Captain Marvel #12

Writer: Kelly Thompson Artist: Lee Garbett Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 20, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 28
8.4Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

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Captain Marvel has fought off alien hordes. Rescued X-Men. Punched Thanos in the face. Literally saved the world. She now faces her greatest challenge: kill the Avengers. Has one of the world's most powerful heroes gone dark? But why? And what does this mean for Carol...for the world? Life on earth will never be the same. Kelly Thompson teams up with Eisner-nominated artist Lee Garbett for a brand-new arc - and a bold new direction!
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  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Nov 20, 2019

    Given that Carol runs the risk of being seen as over powered, those involved have kind of tried to ground her with a family of friends, in much the same way that Superman is grounded by Lois, Jimmy and the rest of the Daily Planet. With Carol, apart from Jessica Drew, the lines of friendship seem less distinct. This issue then, sees a total 180 degree turnabout; instead of hiding her power for the sake of friendship, Carol is at her powerful best. Granted, this turn of events may be short lived in the grand scheme of things, but that doesn't that this isn't going to be a helluva ride! Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Nov 24, 2019

    There is really only one takeaway from a book like Captain Marvel #12 and that is to be patient and enjoy the ride. It's a dark and twisted new vision of Carol that you just have to see for yourself to believe. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Kellie Keener Nov 20, 2019

    Captain Marvel's going to become the Last Avenger, as the title says, but it might cost her everything. Between the stunning art and the astonishing story, this issue demands to be picked up. You don't want to miss out on a story that's sure to shake the Marvel Universe to its core.  Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 21, 2019

    Lee Garbett delivered some beautiful art in this issue. With the story focused on these two characters, the art makes both characters look amazing. The action is brilliantly rendered and every panel is filled with beautiful details. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Cat Wyatt Nov 20, 2019

    Captain Marvel #12 was a heavy-hitting issue, one that wasn't afraid to pull punches. Literally. There's a whole lot more going on behind the scenes in this plot, as it's already begun to hint at. And I for one, cannot wait to see what lies ahead. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Dec 31, 1969

    Captain Marvel #12 serves as a great starting point for this new story. With secrets clearly being kept out of sight I am completely sold on finding out what hidden force is driving Carol's new agenda. With more pitched battles promised this story looks to be a big change of pace from the more down to earth focused stories of the first eleven issues. But with the trusted writing of Thompson, and promising debut of Garbett propelling the story forward I look forward to seeing everything that is too come. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Samuel Pratt Nov 20, 2019

    Captain Marvel #12 is a crazy introduction to Kelly Thompson's newest arc, it's bursting with action, a sick evil Carol Danvers design, and after reading it I'm trying very hard not to lose my head over it. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    On Comics Ground - Joanna Robinson Nov 23, 2019

    New look, new attidute but all Carol. What has gotten into Captain Marvel and why is she attacking the Avengers?! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Nov 25, 2019

    Kelly Thompson and Lee Garbett delivered a hot start to "The Last Avenger" with Captain Marvel #12. The extended battle between Captain Marvel and Thor put over how powerful both characters are. The way the entire battle escalated made how it was one moment where Thor dropped his guard be the vital point in the conclusion to the fight even better. Everything is now set for "The Last Avenger" to be the most exciting story arc the Captain Marvel series has had thus far. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Matthew Aguilar Nov 20, 2019

    Coupled with that hook of an ending, it appears "The Last Avenger" is off to a thrilling start, and we can't wait to see how this thrill ride ends. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia Nov 22, 2019

    Captain Marvel #12 is a successful first installment to this exciting arc, as it jumps right into the action all while building a fascinating mystery surrounding Carol Danver's new dark path. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Nov 20, 2019

    While Captain Marvel #12 moves along briskly, it's pretty emblematic of decompressed monthly comics at their worst, comprised mostly of pages that look nice and are fun to read but ultimately don't move the story much. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Nov 20, 2019

    Captain Marvel #12 introduces Carol's non-stop bus-ride to evil-town by throwing Thor beneath the wheels. It's a mighty fight, portrayed with laudable storytelling skills. This first issue only offers the barest hints as to why Carol is breaking bad -- but the gameboard is already being set up to cushion the blows she's inflicting. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 20, 2019

    I'm intrigued by this new story arc, but as a first issue, there isn't enough here to warrant the price. There is just enough here to make you ponder what is going on, but not enough to satiate your Captain Marvel needs.  Read Full Review

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