Magnificent Ms. Marvel #1

Writer: Saladin Ahmed Artist: Minkyu Jung Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 13, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 21
8.3Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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ALL-New ongoing series from Eisner Award-winning writer Saladin Ahmed!
But it's not business as usual in Jersey City. Aliens are wreaking havoc in Kamala's corner of the world, and they seem weirdly interested in Ms. Marvel...and her family. Eisner Award-winner Saladin Ahmed (BLACK BOLT, EXILES) and rising star Minkyu Jung (Batgirl, Nightwing) take the reigns of one of Marvel's most beloved new characters! You won't want to miss this shocking start of a new era!
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  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Mar 13, 2019

    If you, like me, haven't ever read a Ms. Marvel comic before, this is a great one to start with. And if you're already a fan of Kamala Khan, this issue seems to be a perfect continuation of what came before. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Sequential Planet - Victor Benito Mar 17, 2019

    The Magnificent Ms. Marvel #1 is a perfect introduction issue that reminds readers Ms. Marvel is where to go for that classic Marvel Comics feel. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Kellie Keener Mar 19, 2019

    It would have been easy to imitate precisely what was done in the previous series, but the creative team appears to be building on what happened while adding their own unique spin to the story. If the first issue is anything to go by, The Magnificent Ms. Marvel is going to be a cant miss series. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 15, 2019

    Minkyu Jungs art is great. The style and details are perfect for both the genre and the relative age of the character. There is a youthful vibrancy to the art and it perfectly complements the tone and style of the story. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Mar 22, 2019

    Magnificent Ms. Marvel #1 is an emotional roller coaster packed with plenty of classic superhero action. Perfect for newcomers and longtime fans of Kamala Khan alike, this is a series with a lot to offer! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Mar 13, 2019

    The Magnificent Ms. Marvel #1 is a new run that feels both familiar and novel. The interactions between Kamala and her parents feel as if theyve been culled directly from Wilsons now-ended run, while the framing device is Ahmed signaling an intent to also try something wholly new. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Mar 12, 2019

    A great first issue that has a lot of action, good recap of the character, and a hint at some big reckonings for the character. Magnificent Ms. Marvel is fast, fun, and agile storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Mar 13, 2019

    The Magnificent Ms. Marvel begins with a frantic explosion of challenges for both Kamala and the reader. There's a ton of action, and open-ended mysteries abound. The words and art give the beloved hero and her world the passionate attention they deserve, but the wholehearted push toward long-form storytelling leaves #1 without enough plot development to judge the arc accurately yet. Greatness in the future seems highly likely, though! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Cat Wyatt Mar 13, 2019

    The Magnificent Ms. Marvel #1 is already off to a strong start. I remember when Saladin Ahmed was first revealed to be the author for the new series. Ahmed took to Twitter, asking fans for what they felt was most important for him to know. After all, he's a male author writing about a teenage girl. I respect that he was aware of the gaps in his knowledge there. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Mar 19, 2019

    Overall, it's a good - though not great - (re)start to the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 16, 2019

    The new Ms. Marvel relaunch is off to a really good start, though the spark might be missing. C'est la vie. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Joe Grunenwald Mar 13, 2019

    This is a compelling first issue that clearly lays out who Ms. Marvel is and what makes her great, and I can't wait to read more of it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Charlie Ridgely Mar 13, 2019

    All said, this is a great debut for the first post-Willow Kamala Khan series. The names of Kamala and Wilson will forever be intertwined, but Ahmed proves in this book that he's got plenty of story to tell, keeping our attention with the greatest of ease. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Mar 13, 2019

    The issue isn't bad but also doesn't quite pop. There's some solid mysteries set up and there's more than enough to want to see where the comic goes but as is, this feels like an issue that may read better as part of a trade than on its own. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Mar 13, 2019

    Though really fun and armed with heart, The Marvelous Ms. Marvel #1 isn't quite the "moment" that her first #1 issue was. And that's a bummer, honestly. After so many big stories of Kamala Khan joining teams and ending a huge landmark run, you would hope and think that this new creative team would be swinging for the fences and not punching paper-thin baddies in Jersey at the cost of her world's winning characterization. Let's just hope that whatever comes next is worthy of Kamala and her legions of fans. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Mar 14, 2019

    Ultimately, some weak dialogue in The Magnificent Ms. Marvel #1 is eased by three-dimensional character relationships and the creative team's stellar visual arm. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - David DeCorte Mar 13, 2019

