Thursday, July 28, 2016

Ms. Marvel, Volume 5: Super Famous by G. Willow Wilson

Summary on Goodreads:
She's your new favorite. She's everyone's new favorite. And now she's joining the big leagues. Look out world, Kamala Khan is officially an Avenger! But will being one of Earth's Mightiest Heroes be everything she imagined? Or is life as a celebrity harder than she thought? But while saving the world is important, Jersey City still needs its protector too. A development company that co-opted Ms. Marvel's face for its project might well have more in mind for gentrification than just real estate. Can Kamala take down the evil suits destroying her home without ruining her personal life? Speaking of which, who exactly is that with Bruno? Get back on board and cling on, Kamala Korps, the ride is about to get wilder than ever!
These graphic novels are so good. If you have not read any of Ms. Marvel yet, what are you waiting for? They are all about Kamala Khan, a teen, Muslim girl trying to balance out, family, faith, school, friends, and saving the world. I love getting the whole newbie superhero experience from Kamala’s point of view.  Her point of view is fresh, funny, sarcastic, and so very YA.
I particularly loved that this installment was about Kamala’s balancing act. She felt like she had to do everything. And when her solution to trying to do everything fails, she’s calls in the big guns: the Avengers and Captain Marvel. And I love that Iron Man pretty much tells her that going to school is important. That being with family is important. And sometimes you just have to do what you know you’ll regret missing a few years down the line. I love that Kamala knows what is most important in the end.
I also love the new Mike character! I think it’s great the Bruno isn’t just sitting around, pining any more. Good for him. I also love the storyline with Kamala’s brother getting engaged. It’s nice seeing a super hero have real life problems, on top of all the not so typical super hero problems.
I love all the Avenger cameos. Loki makes a brief appearance too. And it’s beyond cool to see Iron Man play the mentor character, and not mess it up. The artwork, as always, is top notch. The overarching plot lines are fun to return to. The new bad guys weren’t quite as intense as older bad guys, but still rather entertaining.
I give this one a 9/10. I highly recommend these comics to anyone and everyone in need of a good girl hero.

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