Ms. Marvel, Vol. 8: Mecca


34849019Ms. Marvel, Vol. 8: Mecca by G. Willow Wilson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Distributor
Published: December 2017
Publisher: Marvel
Recommended Age: 12+
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Action, Superheroes, Politics, Discrimination


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The villains are at Kamala’s door, and Ms. Marvel has to save a city that doesn’t want saving. The malleable Ms. Marvel continues her hero’s journey as an enemy from her past begins targeting those closest to her, a challenge that calls into question everything about her — not just as a super hero, but as a human being! Who can Ms. Marvel trust when everyone in Jersey City is against her? As Kamala’s life hangs in the balance, a new crimefighter moves in on her turf. Plus: Bruno may be far away at a prestigious school in Wakanda, but even thousands of miles from his former best friend, Kamala Khan, adventure still finds him!

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Another great addition to the Ms. Marvel comic series.

Every time I pick a new volume up, I know that I will find in it action, adventure, cool superpowers put to use, fantastic friendships developed, interesting plot lines (the majority of time), diversity, and a lot of heart.

This series could literally never end. Sometimes when I read it I am reminded of Fairy Tail. For those who don’t know this manga series, it’s about a group of people that are part of a guild and go on a lot of quests to earn money and recognition, often finding villains along the way.

Both series are similar in the sense that villains appear all the time. The reader knows that this could go on forever, since every time a villain is defeated, two appear out of thin air. It is bound to become repetitive and tiring, isn’t it?

And yet, I keep on coming back for more, because I know that I will not rest peacefully if I don’t know what will happen to the characters next. Ms. Marvel and Fairy Tail progress very slowly and both adore teasing us with romantic relationship possibilities for the protagonists, but I for one will keep on wanting more.

The last two chapters are the best. Ms. Marvel is reunited with a character she put at the back of her mind and thought she would never see again. Once again the ending is dramatic and implies that more will follow and that Ms. Marvel isn’t done growing up yet. That’s fine, we’ll cross that bridge when we get there.
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