VFCast! Season 5 Episode 8: Blondes punching time travel … right in the face!

 

Did I post a Marvel from the wrong universe? Let your nerdrage guide you, my child.

Title: Captain Marvel Volume 1: In Pursuit of Flight
Author: Kelly Sue DeConnick
Artists: Dexter Soy, Emma Rios 
Publisher: Marvel Comics  
Release Date: January 1, 2013

 

So somehow this week we’ve had a flood of comment spam. I’m wondering it that is how it goes. First you get the spammers. then you get an explosions of podcast listeners. Then you get to punch the atmosphere of earth.

We don’t talk about how comfortable the creative team on this book is with iconic imagery. I’m not even sure what the icons are, but they invoke Superman, Marvel’s Golden Age, and Gloria Steinem back-to-back, without breaking a sweat.

The ironic hipster part of me wants to cringe. I’m certinally somewhat uncomfortable looking straight into the camera of my life and just saying how awesome/terrible something is. At its’ worst Captain Marvel Vol. 1 is a little preachy. At its’ best it is rad beyond reason, working with the best parts of the cultural heritage it inherits with both a warm nostalgia and a total instance that it must be fresh, new, and emotionally resonant.

 

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