Saturday Issue Review: Captain Marvel Volume 3: Alis Volat Propriis


The Saturday Issue focuses on the more visual books read here at In Libris Veritas; ranging from graphic novels to manga to game companion guides.

CaptainMarvelSource: Purchased in Single issues
Publisher: Marvel
Series: Captain Marvel #12-15
 Paperback, 96 Pages
 Superhero Comic
Purchase: Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Book Depository*
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Rating: 3/5

Captain Marvel’s time as an astronomical avenger has pitted her against some of the worst the galaxy has to offer (lookin’ at you J’Son). The Haffensye Consortium has been tracking Captain Marvel and Tic for weeks. Now, they’ve finally caught up to them both! Captain Marvel was barely able to survive the last time she squared-off against the Haffensye – think she’ll be so lucky again?

This is the last volume of Captain Marvel before the Secret Wars reset, and her new adventures in Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps.

I find myself on the low end of enthusiasm for this set of issues unfortunately. Carol is still a badass, and I love her to death…but her story sort of stalled out in some areas and volume three was one of those. I think it had to do with the number of events they insisted on kicking off during it’s run, making it hard to do much of anything when your regularly scheduled issues are bumped back or taken over by an unrelated event issue that doesn’t do much to tie into her normal story. I mean do you really need Black Vortex, Axis, Original Sin, AND Secret Wars back to back? No…Some were cool others were a waste and managed to make stories like Carol’s suffer from  missed issue that could have been used to have her square off with J’Son again (outside of Vortex) or punch something. At any rate, I’m glad she’s heading back to earth after this. I did enjoy her adventures traveling the cosmos though, despite the lag of sorts.

Oh…and that last issue will make you want to curl up and cry and the finale was one of the more beautiful moments in this series.

I can’t wait to see what happens with Carol after Secret Wars ends!

3 star

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1 Response to Saturday Issue Review: Captain Marvel Volume 3: Alis Volat Propriis

  1. I really liked the Vol 1 & 2 of this series, but I felt like it jumped around too, especially because I don’t read any other graphic novels in the Marvel universe (except for Miss Marvel). Looks like this one is kind of similar.

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