Welcome to the second part of this blog series exploring the comic books of the Carol Danvers Captain Marvel! Carol will soon debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (portrayed by Brie Larson), so what better time to take a deep dive into the original comic book source material to see what all the hubbub is about. Are the Captain Marvel comics nothing more than man-hating propaganda pieces to convert people to an extremist "SJW" cult, or are they just, you know, regular comic books? In part one of this series in which I explored the first 6 issues of the 2012 Captain Marvel series found in the collection In Pursuit of Flight, it seemed to be mostly the latter. Will we see more of the same in the second volume entitled Down? Let's jump into this full geek and find out.
"With the Marvel Cinematic Universe's version of Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers (played by Brie Larson) poised to hit the big screen on March 8th, it has become quite apparent that no installment in the much lauded MCU has been surrounded with as much controversy, pre-release criticism, and general nay-saying than Captain Marvel. Some say that the character is not especially popular to begin with, citing low comic book sales and people's lack of general knowledge of the character. "
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