Magnificent Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1
Ms. Marvel is back - and she's magnificent! But there's no such thing as business as usual in Jersey City. Aliens are wreaking havoc in Kamala's corner of the world, and they seem weirdly interested in Ms. Marvel...and her family! Kamala is about to face a devastating loss - but with an alien invasion ravaging her neighborhood, she's not going to have much time to grieve. Even if Kamala saves her hometown, will her life ever be the same? And what's all this business about a "Chosen One"? Eisner Award-winner Saladin Ahmed (BLACK BOLT, EXILES) and rising star Minkyu Jung take the reins of one of Marvel's most beloved new characters, with the shocking start of an all-new era!COLLECTING: MAGNIFICENT MS. MARVEL #1-6

Magnificent Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1 Details

TitleMagnificent Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1
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LanguageEnglish
ReleaseOct 29th, 2019
PublisherMarvel
ISBN-139781302918293
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GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Superheroes, Marvel, Graphic Novels Comics, Fiction

Magnificent Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1 Review

  • AJ
    January 1, 1970
    Kamala Khan's parents insisting on going along with her to save a planet is the most desi thing ever tbh.
  • Tiago
    January 1, 1970
    More goodness by Saladin Ahmed, I'm a sucker for space adventures and this was a damn near perfect story arc for Ms. Marvel, with equally good art. I hated the way Marvel forced this new wave of all-new all-different superheroes into the Avengers without them ever breaking a sweat, hell Spider-Man only made it into the team in the 90s, felt cheap and forced as hell and I couldn't care less about them back then. I think its on their own solo books where they can shine and earn their place in the More goodness by Saladin Ahmed, I'm a sucker for space adventures and this was a damn near perfect story arc for Ms. Marvel, with equally good art. I hated the way Marvel forced this new wave of all-new all-different superheroes into the Avengers without them ever breaking a sweat, hell Spider-Man only made it into the team in the 90s, felt cheap and forced as hell and I couldn't care less about them back then. I think its on their own solo books where they can shine and earn their place in the MU, stories like these is what makes me care for them. Unfortunely that feeling of progress is already lost, that excitement of seeing them grow and make it to the big leagues is ruined.
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  • Jenny
    January 1, 1970
    I love Kamala. She’s one of my favorite Marvel superheroes, and I’m always interested in her story. I found this first issue of a new run really entertaining. I love the style and the story. Great characters, plot, and concept. The ending is a huge cliffhanger. Kamala is a believable teenager and has great superhero characteristics. I’m going to enjoy this series! Definitely recommended.
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  • Tundextra
    January 1, 1970
    On paper it was a tough call taking over from Wilson and co. but in reality Wilson and co. had lost their magic on this book and it was time for a change...Ahmed does a good job kicking off his run, by starting Kamala's next steps in New Jersey facing Deathbringer. The book goes on to, with some nice humorous touches as well as angst, see an Ex-Avenger, ex-Champion, go on a mission with somer very unlikely travel companions!.Definitely captures the sense an On paper it was a tough call taking over from Wilson and co. but in reality Wilson and co. had lost their magic on this book and it was time for a change...Ahmed does a good job kicking off his run, by starting Kamala's next steps in New Jersey facing Deathbringer. The book goes on to, with some nice humorous touches as well as angst, see an Ex-Avenger, ex-Champion, go on a mission with somer very unlikely travel companions!.Definitely captures the sense and feel of the first few volumes... the future looks bright for this series. 7 out of 12.
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  • TJ
    January 1, 1970
    Wow! I was worried that Ms. Marvel would suffer from changing writers, but I feel more intrigued in the title now than I have for a while. This story was totally different from anything we’ve seen in the title before, and it just felt fresh. It’s a perfect mixture of action and emotion, personal and hero stakes. 5/5 stars and I can’t wait to see what stories are in store next!
