The Last Avenger: Part 3
Writer: Kelly Thompson
Artist: Lee Garbett
Cover Artist: Mark Brooks
Variant Cover: Alex Garner; Inhyuk Lee
What You Need to Know: Vox Supreme has given Carol Danvers AKA Captain Marvel an Ultimatum; Kill the core Avengers in 24 hours or he will set off bombs he has hidden in highly populated areas on Earth. To ensure her compliance, Vox fitted her with a suit that monitors her location and audio. So far, Carol has taken down Thor and now Iron Man but instead of killing them, she tossed them inside the Entity known as Singularity who can create a pocket dimension to buy time to stop Vox and save her friends. Instead of the REAL bodies of the Avengers, Carol is using cloned bodies that were hidden away by the now-defunct S.H.I.E.L.D.
In This Issue: Having heard Captain Marvel’s story about being used by Vox to destroy the Avengers, Thor and Tony Stark are not happy. Not happy about her plan to fool him or having to be stuck in the pocket dimension not able to help their friend. The duo tries to convince Carol to let them help or at least think of something else, but she refuses and continues to pull out the dead clones of her comrades (in this case Tony) hoping it is enough to fool Vox for now. Bringing the body to Vox’s lair, Carol tries to get more information out of him and about the whereabouts of the other bombs but when he threatens to use on to keep her in check, she backs down. But Vox, while pleased with the bodies, is clearly convinced Carol is planning something against him with all the strange disappearances. Captain Marvel, meanwhile heads of to her next target when he actually blasts her first! Black Panther may have gotten the jump on her but it’s obvious during their fight, Captain Marvel has the upper hand. But an unexpected opponent shows up to stop her.
Opinions & Such: The artwork in this series continues to impress me, especially during the fight scenes Carol has with the other Avengers. This one with Captain Marvel and Black Panther is great with the way there aren’t any words spoken between them. Just a good old fashion slugfest drawn at its best by Garbett. Add in the proper placed comedy duo of Thor and Tony Stark trying to help Carol and it all meshes nicely. Story-wise, things are still moving at a steady enough pace that you are getting enough information and finding out new things that make you want to grab the next issue. Thompson really does cover all the basics that even Tony can’t figure out and that alone is interesting. But it is nice that now Carol has some friends on her side that could potentially help, it’s just the other friends who don’t know it’s her trying to “kill” them and how they are going to react.