The Last Avenger: Part 4
Writer: Kelly Thompson
Artist: Lee Garbett
Cover Artist: Mark Brooks
Variant Covers: Inhyuk Lee; Ema Lupacchino & Morry Hollowell; Zili Yu
What You Need to Know: Carol Danvers, also known to the world as Captain Marvel, is one of the strongest Avengers and one of the most loyal. That is until she delivered Thor’s head and Tony Stark’s dead body to Vox Supreme. This Mutated Kree has given Carol 24 hours to kill the core Avengers and if she doesn’t he will set off a series of bombs he’s hidden in highly populated areas of Earth. To ensure Carol’s compliance, Vox has put her in a suit with monitors that give him her location and audio. But Carol has found a way around it, for now. Using her friend Singularity, Carol has been stashing the REAL Avengers inside singularity and presenting Vox with Clones since he can’t monitor her if she’s inside a pocket dimension. While Iron Man and Thor brainstorm a strategy, Carol has more “killing” to do starting with starting with Black Panther, but a surprise is waiting for her she wasn’t expecting. . .
In This Issue: Dealing one-on-one with an angry She-Hulk is never anyone’s idea of a good day. Especially since unlike Thor, Iron Man and Black Panther, she doesn’t really seem to have a set weakness Captain Marvel can take advantage of. Getting her mad doesn’t work, shooting power beams at her doesn’t work, and it’s not like she has a fancy suit Carol can just take out. But as Carol worries that the longer she fights, the sooner Black Panther will wake up, she makes a mistake and She-Hulk is able to see who her opponent really is. In a moment of confusion and sadness, Carol uses the opening to take out her friend and bring her unconscious captors to Singularity to hide plus some of Iron Man’s armor hoping Tony can use it. She takes the clones to Vox who continues to question her knowing full well that she is up to something. But with only 6 hours left, Carol has no time to argue and must head to her last Avenger Teammate and the one she has been hesitating the most on; Captain America. He’s waiting for her on Avenger Mountain and is ready, but not in the way Carol thinks. Now that all the Avengers are in Singularity, it’s time for Carol to deliver the last Avenger clones to Vox. Turns out, there is still one more Avenger he needs to complete his plan.
If you’ve ever wondered who would win in a fight; Captain Marvel or She-Hulk, then this issue is your answer. And its Fabulous. Even with the inner monologue, artistically this fight is amazing to look at and feels like you’re watching it right off the pages. There is even a moment when you aren’t sure you want it to end. Even the reveal to She-Hulk that it’s her friend is heart stopping to read. I’m still unsure about how I feel about her show down with Captain America though. One the one hand, good for him taking the logical route and trusting Carol with whatever weird plan she has. Even Carol knew Steve was going to try to talk sense into her. Very Captain America like of him. But. . . there was a small part of me… ok a BIG part that wanted to see Captain Marvel and Captain America fight each other. Would have been amazing to see and I’m sure it would have been illustrated perfectly, but the story has to move on so. . . no fight. At least not now, although seeing Vox begin to unveil his master plan is a read cliff hanger to a bigger fight scene.