Captain Marvel #8

Event\Storyline: Civil War II Writer: Ruth Gage, Christos Gage Artist: Kris Anka Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 24, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 10
7.5Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

•  No time for second-guessing, Captain Marvel is determined to change the future to protect the present.
•  With wins on her side, Carol knows her mission is the right thing to do, but does everyone else?
•  Sensational writing team Ruth and Chris Gage (Marvel's Daredevil on Netflix) bring you a Civil War II story that will change everything for Captain Marvel.
Rated T+

  • 8.5
    Heroes Direct - Adam Fitch Aug 25, 2016

    Captain Marvel #8 does an amazing job in representing the struggles and challenges of Carol's belief. It shows how resilient she is to stay in the position she's in without budging. More Captain Marvel please! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Aug 25, 2016

    Lonely at The Top really begins to live up to the name when we are genuinely starting to understand the pressure Carol has been placed under in Captain Marvel #8. She didn't ask for those who cause her actions to be questioned, she didn't ask for the questions that challenge her decisions in general. It's just what happens when you are at the top and your every move is under a microscope. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jeff Lake Aug 25, 2016

    As perhaps the single most important character in Civil War II, the spotlight on Carol Danvers has never been brighter. At this point the character's pro-Ulysses beliefs are nothing new, but Ruth Fletcher Gage and Christos Gage really do an excellent job here of highlighting the tenuous position Carol's challenging stance presents. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The GCRN - Daniel Clark Aug 28, 2016

    Action is light in this issue and that is okay. As someone who enjoys the political angle of this story this gave me a ton to chew out. Outside of the emotional interaction with Hawkeye there was a great back and forth with Blank Panther. It was like Marvel West Wing seeing very smart and intelligent people debate vitally important issues. Nearly all the Civil War tie ins have been varying levels of pointless. Captain Marvel #8 not only has a point it also makes Civil War II a much more compelling story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kabooooom - Sarah Moran Aug 25, 2016

    This Civil War II tie-in arc of Captain Marvel isn't righting all of the event's wrongs. Carol is still being positioned as the one going too far, the one who will regret having pushed so forcefully for the predictive justice movement. That's a bummer, no other way around it, and it isn't helped by how obvious it is she'll be the villain in the end (much as Iron Man was in the first Civil War). Still, at least her solo title is adding some much needed depth to her decisions, hinting that Carol may realize the folly in predictive justice before it's too late. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jay Mattson Aug 27, 2016

    More than nearly any other moment in Civil War II, Carol feels like a real persona again in Captain Marvel #8 instead of just the figurehead for the "Ulysses Initiative". She has real fears and real insecurities about what she's doing, and there's no one with whom she can vent without causing emotional distraction. That said, does Carol's slip of faith in her own actions make her stance weaker? Tony is absolutely sure of where he stands, so what does an indecisive Captain Marvel mean for the end of Civil War II? For better or worse, we'll find out soon. Read Full Review

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