Ms. Marvel Vol. 1: No Normal
G. Willow Wilson
Ms. Marvel #1
“Collects Ms. Marvel (2014) #1-5, All-New Marvel Now! Point One (Ms. Marvel story).
Marvel Comics presents the all-new Ms. Marvel, the ground breaking heroine that has become an international sensation! Kamala Khan is 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! As Kamala discovers the dangers of her newfound powers, she unlocks a secret behind them as well. Is Kamala ready to wield these immense new gifts? Or will the weight of the legacy before her be too much to handle? Kamala has no idea either. But she’s comin’ for you, New York! ”
I’m going to preface this by stating, I don’t read comics very often… if at all. Yes, I do read graphic novels and manga, but not comics. (My difference between graphic novels and comics being the page time for the story to develop.)
The short storyline irked me a bit as I am used to having a lot more pages in each chapter of a graphic format, but I adjusted quickly to this short, brief format.
As for the story itself, I loved it. It was wonderful seeing a superhero come from a marginalized religion and culture. The illustrations were clean and well-drawn, and the story itself pulled on those cultural aspects that make this one unique and fantastic superhero.
I would definitely recommend Ms. Marvel to fans of comic books!
About the Author
“I read my first superhero comic at age 9 when I was given an X-Men themed anti-smoking booklet in 5th-grade health class. It must have worked because I never took up smoking. I decided I wanted to be a writer. It’s all been downhill from there. ”