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A new beginning for Ms. Marvel, Carol Danvers, made herself a promise to be "the best of the best" - but after the events of Civil War, has Ms. Marvel lost her way? As the stress mounts and Carol finds herself less and less sure about what she's doing or why, a crossroads is reached and a decision is made - a decision that will change the course of Ms. Marvel's life - and A new beginning for Ms. Marvel, Carol Danvers, made herself a promise to be "the best of the best" - but after the events of Civil War, has Ms. Marvel lost her way? As the stress mounts and Carol finds herself less and less sure about what she's doing or why, a crossroads is reached and a decision is made - a decision that will change the course of Ms. Marvel's life - and possibly the Marvel Universe Brian Reed (New Avengers: Illuminati) and Roberto De La Torre - plus guest-stars Iron Man, Araña and Wonder Man - kick-off the new era. Collecting: Ms. Marvel 11-17


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A new beginning for Ms. Marvel, Carol Danvers, made herself a promise to be "the best of the best" - but after the events of Civil War, has Ms. Marvel lost her way? As the stress mounts and Carol finds herself less and less sure about what she's doing or why, a crossroads is reached and a decision is made - a decision that will change the course of Ms. Marvel's life - and A new beginning for Ms. Marvel, Carol Danvers, made herself a promise to be "the best of the best" - but after the events of Civil War, has Ms. Marvel lost her way? As the stress mounts and Carol finds herself less and less sure about what she's doing or why, a crossroads is reached and a decision is made - a decision that will change the course of Ms. Marvel's life - and possibly the Marvel Universe Brian Reed (New Avengers: Illuminati) and Roberto De La Torre - plus guest-stars Iron Man, Araña and Wonder Man - kick-off the new era. Collecting: Ms. Marvel 11-17

30 review for Ms. Marvel, Volume 3: Operation Lightning Storm

  1. 4 out of 5

    Chad

    Ms. Marvel deals with A.I.M. as she gathers a S.H.I.E.L.D. strike team to go after these types of threats. It's not all that exciting. The more interesting elements like the infighting amidst A.I.M. doesn't even have anything to do with Ms. Marvel. I was happy to see Roberto del la Torre leave the book. He has a hard time drawing faces, especially if slightly turned. Aaron Lopresti is a much more talented artist. Ms. Marvel deals with A.I.M. as she gathers a S.H.I.E.L.D. strike team to go after these types of threats. It's not all that exciting. The more interesting elements like the infighting amidst A.I.M. doesn't even have anything to do with Ms. Marvel. I was happy to see Roberto del la Torre leave the book. He has a hard time drawing faces, especially if slightly turned. Aaron Lopresti is a much more talented artist.

  2. 5 out of 5

    kristen ♡

    the story overall is boring , as you can tell by how long it took me to read this volume. okay , i got distracted by other comics and shifted my focus a little ... but the first issue of volume 3 bored me and caused me to not what to continue until i knew i had to finish at least 1 in my currently reading before continuing with a new series. i think the first issue in a new arc should be the most impactful in order to keep the reader entertained. i think that for books too within the first 100 pa the story overall is boring , as you can tell by how long it took me to read this volume. okay , i got distracted by other comics and shifted my focus a little ... but the first issue of volume 3 bored me and caused me to not what to continue until i knew i had to finish at least 1 in my currently reading before continuing with a new series. i think the first issue in a new arc should be the most impactful in order to keep the reader entertained. i think that for books too within the first 100 pages. i couldn’t tell you anything that happened for the operation lightning storm arc came into play , which is issues 13-17. though only 2 issues , it made me dread continuing on with a great series. the first issues are important because they set the tone for the future issues and because they were dry, the amazing operation lightning storm arc felt drier than it should have. yes, it was amazing in terms of all the action it held and the way we see carol fixing her previous mistake with julia and trying to work out her feelings for both william and simon. it still has the same tone that carol wants to redo her entire ms. marvel brand. i really hated the A.I.M storyline and found myself breezing through any page that features those characters which is 90% of this volume. i LOVED the continuation of the julia storyline and the plot (carol taking her daughter away from her) it is quite a hot topic in today’s news. i feel like carol just did everything she did with A.I.M in the doom storyline. to me, conflicts that are more personal and are relatable to society such as the julia conflict are more entertaining because they show characters beyond how strong they are. though boring most of the volume , i give this 3 stars instead of 2 solely for #17. you really see a downfall of carol and her mental health. again , you see her as a person who struggles and even has days when they can’t pull their self together instead of a super hero 24/7. she falls and rises stronger again. carol is so important to me in life and especially right now. the carol danvers character (no matter the persona) is a strong human being who we can all look up to 💘 “and everyone’s watching to see if i drop the ball ... yeah , well , keep watching.”

