Tag: G. Willow Wilson

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 6: Civil War II by G. Willow Wilson

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 6: Civil War II by G. Willow WilsonMs. Marvel, Vol. 6: Civil War II by G. Willow Wilson
Published by Marvel on December 14, 2016
Genres: Comic
Pages: 136
Source: Borrowed: print book
Goodreads
five-stars

While CIVIL WAR II brews, the next generation of Avengers has bigger things to worry about - like a tri-state academic competition! As rival schools clash, Ms. Marvel's teammates Spider-Man and Nova are now her enemies! But when Kamala gets called to the real battle's front line, she faces a fight she can't embiggen her way out of. She's about to learn a valuable lesson: Never meet your idols! As war intensifies, tragedy strikes too close to home - and Ms. Marvel must choose between her heroes and her family. When friends become foes, Ms. Marvel struggles to put her life and Jersey City back together. Kamala will be forced to grow up fast and find her true place in the world. But will she be an international sensation...or a menace?

This volume was fantastic. I didn’t realize the superheroes were splintered. In this volume we have Kamala working for Carol Danvers and trying to train up Carol’s so called Cadets. Carol believes that she can stop crime from happening by using a system in which they can tell if people are going to commit a crime a beforehand. So pretty much everybody just think of the Tom Cruise movie Minority Report. And if you have seen that movie you know this isn’t going to work and this is totally flawed.

What really works is that we see Kamala start to be more vocal about not agreeing with Carol, even though she’s her idol. Carol is hell-bent on protecting the city from crimes and doesn’t seem to really care about the fact that other people could be hurt. When Kamala’s friend Bruno is hurt due to actions by the cadets Kamala switches sides and decides she’ll do whatever she can to bring down the cadets, even if it means taking down Carol.

In between all that the volume switches back and forth between Kamala’s parents in Karach, Pakistan and even shows Kamala going to Pakistan.

When Kamala and Bruno have a falling-out, Kamala is left twisting in the wind a little bit and trying to figure out where she belongs.

I did get a kick out of seeing this Ms. Marvel in traditional Pakistani garb. And I definitely loved her meeting another local superhero who maybe possibly could be a future love interest. I definitely liked the guy.

I think all in all though this volume was definitely about Kamala growing up and realizing that even though she admires and cares for Carol Danvers sometimes the hardest thing you can do with people that you admire and love is stand up to them. And then we have Tony Stark showing up by the way who totally kicks ass again in this volume by just being there for Kamala. I like to imagine him being a leader for all the younger superheroes because he’s definitely had some hard lessons.

I obviously love the artwork and the panels are really good and your heart breaks a little bit when you get this see how much Bruno means to Kamala. I was surprised to not see Mike though and I don’t see how they work with Bruno going to Wakandà.

The volume leaves Kamala on the outs with Carol. Though Carol does get rid of Basic Becky and her nasty self. Can’t wait til the next volume.

five-stars

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 5: Super Famous by G. Willow Wilson

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 5: Super Famous by G. Willow WilsonMs. Marvel, Vol. 5: Super Famous by G. Willow Wilson
Published by Marvel on July 12, 2016
Genres: Comic
Pages: 144
Source: Borrowed: print book
Goodreads
five-stars

She's your new favorite. She's everyone's new favorite. And now she's joining the big leagues. Look out world, Kamala Khan is officially an Avenger! But will being one of Earth's Mightiest Heroes be everything she imagined? Or is life as a celebrity harder than she thought? But while saving the world is important, Jersey City still needs its protector too. A development company that co-opted Ms. Marvel's face for its project might well have more in mind for gentrification than just real estate. Can Kamala take down the evil suits destroying her home without ruining her personal life? Speaking of which, who exactly is that with Bruno? Get back on board and cling on, Kamala Korps, the ride is about to get wilder than ever!

Awww. Seriously. This volume brings back all the things I love about this comic series. We have Kamala interacting with her family more and we get the explanation of Arabic words and meanings. The volume ends on a good note which I won’t complain about. And heck it even had me like Tony Stark (yeah still mad about Civil War).

It’s been eight months since the last volume. I’ll eventually go find the issues that had Kamala off with the Avengers but not right now. I’m trying to finish all my library borrows since they are all due this week. Kamala is part of the Avengers but feels overwhelmed by superheroing in Jersey City and elsewhere as well as keeping up with school and family events.

