‘My story will live on in her Legend. But she will live in my heart.’
One of the things that I enjoyed about this story was that this didn’t feel like another Superhero story, yes, it had your usual Hero tread “Alien being invades hometown, attacks the hero’s family to get the Hero’s attention.” But this also had a feeling of a classic small-town nostalgia, speaking from experience when growing up.
Margaret Stohl’s writing in this story as I mentioned before, isn’t a cliched hero story but more of a character-driven piece, focusing on her complicated family life, to her personal history that she was trying to put behind.
What makes Carol Danvers a hero?
Her humanity was put into focus front and center in this story, In the middle of a huge battle at the beginning of the opening sequence was her losing her temper during a fight and it caused her to have a powerful anxiety attack; powerful enough to cripple her and filled with confliction which leads her to head into heading to New England, landing her face-first into the complicated family history she was trying to put behind. But this led to a heart-rending situation involving her and her brother, something that shook this reader (and probably other readers as well) to the core. After confronting her demons and the horrors of her father’s abusive behavior and his drinking problem, she learns that her mother was a Champion of the Kree. Carol overcame the things that were holding her back and saved her hometown and her family, but couldn’t save her mother from an enemy from her mother’s Kree legacy.
Seeing life through her eyes.
The artistic team of Carlos Pacheco (pencils), Rafael Fonteriz (inks), and Marcio Menyz (colorist) handle the story of Carol’s life in the present day, delivering a slick, and clean confident style that fits with Super-Hero comics that we’ve grown up with. The battle especially is well done, a beautiful blend of action sequences and color that balance well. Now for the other half of the artistic team that delivers the world the eyes of Carol Davers is Marguerite Sauvage, her art style is a wonderful blend of soft, expressive style; bringing optimism and childlike wonder, but like always, life isn’t always Sunshine and Rainbows as we see Carol’s past and her struggles throughout the years when she was growing up, the juggling of happy and unhappy memories is handled splendidly, resonating more deeply.
Final Grade: 8.4 out of 10
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