Ms. Marvel, Volume 1: No Normal

Ms. Marvel, Volume 1: No Normal

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ISBN-13: 9780785190219
Publisher: Marvel
Publication date: 10/28/2014
Series: Ms. Marvel: Kamala Khan Series , #1
Pages: 120
Sales rank: 11,950
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: GN420L (what's this?)

About 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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Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
gdsdmndrtquns More than 1 year ago
If you read one comic book at all ever, make it this one. Seriously, Ms. Marvel is amazing and sweet and funny and by far my favorite comic book series right now. Kamala is a great protagonist and so easy to relate to for anyone who's ever felt like an outsider but also wants to do some good in the world.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was one of the first series that really got me into comics. Kamala is funny, quirky, and relateable in so many ways. She's young and makes mistakes, but learns from them and sticks to her principles without sounding overly preachy. The artwork is great, too, and the cultural representation is a nice mix to the storyline. I definitely recommend this to anyone looking for something new and different.
smg5775 More than 1 year ago
The first 5 episodes of the Ms. Marvel graphic novel series. Not being a big reader of graphic novels, I found it interesting. I liked the art work and story line as Kamala finds herself a superhero. She goes against her family's behaviors at time to rescue others but she does find a reason in the teachings her family instilled in her. She is trying to fit in but it is not easy when she is different, not only being a superhero but also being Muslim. I liked how she tries to do what is right even as she is battling bullies and cultural differences.
DScottNJ More than 1 year ago
With what's going on in the world. We tend to want to pigeonhole millions of people into one category. Here we meet Kamala Khan, a Jersey City High School girl from a Pakistani family. Who suddenly finds herself with powers. The essence of this series harkens back to the original Spider-Man, but relevant for today's audience. A teenage girl who wants to find a balance between family, traditions, the tribulations of high school and social life, who want's to help people, and suddenly has the means to. An important book that takes on many issues, but is also a fun, super-hero comic. I enjoyed the first collection of issues and am awaiting the next.
Jill Jemmett More than 1 year ago
I love the new Ms. Marvel. She’s a great, diverse addition to the Marvel universe. Kamala has to balance her strict family rules with the modern world. She wasn’t allowed to go out to a party, so she snuck out and ended up with superpowers, which may or may not be a good thing. Her brother contrasts her, because he is extremely religious, even more than their parents. I loved the introduction to the superhero, Ms. Marvel. At first, Kamala turned into the original Ms. Marvel, who was a white, blonde woman in a skimpy outfit. Kamala’s version is very different. She is a young, brown girl, who is more modest. I love Kamala. I’m excited to see where this story goes!
Andrew_of_Dunedin More than 1 year ago
I snapped this graphic novel up when I saw it at the library; I'd heard so many things about how novel it was, how “important” it was (even in a quoted review on the cover), how … How disappointed I was. Yes, our protagonist is a young American brought up in an Islamic family. Other than an extremely observant brother and the substitution of an Iman in place of scenes where earlier comics would have used a priest, minister, or rabbi, I found this to be a pretty typical comic. In some ways, it reminded me of early Spiderman, where he had to deal with super-villains AND his Aunt May. Then again, the fact that Kamala Khan IS a normal American teenager in a normal American family, regardless of her ethnic or religious background may BE the most important comics story, albeit as told between the lines. Still, the tale itself, with a teenager gaining superpowers and trying to learn what they are and how to use them, while dealing with issues in her personal life, did not shine any stronger than many other superhero based comics that I've seen since I bought my first Batman comic in the mid-60s. Not bad. But not outstanding. RATING: 3 1/2 stars, rounded down to 3 stars where 1/2 stars are not allowed
archetype67 More than 1 year ago
Entertaining but Ms / Mrs Marvel is one of those superheroes that I've never loved - finding her abilities comical in the wrong sense. But, the saving grace here is Kamala. She is a Muslim who struggles with finding her identity in the US. Her transition into the new Ms Marvel echoes her self-consciousness of not fitting the ideal of an All-American girl. It is a step towards more diversity in comics, but I wished they'd chosen a character with more serious powers. The theme fell a bit flat when the character is yelling 'disembiggen'....
KristiHulsey More than 1 year ago
http://hulsey2007bookblog.blogspot.com/ I really enjoyed this graphic novel. I love the graphics pretty much in all graphic novels. I just love how they put pictures in and it just consumes you while your reading it. This definately held my attention to where I couldn't put it down. I just wanted to keep reading it. But its really hard for me personally to read it without putting it down because I have kids. So, this was such a great story. This is the first volume. So I cannot wait to read the next volume to this. I literally have it sitting right next to me. To where I can start it immediately. Im not a person that talk about race alot. Because I think everybody is equal. But I like the fact that the person playing Ms. Marvel was a different race. Being a Muslim is probably hard. Especially a teenager. So I like how the incorporated that into the story. It makes the story all the more better in my mind. It gives you the advantage to know a little about Muslims. I love the whole story captured me and made me feel like I was there. This is just a great graphic novel everyone should read. 4 stars.
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mjm101 More than 1 year ago
This was awesome in so many ways. Intelligent, endearing heroine. Great artwork that shows a gawky teenage girl, rather than the typical comic book mix of muscles of curves. The representation of a culture rarely seen in any mainstream media, and certainly not in comics. Politics aside, it's also a great story with clever writing. I'm so glad Kamala is not part of the Marvel universe
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kamala Khan is the Peter Parker of this generation. I don't say this to upset Peter Parker fans or say he's no longer relevant, but think about  the Peter Parker of the 1960s & Kamala Khan now. A teenage superhero (that lead their own book) was completely unheard of back then; A superhero with relateble problems & feeling seemed like a stupid idea to comic book editors at the time. Nowadays, heroes without personalities or real world problems are seen as boring & forgettable. Ms Marvel today pushes that concept even further than Spider-Man or most heroes from the 60s ever did. A teenage woman of color superhero who she & her family are Muslim, how many times has that been shown in the media? (answer: almost never) & the fact that this character's book is selling well & has already has gained a large, loyal following shows what this new generation of readers need. (Ps. this book is also very fun, cute, & addictive.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is honestly just amazing. I wish I could explain why it's so great, but I can't. Just ... read it.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I feel that Sedition is probably someone who comes from a white background if they're suggesting to stick to more "traditional" works. The art is great and Ms. Marvel really strikes a heartstring especially for anyone who's either feeling left out because of cultural differences or just feels the need to fit in and relate to people. Kamala is just like any one of us girls reading these comics who just wish to be able to do more than what nature had offered.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Only thing I know about Ms. Marvel is her and Rogue and powers or something. That's about it. Anyway, I like the cover. This sounded good. It was okay but at the same time good in parts.
Sedition More than 1 year ago
Not how I imagined it would be..quite a disappointment. I would stick to more traditional works. Trying to modernize a good thing just made it bad..not better.