  3. 4 out of 5

    Mitchell

    An okay book. But it should be a bit better. It's all about going after A.I.M. but it feels more like monster of the week. And Carol still reads weak and confused to me but not in an interesting way. But I did like the bits with Anya and Julie. Eh. 3.5 of 5. An okay book. But it should be a bit better. It's all about going after A.I.M. but it feels more like monster of the week. And Carol still reads weak and confused to me but not in an interesting way. But I did like the bits with Anya and Julie. Eh. 3.5 of 5.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Anne

    Not my favorite so far. Sort of ho-hum, but not awful.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Adam Graham

    This book collects Issues 11-17 of Miss Marvel. It contains three stories: First off in Issues 11 and 12, Miss Marvel faces off against a villain she defeated back she was at the Avengers. Interesting story, particularly loved the villain Doomsday Ma throwing off on the Avengers for failing to keep track of him so that AIM was able to snag him. Issues 13 and 14: The Deal: Carol agrees to lead the Mighty Avengers in exchange for Tony Stark (currently director of SHIELD in this book) giving her her This book collects Issues 11-17 of Miss Marvel. It contains three stories: First off in Issues 11 and 12, Miss Marvel faces off against a villain she defeated back she was at the Avengers. Interesting story, particularly loved the villain Doomsday Ma throwing off on the Avengers for failing to keep track of him so that AIM was able to snag him. Issues 13 and 14: The Deal: Carol agrees to lead the Mighty Avengers in exchange for Tony Stark (currently director of SHIELD in this book) giving her her own detachment of superheroes and SHIELD agents (not actually reporting to SHIELD) to prevent major crimes before they start. After taking out an AIM sight, she decides to use this to help Julia Carpenter, who in the previous volume, she captured and dragged off to secret prison with her daughter watching and described bringing her in as "her pleasure." Carol's efforts to help Julia are meant to soften that image a bit, but instead the characterization is so off that the story instead makes me wonder whether she's a fit mother as she has little concern for her daughter's welfare and commits a parental kidnapping from the grandparents with SHIELD help. Issues 15-17: The book ends with a big AIM story and it's a blast. It involves an AIM Civil War, witha variety of factions that include MODOK and different alternatives to him. It contains the cheesiest scene in the book , but is still a ride. I thought both the first and last stories were pretty good. Carol also showed herself to be relatable. Not only does she feel regret over what she did to Julia, she also begins to question the wisdom of the entire Superhero registration movement in light of AIM being able to carry ou tattacks due to Tony spending an inordinate amount of time enforcing them. Teenage superhero Anya Corazon was likable and this book made me curious to read her solo stories. On the other hand, most characters in this book are either unlikable or flat. Tony Stark and Maria Hill come off as particularly unlikable. In one scene, Carol references "debriefing Tony Stark" and Maria asks if that's "the only time you debriefed him?" What is she? In High school? The story tries to add in romantic subplot, maybe a bit of a triangle. However, both Wonderman and the non-hero potential love interest are dull, so it's hard to get into them. In the end, this isn't bad, but there's a lot bad about this book. Hoping Volume 4 gets better.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Rylan

    So essentially this is season 2 of Brian Reed’s Ms. Marvel. The stories in here are pretty good, I’m glad Carol helped Julia after what happened in civil war. The art in here is much better than the previous volumes where some of the faces looked wonky, I guess since the book proved to be popular it was able to garner a better artist.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Rob McMonigal

    Okay, time to jump off this ship and jump back once Kelly Sue takes over. I was reading this for background, but it's just painfully bad and comic book-y. Brian Reed tries to make Carol's life "Marvelized" by giving her angst, but it's the stupidest thing imaginable, and the supporting characters are all acting about as dumb as possible. The whole AIM plot is just meh, and Modok doesn't see a good use here. The art is okay, but has a lot of the usual standing and posing that too many Marvel books Okay, time to jump off this ship and jump back once Kelly Sue takes over. I was reading this for background, but it's just painfully bad and comic book-y. Brian Reed tries to make Carol's life "Marvelized" by giving her angst, but it's the stupidest thing imaginable, and the supporting characters are all acting about as dumb as possible. The whole AIM plot is just meh, and Modok doesn't see a good use here. The art is okay, but has a lot of the usual standing and posing that too many Marvel books had then and still have now. No life in the panels, just a lot of people looking stern and attractive. Nothing to see here at all.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Edward Davies

