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Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona

Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal - G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona

Look, I'm not even going to try to deny how much I love this. I'm fangirling over Kamala and her story, and I don't care who knows it! Comics need more female characters. They need women who aren't wrapped in physics-defying costumes, blond and busty. Most of all, comics need main characters who are people of color. Check, check, and CHECK! Ms. Marvel: No Normal absolutely checks all of these things off, and it does it perfectly.

 

I won't gush TOO much, but these panels are beautiful! If you read through this, slow down and soak it all in. There are funny and cute little additions in the backgrounds of panels that you can only appreciate if you take your time. I love how Adrian Alphona made Kamala so normal. So lovable, a little dorky, a little disheveled. She could be any one of us, on any normal day. You know, except with the super powers and all.

 

Story wise, this is just a perfect introduction to Kamala and her Ms. Marvel beginning! I'm not super familiar with Captain Marvel. I don't know a lot about the Marvel universe in general, in fact. I still felt perfectly comfortable diving into this. I had some giggles, I had some happy sighs, and at the end I just wanted more.