Captain Marvel: The Death of Captain Marvel

As Protector of the Universe and de facto defender of Earth, the Kree Captain Mar Vell has triumphed over foes large and small But when Mar Vell is diagnosed with cancer, he finds himself face to face with a foe that even his vast might can t defeat and both he, and a universe that loves him, must rally together to accept the inevitable Plus, look back at the seminalAs Protector of the Universe and de facto defender of Earth, the Kree Captain Mar Vell has triumphed over foes large and small But when Mar Vell is diagnosed with cancer, he finds himself face to face with a foe that even his vast might can t defeat and both he, and a universe that loves him, must rally together to accept the inevitable Plus, look back at the seminal battle with Nitro that infected Captain Marvel years before and, in the midst of a battle with Titan s planet sized computer system, now corrupted by the madness of Thanos, witness the budding romance between Mar Vell and his true love Elysius COLLECTING Captain Marvel 1968 34, Marvel Spotlight 1979 1 2 and Marvel Graphic Novel 1 The Death of Captain Marvel
Captain Marvel The Death of Captain Marvel As Protector of the Universe and de facto defender of Earth the Kree Captain Mar Vell has triumphed over foes large and small But when Mar Vell is diagnosed with cancer he finds himself face to face

  • Title: Captain Marvel: The Death of Captain Marvel
  • Author: Jim Starlin Steve Englehart Doug Moench Pat Broderick
  • ISBN: 9780785168041
  • Page: 356
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Captain Marvel: The Death of Captain Marvel”

    1. Sometimes the comic media gets lost in the superheroics and forgets to be relatable. This book is the best case of remembering the people involved in the heroics and to make them relatable to their followers.I have always loved how science fiction can give us the oportunity to focus on an issue from an extrapolated point of view, and what better way to speak of the sadness, the tragedy and the anger in the face of the absolute impotence of figthing cancer than to make it happen to one who can fi [...]

    2. I started reading expecting what I got only in the last story, and so I've complained through the book about the collected issues in this GN.I only bought it to complete the major appearances of thanos, and knew little about the plot, but I was "caught" in the middle of mar-vell stories that I really liked but didn't knew too much (I only read Avengers vs Thanos)but the story that gives the title is something to remember, it stays with you and is very touching, it gives a new "category " to comi [...]

    3. This volume collects Captain Marvel #34, Marvel Spotlight #1-2, and Marvel Graphic Novel #1.In the first reprinted issue, Captain Marvel battles the exploding villain Nitro to recover a stolen canister of deadly nerve gas. This is a key issue as it sets up the situation that would result in Mar-Vell's eventual death, but other than that it's unremarkable. The script is cheesy (never was an Englehart fan) and Starlin's art isn't at its best. Nitro is such a cliche dastardly villain I was surprise [...]

    4. Collecting Captain Marvel #34, Marvel Spotlight #1–2 and Marvel Graphic Novel #1: The Death of Captain Marvel, this volume delivers the end of Jim Starlin's classic Captain Marvel run (which were not included in the third Masterworks volume) and his even more classic graphic novel, in which the consequences of his final issue force Mar-Vell to battle a foe unlike any other: cancer.The inclusion of the two Marvel Spotlight issues almost seems somewhat out of place, however, as the Doug Moench-p [...]

    5. 19th book read in 2013. Number 71 out of 310 on my all time book list.Follow the link below to see my video review:youtu/W_RAtGDlBDE

    6. The five stars is solely based on the strength of the Death of Story. It's very human, real and painful in it's reality.

    7. The story "The Death of Captain Marvel" is a classic. It's a story of a great hero succumbing to death through the "regular" but still tragic disease of cancer. To show a superhero's life taken by a disease, rather than through fighting robots or a vampire stealing his soul or anything like that, is refreshing and brings realism to Starlin's already masterful use of the space opera genre. It's a must read in the canon of graphic novels. Why three stars then? It has too so with the other comics t [...]

    8. The only thing that interests me about Captain Marvel, is his ties to Thanos. That is the reason the graphic novel contained in this collection stayed with me after all this time, it holds an interesting part of Thanos' past. But it is also a powerful story, that shows that even superhuman beings can die from a very human disease. And it shows how much Jim Starlin has grown as a writer from his earlier 70's stories. The emotions of the characters suffering to accept the reality of what is happen [...]

    9. While the actual death of Captain Marvel is still a fairly moving story, this collection is a little weak compared to The Life and Death of Captain Marvel trade from several years ago. This one collects one issue of Captain Marvel where he's exposed to a deadly nerve agent, two rather forgettable issues of Marvel Spotlight by Doug Moench, and the original Marvel graphic novel depicting Marvel's death from cancer resulting from the exposure. Not as strong as it should be but if you've read the re [...]

    10. This is a reprint of an early Marvel graphic novel, with a couple of extra issues of the 70s Captain Marvel series included for good measure. The main body of the book the reproduction of the graphic novel suffers horribly from terrible color. It really should not have been printed this way. Aside from that blunder in printing, the story is okay, I guess, for a super-hero dying from cancer. It's not particularly well written and the art is quite ugly by today's standards. Most noticeably tiny he [...]

    11. Starlin did something very important for the superhero genre by depicting grief in a stark, realistic fashion.I would not say that this book aged particularly well, however. The author is very particular about spelling out everything for the reader: every feeling gets a dialogue or a soliloquy. Starlin does not take advantage of the format's opportunities for symbolism. While this choice may well be justified -- there's no rule which says that negative moods are best conveyed through metaphor -- [...]

    12. For such a mort, Nitro sure finds a way to finagle himself into some pretty important bits of Marvel continuity. More Starlin cosmic tales, this time featuring the end of one of the first cosmic heroes around. I gotta say, though, no way does a cosmic superhero die from cancer in a comic book universe. It's possibly the most unbelievable thing in a multiverse full of unbelievable things.

    13. a jim starlin gem from 1982. probably hadn't read it since back then, too. i'm older, and mar-vell is still dead.

    14. I'm not sure I've ever read of a hero dying by ******, before. I'm not sure if this wasn't a precedent in 1982.

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