Bingo Square : Illustrated 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 […]
#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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
This is probably actually a five-star comic, but it was a little depressing and I resent that it was a little depressing, which is really my problem and not the book’s, but still. Enjoyment is ultimately part of my rating system, so, minus half a star, Ms. Marvel! 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. Granted, that’s not as many as most people because I find superhero comics ultimately exhausting in the same way I find […]
I have professed my deep and abiding love for Kamala Khan as Ms. Marvel before. Volumes 7 and 8 are why we read comic books. These volumes are what we’ve been growing towards. These are the issues in which Kamala faces the evils in our society, the ones that can’t be entirely super heroed away. This is the dark third act when it looks like everything is lost. After the events during Civil War, Ms. Marvel is on her own and no longer universally loved in Jersey City. HYDRA manipulation and her own choices have soured some people on Ms. […]