Comic book reviews for Avengers: The Enemy Within #1, Avengers Assemble #16, and Captain Marvel #13 by Kelly Sue DeConnick, Scott Hepburn, Gerardo Sandoval, and Matteo Buffagni
Average rating: 4/5 stars
Avengers: The Enemy Within #1 by Kelly Sue DeConnick
Art: Scott Hepburn
I’m not sure why Marvel thinks it’s a cool idea to break out the Captain Marvel book into a miniseries. Like what exactly is the point? To drive sales? To make the crossover into the other book even more confusing for current readers? If I picked up this issue, after having not read Captain Marvel, I’d be pretty confused and probably not all that into the series.
Really curious to figure out who this villain is attacking Carol. Clearly, it’s someone from her past, but I’m hoping more of an A-list character since all the D-listers are seeing their time in the spotlight again.
I can appreciate the Hepburn’s sticking to the style of the book, but he’s no Rois. In many places, especially toward the end of the tale, his art gets a bit sloppy and out-of-control.
I know that the main issue with Carol’s illness surrounds her ability/inability to fly, but I’m hoping for less fights where that becomes her choice. Though it is interesting to see how superheros learn to use their powers in battles and how when they can’t, they don’t really know all the alternatives.
I’m sure that they’ll find Rose. But I do love seeing Carol rally behind her friends, behind Rose and Kit, for finding out what’s going on. She doesn’t care about herself as much. But her friends are really her motivation. And I love Jessica Drew in this book too.
Avengers Assemble #16 by Kelly Sue DeConnick
Art: Matteo Buffagni
I’m excited that we’ve revealed it’s Yon-Rogg, aka Magnitron, behind Carol’s attacks. It’s nice to figure out who’s behind it, and what his motivations are.
Magnitron’s interactions with the Kree were hilarious. Yep, between his outdated code and the Kree not wanting to attack Earth ever again, he’s got some catching up to do in the here and now. And not just by going through Carol’s villain list one by one.
Wow, Carol succeeded in not flying during battle. Battle with the Brood who are flyers.
The Brood are super gross. I’m with Wolverine on that front. Brand yelling at her agents was pretty funny. I like moments in the universe that are actually larger than just the main characters, especially when an author can neatly put them all together.
Loved all the Avengers’ interactions. Jessica and Carol’s friendship remains one of my very favorite things about this book.
Captain Marvel #13 by Kelly Sue DeConnick
Art: Scott Hepburn and Gerardo Sandoval
I’m sad that Carol will have to move out from her building after this arc is done. She’s definitely a woman of her word, so there’s no doubt that she’ll keep to her promise.
I love that Bruce Banner shows up and flirts with Wendy. And that Tracy works to keep them all focused. And that they’ve turned, with Iron Man’s help, Carol’s place into a real state-of-the-art headquarters. Now that’s going to be a bring drain on the budget when it comes to moving time.
Interesting that Yon-Rogg is triggering the Sentinels. Or I assume those are Sentinels. Or is the art just too close and are those special Kree weapons?
I’m still wondering if there is actually going to be something that can be done to fix Carol.
Dive into Carol’s continuing story, buy Avengers: The Enemy Within.