Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1 by G. Willow Wilson

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1

Marvel Comics presents the new Ms. Marvel, the groundbreaking heroine that has become an international sensation! 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...


Details Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1

TitleMs. Marvel, Vol. 1
ISBN9780785190219
Author
Release DateOct 30th, 2014
PublisherMarvel
LanguageEnglish
Number of pages120 pages
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Young Adult, Superheroes, Fiction
Rating

Reviews Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1

  • Kat O'Keeffe
    2015-08-16
    Really enjoyed this! I especially loved how relatable Kamala was, and that she wasn't the typical comic book heroine. That being said, I did feel like some elements were a bit stereotypical, and while this was a good intro to the characters/world/situation, it wasn't as standout WOW AMAZING as it could've been. I'll definitely be continuing on with this comic series, though. Very much looking forward to volume 2!
  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    2015-07-07
    this was fantastic! i was a bit confused about how she got her powers, but maybe i just need to re-read it and it'll help me understand. other than that this was so great!
  • Sanaa
    2015-03-16
    [3.5 Stars] I'm conflicted about this graphic novel, and I think the reason for that is because I'm reading this from the perspective of a twenty-something Muslim Pakistani American. Don't get me wrong, I like how diverse this graphic novel is and having a Muslim super hero is super kickass, but there were certain things in the graphic novel that just made me feel a little strange. For example, I felt that many of the Muslim characters in this gr...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin
    2017-01-04
    Okay, since there are a million reviews with pretty pictures from this GN (graphic novel) I'm going to keep it short as I usually do with my graphic novel reviews. I didn't think I would like this book for reasons but then I did. One never knows! Kamala is just a normal teenage girl with really strict parents and she's just trying to get through her life. I think she's cute with her writing Marvel fanfic. I think I might want to look into this fa...
  • Natalie
    2016-09-30
    This review contains *spoilers*.Ms. Marvel follows Kamala Khan, a Muslim girl from Jersey City who is suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. When a strange mist descends and morphs Kamala into a shape-shifting superhuman... fitting in is the least of her problems. Ms. Marvel also features religion, which, thank you. I love seeing positive portrayals of any religion. And the honest exploration of accepting and loving oneself made my heart si...
  • Anne
    2014-06-06
    4.5 starsSo Kamala is a nerdy Jersey Girl who gets hit with Terrigan Mist, and suddenly finds herself able to shape-shift.Because she's always felt like the odd one out, she uses this ability to morph herself into the image her hero, Carol Danvers. With a few, um...costume modifications.What? She wanted to go with the Old School look, ok?Don't worry, she'll figure out why Captain Marvel switched to a more practical costume soon enough.Do we need ...
  • Lola Reviewer
    2014-11-13
    Kamala’s life isn't pleasing her. She wants more from it. Her parents are too strict and she so wishes for freedom to do as she feels from time to time. She disobeyed her parents to attend a party…during which something intensively weird happens and what outcomes of that night will change her boring – in her opinion – teenage life forever.As a heroine, I thought Kamala can be a very easy to relate to, for some people. What I did found ban...
  • Amanda
    2015-12-16
    extremely refreshing, diverse, and feminist. definitely one of my new favorite graphic novel series. *hearts for miles*
  • Maureen
    2015-07-12
    Well that was so so fun! I really enjoyed it a lot. I'm not used to reading comics/graphic novels so when it ends I'm always surprised - but I really enjoyed it! I loved all the modern day phrases and references, and Kamala is a great character.There was a bunch of stereotyping in the book (of Muslims, mostly) but I feel like most comics end up stereotyping groups in every story. Though that is sad, it's still great to have so much diversity. Ove...
  • Kemper
    2014-12-10
