Ms. Marvel #4

Ms. Marvel #4

Writer: G. Willow Wilson Artist: Adrian Alphona Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 28, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 21
8.8Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

• Marvel's breakout hit, Ms. Marvel, continues as Kamala Khan discovers the dangers of her newfound powers.
•  And unlocks a secret behind them as well.
•  Don't miss the boldest (and adorable-est!) hero to make her Marvel debut!

  • 10
    Nerds Unchained - Magen Cubed May 28, 2014

    This is why Kamala Khan is the most endearing character in the Marvel stable right now, if not on the shelves period. Yes, shes a woman, and shes Muslim, and shes Pakistani. Yes, she appeals to demographics that have been historically left behind by mainstream cape books, but she also appeals to every awkward teenager, every fan, and every outsider who takes comfort in their pop culture of choice. But it's not just about pop culture, comic books and video games. When he first arrived on the scene, and for many decades to come, Peter Parkerwas Marvel'sstand-in for young and disenfranchised readers, looking for a voice amid the endless examples of seemingly perfect, put-together adult heroes. Other heroes have filled this role as well, some more successfully than others, and now it appears to be Kamalas turn, growing pains and all. And Im eager to see where this journey takes her. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Draven Katayama (loudlysilent) May 29, 2014

    If you're looking for a solo title that emphasizes original characters rather than elaborate events, this is an outstanding issue of Wilson's engaging, well-paced story. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ScienceFiction.com - Alison "Boom" Baumgartner May 31, 2014

    In any case, this issue is great. It deals with Kamala's want to help people, but doesn't shy away from the fact that she (despite her super powers) isn't really all that equipped to do it. So when she goes in to try and save Vic (her shooter from last issue), things don't turn out so well" Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain May 29, 2014

    With things heading towards some sort of a showdown now, I'm even more excited than before. This issue was really good! Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Coming Up Comics - Timothy Merritt May 28, 2014

    I hope more people will discover this book and realize it's not a "book for girls" or a "book for Muslim teens" or any other neat little box I've seen other reviewers try and put its audience in. It's a book for people who want to read a touching, funny, human story about growing up and finding yourself, that just happens to involve some superpowers and a little Pakistani culture. And we're lucky to have it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Mike Logsdon May 29, 2014

    G. Willow Wilson continues to craft a funny, heartwarming, and authentic superhero tale with Kamala Kahn. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 31, 2014

    Ms. Marvel is a great comic, and four issues in, it has not let me down yet. It's one of the best introductions I've ever read for a new, young superhero. I'm a little wary of an upcoming Wolverine guest appearance, but I suppose this is the world we live in. I hope for the best for Kamala Khan, and I hope this series gets to live for a long, long time. Everybody who loves comics should be reading Ms. Marvel. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    PopMatters - Jack Fisher Jun 9, 2014

    The journey of Kamala Khan becoming Ms. Marvel takes another important step in Ms. Marvel #4. She goes from just struggling to understand what she's becoming to actually forging a superhero identity. She still has a long ways to go. Being Rookie of the Year doesn't immediately make an athlete into a Hall of Famer, but it's a good start. Fighting killer robots is basically Superheroing 101 and for now, Kamala Khan has more than earned a passing grade. It remains to be seen whether she'll be able to handle the advanced courses, but she has already created a sizable fanbase that will be rooting for her. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Latest Pull - Cecelia Betson Jun 2, 2014

    The art is flawless, it's the exact kind of art that attracts readers " clean pages and faces full of expression. I want to give it a ten out of ten, but it's still too early to get overly excited for the series, so I'll give it a nine. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho May 30, 2014

    Overall Ms. Marvel #4 is a delightful addition to this young series. G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona make for a perfect team. They are creating a character that will live on for years to come because she'll be an inspiration for any young girl. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Daily Crate - Jennifer Bosier May 28, 2014

    I've been rather evangelical about this new Ms Marvel series, and I will continue to be so. Each issue continues Kamala Khan's journey to hero with subtlety and charm. There is something irresistible about her humanity and now that she is starting to find her way, I feel confident her adventures will continue to intrigue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG May 29, 2014

    This is an adventure for the young and old to share, and while Kamala is learning the ropes, it seems, so are we. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie May 28, 2014

    Although I love my fair share of "grim and gritty" superhero comics, Wilson and Alphona continue to demonstrate with Ms. Marvel #4 that these costumed characters can also be upbeat, joyful and fun. Once again, don't miss this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards May 29, 2014

    Ms. Marvel #4 is a good, but still rather slow issue of the series. The writing and artwork are appealing like usual, but the story really needs to pick up the pace, especially with the end in sight. Here's opening it can with the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - louis whiteford May 30, 2014

    Ms Marvel is good. Read it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 31, 2014

    With this issue, Ms. Marvel finally has the arc that can make her a superhero, with a costume and a mission, and the brief conversation about how she needs to be a superhero as herself rather than as another generic blonde woman is important to where this comic seems to be going. I like the interaction between Bruno and Kamala, with its undertones of maybe-romance, and I like the fact that she's trying to exist under the rules of her parents and her church rather than being an overtly rebellious jerkface teen. In short, Ms. Marvel #4 is another fun one from Wilson and Alphona, a book that is quirky and meaningful all at once, with some of the best character pieces in comics and the shouldn't-be-as-rare-as-it-is central female person of color protagonist combining to earn 4 out of 5 stars overall. Ms. Marvel's adventures are shaping up into something we don't have nearly enough of in comics, and I recommend this title strongly for traditionalists and new-school fans alike. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Jun 2, 2014

    Four issues in, and "Ms. Marvel" shows no signs of letting up. It's the definition of a well-constructed comic book with the perfect creative team, one with not only incredible talent, but an obvious passion for their subject material. If you're not reading it, you're making a mistake. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 18, 2014

    Ms. Marvel moves right along in exploring the introduction of Kamala and her understanding of her abilities and also her desire to be like those she idolizes by being a hero. This issue has its weak points for me, but I like overall the kind of silliness and banter that comes from different parts of it. Kamala's view of herself and her powers is really neat to watch unfold since she's both scared and delighted and has that kind of child-like innocence about her in grasping its real meaning. This is also well balanced by the family time that we get, which is really good to see even if it's not the most pleasant of things considering what both mother and daughter are dealing with. But in the end, watching Kamala come into her own as a hero and to adhere to the old adage is definitely a great thing. Read Full Review

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