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Captain Marvel #7

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 8 critic ratings.


Captain Marvel’s got a magical right hook — but what happens when she loses her mighty fists? When a powerful spell from the Enchantress causes Carol and DOCTOR STRANGE to body-swap, everything about their mission is called into question. What was once a covert ops mission with BLACK WIDOW to take down the Enchantress and her “Land of the Dead” is now a comedy of errors — casting spells wasn’t exactly covered in Carol’s military training. But Carol Danvers is more than her powers, and the Enchantress is about to discover that the hard way.

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
22 pages
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8 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 84

    You Don't Read Comics

    Writer Kelly Thompson has big plans for Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, and Black Widow in issue seven. They’ve got to fight Enchantress and destroy her army of zombies, take down one of Malekith’s allies, get one step closer to saving the world. Thompson is joined by guest artist Annapaola Martello, colorist Tamra Bonvillain, and letterer VC’s Clayton Cowles, for a swift conclusion to the “Strange Trip” arc.

    Captain Marvel and Doctor Strange are running out of time before their final confrontation with Enchantress, and they’re still in each other’s bodies. If they’re to have any chance to defeat her, they’ll need to be able to use each other’s powers. That’s much easier said than done; however, since all of Carol’s magical knowledge comes from fictional stories, and Stephen isn’t used to wielding photon blasts.

    Thompson really takes advantage of the body swap story to build the friendship between Captain Marvel and Doctor Strange. They both have strong personalities, but given the circumstances, they have no choice but to set aside their egos and learn from each other. Plus, watching Captain Marvel and Dr. Strange fight using powers they aren’t used to makes for exciting action sequences.

    While it’s not an essential plot point, the sequence of Natasha fighting a giant crocodile is hilarious, and it serves to diffuse some of the tension while Carol and Stephen work out how to overcome their body swapping situation. Martello’s art style is perfect for scenes like this. Natasha’s mini misadventure doesn’t overwhelm the central conflict in the panel.

    As far as event tie-ins go, this one didn’t feel too forced, but it will be great to get back to Captain Marvel’s usual adventures.

  • 80

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: The War of the Realms side stories can be hit or miss, but this one is worth a read based on the dialogue and character interactions alone. Kelly Thompson effectively mixes in humor that doesn’t take away from the stakes in the story and tend to be humanizing for the characters themselves. The body swap motif isn’t particularly new, but Thompson handles it well. The resolution of the conflict felt rushed at times, especially Carol’s final act in Strange’s body, but the story was enjoyable.

    The Art: Annapaola Martello takes a lighter tone to the art in this issue and it works with the tone of the story itself. There is a funny sequence with Widow in the background during a dialogue heavy scene that is one of the only moments where the background is utilized. Almost all of the art is focused on the characters which is effective for highlighting the characters, but takes away a sense of space and location.

  • 80

    But Why Tho?

    Captain Marvel #7 wraps up a momentary detour in the ongoing narrative that manages to function as, if nothing else, an enjoyable filler story when read out side of the larger crossover event. It ends with a tease for the upcoming plot line that, combined with the promised return of regular series artist Carmen Carnero, has the future looking to be going into a bright, and bold, future for Captain Marvel.

  • 80


    Body-swap comedies are fairly commonplace even outside the realm of comics, but Kelly Thompson keeps things fresh by emphasizing the clash of personalities between Carol Danvers and Stephen Strange – not because they are so different but because they are so similar in temperament. It also helps the Black Widow is on hand to act as a snarky third-wheel who points out the stupidity of both of her allies, particularly after they fail to notice her being imperiled because of their squabbling. The artwork by Annapola Martello is a little rough in some points, yet is largely serviceable and well-colored by Tamra Bonvillain. Hopefully those readers who came here for the War of the Realms tie-in will stick around to enjoy this wonderful little series some more next month.

  • 80

    Who knew that a Freaky Friday scenario with Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, and Black Widow could be so delightful? That’s exactly what writer Kelly Thompson made happen though in part one of this adventure, and part two is as entertaining. This unusual pairing just works, allowing numerous opportunities for humorous scenarios and unconventional action. Artist Annapaola Martello and colorist Tamra Bonvillain’s visuals shine brightest in the more action-packed sequences or in sequences with a visual gag, like the pitch-perfect Widow versus an alligator scene. At other times things can be a little muddy, but there’s just too much to love about the issue for those panels to take away from the sheer fun of the narrative. If you want a Captain Marvel book that will make you smile, this is the issue for you.

  • 70

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

  • 56

    Comic Watch

  • 40

    Black Nerd Problems

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