Title:Ms Marvel, No Normal
Author:G.Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphone
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, Jersey!
After reading Persepolis a graphic novel I thought of giving a shot at comics and what better way than starting with girl power. Ms Marvel, I found it as a short and an entertaining read. It is about Kamala Khan teenage muslim immigrant in the United states, precisely New Jersey. Like any Marvel superhero, she has her humble beginnings. Kamala Khan has her life with conservative muslim parents and her older brother who dropped out of his Engineering course , who is now substituting with prayer. Very early in the story she acquires her superpower when hit by Terrigan mist, and then on Kamala has trouble coming into terms with. The story is also about an immigrant family which is struggling with keeping up their conservative family and religious values in a brand new world, and the family vs the superhero stunt that she has to balance every single day.
This Kamala khan is a very lovable character to any teenage girl who is in awe for the marvel superheroes .Almost all the time she is stuck in between the culture difference that she is trying to balance with her life she has outside her home.She is smart and so full of life with her own set of friends and teenage troubles.
In all the superhero stories its the strength of the antagonist that makes the superhero a success, in that way the antagonist in this novel was underdeveloped and little explained. But in today's world how being an outsider or an odd person in a group could make you feel left out is depicted well..Making one uncomfortable in ones own skin has been brought out with all wits., Though most superhero starts somewhere in that way kamala being a muslim makes it special..
Its a real entertainer where she takes her baby steps in becoming a superhero, in other words this book is a introducto.ry version of the next series.Though I have read them all this was my personal favourite.
At this point I have to tell you that I have never really been a great comic fan even as a kid,yet I found this quite entertaining and engaging.The comic as such is vibrant and colourful, Adrian Alphonse has done an amazing job in bringing kamala Khan alive through the art. Kamala's witty remarks at her religious class and her excuses to parents for being late and of course brother troubles are all very delightful. I don't know how technically sound the muslim character has been painted, I liked it for the diversity the story offers. Her everyday struggle to keep up with her superhero duties and her duty as a devoted daughter takes a toll on her yet she manages them narrowly missing being caught.
Even if you aren't a comic fan I would definitely ask you to give it a try for you'll definitely enjoy