Should I just copy and paste things from my previous reviews of this series so as to just really hammer the point home?
“Okay, so Ms. Marvel is probably my SECOND favorite comic, definitely my favorite superhero comic. I love Carol Danvers probably as much as I love Kamala Khan, but the last couple of Captain Marvel trades have fallen a little flat for me, and meanwhile G. Willow Wilson continues to absolutely KILL IT with Kamala.” -Me, three years ago
“How does this series continue to be SO GOOD. It is the only superhero comic I read that doesn’t allow the larger events of the Marvel (or whatever) universe to completely mess with the narrative it’s trying to tell. Kamala is always Kamala.” -Me, two years and three months ago
“I have no doubt that Kamala and Ms. Marvel will weather this storm. It continues to be an excellent series. I hope Wilson never leaves.” -Me, one year and nine months ago
“I almost feel like I should knock on wood, because surely G. Willow Wilson can’t keep this up? Writing an emotionally affecting, funny, superhero comic that manages to transcend the limitations of its genre (mostly neverending mashups with other series, forced crossover storylines, etc.) ” -Me, one year and one month ago
“Regardless of how it made me want to punch all humans in the mouth a little, Ms. Marvel continues to be the most solid, contemplative (yet still somehow fun) superhero comic I’ve read . . . But Wilson, I don’t know, man, she’s just so good at keeping it all about Kamala. No matter what else is going on in the comics around her, this is a coming of age story about a young superhero, learning to be an adult at the same time she’s learning to deal with her powers and the responsibilities and burdens that come with them.” -Me, nine months ago
“This comic is still my favorite ongoing superhero comic.” -Me, right now
Nine trades in, and this series is still awesome and I love it. Literally the only thing keeping me from giving it five stars is that I am now completely unwilling to believe that Kamala’s friends don’t know/guess that she’s Ms. Marvel. (Oh, and also Captain Marvel didn’t apologize to Kamala, and I really need that to happen.) ESPECIALLY since this entire book consists of all of Kamala’s friends picking up her slack, as Ms. Marvel has mysteriously disappeared at the same time as Kamala, whose family says she’s fine and just going to a new school. COINCIDENCE?? Anyway, seriously, they all have to know by now so stop pretending, book.
So they take turns trying to be Ms. Marvel, helping the citizens of Jersey City out, but when the Inventor turns up again (remember that guy? he used to be a bird, but now he’s not? Anymore?) they are completely out of their depth, none of them having any real superpowers to speak of.
Kamala is absent for most of this volume, but that’s okay, she’s going through something. And her friends (and family) are great. And Bruno! Bruno’s back! Yay! I’ve been so upset since they’ve been estranged.
Anyway, it’s been forever since I read this and I’m behind in reviews, so this will be the last sentence of this review.