Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel

[Vol. 1], In Pursuit of Flight

Graphic Novel - 2012 | Collected editions.
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The 'Mightiest' of Earth's Mightiest Heroes is back. Legendary Avenger, 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 a new future for herself, but can't escape from a challenge from her past. It's a firefight in the sky as the Banshee Squadron debut. Witness Captain Marvel in blazing battlefield action that just may change the course of history. Collecting: Captain Marvel 1-6
Publisher: New York : Marvel Worldwide, c2012.
Edition: Collected editions.
ISBN: 9780785165491
0785165495
Branch Call Number: TEEN DECONNI
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Soy, Dexter
Alternative Title: In pursuit of flight

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LPL_IlkaI Mar 18, 2019

If you are looking to get started in the Captain Marvel universe, then In Pursuit of Flight is an excellent place to start. Kelly Sue DeConnick drops you right into an action packed scenario from page one and brilliantly weaves in Carol Danvers origin story throughout. Also, there is an element of time travel within it that pays off in a big way by the end. I don't believe that it is possible to not have your heart touched by this story! Check it out!

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terrymcginnis
Mar 05, 2019

One of the things that I don’t like about newer comics is that a lot of authors seem to have trouble placing words in the fewer and fewer bubbles you find on the pages. It seems that this downward trend is industry wide and you get pages where the art alone tries to carry most of the story. Look at comics from the early 90s, 80s and earlier and you'll find speech bubbles, narration boxes and thought bubbles throughout. They all served to help tell the story in a more detailed and thorough way. Nowadays, single issues of comics take all of a few minutes to read, there are few speech bubbles and even fewer thought or narration boxes if any. This often results in stories being very choppy and it’s sometimes hard to know what’s going on from one panel or page to the next. This is not the case with Captain Marvel: In Pursuit of Flight. Kelly Sue DeConnick truly knows how to craft a story and seems to be one of the few masters of the comic book medium. The art is also pretty amazing up until the end of issue #4 of the original comic, then it seems to digress towards a highly stylized experimental variety of art that just isn’t for me. I find highly stylized art in comics distracting and it often seems to pull me away from the story but others may really like it. Overall, you'll find some great storytelling here combined with a strong, refreshing female lead super hero character that's rounded off by some key interesting supporting characters. Add in a nice dose of mystery, a dash of action and some time travel adventures and it all comes together to make for a real fun and exciting comic book story that’s highly entertaining. As a bonus, there's also a very thorough history of Carol Danvers at the end of the book that will help readers get all the background info they need and them some on Marvel's Captian Marvel character just in time for the new movie. Read this book!

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asim3
Dec 01, 2014

Nice to see a female hero with a great story, strong character and not dressed like a stripper. Heroes like these are too few in the mainstream comics. DeConnick did a great job re-inventing the character.

KateHillier Aug 10, 2014

Carol Danvers has been Ms. Marvel, Binary, and many other names but in this new series she has taken on the mantle of Captain Marvel. She requires a bit of urging and her own way about feeling like she can take it but she certainly earns it and then some. The decision to take the name is one thing and keeping it ends up being quite another. It's a very gung ho, girl power, sort of story and it is pretty darn awesome.

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manuelte
Mar 11, 2014

The reboot of Captain Marvel brings us a truly empowered and unapologetic Carol Danvers, because why would you pretend to be less than what you really are? The first volume compiles Captain Marvel (2012) #1-6 in what is a self contained story that sets the tone for the character, starting with the realization that she more than deserves the mantle of the original Captain Marvel instead of being an adjunct ("Ms. Marvel"). This is a must read Marvel NOW! comic.

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duane767
Sep 08, 2013

I give it the rating that I do more for the story than the art.

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Keogh
Aug 12, 2013

First volume of a new series headlined by Carol Danvers, taking her in a new direction. The art is somewhat inconsistent; there are multiple artists, and their styles lack the clean, clear look that I would prefer. That said, however, the art issues are more than compensated for by the pure strength of the writing. Kelly Sue DeConnick is a major emerging talent in the industry, and she shows here a strength for storytelling, and for characterization. She's spot on with how Carol relates to her fellow Avengers, and understands how to convey the transition into taking on the Captain Marvel mantle at last. She respects history, and she writes Carol with depth and strength. This is the kind of talent the comics industry should be nurturing.

Skamanjoe Jan 11, 2013

I was hooked from the first page. Good art and even better writing. Captain Marvel is a fun read from start to finish!

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