Kamala Khan is just an ordinary teenage girl from New Jersey until one night, in a moment of danger, she finds herself empowered with superhuman abilities. She has idolized The Avengers and Captain Marvel, but can she become a superhero in her own way? And how will she reconcile that with her regular life - Muslim upbringing, strict parents, high school responsibilities?
Why It's Worth Reading:
Finally! A mass-marketed, highly-promoted series about not only a teenager, but a person of color! I can only imagine how many little kids have been longing for a superhero who looked like them or represented their culture. Ms. Marvel is a step in the right direction. And it's got the amazing graphics and color of a Marvel publication combined with a realistic and exciting story written by graphic novel authority G. Willow Wilson. Plus, I think the villain, The Inventor, is going to be pretty awesome. We just barely meet him at the end of this volume, but he's obviously superhuman and seems to create all kids of creepy mechanical drones and minions to serve as his army. I don't tend to read books beyond the first in a series, but I might go back for more of Ms. Marvel. I'm hooked!
Publisher: Marvel Worldwide (duh)
Publication Date: October 30, 2014
Source: NHS Library
Awards: On ALA's Top 10 Great Graphic Novels and Top 10 Quick Picks lists in 2015
Do We Own a Copy?: Most definitely. And Volume 2 is on its way!