By way of Marvel’s fuzzy cover-numbering math, this month’s Captain Marvel marks the 100th issue of Carol Danvers starring in a super hero comic. Artist David Lopez offers a delightfully retro-slanted tribute to John Romita Senior’s 1977 Ms. Marvel #1 featuring the current status quo but the overt commemorations pretty much stop there. [Read more…] about CAPTAIN MARVEL #10 Review: “Happy Milestone, Carol!”
Here we are, 9 issues in following the adventures of Kamala as she continues to combat against the power of the inventor and his crazy machinery and monsters. Surprisingly enough, we’ve gone this far without Kamala getting bogged down in some form of crossover or event tie-in. Even Inhumanity, the event you would think this title would have been attached to. And subtracting the issues with Wolverine, this title has also remained free of constantly rotating guest stars to boast (though I’m still waiting for the inevitable crossover/guest-star-appearance-issues with Captain Marvel). So is this ninth issue just as good as the rest?
G. Willow Wilson continues to inject Ms. Marvel with more of the Marvel Universe, while at the same time keeping the title its own distinct entity separate from the rest of the universe. Adrian Alphona returns for art duties after Jake Wyatt filled in for the last two issues. After the first five issues introduced us to Kamala and her world, issues 6 and 7 injected the X-Men (or Wolverine) into her title, and now this arc begins to insert the Inhumans (she doesn’t know she is one). This is being done one step at a time by introducing an adorable magic animal (I know he’s not “magical”) in the form of Lockjaw as Kamala’s new pet. [Read more…] about Ms. Marvel #8 Review! Teleporting Mustachioed Dogs
What many people thought would be a gimmick title has quickly become one of Marvel’s most enjoyable books. Kamala Khan is a Palestinian/American who develops shape changing powers after the detonation of the Terrigen Bomb during the Infinity event. This book began with a five issue arc that established the character of Kamala, as well as her supporting cast, before delving into the world of capes and cowls. Ms. Marvel did not get her costume or really even her villain until the fifth issue. While it was surprising the pace that the series took, this was still a good thing for the story and the characters of the book. Now that all the introductions are out of the way, Ms. Marvel finally gets to participate in some costumed adventures. So, how well does this book transition from world-building to superhero action? Well, let’ see. [Read more…] about Ms. Marvel #7 Review! Yes, Gyros ARE Better Than Shawarma