Marvel Action: Captain Marvel #1, #2, and #3 Comic Book Reviews

Comic book reviews for Marvel Action: Captain Marvel #1, Marvel Action: Captain Marvel #2, and Marvel Action: Captain Marvel #3 by Sam Maggs, Sweeney Boo, Brittany Peer, and Christa Miesner
Average rating: 3/5 stars

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Erica gives this comic three starsMarvel Action: Captain Marvel #1 by Sam Maggs (writer)
Art: Sweeney Boo (art), Brittany Peer (colors), and Christa Miesner (design and letters)

Is this comic book adorable? Yep. Is it a romp? Yep. Are there cats (flerkens) everywhere? Yep. All things I like and enjoy. Is this book groundbreaking? Nope. I’ll continue to read it as long as the focus remains on cats and fun relationships.

Carol and Jessica’s movie night in PJs was adorable. Maggs does a great job at balancing the familial demands Jessica has and the save the world demands both of them have. The line where Jessica questions Carol having her suit on under her PJs was quippy.

Will Chewy help with the Flerkens? I can hope so. If she’s a rare alien seems like there will be more to the mystery or that she’d want to hang with others of her kind. (Of course, Kelly Sue DeConnick posited that all cats are Flerkens too.)

This was a very NYC-centric story, which was a bit of fun for placing it and providing room for more jokes. Overall, this first issue is a solid venture into a cute middle reader book.

Erica gives this comic three starsMarvel Action: Captain Marvel #2 by Sam Maggs (writer)
Art: Sweeney Boo (art), Brittany Peer (colors), and Christa Miesner (design and letters)

Honestly, I’m questioning how valuable my reviews on this book will be. It’s cute, but not profound. That’s fun for middle readers, and it’s enjoyable even by someone who is old enough to be a parent of a middle reader. And frankly, my oldest cat is old enough to be a middle reader.

Maggs is a bit verbose in this issue. I don’t recall finding the first issue too wordy. Perhaps, since Carol spends most of this issue on her own, this makes it stand out more. She essentially talks a lot to herself while stuck in a Flerken’s stomach and then on a ship. Also, to the bad Kree she finds out controls the Flerkens and forces them to attack Earth.

It promises to be less monologue as Jessica and the Guardians of the Galaxy show up to help Carol on her mission.

Boo’s depictions of the spaceship cats with their little uniforms and hats — that throwback to early commercial aviation — were just adorable.

Erica gives this comic three starsMarvel Action: Captain Marvel #3 by Sam Maggs (writer)
Art: Sweeney Boo (art), Brittany Peer (colors), and Christa Miesner (design and letters)

Maggs is far less wordy of a writer when there are other characters for Carol to talk with, not just herself. No, the lampshade that Maggs hung on Carol saying she talks too much didn’t work for me.

Ultimately, I don’t think this book will be substantive enough for me to review. Like it’s cute, and I’ll probably keep reading it. However, I find myself without much to comment on besides it being cute and fun. Which is just fine, just not great review material for this blog.

Of course, Chewy saved the day, and Carol needed all her friends. Despite all of them saying Carol smelled terrible, they were very huggy.

I’m a little confused about why all the Flerkens are the same coloring if all cats are Flerkens.

Jessica and Carol’s friendship remains the best. I like that Jessica adopted one of the Flerkens, who stays behind on Earth. Their movie nights are charming. What’s better than sitting around in your pajamas with your best friend watching movies and hugging your cats!

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