Next On The Hit List: Captain Marvel #13 Reviewed

by Josh Davison

Mild Spoilers Ahead
Next up is Iron Man. He’s at Stark Tower when Captain Marvel arrives to put him down. He quickly suits up despite the ambush, but his armor’s weapons only charge up Carol. The fight is short and Captain Marvel wins. Afterwards, we get an extended glimpse at what’s going on. We learn of the Kree refugee camps on Earth, how packed they’ve become, and how Vox Supreme works into all of this. He captured Captain Marvel and intends to destroy the Kree camps unless Carol slays every Avenger. Captain Marvel is left with no option but to help Vox Supreme, but she won’t do exactly as he says.

Captain Marvel #13 cover by Mark Brooks
Captain Marvel #13 cover by Mark Brooks

Captain Marvel #13 finds Carol taking down another Avenger teammate as we discover what is really going on with Captain Marvel’s sudden “villainous” turn.
Naturally, not everything is as it seems. The Vox Supreme left Carol with an impossible choice and she had to find a way out. We also get more of an understanding of what the Vox Supreme actually is.
That said, we still get to see a fight between Captain Marvel and Iron Man, and Carol absolutely rinses Tony Stark. I have my opinions on whether Carol should have been able to beat Thor, but this beatdown made a lot of sense.
Regardless, it is a solid read that finds Captain Marvel once again fighting her way out of a brutal and desperate situation.
Captain Marvel #13 art by Lee Garbett, Tamra Bonvillain, and letterer VC's Clayton Cowles
Captain Marvel #13 art by Lee Garbett, Tamra Bonvillain, and letterer VC’s Clayton Cowles

Lee Garbett provides top-notch artwork once again and he gives the fight between Captain Marvel and Iron Man a coherent flow and plenty of kinetic impact. I still dig Carol’s “dark” costume. Tamra Bonvillain once again gives the book an explosive and vibrant color palette fitting for the Carol Danvers title.
Captain Marvel #13 is a fast-paced and grabbing follow-up to the bombastic first issue of “Last Avenger.” We learn why Carol is doing all of this and how she may be able to escape having to kill all of her closest friends and allies. It’s a damn good read and earns a recommendation. Check it out.
Captain Marvel #13 comes to us from writer Kelly Thompson, artist Lee Garbett, color artist Tamra Bonvillain, letterer VC’s Clayton Cowles, cover artist Mark Brooks, and variant cover artists Kris Anka; Joshua Cassara with Rain Beredo; and Inhyuk Lee.
Final Score: 8/10

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