Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Graphic Novel/Science Fiction
Length: 120 pages
Release Date: December 1, 2015
Stand Alone or Series: 4th volume in the Ms. Marvel series
Source: Borrowed from Library
Rating: 4/5 stars
“From the moment Kamala put on her costume, she’s been challenged. But nothing has prepared her for this: the last days of the Marvel Universe. Lucky she’s got the help of Carol “Captain Marvel” Danvers! Between teaming up with her personal hero to rescue her brother and trying to keep her city from falling into an all-out frenzy, Kamala has barely had time to come to terms with the face that the world is literally collapsing around her. But the truth will catch up to her, and soon. When the world is about to end, do you still keep fighting? Kamala knows the answer. Let’s do this, Jersey City.”
This installment of Ms. Marvel was very good; there was a lot I liked and some things that were just okay. I don’t read a ton of super-hero type graphic novels/comics; so I don’t have a ton to compare it to. This was a strong book in the Ms. Marvel series, but not my favorite.
For things I liked…I liked the inclusion of Kamala’s brother and the powers he acquired. He seemed a lot more “real” and flushed out in this book which was nice. I also liked some of the scenes between Kamala and her friends and family as they prepared for the huge battle to come. There was a scene between Kamala and her mother that was especially touching and I enjoyed this a lot.
So for the things I thought were so-so….Captain Marvel helps Kamala out in this book and Captain Marvel was just very bland. I guess I would have rather seen a cameo by someone else like Wolverine again; Captain Marvel is just so…eh..to me. The scene where they meet was kind of cute because Kamala went so fan-girl on Captain Marvel. I also didn’t enjoy the Spiderman issues that were included at the end. They were okay, but I wasn’t really reading this to read about Spiderman. Don’t get me wrong I actually do like Spiderman but I wasn’t huge on how he was portrayed in the issues included and I wasn’t keen on having my Ms. Marvel TPB hijacked by him.
Overall a decent wrap up for the Ms. Marvel series. There were some things I liked and some things I didn’t. If/when more comics release featuring Ms. Marvel come out I might read them, not sure on that right now.