Genis-Vell: Captain Marvel #1

Writer: Peter David Artist: Juanan Ramirez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 27, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 11
8.1Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

PETER DAVID RETURNS TO GENIS-VELL, SON OF THE ORIGINAL CAPTAIN MARVEL!
Both now back in the land of the living, Genis-Vell and Rick Jones are about to come crashing back into each other! Witness Genis-Vell, Captain Marvel return to the pages of his very own series written by legendary scribe Peter David, drawn by artist Juanan Ram rez!
Can Rick Jones save Genis - and himself - before they both fade out of existence? Is Rick's ex-wife, Marlo, the key? Find out when Peter David returns to take Genis-Vell to all-new heights!
RATED T+

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Evan Valentine Jul 27, 2022

    Even if you never got into the original series and have never read about Genis-Vell before, there's plenty here to love. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Jul 27, 2022

    Genis-Vell: Captain Marvel #1 is a brilliant reunion with some old friends. We relive these old characters and follow their new adventures at the same time. And this is being created by David, a man who knows these figures like the back of their hand. This blend of classic and modern is fused wonderfully as so much of this area of the Marvel Universe felt lost and forgotten. The issue isnt obsessed with history nor does it ignore it. Instead, it uses it to enrich the present. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Watch - B. Radtz Jul 27, 2022

    PAD and Ramirez are diving in head first in Genis big welcome back Cotter story, and its high on continuity and his patented humor. Lots of exposition to bring us up to speed, but the heavy reliance of his past continuity is only a bane for new readers. Still a lot of fun though. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Jul 28, 2022

    Genis-Vell: Captain Marvel #1 drops you right into a story about a resurrected Gennis-Vell struggling to get his memories and his life back. Visiting the past can be fun, and it is in spots, but the constant swapping back and forth between Earth, an alien world, the past, and the present quickly turns the issue into a frustrating knot. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    The Comicbook Dispatch - kcscribbles Jul 28, 2022

    The only problem I had with him was his panel placements, which made the shifts in the story more confusing than they should have been.  In some cases, it almost seems like panels are overlapping when the story transitions to a new location/time. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Sollywoods Jul 27, 2022

    I loved this issue! I was happy to see Genis back, and written by Peter David, even with a hidden Easter egg to former artist Chriscross.

    I haven't kept up at all with Rick Jones, last I was aware was when he did in secret empire. Wikipedia should should help that though. I assume he came back in a hulk comic...

    Anyway, I liked that there was a quick memory... restoration...? To the Genis clone, it's sort of a way of keeping him the same character. The original was created in a tube and artificially aged to begin with, cause comics, so I'm okay with this. I do hope that the pieces of the original that were scattered across time come into play at some point but that's probably asking too much.

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  • 8.0
    Kalaoui Feb 12, 2024

    I enjoyed this and while I'm more aware of Rick Jones's Marvel story and less so with Genis-Vell, Peter David delivered enough to get me up to date. I like the fun of it and old school feel and zaniness. The art from Juanan Ramirez is fantastic.

  • 8.0
    DVE Jul 30, 2022

    You could tell writing these characters again was like sliding on a pair of comfy shoes for David. This was a fun read.

  • 7.5
    CrazyforRAMU Jan 12, 2023

    This gets off to a very nice start, drawing me in with a complex structure, intriguing plot developments, some good jokes, and the beginning of a delightfully complicated five-way romantic tangle (love pentagon?).

    Line to line, the dialogue is sometimes a little rough. The strategic plotting looks rock-solid, though.

    I know Juanan Ramírez from Darkhawk (2021). Thankfully, he's upgraded his shading so it's a lot less distracting (maybe working with a different colorist helps). His human characters are still a little weak, but this issue reveals he was *born* to draw crazy space settings and aliens. I love those.

    Lemme take up the slack on editor's notes for all these resurrections:

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  • 6.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Oct 4, 2022

    Incredibly wrapped up in Rick Jones/Captain Marvel continuity, which is some of the most boring Marvel canon I can think of. So shockingly, this comic isn't great.

  • 9.5
    Lock Oct 4, 2022

  • 9.0
    Hailey Jul 27, 2022

  • 7.0
    gabh4 Feb 29, 2024

  • 7.0
    Bruno Mael Jul 27, 2022

  • 6.0
    Klaushenna Jul 30, 2022

  • 1.0
    TheBest Jul 29, 2022

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