“Falling Star Part 3’
Writer: Kelly Thompson
Artist: Carmen Carnero
Cover Art: Mark Brooks
What You Need to Know: Carol Danvers has been “ousted” to the public that she has Kree Heritage and the public has not liked that. It has caused the Media to go into an uproar, the Air Force to revoke her military title and Carol to hit rock bottom. But what made her spiral was the secret of her losing her powers just as a new Hero named “Star” arrived on the scene to help. But it’s Carol’s old foe Minerva that comes to her aid wanting to work together to revive the Diminished Kree Race. Hesitant, Carol agreed but when Tony Stark unearthed a Kree virus embedded in Carol’s chest, she knew just who to go to. Instead of a confrontation, Carol found Minerva tied up and nearly dead!
In This Issue: Not knowing what else to do, Carol takes Minerva to Stark’s lab to get her medical help and just in time. Thanks to some fast thinking and Stark Tech, Minerva is able to recover enough to give Carol the answer’s she has been looking for though not the ones she wants. Turns out it was Minerva who leaked the info about Carol’s Kree Blood to the press and caused the uproar despite Minerva’s good intentions feeling Carol would help her. But that’s not the WORST thing Minerva has to tell her. Before she found out about Carol, she was trying to engineer a stronger kind of Kree using Human’s and fusing them with Kree DNA. But they weren’t getting any powers, so she sent out one of her Krakens that she was growing in her lab that ad a Kree-engineered virus that infected Carol. Once Star came around, she started siphoning Carol’s powers which explained why Carol was feeling so weak during the same battles. But when Minerva went to make peace with Carol, Star felt betrayed. But it has gone too far, and Carol must now clean up the mess. Heading right out to Times Square, Carol challenges Star, who she realizes is Ripley Ryan the Ms. Magazine reporter. An intense fight ensues, and Carol realizes she has only one real shot to stop the imposter. But Star has one more trick up her sleeve.
Am I allowed to say “I told you so” in a review because. . . I’m pretty sure I did. A new superhero comes out of nowhere to save the day as Captain Marvel starts losing? Totally not suspicious at all. Although it is good to know what was actually going on behind the scenes and have that back story. Minerva is the villain you want to hate but she is written so well that even though you’re mad at her for doing this, you kind of feel bad. She just wants to help her people and messed up big time in doing it. Ok, so no real excuse for destroying Carol’s life but its compassionate enough that you won’t feel too bad when she gets what’s coming to her. There is a lot of info coming at you at once in this issue and while sometimes that can be boring or make things slow, this is written well enough that things keep moving nicely. And can we take a moment to appreciate the artwork of the beginning of the big battle? It takes a lot of Marvel to challenge someone in Times Square but Carnero makes it look way more badass then you would think.