Friday, March 20, 2015

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

I am always on the lookout for a new comic series, and with all the hype surrounding Ms. Marvel, I thought I would give it a try.  I am so glad I did!

Kamala Khan seems to be your ordinary teen, but she's not.  Kamala is a Pakistani American teenager of the Muslim faith.  She is frustrated with her differences to the "normal" crowd, inspiring herself to sneak out late one night to attend a party to better fit in.  That one night changes everything, and Kamala finds herself having to navigate typical teenage life on top of unbelievable powers that come with being the new Ms. Marvel.

I am not sure what I was expecting with this one, but it was not what I got.  I found myself laughing out loud and simply having fun with this storyline.  BUT, down under, it really deals with so many more complex issues (the hardships of growing up, being different, cultural classes, and more).  I am really looking forward to reading more from Kamala.  This girl has so much potential and I can't wait to follow her journey to super-dom.

Have you met Kamala Khan yet?  Are you following along?  If so, what about this one keeps you reading?

8 comments:

  1. I love this! It's so hard for me not to jump in and starting buying the single issues. I NEED to wait for the next volume, but I don't WANT to wait that long!

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    1. Andi ... I really need to pick up the next volume! This was just so much fun!! I recently discovered that there is a small comic shop in town. I'm hoping to check it out this week!

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  2. I am so looking forward to reading this one!

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    1. Belle Wong ... You should be! It's worth it!

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  3. For sure checking this one out! Thanks for the recs.

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    1. Kimberly L ... You're so welcome! If you come across any, be sure to send me the recommendations too!! :)

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  4. Haven't read this yet but I'm looking forward to it! Love the idea that Kamala is a Pakistani American Muslim. Such a nice change from the boring blue-eyed blonde!

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    1. Alexia561 ... I loved the change, and everything about it! Can't wait to hear what you think!

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