Captain Marvel & Daredevil #5

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Just a few quick words about a couple comics I read thus week (thanks Chris) and enjoyed.

 

 

 

Captain Marvel #5

Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick

Art: David Lopez

Color Art: Lee Loughridge

Letters: VC’s Joe Caramagna

Assistant Editor: Devin Lewis

Editor: Sana Amanat

 

Carol has stumbled onto what has been making the aliens sick she has been trying to help, it seems the Spartax empire has them mining a certain element known across the MU. The sickness that has been plaguing them is in fact vibranium sickness. The Empress of Torfa tells Carol to stand down, and willingly surrenders to Spartax. Of course Carol takes this as a sort of winking permission to kick some ass, just without the official sanction of Torfa.

 

DeConnick writes a great Carol (DUH!) but I really do love her. And the art by David Lopez is a treat, clean, open and expressive, with room for the colors to really kick things up. This book is fun every month, and Carol is always an interesting character, she is far from perfect, but tries to do what is right in her heart. The love for Captain Marvel online is earned and deserved, I want a Captain Marvel movie so damn bad.

 

Daredevil #5

Writer: Mark Waid

Art: Chris Samnee

Colorist: Javier Rodriguez

Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna

Editor: Ellie Pyle

 

Finally, we get to see the “death” of Foggy Nelson. After Daredevil publicly unmasking at the end of the previous series and great big cross-hairs drawn on to those close to Matt Murdock, something had to be done to allow Foggy to continue with his treatment while the world thinks him to be dead. I don’t want to give away too much, but Foggy Nelson dies a very public, very heroic “death”.

 

Mark Waid brings so much to this series, especially in the genuine love between two guys that are the best of friends, and it is beautiful. This issue got to me, in a wonderful way. Chris Samnee has proven himself time and again to be one of the great ones, an artist who is both a fantastic sequential storyteller and it shines through that he seems to be having the time of his life, doing what he loves. Daredevil is a delight.

More to come shortly! See ya soon.

 

-Kris

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