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  • anya
    January 1, 1970
    This volume had some heavy content. Ahmed did a really good job of picking up where Wilson left off in terms of style and character arcs, in my opinion, but one thing I did miss was the crew of friends which Kamala had accumulated by the end of the tenth volume. There was a very heavy emphasis on family in this one, which I appreciated a lot and somewhat made up for the lack of her friend group.Kamala's witty remarks in battle remind me so much of Buffy, and I love it:) Kamala is such a gr This volume had some heavy content. Ahmed did a really good job of picking up where Wilson left off in terms of style and character arcs, in my opinion, but one thing I did miss was the crew of friends which Kamala had accumulated by the end of the tenth volume. There was a very heavy emphasis on family in this one, which I appreciated a lot and somewhat made up for the lack of her friend group.Kamala's witty remarks in battle remind me so much of Buffy, and I love it:) Kamala is such a great character, always playing heavily on the use of her superhero identity as a metaphor for life more so and with more clarity than many other heroes. When she is brought into the mcu, as it has been announced that she will be, her actor will have a lot to live up to!!!!!
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  • P D
    January 1, 1970
    So I have zero interest in the Marvel universe (seriously, respect to people who can keep track of it!) but I'm 100% here for Ammi refusing to let some strange boy touch Kamala's arm, and Abu calling said boy - who's also a hero on his planet - a beimann ladka. My family is Hindi, not Urdu, speaking but this is all very, very relatable stuff.I do wish they hadn't gone with that direction at the end of the main arc - I totally understand why, in that it would basically have created li So I have zero interest in the Marvel universe (seriously, respect to people who can keep track of it!) but I'm 100% here for Ammi refusing to let some strange boy touch Kamala's arm, and Abu calling said boy - who's also a hero on his planet - a beimann ladka. My family is Hindi, not Urdu, speaking but this is all very, very relatable stuff.I do wish they hadn't gone with that direction at the end of the main arc - I totally understand why, in that it would basically have created like 40 books of stuff and prevented the rest of it from going anywhere - but honestly that was the most interesting part from me. My experiences, minus the superhero stuff and also my parents are totally bigoted towards Pakistan, are totally parallel to Kamala's, and that's what I'm reading for. Which probably makes me less than the optimal target audience, but I'm sure I'm not the only one reading for it.That said, I enjoyed the narrator boxes a lot. There's a bunch of different perspectives that are all illuminating in their own ways. The voice is great, and seeing some South Asian futurism is awesome. I'm totally going to get the next volume when it's out.
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  • Oneirosophos
    January 1, 1970
    That was surprisingly awesome!The previous run was one of my favorites Marvel reads the second half of this decade and I was worried when I learnt about the new writer.Saladin Ahmed, you do awesome job. Keep 'em coming!!! :)
  • Steven W
    January 1, 1970
    There’s not much I can say that hasn’t already been said. Ms. Marvel is awesome. This book awesome.
  • Scratch
    January 1, 1970
    Possibly the least impressive installment to Ms. Marvel yet.We have wacky hijinks as Kamala and her parents are all transported to an alien planet. The most noteworthy detail is that this alien planet seemed to decorate in a style that was vaguely similar to some elaborate Middle-Eastern styles. I'm not great with Middle-Eastern cultures (as an ignorant American), but some decorations in the alien palace reminded me of Persian royalty. This made me contemplate how many times I have s Possibly the least impressive installment to Ms. Marvel yet.We have wacky hijinks as Kamala and her parents are all transported to an alien planet. The most noteworthy detail is that this alien planet seemed to decorate in a style that was vaguely similar to some elaborate Middle-Eastern styles. I'm not great with Middle-Eastern cultures (as an ignorant American), but some decorations in the alien palace reminded me of Persian royalty. This made me contemplate how many times I have seen pseudo-European decorations in science-fiction, begging the question of whether I have been conditioned to expect a European influence on alien planets.Otherwise, we didn't get into too much detail about any other characters other than Kamala's parents. No real romance happened, no real character development. The question of Kamala and Bruno's, "Will they, won't they?" not only is not resolved here-- they didn't even let the characters address the question. The writer went with the tired cliche of having the characters interrupted whenever they started to address the possibility of having feelings for each other.Because G. Willow Wilson is no longer handling the writing, I assume that's why all the characters felt like pale imitations of themselves. The few regular cast members who even appeared failed to say or do anything memorable. Bruno demonstrated no real humor or personality. Zoe made no appearance whatsoever in this installment. Kamala's brother is only mentioned, outside of maybe making a cameo in a memory. Kamala got a new costume that is vaguely reminiscent of how Spider-man got the Venom symbiote. Except Kamala's costume has allegedly been verified to be Kree nanotech and not a symbiote.It's all just... Meh.
