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I haven’t been in to comic books since for about 30 years, back when I would beg my mom to buy me Archie at the checkout of the grocery store and finish it before we got home. Ms. Marvel really has changed that.
Kamala Khan is an American teenager living in Jersey City, New Jersey and dealing with regular teenage stuff- school, her parents’ expectations, and the occasional boy trouble. The big difference is that Kamala’s boy trouble is usually because the ‘boy’ is a villain and she has to defeat him to be home in time for curfew. Kamala obtained superpowers when out one night and has been working as a hero called Ms. Marvel when the need arises. She idolizes Captain Marvel and is now under her tutelage.
Civil War II opens with Kamala and classmates attending a science competition against schools from NYC and Connecticut. An experiment goes awry, and SpiderMan happens to show up at the same time as Ms. Marvel. They recognize that they each should calm down their natural antagonism to help their friends and come to a sort of truce.
Afterward, Captain Marvel assigns Kamala as the leader of a group of volunteers who will be preventing crimes before they happen. A new member of the Inhumans is able to predict exactly when a person will commit a crime based on statistics. Kamala and her crew are there to prevent it before it takes place. Kamala is pretty enthusiastic until one of her friends is the target of this predictive justice. The volunteers have also been holding the ‘criminals’ extra-judicially and Kamala decides she can no longer participate. It sets her against her hero, Captain Marvel, and her overall actions cause her to lose the trust and friendship of her closest friend Bruno. Kamala then seeks refuge in her parents’ homeland of Pakistan but ultimately decides that she needs to return to Jersey City to address the problems she left behind.