Captain Marvel #2

Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick Artist: David Lopez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 9, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 10
8.4Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

• Higher, faster, further.... WAR?!
•  Captain Marvel forges towards the final frontier-and is thrown into the frontlines of battle.
•  Can this half-alien survive in an all alien-world?
•  The breakout hit of 2012 makes a glorious return!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Apr 9, 2014

    This is a pure fun book through-and-through, and after what the Guardians just went through, they can use one of those. Lets not forget that, for all the high, sci-fi drama, this is the team that involves an extradimensional angel, a space-ent and a sentient, genetically engineered raccoon. Theres a fundamental absurdity to a lot of these characters that this book isnt afraid to lean into and the results are some absolutely incredible comedy. But even amidst all that, theres enough drama to keep the pages turning and the plot moving. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Ben Silverio Apr 13, 2014

    Every time I review one of Kelly Sue DeConnick's books, I find myself saying the same things over and over again. Her characters are sassy and fun. Her stories are compelling and interesting to follow. And I usually can't wait to see what happens next. But that's a good thing, right? She is consistently delivering some of my favorite issues in my weekly pull and 'Captain Marvel' #2 is no different. Basically, if you're not at least giving this title a chance, you're doing it wrong. This book is too awesome not to at least give it a chance. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Apr 11, 2014

    Overall, this was a fairly good issue, but could have sure used some more work. But in the meantime, I'm loving the jukebox tracks. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Alison Berry Apr 14, 2014

    Ive been excited by the prospect of a Captain Marvel/Guardians of the Galaxy crossover since I first heard it mentioned, mostly because Carol is so well suited to this kind of adventure. On Earth, shes an Avenger, established paragons of Earth-defending. The Guardians are heroes too, but unlike the Avengers, theyre a bunch of misfits. There are no gods, no insanely rich geniuses with conveniently available resources, and no infinite roster of teammates. I look forward to seeing what Carol learns about herself in a setting where people dont know her and she doesnt have her established support network to help her. Carol will have to grow and evolve to operate under such conditions; certainly DeConnick has some thrills and twists up her sleeves for She of the Sparklefists. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Daily Crate - Jennifer Bosier Apr 15, 2014

    I was thrilled to hear Kelly Sue DeConnick's Captain Marvel was returning and so far it does not disappoint. Everything about her is just fun, and teaming up with the Guardians of the Galaxy has strong potential for high-energy hijinks. So long as Rocket and Chewie make peace, that is. But fat chance of that. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Nerds Unchained - Magen Cubed Apr 9, 2014

    Lopez brings new energy to this series with his incredible line work and attention to detail, especially in regard to his designs for Groot and the hostile Kyrsins that Carol encounters. His panels offer a great sense of the scope of Carols powers, giving her and the rest of the cast an impressive on the page while still maintaining a sense of humor and exuberance. Loughridges color palettes are lovely through and through, and serve as a wonderful complement to Lopezs lively and expressive pencils. The cover is a little off-putting, Im sad to say, with the awkward angle and expression, but the interiors more than make up for that. Another great issue from this creative team. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Danny Wall Apr 14, 2014

    Bottom Line: Captain Marvel continues to prove herself a confident player in whatever environment she's in, helped by some snappy dialogue and expressive art. While the character itself is strong, the plot isn't, and the apparent non-linearness of it and reliance on exposition leaves more questions than answers. Also? That cover is expressive, but also kind of creepy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Apr 14, 2014

    I thoroughly enjoyed DeConnick's first run at "Captain Marvel" despite some problems with the book, but this new series has thrown out everything that didn't work, kept everything that did, and engaged a perfect creative team to bring readers a truly exciting second run at a book that works. Too often in comics, the baby is thrown out with the bathwater for a relaunch, and I'm very glad the creative team managed to hang onto the baby in this case. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jacob Bryant Apr 9, 2014

    If you love yourself, if you love fun, do yourself a favor and read Captain Marvel. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 12, 2014

    Rocket makes the jokes that we're supposed to expect Rocket to make. Star-Lord casually name drops his father and his Spartax heritage, as if those things mattered at all to anyone prior to Star-Lord becoming a movie star. It's the same reason I dropped the new Guardians of the Galaxy series. These characters are just blatant, uncreative attempts to build up as much fake popularity as they can before their movie comes out. They're corporate shills. It won't even matter if the movie is a success. These characters are just flat and boring in the comics because they have become so homogenized. It's...unsettling. And they bring down an otherwise excellent issue of Captain Marvel. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Apr 11, 2014

    For fans of the group, this issue will be an opportunity to see how these characters " especially Star Lord and Rocket Raccoon " interact with Carol. Unfortunately, this also means readers, like me, who have little if any familiarity with these characters, may not connect with the humor or some of the intergalactic references made given their prominence in this issue. Read Full Review

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