The Life Of Captain Marvel #4

Writer: Margaret Stohl Artist: Carlos Pacheco, Erica D, #39, Urso Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 17, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 29
8.1Critic Rating
5.3User Rating

It was an accident of fate. A mysterious bonding between a super hero, a human and an alien machine. Mar-Vell and the Psyche-Magnitron that gave her Kree powers have been part of Carol's story since the beginning - but that's just the story you know. The true tale of Carol Danvers and her journey to becoming Captain Marvel begins years ago, on a star-filled night in a sleepy town. A night that no one knew would change the world.
Rated T+

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Oct 18, 2018

    Suffice it to say that for once the hype about a story changing things forever is accurate and that the origins of Carol Danvers will never be the same. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Matthew Mueller Oct 17, 2018

    The Life of Captain Marvel is hitting on all cylinders, and we can't wait to see what's next. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Comicsverse - Maite Molina Oct 17, 2018

    THE LIFE OF CAPTAIN MARVEL #4 is absolutely mesmerizing as it continues to bring unapologetic authenticity to each and every page. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 17, 2018

    Margaret Stohl has taken everything you thought you knew about the origin of Carol Danvers and upended it. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 17, 2018

    I enjoyed this issue immensely, not only because it delivered solid action the series needed, but because Stohl approaches Carol's origin in a meaningful and mature way. After reading this issue it's safe to say this changes Captain Marvel forever. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 21, 2018

    The series was presented as a re-telling (or perhaps a tidying up) of Captain Marvel's origin - but instead it just makes it even more complicated. Not a good retcon, I'm afraid. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    On Comics Ground - Christina Williams Oct 22, 2018

    Carol Danvers' mysterious past has been revealed (again)! Marie tells all, and the artwork beautifully supports the story. I recommend giving this mini-series a shot if only for the sake that it is Carol Danvers. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Oct 17, 2018

    The Life of Captain Marvel #4 surrenders a lot of potential to tell a thoroughly familiar alien heritage story. That story, for all its simplicity, is told with satisfying skill. I contend that the previous issues set the stage for something greater, though. Much more could/should have been done to reconcile the nuanced family drama with the very basic space operatics introduced here. Read Full Review

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

    The Life of Captain Marvel #4 was an even bigger disappointed than the previous issue. Carol Danvers' family history completely lacked originality or even tries to create the illusion of it being unique. That failure made Margaret Stohl to give depth to the characters involve fall flat except for Captain Marvel, who does not improve or lower her status quo. The only real saving grace for The Life of Captain Marvel #4 was Carlos Pacheco and Erica D'Urso that does a lot of heavy lifting for the Stohl's story. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    Carolina Oct 17, 2018

    I am a woman and feminist but I am pissed right now. You cannot destroy the origin of a character in the way that Margaret did. I felt related to her because she was a 100% human. I love her because she as a human has problems, fight to solve them and at the end no matter what, she solved the problems even if they were painful. However, now the big idea was saying Carol's mom is a Kree. What!!!!! are you nuts? you cannot change the real origin of a character in that way to fit a movie. Margaret, you disappointed me, you let that others influenced your job and your story to fit a movie script. No way, I liked the human Carol, not a half Kree, there is no reason to support her anymore because she didn't get her powers in an accident she got h more

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  • 5.0
    Spacey Medicine Jun 2, 2019

    The Life of Captain Marvel: I don’t really know or care about these characters so I’m not offended like YourGreenMuse is, but I also don’t really care about alien stuff too much, sorry for being a space racist.

  • 3.5
    Titanium Oct 24, 2018

    You can't just change the origins of the character!

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  • 1.0
    skellylaugh Oct 17, 2018

    So instead of having her copy from a male character, Marvel decides to copy off a DC male character! Brilliant feminism there. She's a superman/aquaman rip-off! The rest of the story is bad as well and gets every thing about the Kree wrong. They don't have an emperess, they have the Supreme Intelligence.

  • 8.0
    SloboSOY Oct 19, 2018

    So for a story where I didn't like the first issue that make a good job keeping me on reading it.
    I like this issue more focused on Car-Ell (To a l it would be a Trial with the Concurrence ^^ )
    I find all about Carol mother interesting. I'm less interested in Carol story in the present, because I still don't like the vilain.

    Cover - At first three month ago I thought it was Singularity behind Carol. But no. Logic, in relation to what I read, and Nice even If I'm not love it 1.5/2
    Writing - Well done making Carol origin more easy to be close to the movie ^^ 2/3
    Arts - I like the art, even if Pacheco his not as his best self. 2.5/3
    Feeling - I will finish this story, now I'm there. Well done ! 2/2

  • 8.0
    daddyT Oct 23, 2018

    from a base of 6, this gets a rating of: 8.
    +2 because: this story is very well done so far.

  • 3.0
    Rom2814 Dec 9, 2018

    Mediocre fan fiction. Car-ell - seriously?

  • 1.5
    Psycamorean Oct 18, 2018

    Yeah, no, this is dumb. I don't even particularly care for Carol as a character with the way she's been ruined, especially during the Civil War 2 era, but this is just an attempt at making Carol a "strong, independent woman" like she wasn't already that. No, her powers CAN'T be from anything else except herself. Because that's really something that matters. This just makes the character even more unrelatable than she has been of late, and it sucks too because this should be the time when the character is most accessible. Hopefully, Kelly Thompson rights the ship in January. And I don't know if this is the movie's origin or not. A lot of people are claiming it is, but how would they know? Whatever the case, it does not fit the comic book Car more

  • 1.0
    BloodyNinja Oct 17, 2018

    This is basically one of the worst retcons I've ever read in any comic book. It's almost as bad as Sins Past. And the text is sooooo badly written.

    You don't take the random effect out of a character's origin and make it premeditated without severe consequences, and they tend to bad. But in Captain Marvel's case it's so awful, it's even hard to criticise this decision since it's so ill-conceived.

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