I agree with MD's criticism in general, however. More often than not, female Avengers members get forced to take the back seats, especially when it comes to the big events. That really needs some improvement, especially as there are only a few Marvel titles where this is consistently better.
As for Carol and Protector, previews for future issues already revealed so much: spoilers:
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"Can Ms. Marvel and The Protector break free of Minister Marvelís influence to aid their former companions?"