I told you I’d crank out some book reviews this month! See? I’m already delivering on my promises! High five! No? Okay…well, enjoy the reviews anyways! This time I’m covering two comics that I just got into. These are the omnibus editions that encompass the first five issues of the comics! Getting these are a great way to get into the comics because you don’t have to hunt for single issues of the comics (which can be hard to locate sometimes!)
After hearing a bunch of rave reviews about Ms. Marvel, I had to check it out. It took me a while to find the first volume, since everywhere I went seemed to be sold out of it and only have volume 2. Finally though, I got my hands on it and then immediately had to pack it into a box, load said box into a truck, and then move to Texas. So, it took me a while to finally open it and start reading, but once I did…hoo boy I couldn’t put it down!!
The characters are so dynamic and it has such a modern twist. It’s such a relief, considering that I avoided comics, especially hero comics, for so long just due to the art/horrible poses/poorly represented minorities. It seems though, that this is the year for girls/young women to get into comics! Ms. Marvel is the perfect example of that! If you don’t know anything about it, then let me get you well acquainted with this amazing new heroine!
The new Ms. Marvel is a high school aged girl named Kamala Khan. She’s a fangirl, who even writes fan fiction, and who lives in what some would consider to be a strict household, where she isn’t allowed to go attend parties. Although, looking back on high school, I knew people who attended some parties that I wouldn’t have wanted to go to either. Kamala is from a muslim family and her parents are worried about her, especially once she tries sneaking out. When Kamala finds herself face to face with her fangirl idols, and gains extraordinary powers, she begins to have a bit of an identity crisis. (I mean, who wouldn’t?) It’s a very relatable series and the characters are so beyond lovely!
If you’ve been avoiding comics because “ew they are for boys” but have secretly been wanting to read them. Run down to your local comic book shop, or even stay at home and order it online, but give this series a read! I promise you won’t be disappointed!
After reading Kristin’s review of comic book titles that girls should try, I saw two on the list that I hadn’t read before. One of those was Batgirl, which I WILL get at some point! The other one was, obviously, Rat Queens, which she said had a bit more gore/violence, but that’s kind of right up my alley with my love of murder mystery novels and the like. I have to admit, I really enjoyed reading this one! I think this series is pretty kick butt!
It has a more fantasy theme with magic, fighting monsters, and that sort of thing. I normally don’t get into high fantasy too much, aside from Game of Thrones, but I can’t deny a good comic book with awesome female characters once I come across one! I really am loving this trend of female leads saving themselves and being awesome without needing men saving them. It’s pretty rad!
I can relate to these ladies!