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Captain Marvel, Vol. 2: Civil War II

(Captain Marvel (2016) #2)

3.39  ·  Rating details ·  751 ratings  ·  86 reviews
Old friends face off as bitter enemies in an event that will change Captain Marvel's life forever! As a new Civil War erupts, Carol Danvers finds herself at the very forefront of the conflict. But when tragedy hits too close to home, how far will she go to fight for what she believes in? As the rift with Iron Man grows ever deeper, Carol and the Alpha Flight recruit more t ...more
Paperback, 120 pages
Published February 14th 2017 by Marvel (first published February 1st 2017)
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Paul E. Morph
May 31, 2017 rated it liked it
I don't envy Mr. & Mrs. Gage's job, here. They had to write a Captain Marvel book during a time when Marvel was trying (for reasons I can't fathom) to make her their most hated character via Civil War II. Not a job I'd want, I have to say.

I still enjoyed this volume, though, mainly because it was very Alpha Flight heavy and I can't resist the Flight; they've been one of my favourite teams since their earliest adventures were serialised as the backup strip in the UK reprints of the first Secr
Wing Kee
Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was ok
Trying to make poop smell nice.

World: The art is fine, until the the final issue when the wheels fall off and it's scratchy and basic. The world building here, what can I say. This is part of Civil War II and for the most part it is consistent to the event and the characterization makes sense in the context of the event, same with the places.

Story: The pacing is fine, the story not so much. I like that they made an effort to justify Carol be this way for this even but the end of this arc just lo
Feb 26, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: superhumans, comics
Considerably better than I'd thought it would be, to be honest. That it's only three stars indicates how little I'd expected. If this had been the first Civil War II related book I'd read, I would probably have a much dimmer view of it. The most important events all happen in the main Civil War book, but I've read enough of the books that tie in to basically know what these major events are. If I didn't? I might feel lost, and I might feel annoyed.
Aug 08, 2017 rated it liked it
The Good: I thought this was a good companion piece to Civil War II. Unlike the miniseries which just portrays Carol as a stone cold b**ch, you get to see Carol's side of things. She's actually doing more than just blindly trusting Ulysses visions and is aware of the quagmire she's headed to. If this side of Carol had shown up more in Civil War II, it would have been a much better book where you didn't know which side to fall on. Instead it was slanted towards Iron Man from the beginning.

The Bad
Stacey Shapiro
Feb 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I get Cap's POV now. I still think she's wrong but she's my favorite and I understand it and why she did it.
Shannon Appelcline
Mar 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics, comics-marvel
In this second volume of the newest short-lived Captain Marvel comic, we get a new writing team, and the comic definitely loses itself. That's probably the sudden intrusion of the Civil War II crossover as much as anything. Captain Marvel really tries to distinguish itself from the crossover by telling the stories of Ulysses-predicted events that I don't think we hear about elsewhere ... but they're not that interesting and it's obvious that we're not getting the full story.

The one good element
Very captivating! I love Captain Marvel's character and how smart she is - especially dealing with moral grey areas like predictive justice.
Sep 26, 2018 rated it did not like it

I'll tell you what I like about this one:

Carol's costume.

Carol getting punched.

I'll tell you what I don't like:

Everything else.


We seriously need some super interesting story for Carol. Though I do get this was a tie-in for the event, but yeah, wasn't interesting at all.
Meh. Why couldn't Captain America and Iron Man just be the ones embroiled in Civil War II again? Or at least mix up the leaders completely. Captain Marvel seems an odd choice, but there's a sort of rationale behind Carol's actions, here. Sort of... Nice drawing style and fun action scenes with lots of cameos.
Kaylabookworm22 L
May 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another amazing Captain Marvel comic! I have loved everything Captain Marvel that I have read so far. All of the adventures and art and writing are all so well put together. It is always entertaining to read Captain Marvel.
Jul 02, 2017 rated it it was ok
Yeah... I was mostly bored. Or anxious. I am not a big fan of Civil War II, or of Carol being so broody and whiny. It's gotten too dark with no comic relief whatsoever and it's exhausting. You people do this for a living, I can't believe you edited a WHOLE VOLUME without finding a balance. I miss Kelly Sue DeConnick. I did like the first 2016 volume, but something's gone wrong. And honestly in this time and age do you really think I want to devote my free time reading about the same things I am ...more
Feb 13, 2017 rated it liked it
Rebecca and Christos Gage finally find a solid character footing for Carol Danvers: a warrior alternately torn and delighted by the exigencies of command... a character hook unfortunately in the middle of a tie-in collection to Civil War II, a sequel to 2006's big event meant to tie into Captain America 3: Civil War (notionally based on the 06 one).

Major characters die off-page, with brief and sometimes non-existent hints at what exactly happened to them. I'm not sure if She-Hulk is dead or not.
May 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
I must say, I'm quite bitter over how Marvel has been treating Carol Danvers. I really don't like this sudden decision of casting her in an arguably bad role so close to her getting her own movie, and making this run so short (only 10 issues) also doesn't sit right with me (even though it's followed by a new run).

Nevertheless, one thing I can say is that, so far, this is my favourite Civil War II tie-in. Out of that raw deal Carol was given, the writer managed to make her motivations clearer, mo
Civil War ugh. The new writers try and don't succeed selling in Carol's storyline here. There were a few points where it threw in a line about feminism that felt awkward and tacked-on, like they were going through the motions with poor understanding of what drew people to Carol in the first place.

Anka leaving the team doesn't help either. The new artist has some good panels but a lot of the art is as meh as the storyline.

