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Captain Marvel #11

March 10, 2016

Captain Marvel 3.11Kelly Sue DeConnick // David López
March 2015
****

The creative team nail this Christmas issue, full of good cheer. Carol visits Earth, specifically NYC, where her mother figure is hospitalized w/ cancer. For action, Cap teams up with Santa Claus (!) against the mad scientists of KSDC’s first ‘season’ on CM, w/ FL staging a solid hand-to-hand fight.

last issue: Captain Marvel #10
next issue: Captain Marvel #12

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Captain Marvel #10

March 9, 2016

Captain Marvel 3.10Kelly Sue DeConnick // David López, Marcio Takara, & Laura Braga
February 2015
***

According to editorial, this is Carol’s 100th solo issue. Ironically she’s off-panel most of the ish, reading about her friends back on Earth. The escapade has the supporting cast (several gals & a token male) vs. a mob of rats! Of the 3 artists, Takara comes off best—but I miss Andrade.

last issue: Captain Marvel #9
next issue: Captain Marvel #11

Captain Marvel #1

February 29, 2016

Captain Marvel 3.01Kelly Sue DeConnick // David López
May 2014
****

Carol volunteers (off-panel) to do a ‘year-long’ tour of duty in space for the Avengers. If KSDC is up for space opera, I can’t say no! But what’s great is how briskly she sets up an interim status quo btw vol. 1 #17 and this mag’s new setting. So long to the new digs in the Statue of Liberty!

continued from Captain Marvel #17
next issue: Captain Marvel #2

also indexed for May ’14
Avengers Assemble #25
Hawkeye #17
Hawkeye #18
Moon Knight #1

Captain Marvel #17

February 23, 2016

Captain Marvel 2.17Kelly Sue DeConnick // Filipe Andrade
January 2014
****

CM returns from its digression into crossover-limbo, happily with Andrade in tow. Carol is given the key to the NYC, an apartment in the Statue of Liberty (!), even a new nemesis! A drone attack plays out in Times Sq, with Cap saved by a ‘Spartacus’ twist. It’s a nice topper to this run’s feminism, which links to the inspirational idealism of pure superheroics.

continued in Captain Marvel #1
last issue: Captain Marvel #16

also indexed for Jan. ’14
Avengers Assemble #21
Hawkeye #14

Captain Marvel #13

February 16, 2016

Captain Marvel 2.13Kelly Sue DeConnick // Scott Hepburn with Gerardo Sandoval
August 2013
***

Marvel & her avenging friends fight a squadron of reactivated Kirbybots while deducing her attacker’s ID. The pacing’s a little slow (maybe this crossover didn’t need the opening one-shot) but otherwise the writing is tight—wonder how long DeCon will stay in comics before genre TV tempts her away?

continued from Avengers Assemble #16
continued from Avengers Assemble #18
last issue: Captain Marvel #12
next issue: Captain Marvel #14

also indexed for Aug. ’13
Avengers Assemble #16
Hawkeye #11

Avengers Assemble #16

February 15, 2016

Avengers Assemble 16Kelly Sue DeConnick // Matteo Buffagni
August 2013
***

Now that the dark days of Bendis are done, quality Avengers comics are everywhere! This crossover with CM sets up a solid threat in a resurrected Kree warrior: the original Cap’s first nemesis, merged with the Kirbytech engine that empowered our heroine. Love how the Kree Empire hangs up on him!

continued from Avengers: The Enemy Within #1 of 1
continued in Captain Marvel #13
last issue: Avengers Assemble #15AU
next issue: Avengers Assemble #17

also indexed for Aug. ’13
Captain Marvel #13
Hawkeye #11

Captain Marvel #11

February 12, 2016

Captain Marvel 2.11Kelly Sue DeConnick with Christopher Sebela // Filipe Andrade
May 2013
****

The script’s in that breezy contempo mode, but closer to S&tC than Buffy. It helps that she stocks her cast with women while delivering pure superhero comics. How pure? Carol’s always had the classic Superman power set, but now unable to fly, she’s leaping tall buildings instead!

last issue: Captain Marvel #10
next issue: Captain Marvel #12

also indexed for May ’13
Avengers Assemble #13

Captain Marvel #9

February 8, 2016

Captain Marvel 2.09Kelly Sue DeConnick // Filipe Andrade
March 2013
****

Carol runs errands, helps people & gets help in return. It’s refreshing to read a hero with a social network, instead of superman-as-loner angst (sadly, that arrives on the last page). But the real story is Andrade, whose loopy line & stylized figures give CM‘s art some real personality.

last issue: Captain Marvel #8
next issue: Captain Marvel #10

also indexed for Mar. ’13
Avengers Assemble #11
Hawkeye #7
Winter Soldier #14

Captain Marvel #6

February 2, 2016

Captain Marvel 2.06Kelly Sue DeConnick // Emma Rios
late December 2012
****

Danvers, time-tossed, finally ends up at her Secret Origin, where she must compete with a rival for her superpowers. The challenger is her idol, the late pilot from #1, but the arc doesn’t actually deal with Carol’s grief. Instead, the theme is female camaraderie, in life & in work.

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

also indexed for Dec. ’12
Captain America #18
Captain America #19
Captain Marvel #5
The Fantastic Four #611
FF #23
Hawkeye #3
Winter Soldier #11

Captain Marvel #2

January 28, 2016

Captain Marvel 2.02Kelly Sue DeConnick // Dexter Soy
early October 2012
***

DeConnick does the best work on Ms. Danvers since Claremont simply by giving her a strong personality. Her soft retcon focuses on her fighter-jock past, & hinges on machismo while retaining a strong female voice. The plot’s more conventional: a time-toss back to a Japan-held isle in WW2.

last issue: Captain Marvel #1
next issue: Captain Marvel #3

also indexed for Oct. ’12
Avenging Spider-Man #10
Captain America #16
Captain Marvel #3
Hawkeye #1
The Fantastic Four #609
FF #21
Winter Soldier #9

Captain Marvel #1

January 27, 2016

Captain Marvel 2.01Kelly Sue DeConnick // Dexter Soy
September 2012
****

Carol Danvers assumes the title of Captain Marvel—fitting since she debuted in his comic back in ’68. DeConnick justifies it by strengthening CD’s connections to the military, adding an idol to her backstory (a female pilot). Bonus points for the new hairdo & uni, which are cosplay-perfect.

next issue: Captain Marvel #2

also indexed for Sept. ’12
Avenging Spider-Man #9
Captain America #14
Captain America #15
The Fantastic Four #608
FF #20
Winter Soldier #8