The Ove arc has been one of the standout plotlines from Kelly Thompson’s Captain Marvel run, pushing Carol to new heights and testing her limits. Issue #30 sees the culmination of that plot as well as Carol’s foray into magic, ending on an exciting note.
Amora and Carol’s unlikely alliance has been a highlight of the last few issues, with tension so thick you could cut it with a knife. The tension boils to an explosive point in this issue, ending with a confrontation between the two that’s sure to turn some heads. What Carol ultimately does to Ove, in the end, has effects that reach the entire magic community as a whole, leading the reader to wonder just where this plot will go next.
Carol’s personal life has plenty of challenges of its own, and Captain Marvel #30 forces Carol to grow in new ways. The work done to Carol’s relationships this issue isn’t shocking — most people knew this would happen eventually, but it’s such a sweet payoff that it’s a good feeling to be right. Thompson had to push Carol to these limits in order to test her both personally and professionally, something this arc proved many times over.
What Captain Marvel #30 does is wrap up one plotline neatly while introducing an exciting future for both Kelly Thompson and the heroine she’s writing.
Jamie McKelvie’s side story, “Ripples,” is a heartwarming little tale about one of the best relationships Carol’s had in recent years. It paints a picture of the scope of a hero’s work and is a great look at how Carol sees herself and how others see her. The relationship that this story builds on is a fan favorite one, and one that’s sure to please many fans of Marvel teen heroes — and Carol fans.
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