Generations: Captain Marvel & Ms. Marvel #1

Writer: G. Willow Wilson Artist: Paolo Villanelli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 20, 2017 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 20
7.9Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

• Ms. Marvel's falling out with her idol Carol Danvers, a.k.a. the Mighty Captain Marvel, just took a BIZARRE turn!
•  Kamala suddenly finds herself as an intern at Woman Magazine - Carol's former place of employment! Between cozying up to her boss, filing back issues, and her usual super-heroing, how will Kamala find time to figure out what got her here in the first place?
Rated T+

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - L.E.H. Light Sep 21, 2017

    I enjoyed the hell out of this comic. The only thing I can say bad about it is that the villain clearly only exists as an excuse to bring the Marvels together. But really, there's a Peter Parker cameo, so that balances it out. If all of the Marvel Generations titles are this fun, they've got a series-spanning winner on their hands. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geekery Magazine - Chelsea Stanford Sep 25, 2017

    It was such a relief to see a character that brought in something new to the table, without letting it become the elephant in the room. Kamala's faith just simply is. There's no flaunting of it, and no hiding of it, in her character design. She is even the one who offers up the idea of promoting feminism in a new light to Carol at a staff meeting: just because you're a woman, it does not mean you have to give up make up, or give up your career. You can have both. You can BE both beautiful and successful. You can be anything, and still be a Miss Marvel. I can't go in to too much, for fear of giving it all away, but this is a story that I think is going to be beneficial to a lot of young women as it progresses, and I cannot wait to see it grow. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    IGN - Tara Giovannini Sep 21, 2017

    This is the type of comic that reminds you why you love them. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Lost Lighthouse - thelostlighthouse Sep 21, 2017

    I enjoyed this, it was a fun issue which has hooked me in to pick up more Ms. Marvel comics, its best not to think of some of the potential plot issues though. Well done Marvel, your promotion is working. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Leroy Douresseaux Sep 22, 2017

    The other part in delivering this winning tale is the work of artist Paolo Villanelli and colorist Ian Herring. I like that they recall the work of Ms. Marvel's originating artist, Adrian Alphona, without lazily imitating him. Villanelli and Herring create a bright, sunny, positive story that makes me wish this Generations tale had a second life. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia Sep 21, 2017

    Generations: Ms. Marvel & Ms. Marvel is a much needed one-shot that gives Kamala a new view on what it means to be a legacy hero. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Sep 20, 2017

    It's something that honors the past while still looking to the future. Wilson, Villanelli, and Herring's work is the foundation for a new era of Ms. Marvel stories. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    PopMatters - Jack Fisher Sep 21, 2017

    It still manages to accomplish something important for Kamala Khan and Carol Danvers' story. It effectively ties their ongoing struggles with one another. Carol is trying to have it all as both Carol Danvers and Ms. Marvel. Kamala is doing the same thing in her time. It's an ongoing struggle for both, but working together in Generations: Captain Marvel and Ms. Marvel #1 gives them both some needed perspective. They even earn praise from J. Jonah Jameson along the way and in the context of the greater Marvel universe, such an accomplishment ranks right up there with beating Thanos. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones Sep 21, 2017

    Generations: The Marvels #1 has beautiful art and teases an incredible premise but doesn't have the pages or concentration to follow-through on the big ideas. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    RustonLF Sep 22, 2017

    Of all the Generations titles that have been released I think this one tries to have the most fun with the premise. Action is sacrificed a bit for humor and pacing, but in a good way. Something that many of the other titles could not pull off. There are fun cameo's and references to the time period I loved. The thing that struck me most is for once the next generation hero was in awe and excited to see their legacy hero again. In this case it is of course strange because Carol is very much alive, but the two are estranged at the moment. There is clear indication that Kamala remembered why Carol was her hero. Sparking a desire to get back that connection. It also tried hard to explain what the point of the issue was and dismissing what was n more

  • 10
    SloboSOY Sep 21, 2017

    I read only three of them, but this is the best I read.
    Yes the Shiar foes isn't that great (At first I believe it was Deathbird, That would have been a logic choice).
    I have some question about the payment she does, tho ! ... I remembering Doc Brown with a case full of cash from different time period.
    Does a 2017 Dollar will not been seen as a false one ?
    The part where JJJameson mistake her for the new intern is very light, but for the purpose of a good story.
    This comic make me realize I like more this Carol Danvers.
    So It make me smile & that all I ask.
    Plus, the art make wonder with both character. Well played !

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  • 8.0
    bucswin611 Sep 21, 2017

    Kamala's dialogue seemed to have a slightly different tone in this one, but the fish out of water element was definitely a lot of fun. Carol was mostly one-note, but had some interesting development at the end. I wonder how much impact, if any, this will have on Kamala in the ongoing book...? I enjoyed the art, and the muted colors were a really creative choice, though they did take me aback at times.

  • 8.0
    DDJamesB Oct 3, 2017

    I am unfamiliar with both of these characters. I know who they are, but know nothing to very little about them. I thought this was a fun issue. It wasn't anything out of this world or extraordinary, but that's ok. I thought the art was the real selling point. It was beautiful and definitely my type of book. Overall, a solid read.

  • 8.0
    CrazyforRAMU Apr 7, 2018

    Ms. Marvel visits the days when Carol Danvers ran a women's magazine and Kamala takes the long look at her hero that she's needed since Civil War II. Even though G. Willow Wilson's plotting and joking lean hard into the corny "very special episode"-ness of the premise, she can't resist doing some pretty brilliant character work while exploring Kamala's view of Carol. Good development, a strong thematic message, and yes, lots of cheesy humor from "Awesome outfits cost less than $20 in the past? I want to go to there!" to a cute Peter Parker cameo. Paolo Villanelli runs wild with the mandate to turn this into "70s Hair: The Comic," and the results are awesome. Ian Herring's sepia-toned palette helps sell the retro ambiance too.

  • 7.0
    freemanlouis7 Sep 22, 2017

    It had some holes in its logic that were distracting but charming all the same.

  • 6.5
    ModestMoonMan Sep 25, 2017

    Unlike many of the other Generation issues, I don't have too many negative criticisms here. The art is nice, the story has some charm to it (though, there are obvious plot holes), and the interaction between Carol and Kamala are sincere. One does have to ask though, what is the point of the issue, and is it a must-buy for Marvel fans in general? The short answer is, no. Even if it was priced as a normal $3.99 issue, and not at the odd $4.99 price Marvel is asking fans to pay for it, this issue feels more like a one-off "What If?" fan fiction story. It's not poorly written by any means. It just isn't worth the money asked, and I don't think it achieves the goals that Marvel set forth with this Generations series. The only people I'd really r more

  • 10
    Khan/Murdock Sep 21, 2017

  • 10
    MightyVin Nov 4, 2017

  • 9.0
    J.J.E. Aug 13, 2018

  • 8.5
    Billyndo Sep 21, 2017

  • 8.5
    Kalaoui Oct 4, 2017

  • 8.0
    EDiakota Sep 21, 2017

  • 8.0
    fandelabd Sep 21, 2017

  • 8.0
    Grifter Sep 23, 2017

  • 8.0
    DiegoE Sep 26, 2017

  • 8.0
    StanielK Oct 1, 2017

  • 8.0
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  • 5.5
    Dakovski Sep 24, 2017

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    Jorge Sep 29, 2017

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