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Review – Captain Marvel #25 (Marvel Comics)

  • Writing - 9/10
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  • Art - 10/10
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  • Overall - 9.5/10
    9.5/10

Captain Marvel #25

Writer: Kelly Thompson
Artist: Lee Garbett
Flashback Artist: Belen Ortega
Colorist: Antonio Fabela
Letterer: VC’s Clayton Cowles
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Maturity Rating: T+
Release Date: January 27th, 2021

Carol’s closer to understanding the truth, as Ove reveals his intentions and backstory in Captain Marvel #25.

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Two Opposing Forces in Captain Marvel #25

This strange battle for the future continues in Captain Marvel #25. She may not know the full story of why she is here, or what happened to her fellow heroes, but that won’t stop her from standing up for those who survived.

Captain Marvel #25 (Marvel Comics) Marvel vs Alien variant cover by Jamie McKelvie
Captain Marvel #25 (Marvel Comics) Marvel vs Alien variant cover by Jamie McKelvie

Here’s a quick update for those that haven’t been following along. Which, by the way, is something you should probably correct ASAP, as this plot arc has been a delight to read. This whole arc directly ties into a standalone issue revolving around our favorite protagonist. Titled Captain Marvel: The End, you can imagine the darker days that it portrayed. She has once again been transported to that deadly timeline. And, once again, she has been called upon to save the day.

That being said, we’re all expecting a better end for her this time around. Well, better may not be the correct term, as what Carol did that time around was more than a little impressive. Really, we’re rooting for/counting on her survival.

Writing

If you’re looking for an issue of Captain Marvel that is full of both humor and some seriously badass moments, then Captain Marvel #25 is the issue for you. This is the issue that this entire arc has been building towards—meaning that Kelly Thompson packed this issue to the brim of memorable and amazing scenes. Not just for Carol’s sake, but for the allies (new and old) that she has found in this future timeline. It’s also an issue that provides insight into what is happening—the good, and the bad.

Overall, this is one of those issues that will make fans cheer. It’s also probably going to forge a whole new fandom for a (fairly) new character, and she truly does deserve it after everything she’s been through. So add me to the list of supporters there!

Captain Marvel #25 is far from a smash-and-grab issue. There is so much intelligence in what is happening. How it was set up. What the antagonists want. The individuality of each of the supporting characters (all protagonists in their own right). All of it.

Art

Captain Marvel #25 features some absolutely amazing panels and pages. I know I’m not the only fan out there hoping to see a print or two of some of these scenes. Not only because they’re simply cool, but because of what they mean to the fans.

Lee Garbett and Belen Ortega teamed up again for this issue, with Ortega taking charge of all the flashback scenes. Together they really captured the epic nature of Carol’s latest adventure, especially as we neared towards the end of the issue.

Antonio Fabela‘s colors worked so hard to make the scenes even more impressive—something I wouldn’t have thought possible. They’re inspiring and vibrant, showcasing the sheer power levels that are at work.

The lettering, provided by VC’s Clayton Cowles, is the final touch that this issue deserved. The lettering helped to capture the weight of impact, the disconcerting nature hidden within the details, and so much more. Brilliant, as always.

Conclusion

Captain Marvel #25 is another impressive addition to Captain Marvel’s career. I know that I can’t be the only fan (well, fangirl, and no shame in it) that’s ecstatic to see that final page for this issue. Now to see where it all leads.


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Cat Wyatt

Cat Wyatt is an avid comic book reader, as well as a reader of novels. Her favorite genres are science fiction and fantasy, though she's usually willing to try other genres as well. Cat collects Funko Pop figures, Harry Potter books (different editions), and has more bookshelves than she's willing to admit.

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