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Captain Marvel #6

March 5, 2016

Captain Marvel 3.06Kelly Sue DeConnick // David López
October 2014
****

The creative team nail the climax of their brash & fun cinema-style space opera. They’ve got a team of mostly women against a space tyrant, each with her own subplot. The prize is a planet with rare minerals, the underdogs are facing genoicide, and cooperation turns back an alien invasion. Yay!

last issue: Captain Marvel #5
next issue: Captain Marvel #7

also indexed for Oct. ’14
Moon Knight #6

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Captain Marvel #5

March 4, 2016

Captain Marvel 3.05Kelly Sue DeConnick // David López
September 2014
****

It’s a space western! The local heavy wants to run all the settlers off some land so he can mine its (space) ore. That puts Cap in the role of Shane, ready to face down an alien invasion cuz it’s the right thing to do. Extra points to KSDC for using Kirby-metal (AKA vibranium) as her ore!

last issue: Captain Marvel #4
next issue: Captain Marvel #6

also indexed for Sept. ’14
Hawkeye #19
Moon Knight #5

Captain Marvel #4

March 3, 2016

Captain Marvel 3.04Kelly Sue DeConnick // David López
August 2014
***

The run takes a deep dive into scifi, like Thomas’ Avengers or Claremont’s X-Men (or Whedon’s, more recently). It’s a Star Wars-y tale as our Avengers sides w/ the local underclass over a big player in recent astropolitics, the Spartoi. The art design, however, owes all to Staples on Saga.

last issue: Captain Marvel #3
next issue: Captain Marvel #5

also indexed for Aug. ’14
Moon Knight #4

Captain Marvel #16

February 22, 2016

Captain Marvel 2.16Kelly Sue DeConnick with Jan van Meter // Pat Olliffe
November 2013
***

Like last ish, #16 proceeds in parallel with the month’s Avengers Assemble. Captain Marvel, temporarily leveled up by a black hole, leads Avengers POWs on an escape mission from a space armada’s flagship. Squeezed by event plotting, DeCo manages to get character beats in for an amnesiac Carol.

see also Avengers Assemble #19
continued in Infinity #4 of 6
last issue: Captain Marvel #15
next issue: Captain Marvel #17

also indexed for Nov. ’13
Avengers Assemble #19