Review: Magnificent Ms. Marvel Vol. 2: Stormranger
Title: Magnificent Ms. Marvel Vol. 2: Stormranger
Author: Saladin Ahmed
Illustrators: Minkyu Jung and Joey Vazquez
Published: 14 April 2020
Format: Paperback, library book
Synopsis (from Goodreads): “Between her space adventure, her complicated feelings for Bruno and a looming family tragedy, Ms. Marvel really needs a break. Zoe and Nakia decide to get Kamala out of town for a while – but their chill road trip is about to be derailed…by literal corporate zombies”
Ahhhhh! My favorite superhero is back! This was such an exciting find at my weekly library visit. I cannot get enough of Kamala Khan and her hilarious and heartwarming/heartbreaking adventures as the one and only Magnificent Ms. Marvel. I love that I feel as though I have grown up with her, and seeing her character growth from when she started out with G. Willow Wilson to now is absolutely amazing!
As usual, the stories pulled my heart in every direction. Kamala juggles everything from adjusting to a new normal with her father’s terminal illness to fighting corporate zombies to her feelings for her best friend Bruno. Not only this, but she constantly struggles with wondering if she’s doing the right thing, which seemed to be the central theme of this volume. I’ve always loved how real and relatable Kamala is, and this volume really hit a homerun with that. Every day, we all face choices and we hope that we do the right thing. I think that most of us try to be the best versions of ourselves every day, but what happens when the worst versions of ourselves play out? What happens when we aren’t strong enough to fight ourselves?
Anyway, if you haven’t read any of the Ms. Marvel graphic novels, I highly recommend that you do! The stories, illustrations, and messages are all beautifully and thoughtfully done, and I think everyone can relate to Kamala in different ways – even if we don’t have superpowers.
Also – the illustrations in this volume were on point! They worked perfectly with the writing and highlighted just how strong the story was.
Overall, fantastic read. I just want more, and I’m dying to get my hands on the next volume, which is expected to be published 13 April 2021!
I geek out over a lot of things, but Ms. Marvel is probably my favorite.
Who is your favorite superhero? Or what is your favorite graphic novel?