Ms. Marvel

Ms. Marvel

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Book - 2014
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"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!"-- from Forbidden Planet web site.
Publisher: New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, Inc., a subsidiary of Marvel Entertainment, LLC, [2014]
ISBN: 9780785190219
Branch Call Number: GRAPHIC NOVEL (PAPER) (TEEN) Wilson, G. Willow
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Alphona, Adrian - Illustrator


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"Kamala Khan, a Pakistani American girl from Jersey City who lives a conservative Muslim lifestyle with her family, suddenly acquires superhuman powers and, despite the pressures of school and home, tries to use her abilities to help her community." --Novelist

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caleherreman Jul 29, 2020

I've seen so many superhero movies lately, I'd think I'd be bored with superhero origin stories by now, but this felt fresh and fun, with art that was downright whimsical at times.

Kamala Khan, nerdy Muslim high schooler from Jersey City, acquires superpowers that allow her to stretch and shape shift. She wants to use her new abilities to help people, but she doesn't want her very protective parents to totally freak out.

This collection shows her grappling with her powers, making a costume, and realizing a purpose. As she says, "Good is not a thing you are, it's a thing you do." I'm looking forward to catching up on this comic.

May 06, 2019

I hope this book is really good

Jan 29, 2019

Billant book! I love it, its funny heart warming and a book I would love to read over and over again.
I love the illustrations!

ArapahoeLauraRose Jul 03, 2018

Kamala Khan is a delight! Funny, nerdy, good-hearted, and always on a mission to be the best version of herself. Wonderful cast of characters, both Jersey City natives and heroes from the wider Marvel universe. And WOW are the evils that Kamala battles relevant to our world: from the exploitation of vulnerable populations, to gentrification, to religious intolerance, to what happens when the pursuit of justice itself turns unjust. But the narrative never gets too heavy. With Kamala as Ms. Marvel, the series never lacks for humor, hope, and power. If you're a frequent Marvel comics reader, then you'll recognize a lot of the larger plot-lines going on in and around this run. But, if you're a newbie or are returning after a while away, never fear! Ms. Marvel stands very well on her own.

RDPL_Teens Mar 07, 2018

Such a refreshing comic series! Stars Kamala Khan, a young muslim girl from New Jersey who gains powers and uses them to defend her friends, family and her city. Highly recommend for those who enjoy other Marvel series and those who are wanting to read more diverse voices too.

ArapahoeLaura Feb 07, 2018

A great graphic series about a teen superhero trying to balance friends, school, family life, culture, and, ya know, generally saving the world!

Joey_S_ Jan 08, 2018

Rarely has a mainstream super-hero series been so accessible to a wide variety of readers. Kamala's experience as a New Jersey Muslim intertwines with her new awakening as a super-powered "Inhuman" and is related with a fresh, fun and poignant voice.

Nov 04, 2017

Ms. Marvel: Volume One, is a 2014 graphic novel based around sixteen year old Kamala Khan and her new found superpowers. I found the illustrations in the novel to be very well done, and really help to immerse you in the plot. The story itself seemed to be very well written and thought out. As the first volume in the series, there is enough world building to be digestible but not to the point where the whole plot is set. Kamala's story is very relatable to teens, while also being heart-warmingly family based and fun. A quick read, I'm definitely excited for the next installment. 4.5 Stars. @Ruby_Tuesday of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

The graphic novel Ms. Marvel: No normal by G. Willow Wilson was okay but it did not live up to my expectations. I really liked how there was a woman of color as the lead character, however, I thought that the plot was kind of confusing, therefore, I found it a little hard to tell what was going on and I thought that some of the situations that Ms. Marvel got into were a little ridiculous, also I thought that the characters could have been more developed. Despite all the confusion with the plot, I thought that it was a cute coming of age story that will resonate with a lot of young Muslim women since the main character Ms. Marvel is Muslim. I would recommend this book to all young women who are trying to find out who they are. I would give this book 3 stars out of 5.
- @MissB148 of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

An actual relatable superhero for me, a Muslim teenage girl who lives in New Jersey, and has to deal with high school and justice responsibilities. Other than the representation, I do think she's an interesting character, and her storylines are more lighthearted than most other superheroes of the genre. I would definitely recommend this to other people to read regardless of their demographic. We see her struggle with racism/xenophobia and dealing with her new powers too.
- @Florence of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

GeeksInTheLibrary Oct 17, 2017

Kamala Khan is an ordinary New Jersey girl who loves superheroes. Her world is turned upside down when she becomes one herself, and struggles to incorporate this new power into her already crazy high school life. This generation's Peter Parker, this story is great for all the teenagers who are certain they'll never make it out of high school alive, and know that there's better things in the world out there, just waiting for them.

ReadingAdviser_Sally Sep 28, 2017

Ms. Marvel is awesome! Love the art work and the story, I can't wait to read more!!!

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Aug 25, 2015

2015 Hugo Award Finalist
Best Graphic Story


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Violence: Superhero violence.


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Aug 02, 2015

"Good is not a thing you are.
It's a thing you do."

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