Captain Marvel #11
Written by Kelly Thompson
Art by Carmen Carnero
Colors by Tamra Bonvillain
Letters by Clayton Cowles
The Rundown: Carol will have to risk losing her powers and her life to stop the world’s newest hero from draining New York dry.
Carol has ripped out the device Minerva implanted inside her to drain her powers. Unfortunately, Star has a contingency plan. A plan that will allow her to drain energy from everyone in the city. Seeing everyone around get sick and not knowing how else to save them, she puts the device back inside, making herself the focus of Star’s rage again.
Star reveals the personal nature of her animus against Carol and even Hazmat can’t stop the rampaging superhuman as she publicly beats down Captain Marvel on camera for everyone to see.
As they battle each other across Times Square, it will take the courage of an unlikely person to inspire Carol to keep fighting.
The Story: An entertaining conclusion that showcases the dynamic nature of the character. Thompson does a fantastic job of wrapping up this part of Carol’s story while setting the stage for more interesting adventures to come. I love that Carol’s inner dialogue touches on the themes of powerlessness and specifically, the moments in her history where her power has been taken from her. It reinforces that Carol is still battling her own trauma along with new and old enemies.
The Art: Carmen Carnero knocks it out of the park with the art in this issue. Everything looks amazing and there are some truly gripping visual moments throughout this issue. The opening panels of this issue are some of my favorite.