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Captain Marvel, Volume 1: Higher, Further, Faster, More (Captain Marvel, Volume VIII #1)

4.05  ·  Rating Details ·  6,098 Ratings  ·  480 Reviews
Hero! Pilot! Avenger! Captain Marvel, Earth's Mightiest Hero with an attitude to match, is back and launching headfirst into an all-new ongoing adventure! As Captain Marvel, a.k.a. Carol Danvers, comes to a crossroads with a new life and new romance, she makes a dramatic decision that will alter the course of her life - and the entire Marvel Universe - in the months to ...more
Paperback, Trade, 136 pages
Published October 21st 2014 by Marvel
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Apr 10, 2015 Anne rated it really liked it
I wasn't a fan of the first volume one of Captain Marvel. I thought it was angsty and full of too much forced Girl Power.
Just my opinion...doesn't make it true.
The title grew on me, but it never blew me out of the water.
Needless to say, I wasn't expecting much when I cracked this open.
First things first, I'm into comics for the explosions, crazy superpowers, and funny dialogue. And if I happen to learn a moral lesson along the way? Bonus.
You've gotta entertain me.
This was entertaining.


Mar 01, 2016 Kemper rated it liked it
Shelves: comics, superhero, 2016
”When former U.S. Air Force pilot Carol Danvers was caught in the explosion of an alien device called Psyche-Magnitron, she was transformed into one of the world’s most powerful super beings. She now uses her abilities to protect her planet and fight for justice as an Avenger. She is Earth’s Mightest Hero...she is... CAPTAIN MARVEL!

Most people would probably find being a superhero enough to fill their lives with excitement, but Captain Marvel isn’t most people and is feeling restless. So when T
Sam Quixote
Mar 23, 2015 Sam Quixote rated it did not like it
Captain Marvel gets a new number one volume. Why? Because she’s now in spaaaaaaaace!

Carol will team up with four nobodies to form the poor man’s Guardians of the Galaxy - with a cameo from the actual Guardians of the Galaxy in a desperate attempt to leech off of their popularity! Carol will help an alien get back to her alien people and find them a home on some alien world - but not before some baddie aliens try to kill them! You won’t believe how disinterested you’ll be in this super-bland com
Shannon (leaninglights)
Dec 11, 2015 Shannon (leaninglights) rated it it was amazing
This lady. She's awesome.
Jan 30, 2016 Terence rated it liked it
An unconscious alien girl, Tic, appears on Earth in a rocket. Captain Marvel is tasked with returning her to her planet. Tic and her people were forced to be relocated because the builders destroyed their world. Now it appears their new planet is poisoned, but they refuse to relocate. Captain Marvel does what she can to help and with the help of some locals finds out things are vastly different than they believed.

Higher, Further, Faster, More wasn't what I was expecting. I was hoping to get an e
Sarah Churchill
There is a contender for leading lady in my heart (sorry Wonder Woman). Captain Marvel is AWESOME, she has sass, sarcasm and all other 'S' words that make love characters. This volume follows a story that kinda reminded me of Firefly, with cameos from Iron Man, the Iron Patriot and the Guardians of the Galaxy. And some Star Wars references.

My Marvel just exploded.
Dec 09, 2014 Sesana rated it liked it
Shelves: superhumans, comics
Ever so slightly disappointing, because I had high hopes. I love Carol, I really do, especially as written by DeConnick. In fact, I liked just about the entire cast, including the new (and probably never to be seen again) aliens she teams up with in the last few issues. (Jackie is completely fantastic.) But the plot is kind of weak, which is a shame. This could be better.
Meet Carol Danvers. She used to be a pilot, but after the explosion of a Kree device gifted her with alien powers, now she's an Avenger who lives in the top of the Statue of Liberty and makes out with Iron Patriot on the side. She's the kind of gal who takes her cat into space. She loves Star Wars and punching people. We have only just met, but I love her.

