#CBR11 Bingo: Illustrated Ms. Marvel, vol 3: Crushed – 4 stars Kamala faces a new, terrifying threat: Excessive feelings! Love is in the air in Jersey City as Valentine’s Day arrives! Kamala Khan may not be allowed to go to the school dance, but Ms. Marvel is! Well sort of–by crashing it in an attempt to capture Asgard’s most annoying trickster! Yup, it’s a special Valentine’s Day story featuring Marvel’s favorite charlatan, Loki! And when a mysterious stranger arrives in Jersey City, Ms. Marvel must deal with…a crush! Because this new kid is really, really cute. What are these feelings, Kamala […]
CBR11 Bingo: Far and Away Although this novel could be used for a number of different bingo squares, I chose it for Far and Away, as it is far away from me in not just physical location, but also in time-period and culture. The Bird King takes place in 1491 Granada, at the end of reign of the last Sultan on the Iberian peninsula, as the Spanish Inquisition closes in on the once large, but now dwindling empire. The main focus is on the journeys of Fatima, a young concubine of the Sultan’s, and her best friend Hassan, the palace […]
And so marks the end of G. Willow Wilson’s tenure on Ms. Marvel, something she thought wouldn’t last beyond a handful of issues, but has now gone on for seven years, and Kamala herself is flourishing at large in the Marvel Comics universe—or so I’ve heard, because I just can’t with superhero comics for the most part. They are too interconnected and I can’t read them all, it’s impossible, so I will read almost none of them instead. I have been making an exception for Ms. Marvel for several reasons: Firstly because Kamala Khan is a damn delight, and second […]
Earlier this year I accidentally read the fourth Ms. Marvel graphic novel before the third, Ms.Marvel: Crushed. Instead of immediately going back and reading number three I went on to read other things. When I was ready to pick it up, I couldn’t find it, the house seemed to have eaten it. About two weeks ago it resurfaced and I decided to save it to complete my cannonball. Sosuke is not as thrilled as I am, since his nap was disturbed to take this photo. Ms. Marvel: Crushed is everything I’ve come to expect from the Ms. Marvel comics. They are […]
Narfna and I have talked about it and we agree – G. Willow Wilson’s run of Ms. Marvel is consistently one of the best comic books out there. It’s hard for us to keep repeating ourselves on this – It’s great and you should be reading it.
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 […]
When I picked this up to read I was confident I had read Ms. Marvel Vol. 3. Oops, I was wrong about that, darn fickle memory. Even though I was missing 4 issues of backstory, this collection was self contained and gave enough information through dialog that I got on just fine. Kamala Khan as Ms. Marvel continues to be my other new favorite superhero (right alongside Squirrel Girl). While other supers are associated with more glamorous cities, Ms. Marvel is the protector of Jersey City. She is there, watching over her home, when resources are rushed to New York […]
I’ve tended to read specific graphic novels and comics and not really venture out of my comfort zone but I found Ms. Marvel Volume 1 for free on Kindle Prime Reading and thought I’d give it a go. It had been pretty highly recommended and I was interested to see this take on a muslim teenager becoming a superhero. It was obviously a first volume so we had a fair amount of info dump and exposition but the bones of the story were solid. I can’t judge American muslim teenagers that well (being from the UK) but she felt realistic […]