Captain Marvel #2

Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick Artist: Ed McGuinness Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 15, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 7
7.9Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Captain Marvel cant walk away from a challenge from her past!! Whos the better pilot? Introducing the THE BANSHEE SQUADRON! Avenger Time Travel Protocols: Engage!

  • 9.0
    Galactica - Girish Kumar Aug 17, 2012

    Dexter Soy has made this story so much better and enjoyable. Marvel should take such risks again and bring us some awesome material like this. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Aug 15, 2012

    If Captain Marvel continues on this path, DeConnick and Soy will have created one awesome new title for Marvel. It's engaging, fun, beautiful and different. This is not your typical superhero book, and that's exactly what makes it so great. It's nice to see a different kind of monthly title from Marvel. I have never been a Carol Danvers fan, but as long as Kelly Sue DeConnick and Dexter Soy are handling her adventures, I'll be picking up every issue. Marvel needs to take more chances like this, because -- in the case of Captain Marvel, at least -- it has totally paid off. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Modern Age Comics - Alexander Moser Sep 20, 2012

    Give this book a chance, and youll see why this is one of the most talked about books by comic fans and creators alike. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Aug 15, 2012

    After the first issue, I've found that I'm much more used to Dexter Soy's art as well. Is it different? Sure, but aren't these two issues different in terms of how Danvers has been used? Most definitely. It's a style that may still take some by surprise, but there are really great shots too. Soy has some really great action pages that are simply beautiful. It really is a perfect combination of a different type of superheroine plot and different type of art melding together for a particularly unique book. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Marvel Disassembled - Kyle Mc Aug 17, 2012

    It is easy to see what MARVEL see in DeConnick's writing that she is going to be penning Avengers Assemble from #9. She has already made me fall in love with supporting character Tracy Burke and somehow made me love Carol even more than I already did. Hopefully people can and will see the potential that this book has for the future because aside from it having some diversity, a complaint that a lot of people have not just with MARVEL but also DC the success of good books like this can help to make them more willing to take gambles in the future. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Aug 17, 2012

    In addition, as she says in this issue, “Time travel is not a Carol Danvers problem.” By throwing a character who isn't exactly well suited for time travel 70 years into the past, there is far more drama and intrigue than if it was the story of someone who feels comfortable being careful not to “step on any butterflies.” One of the charming aspects of the Avengers has always been the wide scope of membership, and so while there may be time travel protocols on the books, most Avengers would never need to know them, something Carol learns the hard way here. Without a way back to the modern era, this book appears to be set in the past for the time being which, again, continues to distinguish itself from most of the other books on the shelves. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Aug 20, 2012

    Soy's artwork may prove to be a handicap for many readers, which is a shame, because DeConnick has some here with Captain Marvel. It's a testament to how well this character works that she could be thrown into a truly goofy situation, and we still take her seriously enough to want to see how she sees things through. If there was a different artist on board, there's no telling the kinds of heights Captain Marvel could attain. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Aug 15, 2012

    One thing that DeConnick is doing right is getting you to really root for the character in this series. While I'm not crazy about the way her series has launched, I am hoping it begins to pick up. I am finding that I am interested in Carol's character. She's a little bit masculine and has a hard edge about her that makes her stand out from a lot of other female characters, and I like that. I am hoping that things pick up, however. I also really enjoyed the art in this issue a lot. I think it matches the pacing of the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Aug 16, 2012

    "Captain Marvel" #2 is a hell of a superhero ride. Carol Danvers gets to both play a nuanced and interesting character as well as a superhero. This is not always the norm and so to see it here is exceptionally pleasing. For time travel and WWII fun mixed in with even more surprises, this comic brings everything it sets out to. DeConnick and Soy might just be bringing us the greatest turn this character has seen in decades. If you missed #1, you can and should definitely buy in on this issue. A really fun superhero tale awaits. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Aug 16, 2012

    It's fun. It's cool. Soy's art, again, is very hit or miss - sometimes cool, sometimes excessively murky - but it's a good time to be had here with Captain Marvel. I'm stickin' with it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Aug 21, 2012

    Overall, it's awesome to see Marvel Comics finally and seriously try to produce an ongoing comic book about a female Marvel U superhero that doesn't rely on selling her appeal through a barely there outfit or a focus on her breast size. While Azzarello's Wonder Woman is currently reigning as the best developed, written, and drawn mainstream female superhero book (and character) right now, Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers, and DeConnick definitely have the potential to rise to those heights eventually. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Aug 17, 2012

    The biggest complaint about this issue that's NOT related to the choice of cover artists is the sudden way that the timeskip is sprung on the reader. We're watching Carol crash her plane, in a life or death struggle with gravity, when suddenly, BANG! It's 1943, and nothing we know is right. Did she crash? Is she hallucinating? Has there been an external force in play? We don't know, and while the rest of the issue is interesting, but the questions of what in the blue hell is going on never really leaves my mind. Still, Captain Marvel #2 looks great and makes the character appealing and approachable even in a strange land, earning 3.5 out of 5 stars overall. I'm happy to see Captain Marvel getting a good start, even as I'm leery of the cover-versus-interiors problem... Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Crux - Nick Verissimo Aug 15, 2012

    While I cant say that this is a series that will ever wow people, it definitely does have something interesting going on with the art.  Ive heard some people say that it wasnt something that appealed to them, but if you in anyway think its cool then its worth picking up the book for the fights alone. I cant say for sure that Ill be returning for issue three, but overall, waiting for the trade might not be a bad idea (if youre into that sort of thing).  Read Full Review

  • 5.0 - Jason Bowles Aug 17, 2012

    It's well-written, but a bit slowly paced and heavy on talk and a bit light on action. I want very much to like this series, but I'm still waiting to be wowed. Read Full Review

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