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Ms. Marvel – Vol.3 #8

A new four-part arc kicked off with ‘Generation Why’ and I couldn’t be happier: This issue saw the return of artist Adrian Alphona!

Ms. Marvel #8

The look I came to love isn’t the only thing back. Issue eight also puts Kamala back into familiar territory where I believe her character really shines: her South Jersey neighborhood. She’s trying to locate the two kids The Inventor had at his hideout, and she enlists Bruno’s help in finding out what happened to Julie – the girl she and Wolverine rescued from the sewer. How did she end up a power source for one of The Inventor’s machines when she was supposed to be on her way to the Jean Grey School? Unfortunately, Julie’s in a coma so they can’t ask her directly.

This issue puts Kamala back into familiar territory where her character really shines.

After finding one of Julie’s social media accounts, Bruno and Kamala figure out that she posted about some kind of “side-trip” on her way to the school, and the geo-tag reveals it’s in a remote location outside of Bayonne. Fortunately for Kamala, the new (and ginormous) dog she found on the street, Lockjaw, came with the power of teleportation.

Ms Marvel Lockjaw

After defeating yet another of The Inventor’s machines, Kamala discovers the power source was one of the teens she encountered the first time she tried to rescue Vick. It’s not the only thing she finds. She manages to swipe a piece of tech that turns out to be a tracking beacon and one of The Inventor’s machines tracks her down at school. After a massive attack, Kamala finds her powers are failing.

Ms Marvel #8 Attack at School

Score | 10/10It was great to see Kamala embracing her role as the neighborhood defender, trying to locate the missing teens and what happened to Julie. I also seeing her family again who are woefully underused in the series. Kamala is an extremely relatable character and that’s never more evident than when she’s trying to balance her secret identity with her strict (but adorable) parents and school. Bruno’s own struggles with feeling inadequate next to Kamala’s heroics are a nice touch and I hope to see more of him in this arc. If they keep up this kind of storytelling and beautiful images, this may be my favorite arc of the series to date.

About Nina Perez (1391 Articles)
Nina Perez is the founder of Project Fandom. She is also the author of a YA series of books, "The Twin Prophecies," and a collection of essays titled, "Blog It Out, B*tch." Her latest books, a contemporary romance 6-book series titled Sharing Space, are now available on Amazon.com for Kindle download. She has a degree in journalism, works in social media, lives in Portland, Oregon, and loves Idris Elba. When not watching massive amounts of British television or writing, she is sketching plans to build her very own TARDIS. She watches more television than anyone you know and she's totally fine with that.

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