Ms. Marvel #3

Ms. Marvel #3

Writer: G. Willow Wilson Artist: Adrian Alphona Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 16, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 24
8.7Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

• The All-New Ms. Marvel has already gained international fame.
•  But in Kamala's case, star-power comes with a whole lot of... awkwardness.
•  Find out why the most exciting new Marvel hero is also the most loveable!

  • 10
    Nerds Unchained - Magen Cubed Apr 16, 2014

    Some people have criticized the book for Kamalas shape-shifting, calling it a form of white-washing in that she chooses the appearance of a white woman as her model for heroism. While I understand this argument, and had some reservations of my own when I read the first issue, I find that Kamalas choice speaks to the reality that there just arent enough visible heroes of color for her to emulate. As the first Pakistani Muslim hero with an ongoing series, Kamala has no other representation, no role models within her community to look up to. Until she comes full circle as the hero we truly need, shes working with what she has in a very flawed world, and trying to be the best she can be in it. As young a character as she is, Kamala Khan is making a big difference, creating a more inclusive stable of Marvel heroes and reaching out to readers who have otherwise never had representation in cape books. And Id say shes doing a hell of a job so far. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Apr 16, 2014

    This book shines brightly in a very dark, serious era. Though Marvels books tend to have a little more levity, a great many of them are still serious, for both good and ill. This title brings a smile to the readers face that cant be denied. The writing, the art, everything is engineered to be a joy, but that doesnt mean theres no drama, and its great to see some real story and character development to let us know that this book isnt just going to be pure fluff. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Apr 17, 2014

    Overall, another highly exciting and satisfying read from a top-class creative team. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ScienceFiction.com - Alison "Boom" Baumgartner Apr 19, 2014

    If you haven't picked this series up, get on it! If you're not doing so willingingly, you are on the wrong side of comics. It's original, beautifully drawn, and touching in all the rights ways. It's going to very difficult to wait for next week's issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Apr 17, 2014

    Once again, Wilson and Alphono remind readers of Marvel's ability to distill the essence of the superhero genre from the lens of a troubled teen " something Ditko, Kirby and Lee founded the House of Ideas upon decades earlier. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - David Harper Apr 18, 2014

    But really, when it gets down to it, this book is pretty damn incredible for two reasons: that "real" feeling I keep expressing, and that it's just a whole lot of fun. This book is an easy one to pick up and appreciate, no matter who you are or how much experience you have with comics. It speaks to being young, to being confused by emotions, to not giving in to being who you have been told you are, to being a fan, and to wanting something more. It's universal, even if it is the story of a young girl with the rare gift to embiggen herself. Don't miss it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 19, 2014

    Ms. Marvel is just a straight-up delightful comic. No silly gimmicks. No random Spider-Man cameos to boost sales. No insane, indecipherable attempts to tie into Inhumanity. Ms. Marvel is just the simple, elegant and well told story of a young girl developing super-powers and trying to figure out what the heck she's supposed to do about them! It's great! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Ashley Victoria Robinson Apr 19, 2014

    Alphona and Herring understand as much about Kamala Khan and her journey to becoming Ms. Marvel as Wilson and they blend their respective talents together seamlessly. If you are a female comics fan and youre not reading Ms. Marvel you are missing out. If you are a male comics fan and youre not reading Ms. Marvel you are missing out. This book is also ridiculously PG so buy a copy for you and some little girls you know as well! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Daily Crate - Jennifer Bosier Apr 19, 2014

    Yet again, I find myself wishing something as complex and relatable had existed when I was a younger comic reader. Kamala Khan remains such a distinct and human voice, she is one of the most distinct female heroes. Watching her journey from awkward, ordinary girl into hero is sure to be a good ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Apr 17, 2014

    Overall this is a great comic. If you haven't read the last two issues I highly suggest you buy them now as it will only make this comic better with the readers having a bit of knowledge on what's going on so far. It's neat that we see someone actually try to figure out what kind of ways someone can use those powers instead of just "I gained powers, I must go out and be a superhero" right after gaining powers. I am a bit interested on who this new villain is we read the comic. The ending is a gut punch that will make you immediately want issue four. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Apr 17, 2014

    Ms. Marvel #3 is still in its infancy, building up Kamala's world, cast, and also her character. As such, it feels rather slow and uneventful for the most part, but the writing and artwork is strong enough to overcome its current shortcomings. With the potential shown by the events toward the end of the issue, the comic seems to be picking up the pace and appears to be getting rather exciting. Make sure to stick around, since the best appears to be coming soon. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Apr 23, 2014

    If you haven't picked up this title, you're sorely missing out on something that could possibly become Marvel's new wave. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Apr 17, 2014

    New characters have a lot of expectations placed upon them, especially if they're little brown girls stepping into the shoes of a beloved white feminist icon. Worse still, they're expected to play by the rules that seventy year old characters use. They don't have the depth, the history to compete and they're written off. Not Kamala. G. Willow Wilson may be taking her time, but I have every confidence that, by the time this arc is over, Kamala Khan will be every bit the hero that the Avengers are. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 7, 2014

    With third part of the opening five part story, the creative team here has provided for one of the more well realized characters to be developed at Marvel in what I suspect is a long, long time. While rebuilding or providing twists of new characters is always interesting and long time fans enjoy that, the difficulty of starting from scratch has its own challenges. With this third issue, again being minimal on the action and heroics overall, we're reminded of what it is to make a character that could stand the test of time. If Kamala was introduced in the 60's, I suspect she could be just as iconic as others from that generation. There's a whole lot to like here and I'm definitely curious to see where it's all going in terms of powers, who her enemies will become and what sort of connections to the larger world she'll have. But I'm far more interested in who Kamala will be and want to see that journey that she'll hopefully be taking for several years to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Apr 21, 2014

    "Ms. Marvel" #3 continues to build exposition by showing, not telling, and Wilson and Alphona are laying down a story foundation that is solid ground for future adventures as well as rich in subtlety and detail. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Hank Johnson Apr 22, 2014

    For me, this comic is miles above most others on the stands right now and I think that it has the potential to stand the test of time and read as well years from now as it does right now “in the moment”. I am going to not only continue to buy the issues, but double dip and get the trade as well. Even though issue #3 is not a great jumping on point, it is the best issue in the series so far. If you enjoy great characters, amazing art, and the willingness to experience something that is different from other super-hero books on the stands, Ms. Marvel is the book for you. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Rhymes With Geek - Mark William Pawziuk Apr 18, 2014

    Ms. Marvel is a competent yet underwhelming look at the beginning of a teen superheroine. It will likely have special appeal to newer, younger readers, especially girls and particularly those with the same Islamic background as the main character, but can be enjoyed by everyone who enjoys a fresh hero's origin story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Apr 16, 2014

    Three issues into this new series and its been very solid in almost every aspect. Wilson and Alphona are shaping a new character that could end up being very important to the Marvel Universe. If the writing continues to be this intriguing and the art improves as it goes along, Kamala Khan can become one of the premier female super heroes of the future. Read Full Review

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