Ms. Marvel, Vol. 8 by G. Willow Wilson

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 8

The villains are at Kamala's door, and Ms. Marvel has to save a city that doesn't want saving. The malleable Ms. Marvel continues her hero's journey as an enemy from her past begins targeting those closest to her, a challenge that calls into question everything about her -- not just as a super hero, but as a human being! Who can Ms. Marvel trust when everyone in Jersey City is against her? As Kamala's life hangs in the balance, a new crimefighter...

Details Ms. Marvel, Vol. 8

TitleMs. Marvel, Vol. 8
Release DateDec 26th, 2017
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Superheroes, Young Adult, Fiction, Graphic Novels Comics

Reviews Ms. Marvel, Vol. 8

  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
  • David Schaafsma
    After a kind of dwindling of energy and quality and focus in the last few volumes, Ms. Marvel: Volume Eight reveals the team has recaptured its initial zip and sharpness. The story had been working in contemporary political issues, but here they are in full force, as the Pakistani Muslim Kahn (and Kamala’s, aka Ms. Marvel’s) family from Jersey City that we have come to love is now under siege from far right nationalists. To rather specificall...
  • Chad
    I think this was my favorite volume of the current series. We start out with a story echoing the ugly nationalism that has risen over the last 2 years in the US. Chuck the hipster hydra agent illegally takes over as mayor and starts his own police force, rounding up everyone who is different. They try to make things so difficult for those they've identified as undesirables that they'll move out of Jersey City and go to NYC. Kamala finds herself j...
  • Rory Wilding
    This has been said before that if there is any superhero comic currently published that is the modern equivalent of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko's The Amazing Spider-Man, it would be G. Willow Wilson's Ms. Marvel as much like Peter Parker's life, Kamala Khan's is all about balancing her personal life with friends and family, high school and her duties as the local superhero, in which despite her good intentions, it's not helping gaining the public's ...
  • Ran
    This series remains one of my favorites, in which G. Willow Wilson continues to just write a goofy, down-to-earth highschooler dealing with super powers, and being Muslim in Jersey City. I know you thought I was describing Peter Parker at first. I seriously enjoy learning about Islamic traditions through Kamala's family and friends. But wait, first let me go back and address how the ugly nationalism on the rise in Jersey City, which usurps the el...
  • Renata
    (read as single issues)Kamala and the Hulk are friends from work.
  • Elizabeth A
    I'm not a fan of overly preachy stories, and while I tend to agree with the politics of this graphic novel, I think the plot and characters were sacrificed in pursuit of educating the public."You wanna know how people get radicalized? They get radicalized when they think the only way they can have a starring role in their own lives is by playing the villain.”There's much to be said about confirmation basis, but I don't need it, and while I like...
  • Ashley
    This is probably actually a five-star comic, but it was a little depressing and I resent that it was a little depressing, which is really my problem and not the book's, but still. Enjoyment is ultimately part of my rating system, so, minus half a star, Ms. Marvel!Regardless of how it made me want to punch all humans in the mouth a little, Ms. Marvel continues to be the most solid, contemplative (yet still somehow fun) superhero comic I've read. G...
  • Roy
    Still loving this as much as the previous. Has great superhero action and story with perfect combination of real world themes/discussion. Keep making this great series.
  • Lauren Stoolfire
    Kamala Khan's Ms. Marvel is one of my favorite newer Marvel comics characters. The entire series has been pretty fantastic, but I'd say that this volume is one of the best recent ones. It's not afraid to get very real plus focus on Kamala's family, all while featuring some great action scenes and a fun sense of humor. I particularly enjoyed seeing Kareem, aka the Red Dagger, return in an entirely different setting from his previous appearance. I ...
  • Scott
    4.5 starsXenophobia rocks Jersey City in the form of hostile-takeover mayor Chuck Worthy (ugh and LOL - that name . . . ) and his narrow-minded "Keepers of Integration, Normalization and Deference" followers. Who is up to challenge to stop things from going in this very wrong direction? Kamala Khan, of course. Whether she's tussling with wannabe villains Lockdown and Discord or receiving support from tough-as-nails ousted mayor Stella "I'm going ...
