Review – Ms Marvel: Generation Why

Cover of Ms Marvel: Generation Why by G. Willow WilsonMs Marvel: Generation Why, G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona, Jake Wyatt

I liked this more than the first volume. It felt less like it was setting the scene, and it got down to the important stuff: superhero team-ups, more self-discovery, bigger plots, etc, etc. Kamala teams up with Wolverine and (separately) Lockjaw, sent by Queen Medusa of the Inhumans to guide her somewhat. I loved the interactions with Wolverine — fangirly, cute, funny, but also serious. He’s her mentor, teaches her some important things about her powers and how to live with them, and he relies on her to help him, even to do the bulk of the fighting.

There’s still some background with Kamala’s family, but less so. It’s reduced from being the main issue to being part of the flavour of it, so that her family saying (for example) that Lockjaw is a dog and therefore impure is just… part of who Kamala is. I liked her interactions with the leader from the mosque, too: he’s a mentor figure as well, in a way.

The art is all great. I especially liked the first few issues collected here — you’ve gotta love the scene where she jumps down into the water flailing her arms and trying to shrink as fast as possible — but all of it is awesome. And there’s no gratuitous anything, either: this ain’t the black leotarded Ms Marvel, for sure.

Rating: 5/5

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8 thoughts on “Review – Ms Marvel: Generation Why

    • Why do you struggle? Is it the interconnectedness of them all? It puts me off sometimes still and I’ve been reading comics pretty regularly for a while now. I’ll read something and go “wait, what, those two didn’t even know each other!” and then find out they did… in a whole different comic.

  1. I had to go check which issues this collected first, but yes, this has been my favorite part of the series so far. I mean, I liked the setup and such, but the big plot and Wolverine! was so much fun. I’m really hoping that after Battleworld we’ll go back to that.

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