Captain Marvel leads the Banshee Squad into war!
Captain Marvel #3
After leading the Banshee Squad in a successful campaign against a Kree squadron of battleships flown by World War II era Japanese pilots, she tells them of her origin. They rebuild one of the downed ships to use in defense against the next wave of attackers. After downing a couple more Kree ships, Carol is surprised to see them merge into a giant mechanical monstrosity.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, it’s clear Kelly Sue DeConnick is having a blast with this series. We’re seeing a different Carol Danvers in these pages making for a truly great read. Dexter Soy’s big action scenes really give this book a great scope. The dialog is sharp and draws you in without a ton of character exposition. We can understand the personalities of each of the Banshees quickly and we get to like them quite a bit just through solid dialog. The extra bits of story with Helen Cobb making a play to get into NASA sets us up for the next issue and the little comic strip staring Captain Marvelous “reprinted” from a personal clipping out of the Daily Bugle is just cute and fun. It’s really a great thing building here. Each issue seems to get better and better.
After reading this issue and thinking about it for a little bit, I’ve come to the conclusion that I hope we see more books like this with the Marvel NOW! books on the horizon. Obviously, we’re going to see those titles reintroducing people to classic villains like the Red Skull and the original X-Men, but I hope we get to see some different situations for our heroes like this book has done. I love seeing Carol fighting big bad guys, but I’m loving this wholly new situation she’s been put in even more. Like I said before, she’s shining.
These different ways to tell stories lifts that veil that seems to cast a shadow of making it difficult for new readers to come in and pleasing older readers for which Marvel’s been known of late. With a handful of writers being the custodians of the majority of the books in the line, it’s great to see this fresh new take and what better time than Marvel NOW! to take a good look at how DeConnick is writing this series, or how Mark Waid has done Daredevil, to get some fresh inspiration?
A COMIC BOOK BLOG RATING
|Fun, exciting, and full of personality. DeConnick and Soy have something really special here.||Practically none. The series is getting better with each issue.|