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Captain Marvel #47
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‘Captain Marvel’ #47 has everything a Captain Marvel comic needs and more

Thompson’s love for both Carol and the X-Men is evident in her thoughtful handling of Rogue’s complicated history.

The brood arc in Captain Marvel has been a blast so far, reuniting Carol Danvers with her old allies, the X-Men. In many ways, it feels like a return to form for both franchises and it works just as seamlessly as ever.

Kelly Thompson is honestly the perfect fit for this project – she’s demonstrated her love for Carol time and time again in Captain Marvel, and she’s made no secret of her love for the X-Men with her past X-work. And Thompson’s favorite X-Man? The X-character she’s most well known for writing? Rogue. The very same Rogue who has the most complicated history with Carol out of any of the X-Men. Since her run began, Thompson has had Rogue make a few appearances, touching on the complicated history between the two and doing it in a fashion that feels so right for both women. She doesn’t lift one up to put the other down, instead humanizing both in a really thoughtful manner. Rogue being the catalyst for Carol to involve herself with yet another traumatizing thing from her past, the Brood, is such a juicy concept.

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Sergio Davila’s pencils are at their best, portraying the action scenes as epic as they need to be and the softer scenes as tender as they should be. The characters’ expressions rarely feel off and the art itself really ties the book together.

Captain Marvel #47

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Carol of course shines in this issue as she always does, with her big heroic moment to save Binary as the catalyst for the next issue. But Rogue and Hazmat also steal the show in their heartfelt scene. Avengers Academy is one of my favorite 2000s Marvel books because I grew up reading that era and quickly attached to several of the characters, but it’s worth noting the premise for the series is a little hokey. The “we made a school to find out which kid hero is most likely to be evil when they grow up” thing is the in-universe reason for the Avengers to have the school in the first place, but Thompson uses that to examine how Hazmat felt being labeled as untrustworthy.

That becomes the catalyst for Rogue and Hazmat to have a heart to heart about their powers, lives, and similarities, giving the two women a great character scene. Hazmat has been great working alongside Jessica Drew and Carol in this title, and this issue spells out what makes these characters work well together. Rogue and Hazmat’s scene is probably the best use of Rogue in years as she’s been really underplayed in the X-line for quite some time now. Having her connect to younger heroes like Hazmat is a great choice.

The Brood arc in Captain Marvel has been a successful reunion between Carol Danvers and the X-Men. Thompson’s love for both Carol and the X-Men is evident in her thoughtful handling of Rogue’s complicated history with Carol and the heartfelt scene between Rogue and Hazmat. Thompson deftly uses the premise of Avengers Academy to examine Hazmat’s feelings of being labeled as untrustworthy. Captain Marvel #47 seamlessly ties together epic action scenes and tender character moments.

Captain Marvel #47
‘Captain Marvel’ #47 has everything a Captain Marvel comic needs and more
Captain Marvel #47
The Brood arc in Captain Marvel has been a successful reunion between Carol Danvers and the X-Men. Thompson's love for both Carol and the X-Men is evident in her thoughtful handling of Rogue's complicated history with Carol and the heartfelt scene between Rogue and Hazmat. Thompson deftly uses the premise of Avengers Academy to examine Hazmat's feelings of being labeled as untrustworthy. Captain Marvel #47 seamlessly ties together epic action scenes and tender character moments.
Reader Rating1 Votes
8.8
Carol and the X-Men vs the Brood is a great recipe
Rogue and Hazmat have a great scene together
Davila's pencils are very fitting
Binary's presence in this title still feels a tad like fluff
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