>>>> Nº 40 on My 2015 Reading Challenge – A graphic novel <<<<
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, Jersey!
I hadn’t read a comic book in SUCH A LONG TIME! Too much time! Back when I was younger I tried to keep up with the X-Men, X-Force, Uncanny X-Men, Wolverine, etc… but then I kind of let that go. I love comic books, I devour anything and everything comic related, except the comics themselves. But early last month I was determined to start reading the new Ms. Marvel comic, so I ordered vol. 1 and vol. 2 (that is, issues 1 to 11).
This is my first ever Ms. Marvel story, and I really liked Kamala Khan and her transformation into Ms. Marvel. The first 5 issues, that is, Vol. 1: No Normal, is really about how Kamala fits in her world, how she becomes Ms. Marvel and how she brings that into her own universe and reality.
I really liked the diversity here, Kamala is a Pakistani-American 16 year-old, born and raised in Jersey City. She struggles to find her own identity, torn between her semi-conservative parents, her Muslim heritage and her American identity.
I loved the mist where she gets her powers… being currently watching Agents of SHIELD, that was a very cool Inhumans reference!
I rather liked these first five issues, though I have to admit that they felt kind of slow. It took Kamala all of 5 comics to assert herself and her identity. There wasn’t that much action, so I got bored kind of fast…
Still, I can’t wait to read volume 2 and 3 🙂 !!!
Rating: 3.4 Stars