A comiXologist Recommends:
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.
The best day of the week is back again! It’s #NewComicDay! Here’s some of the books we’re looking forward to reading most this week:
Ms. Marvel #1 - If you haven’t heard about this book yet, this is probably your first time on Tumblr or you just really have been trying to avoid news about anything awesome the past couple months. It’s so good. So. Good.
Forever Evil #5 - With everything to lose, Lex Luthor and his Injustice League raid the stronghold of the Crime Syndicate with consequences so devastating, the DC Universe will never be the same.
Lazarus #6 - Glad to see this back on our pull list! While Johanna continues to try and rehabilitate her image and prove her loyalty to the Family, Forever investigates rumors of the Freemen Resistance in Los Angeles. In Montana, the Barrets make a fateful decision, and begin the long journey to Denver.
Loki: Agent of Asgard #1 - Kid Loki’s all grown up - and the God of Mischief is stronger, smarter, sexier and just plain sneakier than ever before. As Asgardia’s one-man secret service, he’s ready to lie, cheat, steal, bluff and snog his way through the twistiest, turniest and most treacherous missions the All-Mother can throw at him…
Turok Dinosaur Hunter #1 - Shunned from his tribe, a young Native American named Turok fights to survive, making a lonely life for himself in the unforgiving forest. But his hard-won cunning and survival skills face the ultimate test when man-eating THUNDER LIZARDS attack his people! Why are dinosaurs here? How have they survived? And will Turok use his abilities to save a society that’s taken everything away from him?
Robocop: Hominem Ex Machina - After a series of successful campaigns that cripple a portion of Detroit’s criminal activities, RoboCop’s system inexplicably goes down. While RoboCop’s consciousness remains, his control is gone.
Check these out and all the other new releases available today on comiXology!
Trying to convince that special someone to try out comics? Facebookbuddy Vince recommends Chew, Saga, and the upcoming Ms. Marvel (debuts tomorrow)!
#missionaccomplished indeed, Vince! Mission. Accomplished.
Just a little something.
More Kamala fan art!
<3 Kate’s comments on this.
MS. MARVEL #1 by G. Willow Wilson ( gwillow ) and Adrian Alphona is available for preorder on comiXology!
We are so freaking excited about this book! If you are too, make sure to show your support by preordering the hell out of it!
Can we get a signal boost from the Kamala Korps?
A first look at “Ms. Marvel” by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona!