Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1 (Ms. Marvel (2014-15) (Collected Editions), #1) by G. Willow Wilson

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1 (Ms. Marvel (2014-15) (Collected Editions), #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 (Ms. Marvel (2014-15) (Collected Editions), #1)

TitleMs. Marvel, Vol. 1 (Ms. Marvel (2014-15) (Collected Editions), #1)
Release DateOct 30th, 2014
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Young Adult, Superheroes, Fiction, Marvel

Reviews Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1 (Ms. Marvel (2014-15) (Collected Editions), #1)

  • Patrick
    I'd been hearing good things about this book for ages, so I finally decided to pick it up.I enjoyed it, and appreciated the fact that it wasn't just another same-old superhero origin story. But if I'm going to be completely honest here. (And I always try to be completely honest) I'll also say that it didn't really thrill me, either.Part of the issue might be that I don't know *anything* about the original hero that the story is based on. That can...
  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    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!
  • Cristina Monica
    This series is so popular that the poster for the first volume was featured on Alex’s wall in her room at college in one of the episodes of the sitcom Modern Family. That is amazing. Kamala is a Muslim-American teen whose parents are strict. For instance, they forbid her from going to a party with boys and alcohol, even if everybody else is going and it’s a safe enough environment. But Kamala wants a normal life, and is tired of her parents...
  • Sanaa
    [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...
  • Anne
    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 ...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    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...
  • Nat
    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 ...
  • Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more
    11/24/17 - ON SALE for $1.99: 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...
  • Kemper
    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...
  • Michael Finocchiaro
    Kind of essential reading based on the way the Avengers movie series is headed, Ms Marvel is a new and interesting twist on the Captain Marvel character from Marvel comics. As far as I have been told, the character was originally male, but was later re-introduced as female in some variations as a partner, in others as a separate standalone franchise. In Ms Marvel, Kamala Khan, Pakistani immigrant in Jersey City, gets superpowers granted to her my...
  • Maureen
    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...
  • Steph Sinclair
    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...
  • David Schaafsma
    6/19/18 The nice thing about growing older and losing some memory (which, I recall, is one reason I began reviewing on Goodreads, to keep notes for myself) is that each year, (something like Groundhog's Day (the Bill Murray movie), you get to re-read a book and have it read as new! This isn't entirely true, but I really liked reading this, and had forgotten some of it, for sure. As last year, I read for my class on YA GN/Comics with a focus on gi...
  • Whitney Atkinson
    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!
  • Samantha
    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
    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 ...
  • Maxwell
    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...
  • mark monday
    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...
  • Sh3lly
    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...
  • Nenia ⚔️ Queen of Villainy ⚔️ Campbell
    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || PinterestMan, it is such a shame that all these female superhero comics are coming out now instead of twenty years ago when I was a teen. Teen me would have loved these. But instead, the closest I ever got to an empowering superhero figure was magical girl manga. Not that there is anything wrong with magical girl manga. But I must say, there is something incredibly satisfying about having the gate to ...
  • Liz Janet
    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 “Dust”, they are not considered main characters in the way Kamala is. And it does seem to be a good series, I did win the Hugo for Best Graphic Story, however I had a few is...
  • Nikki
    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...
  • bella farren
    3.5 stars I’m a little ashamed to admit, for somebody who claims to be a bookworm and proud nerd, this is the first comic I have ever read. I’ve been meaning to read a marvel comic for years but I’ve never gotten around to picking one up. I love the format of words and letting my mind create it’s own images, so I wasn’t sure if I would fall easily into a comic. But was I wrong. The art style in this comic was beautiful, with vivid colou...
  • Norah Una Sumner
    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...
  • Ikram
    Really glad that this book exists.
  • Terence
    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...
  • Wren (fablesandwren)
    WrensReads Review:This was amazingly amazing. I love that it was about a Muslim girl and about believing in yourself and accepting you and your own set of abilities. Kamala Khan wants to be Captain Marvel, but Captain Marvel gives her something else: something unique and purely her. Well, after a few hiccups, she kind-of, sort-of, maaaaaybe gets the hang of the gift handed to her... which, honestly was a little confusing to me, but hey, is that r...
  • Olivia-Savannah Roach
    I don't think this comic deserved as much of the hype that it got?On the one hand, I was so here for the Muslim representation! I love that we have a superhero who is Muslim. I love that some the joys and struggles of being a Muslim teen when it comes to friends, family and coming of age are included in here. We've got an ignorant person being ignorant and we get to see how that is handled and also the feeling of responsibility when it comes to b...
  • Warda
    The story didn't excite me as much as I would've hoped. It felt pretty bland. Loved the fact that it had a Muslim lead playing the heroine though. 🎉
  • Kate (GirlReading)
    I loved this. I loved this. I loved this. It was funny, exciting, page turning, unique and easy to follow! The art style is fantastic, the characters were fantastic, the plot was fantastic. f.a.n.t.a.s.t.i.c. Ms Marvel needs her own movie please...