Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson, Illustrated by Adrian Alphona
Posted by Caitie F on January 23, 2015
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 review may not convince you to read this, but you need to see what Swapna had to say on S Krishna’s Books because she is the one who convinced me to rad this and her review is amazing.
I have wanted to read graphic novels for a long time but have had some mixed luck. I had been hearing about Ms Marvel since it came out. Several of my friends would talk about it every single week there was a new issue and I was super interested. A friend let me borrow their graphic novel and I am hooked.
This is amazing. The art is fantastic, there is so much in the background that adds to the story. And the story – this is a comic for our time. Kamala struggles with identity – she wants to be what she sees as a “normal American teenager” but wants to be a good Muslim.
And she also deals with her new identity as Ms. Marvel. It is a learning process and while she has the best intentions, things don’t always work out. I love that she learns from every mistake and does better the next time. She is smart and an amazing friend. I love that not only do we have a new female superhero, but we have a diverse female superhero, which is so awesome.
I would love to see Marvel use this amazing superhero more. I know I will be reading more and you should check it out if you haven’t..