    Fans of MODOK and AIM will enjoy this volume of Ms Marvel, which feels like something of a swan song for the evil organization, but I was a little disappointed that the mystery of Carol's latest beau was left unresolved. Fans of MODOK and AIM will enjoy this volume of Ms Marvel, which feels like something of a swan song for the evil organization, but I was a little disappointed that the mystery of Carol's latest beau was left unresolved.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Cande

    Meh. I had a hard time sympathizing with Carol. She makes many mistakes and never takes responsibilities for her actions.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Christian Smith

    Story (Brian Reed): 6/10 Fav Artist: (Aaron Lopresti) #13-17 PARENTS GUIDE Age Level: 12+ Violence: 5/10 A couple of times people are roasted or zapped, and their flesh is burned off instantly. Zombie monsters are seen with body parts hanging off, kind of bloody. Very brief scene where monsters maul a man. The actual act isn't shown but the blood splattering is. A man is shot in the head and he bleeds onto the floor. Sex/Nudity: 5/10 A woman is seen throughout the entire volume wearing A tight, revealing Story (Brian Reed): 6/10 Fav Artist: (Aaron Lopresti) #13-17 PARENTS GUIDE Age Level: 12+ Violence: 5/10 A couple of times people are roasted or zapped, and their flesh is burned off instantly. Zombie monsters are seen with body parts hanging off, kind of bloody. Very brief scene where monsters maul a man. The actual act isn't shown but the blood splattering is. A man is shot in the head and he bleeds onto the floor. Sex/Nudity: 5/10 A woman is seen throughout the entire volume wearing A tight, revealing unitard. Two characters kiss passionately and almost go to possibly have sex but are interrupted. A woman briefly dreams that she is laying in bed with a man. Both fully clothed A brief mention to an affair Profanity: 2/10 Like one "H" word and half of an F word

  11. 5 out of 5

    Rohail

    2 Stars for the first two issues, story was bland and Torre's art was getting worse and worse. The Deal story where Ms. Marvel uses her new team Lighting Storm to help Spider-Woman get her daughter back wasn't bad, I'm glad Julia got her daughter back. 3 stars. Finally the Ready, A.I.M story with a dying M.O.D.O.K was nerdy but I really got used to Lopresti's art finally. 3 stars. "But Tony the new registration law is stupid-" ...continues to follow it. Overall 3 stars. 2 Stars for the first two issues, story was bland and Torre's art was getting worse and worse. The Deal story where Ms. Marvel uses her new team Lighting Storm to help Spider-Woman get her daughter back wasn't bad, I'm glad Julia got her daughter back. 3 stars. Finally the Ready, A.I.M story with a dying M.O.D.O.K was nerdy but I really got used to Lopresti's art finally. 3 stars. "But Tony the new registration law is stupid-" ...continues to follow it. Overall 3 stars.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Cody Ruble

    2 stars feels kinda harsh. But I felt like I had to push myself to get through this book. The first issue and the last issue of this book were the best parts of it. But the stories in in-between were soooo boring and the art was terrible. I do enjoy the character Carol Danvers so I might keep reading this series. But we’ll see...

  13. 5 out of 5

    Ralph Wark

    Good storyline The scientist supreme, Modok has a son, interdimensional storage of a DNA altering device, betrayal, Arachne and her daughter..... A lot happens in this compilation, all good, all interesting. The art is wonderful, and Ms. Marvel's personality continues to progress. All sorts of fun.... Good storyline The scientist supreme, Modok has a son, interdimensional storage of a DNA altering device, betrayal, Arachne and her daughter..... A lot happens in this compilation, all good, all interesting. The art is wonderful, and Ms. Marvel's personality continues to progress. All sorts of fun....

