The Death of Captain Marvel

Jim Starlin presents a heartfelt look at the death of hero. While Captain Marvel was always a third-tier character in the Marvel Universe, he is one of the few who have managed to stay dead. And for that reason alone, The Death of Captain Marvel remains one of the more sincere tales. Sure, the story is maudlin to the point of camp in some places, and you could hardly call it “deep,” but Starlin manages to convey some basic human emotion and personal loss in a universe made up largely of hyperbole. It ain’t Shakespeare, but it’s not bad for guys in tights.