The Fall Of A Hero And A God: Captain Marvel #12 Reviewed

by Josh Davison

Mild Spoilers Ahead

Thor is cleaning ice off Avengers Mountain when he is struck with enough force to blow him into the nearby mountain range. Captain Marvel has attacked Thor, and she’s not stopping. Carol and Thor fight one another with full force, and their battle continues across the world. Why is Captain Marvel attacking the Avengers? How far is she willing to go?

Captain Marvel #12 cover by Mark Brooks
Captain Marvel #12 cover by Mark Brooks

Captain Marvel #12 begins the much-hyped “Last Avenger” story arc for the title. It opens with a bang, with Captain Marvel and Thor beating one another across continents.

That’s about all the story there is to this comic. The battle between Carol and Thor spans the whole issue, with a hint as to what’s going on only being given in the last two pages. 

It truly is an epic battle, and Kelly Thompson and Lee Garbett do a good job of evoking the power that’s being thrown around by these two. These are two of the most powerful Avengers in the history of the team, and there was no chance that either was going to go down easy.

Needless to say, whoever won here, there would be some consternation from the “who would win between” crowd (of which I am a part, though I never debate it online). Regardless, it’s an epic comic, and the final reveal was shocking.

Captain Marvel #12 art by Lee Garbett, Tamra Bonvillain, and letterer VC's Clayton Cowles
Captain Marvel #12 art by Lee Garbett, Tamra Bonvillain, and letterer VC’s Clayton Cowles

Lee Garbett’s artwork is fantastic, and he has a great feel for these characters. There is a two-page spread towards the center of the book that genuinely left my mouth agape in its spectacle. As already stated, Garbett does a brilliant job in rendering this fight between two beings of immense power. Tamra Bonvillain’s color work helps the pages explode with life and energy too; she is truly one of the best colorists in the scene.

Captain Marvel #12 brings two of the most powerful beings on Earth into brutal combat with one another. It’s Captain Marvel versus Thor, and it’s a fight that will shake the foundations of our world…if not destroy it. Either way, this comic gets a recommendation. Feel free to give it a read.

Captain Marvel #12 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 Mark Brooks, Terry Dodson with Rachel Dodson; Inhyuk Lee; and Junggeun Yoon.

Final Score: 8/10

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