The Life of Captain Marvel #5
Written by Margaret Stohl
Art by Carlos Pacheco and Marguerite Sauvage
Inks by Rafael Fonteriz
Colors by Marcio Menyz and Federico Blee
Letters by Clayton Cowles
Carol’s return home brings out secrets she never knew and the cost of that knowledge is going to be high.
Carol Danvers always knew she wanted to soar. Even before discovering the truth about her legacy and her powers, she knew she wanted to be in the air and her relationship with Walt Lawson helps to reinforce that desire. As the memories of Carol’s past continue to help her put her life into context, the here and now beckon.
After discovering that her mother is a Kree warrior named Mari-Ell, the assassin sent to kill her has taken Carol’s brother hostage in order to force a fight. With both the Danver women suited up, the assassin puts the next part of her plan into motion. A plan that will bring both women into the heart of the town for a final, tragic confrontation.
The conclusion of this series is both affirming and tragic. Stohl has done a great job of wrapping up the story in a way that hits on several emotional beats. She even managed to find a way for Carol and Tony to come to an understanding. I truly enjoyed the pace and plotting of this issue and how it finally came to an end with a merging of Carol’s past and present. I wasn’t expecting the final moments of this issue and that’s good. I liked the unpredictability of it and am curious about how these events will affect Carol going forward.
The art of Carlos Pacheco and Marguerite Sauvage is exceptional. Both styled complement each other and the way they coalesce at the end is inspired.