Captain Marvel #3
Written by Kelly Thompson
Art by Carmen Carnero
Colors by Tamra Bonvillain
Letters by Clayton Cowles
Carol is in the midst of battle when she spots Jennifer falling through the sky. In a last minute save, she manages to save her teammate and destroy the rest of Nuclear Man’s forces in the process. In the aftermath of the battle, Carol confronts Som and discovers not only his secret, but his connection to Nuclear Man.
After bringing everyone back inside the base, she has Echo shadow the young man in order to determine whether or not he’s a threat. At the same time, she gathers every woman she can find with a background in engineering and construction to build weapons. She wants to know why powers are being nullified and when she finds out that there is a way into Nuclear Man’s citadel, she decides to take the chance.
Using a small group to infiltrate the facility, Som admits that he is the reason Carol has been targeted. When she discovers what is beneath the surface of the building, she makes them leave. What Carol sees chills her to the core as one of the biggest threats she’s ever faced in her life returns to finish what she started years ago.
One of the best things about this issue is the surprise ending. There are so many great moments throughout the issue, but the cliffhanger ending is the highlight. Kelly Thompson raises the stakes for both Carol and her forces in this issue and the pace of the story makes many of the moments exciting to read.
Carmen Carnero’s art is fantastic throughout and both the character details and action art perfectly rendered.