Ms. Marvel 1 (April 2014)

Ms. Marvel #1Finally. And it’s a Marvel book–insert Jeanette Kahn doesn’t work here anymore jokes about DC here. But someone finally did a superhero book aimed at teenage girls without being exploitative or objectifying the protagonist.

I wonder if Jeph Loeb read it and thought, “But she really needed to kiss that other girl!”

Sadly, it’s way too soon to say if Captain Marvel is going to be good. It’s not going to be full of crap, not with G. Willow Wilson writing it, but Wilson’s basically writing a funny drama here. The family stuff is awesome, for example. The teenager stuff is decent; really strong in passive scenes, somewhat tipsy in active ones.

Very nice art from Adrian Alphona too–it’s simultaneously wistful and humorous. Still, there’s no danger in it, which might get to be a problem.

Wilson’s apparently going to be very ambitious. I hope it works out.

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CREDITS

Meta Morphosis; writer, G. Willow Wilson; artist, Adrian Alphona; colorist, Ian Henning; letterer, Joe Caramagna; editors, Devin Lewis and Sana Amanat; publisher, Marvel Comics.

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