  14. 5 out of 5

    Rocky Sunico

    I don't think a lot of current Marvel readers know a lot about the strange organization known as AIM and this Initiative tie-in book has us exploring one of the stranger schemes that the super-science organization has cooked up. It also has Ms. Marvel in charge of her own little SHIELD taskforce that's a quirky yet interesting enough idea. I don't think a lot of current Marvel readers know a lot about the strange organization known as AIM and this Initiative tie-in book has us exploring one of the stranger schemes that the super-science organization has cooked up. It also has Ms. Marvel in charge of her own little SHIELD taskforce that's a quirky yet interesting enough idea.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Christopher Ogden

    Solid story held back by slightly too much melodrama Good story telling. The art work is well done, there is no major shift during the book. Definitely looking forward toward the next one.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Roman Colombo

    This had some nice Carol moments. It was good seeing her try to fix some of her Civil War mistakes. And a MODOK story is always fun.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Doctor Doom

    really great artwork pushes this to the 3 star range... story would hold it back slightly.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Joe

    She is all over the place and doesn't know it, that is where we start. Good art, good writing. Good to go back and see where Tony and Carol start their own "War" She is all over the place and doesn't know it, that is where we start. Good art, good writing. Good to go back and see where Tony and Carol start their own "War"

  19. 4 out of 5

    MC

    During and after the events of the Civil War arc in the the Marvel Comics' universe, the lives of several heroes are emotionally off the rails, as they question what they have done, and should do, with the rest of their lives. As volume three of her eponymous series begins, Ms Marvel is no exception to this. Though she doesn't regret all of her moves during this crisis, she does regret some of them, such as the arrest of Spider-Woman Julia Carpenter, and her subsequent separation from her daught During and after the events of the Civil War arc in the the Marvel Comics' universe, the lives of several heroes are emotionally off the rails, as they question what they have done, and should do, with the rest of their lives. As volume three of her eponymous series begins, Ms Marvel is no exception to this. Though she doesn't regret all of her moves during this crisis, she does regret some of them, such as the arrest of Spider-Woman Julia Carpenter, and her subsequent separation from her daughter. Ms Marvel wants to be friends with Julia again, and even helps her see and obtain physical control of her daughter from her parents, who now want nothing to do with Julia, and in fact, want Julia to stay away from her own daughter. So Ms Marvel helps her flee with her girl. What does Julia do? She says she'll never forgive MM again. I have to say that I absolutely despise this part of the current story arc. It is entertaining to see Ms. Marvel run around stopping bad guys, kicking butt, and taking names, as it were. But that is all she is doing. She has no purpose, no real reason for being. She is aimless. This in itself wouldn't be so bad. A story of a hero “discovering herself” can have merit. The problem is how they writer her as so disillusioned with the pro-registration side in the Civil War storyline. This drives me nuts. I can understand that the methods of some of the heroes on Iron Man's side were bad, but the forces aligned with Captain America, including the oh-so persecuted Julia Carpenter, were just as far from being on the side of the angels. They responded (or sometimes did so pre-emptively) by attacking, hurting, and in some cases likely crippling or almost killing, federal agents and police. How is this good? Most of the people they hurt just tried to do their job, and only responded with force after being attacked, especially in the case of Carpenter. Moreover, these underground heroes could easily have “registered” and then fled to another country, thus averting all need for violence. For a comparison, there is a reason that, though she and Ollie had killed before (in fairness, Ollie was becoming more non-lethal when he can due to the influence of his partners Diggle and Felicity), that, on the television show Arrow, Huntress is seen as a villain by most fans now, while Oliver isn't. When she mowed down nearly a dozen federal agents in an attempt to kill her mob boss father, she cemented herself as a bad guy. In a similar vein, Julia Carpenter was brutal and hurt people, so she is not an innocent. I don't mind seeing a soul-searching Ms Marvel, but if the reason for this is her angst over the Civil War stuff, then please stop it. Unless you balance it with angst on the anti-reg side, then it is just more of the stupid story-telling at work. Give Ms Marvel emotional growth without the Civil War stuff please. Just one last issue here. A pilot in the United States Air Force is an officer, not enlisted. So how come in her dress uniform, MM was wearing a rank of an enlisted personnel? Tiny point, but that stuff bothers me. I was in the Army and getting these tiny, but important details right is a must. Do better, Marvel.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Geeky Like

