Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson (Author), Adrian Alphona
Genres/Themes: Superheros, YA, Comic
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City — until she’s suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm! When 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 bear? Kamala has no idea, either. But she’s comin’ for you, Jersey!
I think this is a really cool start. There are some great messages here that we should all take to heart, especially people who wish they could be someone else– or look like someone else.
Does it seem a bit stereotypical, thus far? A bit, but it is a superhero comic! It does add some new flare and definitely has a diverse cast for more people to relate to.
Is how she gets her powers ridiculous and confusing? ….yeah, I’ll give you that. It is one of those things that I hope will be explained more later.
I think it is a good start to a comic series and I may pick up the next one.