Ms. Marvel #18

Ms. Marvel #18

Writer: G. Willow Wilson Artist: Adrian Alphona Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 9, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 9
9.4Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

• Between teaming up with her personal hero to rescue her brother and trying to keep her city from falling into an all-out frenzy, Kamala has barely had time to come to terms with the fact that the world is literally collapsing around her.
Rated T+

  • 10
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 12, 2015

    As Ms. Marvel nears the end of its first volume, the original creative team is swinging for the fences. The emotional, familial core is as strong as ever, and Kamala Khan remains the character find of the past few years. I have no doubt they'll stick the landing in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Recap - Sofia Marlasca Oct 6, 2015

    Overall, “Ms. Marvel”remains a fun read, keeping the focus on Kamala's family and friends dealing with impending disaster while referencing previousstorylines. It's reassuring to know this storyisn't over after Secret Wars: we can sit back and enjoy both the insightful and lighthearted moments with the characters we've come to love. The ending surprises us and promises more emotional momentsin theremaining issues of this arc. Let's hope “Ms. Marvel”keeps making the road to the end of the world a surprisingly fun ride. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Project Fandom - Nina Perez Sep 11, 2015

    If you are not completely in love with Kamala Khan you are reading wrong. Go somewhere quiet, think about your life choices, and read this series again. She is every teenage girl ever: self-conscious, hopeful, vulnerable, stronger than she knows, adorable, and badass. I love that this chapter in Kamala's story didn't wrap up before her idol could tell her how amazing she is. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Rainbow Hub - Eve Sep 13, 2015

    Ms. Marvel #18 is the penultimate issue of the current volume, leading up to a culmination of the incredible amount of love, time, and effort that's been devoted to this book. While I have a feeling that issues #17, #18, and #19 will eventually be best read together to fully appreciate the incredible depth of this story, issue #18 is a comic that everyone should read. It's honest, heartfelt, and poignant, but still manages to be true to life and bring a smile to our faces while we read. If issue #18 wasn't good enough, there's still one more issue left to go, and I have no doubt that Wilson, Alphona, and Herring will hit yet another home run with their closing issue of what's become an iconic series. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 10, 2015

    The wait for a proper team-up between Kamala Khan and Carol Danvers was long, but well worth it in the end. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Black Nerd Problems - Omar Holmon Sep 11, 2015

    My favorite scene from this issue was actually a shot of Jersey City as the incursion is about to happen. The focusing on the scenery was an important and needed visual. This is creative team made it damn near impossible for you to get through an issue of Ms. Marvel with a reaction of "Eh". As they've done for the entire series G. Dubbs and Alphona have moved the story and characters at an incredible pace building up KamalA's legacy/mythology as well as supporting characters coming into their own. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Sep 14, 2015

    Wilson's passion and respect for family and faith animates "Last Days" with poignancy and tenderness. Kamala might feel like she's gotten things wrong in the last few weeks, but her priorities and instincts for how to live when the world is ending are just right, and the reader knows it. The ending of "Ms. Marvel" #18 is splendid, surpassing most cliffhangers in its narrative power and showing how love and intimacy can surprise and move a reader more than suspense or fear. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Sep 14, 2015

    Ms. Marvel #18 doesn't reinvent the wheel or introduce a slew of new ideas into the Marvel universe. It is simply a well told emotional story accompanied by some fantastic artwork. G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona, and Ian Herring have tapped into something special with Ms. Marvel and its only fitting that the original team that introduced us to Kamala Khan team her up with her hero and send her out into the larger Marvel universe with a personal story that hits home for her and her readers. Ms. Marvel #18 may be the tale of Kamala's "Last Days" pre-Secret Wars, but based on the strength of these final issues, Kamala has a very bright future ahead of her. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Sep 13, 2015

    It's hard to think of new things to praise about Ms. Marvel. Certainly that's led to hyperbole in more than a few cases, but the truth is that, while Ms. Marvel may or may not speak to you so directly as to feel revelationary, it is a rock solid superhero yarn with a beautiful and touching core of community and social responsibility. As Marvel's break-out hit winds down its first volume, G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona turn in a strong conclusion to Kamran's revenge and, in so doing, present a beautiful story of family and community. The art is lovely and the story both hilarious and tear-jerking when it wants to be. Ms. Marvel #18 is about what happens when your illusions are pulled away, for good and for ill, and, when all is said and done, this series stands tall as one of Marvel's best. Read Full Review

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