Today's post is on Ms. Marvel, volume 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson (writer) and Adrian Alphona (artist). It is 120 pages long and is published by Marvel. The cover has the main character on it with Ms. Marvel's lightening bolt in the center. The intended reader is someone who likes comic books with strong heroines. There is no foul language, no sex, and mild violence in this book. The story is told from third person close of the main character. There Be Spoilers Ahead.
From the back of the book-
Marvel Comics presents the new Ms. Marvel, the groundbreaking heroine that has become an international sensation!
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!
Review- I did enjoy this comic but not as much as Squirrel Girl. Kamala is a fun character, she is connected to her world, and most importantly she wants to be more than what she currently is. So one night she sneaks out of her house and fate happens to her. It does have some of the 'with power comes responsibly' theme that can be heard in SpiderMan but she adds her religion into the mix. Kamala is Muslim that is very important to her hero ethos. The art is good with things to help the reader know when something not real is happening. When Kamala gets her powers, she has a vision of Ms. Marvel and the Avengers descending from the heavens to speak with her. It is an interesting start to a new series and I am curious about where it is going to go from here.
I give this volume a Four out of Five stars. I get nothing for my review and I borrowed this comic book from my local library.