This volume has Kamala coming to a realization about Bruno and they both finally (thank goodness) let each other go as love interests I think. Bruno rightfully decides to not wait for Kamala to not be too busy for him. Though Kamala responds jealously to Bruno moving on. Thank on the volume gets better when we move to Aamir deciding he is to marry an African American Muslim named Tyesha. Tyesha won me over with the Dune references. I love that Wilson also includes details on how some Pakistani Muslim would have certain prejudices against darker skin Muslims. I had no idea.

When the two families meet hilarity ensues but all parties agree to let the two marry. Due to this and Avengers missions Kamala is feeling run down and then after a mission multiple Kamala’s start to appear.

Honestly this volume is about Kamala trusting herself and also asking for help. I would have thought she got that out of her system before, but now since she is part of a team she is trying to prove herself all over again.

We get appearances from the Avengers and I cracked up at Tony Stark and Carol Danvers showing their mutual disdain for each other. What comes through though is that Tony cares for and loves Kamala though so I went awww a few times.

five-stars

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 4: Last Days by G. Willow Wilson

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 4: Last Days by G. Willow WilsonMs. Marvel, Vol. 4: Last Days by G. Willow Wilson
Published by Marvel on December 1, 2015
Genres: Comic
Pages: 120
Source: Borrowed: print book
Goodreads
three-stars

From the moment Kamala put on her costume, she's been challenged. But nothing has prepared her for this: the last days of the Marvel Universe. Lucky she's got the help of Carol "Captain Marvel" Danvers! Between teaming up with her personal hero to rescue her brother and trying to keep her city from falling into an all-out frenzy, Kamala has barely had time to come to terms with the fact that the world is literally collapsing around her. But the truth will catch up to her, and soon. When the world is about to end, do you still keep fighting? Kamala knows the answer. Let's do this, Jersey City.

I feel bad that I wasn’t feeling this one. There is a cool scene with Kamala and her mother know. But I’m kind of over Kamala weeping over a jerk (Kamran) and I want her best friend Bruno to just catch a clue though they have a nice scene together.

Since I tend to not bounce around crossovers I have no idea what’s going on with The Avengers (shhh don’t tell me) but a huge planet looks like it’s about to crash into Earth when we follow up with Kamala in this volume. Carol “Captain Marvin” Danvers pops up in this one and Kamala finally gets to see the idol she has worshipped from afar. I did laugh at Carol Dancers being sort of horrified by Kamala and her need to wrap herself around Carol.

Kamran is in this one focused on making sure that Kamala’s brother is turned into an Inhuman since he hypothesizes that he and Kamala have the same gene that will be affected by Terrigen Mist.

This volume felt so slow. It felt like it took forever for Kamala to confront Kamran. And I still don’t get why she even listens to the mess he spews. They are on different sides so I hope he ends up with an ax to the skull eventually (reason 1,020 why I can’t be a superhero, I’m all about the vengeance).

And Carol Danvers irks a bit too since she won’t reveal to Kamala what is going on that makes her (Kamala) and me think the end of the world is around the corner.

As I said above, the most moving moment was between Kamala and her mother in this one. And also Kamala gets to hear her brother Aamir defend her and finally realizes her brother is on her side.

The kids at Jersey City in the end dance and refuse to be cowed by what looks to be the end.

There’s some material from Spider-Man (2014) issue #7 and #8 that I shrugged my way through.

three-stars

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Favorite Graphic Novels

All about the visuals: Top Ten Favorite Graphic Novels/Comics or Ten Comics on My TBR or Top Ten Favorite Picture Books

So this is going to be good!

 

Here are my top ten graphic novels/comic books that I think you should definitely check out!

I have read some of these comics that are listed above, and others I of course know the bare bones story-lines. Considering what is going on right now in the U.S. I am going to make sure I finish “Watchmen” and “V for Vendetta.” I have always loved the “Dark Phoenix Saga” and Jean Gray is a favorite of mine. Let us not speak of that Emma Frost and Scott Summers nonsense.

So far I have liked issue #2 and #3 of the new Jessica Jones comic book. I was not really feeling issue #1, but now things are humming along. If you have followed my Goodreads reviews you have to know I have loved what is going on with “Ms. Marvel” right now. She’s the hero we need right now. I am always Team Captain America over Iron Man when it comes to “Civil War.” That is not going to change.

I do want to sit down and read “The Dark Tower” graphic novel as well as “Kindred.” I have heard great things about them.

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