Are You a Friend or A Foe Today Rogue?! (Captain Marvel #4 Comic Review)

“Re-Entry Part 4”

Writer: Kelly Thompson

Artist: Carmen Carnero

Cover Art: Amanda Conner & Paul Mounts

Variant Cover Art: Gerald Parel

What You Need to Know: Misogynist Villain, Nuclear Man, has shown up in New York and created a Strange Barrier around Roosevelt Island. When Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers, is pulled inside, she finds a Post Apocalyptic Wasteland were all the men have been trapped in his citadel and the Woman, super hero or not, are fighting against his armies. Only one man has escaped and that’s SOM, Nuclear Man’s son who claims to be on the Rebels side. When Captain Marvel and Spider-Woman infiltrate the Citadel, they are found and while Spider-Woman and SOM go to let the Rebels know about the next step, Carol stays behind to find the X-Man she knows more than anyone else waiting for her: ROGUE.

 

In This Issue: Rogue is the X-Man who single handedly ruined Carols life for years despite Rogue being an innocent villain at the time. Though the two have “patched things up”, there is still clearly some issues between them. But with this feral Rogue draining her powers, Carol has to work fast in stopping her. Nuclear Man stops the fight to reveal that the reason he brought Rogue in the first place is so that the two women can fight to the death in order for him to choose a future Bride. Meanwhile, the Jessica and SOM have returned to base to let the others know what they discovered at Nuclear Man’s Citadel. The Gang decide that if there is going to be an impending attack, they are going to be the ones that attack first. Inside the Dome, Carol and Rogue are fighting it out hard despite the resistance and its then that Carol has a crazy idea that could save them both. But for Carol, the cost is great, and she is going to have to trust Rogue more than ever if the plan is going to work.

When I first started getting into comics, Rogue was my favorite and her story with Carol is imbedded in any fan’s brain. It’s kind of a 101 when it comes to either characters. So, to see Rogue and Carol even in the same room together is the most disturbing but beautiful nostalgia. If you aren’t reading Rogue’s single Comic Story going on right now Mr. and Mrs.Then you should be because its just as delightful and we see what Rogue has been doing while Carol has been fighting. Any woman reading this is going to want to punch Nuclear Man right in his face for his misogyny, but the sad thing is, there are still people who think that and that’s what makes it more infuriating. Bad guys aren’t just the guys who steal and kill, they have that evil mindset like Nuclear Man.  On the plus side, it’s a testament to Thompson’s writing, after all you want to believe what is happening and get invested not just in the story but the emotion. Captain Marvel has been the topic of a lot of “Strong Woman” topics lately, this is a perfect example of that strength.

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Joanna Robinson

Joanna Robinson

I’m 34 years old, attending school for Graphic Arts and Illustration. I started reading comics in the 90’s and have continued on till now adding Manga to the mix. I sing and work at Indy Wrestling shows, love going to Con’s and Cosplaying. Big movie buff and toy collector. Moose.
Summary
It’s the fight that’s been years in the making: Rogue VS Captain Marvel! But what's Nuclear Man really got planned for the two Hero's is even more shocking!
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Great
Artwork - 7
Storyline - 8
Fluidity from Previous Issue - 8
Character Development - 9
Variant Cover Art - 8
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I’m 34 years old, attending school for Graphic Arts and Illustration. I started reading comics in the 90’s and have continued on till now adding Manga to the mix. I sing and work at Indy Wrestling shows, love going to Con’s and Cosplaying. Big movie buff and toy collector. Moose.

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