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Ms. Marvel #7 - Healing Factor Part Two of Two Review

5

Kamala Khan has her first Marvel Team-Up and luckily for the neophyte hero, it’s with someone with PLENTY of experience in that area.

The Good

Last issue we became acquainted of a new, bizarre villain that was behind many of the issues Kamala Khan has encountered since taking on the mantle of Ms. Marvel. And WHAT a villain he turned out to be: a clone of Thomas Edison that somehow got cockatiel (NOT cockatoo) DNA introduced into the mix...what a wonderful book this is. This issue sees Kamala team with Wolverine in order to combat the fiendish Inventor’s Megagator, which is exactly what it sounds like. The two battle their way through the sewers before discovering one of the sources powering the experiments, and it’s positively ghoulish. Even at its most dark, G. Willow Wilson is still giving us one of the most whimsical, fun-loving issues of this story yet. The interaction between the ultra-serious, ever-grouchy Wolverine and the bouncy, bubbly Ms. Marvel is a source of constant humor, partially because the latter actually begins winning over the former in fairly short order. Though he’d be loath to admit it. This is a very simple, straightforward issue, but it allows for the character interaction to take the fore, and that is for the best. We’ve had some great plot and story development, but Kamala does amazingly well in the spotlight and it’s always good to see her there.

Jake Wyatt is back on linework and he proves that, while he’s not the series’ main artist, he can run in that company. The visuals and bright and clear, the action is chaotic and playful, but never gets hard to follow and there’s a terrific one-page spread of Wolverine and Ms. Marvel journeying through the sewer through pipes amidst all the frantic capering. Ian Herring handles color and handles it beautifully. Despite taking place in a presumably dank, dark sewer, this is an incredibly bright, beautiful issue and it creates a tone of boundless enthusiasm, both matching and communicating Kamala’s fangirl glee.

The Bad

Not enough crazy clone of Thomas Edison crossed with a cockatiel. Can’t enough of that guy…

The Verdict

This book is like cake...except it’s good for you. It’s like steak cake...which sounds awful, but this book is GREAT! Awful metaphors aside, this is one of the cheeriest books you could hope to read, but the cheeriness is complemented by amazing characters with realistic motivations and genuine, witty dialog. I have to give G. Willow Wilson credit for taking Wolverine, of all people, down a peg or two without completely negating the character’s dignity or respectability. Though the two part ways at issue’s end, I would love to see an ongoing series of Wolverine tutoring Kamala in the ways of super heroism.

26 Comments
Edited by MyNameIsWill

YASSS!

Oh and you messed up on The Bad section, just saying. @undeadpool

Posted by Rixec

This was another fantastic issue in a fantastic series!

"Though the two part ways at issue’s end, I would love to see an ongoing series of Wolverine tutoring Kamala in the ways of super heroism."

LOL because he's about to die. Hmm, it'd be interesting to see Kamala react to news of his death from her perspective as a fan girl, new superhero, and one of the last people to team up with him.

Posted by TimeLordScience

I love this book. Great review Corey.

Posted by Lea_Drago

THIS BOOK IS SO GOOD

Posted by brinkthemoviemyfavoritemovie

This comic is pure trash, straight-up.

Posted by Jyger85

Goddamn it, I love this book. Best new book of 2014, hands down. :D

Edited by MyNameIsWill
Posted by ZoddGuts

@brinkthemoviemyfavoritemovie: You sure you didn't read Captain Marvel instead by accident? Anyways as usual Ms. Marvel keeps winning, another great issue.

Posted by IDontLikeBirds

LOVE this series, and completely glad I started to read it a few weeks back and put it on my pre-order. Love the art, love the character development, love the supporting cast and love the main character. Anyone who calls this trash (you're entitled to your own opinion) is seriously selling the series short and not appreciating it for the gem it is and everything it offers.

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

@zoddguts said:

@brinkthemoviemyfavoritemovie: You sure you didn't read Captain Marvel instead by accident? Anyways as usual Ms. Marvel keeps winning, another great issue.

He's insane I tell you!

Edited by DarthDanMan

Can anyone tell me the name of the woman, talking to Cap, at the end of this issue? This and Hawkeye are the only two Marvel books I'm reading so I'm not very knowledgeable.

Posted by Maddpanda531

Can anyone tell me the name of the woman, talking to Cap, at the end of this issue? This and Hawkeye are the only two Marvel books I'm reading so I'm not very knowledgeable.

Medusa, Queen of the Inhumans.

Edited by Fenderxx

Great review! I found myself very excited to read this book, dont get me wrong i have been enjoying the whole run so far, but its just keeps creeping to the top of the stack each month.

Edited by Teerack

Another great adorable issue. This might become my favorite comic after Foes comes to an end. I'm really curious to see how Kamala will take Logan dying soon.

Posted by CommanderShiro

I am truly loving this series.

Posted by Rainja

I dont know how u guys do it. Not my speed.

Posted by Thatlyn Yoaeg'ill'rymmin

I truly love this series, and Kamala Khan had quickly became one of my most favourite character *_*

[Oh yes, and is also another book that we will never see in Italy, at least into a decent format...]

Posted by Owie

Fun stuff. Not sure if I really want the Inhumans to get involved, it seems too "big" for this comic, but on the other hand, Lockjaw! Maybe we can get some full-on Pet Avengers going on here.

Posted by tximinoman

The most interesting thing in this issue for me was the conversation between Logan and Kamala about being violent. I like that she doesn't want to be violent, you don't usually see superheroes having a problem with being violent and hurting people.

Edited by BR_Havoc

Such a great book. Wilson needs to take over Spider-man as well she would be a perfect fit.

Posted by Kid_Nacho

@owie: I'd like to see it only because she's a rookie, and it'll be interesting to see her learn from other heroes like she did from Wolverine. His whole "Cycle of Hurt" explanation was deep, and in their line of work it's something she'll be glad she was told about rather than learning the hard way. I subscribed to it based on reviews and I've gotta say i'm glad I did. Dripping with charm and Kamala is the cutest

Posted by StarBrand1

My only issue with this issue was that in some panels wyatt drew wolvey so disproportionate. His upper half would be big and wide then his legs would be chicken legs. i was gonna drop this book, but after this issue i just cant

Posted by The Mast

I'm so glad this series exists and it's very important that it does. I like the way it's drawn and I think Wilson is a very good writer, but...I can't. It just doesn't snare me. I can't afford to buy it off moral support alone.

Posted by Owie

@owie: I'd like to see it only because she's a rookie, and it'll be interesting to see her learn from other heroes like she did from Wolverine. His whole "Cycle of Hurt" explanation was deep, and in their line of work it's something she'll be glad she was told about rather than learning the hard way. I subscribed to it based on reviews and I've gotta say i'm glad I did. Dripping with charm and Kamala is the cutest

It's true, sooner or later she's got to make the mix into the rest of the heroes. I just remember liking how it took quite a while to do that with Miles Morales--they left him alone for a while--and that seemed to work well.

Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever

Still wish she had a different name