Ms. Marvel #1
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Ms. Marvel #1

Writer: G. Willow Wilson Artist: Takeshi Miyagawa, Adrian Alphona Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 18, 2015 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 21 User Reviews: 21
8.5Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

The internationally-beloved, butt-kicking, smack-talking, most adorable super hero makes her triumphant return. Look out world, Kamala Khan is back and officially an Avenger! Yup, the dream to end all dreams has happened for Kamala. She's toe to toe with the best of the best, but will being one of Earth's mightiest heros be everything she imagined? Is being a celebrity hero as wonderful as Kamala has hoped? Plus: WHO IS THAT WITH BRUNO?? Welcome back, Kamala Korps. We missed you!

  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - soshillinois Nov 18, 2015

    While Adrian Alphona does draw the final nine pages of the first issue, Takeshi Miyazawa handles the initial twenty one pages. Though Miyazawa continues the style started by Alphona, while not indistinguishable, they mingle together and give a bright, even defined look to Ms. Marvel's version of New Jersey. One that's replete with giant frogs, killer drones, and the usual madness of school. While the book is $3.99 now, that price is well worth it for the extra pages and always high quality. If you have to pick one book from the new Marvel, pick this one. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Nov 19, 2015

    Welcome to the Avengers, Kamala. Is it Captain America's fault that he replaced Black Widow on all those motorcycle toys? I blame the moral vacuum that allows people to exploit legends. Here, with Ms. Marvel #1, I wanted the realness and I got it. I cannot wait for more. Read Full Review

  • 9.9
    Project Fandom - Nina Perez Nov 20, 2015

    This was a fantastic kickoff to the next chapter in Kamala's life. It was cool seeing her as Avenger, being a more capable hero, but not losing that fangirl inside. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    PopOptiq - Logan Dalton Nov 18, 2015

    Ms. Marvel #1 is a delightful smorgasbord of superhero action, sweet romance, bright art, and has a strong, yet fantastical connection to real world issues. G. Willow Wilson, Takeshi Miyazwa, and Adrian Alphona craft a first issue that is both exciting and heart wrenching as Kamala Khan starts to take steps into being a more responsible and mature superhero and human being in both her actions and interpersonal relationships. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Nov 18, 2015

    Ms. Marvel #1, while not easily accessible to new readers, a great continuation of the last series. The main character and cast are as enjoyable as ever, the writing is top-notch, and the artists put in some amazing work. Along with Vision, this is quite easily one of the best books of this relaunch/reboot/redo/reawakening that Marvel is doing and if you are a fan of the character, make sure to check it out (it's worth the five dollars). Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Rainbow Hub - Eve Nov 22, 2015

    Ms. Marvel #1is, as it has always been, a story about Kamala Khan, the people around her, and how she grows into herself as a person and a hero, with an added sprinkling of whimsy and romance on the side. It all culminates in a near-perfect recipe for a comic, and I'm excited to see how this recipe turns out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Chase Magnett Nov 19, 2015

    That smoothness is featured in the comic itself, as the final third transitions to Alphona's pencils in a flashback sequence. This story focuses primarily on Bruno and reveals just how lovingly crafted Kamala Khan's supporting cast has been characterized. A Bruno story is every bit as endearing and enjoyable as a Kamala one. The introduction of Mike shows that this cast will only continue to grow, and Wilson avoids innumerable troublesome tropes in order to deliver a fully formed human being in only ten pages. It's a clear sign that Ms. Marvel hasn't only returned at full strength, but that this series is going to be even better than ever. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Thomas Hulett Mar 11, 2017

    From the way in which Ms. Marvel is talked down to by both criminals and the police to Carol's standing up for her rights to J. Jonah Jameson, the book is very progressive and highlights some of the problems that women still face today. It also succeeds as a first issue as the story is captivating and leaves us with a cliffhanger, ending as Carol still doesn't realize she is Ms. Marvel by the end of the book. It's a great read, but I would strongly advise those who wish to read it search out a trade collection as single issues can be quite expensive and you don't want to be stuck not knowing what happens next! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Nov 18, 2015

    I had every bit of faith that I would continue to enjoy Ms. Marvel, and this post-Secret Wars issue was a great start to a new era for the series. We will undoubtedly see how Kamala adjusts to changes in her world, but also how she lives up to her deserved title of hero. I look forward to seeing where the series goes and I highly recommend this launching issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Nov 21, 2015

