I keep waiting for ‘Ms. Marvel’ to disappoint me. But after four months, I’m happy to say that I’m still just as hooked. Do I have any idea where the plot is going? No! But, it doesn’t matter, the characters and the depth of the scenes is enough to keep going.
Last issue, Kamala Kahn was shot, as was eventually going to happen to this untrained superhero/teenage girl. It was a lot of drama for just the third issue and I liked that. What I didn’t like was waiting a whole issue to find out what happened. Turns out it was an easy fix. Kamala transforms back to herself, reveals her identity to her best friend, and is surprised to find that she’s healed after transforming. Now that’s a nifty power.
Only, now they have to explain to the police why called them saying Carol Danvers was shot in a seedy convenience store.
Now, usually, I hate easy fixes like this, but with ‘Ms. Marvel’ it works. Now since you know that she can get shot, and what the limits of her powers are, you start to worry about what the future will hold for our wayward hero. That’s just good story-telling.
In any case, this issue is great. It deals with Kamala’s want to help people, but doesn’t shy away from the fact that she (despite her super powers) isn’t really all that equipped to do it. So when she goes in to try and save Vic (her shooter from last issue), things don’t turn out so well…
And of course, I have to wait another month find out what exactly is going to happen to her!
The suspense is killing me.
And for that, I happily give another 5 out of 5 atoms.
MS. MARVEL #4
Written by G. Willow Wilson
Art by Adrian Alphona