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Captain Marvel #5

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 10 critic ratings.


The battle with Nuclear Man comes to a head! Captain Marvel’s rebellion forces have launched their final desperate assault for control of the island. But Nuclear Man has an ace in the hole — and stopping him will take everything Carol’s got. The life of every man, woman and child on Roosevelt Island rests on Carol’s shoulders. She’s about to show Nuclear Man why they call her “Earth’s Mightiest Hero”!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
24 pages
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10 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Kelly Thompson and Carmen Carnero’s first arc comes to a close, and they saved one of their best issues for last. First off Carnero and Tamra Bonvillain’s artwork here is simply phenomenal, resulting in several poster worthy scenes. Thompson brings the Captain Marvel Rogue dynamic to satisfying close as well but also continues to build up other heroes like Hazmat and Echo, characters we are now once again fully invested in. There’s payoff for days at the need of this book if you’re a longtime fan of the Carol-verse (is that a thing? It is now) and even some promising setup for future issues. Seriously, Captain Marvel has never been better, and we can’t wait to see more.

  • 95

    Comic Watch

    he conclusion of Nuclear Man’s dome was interesting to say the least. I wasn’t sold on Som being used as a battery until the full page showing Rogue draining his energy before he detonated. It’s a visual that drives home the theme that has been brought up so often about overcoming toxic behavior and it’s also just really well done!

    The artwork from Carmen Carnero and Tamra Bonvillain is the driving force of this action-packed issue, and they don’t pull any punches. It’s a spectacle all the way until THAT kiss and the dramatic cliffhanger. At the end of a literal war, seeing Rhodey was an emotional moment for Carol and as a reader. But are things finally getting better between them? This was a great moment, but unfortunately with the War of the Realms tie in coming up next, we may not find out for some time…

    All in all, this was a fantastic arc from a talented creative team. As an added plus, this arc will most likely only get better in the collected trade format, so don’t miss out!

    Captain Marvel #5 is an explosive finale to an action-packed arc that showcases Carol’s leadership and heroism. This one doesn’t hold any punches back, especially against assholes like Nuclear Man!

  • 92

    The Super Powered Fancast

    Kelly Thompson offers a great conclusion to this storyline and I didn’t want to spoil both the ending and what she is setting up for Carol next. The conclusion to this story did everything it was supposed to do in plot, pace and dialogue to keep the reader interested and engaged in the battle as well as curious and entertained by its aftermath. The Carol/Rogue dynamic continues to be one that I enjoy seeing explored and Thompson does a great job of both exploring that interplay as well as keeping the tension fresh between these characters.

    Carmen Carnero really delivers with the art in this issue. Every page is richly detailed and all of the action looks amazing.

  • 90

    But Why Tho?

    The book leaves off with portents of things to come and I look forward to their arrival. I’m happy that Captain Marvel #5 did not fail to live up to all it promised both as an exciting super hero story, and as a superb and approachable look at the character of Captain Marvel.

  • 85

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    This was a really good ending to a story that got better and better as it progressed. Kelly Thompson brings her usually fun time to the book and her cast of characters is great. Add to all that some butt kicking art and this is a book I can easily recommend.

  • 83

    Major Spoilers

  • 79

    Black Nerd Problems

  • 70


  • 60

    You Don't Read Comics

  • 50

    Comic Book Revolution

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