Captain Marvel #5

Writer: Kelly Thompson Artist: Carmen Nunez Carnero Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 8, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 21
8.0Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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The battle with Nuclear Man comes to a head! Captain Marvel's rebellion forces have launched their final desperate assault for control of the island. But Nuclear Man has an ace in the hole - and stopping him will take everything Carol's got. The life of every man, woman and child on Roosevelt Island rests on Carol's shoulders. She's about to show Nuclear Man why they call her "Earth's Mightiest Hero"!
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  • 10 - Matthew Aguilar May 8, 2019

    Seriously, Captain Marvel has never been better, and we can't wait to see more. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn May 13, 2019

    Captain Marvel #5 is an explosive finale to an action-packed arc that showcases Carol's leadership and heroism. This one doesn't hold any punches back, especially against assholes like Nuclear Man! Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 8, 2019

    Carmen Carnero really delivers with the art in this issue. Every page is richly detailed and all of the action looks amazing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford May 8, 2019

    The book leaves off with portents of things to come and I look forward to their arrival. I'm happy that the issue did not fail to live up to all it promised both as an exciting super hero story, and as a superb and approachable look at the character of Captain Marvel. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Cat Wyatt May 9, 2019

    Captain Marvel #5 concludes the current plot arc, but thankfully not the series. It was everything I could have asked for out of a conclusion, as it covered everything from wrapping up all the points to laying the groundwork for the next plot. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Jim Werner May 8, 2019

    This was a really good ending to a story that got better and better as it progressed. Kelly Thompson brings her usually fun time to the book and her cast of characters is great. Add to all that some butt kicking art and this is a book I can easily recommend. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 13, 2019

    A resolution of one of Carol's oldest rivalries, some really nice character work for some under-served Marvel heroes plus She-Hulk in action. What's not to love? Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Black Nerd Problems - L.E.H. Light May 9, 2019

    Truly, Captain Marvel is a comic that knows what I want to see. A charismatic woman leader overcoming her own limitations and kicking ass. Now if I could get Monica Rambeau in the next arc, I'd be flying as high as Carol Danvers. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comicsverse - Maite Molina May 8, 2019

    CAPTAIN MARVEL #5 doesn't exactly tie up the Nuclear Man arc as nicely as one would hope, but its developments in regard to Carol and Rogue's relationship do shine through. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies May 21, 2019

    As a conclusion to the first arc, Captain Marvel #5 goes out on a high. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Tad Desai May 28, 2020

    Sweeney Boo's art is what drives home Captain Marvel's emotions of disbelief at her current situation, Van Dyne's constant positive outlook and other character's reactions. The issue is incredibly bright and colorful which is fitting when dealing with the shrunken world the Wasp is used to.  Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Kellie Keener May 8, 2019

    As the next arc begins, Carol's story will connect with the massive War of the Realms narrative, but hopefully, the story doesn't lose its own unique voice. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez May 13, 2019

    Captain Marvel #5 was a disappointing end to a lackluster beginning to what should be one of Marvel's top titles. The story around Nuclear Man completely fell apart from the beginning and it never was able to recover. The one bright spot is that Kelly Thompson showed she knows what Carol Danvers voice should be as Captain Marvel. Now that Thompson can start a new story arc she can hopefully developed a stronger plot to go along with how great of a character Captain Marvel is. Read Full Review

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