Bringing Down Earth’s Mightiest Heroes With Captain Marvel #14

by Josh Davison

Mild Spoilers Ahead
Captain Marvel comes clean with her dilemma to Iron Man and Thor. Both are dubious of Carol’s plan and tell her that there must be another way. Carol tells them that this was her best idea and that they should come up with a better plan as soon as possible. Captain Marvel then goes to confront Vox Supreme with the “body” of Tony Stark before going to track down Black Panther. T’Challa shoots down Carol first and Captain Marvel is forced into head-on combat with the Black Panther.

Captain Marvel #14 cover by Mark Brooks
Captain Marvel #14 cover by Mark Brooks

Captain Marvel #14 finds our hero continuing her plan to fool and hopefully defeat Vox Supreme. She tells Tony and Thor what she’s doing, but the nature of Singularity means that she can’t relay her plan to the rest of the Avengers.
As with the rest of “the Last Avenger” story, we get to see Captain Marvel throw down with another Avenger, this time the Black Panther. We see how clever and ruthless T’Challa can be, even if Carol may have one up on the Black Panther in this particular scenario.
The confrontation between Captain Marvel and Tony and Thor may be the weakest part of the comic. Thor comes off as a bit dumb, which doesn’t really fit with the character. He is competent and it feels like he should know more of the gravity of the situation.
Captain Marvel #14 art by Lee Garbett, Tamra Bonvillain, and letterer VC's Clayton Cowles
Captain Marvel #14 art by Lee Garbett, Tamra Bonvillain, and letterer VC’s Clayton Cowles

Lee Garbett once again provides a gorgeous treatment to the comic. Carol’s new costume looks awesome and the fight between her and Black Panther has impact and catharsis. Tamra Bonvillain continues to show her immense skill as a color artist, giving this book a vibrant and explosive color palette.
Captain Marvel #14 is another excellent issue of “the Last Avenger” storyline. Carol tries to explain herself to her allies while fighting others, and it becomes doubtful if her plan will fool the Vox Supreme. This one gets a recommendation. Feel free to give it a read.
Captain Marvel #14 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 Alex Garner; and Inhyuk Lee.
Final Score: 8/10

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