Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson

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Purchased: Borrowed from a friend

My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Spoilers!

What’s it all about:

Marvel Comics presents the all-new Ms. Marvel, the groundbreaking heroine that has become an international sensation! Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City – until she is suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the all-new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm! As 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 handle? Kamala has no idea either. But she’s comin’ for you, New York!”

Description from Amazon.

I didn’t really know another way to describe this comic book besides from what is already al over the internet. The only other thing I can say is, what a great addition to the Avengers Kamala will be.

The Best Parts:

I loved that this comic tapped into the conscious of a teenage girl. It wasn’t just here are my insecurities, but showed them to you, and how she over comes them and how she learns form them. I also love that it isn’t about your typical high school girl, but someone of a different race and religion than the typical Zoe Zimmerman of this comic. It adds such a fresh of breath air to what we know of the Avengers and other Marvel characters. I also loved the use of body image as a great lesson. In a lot of the Marvel and DC comics you see the girls with the skinny waists and sexy costumes, but in this you learn that you don’t need all that for people to accept you. This is a great coming of age comic book for teen girl and boys who want to break out into reading more comics. There is a lot to learn from just this one that I don’t even think kids will realize they are learning valuable life lessons.

The Worst Parts:

There wasn’t anything I really didn’t like about this comic. I had heard lots of hype about it and loved reading it – finished in about 30-45 minutes. The artwork was fantastic. There really isn’t anything bad to say about it, except that it was missing that something. That something that just makes you go, perfection! But… it was still a great read and I hope to read the others that follow this first comic to the series.

Final Thoughts:

Definitely for girls and boys coming of age. As a 24 year old reading this I loved it, but anyone older that late twenties may find it childish, or possibly boring. It is not all action packed like your typical comics from Marvel and DC. If you have a chance, buy it, I suggest an in hand copy like my friend gave me; it just makes it easier to read rather than seeing the drawings on a tablet or eReader.

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