Ms. Marvel #9

Writer: G. Willow Wilson Artist: Adrian Alphona Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 15, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 15
8.6Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

• As Kamala discovers more about her past, the Inventor threatens her future.
•  Why is Lockjaw really with Kamala?
•  The fan-favorite, critically-acclaimed, amazing new series continues as Kamala proves why she's the best (and most adorable) new super hero there is!
Rated T+

  • 10
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Oct 20, 2014

    Kamala's journey is ours because we're included, and Marvel would do well to keep this team together for as long as they need to. For all we've been given, which has been a delight to read and see, it looks like Wilson's building a worthy legacy for this character. The hope for a future and the exciting present " readers will look back on these issues as classics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Oct 16, 2014

    Wilson's continued insistence that superheroes don't just show up and win from the get-go is refreshing and feels realistic "at least as realistic as a world with superheroes can be. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerds Unchained - Magen Cubed Oct 17, 2014

    What I appreciate most about this title is Wilsons commitment to Kamalas growth, and this issue is no exception. Every storyline throws new obstacles her way, new challenges to overcome a she finds her footing as a hero. She makes many mistakes along the way, but is always given the chance to learn from them, while a less conscientious writer would try to mitigate her failures or brush them aside. This why Kamala feels like the most organic and relatable young hero that Ive encountered in a very long time, and Wilson keeps this tale of growing pains fresh issue after issue through the sheer strength of her storytelling chops. Combined with Alphonas incredible line work and Herrings soft, dreamy color palettes, Ms. Marvel #9 is another great issue from an amazing creative team. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Kristina Poffenroth Oct 17, 2014

    Adrian Alphonas art in this issue is solid. His action scenes are good, but he really shines in close-ups of characters. There were also a couple of visual jokes sprinkled through the issue, which was fun and fits in well with Wilsons writing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 18, 2014

    Everything about Ms. Marvel is engaging and fun, from Kamala's struggle with identity to her Simpsons references! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Herald - Travis Bass Oct 17, 2014

    This issue continuesthe series upward climb in quality. Fun writing and art make this a great book toread, and the light connection with the Marvel Universe makes it a good series for new comic readers as it doesn't feel to dense, but it slowly introduces them to some of the more obscure sides of the Marvel U. Hopefully this book continues its success, and remains with us for a long time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - AJ Oct 19, 2014

    Adrian Alphona, Ian Herring and VC's Joe Caramagna are on the art once again, and they turn in some fantastic work. The only problem I had with this issue was that Medusa was inconsistent and even a bit too cartoony here. I'm certainly not expecting the Ryan Stegman version from Inhuman but even then, it didn't work as much as I'd hoped it would. Other than that though, the artwork here was fantastic, and the first half with the school battle really is incredible, such as the scene where Kamala embiggens and jumps at the robot, crashing her fists down on the robot in a very WWE style of top-rope jump. That was awesome. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Oct 16, 2014

    Ms. Marvel #9 is another solid entry to series from beginning to end. While the story didn't progress as much as I expected the writing, character work, and the artwork still shined through. With that cliffhanger ending, it definitely has me interested in what'll be coming next for our hero. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Geeked Out Nation - John Tuppen Oct 18, 2014

    G. Willow Wilson never fails to surprise me with just how tapped in she appears to be. With Ms. Marvel every issue has maintained a contemporary fun personality that reads as something completely unique when compared to any other book being published. Just as Kamala Khan's morphogenic powers are continuing to be defined as its issues go on, so is Ms. Marvel's lasting place as an ongoing series. Ms. Marvel is a near flawless reading experience. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Oct 17, 2014

    Overall it feels like it didn't cook entirely evenly, but in exchange we get a couple of moments where you can almost see straight through to the brilliance that's often covered up by demands of structure. Acutely in tune with the reality of its protagonist and the spirit of Amazing Fantasy #15, Ms. Marvel #9 is combining familiar ingredients into a new and fascinating dish, both on the level of the individual issue and the series as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 16, 2014

    Kamala's hectic life continues in this issue as she fends off an attack on her school, learns about her Inhuman heritage, deals with her overbearing parents, and tries to take the fight to the Inventor. G. Willow Wilson is able to blend these elements together fairly cohesively, though the transition into the final part of the story is a little abrupt. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Oct 20, 2014

    "Ms. Marvel" continues to be one of Marvel's best ongoing series for its humor, the strong style of its art team and Wilson's addictively good characterization and dialogue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 22, 2014

    While it's taken a bit since the appearance of the Terrigen mist back in the first issue, we finally get the real and form acknowledgment of Kamala as an Inhuman. It was pretty much a given so there's no real surprises there, but getting it out there and getting her in touch with them, helping her to understand she has another heritage to explore and a place she can go, is definitely welcome. You do expect her to pretty much keep to Jersey City of course and what she's doing there, but I'm glad to have her tied a little more openly to the Inhumans at this point and hope that it's something that can be explored more in relation to her own human heritage and the struggle she has with who she is. The complications of existing are pretty much what the book is about to a good degree and this issue helps to further muddy the waters for her. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Doom Rocket - Molly Jane Kremer Oct 20, 2014

    Now halfway into its third storyline,Ms. Marvel is thankfully showing no signs of stagnancy. The bookhas retained itscharming quirkiness by utilizing a perfect balance of action, humor, and drama, remaining relevant, entertaining, and appealing to more than just the typical superhero comic reader.Ms. Marvelreminds readers that it's not onlyokay to be different – when it comes to making a real, profound difference? – being different isvital. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - F.D. White Oct 15, 2014

    While this issue still boasts the same charms as previous issues, it feels somewhat shoehorned and lacks any kind of Kamala struggle we've seen before. Read Full Review

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