Becoming More InHuman “Ms. Marvel #13” Review

MSMARV2014013 coverMs. Marvel #13
Marvel

Written By: G. Willow Wilson
Art By: Takeshi Miyazawa

We’re creeping ever closer to Kamala Khan’s uncertain future in Secret Wars, but in the meantime Ms. Marvel #13 delivers more of what’s made the series a knock-out hit: a little fun, a little action, and a lot of heart.

Believe me, I know how that sounds, but it’s true. Every issue of Ms. Marvel consistently serves up panel after panel of one of the most relatable comic heroines in print today, and the introduction of a brand new crush and a closer relationship between Kamala and Queen Medusa ups the ante in an exciting way.

Two issues after the close of Kamala’s first big storyline and the fowl antics of the millennial-obsessed Inventor, issue #13 marks the start of a second true Ms. Marvel arc. This time involving Kamala’s growing closeness with her new-found Inhuman family and the realization that her multitude of mysterious cousins are not all as well-intentioned as Queen Medusa and Lockjaw. Another new addition is the (perhaps, suspiciously) attractive Kamron, who brings his own secrets and sparks some unexpected feelings in Jersey City’s favorite (only?) superhero.MSMARV2014013-int2 (422x640)

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Artist Takeshi Miyazawa is a fantastic (if less fictional) addition to the book as well. His art is an excellent fit for Ms. Marvel’s fun, younger tone — not surprising, given his previous work on titles like Runaways and Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane. Jersey City has never looked so inviting, though maybe that’s behind the new influx of super powered degenerates.

With the second trade paperback due out later this month, this is a great time to dive into Ms. Marvel. This issue kicks off an interesting new Inhuman-driven storyline, and you’ll be able to dive right in.

Will the more nefarious branches of Kamala’s terrigen-enhanced family tree lure her away from her Carol Danvers-inspired heroism? Should we find Kamron’s good looks and passion for MMORPGs as suspect as I do right now? This issue will not answer either of those questions, but you should pick it up, share some theories with me, and add Ms. Marvel to your box today.

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