A comiXologist Recommends:
Kara Szamborski recommends Captain Marvel #3
Superhero comics are modern myths—there are heroes, villains, epic battles, grand quests, and extraordinary deeds. As readers, we are used to these patterns, however unrealistic and stark an interpretation of the world they are. In Captain Marvel #3, our hero gets a serious reality check, and so do we.
Dodging through the space dogfight at the opening of our story, Captain Marvel and the Guardians of the Galaxy (yeah, the guys in the upcoming movie! Learn about ‘em here.) reclaim the Captain’s stolen ship and complete her mission objective—-but a larger challenge looms, one that she will not be able to solve alone. She arrives on an alien planet wanting to fix the problems it faces, but the situation is hardly one that requires a sharp catch phrase and a well aimed photon blast. Most problems are complex and require cooperation, communication, and compromise, and cannot be easily solved by one person, superpowered or not.
We are so often treated to the idea that the hero will save the day without realizing that one person’s hero is another person’s nuisance or even unintentional enemy. Kelly Sue DeConnick (kellysue) introduces us to the idea that Captain Marvel is in over her head, and the potential of this idea has me hooked.
The previous Captain Marvel series was mostly set on Earth, but these new adventures look to the skies. I’m pretty new to the Marvel Universe, but I have no doubt that exploring it with Captain Marvel is going to be the best way to go.
Kara Szamborski supervises the International Production team at comiXology. She thinks the latest She-Hulk series is flawless.
(Oh yeah, Bendis is in there too!)
Get all these for just 99¢ each, today only! (2/3/14)
Captain Marvel (2012) #1-14,
Avengers: Enemy Within #1,
Avengers Assemble #1-17
MS. MARVEL #1 by G. Willow Wilson ( gwillow ) and Adrian Alphona is available for preorder/subscription on comiXology!
We are so freaking excited about this book! If you are too, make sure to show your support by preordering the hell out of it!
Can we get a signal boost from the Kamala Korps?
Can we make Ms. Marvel the most preordered/subscribed to book in comiXology history? If you want to see more stuff like this from Marvel in the future this is one of the best ways to let them know!
Looking forward to when one of you sets up the first annual KamalaCon.
PS: Here’s a nifty little doodle about preordering/subscribing.
Finally! A first real look at the new Ms. Marvel!
Kelly Sue DeConnick quickly became one of my biggest heroes of 2013. I met her at NYCC and talked to her about the Valkyries, and she was the warmest and most enthusiastic person. Also, really fucking metal. I came home raving about her, sat down and immediately read her entire run of Captain Marvel, in between losing it over Pretty Deadly. I’m late to the game on Carol Corps, but I do love it. Also, my friend and great accent-haver Jamie McKelvie designed her (and the new Ms Marvel’s!) costume, so this is just an ode to people I like.
Bigger version is HERE! Print out, put up around your home! Whatever!
All other elves can be found under the #elves hashtag.
This post includes Kelly Sue DeConnick, Kate Leth, and Jamie McKelvie. We may all as well go home now because nothing is going to top it.