It always amazing how fast Ms. Marvel gets herself into trouble, and then more trouble, and then even more trouble. This issue is no exception, as Ms. Marvel confronts The Inventor once again… and then again…. to what looks like may be her demise. Cue the dramatic music.
In this issue, Kamala finds out the kidnapped kids are actually willingly becoming human batteries for the Inventor because they believe they’re very birth is a blight on Earth’s resources. It’s a biting critique on how Millenials are often painted as self-involved and uninterested in their future by showing a bleak reality of how to solve the crises that were foisted upon them.
Kamala, obviously, dislikes this reasoning, and she begins to recruits the kids to her side, The Inventor attacks, and this time, he is prepared for Kamala’s super powers. He disrupts them using electrical fields, and just when you think it’s all over for Kamala, Lockjaw rushes in to save the day… for about two pages. The Inventor, unfortunately, has also found ways around Lockjaw’s teleporting powers, and he leaves the scenes taking Lockjaw with him.
Obviously, it’s a trap to lure Ms. Marvel out and utilize her powers for what is intimated as being a very special super battery (I think). With the help of the future batteries, I mean kids, Kamala finds a back entrance to The Inventor’s headquarters and crashes in to save her dog. But alas, it was all a trap! Can Kamala, and her new friends get of this?
We’ll just have to find out next issue!
Again, I can’t help but express admiration for the masterful way ‘Ms. Marvel’ reads from issue to issue. It funny, emotional, and dramatic in all the right places, and it makes me hate that I have to wait a full month before I can see what happens next. It is the perfect comic. It really is.
Its commentary on social norms is just the very delicious icing on the cake, and it never fails to please me when it sneaks it in, whether it’s Kamala’s attempts to fit in, or its thoughts on the youth of today, ‘Ms. Marvel’ is more than just an action comic (though it does very well in that department, thank you very much), it reaches something that all comics should aspire to.
So yet again, I give this issue a
MS. MARVEL #10
Written by G. Willow Wilson
Art by Adrian Alphona