Really hoping the next team will rejuvenate the series.
Jun 21, 2017 rated it liked it
Needs more Chewie. And DeConnick.
Siobhan Johnson
Feb 01, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: stuff-i-hated
Apr 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
WOW! This was so much better than the first volume.

Before I read this I did a little research into what the second Civil War was about, and a lot of what I heard was that Captain Marvel was portrayed as an asshole on the wrong side of the conflict, with Iron Man being portrayed as the one in the right. So I was expecting a different Carol Danvers than what I got. (Also I always want to call her Kara Danvers...and she also resembles her too, its confusing.)

I was pleasantly surprised with what I g
Jun 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: marvel, comics
Just to get it out of the way: this volume is worth reading for the art alone. Kris Anka is my favorite artist working at Marvel, and he nails Carol both in- and out-of-costume. Five stars for Anka + three stars for writing = a decent but not stunning Captain Marvel outing.

The Gages probably deserve more credit than I'm giving them; they produced a solid, character-consistent story (despite the concurrent mess of Civil War II) that managed to pick up on the threads left hanging by Fazekas &
Sep 23, 2018 rated it liked it
I’ll tell you up front, I assumed a few things about this book: (a) Ruth Fletcher Gage is married to Christos Gage, (b) Fletcher Gage is the workhorse writer but being guided by Gage, (c) Fletcher Gage is new to the industry and influenced by her husband’s writing style, (d) this book would suck by a combination of inexperience and poisoning from Gage’s Fucking Terrible Predilection to Pedantry and Tell-Don’t-Show Monologuism.

And while i can still smell the pedant standing in the shadows, mansp
Katie M
Aug 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
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Apr 09, 2019 rated it liked it
I haven't read Civil War II yet, so reading this first may color my perspective when I get there. The authors have made Captain Marvel's case for using Ulysses' power for predicting crime (a la Minority Report), while also making sure she's almost obsessively aware of how many different ways it can go wrong. This volume paints her very much as someone who is in power and aware of the tightrope she's walking, even using it to her advantage in dealing with a mole.
There are a few action sequences,
Jul 02, 2018 rated it it was ok
Somewhere between 2 and 3 stars. They did well considering what they had to work with (with what's going on in the main Civil War II storyline) and they managed to still make Carol a sympathetic character even through some maybe not great decisions. I just didn't really like the storyline that much and I really hated the art style. I could barely tell what was happening and it looked so rushed and angular if that makes sense? The art in both ms marvel vol 6 and civil war II that I read at the sa ...more
Nov 02, 2017 rated it did not like it
The problem isn't with the team, the problem is Marvel. Marvel's incapability to keep a book running for more than ten issues is destruction to anything the book may have going for it. They kill books with crossovers, tie-ins and reboots.

It manages to set up some plot twists which I found surprising. But those plot twists are set up in the context of book that feels like 90% board meetings. Board meetings aren't compelling superheroes, particularly not if they are tie-ins and cross-overs to an e
Scott Lee
Jun 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book does a great job of showing the constant moral quandary that comics always come back to--how much is too much? How much can/should the heroes do to prevent/defend against potential threats? At the same time, if you have a tool that would allow you to save--as Carol mentions over and over again to keep herself going in this book--thousands of lives, how an you knowingly not use it? The weight of the question comes crashing down on Carol in this Civil War II tie-in of her personal book i ...more
Oct 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was actually really, really good, with Carol taking care of business, constantly second-guessing herself after the fact, challenging herself to do it better the next time, and then doing it all over again and again. Basically being the best kind of leader there can be. But this relied so heavily on the events happening in Civil War II (likely due to Carol being a prime mover of the whole thing) that I had to knock a star off for that. Even in corporate superhero comics with shared universes ...more
Abigail Pankau
Dec 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
This volume is what is going on with Captain Marvel and Alpha Flight during the main events of the "Civil War II" series. We see her dealing with her own small conflicts (mostly bureaucratic), during the main conflict. Mostly we see her as she struggles with her own stance - how to use these predictions in order to save lives but also how to treat these people fairly once you have stopped them before they could act - and also her struggles with losing friends. But she also has to stop someone wh ...more
Normally I dislike crossovers, but these issues can pretty much be read separately from Civil War II. It also helps that Civil War II is a much smarter and better executed story than the original Civil War. The debate in this book is well defined and thought provoking, although it also bogs the book down somewhat, slowing the story and at times stopping it completely. Still, I think the personalities in this book are better than in the previous volume, and there's a lot of potential here for fut ...more
Jul 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Captain Marvel is a strong female character, who faces big obstacles head on and handles them the best she knows how. But she's also human, she has doubts and second guesses herself. To me, the plot is secondary to the internal struggles she faces. She's a very relatable character, especially to adults. This was a great story in my opinion and supports the Civil War II main story very well IMO. It shows her side of things in deeper ways than is possible in a huge title like Civil War II. Really ...more
Jul 31, 2019 rated it it was ok
Captain Marvel (at least this incarnation) finds herself in the midst of Civil War II in a volume that I guess makes some internal sense, but one that I had less and less interest as I read through. I think this correlated to some of the art in the latter pages being distinctly less appealing to me than the remainder of the volume. I also think that it doesn’t help that while the idea behind Civil War II is I guess ok, coming so comparatively soon after the genuine moral and philosophical questi ...more
Aug 07, 2017 rated it liked it
While I appreciate the interpersonal emphasis of Captain Marvel as the driving force of the Civil War II event this title should feel bigger than it does. Ruth and Christos Gage do nearly as well with the character as Kelly Sue DeConnick in keeping our hero grounded and relatable and they do a good job of demonstrating the enormous stress the character is under without making her seem weak I still felt like this volume felt smaller than it should given the stage it was on.
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