    I think what draws me to Ms Marvel is she is a woman who has exceled in a very male dominated military world and hell she is Captain Marvel now. Maybe it is also because my friend Lada has done cosplay of her along with so much more. She looked interesting and a name that comes up quite often when discussing women in comics. Carol Danvers wants to be more than just Ms. Marvel. She wants to be something more not only in her professional life, but in her personal life. She is strong, but has self-d I think what draws me to Ms Marvel is she is a woman who has exceled in a very male dominated military world and hell she is Captain Marvel now. Maybe it is also because my friend Lada has done cosplay of her along with so much more. She looked interesting and a name that comes up quite often when discussing women in comics. Carol Danvers wants to be more than just Ms. Marvel. She wants to be something more not only in her professional life, but in her personal life. She is strong, but has self-doubt. She wants normalcy in her private life and tries so hard to go on a date and have that slice of normal, but desperately wants to get past her demons and become something more than she has been as Ms. Marvel. Civil War apparently messed her up pretty badly, so she has things to prove to herself and others. She gets her chance when Iron Man asks her to be the leader of the new Avengers team he is putting together as he has too much on his own plate running SHIELD. But she wants to do it her own way and instead assembles her own Lightning Storm Strike Team (including a mini-carrier) which will take the offensive against serious threats like A.I.M. before they get to Avenger like threat levels. It’s not a bad team consisting of Wonder man, Machine Man, Sleepwalker, Agent Sum, and Arana. We even get to see M.O.D.O.K. (Mechanized Organism Designed Only for Killing). Things I loved: As per usual Marvel does a great job of giving you a brief synopsis of recent history exposition at the beginning so I wasn’t lost. Of course, I had no idea that I was also reading Volume 3 instead of Volume 1. The art is also nice though it is penciled by two different artists; Roberto De La Torre (11-12) and Aaron Lopresti (13-17). While I haven’t really read any Ms Marvel before, I didn’t feel too lost. Granted I am still unsure of what her power set really is, I really liked the dynamic between her and her companions. Carol is a strong female character and while, yes, her off time is spent going on the mysterious Mr. Wagner I love that she has doubts that this guy wants to date her because she’s Carol and not because she is Ms. Marvel. I think that is interesting question that is posed. Does he like the woman or the superhero and cant he like both? It has a nice blend of letting me to get to know some new characters that I have not been introduced to before and the plot blends everything from zombies to your traditional drag out fights. The Cliffhanger ending made me want to read more and grab Volume 4 the next time I hit the bookstore. I also really liked having A.I.M. in there as the baddies. Things I didn’t love so much: Some of the art style wasn’t exactly my cup of tea though Carol’s got some great hair I must say and while yes I feel like I wasn’t too lost, I really do feel like I should have started with Volume 1. Buy or Borrow: Borrow. This may not be the best place for newbies to start, but I was pleased enough that I want to read more. Part of: A series. Start with Best of the Best

  21. 5 out of 5

    Holden Attradies

    This is actually the first volume of this newer Ms. Marvel series that I've read, so at this point I don't know how it compares to the two previous volumes. That out of the way I was pretty damn impressed. I think the thing I enjoyed the most was the way Carol, and the narration in general, had an almost (ALMOST) snarky breaking of the fourth wall genre awareness. The best example was what Carol said at the end about M.O.K.O.K.: "M.O.K.O.K. disappeared in the explosion, because that's what bad g This is actually the first volume of this newer Ms. Marvel series that I've read, so at this point I don't know how it compares to the two previous volumes. That out of the way I was pretty damn impressed. I think the thing I enjoyed the most was the way Carol, and the narration in general, had an almost (ALMOST) snarky breaking of the fourth wall genre awareness. The best example was what Carol said at the end about M.O.K.O.K.: "M.O.K.O.K. disappeared in the explosion, because that's what bad guys do when they're caught in a bomb blast and everyone thinks they're dead. They escape." From looking at others reviews of the volume I see that a lot of people felt the story and Carol's motivations weren't clear, that they kind of wondered. But having just read Essential Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1 it all felt very Ms. Marvel. She has a deep history of not knowing what she wants, of being easily distracted and wondering off on little side projects. I read it as Carol Danvers, the woman who strode to be the best of the best in a male dominated military setting, not quite knowing how to deal with things now that she has so much power things aren't always an uphill battle. I really enjoyed the inclusion of A.I.M. and M.O.D.O.K., they are classic Marvel and it's good to see them shine with modern art and story telling. Speaking of the art I was pretty indifferent to Robert De La Torre but Aaron Lopresti was an perfect fit for the volume. As someone else pointed out, her hair looked awesome. Last, I am left REALLY wanting to know who William Wagner really is. I'm hoping it is something that is built apon and not just left in the dust.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Alice

