I've really been enjoying CM, the writing in particular. Though initially skeptical, I really love Soy's work and I'm sorry to hear he's leaving the book. Rios is a talented artist, but so, so, so wrong for this book (and the superhero genre) IMO.
Sales are horrendous, which makes me do sad-face, so I don't expect it to around for long. I look forward to Captain Marvel playing a big part in upcoming Avengers books!
I like Carol Danvers. I was really excited by this series when it started up but I'm pretty sure im going to end up dropping it.
I thought with Carol taking up the Captain Marvel name we'd be getting big exciting stories about her stepping up and handling some massive global threats to the world. Not happening. Honestly, the last 3 issues of this series are still in my hold box at my LCS. The only thing I enjoyed about the first arc has been the art and now I'm hearing they're changing artists.
I'm bored as hell with what I've read so far. Carol has awesome power and should be shown as a heavyweight. Instead she's been plodding along battling threats that Hawkeye could handle without breaking a sweat. If you want a comic with a strong female lead, I'd rather it be shown by her handling real threats in a strong, competent manner. What I've got so far is antique airplane flights and being hit over the head with the "Girl-Power" bat constantly. I want an exciting superhero adventure not thinly disguised propaganda.
I'm going to give this book until issue 10 to pick up because like the character and honestly feel there should be more strong female leads. I can't continue to spend money on a book thats not only failing to entertain me but is actually causing me to dread reading it. This book and character has so much potential but, damn, this is getting painfully boring.
Soy's work has really improved since issue #1.
As for the book, it hasn't been been the greatest of reads but I can't help but continue to support the book because A) I want to support more female led Marvel books and B) I still see a lof of untapped potential with the character.
Hopefully Kelly Sue's writing can go upwards after some probems I've had with it but I'd like to see her do more cosmic stuff as well like perhaps joining the Guardians or just doing her own thing in space with the Kree, Quasar, Nova, Ronan, whatever.
I wanted to like this book, but it was singly boring.
And to the anti-feminism critics, this book isn't really like that, while it is female centric. The image comes from the brash online personas o Kelly Sue and Gail Simone that make people assume the worst. Not that feminism is the worst (I'm a pretty big fan) but people need to diversify their conversation points.
Hawkeye, X-Men Legacy, FF, Animal Man, Wonder Woman, Manhattan Projects, Fatale, East of West, Bedlam, Saga, Bandette, Nowhere Men
Just realized, you can read the same kind of comment about every single issue of every single book with a female character as lead.If you want a comic with a strong female lead, I'd rather it be shown by her handling real threats in a strong, competent manner
Is that mandatory or something ?
Last edited by Addams; 11-22-2012 at 11:01 AM.
I tried this again yesterday due tothis thread and a rare Monica R appearance, and its just not my cup of tea.
I've been very critical how dull the series has been thus far. That being said, I actually found myself enjoying this past issue. I like the dynamic between her and Monica. I hope this is a sign that the book is improving.
The good news Is once the series is officially canceled it won't be hard to wrap up all the plot threads.......
Since the only discernible over arching theme is "woman are powerful and under appreciated".... That and perhaps a quiz on visual identification of small planes at least 20 years old
I dropped it in the beginning because of the artist. I may try it again sometime next year.
I really want this book to succeed. But I agree that the first arc was a bit week, the story confusing. I read primarily for the character and their relationships and I like what KS is doing with Carol. Love the story with Tracy, loved the bit about Jessica and Carol checking in on each other, loved the banter between Carol and Monica. That's the essence of Carol to me, her devotion to her friends. The adventure stories are secondary to me but I know that for most readers that's the most important factor. I hope KS can find a successful balance.
The weak point for me has been the art. While Soy has an interesting style it's a bit dark and muddy for me. Rios was too chicken-scratchy for my taste. And neither one made the characters very attractive, especially Carol. I don't understand why Marvel doesn't put one of their more popular artists on the book if they want to make her their signature female character. I thought the Dodson covers captured her best.
I'll definitely continue to support her book but just hope that Marvel gives it a chance.
Last edited by klynn; 11-26-2012 at 06:33 PM.