Captain Marvel #29 continues the plot of Carol learning magic, adding a little twist that fills every page with juicy drama: Amora doesn’t know Carol wants to learn magic so she can kill her future son, Ove.
The cover is one of those incredibly misleading covers, depicting Carol and Stephen Strange in some sort of embrace (though Checchetto’s artwork is absolutely gorgeous here). In reality, Strange is barely in this book, and he certainly doesn’t interact with Carol in it. The highlight of this book is the Amora/Carol dynamic, which is incredibly fun to read because it’s obvious the two only barely tolerate each other. Thompson’s quippy writing is on display here as the two speak to each other with humorous, barely contained contempt.
Carol and Amora’s venture to Atlantis is a lot of fun and it’s nice to see Carol as kind of a fish out of water here, in all these scenarios that she usually wouldn’t be in. Magic isn’t exactly her realm, and Thompson’s books have made no secret of that — still, it’s really cool to see Carol fight magical beings and find her own way around things.
Camagni’s art is soft and adds a nice contrast to Carol’s often very bold personality. Certain pages look absolutely gorgeous, especially the monster designs here.
Captain Marvel #29 is another solid issue in Thompson’s run. Though it doesn’t do anything revolutionary, if you’ve been enjoying her run thus far, this one is sure to please as well.
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