  • Robin Stevens
    Honestly, Ms Marvel is just head and shoulders above most other ongoing comic series. Kamala is a wonderfully honest, flawed but good-hearted hero, and the storylines aren't afraid to tackle big issues in very sensitive ways. Plus, it's just amazing to see a Muslim family at the heart of an American story, allowed to be well-rounded, kind, ordinary human beings. Every comic fan should read this. 10+*Please note: this review is meant as a recommen...
  • Diz
    Ms. Marvel is as good as ever. In this volume, Jersey City is taken over by a group that want to make Jersey City great again. The group's ire is directed against people with super powers. Ms. Marvel comes to realize that not everyone appreciates her efforts to save the city, and as a result she loses her confidence. One really nice thing about this story is that Kampala's brother gets to play a bigger role. He gets caught up in the craziness goi...
  • Anniek
    It's gonna be a long wait until the next volume!!
  • Koen
    Good issue!Enjoyed the domestic struggles, Hydra claiming mayorship, all the hassles,...Always love to see Ms. Marvel in action, fysically ànd verbally :)
  • Stefanie
    Ms Marvel is feeling exhausted, alone and unappreciated but keeps up the good fight anyway. But when Red Dagger shows up and helps her stop a runaway train, he suggests she might want to take some time to take care of herself.
  • Rachel (Kalanadi)
    Hellloooo Laal Khanjeer!
  • Nina
    I still really like Kamala, and I understand the importance of the story, but it's also just gotten very serious, and I like a little more humor in my comic books I guess.
  • Em
    book 4 of 2018
  • Joe
    Ms. Marvel is amazing as always. This title does such a superb job of balancing humor, action, youth, and religion in a way that doesn't feel preachy and is oh so entertaining. I've even started reading the "Champions" series because I can't get enough of Ms. Marvel. I'm hooked!
  • Adam
    Is this the end for Kamala Khan? Or just the beginning of something new? Another great volume.
  • Michael
    A good book can take places you’ve never been. A great book not only takes you to places you’ve never been, but has those places linger in your thoughts after the final page is turned.In the past couple of months, I’ve read two books that have taken me outside my typical worldview and have lingered in my thoughts long after the final page was turned. The first was the much (deservedly so) lauded The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas and the other...
  • Alexandra
    As always.
  • Rod Brown
    Once again, captivating character interaction makes up for the absolute mess in the plotting. The first arc is a screed against Trumpism with a little nod of understanding to why Trump is popular with some people. The second, shorter tale about a runaway train seems to illustrate only a vague knowledge of understanding of trains, railroad systems and physics. (Can anyone tell me what happened in that tunnel when the two trains were on course for ...
  • Nudrat
    In all superhero origin stories, there is a moment, early on, when the main character decides to embrace her superpowers and use them to save people’s lives – it is the moment when she goes from being merely a person with superpowers to an actual superhero. The decision is motivated by various factors – an overpowering sense of justice, a need for self-improvement or absolution for past wrongs – and the superhero draws on different source...
  • Ashley
    I was worried going into this, because I remember not liking the previous volume very much. I worried that it was getting to be too "crossover"-y - too many things happening in other comic series, that I don't read or follow, so it's confusing when they're mentioned in this series. There was the whole Civil War thing a couple books back, and I felt like that last volume was dealing with the aftermath of that. So I wasn't sure how this one would b...
  • Julia
    At the outset of this graphic novel, Kamala is celebrating Eid Al-Adha with her family and talking about sacrifice, specifically of a goat, and insisting she will never eat meat again, while recalling she says this every year. After her large Eid meal, she and her cousin go for a walk and two jerks from a new group called “Keepers of Integration, Normalization and Deference of KIND” tell them the point of their goon squad is “to make sure e...