Ms. Marvel #2

Writer: G. Willow Wilson Artist: Adrian Alphona Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 19, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 25 User Reviews: 34
9.0Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

As seen in the New York Times, CNN and other media outlets the world-over, the all-new Ms. Marvel has made her thunderous debut!Kamala Khan's very ordinary life has suddenly become extraordinary. Is she ready to wield these strange and immense new gifts? Or will the weight of the legacy before her be too much to handle?Critically acclaimed writer G. Willow Wilson (Air, Cairo) and fan-beloved artist Adrian Alphona (Runaways, Uncanny X-Force) bring you the groundbreaking Marvel series that has set the world abuzz. Don't miss history in the making.

  • 10
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Mar 21, 2014

    The creative team has created a series that makes you want to cheer with every homerun and cry tears with every miss. It's a hard thing to do, but they've captured lightning in a bottle. I haven't felt this excited in a while about a comic that captures what it feels like to want to become a superhero. Comics in general have taken a gritty turn, choosing to become darker. Ms. Marvel is hopeful, inspiring, and fun. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Following The Nerd - Jake Tanner Mar 20, 2014

    G. Willow Wilson is quickly climbing my list of favorite writers. She had a humongous task in front of her in writing Ms. Marvel and she's hit the ground running! Kamala turning into Ms. Marvel is a great metaphor for any teenager trying to find their way in the world. It's hard for most people to fit in, whether you're a superhero or not, and Kamala's journey is something that literally anyone can relate to. The first issue has gone to a second printing and the second issue came out this week, it's the perfect opportunity to jump on to a series that demands your attention! This book has something for people of all ages, sizes, and creeds. It's funny, adventurous, and is a terrific coming-of-age story that's going to be remembered in the upper-echelons of comic lore for many, many years to come. Read this book! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Mar 24, 2014

    No one actually utters the words "With great power, comes great responsibility" in the pages of Ms. Marvel #2, yet the message echoes throughout the comic. Kamala Kahn has experienced her first brush with something larger than herself in this issue and all the while her father's words from the Quran repeated in her head: "Whoever kills one person, it is as if he has killed all of mankind and who ever saves one person, it is as if he has saved all of mankind." That always made Kamala feel better, and it should make us feel better, too. Uncle Ben would be very, very proud. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Kevin Reilly Mar 25, 2014

    If you liked the first one, you already picked it up last Wednesday. If you haven't, what're you waiting for? Ms. Marvel is the book of the year, barring a surprise Spoiler launch from DC in which the pages give you butterfly kisses at every turn, and the cover is made of pure gold. Whether we're a group of fans that deserve Ms. Marvel is debatable. Let's just enjoy it while we can. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Mar 20, 2014

    Like Kelly Sue DeConnick's Captain Marvel,it's really nice to see a comic that eschews the brooding, postmodern take on superheroes and looks instead to capture the sense of joy and inspiration these heroes can bring. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nerds Unchained - Magen Cubed Mar 19, 2014

    Ms. Marvel #2 proves that the formula works. This is a truly great title from an amazing creative team, and things only look to get better in the future. If youre not reading this book already, do yourself a favor and pick it up today. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Mar 19, 2014

    This is one of those cases where I've been blown away by the creative team. I've never really cared about Ms. Marvel, mainly because I feel like I never got a chance to know this character, but this character isn't truly Ms. Marvel, so I feel right on the front lines with the rest of the readers. Wilson has a way with making readers feel accepted into this book and firmly establishing a character before diving into any larger story. She's taking her time and readers will ultimately appreciate that. This is a series you should throw on your pull list because it's a great new take on Ms. Marvel. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Alison Berry Mar 24, 2014

    Wilsons depiction of a young woman learning her own heart and mind is as authentic as anything I ever experienced growing up. Kamalas story is personal, it feels personal, and she feels real. The only drawback to this book is that Im starting to itch for more action, and the decompressed introduction to Kamala necessitates a bit of a slower burn. I understand that, and its definitely the right way to tell the story, but MAN I want to see her punch Doctor Doom with her giant fist at some point. In the meantime Ill settle for the sweet story of a slightly weird girl from Jersey with loving but neurotic parents and an annoying brother and homework. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Mar 19, 2014

    All in all, I'm pretty stoked with this issue. I enjoyed Kamala's debut, and I enjoyed her second outing even more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Mar 22, 2014

    There are three more chapters to go in this origin story, but so far, I'm enjoying it a lot more than I ever thought I would. You can't judge a book and all that. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Melissa Grey Mar 19, 2014

    Adrian Alphona's art and Ian Herring's colors possess a light, airy aesthetic that is well-suited to Kamala's voice. The book's visuals, from the color palette to the use of stillness versus action, mirror the energy and attitude of a young girl going through a life-changing transition (yes, the puberty metaphors are strong in this one). Overall, the second issue of Ms. Marvel is a stellar follow-up to its debut, and it is definitely a book you should be reading. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Mar 24, 2014

