Review by C.J. Bunce
If you remember last year’s Captain Marvel (the movie, not the character in Shazam!), you’ll be familiar with the pilot Carol Danvers (known as the most powerful Avenger) and her cat named Goose (movie) or Chewie (comics), who is actually a Flerken (an alien with tentacles and a pocket dimension in her mouth). IDW Publishing is re-printing a Marvel Comics series from last year that may be the most fun of all the Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel stories, the all-ages series Marvel Action: Captain Marvel. Now you can get the first three issues in the compilation trade paperback, Marvel Action: Captain Marvel–Cosmic CAT-tastrophe, a blast of a story packed with more than one cosmic cat. Lots more.
Writer Sam Maggs, artist Sweeney Boo, and colorist Brittany Peer introduce readers to ace pilot Carol Danvers and her best friend for life Jessica Drew a.k.a. Spider-Woman, just hanging out in New York when the town is overrun. Overrun with cats. So how do you control a town full of cats? Dangly cat toy, of course!
Carol gets… eaten… actually stuck in a Flerken’s mouth (it smells worse than you think). Is it good or bad that the mouth contains a pocket dimension? A bunch of cats can’t be all that bad, right? Maybe the Guardians of the Galaxy can help, in sort of a guest starring role like a rock band on an episode of Scooby Doo?
The second compilation book in the series, Captain Marvel–A.I.M. Small teams-up Carol with Nadia Van Dyne, the Unstoppable Wasp. Can Carol and Nadia intercept a plot to steal Pym Particles to miniaturize all the Avengers? Look for that book coming in August.
Courtesy of IDW Publishing, here is a preview of the first volume of Marvel Action: Captain Marvel–Cosmic CAT-tastrophe:
A fun romp full of the best of the new Captain Marvel and her awesome cat, Marvel Action: Captain Marvel–CAT-tastrophe is available now. Order it from Elite Comics, your comic book shop, or here at Amazon. You can pre-order Marvel Action: Captain Marvel–A.I.M. Small now here.