    THE MAGNIFICENT MS. MARVEL #1 is a solid beginning for the new series. It has some hiccups, but readers can probably chalk those up to settling into the new story. Based on the talent behind the book, I have confidence in this new run for the character. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Mar 16, 2019

    The Magnificent Ms. Marvel #1 was a good start to Kamala Khan's new series. For the most part Saladin Ahmed did a very good job writing Kamala Khan in and out of her Ms. Marvel identity. There were a few parts in the story presented that fell flat but overall Ahmed put over how fun Ms. Marvel is. Minkyu Jung also showed why he is the perfect artist for this series. His vibrant artwork elevated Ahmed story. If you are looking to get into a new series from the beginning I recommend picking up The Magnificent Ms. Marvel #1. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Sal Mar 14, 2019

    As a 48-year-old man, I am light years away from the intended demographic for this book. However I was a kid once, and yes they made comic books back then, and no they were not carved into stone tablets. They were filled with characters that kids could identify with, that were going through problems kids could relate to, while fighting bad guys and occasionally saving the city. Happily, so does The Magnificent Ms. Marvel #1.

    Spider-Man is the Gold Standard for comics featuring a character that not only dealt with big, scary, city-threatening problems, but also personal, and relationship problems that often mirrored and sometimes intersected one another. Making comic books used to be that easy; Give kids a character they can rela more

  • 9.0
    Raist819 Mar 17, 2019

    This is a great first issue and a great launching pad for the next chapter in Kamala’s story

  • 8.5
    SloboSOY Mar 15, 2019

    This one I read it with apprehension. I wasn't convinced by Ahmed work on the Exiles to say the lest. And if the two first Miles Morales : Spider-Man issues was better, I was disappointed by the end of his first arc.
    And to be fair Wilson was big shoes to fill even if her last issues wasn't that great.
    So I was pretty impressed by the respect Ahmed show in the first part of his story.
    This is a perfect enty point for new reader with a reminder of Kamala's origines. And they even mention the time before Secret Wars (Should have they forget about that ?)
    The story is good. I even like how the father speak of Kamala in front of the reality of her life.
    I also totally understand why her mom tell her secret to her father more

  • 8.0
    Kalaoui Mar 14, 2019

    It's a good start.

  • 8.0
    Psycamorean Mar 15, 2019

    This was good. Hopefully this series has more consistent writing than the last and I can finally start looking forward to Ms. Marvel's solo adventures.

  • 7.5
    egon244 Mar 18, 2019

    My first solo meeting with Kamala.

    It was fun, light and it looked amazing. Kamala's powers look great in action, especially in her fight against the purple bird-thing.

    I also really liked the juxtaposition of the alien father's story with Ms. Marvel's actions. The way they contradicted each other, the way legend's idolized version was confronted with the real hero.

  • 6.5
    Spacey Medicine Apr 5, 2019

    Holy exposition, Batman! There was a lot of it here. Interesting plot though, so I guess we’ll see.

  • 8.0
    CrazyforRAMU Sep 28, 2019

    The next chapter in Kamala's life opens with a flood of challenges both superheroic and prosaic. There are human and alien villains to fight, a brief origin recap, and two (or maybe three) interpersonal crises in the supporting cast. The art makes it all look fantastic, particularly the fight scenes. The script comes in word-heavy and occasionally clumsy as it juggles all the different plot-balls. But if this isn't an all-time great Ms. Marvel comic, it's still a very good one -- and just recreating the distinctive Ms. Marvel feel right out of the gate is no small achievement.

  • 7.5
    bucswin611 Mar 20, 2019

    A nice enough start is beautiful colors and hyper-stylized action. I like the alien framing device, and Abbu's secret leads plenty of intrigue to start off the series.

  • 9.0
    Khan/Murdock Mar 13, 2019

  • 9.0
    Radar Mar 14, 2019

  • 9.0
    Jason The Dude Nov 22, 2019

  • 9.0
    tonpas1989 Dec 31, 2019

  • 8.5
    StanielK May 11, 2019

  • 8.0
    RocketedToEarth Mar 20, 2019

  • 8.0
    batman_forever Oct 24, 2020

  • 7.5
    Tizze Mar 14, 2019

  • 7.5
    Watchtower022 Mar 16, 2019

  • 7.5
    EDiakota Mar 17, 2019

  • 7.0
    ÜberGinger Mar 27, 2019

  • 1.0
    Soul Assassin Mar 14, 2019

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