Ms. Marvel #5

Ms. Marvel #5

Writer: G. Willow Wilson Artist: Adrian Alphona Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 25, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 17
8.6Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

• How does a young girl from Jersey City become the next biggest super hero?
•  Kamala has no idea either. But she's comin' for you, New York.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Jun 25, 2014

    MS MARVEL #5 balances new characters, new powers, and intriguing stories insanely well. Where most books tent to struggle, MS MARVEL stands high. Kamala is a character who is easy to connect with, since most folks reading comics all dreamed of being a hero one day. She's a great driving force of this book and Wilson has crafted such an exciting and fun book to read. If you haven't read this book yet, catch up or pick up the trade when it's released. I highly recommend this issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Jun 26, 2014

    Overall, Ms. Marvel #5 continues to be the sort of inspirational superhero book that will keep both regular and newer comic book readers coming back. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ScienceFiction.com - Alison "Boom" Baumgartner Jun 27, 2014

    There is very little else to say other than this series is good. Read it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Taylor Jun 26, 2014

    Ms. Marvelis a book with a lot of heart, one that's not afraid to be lighthearted and fun. It hits home with a simple but powerful message that we all need to be reminded of every now and then, expertly delivered. This comic is a real breath of fresh air, and one that you should most certainly experience for yourself. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Jun 25, 2014

    This story needs to be read. It's a powerful statement on community and understanding. I hope, for your sake, you're reading this. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Jun 26, 2014

    As always, we have Adrian Alphona on the artwork while Ian Herring does the colours and VC's Joe Caramagna does the letters with Jamie McKelvie and Matt Wilson doing the cover. No complaints about the artwork this time except that the mask that Kamala wears during her first attempt at saving Vic looks entirely comedic and even faked, as if it has been photo-shopped. The problem I think is that the colour just doesn't come off as being natural. Other than that small thing, every scene and page of this comic was top-notch and proved that this entire art team is really solid. And that fantastic cover? It reflects the inner contents really nicely and also the melancholic nature of the story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerds Unchained - Magen Cubed Jun 26, 2014

    Wilsons characterizations continue to be heartfelt and endearing, following Kamalas slow but steady coming-of-age. Every underestimation and misstep contributes to Kamalas growing understanding of her powers, as well as her place in the world of heroes, taking responsibility for her actions and learning from her mistakes. And she does make a lot of mistakes, all of which help to carve her into the hero she was meant to be. I also love that, despite the typical social awkwardness and uncomfortable experiences of being a teenaged girl, Kamalas origins are modest. Shes well-adjusted, has good relationships with her family and friends, and isnt bogged down by generic anguish and strife that clutter the backgrounds of many heroes. Her life and experiences are realistic and relatable, from the embarrassing lows to the uplifting highs, and that makes this book all the more compelling. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jun 25, 2014

    "Ms. Marvel" #5 is just the latest in a string of great issues for this series; I feel like Wilson and Alphona just grow more confident and strong with each new installment. Check it out; this is a thoroughly fun comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jess Camacho Jun 26, 2014

    Marvel #5 is another stellar entry in this young series. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Jun 26, 2014

    All in all Ms. Marvel #5 is a well made comic. With great writing and fantastic art that makes me question anyone who doesn't read this. The ending could be better for the story arc but it does leave it open for many possibilities. Ms. Marvel is quickly becoming an essential read for any superhero fan. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Jun 26, 2014

    Ms. Marvel #5 is a decent enough conclusion to Kamala's origin story. It may have went on too long and didn't really properly space out events in her story, but the rest of the writing is good and the characters are great in general. I definitely look forward to where this comic is going now that we're past the origin story stage. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jun 28, 2014

    I didn't think the latest issue of Ms. Marvel was the best thing since sliced bread! It was still good, don't get me wrong. But it seemed to lack a little, tiny bit of something that made the previous issues so darn good. Maybe the sudden focus on superheroics threw me for a loop. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Jun 29, 2014

    Ms. Marvel could really use a better class of criminal and needs to distribute its plot better next time, but it seems almost inevitable that there's going to be an entire generation of comic readers who look back on this series as the one that made them see the beauty of comics, and not without reason. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Lilith Wood Jun 30, 2014

    When Kamala first wished and dreamed for powers, it was something she just wanted for herself. At the end of the fifth issue, it’s officially not just about Kamala any more. She speaks to a small crowd on a street corner, standing proud in her costume with her hands on her hips. She uses the word “us” and merges her own identity with that of Jersey City. This book has all the ingredients to keep charming us on details, beauty and wit. In order to keep us fully invested, Kamala can never stop learning or making mistakes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 25, 2014

    While the heroic side of this issue is pretty weak for me and I'm really not enthused about what the Inventor will bring to the book, Kamala as the star continues to be a delight. What she offers in this book is some really good family time, even if it's all complicated by what she's hiding from them and the trouble she's in. Seeing her trying to be a hero, not living up to her minds eye of it and the re-applying herself to do what needs doing is really good to see. She's still got some of that goofy aspect in the earlier instances of it all which is both charming and frustrating in a way because she seems like she's playing at it, but when we see her get serious and use her mind and her abilities, the hero she can be is starting to show through. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Fanboys Inc - Cody Mudge Jun 27, 2014

    As a comic, Ms. Marvel #5 is outstanding. From the start Kamala Khan has become a character that is easy to like and Wilson shows no signs of making this any less true as the series drags on. On a different level, the religious dogma that this series portrays simultaneously humanizes a mistreated peoples but also raises legitimate concerns about its treatment of women and youth. Great art is great art and none of the concerns I have about the scripting for this series prevents me from loving Alphonas style. His ability to capture the gawky, awkwardness of youth is embarrassingly superb as youll find yourself reliving your less graceful formative years. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - louis whiteford Jun 28, 2014

    This issue was a low-point for me. Not bad by any means, but not an overwhelming chapter in the story. I’m ready for things to wrap up. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Hero Nuggets - Kelsey 'The Editor' Rasmussen Jun 24, 2014

    If you're looking for something other than a campy, fun read, I would look elsewhere. Read Full Review

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