Generations: Captain Marvel & Captain Mar-Vell #1

Writer: Margaret Stohl Artist: Brent Schoonover Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 13, 2017 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 15
6.7Critic Rating
3.6User Rating

Carol Danvers, THE MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL, finds herself face-to-face with someone she never thought she'd see again - Mar-Vell of the Kree, THE MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL! But before she can get to the bottom of this impossible reunion, she gets embroiled in combat with someone who wants the Kree destroyed - talk about terrible timing!
Rated T+

  • 9.4
    Comic Crusaders - Andy Hall Sep 15, 2017

    I really enjoyed this story and how it brought the Marvels together " without compromising the tragic death of Mar-Vell. (I re-read that story right after my first read of this issue). If there is anything that does bug me, it is that Stohl's dialogue for Mar-Vell is more stilted than under Roy Thomas or Starlin. But that is a small quibble. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    PopMatters - Jack Fisher Sep 14, 2017

    Whatever limitations there are on the premise of Generations: Captain Marvel and Captain Mar-Vell #1, Stohl and Schoonover get the most out of it for the characters involved. By getting back to basics for anyone bearing the title of Captain Marvel, it demonstrates that there's a legacy to that title and one that's worth upholding. Whether or not Carol uses that legacy to improve her standing within the Marvel pantheon remains to be seen, but between gaining a better perspective and taking her frustrations out on Annihilus, she's in a much better place now. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Sep 14, 2017

    This is a flawed comic, but its still a fun read for the most part. The pacing is wonky, and the art isnt great, but the two Captain Marvels are really enjoyable to read about. This one squeaks by a recommendation on its charisma and gumption. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Word Of The Nerd - Megan Rae Sep 14, 2017

    This issue was a lot of fun and is an enjoyable read. The dialogue is occasionally clunky, and the art feels rushed in some panels, but none of the minor issues take away from the heart of the story. While I would have loved to see more of the reunited Captains' relationship develop, hopefully, that comes back around in the future. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Blair Marnell Sep 14, 2017

    This was one of the Generations one-shots that I had been looking forward to the most, since I'm fans of both versions of Captain Marvel. But Margaret Stohl's story really only delivers one of the title characters. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 18, 2017

    Appearances by Mar-Vell are so rare, but this one was squandered. Too bad. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Comic Book Bin - Leroy Douresseaux Sep 15, 2017

    Writer Margaret Stohl offers a story that is little more than what one gets in throwaway comic book annuals. There is, however, a nice push-pull and ebb and flow because the Captain Mar-Vell here is such an early version that he predates the arrival of his apprentice, the former Ms. Marvel, Carol Danvers. The fact that he tries to act as a mentor who tempers Captain Marvel's hotter blood provides some nice humorous moments. Still, what is the point of Generations: Captain Marvel & Captain Mar-Vell #1? It seems like a mere element in a cynical ploy to re-launch Marvel Comics' latest... rebirth. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    RustonLF Sep 14, 2017

    Many people had commented on the fact that Laura seeing Logan again did not affect her much emotionally. That seems nothing in comparison to Carol meeting Mar-vell again. She seemed indifferent, not grateful to see him again. The banter between the two did not work naturally. It often felt forced or paced wrong. This is something that is a major flaw of the comic as a whole. The pacing of the story and action was like they were in a rush. Trying to get you through before you asked to many questions. There is also the problem that the story did not seem to get across a message like previous Generations. I believe that Carol was meant to learn that diplomacy is sometimes needed over aggression. Something that would be helpful to learn after h more

  • 3.0
    skellylaugh Sep 14, 2017

    While slightly better than Stohl's current writing of Captains Marvel, this issue is still horribly bad and only Mar-Vell manages to come out semi okay. Terrible dialogue, terrible art, and terrible story. Save your $.

  • 6.5
    freemanlouis7 Oct 8, 2017

    Corny but fun seeing Mar-vell again.

  • 4.0
    CrazyforRAMU Mar 30, 2018

    Carol and Mar-Vell team up to save some throwaway yellow pacifist aliens from Annihilus. While there are a few nuggets of gold lurking deep in the script, they're buried under a deluge of forced humor and ham-handed characterization. It feels like Margaret Stohl studied Mar-Vell by reading his 1968 series and she gave it up for a lost cause in the middle of Arnold Drake's writing tenure. While this rendition is slightly better than Drake's, it's still terribly dull and it lacks the cosmic nobility of Starlin's Captain Marvel - a giant missed opportunity. Brent Schoonover's art is earnest and ambitious, but also terribly stiff in a lot of places. While a touch of charity allows you to believe that both writer and artist are trying their best more

  • 3.0
    ModestMoonMan Sep 13, 2017

    While better than the unbelievably bad Generations Iron-Man issue, the Mar-vell/Captain Marvel issue stumbles through a pretty bland plot. Mar-vell comes across as a fairly uninteresting character, and seems to serve no purpose in the story, save for maybe the last few panels. I never got the sense that the author had any kind of grasp on his character or his history. The art was shockingly poor and felt rushed, as if it was turned in the day it was to be printed. If you've read any of my other Generations reviews, the same main complaint applies here; this is not worth the $5 asking price.

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  • 3.0
    Coro Sep 16, 2017

    I can't understand why Stohl is still writing Captain Marvel. She's doing really bad with her.

    Action in this issue is so basic and predictable or inadequate that it hurts me. Sometimes, narration and drawings are not meshing with each other, It's like something else supposed to be drawn to answer a reaction and vice versa.

    Everything else was said by users before me.

  • 1.0
    Billyndo Sep 21, 2017

    The. Worst. Marvel. Book. I. Have. Ever. Read.

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