Ms. Marvel Volume 2: Generation Why
Volume 1: No Normal
author : g. willow wilson
pages : [paperback] 136
favorite character : kamala
memorable quote :
A hero is just somebody who tries to do the right thing even when it’s hard.
There are more of us than you think.
Who is the Inventor, and what does he want with the all-new Ms. Marvel and all her friends? Maybe Wolverine can help! If Kamala can stop fan-girling out about meeting her favorite super hero, that is. Then, Kamala crosses paths with Inhumanity — by meeting the royal dog, Lockjaw! But why is Lockjaw really with Kamala? As Ms. Marvel discovers more about her past, the Inventor continues to threaten her future. Kamala bands together with some unlikely heroes to stop the maniacal villain before he does real damage, but has she taken on more than she can handle? And how much longer can Ms. Marvel’s life take over Kamala Khan’s? Kamala Khan continues to prove why she’s the best (and most adorable) new super hero there is!
Collecting Ms. Marvel(2014) #6-11.
Can I just admit here and now that Ms. Marvel is the best? I seriously cannot get enough of her.
I picked up this volume nearly as soon as I finished volume one. Generation Why is even better because now although Kamala is not quite perfect at being a hero, she’s improving and has good intentions. We also learn more about her origins here and why the mysterious gas that appeared at the beginning of her origin story affected her and not the whole of Jersey City.
My favorite part of this volume, though, was the team-up with Wolverine. I LOVE how much of a superhero fan-girl Kamala is because it makes her seem so real. I bet any real teenager who has a passion for superhero comics or movies would be freaking out if they were able to work together with one of their heroes. Not only that, but now she’s able to talk real life (and career? is being a superhero a career?) advice with these people. She needs to learn to live the kind of life that they do and that can be more than daunting.
Kamala’s life is both hilarious and awesome. The detail in the artist’s style makes the comic seem more approachable. It isn’t as stark and vibrant as the older comic style. Instead, it feels more like a graphic novel, with so many jokes embedded in the background of the panels. Things that are never referenced in the dialogue. I love those little touches. Without a doubt in every scene in which there’s a crowd, something strange will be happening in it. If you read this volume, definitely take the time to look at and appreciate the art. It made me love this even more because I feel like just on reading it again I’d find so much more in it!
I can’t recommend this enough. I love Ms. Marvel. I love Kamala. SHE is the superhero I’d fangirl so hard over if I got to team up with her.