REVIEW: Captain Marvel: Marvels Snapshots #1
In Captain Marvel: Marvels Snapshots #1 by Mark Waid, Claire Roe, Mike Spicer, and Joe Caramagna, you can read an interesting standalone story that gives you an unusual and unique perspective on the Marvel Comics universe!
The story follows a high school student named Jenni who is struggling to find a place in the universe. Jenni’s mom is mad because she keeps getting in trouble for protesting – this time, she’s been suspended for protesting bathroom restrictions for trans kids.
But by the end of the issue, Jenni has had an encounter with both Carol Danvers (Captain Marvel) and Kamala Khan (Ms. Marvel).
These conversations are especially interesting because while Ms. Marvel is a superhero in her own right, her origin story is intimately tied to her admiration for Captain Marvel.
By getting to see both characters in action, readers get an interesting perspective on the way that preceding generations can inspire those who come after them… and how that relationship can expand to include a third generation, as well!
In addition to Waid’s effective dialogue, Roe’s expressive characters pair well with Spicer’s vibrant color, and Caramagna’s precise lettering is as adroit as we’ve come to expect from the veteran letterer (hey, here at Marvel Blog, we have nothing but respect for Caramagna after his appearance in episode seven of Marvel’s 616 on Disney+).
If you’re a fan of Captain Marvel: Marvels Snapshot #1, you may be interested in checking out the 2016 Champions series, beginning with Champions #1 (2016) by Waid, Humberto Ramos, Victor Olazaba, Edgar Delgado, and Clayton Cowles.
Like Marvels Snapshot #1, this series is focused on the idea of legacy superheroes – in fact, Ms. Marvel herself is a member of the team, along with other next generation heroes like Miles Morales as Spider-Man and Amadeus Cho as the Totally Awesome Hulk.
This issue (and the rest of this run of Champions) is currently available to read on Marvel Unlimited, so if you are inspired to check them out, you can do so right now!
A Legacy of Superheroics
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