    "Ms. Marvel" is a superhero comic book long overdue, but even for those that haven't been waiting for something like this, it's hard to argue against it. It's fun, it's smart, it's beautiful, heroic and inspiring. Here's to a long future for "Ms. Marvel" and Kamala, hopefully with Wilson and Alphona at the helm. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Mar 20, 2014

    Like most new series these days we have the main character(s) gain powers near the end of the first issue and have then figure out their powers in the second issue. This one is no different. What I like about her though is that the instant she gains her powers she actually tries to do some good, instead of personal gain at the beginning like a certain web-slinger we all know. I recommend buying this issue, for if you didn't like her before, you'll definitely like her know. I also recommend buying the first issue as well if you haven't already. I can't wait to see how she tries to be a hero in her own way. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Sean Ian Mills Mar 21, 2014

    Two issues in, the new Ms. Marvel is off to a great start. Wilson and Alphona have come together to introduce a new and exciting character who I think has loads of potential. I'm glad to see a major publisher like Marvel putting an effort into showcasing different cultures and peoples. It's great that the blonde-haired, blue-eyed Captain Marvel has her own comic, but there's something especially cool about Kamala Khan getting one as well. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Mar 21, 2014

    In just two issues though Kamala has really found an interest voice thanks to creators G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona. Things like family, religion, and culture, all place a huge part in the story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 22, 2014

    The issue as a whole was equally delightful. Kamala remains a very strong protagonist, and watching her struggle to grasp her powers, while not completely mystified by them (she does live in the Marvel Universe, after all), is pretty cool. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Mar 22, 2014

    This comic is proof that a very old concept can still be made to feel fresh and be found interesting. It's all in the execution. It will be interesting to watch this character grow into her powers and face new challenges as they hit her. This is definitely a book to check out. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Mar 21, 2014

    “Ms. Marvel” is another cult success, though I suspect the cult will be relatively large. While “Avengers” and “X-Men” are always going to be your heavy-hitters, the market needs books like these, especially when their quality is high enough to match the good intentioned ideals that the books stands for. G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona have imbued an old property (and a new character) with such an overwhelming sense of warmth and inclusion. Everyone is welcome and everyone should give it a chance. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 3, 2014

    Definitely a solid follow-up issue that again leaves you wanting to see more of who Kamala will be. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We The Nerdy - Randy Z. Ochoa Mar 20, 2014

    Ms. Marvel #2 brings us a very real look at the life of a teenager in an overbearing environment that really allows us to connect with the character and continues its momentum going forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Refueled - ironmarco Mar 20, 2014

    This series is very self contained and seems to be progressing smoothly. While the pacing is a little slow for my taste I'd rather have this series be too slow than be too fast and miss out on some valuable character development. Kamala and her awkward sense of humor and her relatable struggle made this issue a joy to read and she makes her series one of the most unique books that Marvel has to offer right now. I can't wait for the next issue and to see the journey she takes as she becomes Ms. Marvel Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 21, 2014

    If you have had any issues about Ms. Marvel based on the very visible hype machine, I urge you to overcome those reservations and pick it up. Far from being an example of editorial caveat, Ms. Marvel is a lovely character, believable, fun and well-designed on both the visual and writing front. There are a couple of different possible superhero looks on display this issue, which makes me wonder what she's actually going to WEAR once she starts going into battle, only one of the many questions I hope to see answered in this book. Ms. Marvel #2 is a book that reminds me of early Spider-Man, Nova and New Warriors comics, positing an interesting young hero (with the bonus of her being both female and a person of color), earning a very impressive 4 out of 5 stars overall. It's a book I want people to support, so that it will last a good long time… Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Marlene Bonnelly Mar 19, 2014

    The end of issue two leaves Kamala facing a difficult situation: should she seize the opportunity her new gifts have granted her and become the hero she's always wanted to be, or play it safe for the sake of her family and whatever sense of normalcy she'd hoped to maintain? We already know which path she'll choose (or there wouldn't be subsequent issues to read), but seeing her acknowledge the dilemma adds another layer of humanity to her character. No one that I know can stretch a hand out ala Mr. Fantastic, but we all strive to be both socially accepted and extraordinary at the same time, not unlike Kamala"that's why her story is so fascinating. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Rhymes With Geek - Matt Fisher Mar 21, 2014

    Ive been a little critical of this one because I think it has a lot of potential. Someone smarter then I once said that with great power comes great responsibility. This applies to us all, but I hope Ms. Marvels team really has this old Marvel adage ringing in their ears. Theyve simultaneously taken on the burden of being ambassadors to young readers, the ever elusive female readers, and the even MORE elusive religious readers. Thats a lot for a comic book to handle and if Im critical of this book its because I think it could be more than just a good comic. Ultimately, based on two issues, I think that Alphona, Herring, Wilson, and editor Sana Amanat are the folks for the job. I know Ill be watching eagerly. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Mar 19, 2014

    Ms. Marvel #2 is a good, but rather slow issue. It feels like this origin is being stretched out a bit and you aren't getting much with the story, but the writing remains strong in other parts of the book. While I do hope the comic picks up the pace a bit, I am still very much looking forward to where this series will go next. Read Full Review

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