The Life of Captain Marvel #2 Review: Emotions and Revelations for Earth's Mightiest Hero

The Life of Captain Marvel #2 Review: Emotions and Revelations for Earth’s Mightiest Hero

Posted by August 23, 2018 Comment

The Life of Captain Marvel #2
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Writer: Margaret Stohl, Artists: Carlos Pacheco and Marguerite Sauvage, Inkers: Rafael Fonteriz and Marguerite Sauvage, Color Artists: Marcio Menyz and Marguerite Sauvage, Letters: VC's Clayton Cowles, Cover by: Julian Totino Tedesco, Variant Covers by: Terry and Rachel Dodson; Adam Kubert and Paul Mounts; Humberto Ramos and Edgar Delgado, Kree "Kleaner" Design: Joshua James Shaw, Logo: Jay Bowen, Design: Nick Russell, Editor: Sarah Brunstad, Consulting Editor: Sana Amanat, Executive Editor: Tom Brevoort, Special Thanks: Axel Alonso, Publisher: Marvel Comics, Release Date: Out Now, Price: $3.99

Joe Jr. is still comatose at the Danvers house, and Carol is still struggling to connect with her mom. Carol found the letters Joe Sr. wrote to another woman, and she’s not sure if she should tell her mom about it. Carol and her mom continue to clash in the meantime, and, elsewhere, an alien pod lands on Earth with large Kree woman inside. She kills the first humans she sees and is in search for a “traitor.”

The Life of Captain Marvel #2 cover by Julian Totino Tedesco
The Life of Captain Marvel #2 cover by Julian Totino Tedesco

The Life of Captain Marvel #2 continues to be the heartfelt and endearing dive into the personal history of Captain Marvel that we all needed. It’s not action-packed, but it doesn’t need to be. It’s an emotional journey and a damn good one at that.

          It observes a woman and superhero being forced to accept things about her family that she never knew or even wanted to know. Her mother was an enabler, her father was a violent man, and the story isn’t even over for her.

          A lot of this hinges on just how compelling and generally awesome Carol Danvers is as a character. She is one of Marvel’s best, and how she reacts to all of this feels believable and real.

          There are some unsubtle hints about a likely upcoming and fairly cliched plot twist, and I hope these hints are red herrings. Even then, Margaret Stohl may be able to do something interesting with the idea.

The Life of Captain Marvel #2 art by Marguerite Sauvage
The Life of Captain Marvel #2 art by Marguerite Sauvage

          Marguerite Sauvage and Carlos Pacheco both put in fantastic work into yet another issue of Life of Captain Marvel here. Pacheco puts in impressive and expressive detailing into his scenes, this time taking the lion’s share of the comic. That said, the brief flashback we do see still shows impeccable work from Sauvage. Rafael Fonteriz and Marcio Menyz back up Pacheco well in the inking and color art department, sealing the deal on this being a gorgeous comic book.

The Life of Captain Marvel #2 is an excellent deep dive into the life and history of Carol Danvers. We get to see our hero struggle further with her life as an impending threat approaches. The art team contributes great work, and the comic earns another strong recommendation. Give it a read.

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Josh is a longtime super hero comic fan and an aspiring comic book and fiction writer himself. He also trades in videogames, Star Wars, and Magic: The Gathering, and he is also a budding film buff. He's always been a huge nerd, and he hopes to contribute something of worth to the wider geek culture conversation. He is also happy to announce that he is the new Reviews Editor for Bleeding Cool. Follow on Twitter @joshdavisonbolt.

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