Ms. Marvel #13

by F.D. White on March 12, 2015

Written by: G. Willow Wilson
Art by: Takeshi Miyazawa
Colors by: Ian Herring, Irma Kniivila
Lettering by: Joe Caramagna

When I opened this book up and saw that the new arc was only three issues, I breathed a sigh of relief. After a year long epic introductory arc, I'm totally on board with a small story that revolves around Kamala's first crush. Part of what makes this story so great is that the underlying innocence of everything from Kamala's family, romantic, and heroic interactions feels refreshingly naive. She's learned a lot from her encou nters with The Inventor, but we have to remember that she's still a teenager. If every teenager learned from their mistakes the first time then the world would be an entirely different place.

Miyazawa's art ties in perfectly with the naivety of the story. Kamala has never looked cuter or younger (while still maintaining the essential energy and looks that help to define who she is). His action is kinetic and fun, and combined with the colors provides some breathtaking pages. It's not perfect, however. Some pages feature awkward limbs, specifically legs in a few panels. Overall, it's never enough to fully distract from flow of the story, but those who dilligently scan the pages will notice it.

With the introduction of new supporting characters, and a larger Inhuman presence, Ms. Marvel continues to be one of the best books Marvel puts out, even when they tell a smaller story about a girl with a crush.

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