Captain Marvel #27
Written by Kelly Thompson
Art by David Lopez
Colors by Triona Farrell
Letters by Clayton Cowles
The Rundown: After her breakup, Carol’s friends decide she needs to get out.
After saving the future (for now) and breaking up with the love of her life, Carol Danvers has decided to take a break from the world. A break that worries the people closest to her considering her past. When Jessica Drew can’t get Carol to answer the phone, she decides the direct approach is best. A direct approach that gets Carol out of her apartment and back into the hero game. Unfortunately, Jessica creates a monster of her own in Carol as she leaps into work to the detriment of her personal life.
In an attempt to help Carol find some balance, Jessica enlists Monica and others to take Carol out to meet some new people. It goes about as well as Carol thought it would and she winds up alone and tempted with an old addiction. When a familiar face shows up and seems to understand what Carol is going through, she impulsively decides to forgo one bad idea for another.
The Story: Thompson takes a break from the big story arcs and brings Carol back down to the Earth both emotionally and narratively. The story does a great job of showing the human side of the hero and that despite all her powers and purpose, she is still a flawed human being capable of making decisions she will regret. I liked the pace and tone of the story a lot and enjoyed the humor and humanity throughout.
The Art: Lopez crafts some great visuals throughout the issue. The art does a great job of matching the emotional tone of the story Thompson is creating.