    Again it was alright... still messy, and she still has to reply on other people to save the day. Wonder Man is in this quite a bit and to me he's a complete blank place holder of the character. Nothing to get excited about there.. I think there is meant to be some sexual tension (and if I recall in House of M they were together), but honestly.. *yawn* There's also some shadiness involving the guy she's dating. Greg Horn's covers are no better than Frank Cho's so I'm still repulse at the start of Again it was alright... still messy, and she still has to reply on other people to save the day. Wonder Man is in this quite a bit and to me he's a complete blank place holder of the character. Nothing to get excited about there.. I think there is meant to be some sexual tension (and if I recall in House of M they were together), but honestly.. *yawn* There's also some shadiness involving the guy she's dating. Greg Horn's covers are no better than Frank Cho's so I'm still repulse at the start of each issue. She does not look powerful or intimidating, she looks like a tacky glamour model.. and so shiny. This is my first introduction to A.I.M. and M.O.D.O.K. which took a bit of getting my head around (M.O.D.O.K. is pretty weird). I found bits confusing but that might be because I was getting pretty bored with it and losing concentration! Still sticking with this series.. but if it doesn't pick up soon I'm giving up.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Brad

    Definitely the weakest volume in the series yet. Ms. Marvel feels her mission is weakened, and, now, instead of trying to be "the best of the best," tries tackling "the worst of the worst." M.O.D.O.K. and A.I.M. are her villains in this volume--it's nice to see an acronymed terrorist cell besides HYDRA, and A.I.M. is both funny and a serious threat. Overall, this book takes several steps back. I don't understand why Ms. Marvel is so broken up over what happened with Arachne in the last volume. Her Definitely the weakest volume in the series yet. Ms. Marvel feels her mission is weakened, and, now, instead of trying to be "the best of the best," tries tackling "the worst of the worst." M.O.D.O.K. and A.I.M. are her villains in this volume--it's nice to see an acronymed terrorist cell besides HYDRA, and A.I.M. is both funny and a serious threat. Overall, this book takes several steps back. I don't understand why Ms. Marvel is so broken up over what happened with Arachne in the last volume. Her new "Lightning Storm" team isn't too well fleshed out (though that's probably left for future volumes), and the change in artists from De La Torre to Lopresti is a definite downgrade. All in all, this book wasn't quite as fun as the first two Ms. Marvel books.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Todd

    Someone said tht a plus to this is that Greg Horn does the covers. I really disagree. I'm not a fan of Horn's style. I really just don't think his Ms. Marvel looks intimidating. She looks like a swimsuit model. Carol refocuses on being the "best of the best". She thinks that part of doing this is actually being proactive rather than just reactive. She goes after the "worst of the worst" with her new surgical strike team. She compares the Avengers to a sledgehammer and her new team to a scalpel. I Someone said tht a plus to this is that Greg Horn does the covers. I really disagree. I'm not a fan of Horn's style. I really just don't think his Ms. Marvel looks intimidating. She looks like a swimsuit model. Carol refocuses on being the "best of the best". She thinks that part of doing this is actually being proactive rather than just reactive. She goes after the "worst of the worst" with her new surgical strike team. She compares the Avengers to a sledgehammer and her new team to a scalpel. I like that there are a couple of story arcs here rather than just one. Even if they follow each other so that they seem like one. It keeps the collection moving. I'm a little ashamed to admit that I don't remember what the deal with the voices is.

  25. 5 out of 5

    The Sapphic Nerd

    Ms. Marvel's costume is... For starters, the red sash is impractical and even a safety hazard in her line of work so I don't know why it's there. And then bikini line is just plain distracting - especially when you have scenes where she has her legs open, which is often. It's annoying and unnecessary. As for the character, I dont know who was created first, but Carol Danvers/Ms. Marvel reminds me of a less sassy/entertaining version of Karen Starr/Power Girl, right down to the orange cat. That sa Ms. Marvel's costume is... For starters, the red sash is impractical and even a safety hazard in her line of work so I don't know why it's there. And then bikini line is just plain distracting - especially when you have scenes where she has her legs open, which is often. It's annoying and unnecessary. As for the character, I dont know who was created first, but Carol Danvers/Ms. Marvel reminds me of a less sassy/entertaining version of Karen Starr/Power Girl, right down to the orange cat. That said, I do like Carol as well, so this is more akin to a compliment than a critique, but a bit less in common would be nice. Overall, I enjoyed reading this. I like the character and don't mind following her adventures, but this isn't anything outstanding.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Mark

