Marvels Snapshot: Captain Marvel #1

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Colleen Doran Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 24, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 8
7.2Critic Rating
6.6User Rating

A team of heroes fights a stirring battle for the safety of the planet. A young woman struggles with desperation and despair, trying to cope in the modern world. But that's only the beginning. Superstar creators MARK WAID (Kingdom Come, FANTASTIC FOUR) and COLLEEN DORAN (SPIDER-MAN, A Distant Soil) tell a tale of inspiration within inspiration, as we see how the world's marvels have inspired others - and how they've been inspired themselves. Featuring Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel and a few surprises.

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  • 9.0
    AIPT - Colin Moon Feb 22, 2021

    A single issue of pure inspiration, Marvels Snapshots: Captain Marvel is the perfect one-shot. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Watch - B. Radtz Feb 24, 2021

    A comic full of emotional punches more than fisticuffs, it gives the reader a chance to peer into the lives of the superheroes through the eyes of a bystander that idolizes them. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Feb 24, 2021

    When all is said and done, Marvel Snapshots: Captain Marvel #1delivers a beautiful narrative about the importance of becoming the person one wishes to be. Jennis lessons in this book can easily be applied to many of us. And just like Jenni, hopefully, all who read will be inspired to go higher, further, faster than ever before. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Feb 24, 2021

    The Captain Marvel issue of Snapshots is a solid standalone story about Carol Danvers and Kamala Khan inspiring a teen girl. Kamala steals the spotlight, though. This comic has strong art and sound characterization, but it doesn't inspire readers to seek out more Captain Marvel stories. It DOES promote further exploration of Ms. Marvel -- and if it gets people to dive into her 2014 series, it will have done some good beyond simply entertaining on its own. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Feb 24, 2021

    Claire Roes art at least lends a playfulness that does benefit the material. Alex Rosss art on the original Marvels series was very much a grandiose, ultra-realistic aesthetic that highlighted the lofty status of superheroes compared to the street-level characters it followed, but Im glad to see that these one-shots have had room to do their own thing and not stay beholden to the original vision. Her style lends itself to character work over superhero action (which she can also do), so when Jennis discovery of the Avengers unfolds into a double-page splash layout, it does give off the sense of landing right in the middle of a superhero battle. Read Full Review

  • 5.0 - Matthew Aguilar Feb 24, 2021

    Sometimes the message is still worthwhile despite somewhat clumsy execution, and that happens to the case for Captain Marvel: Marvels Snapshots. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Spacey Medicine Jun 8, 2021

    I liked this one. It had good vibes.

  • 7.5
    Psycamorean Feb 27, 2021

    While some of the dialogue from Jenni is a bit "old man trying to write a teen," the intent here is pretty good. I liked it well enough.

  • 6.5
    DDJamesB Feb 28, 2021

    It was an ok story that had some heart.

  • 6.5
    CrazyforRAMU Jun 11, 2021

    A frustrated teen activist gets to watch an A-list superhero fight and then get one-on-one inspiration from Ms. and Captain Marvel. The creators deliver a successful "have the courage to be yourself" message, but that's a super-low bar to clear. I'm consciously setting aside some "missed opportunity" frustration. Carol + Kamala stories are surprisingly rare, and this is a thoroughly "meh" entry on that list. I treasure the little detail about Carol's idol-crush from her piloting days, though.

    If you read this and find (correctly) that Kamala's origin flashback is the high point, make sure you read Ms. Marvel (2014). The flashback is a condensed version of that series's #1, and it gets even better from there.

  • 1.5
    Merlyn Feb 24, 2021

    This is why I'm glad Waid's not getting much work these days, he's gone full lunatic.

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