Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson
Star Rating: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
Format: library graphic novel
Summary: Kamala is a teen who writes Avengers fanfics in her spare time. All she wants is to be a normal teenager and go to parties with the rest of her school but her parents don’t want her going to parties where there will be boys and alcohol. When she sneaks out anyways, Kamala is exposed to a strange mist and soon finds she has the ability to shapeshift.
Review: This is one of those that I’ve been intending to read for almost forever but just never managed to. I’m glad I finally made sure to read this because it’s great.
Kamala is delightful and if she isn’t eventually friends with Doreen Green then I give up because obviously the writers are wrong. She’s a young Muslim girl which is way different than any of the characters I’ve been reading. She’s trying hard to figure out what her place in the world is and pushing every limit set in front of her.
I liked the art, it’s super pretty and makes reading this super enjoyable. Gotta have that good art or else I lose interest. But I didn’t have to worry about that with this graphic novel. The story is great, it keeps me super interested and I wasn’t ready for the first volume to end because that means I have to wait for my library to get in the next volume.
I like Kamala’s friends a lot. I know Bruno knows her secret but I’m wondering how long she can keep from anyone else finding out about it. I understand why she doesn’t want her parents to find out, if they don’t like her going to parties then I doubt they want her out fighting crime.
Definitely excited to read more of this series. I’m all about female heroes, I could just cut out most of the marvel universe that aren’t them. I need to read more of them, I wish I could afford subscriptions because then I would try to get all the female lead comics to try to encourage them to make more. Oh well.
Recommendation: Definitely read this! It’s the very very first of this character which is awesome to be able to read from the origin.