Review: CAPTAIN MARVEL #7

CAPMARV2014007_DC11_LRCAPTAIN MARVEL #7
Written by Kelly Sue DeConnick
Art by Marcio Takara
Published by Marvel CoHarmics
Release Date: September 9, 2014

The issue starts with lots of action and a misleading glimpse of Carol Danver’s loved ones back on Earth. This mostly serves as a minor nod to long time fans that these people are still important in Carol’s life, despite the fact that she’s space bound. The majority of the story focuses on Carol, her stowaway and companion Tic, along with the indomitable Rocket Raccoon. Rocket was in charge of watching Carol’s ship and cat during the previous arc. The problem? Rocket hates the cat, convinced its a menacing species known as a Flerkin. The bickering level between Carol and Rocket is taken to sitcom proportions with a dose of superhero abilities. Carol shows a quick temper when it comes to guarding her beloved pet, that is more like a family member. It’s a sentiment that I think much of the online cat loving community would appreciate.

Marcio Takara stepping in on art duties for these next two issues is one of the most beautiful things to happen to this book. Reminiscent of the heart-string pulling arc in the first volume of this series, by Filipe Andrade, Takara’s vision is much more clear and clean. The soft texture on top of the color, along with Takara’s smooth lines holds a powerful and feminine touch together that can be hard balance to make. The detail in the ship that attacks Harrison, Carol’s ship, is elegant in the number of arms and how the come out and bend and envelope everything.

This fluid art along with the humor, anger and action create a solid issue. This story seems to get back to the joy and fun of comics after a heavily messaged filled arc and last issue. Captain Marvel and Rocket Raccoon have almost been reduced to a squabbling old couple… and it is hilarious. This is the jumping on point this series has needed. Fans of space adventure, strange creatures, humorous reveals will get their fill here and find a new friend in Carol Danvers.

The Verdict: 9.0/10

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