Yesterday, I noted that the Captain Marvel storyline “The Enemy Within” got off to an excellent start, and I today I confirm that the finale delivers an excellent ending. If you’re looking for great super-heroics, I found it for you. You’re welcome.
This is a relatively recent storyline that shouldn’t be too hard to track down, so I won’t spoil any of the specifics. But it features Captain Marvel behaving exactly as a superhero should, further establishing her as one of Marvel’s best characters. In recent years, Carol Danvers has become the Superman of the Marvel Universe, and the role suits her just fine.
Oh, and the Avengers are in this issue, too. They tend not to magically disappear during their teammates’ solo adventures as often as they do in the movies.
Speaking of movies…I’m completely on board with the recent casting news of Brie Larson as Captain Marvel. We’ve still got a long wait ahead for that film, so tide yourself over with the comics for now. And while this is a great story, start at the beginning of Kelly Sue DeConnick’s run on the character for the optimal reading experience (that would be the #1 that came out in 2012, not the #1 that came out in 2014, nor the #1 that came out in 2016…geez, Marvel, you have a numbering problem).
Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick
Artists: Scott Hepburn and Geraldo Sandoval
Publisher: Marvel Comics
How to Read It: back issues; Marvel Unlimited; Comixology; Avengers: The Enemy Within (TPB)
Appropriate For: ages 10 and up