Friday, March 20, 2015
Ms. Marvel #1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson
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?