Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1 by G. Willow Wilson & Adrian Alphona
Marvel: October 30, 2014
Genre: Graphic Novel
Source: Free From Library
I’d go there again!
I picked up Ms. Marvel on the recommendation from a friend. I’d also heard a fair bit of buzz about the series due to it’s diverse main character and relatable storyline.
Kamala Khan is your average Muslim teenager living in New Jersey. She’s struggling to find her identity and dealing with family and friend stuff. But then, Kamala gets superpowers!
After a mysterious fog cloaks the city, Kamala finds that she can transform into Captain Marvel, but the shift into the blonde and booted superheroine is not exactly what Kamala imagined it would be. Kamala thought she would be just like everyone else, but of course, it doesn’t work that way. Most of volume one is about Kamala discovering that who she is okay and it’s also okay not to have all the answers right now. The whole identity issue is a huge part of volume one and it sends a powerful message to readers. Kamala is struggling with her family’s expectations and how they conflict with her own ideas and quite frankly this is a universal experience during those oh-so-fun teen years. (more…)