Cover image for Ms. Marvel. 1, No normal
Title:
Ms. Marvel. 1, No normal
Author:
Wilson, G. Willow, 1982- , author.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, Inc., a subsidiary of Marvel Entertainment, LLC, [2014]
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Series:
Summary:
"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, New York!"--
General Note:
"Contains material originally published in magazine form as Ms. Marvel #1-5 and All-new Marvel now! point one #1"--Title page.

"Collected editions"--Inside front cover.
Language:
English
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780785190219
Format :
Book

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Summary

Marvel Comics presents the all-new Ms. Marvel, the ground breaking heroine that has become an international sensation! Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City until she is suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the all-new Ms. Marvel? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm! As 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? It's history in the making from acclaimed writer G. Willow Wilson and beloved artist Adrian Alphona!


Author Notes

Willow Wilson began her writing career at the age of 17, when she freelanced as a music and DJ critic for Boston's Weekly Dig magazine. Since then, she's written the Eisner Award-nominated comic book series Air and Mystic: The Tenth Apprentice and the graphic novel Cairo. Her first novel, Alif the Unseen, was a New York Times Notable book. It was shortlisted for the 2012 Flaherty-Dunnan Award. G. Willow spent her early and mid twenties living in Egypt and working as a journalist. Her articles about the Middle East and modern Islam have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the Atlantic Monthly and the Canada National Post. Her memoir about life in Egypt during the waning years of the Mubarak regime, The Butterfly Mosque, was named a Seattle Times Best Book of 2010.

Willow is published by Grove/Atlantic Books in the United States and Atlantic UK in the United Kingdom.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

*Starred Review* Kamala Khan is a geeky 16-year-old Pakistani girl in Jersey City with fairly strict Muslim parents, and she is tired of feeling like a weirdo for eating unusual food and having to stay home most weekend nights. She sneaks out one evening to go to a party, but a strange fog rolls in and the Avengers appear before Kamala, speaking Urdu, and they grant her wish to be like Ms. Marvel right down to the blonde hair and skimpy outfit. Kamala spends the next few days trying to master her new shape-shifting powers, and she struggles with how to appear. Should she abandon her brown skin and Pakistani features in order to be more recognizable as Ms. Marvel? She opts to look like herself, and after updating her burkini for a superflexible costume, she embraces the mantle of protector of Jersey City. Wilson's story touches on many issues bubbling up around comics today diversity, gender, culture, sexuality though never with a heavy hand. The story is the focus here, and together with Alphona's playful and stylish artwork, Wilson offers a superhero comic full to bursting with heart and charm. Kamala is a supremely likable and relatable hero, and teens will likely line up for more.--Hunter, Sarah Copyright 2014 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up-Two series openers offer gender inclusivity, in creators and content, into the mainstream superheroes comic book world. These stories showcase how both main characters undergo a process of self-identification and searching for a role within their own respective worlds. In Ms. Marvel, which collects issues #1-5, Wilson introduces readers to Kamala Kahn, a Pakistani American teenage girl from New Jersey. In this adventure, she initially transforms into Carol Danvers's Captain Marvel, a white superheroine who Kamala admires and is responsible for giving the teen the power to evolve. Kamala encounters external and internal transformations to accept and create her own persona as a teen and as a superheroine. Captain Marvel, which contains issues #1-6, offers new adventures with the infamous Carol Danvers, who was orginally introduced as Ms. Marvel in the 1970s. In her writing, DeConnick portrays a self-determined and bold character who is committed to her heroic duty. Here, Captain Marvel is on a mission to save a girl and to return her to her planet, which then shifts to a story of discovery, critique of diplomatic relations, and a special appearance of the Guardians of the Galaxy. Both illustrators, Alphona and Lopez, imbue the proceedings with vibrancy and showcase the now official aesthetics of Ms. Marvel's and Captain Marvel's outfits. VERDICT Fun and much-needed comic series that defy the typical oversexualization and damsel in distress archetype of women in comics.-Sujei Lugo, Boston Public Library, MA © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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