Saturday Issue Review: Ms. Marvel Vol. 2 Generation Why

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Source: Purchased
Publisher: Marvel
Series: Ms. Marvel #6-11
Edition:
 Paperback, 136 Pages
Genre:
 Superhero Comic
Purchase: Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Book Depository*
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Rating: 4/5

Who is the Inventor, and what does he want with the all-new Ms. Marvel and all her friends? Maybe Wolverine can help! If Kamala can stop fan-girling out about meeting her favorite super hero, that is. Then, Kamala crosses paths with Inhumanity — by meeting the royal dog, Lockjaw! But why is Lockjaw really with Kamala? As Ms. Marvel discovers more about her past, the Inventor continues to threaten her future. Kamala bands together with some unlikely heroes to stop the maniacal villain before he does real damage, but has she taken on more than she can handle? And how much longer can Ms. Marvel’s life take over Kamala Khan’s? Kamala Khan continues to prove why she’s the best (and most adorable) new super hero there is!

Kamala Kahn is a standout superhero from her very first issue, and she stays true to form in this volume as well.

I really love the direction and tone of Generation Why, giving Kamala a chance to not only blossom as a superhero and learn to accept help when needed, but also a chance to speak for her generation. In this issue we see Kamala grapple even more with her normal life and her superhero life. It’s refreshing to see a hero going this this struggle. So many of the older heroes have already learned to merge their two lives, or have somewhat successfully adapted each to co-exist without too much cross-over and so we miss out on a lot of the panic that comes from trying to figure out how to sneak out and change clothes without getting caught. There is a lot of talk about how generations view each other in this as well, and really hits home the way a lot of people in older generations view those younger than them. I’m on the tail end of one generation and at the beginning of the “millennials”, so a lot of this really resonates with the things I hear more often than I should. We see kids struggling to overcome the stereotypes of being glued to their phones or lazy. But one of my favorite things about this volume was the Wolverine/Ms. Marvel team up. I need more of this pair in my life, and that section alone was worth the money i paid for this. I think I forced every single page of that section in my boyfriend’s face so he would understand why I was laughing so much.

The art is still not my favorite, but I do kind of like it. It’s not as neat as I’m partial to, but I like the emotion it gets across and it kind of drives home some of the funnier panels, and it works well with Kamala’s elastic powers.

I can’t wait to read Volume 3. Crushed! This is such an awesome series so far.

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One Response to Saturday Issue Review: Ms. Marvel Vol. 2 Generation Why

  1. I love this series so much – I just recently finished volume 5 and I need more. 🙂

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