- Series: Marvel Comics
- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Marvel Enterprises (October 1991)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 087135635X
- ISBN-13: 978-0871356352
- Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 7.2 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,763,371 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Life of Captain Marvel (Marvel Comics) Paperback – October, 1991
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which is some of the best work Starlin did on this title, although I consider his run on Warlock to be his magnum opus. Also considerThe Life and Death of Captain Marvel (Marvel Comics) , which reprints the above, plus Marvel Graphic Novel #1, The Death of Captain Marvel.
On its own terms it is quite good. It recounts Captain Marvel's first clash with Thanos as the latter tries to gain the Cosmic McGuff-- err, Cosmic Cube and throws in a bunch of other colorful characters: The Thing, Iron Man, Drax the Destroyer, Mentor and Eros and villians like the Controller, the Blood Brothers and the Super-Skrull. Starlin is trying to elevate the usual superhero slugfests by creating a longer story that broadens the scope and raises the stakes.
But it is not that much better than a lot of other comics that came out at the same time. Starlin was still growing as an artist and while there are flashes of brilliance, the work here isn't as good as his later stuff. This is particularly true of the Iron Man story -- one of Starlin's first major pieces -- and it shows. Story-wise it is a little clunky in parts too.
One of the best compilation by Marvel Comics and a gem to true blue comicbooks fans, completist and readers alike! Worth the look!