• Jay

Review: Captain Marvel Volume One: Rise of Alpha Flight

Updated: Mar 19, 2019

Oh, Captain Marvel. What an angry warrior you are. And, as we come into the Captain Marvel movie, it only seems right that we dedicate this first review to the Kree-powered badass!

Let me start by saying, I love the art style for these comics. The bold colors are just very nice to look at. The brightness of the characters and the space station are a great contrast to the dark void of space.

Now, onto the story.

A quick rundown: Carol Danvers is sent on a new mission; a boring desk job full of diplomacy and delegations on the Alpha Flight Space Station. That is until a free ship finds its way to the station and starts bringing up some horrible visions of war and death. Now, they need to find out where this ship came from and why its having such a horrible effect on our resident superhero. (If it’s really the ship's fault at all. Honestly, she could just be going insane.)

This series is a great place to start for anyone looking to get into Captain Marvel. Sure, it’s not an origin story, but it gives you just enough of her background to keep anyone from being confused. It's got a good tone that's not over explaining or leaving anyone in the dark You get some great insight into her personality and her powers as well as the personalities of her ragtag group on the space station. I, for one, really like Puck. He's a plucky comic relief but was still pretty great to see in action.

The story for this volume is pretty self-contained. There’s no cliffhanger at the end that’ll make you curse yourself for not picking up volume two as well.

But you still should pick up Volume Two considering the nice build up for Civil War II. You can never have enough Captain Marvel in your life.

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