The world is ending in the Marvel Universe, and their various titles are doing their “Last Days.” In this case, Ms. Marvel gets to meet her hero, Carol Danvers (Ms. Marvel/Warbird/Captain Marvel), the heroine that inspired Kamala. They work together, trying to save who they can as the end comes closer.
There’s a great scene of the ladies bonding when the young Ms. Marvel realizes she can’t save everyone. Carol is there for her, telling her she know how it feels, and Kamaka needs to be the best hero she can. The two heroines go off to save Kamala’s brother, kidnapped by Kamala’s sort of but not quite ex-boyfriend, Kamran (far too many K names in here). The bad guys had a plan for Kamala’s brother, and he might never be the same again, true despite being a cliche.
Plot: I’ll give this a high 4 out of 5 for plot. They manage to have a young girl meet her idol, a team up, a heart-wrenching scene, and some nice exchange of compliments between the heroines. They even managed to avoid the “heroes misunderstand and fight each other” trope.
Art: This book has always had a very distinctive look, and it works for the young Ms. Marvel. I’m not really following much of the Marvel Universe at large right now, so I’m not sure why Carol’s costume is entirely shades of grey. I’ll give the art a 3.5 out of 5.
Positives: The art is decent but the writing is fantastic. The scenes of Ms. Marvel and Captain Marvel together are done amazingly well. Their interaction is great, and Ms. Marvel’s realization that she can’t save everyone is handled with a deft touch. She even shames some bad guys into helping out during the chaos.
Negatives: I don’t like Carol’s grey costume, but that’s probably not this title’s fault. Aside from that, I have no complaints.
This has been a fun title, and I hope it more or less survives the Secret Wars/Battleworld event intact.
Ms. Marvel 17
Writer: G Willow Wilson
Artist: Adrian Aphona
Colorist: Ian Herring
Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna
Cover: Kris Anka