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  • Fatima
    January 1, 1970
    I read this already in single issues, but I think it does actually benefit from a re-read! A lot of the beginning part (especially Kamala's behavior) makes more sense once you find out "What Happened the Other Day." Anyways, I like how Ahmed's not afraid to grow her up a bit, and I hope his run continues because it'd really suck to see another writer come in and take her backward. I also really like the art in this.
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  • Diabhalta
    January 1, 1970
    While I love the idea of expanding the universe, and facing new threats... While I was reading those new issues... While still true to the story of Kamala I've learned to love... The arch seemed... Rushed? Like something was missing,like all components were in place but a tiny screw was misplaced. I do hope this feeling will dissappear with the following issues as Ms Marvel is my beloved comic and I'd hate to loose her
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  • Imogene
    January 1, 1970
    Some very cute moments ( shirtless purple alien guys! Taking your parents on mission! Parents freaking out about shirtless purple alien guys!) but this arc didn’t quite stand up for itself as a complete story. I know that it’s different producing an intricate, interwoven, long running story like MM, but when judging it as a work in an of itself/ TPB, I need MORE STRUCTURE!
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  • Bryce Perry
    January 1, 1970
    When I first read that Saladin Ahmed was taking over writing Ms. Marvel, I was excited; he's one of my favorite writers and she's one of my favorite characters. But as excited as I was, I was still surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. From the fabulous main story to the B and C plot threads that were dropped in along the way, this book is just...well, Magnificent!
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  • Bill DeGenaro
    January 1, 1970
    Saladin Ahmed's first issue of Ms Marvel is great. Seeing familiar supporting cast members (Bruno!) and references to events from the prior run was comforting, but also: Kamala's struggles to balance her two lives seem to have even higher stakes now. This did was a first issue should do--suggested some exciting new directions. Looking forward to what comes next.
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  • Jason
    January 1, 1970
    First, the bad news. Like a prior incarnation of the Doctor seeing the redecorated TARDIS, I don't like the new costume. The design, the colors are too much.The rest of the art is a homerun. The story is fantastic and lots of fun. Heartfelt and funny. I'm a huge fan of Ahmed's work in comics and can't wait to see where he takes us next.
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  • Meghan Ryan
    January 1, 1970
    I was really satisfied with the new run after being nervous due to the creation team turnover. She felt like Kamala and it was great to explore the relationship she has with her parents. Definitely looking forward to the next one!
  • Kris J
    January 1, 1970
    Beautifully illustrated and well written, I am really enjoying this run of Ms. Marvel thus far. Likeable characters, great action sequences, a touching story and more than a few laughs. I look forward to what happens next!
  • Désirée
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 stars.
  • Zachariah
    January 1, 1970
    Was worried when G Willow left the series but when I heard Ahmed was talking over, I looked forward to seeing it. Still good. Wasn't a huge fan of the hot alien romance subplot, but good overall.
  • Afreen Aftab
    January 1, 1970
    3.5/5 stars
  • Renata
    January 1, 1970
    I liked the conceit of this arc a lot! I was worried about G. Willow Wilson's departure from the series but it seems like it's in good hands.
  • Ashley
    January 1, 1970
    I didn't enjoy most of this book because traveling to an alien planet seemed really not Ms Marvel to me.
  • Tjavierb
    January 1, 1970
    If you were worried about G. Willow Wilson leaving Ms. Marvel, throw those worries out the window. Ahmed steps in and leaves this book as weird, touching, and fun as ever.
  • Trinity Fordham
    January 1, 1970
    I was really worried about how the new writers would write Kamala, but I was pleasantly surprised. But tbh I don’t really like the new suit.
  • Annamae
    January 1, 1970
    Great story and beautiful illustrations.
  • Sara
    January 1, 1970
    At first the colours and the new look was hard to adjust to but I’m liking the storyline so far
  • Anjuli
    January 1, 1970
    Meh. I wasn’t as into this story line as I have been in the past. I love Ms. Marvel so I am committed to the franchise.
  • Tasha Birckhead
    January 1, 1970
    Loved it!
  • Kelsey Brennan
    January 1, 1970
    A really lovely first arc of the new Ms. Marvel run. The art is also gorgeous!
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