Written by Kelly Sue DeConnick
Art by David Lopez
Published by Marvel Comics
Release Date: April 8, 2015

So this Black Vortex, where did it come from? What fuels it? Is it good or evil? I get the feeling I should be reading some tie in comics, but the mystery gives it a certain flare that I wouldn’t readily sacrifice. What we do know about it by reading this comic, is that when fused with one’s self- the cosmic power the vortex contains will provide the entity with their highest possible power. I don’t know about you, but I would be pretty tempted by such an idea. The question is, will Carol buy into the seductive all encompassing power the vortex has presented? I think you’ll be pleased with the outcome just as I was. In this issue, we also discover that J’Son (Former, evil emporer apparently) is now an intergalactic mobster operating under the handle “Mister Knife” and is still just as douche-tastic as ever. There is a power-play triangle between Carol, her once and current nemesis J’Son and Thane (under the control or influence of an unseen entity)  as they all attempt to out-manipulate each other over the vortex.

Of course, Captain Marvel is charged with the wit and charmingly quirky characters that it always is. DeConnick and Lopez are a team to be reckoned with, the artwork seemingly reaching it’s pinnacle sharpness is the two most recent issues. It’s a shame we will have to say goodbye to this book (albeit a very brief lapse) while we wait for “Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps” to debut in May. I was pleased to discover that our favorite team up will continue to provide us every month with our much-needed Carol Danvers fix (hey, you guys got any of that….Captain Marvel?). Not only that, but we will be gaining a member to the team as Kelly Thompson makes her grand entrance. Luckily, issue 14 is the penultimate giving us one more chance to say goodbye before the next phase in the CM timeline. Though bittersweet, I look forward to what’s next for Carol and friends.

The Verdict: 8.0/10


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