Captain Marvel: In Pursuit of Flight (Vol. 1)
By: Kelly Sue DeConnick (Goodreads Author) (Writer), Dexter Soy (Illustrations), Emma Ríos (Illustrations), Richard Elson (Illustrator), Karl Kesel (Illustrator), Al Barrionuevo (Illustrator)
Format/Source: Paperback; my purchase
The “Mightiest” of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes is back!
Ace pilot. Legendary Avenger. One hundred percent pure bad-@$$. Carol Danvers has a new name, a new mission – and all the power she needs to make her own life a living hell. As the new Captain Marvel, Carol is forging from a challenge from her past!
It’s a firefight in the sky as the Banshee Squadron debut – but who are the Prowlers, and where has Carol seen them before? And how does secret NASA training program Mercury 13 fit in? Witness Captain Marvel in blazing battlefield action that just may change the course of history! Avengers Time Travel Protocols: engage!
Collecting: Captain Marvel 1-6
I reckon that there will be a massive infux before the Captain Marvel movie is released in theatres later in March, but I couldn’t wait, I had to find a Captain Marvel comic beforehand. I heard a lot of good things about this particular volume and for the longest time the internet was telling me it was out of stock or not available. Well, thank you to secondhand bookstores, I managed to find a copy of this title 😀
I agree with everyone who mentioned that this was a good place to start if you’ve never read a Captain Marvel comic. The comic does a wonderful job in introducing Carol Danvers, who she is, what she’s like, what sort of problems she faces (the dilemmas both external and within herself), how she became the bad-ass that she is. I like that we see her friends and the people who inspired her in her life to pursue aviation, how the previous Captain Marvel factored in to her life and how she got the powers that she wields now. There’s some time travel, timey-whimey involved that covers much of her past and why things turned out the way they did, which ultimately made sense in the end, the journey that she takes.
The art is gorgous, especially in the first half. There’s a notable change in the second half of the comic, but I didn’t mind as I thought the sort of nu-1920s-like-deco-art made things look especially cool.
I don’t know what else to say about this comic except that I’m so glad to have gotten my hands on this comic. I’m not sure if I’ll be picking up any more Captain Marvel comics in the near future but it was the perfect introduction to the character.