Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Graphic Novel/Superhero
Length: 136 pages
Release Date: April 7, 2015
Stand Alone or Series: 2nd volume in the Ms. Marvel series
Source: Borrowed from Library
Rating: 5/5 stars
“Who is the Inventor, and what does he want with the all-new Ms. Marvel and all her friends? Maybe Wolverine can help! Kamala may be fan-girling out when her favorite (okay maybe Top Five) super hero shows up, but that won’t stop her from protecting her hometown. Then, Kamala crosses paths with Inhumanity for the first time – by meeting the royal dog, Lockjaw! Every girl wants a puppy, but this one may be too much of a handful, even for a super hero with embiggening powers. But why is Lockjaw really with Kamala? As Ms. Marvel discovers more about her past, the Inventor continues to threaten her future. The fan-favorite, critically acclaimed, amazing new series continues as Kamala Khan proves why she’s the best (and most adorable) new super hero there is!”
This was a fantastic continuation of the Ms. Marvel series. Kamala is trying to take her new superhero status seriously and help those that she can. However she is finding that no superhero is an island; between balancing school, friends, family, and vigilantism Kamala is going to need some help.
I loved the scenes between Kamala and Wolverine; those were some fun scenes and I can’t wait to see where this mentor/mentee relationship goes.
I also loved the addition of Lockjaw; everyone needs a giant canine sidekick and Lockjaw is an awesome one. He added a lot to the story and I loved the teamwork between him and Kamala.
The illustration is really well done and I have been enjoying the story a lot. There is a great balance between family/social issues, humor, and good ole superhero butt-kicking (loved the scenes with the gigantic croc). I also love that the women superheros are both empowered and more realistic (Kamala is illustrated as a 16 year old girl in a superhero costume, not some heavily bosomed babe in a skintight catsuit).
Overall this was a fantastic continuation of this series. This graphic novel series has been a ton of fun to read and is really well done. I also love that it’s one that I can read with my 9 year old son; in general it’s appropriate for all ages. There is great humor, action, and heart in this series and I adore it.