Captain Marvel and her eXcellent allies revel in their big win against the Brood, but all is not quite what it seems… Carol and her friends have miles to go before they sleep.
The Brood has always been one of the universe’s most dangerous foes, and one of Carol Danvers’ greatest enemies.
And now, under the rule of an Empress Brood gone rogue, with a hive mind bent on revenge, what could possibly stop them?
ComicBook.comIt's easy to forget how well Captain Marvel and the X-Men fit together, but "Revenge of The Brood" has been a welcome reminder of just how delightful their adventures can be. The characters shine in Kelly Thompson's hands, delivering all the snappy banter you expect while also having their distinct power sets and personalities utilized in creative ways. They play off each other so well, both in and out of battle, and when it is time for a throwdown, artist Sergio Davila, colorists Arif Prianto and Yen Nitro, inker Sean Parsons, and letterer Clayton Cowles are at their best. (...) This latest adventure has been wonderfully thrilling, and it is only getting better from here.
Comic CrusadersThe most consistent Marvel book of 2022 returns for 2023, mid-story and therefore mid-problem. What would you expect from the creative mid of Kelly Thompson. (...) By using team aspects to Captain Marvel’s, Kelly Thompson is showing readers not just her ability to deliver high quality storytelling, demonstrating a fantastic understanding of the character. She has also established herself as the type of writer that I would love to see take on the Avengers; how many time have the Avengers been in Carol’s book and vice verse? I am not sure the book could commercially be re-packaged as “Consistent Captain Marvel”, though it is fully descriptive and accurate. Another great issue!
The Super Powered FancastThe Story: Thompson continues to craft a fun, exciting and thrilling adventure in this issue. I love seeing this team work together and the story has some great action and adventure throughout. There is a great moment between Carol and Jessica that emphasizes some personal growth for Carol that I loved to see and I am excited to see where the story goes next. The Art: Davila crafts some great visual thrills throughout the issue and there are not only great character moments, but some truly scary visuals that help emphasize the tension of the story.
Comic WatchWe’re halfway through this arc, and Thompson and Davila keep raising the stakes on our rescue party. The Brood are depicted as something more than just mindless eating machines, but a hive society, like they were originally depicted in Claremont’s now classic Brood Saga, and it’s something I didn’t realize I needed until now. Davila’s take on the Brood was the perfect take for this arc. I can’t wait to see how Thompson and Duggan finish this arc.
Comic Book RevolutionCaptain Marvel #45 is a solid but flawed latest chapter to the Revenge of the Brood storyline. The first half in particular has many instances of panels that come across as filler content. It’s the second half of this issue where Captain Marvel #45 finds a strong flow of good character moments and strong action visuals.