Ms. Marvel #5

Ms. Marvel #5

Writer: G. Willow Wilson Artist: Nico Leon Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 9, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 12
8.5Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

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•  Unjustly ousted from the Avengers. Flunking advanced physics. Getting beat by B-team bad guys. Life is a mess for Ms. Marvel.
•  Fed up with failing, Kamala teams up with her old buddy Bruno and creates her own Militia of Ms. Marvel Automatons to help her fight crime and things are finally coming up Kamala again.
•  But is the world ready for this much Ms. Marvel?
Rated T+

  • 10
    Newsarama - Draven Katayama (loudlysilent) Mar 10, 2016

    In a single issue, Wilson tells a cohesive narrative of Kamala realizing her priorities have been shortsighted. Wilson writes the perfect story of an imperfect superhero. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chase Magnett Apr 7, 2016

    It's no surprise that Ms. Marvel #5 is great; it's no surprise that Ms. Marvel #5 is this great. This is a comic that utilizes its medium and genre well in order to tell a story that feels personal and meaningful in an entertaining fashion. That's more than you can typically expect from superhero comics, but it is delivered in almost every installment of this series. Someone cared about every aspect of this book from its core to the most minute details (again excluding proofreading) and it shows in a tremendous reading experience. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Project Fandom - Nina Perez Mar 14, 2016

    I did not enjoy this issue as much as the most recent ones, but I am not yet sure why that is - it had all of the elements I love. I think it may be because the story felt like a filler. The upside of that means the finale, next issue, should have lots of pay off. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Levi Hunt Mar 10, 2016

    This is one of Ms. Marvel's most fun issues yet. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Mar 16, 2016

    This is my favorite arc of Ms. Marvel in a long time and, while I've liked almost all of them, it didn't take me long to determine that. All the characters click, the comedy is solid, and it feels like things are actually moving forward for Kamala and co. Throw in a promising new artist and the same fantastic coloring we've known all along and you've got a lovely issue. Admittedly both art and writing have weaknesses, moments that don't fit alongside the excellent work elsewhere in the issue, but it's nearly impossible not to smile reading this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Mar 11, 2016

    "Ms. Marvel" #5 is another strong issue for one of the gems in Marvel's crown. If all superhero comics were this good, I would be a lot poorer right now. I'm already eager to see next issue's conclusion. Hopefully, Leon will be a regular contributor to the title, because he and Wilson work excellently together and bring the marvelous to "Ms. Marvel." Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - L.E.H. Light Mar 11, 2016

    And now I want to know how it ends. Not because I doubt that Kamala will defeat her own doubles, of course she will. I want to know how she satisfies the need to have them in the first place. What does she give up? Who does she finally have an honest conversation with? What is she going to wear to her brother's wedding? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 12, 2016

    For the second issue in a row, Wilson delivers a strong focus on the Khan family. I love the idea that something important is happening in the family that isn't directly tied to Kamala. That pushes her to deal with family issues, it pushes her to be selfless and have concern for others, and Wilson uses that to really establish that being a superhero comes with sacrifices. Plus there's the fact that Kamala doesn't really have any motivation to be Ms. Marvel other than desire. She's not driven by a responsibility or duty. She wants to be a superhero, but her responsibilities and duties lie elsewhere. That's a fun dynamic to explore, and this is definitely the comic to see it through! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicsverse - Brian Delpozo Mar 10, 2016

    MS. MARVEL #6 suffers a bit from its rushed pace, but it's still an enjoyable read, especially for longtime fans of the series. The “Army of One” arc does feel a bit like filler, but it's still entertaining, and thedevelopment of the two families coming together is something I look forward to seeing explored further. Read Full Review

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