Captain Marvel #18

Event\Storyline: Empyre Writer: Kelly Thompson Artist: Cory Smith Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 29, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 28
8.0Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

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In the throes of war, Carol finds herself with a bold new role - and a brand-new weapon - the Universal Weapon, in fact. When a Kree soldier bombs a unified city of the Empire, Emperor Hulkling sends his new Accuser to bring down the swift and necessary hammer of justice. But what at first seems like a relatively simple directive will end up challenging Carol on a personal level she had never imagined.  
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  • 10 - Matthew Aguilar Jul 29, 2020

    Captain Marvel has become the Supreme Accuser, and Captain Marvel #18 is one hell of an introduction to the new status quo. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Word Of The Nerd - Cat Wyatt Jul 29, 2020

    Captain Marvel #18 somehow found a way to up the ante, all while dealing with a major event from the Marvel Universe. It's the start of something new for Carol, and fans can only begin to guess how it's all going to play out. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Kellie Keener Jul 29, 2020

    While there are a few details that aren't explained that would require reading the other comics (how did Hulkling become Emperor and why are the Fantastic Four briefly shown?), but ultimately Captain Marvel #18 is enjoyable and stands on its own. And this should come as a relief to readers that aren't interested in/don't have the time for another major comics event.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Jul 29, 2020

    Captain Marvel #18 delivers what could potentially be a huge moment in Carols life. Where exactly the story will go from here remains to be seen, but Im definitely along for the ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Aaron Anderson Jul 29, 2020

    I liked this issue for the most part. The Art is visually interesting to look at the whole way through and beautifully drawn. The story flows nicely and doesn't get to bogged down in this Empyre B.S. It defiantly doesn't feel like a dramatic change from what we were getting before so that is awesome. This is the first issue that had an Empyre tag on it that I liked and it had a very interesting cliffhanger that I need to see play out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Jul 29, 2020

    Captain Marvel #18 pivots nicely to show the protagonist from a perspective that melds new and old character traits. It doesn't skimp on the action, fully living up to the "cosmic war" scope of the Empyre event. It looks great and it reads smooth, painting a clear portrait of Carol before slamming a fresh challenge down on her. This will be a blast for regular readers -- and I don't think a curious newcomer drawn in by Empyre will be disappointed, either. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    On Comics Ground - Joanna Robinson Jul 31, 2020

    Captain Marvel has been given the new Title of "Supreme Accoser" in order to help the Kree/Skrull Empires fight a new deadly foe threatening peace through the Galaxy. But a new title, new toy hammer and new powers always comes with new responsibilities, can she handle all of them? Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Aug 4, 2020

    Though it ultimately feels like an obligatory tie-in to Marvel's latest event, Captain Marvel #18 does have some good things going for it to keep you interested. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Sam Rutzick Jul 28, 2020

    'Captain Marvel' #18 is a good combination of classic superhero space opera, and deeper musings about what Carol's role ought to be. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jul 29, 2020

    That's not to say that Captain Marvel #18 is a bad book by any stretch of the imagination " on the contrary, it fares decently well compared to plenty of other tie-in books that would be instantly forgotten. While I don't think this new arc necessarily kicks off with a bang, Thompson has seeded in enough threads of conflict that this storyline has plenty of potential, if she and Smith can come up with interesting enough moments to polish it up. The jury's still out on Carol Danvers' status quo, but Captain Marvel #18 is good enough to merit a second helping. Read Full Review

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