MARVEL ACTION: CAPTAIN MARVEL #5 REVIEW – Honey, I Shrunk the Captain! (Maggs, Boo, Peer, Miesner, IDW / MARVEL)

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Sam Maggs (Author) Sweeney Boo (Artist, Cover Artist) Brittany Peer (Colorist) Christa Miesner (Letterer, Designer)

Thanks to IDW Publishing for the review copy!

Issue 5 is the second issue in a Captain Marvel/Unstoppable Wasp team up.  The Unstoppable Wasp is a relatively new Marvel character. Nadia Van Dyne is the long lost daughter of Ant-Man who was held by the Russians in their Red Room (the place where Black Widow was trained). When we left our heroes at the end of issue 4, Captain Marvel and the Wasp were  shrunk down to mini size and at risk of being stepped on by an AIM agent.

This issue lacked some of the wit (and alien cats) of the first arc in the series. Wasp and Captain Marvel have some fun banter, but my favorite part of this issue involves a run in between Captain Marvel and a bee. It was nice to see Wasp’s scientist crew (G.I.R.L), but their introduction was kind of glossed over and individual personalities weren’t given a chance to shine.

Whereas the art in issue 4 was consistent with the Unstoppable Wasp book, the style seems to change a bit in this issue.  

Like issues 1-4 this book is family friendly, with minimal violence and good messages about science and teamwork. This arc is also a good way to get some exposure to the Unstoppable Wasp and her associates (There’s also a cameo by one of my favorite characters). If you like Nadia, you may want to check out the Unstoppable Wasp series. I recommend reading Issue 4 first to start with the beginning of the arc, which continues in the next issue.

If you missed my reviews of the first four issues of the series, you can check them out here:

MARVEL ACTION: CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 REVIEW

MARVEL ACTION: CAPTAIN MARVEL #2 REVIEW

MARVEL ACTION: CAPTAIN MARVEL #3 REVIEW

MARVEL ACTION: CAPTAIN MARVEL #4 REVIEW


MARVEL ACTION: CAPTAIN MARVEL #5 is now available.


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