Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Graphic Novel/Superhero
Length: 112 pages
Release Date: June 23, 2015
Stand Alone or Series: 3rd volume in the Ms. Marvel series
Source: Borrowed from Library
Rating: 4/5 stars
“Love is in the air in Jersey City as Valentine’s Day arrives! Kamala Khan may not be allowed to go to the school dance, but Ms. Marvel is! Well sort of–by crashing it in an attempt to capture Asgard’s most annoying trickster! Yup, it’s a special Valentine’s Day story featuring Marvel’s favorite charlatan, Loki! And when a mysterious stranger arrives in Jersey City, Ms. Marvel must deal with…a crush! Because this new kid is really, really cute. What are these feelings, Kamala Khan? Prepare for drama! Intrigue! Romance! Suspense! Punching things! All this and more! 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! Plus, see what happens when S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Jemma Simmons goes undercover at Kamala’s school!”
This was my least favorite Ms. Marvel story so far. Most of the story involved Kamala falling head over heels for an upright young Indian man her parents set her up with. Some of the graphic novel is very cutesy in a teeny bopper kind of way. However, I really missed Lockjaw and Wolverine. They added a lot to volume 2 and were pretty much absent throughout this book.
I did enjoy the introduction of a new evil group of people with superpowers. I also liked that this book does show some of Kamala’s vulnerabilities.
Overall a good addition to the series but not great. I thought there was too much boyfriend angst and not enough Lockjaw and Wolverine (is he actually going to mentor Kamala or what?). I will continue to read the series, for the most part it’s been a very awesome graphic novel series that I’ve enjoyed a lot.