Series: Ms. Marvel Premiere Arc

Review: Ms. Marvel #1

Ms. Marvel #1 Written by G. Willow Wilson Art by  Adrian Alphona & Ian Herring Marvel Comics The new Ms. Marvel being an American-born Pakistani girl from Jersey City made headlines all over the net, the blogosphere, and here at WWAC. The first issue is out–does it live up to the hype? Kamala is caught between two worlds: the brutality of high school, and her more traditional Muslim family. She is sixteen–the perfect, rebellious age for figuring out who she is, while trying to fit in. This first issue is an introduction to the forces pulling on Kamala Khan....

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Review: Ms. Marvel #2

Ms. Marvel #2 Written by G. Willow Wilson Art by  Adrian Alphona & Ian Herring Marvel Comics “All Mankind” — Part Two of Five Part one of our newest Marvel heroine’s story, “Metamorphosis” was my opening review of the Ms. Marvel title.  Issue two gets the story moving. This comic starts with the moment after the previous one left off, so SPOILER WARNING! Read no further until you’ve gone and read the amazing issue #1.  Once you’ve done that, feel free to continue. Or don’t; but don’t say I didn’t warn you! The second issue opens like the beginning...

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Review: Ms. Marvel #3

Review: Ms. Marvel 3 Written by G. Willow Wilson Art by Adrian Alphona & Ian Herring Marvel Comics   “Side Entrance” — Part 3 of 5.   For those just joining us, “Metamorphosis” is the opening arc to the new Kamala Khan Ms. Marvel title. I’m reviewing the arc issue by issue and as a whole once it’s done. If you missed parts one and two, here they are. SPOILER WARNING! These reviews are as much recap as review, so if you haven’t read the issue yet, plot points will be revealed! You have been warned! Amusingly the story opener is the local news’ recap of “Ms. Marvel” having rescued Zoe Zimmer — but phrased in such a way that implies nobody realizes that the “bizarre outbreak of ground fog” is from the Terrigen bomb that came from Atillan’s fall. So, apparently, in Marvel Universe 616 if you’re not a super, and you don’t live in New York City, this stuff just doesn’t hit the radar right away? Good to know, if a little bogglesome. Jersey City is geographically close enough to NYC to be able to get NYC news. Kinda hard to hang onto my suspension of disbelief as a result. But onward. Zoe gets the first few seconds of her 15 minutes of fame, talking about how she feels like she’s learned so much from her costumed rescuer: like...

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Review: Ms. Marvel #4

Review: Ms. Marvel #4 Continuing the review of the premiere arc of Marvel’s newest superheroine, Kamala Khan. “Past Curfew” I did a reread of all three issues before working on reviewing issue #4 so I could go write with my head fully in Kamala’s world. SPOILER WARNING! This series is as much recap as review, so you’ll want to read no further if you want to preserve yourself from spoilers. Full disclosure: I didn’t catch the lettering doing the old-school Marvel trick of spelling out people’s accents so you can hear how they sound on my first read of...

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Review: Ms. Marvel 5

Ms. Marvel #5 G. Willow Wilson (W) Adrian Alphona (A) Marvel Comics In this issue, Kamala takes on Doyle, the shiftless teen in charge of the other shiftless teens Vick has gotten involved with. This issue begins with Kamala’s first (mostly) in-costume superhero battle! She came to rescue Bruno’s idiot kid brother Vick, and faced off agaist the Inventor’s hench-teens. Nice to see the mask and powers combining to give Kamala a new confidence, one she hasn’t experienced before. The Mohawk kid she faced off against as issue 4 endeed expects her to be afraid and so did she… until she...

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