Captain Marvel #49
Written by Kelly Thompson
Art by Sergio Davila
Inks by Sean Parsons and Roberto Poggi
Colors by Ceci De La Cruz
Letters by Clayton Cowles
The Rundown: Carol channels her grief and pain into a final assault against the Brood Queen.
With Binary gone, Carol channels all of her power and tells her friends to leave and take Binary with them. As she confronts the Queen, she reveals not only that she knows what the Queen’s plan for her was, but that she has altered it in a way that will destroy the Brood once and for all.
As the X-Men arrive to help their allies, Forge reveals that Carol’s power levels could destroy them all. A revelation that forces Rogue to confront Carol in order to get her to power down before it’s too late.
The Story: Thompson does a great job of not only showcasing how powerful and passionate Carol can be, but also revisits the dynamic between Rogue and Carol that has been in the background for a long time. The story has a great sense of scale as well as awesome action. There is some great character development throughout and you can feel the pain and loss Carol is going through within the story. I thought it was a great touch to have Rogue confront her own relationship with Carol as she tried to help bring her back from the edge.
The Art: Davila delivers some beautifully detailed and epic action throughout the issue. The visuals truly capture the tension of moments as well as the danger to the characters.