Friday, 22 May 2015

Review - Ms. Marvel Vol. 1: No normal by G. Willow Wilson & Adrian Alphona

20898019Genre: comics, fantasy, superheroes
Pages: 120
Rating: 3.5/5

Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City — until she's suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm! When 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 bear? Kamala has no idea, either. But she's comin' for you, New York! 

My thoughts
This was the first Marvel comic I've read. I wasn't completely blown away by the story, but it certainly was enjoyable and I'm definitely planning on picking up the next volume. Since this is only an introduction I am hoping that I will enjoy the next volume even more. I really liked Kamala Khan as a main character, she is a very relatable teenager. She struggles with trying to fit in, doesn't have very high self-esteem and she is trying to be independent but at the same time doesn't want to hurt her parents. Kamala's family and her friend Bruno are also likeable characters, but hopefully in next instalments we will get to know them a little better. Since this volume is mostly an origin story, the mission Kamala goes on is not very indept and is just there to set up the story for the next volumes and for Kamala to learn about her powers. I appreciated that she wasn't instantly a superhuman, but that she definitely struggled with her newly gained powers and that she actually messes some things up.