The Mighty Captain Marvel #1

Writer: Margaret Stohl Artist: Ramon Rosanas Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 18, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 18
6.8Critic Rating
6.4User Rating

The Greatest. That's what they call her. Carol Danvers has been to the depths of outer space and back, but that still hasn't prepared her for her newfound status of biggest super hero ever.
Yaas, Queen! Danvers may not like the crown she's wearing, but boy does it look good on her. Just watch out for the thorns it comes with-forces trying to take down everything Carol has built.
Carol Danvers makes her triumphant return as the Mighty Captain Marvel! Written by celebrity writer Margaret Stohl (Beautiful Creatures, Black Widow: Forever Red) and drawn by the artfully talented Ramon Rosanas (Ant-Man), this bold new take on Earth's mighti more

  • 10
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Jan 19, 2017

    If youre looking for a Captain Marvel who is owning up to her mistakes but still willing to fight, even when at odds with others, then this is the story for you. Stohl is doing something so very right with Carol and Im grateful. Im excited for where this story goes and it has certainly revitalized my love for Carol, which never truly left, by making her human rather than mischaracterized moral cannon fodder. With Rosanas, Garland, Joe Caramagna, and Anthony Gambino in tow, The Mighty Captain Marvel is telling the story it needs to with delicacy and deliberation. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicsverse - Alex Bisignaro Jan 18, 2017

    Despite my personal gripe with the ranger scene and the assumed gripes new fans will have with the lack of introduction, THE MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 is a solid first issue. I'm happy that Marvel is continuing to have a woman write this title, as I believe the representation in that department is important, especially with a popular character like Carol. If this series can build upon Alpha Flight and continue to make it a relevant space team, I foresee a lot of potential in its relevancy within the Marvel Universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Jan 20, 2017

    Overall, this is a minor issue with the book and it continues to be another "Marvel Now" book which takes the superhero stuff in its stride and then go one step further. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Rick Austin Jan 23, 2017

    There's a real emergency going on, and one which can't be solved by punching villains or switching off the TV. We review The Mighty Captain Marvel #1. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Alyssa Jackson Jan 19, 2017

    Reading all this, if you are still with me, you might think that I didn't like this book, which isn't true. It's fine. But that's probably why I'm being picky – Captain Marvel is one of my favorite characters and I, like many members of the Carol Corps, have very high expectations for books with our girl. We need some strong stories so we don't lose momentum before her movie in 2018, and while I'm glad they are moving her away from Events and giving her a unique storyline, I'm not sure this particular issue is going to hook new readers. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Multiversity Comics - Alice W. Castle Jan 19, 2017

    Worth reading if you want to wash the taste of "Civil War II" out of your mouth, but not something that will sell you on the character if you haven't been impressed with previous offerings. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    CourtOfNerds - Kevin Carley Jan 18, 2017

    So, while I liked this book, and I plan on buying the next few to see where the story goes. I can't totally recommend this book if you already have a full slate of comics. Maybe pick it up when it hits trade paper and save yourself some money and room in your longbox. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 21, 2017

    This was an otherwise solid restart. All of the characters ring true and are a lot of fun, with Carol as the stable center. The art is down to Earth, which always helps ground such an outer space crew. It's just the various juggled plots that jumble a bit along the way. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jan 19, 2017

    It's a simple, if familiar, setup, and while this first issue won't bowl over any readers, it's a solidly constructed and character appropriate start. With artist Ramon Rosanas turning in a similarly strong debut, there's plenty of time for this title to become as mighty as its title promise. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Jan 19, 2017

    At the end of the day, I plan on giving the book another shot. Probably two more shots, even. Stohl clearly has some incredible storytelling chops–they just arent on display for the entirety of this issue. Get away from the boring, conventional superheroics, and the creative team potentially has an all-timer on their hands. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Source by SuperHeroStuff - Marc Buxton Dec 26, 2016

    The Mighty Captain Marvel #1 does the same thing as all the previous Captain Marvel comics, but it does it very well. It will be interesting to see where this alien refuges story goes, but it will be even more interesting to see Captain Marvel fly on her own without the burden of the endless baggage brought about by other writers and countless crossovers. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Jan 18, 2017

    This is still a good read and I recommend picking it up. Hopefully in the next few issue the magic will return and this will continue to be a solid series. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    411Mania - RobF Jan 26, 2017

    I can't say this issue has enticed me to read further. The plot, the art: none of it screams must read. After CW II Captain Marvel has all the momentum needed to drive a series I'm just not sure this is the one. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jan 18, 2017

    Not quite a disaster but also not exactly a blockbuster, Mighty Captain Marvel #1 stands somewhere in the middle as a clumsy debut, but one that is still fun in its own way. Margaret Stohl, Ramon Rosanas, and Michael Garland throw a lot of stuff at the wall in this first issue and unfortunately not all of it sticks. That said, their love and respect for the Captain and her cast is there and that, at least, gives me hope that they can rise above their less than auspicious start. The world needs Carol Danvers and hopefully in later issues, this series can truly be called a mighty achievement. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones Jan 19, 2017

    This new volume of Captain Marvel glides right by Civil War II, attempting to move Carol Danvers' life in a more classic direction but not introducing anything noteworthy about the character. Read Full Review

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