The second issue of Ms. Marvel’s tie-in to Secret Wars came out this week, and it brought the team-up we have all been waiting for. It was a treat to watch Kamala Khan working with Carol Danvers, her idol, and trying to make the best of time before the end of the world.
We have watched Kamala Khan grow as a teenager and superhero since her debut. She’s a unique character in her own right, and while she isn’t the most powerful of superheroes, she’s one of the most dedicated. G. Willow Wilson knows how to create a new generation teenage superhero in the form of Kamala Khan and make her relatable to a lot of readers around the world.
With Secret Wars ending the Marvel Universe, it was awesome to see Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel coming to meet the new Ms. Marvel. Being Kamala Khan, the young hero totally fangirled at seeing her idol, and I could relate to the feeling.
Captain Marvel agreed to help Kamala find her brother, and what followed was page upon page of superhero team-up fun. I haven’t read Captain Marvel comic books, and I’m not familiar with the character, but seeing how Wilson wrote her made me like her a lot. She supported Kamala during the mission and helped her grow along the way.
The panel where Kamala had to understand letting go of a litter of kittens showed how much she has grown as a character. I liked Carol’s advice about how heroes need to take care of themselves so they can take care of others.
Adrian Alphona’s art hit the target again and every panel was full of visual gags. The jokes he hid throughout the panels helped distract me from the seriousness of the situation the Marvel world was in. Ms. Marvel isn’t a series with a dark theme, so it was good that the artist was able to lighten the mood even though it was the end of the world.
In the end, Kamala was able to find her brother Aamir, and I’m looking forward to seeing how she and Captain Marvel will help him. Will Aamir get superpowers too because of his Inhuman lineage? Only time will tell.
What did you think of Ms. Marvel issue 17 this week? Were you excited to see Kamala and Captain Marvel working together? Let us know!
Farid has a Double Masters in Psychology and Biotechnology as well as an M.Phil in Molecular Genetics. He is the author of numerous books including Missing in Somerville, and The Game Master of Somerville. He gives us insight into comics, books, TV shows, anime/manga, video games, and movies.
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