Crocodile-Wrestling And Body-Swapping With Captain Marvel #7
by Josh Davison
[*Mild Spoilers Ahead!]
Captain Marvel and Doctor Strange are still stuck in one another’s bodies, and Enchantress’ undead army doesn’t seem to be letting up any time soon. This means Carol and Stephen need to master each other’s abilities, something that would take a lifetime to do properly. They don’t have that kind of time; they need to take down Enchantress as soon as possible and free South America from her dominion. Plus, Black Widow is getting very tired of their bickering.
Captain Marvel #7 concludes the book’s participation in the War of the Realms story. The Enchantress pulled a fast one by putting Captain Marvel and Doctor Strange in each other’s bodies, but Carol and Stephen aren’t known to give up so easily.
Much of the comic is comedy-oriented as Stephen and Carol bicker, with Natasha playing the part of unwilling audience. Against all odds, they begin to get a basic understanding of one another’s abilities, and Black Widow has to fight a giant crocodile.
There is a bit of a sudden skip from that to the big climactic fight against the Enchantress. That said, the climax is still entertaining and even a little clever. Some elements kind of come from nowhere, but it’s an entertaining battle all-in-all.
Annapaola Martello’s artwork brings an appealing mixture of fluid movement and form with a hint of cuteness. Our heroes look majestic and mighty, but there are moments of gentleness and humor in their presentation. It’s a distinct style, and it’s aided by the unique and atmospheric color artwork of the very talented Tamra Bonvillain.
Captain Marvel #7 brings a fun and creative conclusion to the book’s War of the Realms story. A good mixture of comedy, drama, and sincerity bring the story together in a compelling fashion that is easily worth a recommendation. Check it out.
Captain Marvel #7 comes to us from writer Kelly Thompson, artist Annapaola Martello, color artist Tamra Bonvillain, letterer VC’s Clayton Cowles, and cover artist Amanda Conner with Dave Johnson.
Final Score: 7.5/10