From GoodReads: The legend has returned! Marvel Comics presents the all-new MS. MARVEL, the ground breaking heroine that has become an international sensation! Kamala Khan is just an ordinary girl from Jersey City–until she is suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the all-new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm, and prepare for an epic tale that will be remembered by generations to come. History in the making is NOW!
Cover Artist: Adrian Alphona
I typically don’t review comic books because this blog is dedicated to the novels I tend to devour on a daily basis. BUT on rare occasion I’ve been known to take a break from books to chat about something else and so I thought this might be a fabulous opportunity to share my thoughts about Ms. Marvel.
I’m a DC gal and I always will be but that’s not to say that I don’t appreciate the Marvel Universe because I do. Marvel, Inc. has made the courageous and bold decision to push the boundaries of what we’re accustomed to reading in comics and has given us a much-needed dose of diversity!! Although there are people out there who believe the reboot of Ms. Marvel is a forced diversity in comics, it doesn’t feel genuine. The naysayers believe that perhaps, a new superhero should be created instead. And to that I say, existing superheroes are re-created all the time.
How could I not read a comic about a Muslim Pakistani-American superhero from Jersey City!?!?!?!?!?! Kamala Khan is a delightful character, one who is geeky and one who struggles with her family expectations. These characteristics make her incredibly relatable, likeable AND she writes Avengers fan-fiction!! My inner-geek goddess is named Kamala and suddenly I don’t feel so alone.
She even battles daily temptation…
The dialogue is written exceptionally well, how could it not with a talented writer like G. Willow Wilson? The overall story moves at a fantastic pace, it’s an introduction of what’s to come and the cliff-hanger will leave you wanting more. Let’s focus on the illustration for a moment. It’s brilliant, colorful and the artistry could explain the plot without any words, that’s how fabulous it is. Bravo Adrian Alphona. Bravo.
If you are new to comics and don’t know which one to read, you’ll want to start with this one. Keep in mind, it’s short but you won’t regret reading it.