Captain Marvel #10
Written by Kelly Thompson
Art by Carmen Carnero
Colors by Tamra Bonvillain
Letters by Clayton Cowles
The Rundown: Carol will discover who is at the heart of the conspiracy against her and how far that enemy will go to hold onto power.
After finding a lifeless Minerva in her underground lair, she takes the villain to Stark Unlimited to save her life. After conferring with Tony Stark about the little girl Carol saved and what effects the virus they were exposed to might be having, Minerva wakes up to tell Carol the truth about who has been manipulating her life and turning the public against her.
With the knowledge of who has been stealing her powers and destroying her life confirmed, she confronts the city’s newest hero in Times Square and Carol might have to make the ultimate sacrifice to save herself and the city, but it might be too late.
The Story: The trauma of Carol having her powers stolen by someone else is a plot point that continues to have resonance for both the character and the reader. Kelly Thompson does an amazing job of bringing that story new life and allowing Carol to be open about that trauma. Thompson’s writing allows Carol to express that emotional truth and transcend it rather than be a victim of it. I really enjoyed the way this issue was plotted and how the story unfolded both in the dialogue and the action. There are some great complex character moments that both Carol and Minerva have in this issue and the story culminates in a great ending that makes me want to know what happens next.
The Art: Carmen Carnero’s art is fantastic. She is able to bring out the character’s emotions through the art with some great facial expressions and dramatic panels. I really loved the fight towards the end of the issue because it conveyed power, energy and tension. A great looking issue.