CAPTAIN MARVEL Taking flight
After swiftly establishing the premise in its opening pages – our titular hero is the new leader of an Alpha Flight space station, tasked with protecting the universe – it quickly becomes clear that Captain Marvel is a science fiction fan’s dream.
Issue one feels like a cross between Star Wars and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (the dogfights of the former, mixed with the space politics of the latter), issue two contains a perfectly directed Alien tribute, and issue three features a small cat in a flying robot suit.
Old-school Alpha Flight geeks will get giddy at the gloriously-rendered representations of Sasquatch and Puck, while MCU addicts will get a kick out of Rocket Raccoon’s cameo. But even someone completely new to the mythology will get a kick out of this book – the art’s beautiful, with wild angles providing quick movement and unusual perspectives, highlighting the animeinfluenced character design.
One minor criticism: the first four issues pack in enough epic moments to sustain several graphic novels. It makes for an entertaining read, but these characters are so likeable we’d welcome a bit of breathing room to get to know them better. Sam Ashurst
Agent Carter showrunners Fazekas and Butters met while both were working on The X-Files.
Come on, tuck yourself in, lass.