The Final Pieces: ‘Captain Marvel #15’ Reviewed

by Josh Davison

Mild Spoilers Ahead

She-Hulk has arrived and she isn’t happy. Jen caught Captain Marvel attacking Black Panther, but Jen doesn’t know that the assailant is Carol. She-Hulk easily outclasses Captain Marvel in terms of raw power and she’ll only get stronger as the battle rages on. Carol needs to shut Jen down quickly and she’ll need to resort to a dangerous gambit to do so. Even if Carol wins this fight, there’s still one Avenger to go and she still needs to figure out how she will bring down Vox Supreme.

Captain Marvel #15 cover by Mark Brooks
Captain Marvel #15 cover by Mark Brooks

Captain Marvel #15 brings Carol into combat with one of her closest friends…who just so happens to be the strongest Avenger on the current roster. She-Hulk is fully unleashed and thinks Carol is a mysterious alien assailant. As such, She-Hulk isn’t holding back.

That fight is pretty damn awesome. Captain Marvel and She-Hulk are two of the strongest heroes on Earth and it’s a ton of fun to watch them cut loose on one another.

This issue really drives home how guilty Carol feels and how dirty she’s having to play with her friends and teammates. Her gambit to beat She-Hulk is unnerving and dangerous and that’s before Carol even has to confront Captain America.

The scene with Captain America is a particularly strong gut-punch and you can’t help but feel bad for Carol.

Captain Marvel #15 art by Lee Garbett, Tamra Bonvillain, and letterer VC's Clayton Cowles
Captain Marvel #15 art by Lee Garbett, Tamra Bonvillain, and letterer VC’s Clayton Cowles

Lee Garbett puts in another stellar issue with Captain Marvel #15. The fight between Jen and Carol is aptly thunderous and epic. Plenty of muscle and energy is expelled, and the impacts are viscerally enjoyable. Color artist Tamra Bonvillain ensures that the book is bright, vibrant, and explosive.

Captain Marvel #15 is another powerful and fairly heart-breaking issue for the series. Carol is forced to hurt another one of her closest friends while serving a cold villain willing to slaughter his own people wholesale. It’s a compelling read and it easily earns a recommendation. Check it out.

Captain Marvel #15 comes to us from writer Kelly Thompson, artist Lee Garbett, color artist Tamra Bonvillain, letterer VC’s Clayton Cowles, cover artist Mark Brooks, and variant cover artists Inhyuk Lee; Ema Lupacchino with Morry Hollowell; and Zili Yu.

Final Score: 8.5/10

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