February 7, 2016

Series Sunday: Ms. Marvel No Normal

(Ms. Marvel Volume #1)

Series Sunday is a bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie of Precision Revision. I encourage all of my fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.
  • Read an installment of a series.
  • Share your review/recommendation below.
  • Include the title, author and series name.

My Series Sunday pick is Ms. Marvel: No Normal, the first volume of the Ms. Marvel graphic novel series by G. Willow Wilson (author) and Adrian Alphona (illustrator). Kamala Khan is an international sensation. She's an ordinary girl from Jersey City suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. This is all new to her yet very exciting. As the graphic novel unfolds, Kamala discovers the dangers of her newfound powers and whether it's too much to handle as a teenager.

I am a comic book snob. I'll only read comics featuring realistic characters and not super heroes or fantasy. Shortens the selection, I know. But when I came across the cover and description of Ms. Marvel: No Normal, I had to try it. Just look at the cover! She's a brown girl sporting a scarf, jewelry, long brown hair and carrying a stack of books. Even down to the mole above her lip, she looks like me! 

I don't plan to collect volumes 2-5 of this Ms. Marvel series ($15.99 each) but will definitely read if I see them available in the library. As I finished the 120-page graphic novel, the initial excitement started to wane. Back to my comic book snobby ways.

Title: Ms. Marvel, Volume 1 No Normal
Author: G. Willow Wilson & Adrian Alphona
Published: October 2014
Pages: 120
Edition: Graphic Novel
Challenge: Popsugar Book Under 150 Pages
Rating: ♥♥♥♡

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