Review: Captain Marvel, Vol. 1: In Pursuit of Flight

Title: Captain Marvel, Vol. 1: In Pursuit of Flight
Author: Kelly Sue DeConnick, Dexter Soy, Emma Rios
Genre: Graphic Novel
Publisher: Marvel
Source: Library
Format: Ebook
Release Date: January 1, 2013
Rating: ★★★★


Goodreads Synopsis:

The “Mightiest” of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes is back! 

Ace pilot. Legendary Avenger. One hundred percent pure bad-@$$. Carol Danvers has a new name, a new mission – and all the power she needs to make her own life a living hell. As the new Captain Marvel, Carol is forging from a challenge from her past! 

It’s a firefight in the sky as the Banshee Squadron debut – but who are the Prowlers, and where has Carol seen them before? And how does secret NASA training program Mercury 13 fit in? Witness Captain Marvel in blazing battlefield action that just may change the course of history! Avengers Time Travel Protocols: engage! 


I liked this graphic novel much more than the first Captain Marvel graphic novel I read.

This story wasn’t an origin story, but it told the story of how Captain Marvel got her powers through time travel. She travelled back in time to figure out why she was left a plane by her mentor, Helen. Through this adventure, I learned about how Carol Danvers became Captain Marvel.

In the middle of the story, Captain Marvel went to a battle in World War II. I didn’t really understand why that was included in the book. It didn’t tie into the main plot of Carol learning about Helen’s past, but it did show what it was like to be a female pilot during that time.

I really enjoyed this book!

What to read next:

Captain Marvel, Vol. 2: Down by Kelly Sue DeConnick, Christopher Sebela

Have you read Captain Marvel, Vol. 1: In Pursuit of Flight? What did you think of it?

Author: jilljemmett

Jill lives in Toronto, Canada. She has studied English, Creative Writing, and Publishing. Jill is the creator and content producer of Jill’s Book Blog, where she has published a blog post every day for the last four years, including 5-7 book reviews a week. She can usually be found with her nose in a book.

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