In her second outing, Kamala Khan, the latest Ms. Marvel superhero, has a lot on her plate. To protect her hometown, his Jersey City teenager needs to battle super villains, but she also needs to come to grips with her own past, and get a handle on a pesky puppy named Lockjaw. (P.S. General readers and critics alike have welcomed this strong, beautiful Pakistani-American to the Marvel mix.)
Ms. Marvel, Volume 2: Generation Whyby G. Willow Wilson, Jacob Wyatt (Illustrator), Adrian Alphona (Illustrator)
Who is the Inventor, and what does he want with the all-new Ms. Marvel and all her friends? Maybe Wolverine can help! Kamala may be fan-girling out when her favorite (okay maybe Top Five) super hero shows up, but that won't stop her from protecting her hometown. Then, Kamala crosses paths with Inhumanity for the first time - by meeting the royal dog, Lockjaw! Every
Who is the Inventor, and what does he want with the all-new Ms. Marvel and all her friends? Maybe Wolverine can help! Kamala may be fan-girling out when her favorite (okay maybe Top Five) super hero shows up, but that won't stop her from protecting her hometown. Then, Kamala crosses paths with Inhumanity for the first time - by meeting the royal dog, Lockjaw! Every girl wants a puppy, but this one may be too much of a handful, even for a super hero with embiggening powers. But why is Lockjaw really with Kamala? As Ms. Marvel discovers more about her past, the Inventor continues to threaten her future. The fan-favorite, critically acclaimed, amazing new series continues as Kamala Khan proves why she's the best (and most adorable) new super hero there is!
COLLECTING: Ms. Marvel 6-11
Gr 6 Up—The second installment of the "Ms. Marvel" series picks up with boisterous Kamala Khan continuing her hunt for Jersey City's newest villain, The Inventor. She stumbles upon a suspicious sewer drain that leads her to deadly robots, giant alligators, her hero Wolverine, and none other than the nemesis himself—a cockatiel-human hybrid, genetically cloned from Thomas Edison's DNA. Kamala also discovers that her newly acquired powers are far from a fluke and that she might be superhuman after all, thanks to some more familiar faces in the Marvel Universe. In a disturbing final standoff, the source of The Inventor's "clean energy" is revealed, leading our heroine to realize that her generation needs a voice now more than ever. Packed with just as much action, snark, and plot twists as its predecessor, this second entry might be even more enjoyable than the first, as it begins to tackle the fraught concept of "the new generation," and whether technology keeps teens plugged into the world, or tuned out. Wyatt and Alphona's vibrant and textured artwork complements Kamala's brave, yet compassionate nature, while perfectly showcasing her "elastic" talents. VERDICT Fans of Ms. Marvel will not be disappointed in this exciting continuation. A worthy addition to any library's comic collection.—Ashleigh Williams, School Library
Meet the Author
Willow Wilson began her writing career at the age of 17, when she freelanced as a music and DJ critic for Boston's Weekly Dig magazine. Since then, she's written the Eisner Award-nominated comic book series Air and Mystic: The Tenth Apprentice and the graphic novel Cairo. Her first novel, Alif the Unseen, was a New York Times Notable book. It was shortlisted for the 2012 Flaherty-Dunnan Award. G. Willow spent her early and mid twenties living in Egypt and working as a journalist. Her articles about the Middle East and modern Islam have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the Atlantic Monthly and the Canada National Post. Her memoir about life in Egypt during the waning years of the Mubarak regime, The Butterfly Mosque, was named a Seattle Times Best Book of 2010.
Willow is published by Grove/Atlantic Books in the United States and Atlantic UK in the United Kingdom.
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http://hulsey2007bookblog.blogspot.com/ This story was alot different than the first. To me it wasn't as enjoyable. But I still really liked it. The first one was all about who Ms. Marvel was and how she became Ms. Marvel. But the second delved into a deeper part of that story. Her stopping bad guys and such. One of the things I really enjoyed about the volume, was Wolverine took a part in it. That was pretty awesome. I also like how we learn more about her life. It doesn't touch alot about her life being a Muslim but it seems to touch a piece of it in every volume. I enjoy that. Another thing I like is the name Kamala its really different. No other book I have read has that name. So I really love that. So I cannot wait til the next volume is out. To find out what Ms. Marvel will do next. Loving these graphic novels so far.