Captain Marvel #2
Written by Kelly Thompson
Art by Carmen Carnero
Colors by Tamra Bonvillain
Letters by Clayton Cowles
Carol continues to battle Nuclear Man across the ruins of Roosevelt Island.
As the despot starts to get the upper hand, Carol is saved by Spider-Woman and her resistance fighters. When Carol is taken to the secret base of the resistance, she quickly gets to work trying to help the women in hiding as well as shore up the defenses of the base before an upcoming attack.
At the same time, the Avengers can’t breach the barrier keeping them from helping Carol. As other issues call them away, Rhodey continues to have faith that Carol will find a way to escape. With everyone else gone, She-Hulk decides to enter the barrier herself and her emergence on the other side doesn’t end the way she expected.
Kelly Thompson has written an entertaining follow up to the first issue. Carol is dealing with a lot and the issues affecting Roosevelt Island and the resistance to Nuclear Man are interesting. Everything in the issue that involves the resistance and the members of it is great. Unfortunately, Nuclear Man is too one dimensional a villain to present much of a compelling conflict. Other than the thrill of knocking him around, being a misogynist a-hole seems to be the bulk of his development.
Carmen Carnero delivers some amazing art in this issue. Everything looks great and the characters look powerful and capable. The pace and tone of the story really allows for Carnero to push the action in the art and it works.