lacking in stories that speaks to new female readers. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Melissa Grey Jul 31, 2013

    But not even the inconsistent visuals could dampen DeConnick's narrative. The strength of the story lies in its mission statement, which is as consistent as it is brilliant. Sometimes, we're our own worst enemies, but even then, we can be our own heroes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Magen Cubed Aug 1, 2013

    Overall this issue provides a good ending to a fun and engaging superhero adventure, with equal measures of heart and heroics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Aug 1, 2013

    What comes next for DeConnick and crew on this title remains to be seen, but "Captain Marvel" #14 is a dynamic, satisfying but unsettling conclusion to a rewarding crossover between two titles worthy of more recognition. "Infinity" comes in between this adventure and the next chapter in the legacy of Captain Marvel, but so long as DeConnick is onboard, readers can be certain that "Captain Marvel" will continue to be a very readable and enjoyable comic book. DeConnick once joked about the expected lack of longevity for this title, but after reading "Captain Marvel" #14, I'm pretty sure this is simply the end of the first chapter in a very long run. Yes, that is fueled by hope, but as illustrated in the letters page of this issue, hope is a powerful thing and we all have the responsibility to inspire others to hope just a little bit more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Connor Relyea Aug 1, 2013

    The conclusion of this arc was definitely a surprise (or at least, I didn't see it coming). It will definitely be interesting to see where the book goes after the emotional ending. Hopefully the next few issues will be able to step it up on the art front. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Aug 1, 2013

    Captain Marvel #14 reads like a book scarified to the next big event. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Aug 2, 2013

    Captain Marvel continues to be plagued with inconsistent artwork, and this issue's division of labor between Scott Hepburn and Gerardo Sandoval, with color from Andy Troy, suffers from a distracting back-and-forth between the two; I'd also suggest that while I applaud the anti-cheesecake mandate that this series has, marking Carol's big hero moment by giving her a cartoony Gollum-like mad-face just feels weird. I don't want to dismiss this crossover out of hand"among other things, its breathless five-issue run didn't outstay its welcome"but it never quite hit the heights that DeConnick's two series have managed on their own. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Aug 6, 2013

    Its intentions are good, but ultimately, it falls flat from trying way too hard to transform its protagonist into something she simply isn't at the moment"a hero of iconic proportions. Having been less than enthused for a while now, I think it's time to Drop the series for better things. Read Full Review

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