I continue to catch up on Ms. Marvel, and it continues to be a total delight. Not even getting caught up in a company-wide crossover can throw it off track. Rather, this Secret Wars tie-in allows Ms. Marvel the opportunity to team up with her idol, Captain Marvel.
Kamala’s initial reaction to meeting her own personal hero after a really rough day is priceless, and their interaction throughout the issue is handled wonderfully. Her youthful enthusiasm is infectious, and Carol Danvers’ patience with her young fan and encouragement of a promising young hero helps set a great, kind-hearted tone for the story.
Writer G. Willow Wilson gets this teenage superhero series exactly right. It’s funny, full of heart, and with a protagonist who tries to do the right thing no matter how difficult that is. If you want a superhero book that will put a smile on your face, check Ms. Marvel out.
“For a while, I just felt kind of weird and gross.”
“Now I feel weird and awesome!”
Writer: G. Willow Wilson
Artist: Adrian Alphona
Publisher: Marvel Comics
How to Read It: recent back issues; Marvel Unlimited; included in Ms. Marvel vol. 4: Last Days (TPB)
Appropriate For: ages 10 and up