The Life Of Captain Marvel #3

Writer: Margaret Stohl Artist: Marguerite Sauvage Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 19, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 20
7.4Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

THE DEFINITIVE ORIGIN OF CAPTAIN MARVEL!
Chaos descends on Captain Marvel's small coastal hometown! A deadly Kree warrior has finally tracked Carol home. But just what - or who - is the invader after? The moment you've been waiting for is here: Margaret Stohl and Carlos Pacheco bring you a reveal that will change Captain Marvel's destiny.
Rated T+

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Sep 21, 2018

    Ignoring the implications of what this might mean to Carol and her history in the comics, this book is a great character study with fantastic artwork and well worth reading on its own terms. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Mueller Sep 19, 2018

    Life of Captain Marvel promised big things, and issue #3 turns out to be the issue that delivers on that promise. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Heather Joy Sep 19, 2018

    With the trailer for the Captain Marvel movie having dropped this week, Carol's popularity will no doubt skyrocket even higher. If you're new to her story, now is a great time to get started with her in comic book form with this title especially. If you like action, suspense, character development, witty banter and gorgeous artwork then you have come to the right place. With a major plot twist like the one we get in this issue, we'll be pressing our faces to the glass at our local comic book shops for the rest of the foreseeable future. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Comicsverse - Maite Molina Sep 19, 2018

    THE LIFE OF CAPTAIN MARVEL #3 excels once again as it deconstructs its titular hero in a raw, intimate way none of us have witnessed before. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 19, 2018

    There are so many new dimensions opening up in this series and Stohl does an amazing job of keeping the story interesting and engaging. I look forward to every issue because the story is personal, but also finds a way to evolve Carol as a character through her journey. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Sep 19, 2018

    A few transient storytelling flaws aren't enough to bring down this excellent turning point in the Life of Captain Marvel. Events come to a head in both keenly-anticipated and wholly-surprising ways. If your interest in the Danvers family saga was starting to flag, this issue is a perfect prescription for changing the game and recapturing your interest. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Sep 19, 2018

    A good issue thanks to continued solid character writing and a last page that'll surprise everyone. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Sep 21, 2018

    So, what is this book? At its best its a re-engagement piece, trying to tie-in to the past to maybe drive Carol forward in some way. At its worst, this book is nothing but an indication that, if there is a similar beat or feel to the movie, that movie fans get more respect and recognition than the comic fans that have followed Carol Danvers through a number of ongoing series'. Guess time will tell; that or you can wait for next reboot. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Sep 23, 2018

    The Life of Captain Marvel #3 is a strong example of how an hook ending can derail an entire story that was starting to get stronger. The big revelation of the issue completely falls flat as Margaret Stohl goes with the all to obvious comic book twist character backstory. It's a major disappointment since there was a lot of interest being built around the developments with the Danvers family before what was revealed at the end of The Life of Captain Marvel #3. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    Bounding Into Comics - Dan Traeger Oct 18, 2018

    The Life of Captain Marvel #3 is flat-out horrible I don't recommend it unless you have a bird cage that needs some expensive papering. I probably wouldn't feed it to a small animal or put the bird in a situation where he can actually chew it because they still use formaldehyde in the printing process and that's just not good for anyone. If you have a puppy and you're out of piddle pads this comic would be a good candidate. Other than that, save your money. Judging by the pile of unsold copies of The Life of Captain Marvel rotting on the shelves of my LCS, I'm not telling you all anything new. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DS4252 Sep 20, 2018

    I have been absolutely loving this book which is odd because I hated the previous series (Mighty Captain Marvel) by the same writer. Stohl does a great job of humanizing Carol and making me identify with her more as a person (especially because I'm a New Englander myself), the New England accent is dead on which is a plus for me and I love the supporting characters. The art by Carlos Pacheco (the here and now) and Marguerite Savage (flashbacks) is fantastic along with the colors from Marcio Menyz, and what great Marvel book would be complete without letters from the great Clayton Cowles. This book does a great job of redeeming Carol after the events of Civil War II and I would like to see this creative team continue on after this mini is fi more

  • 8.0
    SloboSOY Sep 20, 2018

    Marvel can Thanks Quesada (Or quesada can thanks himself ^^)
    After issue 2 I was done with this story. I was so sure the quesada Variant would be too expensive. But no. So I take it even if so far I didn't like this story. And to be fair, all this issue confirm that. I even turn the page without reading at one point. And then bam ... Crazy Cliffhanger ! I was like "Whaaaat" ... So I go back & read. So yeah in one way I'm "No way they can't do this that will destroy the only humain becoming a hero after been captured by a nemesis of the original captain marvel". And in another I'm "Why not ! What will they do with this ?".

    Cover - Quesada rule ! 2/2 even if not in link to what I read inside.
    Writing - Still not great but more

  • 8.0
    daddyT Sep 24, 2018

    from a base of 6, this gets a rating of: 8.
    +2 because: making me not hate Carol Danvers. wow.


  • 7.5
    mrDovydas Oct 19, 2018

    Quite slow, but the cliffhanger on the last page made it worth it.

  • 7.0
    CrazyforRAMU Apr 6, 2019

    Super-conflict comes to Podunk, Maine as Carol and the Kree Glamazon square off. The final page drops a mother of a curveball into the Danvers family story. Visual and narrative storytelling fell a bit short of "good" for me this month. WHY would Carol babble a bunch of inner monologue lines out loud during the romantic scene? WHY was it so gat-danged difficult for the present-day artist to stage a "Cap'n Marvel vs. softball-sized space-drones" fight clearly?

    But the biggest question of all (I hope I'm not spoiling future issues raising it here) is: How stupid/crazy were both Carol and her mother to let this secret legacy lie buried for so long?

    Perhaps Margaret Stohl's YA novelist experience is at fault, because thi more

  • 4.5
    Br'er Lapin Sep 27, 2018

    This story isn't very interesting or well put together, but at least she isn't the same bitch she has been since Civil War II.

  • 9.5
    Marveltruth101 Sep 21, 2018

  • 9.0
    sebastianorellana95 Sep 19, 2018

  • 9.0
    Payne Sep 30, 2018

  • 8.5
    Grifter Sep 19, 2018

  • 8.5
    Jorge Mendes Sep 20, 2018

  • 8.5
    Southtown Sep 21, 2018

  • 8.0
    EdNothIng Mar 3, 2019

  • 7.5
    Titanium Sep 25, 2018

  • 7.0
    Herushalaim Sep 21, 2018

  • 7.0
    egon244 Nov 13, 2018

  • 5.0
    skellylaugh Sep 19, 2018

  • 4.5
    SurvivedCloneSaga Oct 18, 2018

  • 4.0
    Rom2814 Dec 9, 2018

  • 3.5
    fandelabd Sep 20, 2018

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