Review – Captain Marvel #15 (Marvel Comics)

The Battle of the Avengers in Captain Marvel #15

Captain Marvel #15 is an issue that many Carol Danvers fans have been eagerly awaiting. This issue is part of ‘The Last Avenger’ plot arc, and it has been a scenic ride from the very first moment. Due to a strange series of circumstances (which I will not spoil here), Carol has been tasked with fighting the Avengers.

Yes, you read that right. This entire plot arc has been a series of fights that we’ve dreamed of seeing. Best of all, there’s actual reason and justification behind it. It’s made for some intense reading, but it has also been highly entertaining.

This is a plot arc that has been getting a lot of ink. And honestly? With good reason. Thus far, we’ve seen Carol take on some of the most famous Avengers – all while showing her unique spin. These fights show off Carol at her best and her worst. And that makes it perfect for her fans.

Writing

Captain Marvel #15 was a fantastic read. It’s an issue that I’m sure many fans have been looking forward to. Especially after the way Captain Marvel #14 left off. Trust me when I say that it not only lived up to those expectations but surpassed them.

Kelly Thompson really put out all the stops for this issue. This was a dramatic read, with Carol fighting to do what was right while stuck in an impossible position. More than that, this issue really tried to do justice to the other Avengers shown. That is a task easier said than done, given the circumstances. But it was done well here.

As with the last few fights in this series, the fighting in this issue was so carefully planned out. You can tell that a lot of thought was put into how each and every one of these fights should go down. That they were also respectful to the other heroes involved speaks volumes.

This issue wasn’t just all fighting. There’s so much more building up, both behind the scenes and right in front of our eyes. We’re not at a point where we can guess what will happen next, and that’s a good thing. Only time will tell how ‘The Last Avenger’ concludes.

Art

The artwork behind Captain Marvel #15 is awe-inspiring. There are several fight scenes portrayed, all of varying power levels with different settings. That’s a lot for any single artist. Throw in the fact that we’ve got a dozen recognizable characters, and you’ve officially got a lot going on.

Lee Garbett, the lead artist for this project, certainly didn’t shy away from that fact. They created some unforgettable scenes. While all of the battles were impressive, it’s the scene on page fifteen that is breathtaking. It’s so dramatic and intense, all while being a moment that we’ve been waiting for. It was worth the wait.

Tamra Bonvillain was the colorist for this issue, and they did an excellent job, as always. The snowy color palette is probably one of the highlights for this issue, alongside the choices made for portraying powers.

Finally, VC’s Clayton Cowles was responsible for the lettering. It’ll probably come as no surprise to hear that their work was ideal for this plot arc. Their words carried us from one corner of a panel to the next, ensuring that we didn’t miss a moment of it.

Conclusion

Captain Marvel #15 is one of the most dramatic additions to the latest plot arc. A fact that is really saying something, given how enthralling this entire arc has been. I know that I personally can’t wait to see what will happen next.

This issue will also hold a special place in my heart forever. I adore how the rest of the Avengers were portrayed. They were more than enemies, more than background characters. They were dynamic and essential parts and will surely be vital in the upcoming issues as well.

This review was originally written for Word of the Nerd, but has been ported over to Quirky Cat’s Fat Stacks now that the site has shut down.

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