Captain Marvel #1

Writer: Alyssa Wong Artist: Jan Bazaldua Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 25, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 13
8.0Critic Rating
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The Captain gets a permanent glow-up designed by superstar artist Jen Bartel! And that's not all that's changed. Brand-new look - brand-new creative team - and a brand-new status quo. Carol Danvers is one of the powerhouses of the Marvel Universe, a woman capable of harnessing the energy of the sun. So if you're coming for Earth? She's the first one you take off the board. Someone's figured just how to do just that. Introducing a new supporting cast and villains both beloved and dangerously fresh, Alyssa Wong and Jan Bazaldua's exhilarating series kicks off here!
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  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 25, 2023

    Captain Marvel #1 is a great start, with a fast pace and good character work that's efficient. Your interest will pique thanks to new characters and a fun body-swapping plot that smartly connects to the upcoming The Marvels movie. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Oct 25, 2023

    Captain Marvel #1 brings old stories back for new characters. Evolving the concept for this particular Captain Marvel generates a fascinating twist to the tale, and the book itself is fresh. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - kcscribbles Oct 25, 2023

    Captain Marvel #1 is a great kick-off to the new series. It introduces a fantastic new nemesis for Carol in The Omen, hints at even more villains to come, gives us some exhilarating fight scenes and ends with a chilling cliffhanger. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Matthew Aguilar Oct 25, 2023

    A new era begins in Captain Marvel #1, a series from writer Alyssa Wong, artist Jan Bazaldua, colorist Bryan Valenza, and letterer Ariana Maher, and it's off to quite the stellar start. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Comic Watch - Tyler Davis Nov 2, 2023

    Captain Marvel#1 blips by at a rockets pace, kicking off Carol's new run with an exciting yet shallow story that excels in action, but leaves room to be desired when it comes to world and character building. However, there is a lot of headroom for those latter narrative weaknesses to become stronger as Wong and Bazaldua's run continues. Longtime fans of not just Carol, but Genis-Vell will get something extra out of this debut issue that shows how the team plans to play with the titles long history. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Major Spoilers - Jonathan Cadotte Oct 28, 2023

    It's always a risky proposition to take such a visible character and try and do something new with them. But if Captain Marvel #1 is any indication, it looks like the risk is going to pay off. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Oct 25, 2023

    I also quite like Jan Bazalduas art in this issue, which almost gives something of a manga-esque quality that lends itself really well to Captain Marvel, who is probably Marvels closest thing to Goku from that franchise. Theres also lots of dark-light contrast in the art that makes for a dynamic reading experience, aided by Bryan Valenzas colors. If youre a fan of the character and want to get excited for her next big MCU appearance, then Captain Marvel #1 is definitely worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 25, 2023

    Bazaldua delivers some great art in the issue. I love the visual style and how it crafts the characters. I love the new look for Carol as well. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Oct 25, 2023

    Captain Marvel #1 was a solid start to Alyssa Wong and Jan Bazaldua run as the new creative team. Both Carol Danvers and her new nemesis conflict was established well out of the gate. As long as this tone is continued Wong and Bazaldua's Captain Marvel can compete for Marvel's most fun series. Read Full Review

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