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Captain Marvel #4

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 8 critic ratings.


Nuclear Man reveals his secret weapon: The X-Man ROGUE! It’s been years since Rogue stole Carol’s powers and memories in a fight that changed Carol forever. Though Carol and Rogue have become somewhat uneasy allies in the years since, a wound like that never fully heals. And now, isolated from her allies and facing her worst nightmare, how far will Carol go to stop history from repeating itself?

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
24 pages
Amazon ASIN

8 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Carol couldn’t be in better hands, and it shows with another fantastic issue of Captain Marvel. Kelly Thompson brings Carol and Rogue together once more, but delivers a story between the two that feels like a fresh and necessary next step in their unique relationship. This isn’t about rehashing nostalgia, but instead is about confronting one’s past to ultimately move past it, and Carmen Carnero’s gorgeous art only makes the journey more fulfilling. With an epic battle between the rebellion and Nuclear Man’s forces kicking off by issue’s end and several more mysteries to solve, Captain Marvel has never been better and definitely should not be missed.

  • 96

    The Super Powered Fancast

    Kelly Thompson delivers a powerhouse story in this issue. Having Carol square off against Rogue in this story was inspired and allowed the reader to revisit a defining moment in the characters life. It is an emotional gut punch for Carol and gives the reader more insight into how insipid Nuclear Man is. Speaking of Nuclear Man, I didn’t think I could be disgusted with him as a character, but this issue managed to do it. His smug attitude was a little too much to deal with at times, but it wasn’t too distracting.

    Carmen Carnero delivers some fantastic art in this issue with beautiful character designs and amazing fight scenes throughout.

  • 91

    Comic Watch

    The entire issue is actually quite epic, but it’s real strength comes from the emotional depth of Carol’s past. It has plenty of action and kicking @$%, but the relationship between Captain Marvel and Rogue is what will really keep the pages turning. Hopefully next issue can keep the momentum up…

    Captain Marvel #4 explores Carol’s relationship with Rogue in a truly remarkable way, helping to tell a story that is both action-packed and incredibly heartfelt. Fans, you won’t want to miss this one.

  • 90

    Comics: The Gathering

    Captain Marvel #4 energizes the ongoing story by focusing on conflict. Both the writing and the art leap boldly into combat. The headliner fight between Carol and Rogue is unmissable on its own, but the attention paid to Mahkizmo and the Rebellion is rewarding, too. Although one of its strongest accomplishments is ratcheting up anticipation for the climax in #5, this issue is formidable and fully satisfying by itself.

  • 84

    You Don't Read Comics

    Rogue and Captain Marvel are hardly friends. Frenemies may still be too generous of a term, but they can usually tolerate the other’s existence. But Nuclear Man’s interference is going to test even that tolerance. Kelly Thompson pits the two powerhouses against each other in a fight they may not walk away from in Captain Marvel #4. Carmen Carnero and Tamra Bonvillain lend their talents with art and colors respectively, and the team is rounded out with VC’s Clayton Cowles as the letterer.

    Carol Danvers is a fighter, but even she can only do so much against Rogue draining her powers. Last time she faced Rogue, Carol lost her memories and her identity. But last time she didn’t have her friends and an army to back her up.

    Having Captain Marvel fight Rogue gives Thompson the chance to tell an action-packed story while also exploring Carol’s emotions. Carol still has the traumatic memories of the first time she fought Rogue, and they haunt her during this fight. Getting knocked down and getting back up every time just to prove she can, is the Captain Marvel spirit, and Thompson is showing that she really understands the character.

    There are many panels where Carnero and Bonvillains’ art has to compete with the speech bubbles or action words. These panels end up feeling too busy, and they don’t allow the art to stand out. When the art is the main focus, it’s dynamic and expressive, and the reader is easily drawn through the movement of the story following the action. It’s a shame the balance between art and dialogue is off during this issue.

    It looks like Carol’s time on Roosevelt Island is coming to an end, but any victory she has will probably be tainted by the memories of facing off with Rogue once again.

  • 80

    Multiversity Comics

  • 78

    Black Nerd Problems

  • 50

    Comic Book Revolution

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