Captain Marvel #4
…We Call This Tuesday.
Again, I am always excited the week this book comes out. I know it is going to be well written and have some amazing art.
Are people still not liking Dexter Soy’s art? Really? I certainly hope not. Because it is still some of the best art for a comic I have ever seen… I do realize it is a specific style, that is not for everyone, but still, people have to be accepting it at least by now.
I know at some point we will have an artist switch, but until then I will enjoy every page of Dexter’s art. The task will be passed to Emma Rios, so it is in good hands… Either way, I will miss Dexter, but I do love Emma’s work as well.
And though the artistic styles are very different, it shouldn’t be too distracting. It is not like we haven’t been switching mid book, anyway. We should be used to it! ;)
Okay, on to the story…
We are still in 1943 - We are still watching the battle of “Some island off the coast of Peru” - And we are still putting the pieces together on how Carol and her allied Banshee Squadron came to be in this predicament.
This issue is a great mix of battle and plot reveal. As expected, the writing is smart and paced perfectly. And like every issue with Carol and the gang, you get a great sense of teamwork, honor and heroism. The banter between the women is great - it adds a lot of depth to the story overall.
For this issue, like the last, there is a story shift. We are taken from the story set in 1943 and land back in the story set in 1961. It is well worth it though, as at the end of the issue, the timelines and the reason for last issue’s introduction to this time period sync up nicely. I still would have loved to see more of the 1943 story, and Dexter’s art, but such is life - and how the story goes…
Oh, and while many questions are answered, a bunch more surface. The answer to “What could have caused this?” just got a lot more interesting… and a hell of a lot bigger!
As always, I continue to look forward to where this arc is going. This is the kind of book you wish came out twice a month - but for now, we must wait until October 17th, 2012. In the mean time, here is some Issue #5 Preview Art by Emma Rios, to hold us over…