Even before I really got into the story, I was already sucked into this world. DeConnick's dialogue immediately clues you in to who these char
It’s no secret that I love Captain Marvel, so it’s probably not a surprise that I adored this, too. I love Carol and her stubborn determination to do what’s right, and the fact that she tries to do things that Captain America would approve of. I love her relationship with Rhodey (“I’m never gonna be the one who holds you down”!) and his acceptance of what she needs to do. I love the fact that she takes her cat into space with her, and I love her dumb banter in a fight.

I liked that this ties in w
John Wiswell
Sep 28, 2014 John Wiswell rated it did not like it
We begin with Captain Marvel palling around with Iron Man, chatting with a kid who adores her, and making out with a fighter pilot. So naturally, she decides she doesn't know her place on earth. Why? Hell if I know, but she flies off into space to help out with a colony that's on a tough planet. She spends part of the mission with the Guardians of the Galaxy, then they disappear, so she hangs out with a different group of interchangeable space weirdos instead. They run afoul of the Spartax ...more
Jillian (bookishandnerdy)
Jul 18, 2015 Jillian (bookishandnerdy) rated it really liked it
Actual Rating: 3.8 stars!

Great art! Love captain marvel's sass. Bit of a slow start for me personally, but I'm excited to continue.
Have you ever seen a little girl run so fast she falls down? There's an instant, a fraction of a second before the world catches hold of her again... a moment when she's outrun every doubt and fear she's ever had about herself and she flies. In that one moment, every little girl flies. I need to find that again. Like taking a car out into the desert to see how fast it can go, I need to find the edge of me... and maybe, if I fly far enough, I'll be able to turn around and look at the world... an
Dec 14, 2015 Gavin rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
After loving the first issue, Things go downhill from there, and it turns into a GotG ripoff...guest starring....yup, the GotG.
It loses the Star Wars vibe, and the cool vibe, and gets kinda hokum, mainstream. The art is strong, and Carol isn't a wishy-washy whiny bitch like the last volume, but still, nothing amazing here. I couldn't even bother reviewing it until I remembered I'd read it and not added it to my list...

Your choice.
Jonny Campo
Jun 20, 2016 Jonny Campo rated it really liked it
Shelves: mine, marvel
I really liked this book it had action, it was funny and the art was good. I had never read anything Captain Marvel before and felt this was a great introduction to the characters. the writing in this was good as well, if I have one complaint it's that i didnt care about the people she was trying to protect and they didn't really give me a reason to either. I highly recommend checking this out and I can't wait to get vol.2.
Patty  (Bookish Wanderlove)
Source: Library

Okay, I'm pretty sure this is going into my favourites!!!
I borrowed it from the library but I need to buy my own copy!! Loved the appearances from Iron Man and Iron Patriot :)
Jun 03, 2015 David rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Hot blonde colonels, flerkens, cat ladies in space
Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel is probably one of the most underutilized superheroines in the Marvel Universe. With all that bitching about how the Black Widow doesn't get her own movie, I think fans should raise a commotion if neither Nova nor Captain Marvel appears in the next Guardians of the Galaxy movie.

I am not really up to speed on what her current continuity is. Last I paid attention to Captain Marvel, she'd become Binary after being drained of her powers by Rogue, waaaaaaaay back in t
Nancy O'Toole
Nov 07, 2014 Nancy O'Toole rated it really liked it
The character of Captain Marvel has emerged with quite a cult following lately, and with the recent announcement of a Captain Marvel movie in the works, Carol is unlikely to remain just a cult hit for much longer. Those wanting to look for a good place to jump on to the hero should look no further that Higher, Further, Faster, More. Here, Carol is reintroduced as a cosmic hero. These adventures bring her face to face with The Guardians of the Galaxy and a group of aliens dying on a poisoned ...more
Oct 23, 2014 Angela rated it did not like it
I want to like DeConnick's Captain Marvel in all its incarnations. I really do. But something about the wackiness of the storytelling always puts me off. I was hoping the 2014 reboot would be better than the one from 2012 or 2013, but this installment actually made me cancel my monthly subscription to the series.