    Ms. Marvel is back and it's as good as ever. Wilson has such a grasp of this character and her world that this series is going to remain a treat for the foreseeable future! Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Multiversity Comics - Alice W. Castle Nov 20, 2015

    Still, this is a character that Wilson, Miyazawa, Alphona and Herring all know like the backs of their collective hands and it shows here. They all get back into the swing of things incredibly easily and create a fun ride of a first issue that feels like a natural starting point for new readers while keeping established fans of the character interested and engaged by taking her to new places and giving her new challenges to face. Challenges that, interestingly, will explore Kamala's moral character more than her ability to simply punch things showing that Wilson and Miyazawa are interested in exploring much more than just the physical side of Ms. Marvel, but also what it means to be a superhero. It may be a bit of an awkward ending, sure, but it's an easy thing to overlook when the rest of the issue is so strong and there's the promise of more to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 19, 2015

    While much about Kamala Khan's life has changed in the months since Secret Wars, the quality of her comic hasn't. This series deftly picks up where the previous volume left off, building new challenges for its star heroine while doing even more to flesh out her world and the people who inhabit it. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Nov 22, 2015

    A new start, with new dramatic wrinkles, but still featuring great story and art… Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    On Comics Ground - Christina Williams Feb 5, 2018

    Kamala Khan, a supposedly average high school student, finds herself growing larger in the spotlight, while simultaneously shrinking in her personal life. She is exhausted, misses her friends, but is overjoyed to be fulfilling her dream of being an avenger. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Nov 23, 2015

    While Ms. Marvel may now be a card-carrying Avenger, that doesn't mean that her life has gotten an easier. Ms. Marvel #1 takes Kamala's new status quo and introduces it in such a way that is sure to please long time Kamala Korps members as well as newcomers to Khan's life and superhero career. G. Willow Wilson, Takeshi Miyazawa, Adrian Alphona and Ian Herring have tapped into the rare, almost impossible to find well of teen storytelling that hasn't been found since the heady days of the Runaways and most recently Ultimate Spider-Man and Young Avengers. Kamala's life is sure to get much harder before it gets easier, but, fortunately for us, her problems will be wrapped in a beautifully drawn and fun-to-read package. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Nov 19, 2015

    Needless to say, if Batgirl and the rebooted Archie suit your tastes, there's loads to love in Ms. Marvel #1. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Nov 20, 2015

    "Ms. Marvel" #1 is trying to go in two or three directions at once, mixing teen romance with image control and a fight for the identity of a neighborhood, and the components aren't sticking together very well yet, despite the common ground of Kamala figuring out what she's about. It's a weaker debut issue than the older "Ms. Marvel" #1 from 2014, but it's still one of the best reads on the stands. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones Nov 20, 2015

    Ms. Marvel is in a good place right now " author G. Willow Wilson has a great handle on her solo adventures. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Black Nerd Problems - L.E.H. Light Nov 23, 2015

    There's definitely more to the gentrifying company than at first meets the eye and it is clear that Kamala's going to be drawn in. But can she save the neighborhood and get back her not-a-boyfriend Bruno at the same time? Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerdophiles - Jackson Adams Nov 24, 2015

    That split, between super heroics and character work, table-setting and action, defines the first issue. Artists Adrian Alphona and Takeshi Miyazawa split the issue working from G. Willow Wilson's script and the two's strengths, action and grounded character-interaction, visually break the issue in two. It all makes for a notably divided issue, one pulled apart by two masters. All in all, it's still an issue of Ms. Marvel and it makes for one of the best books on the stands but it's also probably the least exciting issue of the series yet, one that doesn't quite manage to show off what makes the character such an instant icon. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Nov 21, 2015

    "Ms Marvel" is back with a thirty-page, five-dollar comic book. Readers from the previous series will feel right at home as the vibe of the book continues on. However, newer readers will not get what this book is truly about because the book spends most of the time building up the relationship of two of Ms Marvel's supporting cast and leaves the main character in the background. The comic book is a decent read but doesn't do anything to elevate it to the must-read status that the previous run held for so long. The charm is there, the intelligence is there, but the focus of the comic is not. Hopefully the next issue will get back to showcasing Kamala and what makes her such an interesting and powerfully constructed character. Read Full Review

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