    Ms. Marvel convinces Tony Stark to let her start her own team and even gives her a mini-carrier. A few Shield Agents and Wonder Man join her to right wrongs and to battle the A.I.M. organization. Ms. Marvel has some of the most ambiguous powers for a primary character (with Wonder Man bringing in a close second) but her professional wrestler looks seem to inspire better then average art. The story is typical so this book will most likely appeal to Marvel fans. Notes Excellent cover art by Greg Horn L Ms. Marvel convinces Tony Stark to let her start her own team and even gives her a mini-carrier. A few Shield Agents and Wonder Man join her to right wrongs and to battle the A.I.M. organization. Ms. Marvel has some of the most ambiguous powers for a primary character (with Wonder Man bringing in a close second) but her professional wrestler looks seem to inspire better then average art. The story is typical so this book will most likely appeal to Marvel fans. Notes Excellent cover art by Greg Horn Learning Curve Moderate: Those new to Marvel comics might be confused. Reading Order Occurs before Secret Invasion

  27. 4 out of 5

    Mairi

    A decent three shorter stories, focusing on fighting AIM and creating Operation Lightning Storm. Decent character development for Carol Danvers; I generally enjoy the internal monologue-ing that is employed heavily. Nicely hints at more to come later, such as William's real identity, or Agent Sum's powers. The artwork is generally decent (bar the usual complaints about her superhero outfit). The covers, however, don't really work for me, and don't match the rest of the art. A decent three shorter stories, focusing on fighting AIM and creating Operation Lightning Storm. Decent character development for Carol Danvers; I generally enjoy the internal monologue-ing that is employed heavily. Nicely hints at more to come later, such as William's real identity, or Agent Sum's powers. The artwork is generally decent (bar the usual complaints about her superhero outfit). The covers, however, don't really work for me, and don't match the rest of the art.

  28. 5 out of 5

    David

    Gods - I love this series! Brian Reed is a terrific writer. We get the follow up resolution to the Civil War story here. And much more. I'm a huge fan of Carol Danvers current series Captain Marvel but am starting to think this series might be the better one. I wish Marvel would hire Reed to continue this series to fill in the blanks between this series and the current one. Wouldn't that be magnificent? Yes, it would! Indeed! Gods - I love this series! Brian Reed is a terrific writer. We get the follow up resolution to the Civil War story here. And much more. I'm a huge fan of Carol Danvers current series Captain Marvel but am starting to think this series might be the better one. I wish Marvel would hire Reed to continue this series to fill in the blanks between this series and the current one. Wouldn't that be magnificent? Yes, it would! Indeed!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Noah Soudrette

    While Carol tries to refocus her life in this volume, the series itself tries to refocus around a special assault team led by Ms. Marvel. This is only partially successful for both Carol and the series. This is definitely better than the last volume, but a lot of it still leaves me scratching my head (as far as character motivation goes). I'm not sure if I should continue with the series or not. While Carol tries to refocus her life in this volume, the series itself tries to refocus around a special assault team led by Ms. Marvel. This is only partially successful for both Carol and the series. This is definitely better than the last volume, but a lot of it still leaves me scratching my head (as far as character motivation goes). I'm not sure if I should continue with the series or not.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Matt Randall

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This was the first Ms. Marvel comic I've read, and I really enjoyed it. Ms. Marvel's vulnerability and conflicting emotions regarding the Super Hero Civil War made her very three-dimensional, and I liked the inclusion of Wonder Man (another character I'm not that familiar with). I want to find Vol. 4 to see where Ms. Marvel and her new task force goes. This was the first Ms. Marvel comic I've read, and I really enjoyed it. Ms. Marvel's vulnerability and conflicting emotions regarding the Super Hero Civil War made her very three-dimensional, and I liked the inclusion of Wonder Man (another character I'm not that familiar with). I want to find Vol. 4 to see where Ms. Marvel and her new task force goes.

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