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Captain Marvel - Volume 2: Down (Marvel Now) Paperback – 28 May 2013

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Product details

  • Paperback: 136 pages
  • Publisher: MARVEL - US; 01 edition (28 May 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785165509
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785165507
  • Product Dimensions: 17.1 x 0.6 x 26 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 346,494 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Volume 2 of this wonderful new series is as impressive as the first. The scripting and characterisation is amongst the strongest you will see anywhere in comics today.

The concerns over Carol's illness are well developed and her reaction to the challenges she faces are beautifully realised. The cast of characters are really well defined and it is great to see peripheral female super-characters popping in and out.

Perhaps my only criticism is the artwork on the latter issues, which is good, but compares poorly to the first two issues. That having been said, this wonderful book still warrants a full five star rating.
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After reading her surprisingly good Avengers Assemble series, I thought it’d be worth revisiting Kelly Sue DeConnick’s Captain Marvel – was I too harsh with the first volume? Welll… not really, unfortunately.

Here’s why I think her Avengers series is basically the opposite of her Captain Marvel series, and why they differ so much in quality. Avengers Assemble is a series which has volume-length arcs that are self-contained, hence no Volume 1, 2, 3 etc. and anyone can pick them up and enjoy them – it’s great for casual readers. Structurally they’re the standard superhero template of villain wants to take over world/steal something valuable, hero stops them, though DeConnick sprinkles lots of cute moments throughout to make it stand out from the dross. You get to read Avengers talking like witty, contemporary people, cracking jokes, being silly – it’s a fun time and it’s clear that these comics are playing to her strengths as a writer.

Now Captain Marvel. The colourful cast of Avengers is reduced to one and replaced with a dreary band of nobodies that just aren’t interesting. There’s the woman who’s doing a doctorate or something, there’s the little girl who idolises her, and there’s the old lady in the park who feeds the bird. Cripes, that is one boring group! And in a series that is numbered, you want long story arcs that play out and pay off – and DeConnick can’t do it.

Her story in the second volume is a mishmash of unconnected things. She fights a transformer robot in the ocean for some reason, then battles something called Deathbird for way too long (three issues, I think), and discovers she can’t fly due to a brain tumour. There’s not a lot here to get excited about and DeConnick can’t make the reader excited about them with her writing.
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By Squirr-El HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on 31 July 2013
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This storyline runs through issues #7-12 of the latest series of Captain Marvel, collected as Captain Marvel - Volume 2: Down (Marvel Now). This current Captain Marvel is Carol Danvers, and the stories feature plenty of Carol Danvers' civilian life as well as Captain Marvel action. There appears to be plenty of continuity with previous Ms Marvel series & storylines, as we meet a new continuing character who used to work for Carol Danvers when she was a magazine editor back I don't know how long ago, as well as a surprise guest from her days as a supporting character in Captain Mar-Vell's first series... which I am old enough to have bought when they were first published. This is indeed a `proper' Marvel comic, of both the New and Old school, and is superbly entrtaining.


Issues #7 & #8 guest-stars the other other former Avenger and Captain Marvel, Monica Rambeau, leading to much good-natured bickering over both their multiple name-changes and who is the `real' Captain Marvel. They are investigating the disappearance of local ships off the coast of Louisiana, when they bump into Frank Gianelli, who used to work for Carole at Woman magazine, and who is investigating structural problems with the local levees. It turns out that there is a giant magnetic-powered robot doing all the damage, the remnants of a robot army the Avengers defeated many years ago in that area. Anyway, the two Captains Marvel get to team up to fight the giant magnetic robot and make jokes.
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