Almost everything I have to say about it has already been said by John Wiswell.

I will add that there were times when the art and story felt so redundant, particularly when Carol dealt w
Aug 29, 2015 Elena rated it it was amazing
Marvel comics continue to make me smile.
Anna (Yoda Is My Spirit Animal)
Wow! Why did it take me so long to read a comic with Captain Marvel? I had never even heard of Carol Danvers, but my favorite geek site announced the film coming (in 2018, I think it was) and I was curious. I try to read stuff that interests me, so I was wary about the space stuff. Cause normally I'm pretty iffy on space stuff, which is probably why I haven't read a GotG comic yet (even after enjoying the big screen version). The only people I even recognized in this were Iron Man and the ...more
Oct 12, 2015 Wendy rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics-manga
I really don't know Captain Marvel save from her days bound unwillingly to Rogue. She was, at the time, very angry, but also extremely competent. Now, meeting her again for the first time, I love the impetuous soldier who strongly believes in doing the right thing, but doesn't always realize that her help is not necessarily wanted when she just walks all up in the house like she owns it. But Captain Marvel is not without humility and she *is* still a soldier who knows when to take orders. The ...more
Jun 28, 2015 Josh rated it it was amazing
After being thoroughly disappointed reading "In Pursuit of Flight" (also by Deconnick) I was happy to find that this trade was totally different. I don't know what changed in between the two, but when I dove into this one I thought, "Now this is how Carol Danvers should be!" Fun action and just enough quirky humor to keep me engaged so I actually care about the characters. I hope that the series will keep up this quality throughout.
Meghan Krogh
Jul 12, 2015 Meghan Krogh rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: feminist space enthusiasts
Shelves: xx, seq-art
Oh my god. This was wonderful. I love the context I'm getting for Ms Marvel. And the crazy Guardians tie in.

Now to put on something besides yoga pants for a nice evening out.

Edited to correct idiotic typos.
Nov 14, 2014 Jana rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars
My favorite comics character, written by my favorite comics writer, illustrated by an amazing artist. What's not to love?
Apr 02, 2015 Cara rated it really liked it
Shelves: 741ish, marvel, 2015, trc-15
Captain Marvel is everything I want a superhero to be. Funny, fights for the little guy, and knows when to ask for help.
Dec 31, 2014 Beverly rated it it was amazing
An awesome lady superhero who has excellent taste in costumes, loves Star Wars and can sass with the best of them. Add this to my list of future cosplays
Apr 21, 2015 Ashley rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
This was pretty good. Will definitely continue.
Michael Emond
Feb 09, 2015 Michael Emond rated it it was ok
I'm not here to write another love letter for this book I've come to write a counter point. First, the art - loved it. So that wasn't my problem. The character of Captain Marvel? When she was on Earth at the start of the story I saw her personality and liked what I saw but once we get out in space she becomes more two dimensional. She is heroic, yes, but doesn't do that much to advance the story. I think it was a wasted opportunity, she is a great character and finally a Carol Danvers I can like ...more
Nov 19, 2014 Rach rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels, 2014
I've mentioned in other reviews how much I love Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel. She is such a fantastically strong woman, and a great role model, who doesn't back down from a cause she believes in, even in the face of impending death. This book, the start of a new run of Captain Marvel by Kelly Sue DeConnick (author of the 2012 run, as well) takes Carol somewhere we haven't seen her previous: SPACE!

The last run of Captain Marvel left Carol in an emotionally vulnerable place where she was tryi
Michael (Mai)
Jan 18, 2016 Michael (Mai) rated it it was amazing
This is the best trade I’ve read in a long while. It was very well thought out and had a big impact. I personally didn’t care much about Captain Marvel before this but because of this my potential switch from DC to Marvel is now irreversibly set to Marvel.

Captain Marvel: Higher, Further, Faster, More is set on an alien planet with a “dying” race that has been shuffled around. It has a great supporting cast with most of them unfamiliar but memorable and diverse. You do get to see a guest appearan
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