Comic Review- Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps #3

  • Writer(s): Kelly Sue DeConnick & Kelly Thompson
  • Artist: David Lopez
  • Colourist: Lee Loughride
  • Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna
  • Cover Artist: David Lopez
  • Publisher: Marvel Comics
  • Release Dare: 26th August 2015

The action picks up seconds from the dramatic cliff-hanger of the last issue, and keeps the pace moving just as swiftly throughout the whole issue. Cap, Rhodey and the Banshee Squadron find themselves in a whole new heap of trouble that they are not remotely prepared for, and honestly probably not equipped to deal with.

DeConnick and Thompson hit a real high note in this issue. Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps has so far mostly been a slow build of drama, but this issue brings the tension to a head with Carol and the Banshee Squadron being forced to flee before their superiors realize that they’re up to what is essentially blasphemy on battleworld. The writers are still careful not to let the whole thing be drama though, with a few funny moments still put in, such as Cap carrying Rhodey over the ocean in a baby backpack after he asks how he can possibly of been wearing it wrong. We also get to find out that Helen Cobb, who was feared dead at the end of the last issue is still managing to hold on to life which is a nice, positive twist from DeConnick and Thompson.

Lopez never fails to deliver. You can tell that he and the writing team are incredibly in sync. Every visual challenge they’ve set him he’s proved himself not just up to the task but brilliant at it. One such example would be the page where Carol is tricking enemy plans into the water as part of her getaway, this is a complex scene and the way Lopez does it appears almost effortless. What is also particularly good about the art of this issue is the real sense of threat coming from the baron of Hala Field (Tracey Burke) who’s never looked more menacing than she does in this issue, which is partly down to Lopez but is also due to the great colouring work of Loughridge who’s contrast of dark and light really adds to the tension.

DeConnicks run on Carol Danvers will soon be coming to a close so it’s nice to see that her and the other Kelly aren’t pulling any punches when it comes to delivering a top notch story. At times it can feel mildly drawn out but for the most part Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps is almost equal to the best of DeConnicks work on Carol, which would probably be the Enemy Within (Although that might just be me.)


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