Ms. Marvel #16

Writer: G. Willow Wilson Artist: Adrian Alphona Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 17, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 21
8.1Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

•When the world is about to end, do you still keep fighting?
• From the moment Kamala put on her costume, she's been challenged, but nothing has prepared her for this:  the Last Days of the Marvel Universe.  
• Fists up, let's do this, Jersey City.
• Plus a VERY special guest appearance fans have been clamoring for!
Rated T+

  • 9.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 18, 2015

    I was a little wary of the idea of this series tying into Secret Wars. Isn't Ms. Marvel better off left to its own devices? Luckily, this "Last Days" storyline meshes nicely with the general direction of the book. G. Willow Wilson has essentially reached the climax of Ms. Marvel Year 1. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Jose' Rodriguez Jun 19, 2015

    I'm expecting the next issue to be joyous, sad, humorous and a ton of other things. This issue has set up a premise that makes me impatient to see how it all ends and how G. Willow Wilson and Co. take on what could be a memorable finale. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Kelly Richards Jun 20, 2015

    The final page, offers Kamala the boost and support she needs to continue and will leave readers desperate for part two as Wilson introduces Kamala's hero and sets us up for the team-up we have been waiting for. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 18, 2015

    Puts armageddon in perspective, and makes us love our lead character just a little more, with lovely art and a great cliffhanger… Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Jun 22, 2015

    Ms. Marvel fans will undoubtedly enjoy this first issue of Kamala's two-part "Last Days" arc. Despite the apocalyptic circumstances, the writing and artwork ensure this issue remains consistent with this series' more hopeful tone. If you're new to Ms. Marvel, this is not a great jumping-on point, but this arc will fit in perfectly with previous issues when you're binge-reading singles or a trade paperback later on. Secret Wars may seem like a grim event, but G. Willow Wilson stays true to the headstrong, caring, and nerdy Kamala we've come to know and love. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Geeked Out Nation - John Turner Jun 19, 2015

    The issue ends very much with a battle still to be fought and still to be won (or lost as we all know the case is). Ms. Marvel #16 meanwhile is a stellar comic book that will delight most who read it. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Jun 24, 2015

    G. Willow Wilson does a fantastic job of integrating "Secret Wars" into her larger story for Ms. Marvel. All too quickly it's become apparent that we've really gone through a process of growing up with Kamala and this issue reminds us that she likely would have been a hero whether she was born an Inhuman or not. Adrian Alphona and G. Willow Wilson take an incredibly somber topic and turn out an entertaining story of human resilience without ignoring what's really going on. You can't deny that this issue is really just build-up for the next one and that holds it back, but it's build-up that's just fun to read. There's so much in this issue that it's hard not to put it down psyched to see what comes next. Ms. Marvel #16 probably tricks you into thinking it's better than it is, but it's a trick you'll be happy to fall for. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 18, 2015

    Mostly what we get here though is all the last minute panic of a world ending event taking place, but brought down to a more personable level. While there's more to go with the subplots that are here as the series rounds things out in the next couple of installments, I'm definitely intrigued more than I thought I would be. The Last Days banner was not sold well when it was first introduced by Marvel earlier in the year and it felt like there was no real point to it. With Ms. Marvel, the team has definitely worked it well so far with this opening installment of it, providing the right big picture background but making sure the focus is on Kamala and the normal folks around her that get swept up in these kinds of things. This one is different of course, but still, it's well played. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - louis whiteford Jun 19, 2015

    As light as Wilson keeps the writing, Alphona's art is even lighter. There's background gags on every single page of this thing, sometimes one in every panel. The mobs of panicked citizens are all drawn with a cartoonishness exaggerated further than his usual characters, often freezing them in the silliest of poses. This exaggeration works as a content lightener, but considering how Alphona takes the time to draw different, distinct people, it also shows us a more realistically populated city than in any other superhero comic. All of these bystanders are nameless, but they all feel real. That sense of reality Alphona brings is the selling point of this issue. As a superhero event tie-in, this story's been told before, and it's probably being told all across the Marvel line right now, but it's never been told with such audacious, confident style. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Jun 17, 2015

    The end of this issue is enormously satisfying and the next issues preview cover is a great follow-up on it. Theres also a wonderful feeling of hope permeating the whole issue thats very in keeping with the general tone of this book, and while the tie-in nature of it does overpower at times, it cant keep the incredible skill that the creative team has put into it from coming to the fore. There are a lot of unanswered questions and dangling threads that likely wont be resolved next issue, but it gives Ms. Marvel something to do after this whole Battleworld thing dies down and things return to some semblance of normalcy. And that gives fans something to look forward to! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Jun 18, 2015

    There are some nice moments here, as well as some moments that are unfortunately too true, such as when Kamala races back to New Jersey to stop the inevitable looting of stores. At the same time, the big scale/small scale juxtaposition doesn't really work here. Although Ms. Marvel has been part of some big events, she is definitely still a “small picture” kind of hero, focusing more on her character than on flashy fireworks. This issue still has the same heart that the series is known for, but it is also thrown up against a story that is not really befitting the title. It is still an entertaining issue, but it is also evident that some series would do better with Secret Wars. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicsverse - Brian Delpozo Jun 22, 2015

    MS. MARVEL #16 falls a bit short of the series' lofty standards, though that has much more to do with the forced "Last Days" motif than it does the series' creative team. That said, it's still a better read than the majority of mainstream books on the stands right now, and should definitely be read by anyone interested in Kamala's on-going character journey. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston Jun 22, 2015

    A comic that uses a crossover to further its own themes and storylines? Wild! And also really fun. Kamala's slowly but surely becoming one of Marvel's top heroes and this issue is a huge step forward for what the character can be capable of. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Jun 22, 2015

    It's still one of the best titles on the stands, but the plotting and art are uneven in "Ms. Marvel" #16. Wilson's balance of humor and drama is still a sweet spot, and Kamala hasn't lost her appeal. The focus on community, especially Kamala's family and friends, has always been one of narrative strengths. "Ms. Marvel" #16 imperfectly juggles the personal angle and end of the world. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jun 18, 2015

    The major appeal to Ms. Marvel has always been her relatability, showing that even a teenage superhero has a family, romantic troubles and geeky hobbies just like the rest of us. Unfortunately, the end of the world is not quite as relatable. Read Full Review

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