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Kate Kasenow recommends Ms. Marvel #3

As a recent reboot, the new Ms. Marvel series from Marvel Comics has quite a history to live up to, but the newest issue does not disappoint!

Written by seasoned comics novelist G. Willow Wilson (gwillow) and illustrated by the talented Adrian Alphona with beautiful colors by Ian Herring (iherring) , Ms. Marvel #3 is the ongoing exploration of what it means to become a hero in a world already inundated with superhero culture. In this issue we are carried along with lead protagonist Kamala Khan as she explores the boundaries of her newfound powers. Tensions are riding high as Kamala’s ongoing struggle to discover who she is bombarded by parental expectations and cultural obligations.

There have been a lot of great things happening in this series from the start. Firstly, we have a new female, Pakistani, Muslim superhero. Second, we have a diverse cast full of great characters who are given their own chances to shine and develop in each issue. Lastly, we are viewing the established Marvel universe through the unique lens; Kamala herself has long been a fan of the superheroes we know, but is a newcomer to their inner workings. That itself is what makes this series perfect for old fans and new readers alike.

So, if you haven’t been reading, now is a great time to get started!

[Pick up Ms. Marvel #3 here!]

For fans of: Action, Female leads, Superheroes

Kate Kasenow is a comics artist from Indiana currently living in Manhattan. She works at ComiXology as a Lead Digital Editor.

kateordie:

December 16th
Captain Marvelf!
Kelly Sue DeConnick quickly became one of my biggest heroes of 2013. I met her at NYCC and talked to her about the Valkyries, and she was the warmest and most enthusiastic person. Also, really fucking metal. I came home raving about her, sat down and immediately read her entire run of Captain Marvel, in between losing it over Pretty Deadly. I’m late to the game on Carol Corps, but I do love it. Also, my friend and great accent-haver Jamie McKelvie designed her (and the new Ms Marvel’s!) costume, so this is just an ode to people I like.
Bigger version is HERE! Print out, put up around your home! Whatever!
All other elves can be found under the #elves hashtag.

This post includes Kelly Sue DeConnick, Kate Leth, and Jamie McKelvie. We may all as well go home now because nothing is going to top it. 

kateordie:

December 16th

Captain Marvelf!

Kelly Sue DeConnick quickly became one of my biggest heroes of 2013. I met her at NYCC and talked to her about the Valkyries, and she was the warmest and most enthusiastic person. Also, really fucking metal. I came home raving about her, sat down and immediately read her entire run of Captain Marvel, in between losing it over Pretty Deadly. I’m late to the game on Carol Corps, but I do love it. Also, my friend and great accent-haver Jamie McKelvie designed her (and the new Ms Marvel’s!) costume, so this is just an ode to people I like.

Bigger version is HERE! Print out, put up around your home! Whatever!

All other elves can be found under the #elves hashtag.

This post includes Kelly Sue DeConnick, Kate Leth, and Jamie McKelvie. We may all as well go home now because nothing is going to top it. 

(via bookoisseur)

themarysue:

The fact that Kamala will be starting out in her own title shows the significant push that Marvel is willing to put behind her: historically sidekicks and other spinoff characters start out as secondary characters in a more famous character’s book, build some name recognition, and then eventually get their own series. This is also just plain cool because female superheroes with sidekicks? They are few and far between. There’s Wonder Woman and Donna Troy, Batwoman and Flamebird (Or Bat-Girl, if you want to get old school), and you’d be hard pressed to name any more, primarily because so many female superheroes are either sidekicks, spinoff characters, or members of a team. Women who mentor or are mentored by women are thin on the ground in popular fiction, and I look forward to seeing some juicy interactions with Carol’s realization that some kid thinks she’s so cool that she’ll put her life on the line for other people. 
(via Ms. Marvel Kamala Khan | The Mary Sue)

As card-totin’, outspoken members of the Carol Corps, the comiXology team is veryveryvery excited for this one. 

themarysue:

The fact that Kamala will be starting out in her own title shows the significant push that Marvel is willing to put behind her: historically sidekicks and other spinoff characters start out as secondary characters in a more famous character’s book, build some name recognition, and then eventually get their own series. This is also just plain cool because female superheroes with sidekicks? They are few and far between. There’s Wonder Woman and Donna Troy, Batwoman and Flamebird (Or Bat-Girl, if you want to get old school), and you’d be hard pressed to name any more, primarily because so many female superheroes are either sidekicks, spinoff characters, or members of a team. Women who mentor or are mentored by women are thin on the ground in popular fiction, and I look forward to seeing some juicy interactions with Carol’s realization that some kid thinks she’s so cool that she’ll put her life on the line for other people.

(via Ms. Marvel Kamala Khan | The Mary Sue)

As card-totin’, outspoken members of the Carol Corps, the comiXology team is veryveryvery excited for this one. 

(via lady-banner)