Captain Marvel: In Pursuit of Flight by Kelly Sue DeConnick, Dexter Soy and Emma Riso
I’ve heard amazing things about Kelly Sue DeConnick’s take on Captain Marvel and I’m really glad that I picked it up. This volume is packed full kick ass female characters. It’s great too see from a Marvel book and I can see why this book has such a passionate fan base.
For someone picking up a Captain Marvel book for the first time it has plenty of back story to provide all the information required, in fact, the whole plot of this volume pulls on the character’s origins and her taking on the name of Captain Marvel.
As much as I loved the portrayal of the characters, I think it could take me another book to get into the story line. I also had a difficult relationship with the art. The art of the first part of the book is very different from what I’m used to but I did get into it and I think it added a lot of drama to the action scenes (they were extremely strong) but then, for the last two issues, the art switches and I found it very jarring. I love Emma Riso’s art, and think it is perfect in Pretty Deadly (also by DeConnick) however, after getting used to the art style of the first half of the books, I found it very disorientating and I don’t feel it worked.
All that being said, I think what DeConnick is doing with this book is fantastic and I will probably read more. Though I feel we need better female representation across the board with comics, a book like this is doing a lot to even things out.
(Books read in 2014 #60)