    Kamala Khan is just an average high school kid struggling with the classic teenage dilemma of trying to both fit in and be herself at the same time, and her Muslim faith is one of those things that sets her apart. She dreams of being a superhero as confident and cool as the Avenger she idolizes, Captain Marvel a/k/a Carol Danvers. However, after developing superpowers because she’s exposed to the Terrigen Mist* Kamala quickly learns that her li...
  • Whitney Atkinson
    2015-06-22
    Love the art, love how this follows an islamic girl/family, but I read this thinking that I would be okay since I've never read/seen any other Marvel material, but it references the Avengers and I just feel so lost and left behind... This story was interesting but not a lot happens, so hopefully the series will pick up!
  • Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads
    2017-02-24
    Reviewed by: Rabid ReadsFor all of you out there screaming, WE NEED DIVERSE BOOKS! I got your diverse graphic novel right here.Meet Kamala Khan:But I'm getting ahead of myself.When Ms. Marvel begins, Kamala is the teenage Muslim version of Toula in MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING. She's lamenting the uncoolness of her heritage and daydreaming about being a blonde, kick-ass boot wearing superhero.It's the weekend and (once again) she's forbidden from goi...
  • Steph Sinclair
    2015-11-01
    I feel a little guilty for not loving this more because I thought Ms. Marvel was going to be everything I ever hoped and dreamed for in a super hero comic book. A Muslim, POC teen with strict, traditional parents, who fights against marginalization and the forces of evil?! Fuck yeah, sign me up! Though the artwork is beautiful, I just wasn't as captivated with the story as I thought I'd be. I do plan to continue the series because I firmly believ...
  • Samantha
    2015-04-02
    This was a fun start to the reboot and I'm looking forward to upcoming volumes. WHAT I LOVED: - Pakistani American Muslim heroine! Can we get a hell yes for diversity? - plethora of side characters that I'm looking forward to getting developed more in the future (Bruno is adorable, btw) - Loved the art and the colors used - Coming of age and superhero story combined WHAT I DISLIKED: - I found her powers and how she got them kind of confusing. I h...
  • Sesana
    2014-06-04
    Ms. Marvel has gotten a lot of buzz. A lot. People are always going to talk when one of the two big publishers puts out a comic starring a character who is not the standard white man. In this case, we have Ms. Marvel, Kamala Khan, a teenage girl who is Muslim and the daughter of Pakistani immigrants. More than enough to get me interested. What got my hopes up was that this book has been selling way, way above expectations. Ms. Marvel #1 has gone ...
  • HFK
    2016-02-15
    Ms. Marvel was an interesting surprise even when I really did not have any particular preconceptions of it. Not negative, not positive.I do not think it offers anything new when comes to superhero world, unless you look at it with the eyes of diversity as our new Ms. Marvel is Pakistani and a Muslim, but it gives an interesting look at a different cultural background middle of Western world, which seems to be the main focus instead of initial sup...
  • Vitor Martins
    2016-01-15
    Finalmente Ms. Marvel no Brasil!Adorei esse quadrinho! Kamala é uma heroína incrível, nerd, muito divertida e passa por conflitos internos muito reais e fáceis de se identificar. Já quero os próximos volumes!
  • Maxwell
    2015-08-29
    For a first volume, this is pretty well put together. If you're a fan of Agents of SHIELD, you will enjoy some of the connections made in this series. If not, there might be a bit of confusion about how exactly Kamala gains her powers and what exactly is going on. However, I found the storyline to be easy to follow and pretty straight forward, which is refreshing. Sometimes I feel like comic books can be needlessly confusing in order to feign com...
  • Sh3lly ✨ Bring on the Weird ✨
    2016-10-09
    Obviously, diversity-wise, this gets an A+. Kamala Khan is a Muslim Pakastani-American teenager who lives in Jersey City. Her parents are very strict and put a lot of pressure on her to make the best grades, be an over-achiever, have traditional morals, and only hang around people they approve of.So obviously, Kamala accidentally gets some super powers and thus begins a fairly typical journey of exploring her new abilities, finding out what works...
  • Nikki
    2014-11-08
