Graphic Novel Review: Ms. Marvel, Vol. 2: Generation Why
Ms. Marvel, Vol. 2: Generation Why
Publication Date: April 7th, 2015
Format/Source: Paperback, gifted.
Rating: 4.5/5 stars
Part of a series? Yup! It's the second in the Ms. Marvel (Marvel NOW!) graphic novel series.
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!
After reading the first volume of Ms. Marvel, I knew this series would be one of my favorites. It took me way too long to get my hands on this volume (thanks to Brother for getting it for me!), but it was well worth the wait.
Reading this was an absolute delight because the dialogue is gold. Kamala is such a fun character and totally relatable, in a way that not many superheroes are for me. She really speaks her mind, which leads to some hilarious conversations. My favorite, hands down, was the exchange between her and Wolverine, in which she talked about how her Wolverine fanfic was one of the most popular online. I was both Kamala and Logan in that moment. Some of her inner monologues were just as entertaining. Being inside her head is awesome.
Some notable characters made appearance in this volume, including my baby Captain America and Lockjaw. Lockjaw is the ideal sidekick because not only is he absolutely adorable, but he can teleport as well. WHATTTT.
Kamala is also definitely a person I'd want to have by my side. She's courageous, a quick thinker, and she truly cares about the people and city she's trying so hard to protect. She's a true superhero. On top of all the crazy stuff that comes with being a superhero (ie: Finding out your ancestors were Inhuman, adopting a superpowered dog, battling bad guys, working with a team, etc.), she's also dealing with growing up a teenage girl. It's not the easiest thing to do, but Kamala is balancing her double life quite well for the time being.
"This is what heroism comes down to, Ms. Marvel. In the end, you're all alone." "Y-you're wrong. A hero is just somebody who tries to do the right thing even when it's hard. There are more of us than you think."
I thoroughly enjoyed this edition of Kamala's fangirly, kick-butt, hilarious hi-jinks. I can't wait to read the next volume, and I highly recommend you check this series out.