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matterstruck ([personal profile] matterstruck) wrote2012-07-18 07:13 pm

i haven't been this excited about comics in a long time

Unfortunately, having been reading back issues of stuff like Guardians of the Galaxy and Ms Marvel Vol. 1 I had forgotten that reading comics as they come out means waiting a month for the next one. :(


The rapport between Carol and other characters is great. I liked the opening, wherein Cap and Cap fight the platonic essence of neckbeardery. (That's what they were going for, rite?) The guy is cardboard but I did enjoy the trolling-- not to mention the use of Carol's sash, which feels a bit like a nod to the early issues of Ms Marvel where villains repeatedly grab her scarf and throw her around by it.

Carol's relationship with Peter Parker is also great, as also seen in Avenging Spider-Man #9, and how great is that cover with Carol protecting him? I backread entirely too much Escher Girls yesterday and it's made me hyper-aware of the body language and positioning of men and women in comics. I like the sense of humour on display in both books, and I'm intrigued by the 'hired corporate mercenaries vs. left-wing bank robbers' thing they've set up in Spider-Man.

There's not much plot to speak of yet in Captain Marvel, but presumably the death of her idol Helen Cobb is a launching point (haw haw) for both the story and Carol's new acceptance that actually she's good enough, she's smart enough, and gosh darn it, she is going to kick ass.

I particularly liked the flashback to meeting Helen, if only for the bits from a letter that are all about being one of 'those women.' You know, the kind that are all chippy and hard-edged and don't take shit from anyone. The kind that people think are bitter or angry about nothing. It was genuinely inspirational. It made me want to punch holes in the sky. :)