REVENGE OF THE BROOD – PART FIVE!
Overwhelmed and trapped in the Brood’s backyard, Captain Marvel and her team are forced to sacrifice one of their own.
But the Brood let Carol through their clutches once before, and in so doing, created one of their worst enemies.
They won’t make that mistake again.
Featuring a connecting cover to X-MEN #20!
ComicBook.comYou expect Carol to get some spotlight in her own book, but what's most impressive in Captain Marvel #47 is how much attention the rest of the cast gets in such an action packed adventure. Writer Kelly Thompson is adept at finding enough room in all the chaos to move Carol's supporting cast forward while also moving the grander narrative along. In Captain Marvel #47, the beneficiaries of that skillset are Rogue and Hazmat, who share an unexpected and quite vulnerable moment that shines an introspective light on two fan favorites. Meanwhile Laura continues to be a series MVP, and Carol's own guilt for what Binary suffered is made more understandable by new revelations in the larger story. The Brood themselves continue to be as disturbing and menacing as ever thanks to the work of artist Sergio Davila, colorist Arif Prianto, and inkers Sean Parsons and Roberto Poggi, including one particular page towards the end that left me with an image I'd rather not have. One particular Rogue splash page is also quite impressive, and letterer Clayton Cowles allows the book's multiple revelations to carry the impact they require. A few odd panels here and there can't deter from an otherwise fantastic issue, and this arc has been one of my absolute favorites in this already impressive Captain Marvel run.
Comic WatchCaptain Marvel #47 is the fifth chapter of what is officially the longest arc of Kelly Thompson’s run on the title, and it just seems to get better with every new chapter. In a run that feels like we’ve been subjected to more significant and dangerous situations, this one feels like the impact will be bigger than the others; that probably feels that way because of the crossover with the flagship X-Men book by Gerry Duggan and Stefano Caselli. Will the finale live up to what Kelly’s building up to? Where do we go from here? (...) We’re five issues in and still not sure what it is that the Brood want with Binary, Carol, or Rogue yet, which is causing the story to drag a little. There’s a passing reference to what’s going on in the X-Men book, kinda making this story tie in to what’s going on there, but it feels a tad like cheating, with the connecting covers and all. Hopefully next issues answer some of the questions left unanswered.
The Super Powered FancastThe Story: A dark, exciting and action packed story from Thompson. The tension continues to heat up for Carol and the others and I love the ominous tone of the story. The action is great and I love the character interactions. There is a great sense of darkness at play in the story and I loved seeing how that sense came to fruition with the reveal at the end of the issue. It makes me excited for what’s to come. The Art: Avila crafts some great art in the issue. The characters look great and the environments do a great job of capturing the mood and tone of the story.
Comic Book RevolutionUsing the momentum created by the ending of the previous issue Captain Marvel #47 is by far the best chapter in the “Revenge Of The Brood” story arc. We get plot progression that gets you more invested in the plan the Brood have come up with that both Captain Marvel and X-Men are dealing with. In the process, the stakes are raised even higher than before.