    I'm going to pretend I haven't seen/read the comments and reviews that basically boil down to "a Muslim American can't be a superhero, and because this story is about a Muslim American teen, it's not really a superhero book". Despite the fact that in many ways, this is Spider-man: family issues, school issues, identity issues, except it happens to be a female character who also happens to be a person of colour and a Muslim. There is nothing in th...
  • Liz Janet
    2014-11-05
    Re-read March 2016, alongside volumes 2,3, and 4.Updated Review for entire series: https://booksandstuff1357.wordpress.c.........................................................We have all probably heard of Carol Danvers as Ms. Marvel, but now we have Kamala Khan, a New Jersey Pakistani American, who assumes the identity and takes on her role. I was very glad to see a Muslim character as a protagonist, because even though we have had “M” and ...
  • mark monday
    2016-03-31
    charming. G Willow Wilson and editor Sana Amanat make respect for diversity look so easy and natural. this groundbreaking series featuring comicdom's first Muslim female lead has a lot of points it wants to score regarding difference and it wants to do it in a way that is both respectful and fun. it succeeds. a winning game!I love that it wants to have it all without sliding into sloppy generalizations or annoying binaries. the need for tolerance...
  • Norah Una Sumner
    2014-12-19
    I see that everyone who gave this Volume less than 4 stars is saying how they really liked the art work but didn't like the story...Well,moi, on the contrary, liked the story better than the art work. The art was a bit too goofy and sometimes even a bit weird for my taste. The story was interesting but I couldn't connect with the main character and her actions were too childish and careless. The scene where she destroys the locker room (she break...
  • Raina
    2015-02-04
    This book belongs on shelves and in readers' hands. And I enjoyed it--more so than I usually enjoy reading Big Two superhero books. Give me a teen girl protagonist with a typical family life and a ho-hum setting any day, even better if that ho-hum setting is vastly different from my own life. It's ho-hum to HER, and no matter the reader's color or religion or background, we've all been there. That's what counts. As a non-superhero comics reader, ...
  • Terence
    2015-10-03
    An ordinary teenage girl from Jersey City, isn't so ordinary anymore. A strange mist transforms Kamala Khan into the new Ms. Marvel.Ms. Marvel No Normal is the origin story of the new Ms. Marvel Kamala Khan. It's nice to see one of the major comic book companies straying from their primarily white male superheroes by making a female Muslim Pakistani hero in Kamala. It's easy to see that this comic will be appreciated by an audience that perhaps h...
  • Shannon (leaninglights)
    2015-12-24
    This story was so cool! It was different and relatable and a great graphic novel for today! I can't wait to read more about Ms. Marvel :)Actual Rating 4.5 stars
  • Susie
    2014-11-03
    I neeeeeed more.reread #1.still so much love
  • Mike
    2014-06-05
    Late addition to the Buddyread for Pink Taco week I've heard so many people talk about this book, and the overwhelming sentiment I recall is how "sweet" it is. So I came to this book expecting something saccharine, treacly, and frankly underwhelming. I'm not into comics to be sappy'd - if I needed to be Disney princessed, I could easily take a trek to the mall. But what I discovered by the time I read a few pages is, this isn't so much sappy as i...
  • David Schaafsma
    2014-11-11
    6/16/16; I just reread this for my YA GN summer 2016 class, and everyone liked it a lot in the class. When I first read it I gave it four stars, thought it was good, not great, and then reread it a few weeks later after I had read the next volume, and I liked it more. This third time I liked it even more, even though I'll admit not much really happens in the first volume, really. But what seems clear to me is that a new and special superhero is b...
  • Brandon
    2015-05-13
    A teenager who longs for freedom from her overbearing parents finds herself inheriting powers from the mysterious Terrigen Mist that spreads throughout Jersey City.The new iteration of Ms. Marvel centres around Pakistani-American Kamala Khan, Marvel’s first Muslim character to headline her own series. That being said, series’ author G. Willow Wilson isn’t about to take this ground breaking character and put her ethnicity and religion on fro...