Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal (Paperback)

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Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal By G. Willow Wison, Adrian Alphona (By (artist)) Cover Image
By G. Willow Wison, Adrian Alphona (By (artist))

Staff Reviews

March 2016 pick

This introductory story arc of Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona has been rightly compared to the debut of Spider-Man.  Kamala Khan, a.k.a. Ms. Marvel, is the same type of squeaky clean, upbeat teenage protagonist as Peter Parker, and her story is full of humor and energy.

The dialogue and art are particularly strong, and it also stands out on the shelves for being a superhero story in which love and family are central instead of peripheral. Wilson mixes ordinary teenager worries and the demands and delights of being a superhero with a light hand.

— Jen


Marvel Comics presents the all-new Ms. Marvel, the groundbreaking heroine that has become an international sensation! Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City - until she is suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the all-new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm! As Kamala discovers the dangers of her newfound powers, she unlocks a secret behind them as well. Is Kamala ready to wield these immense new gifts? Or will the weight of the legacy before her be too much to handle? Kamala has no idea either. But she's comin' for you, New York! It's history in the making from acclaimed writer G. Willow Wilson (Air, Cairo) and beloved artist Adrian Alphona (Runaways)!


About the Author

Willow Wilson began her writing career at the age of 17, when she freelanced as a music and DJ critic for Boston's Weekly Dig magazine. Since then, she's written the Eisner Award-nominated comic book series Air and Mystic: The Tenth Apprentice and the graphic novel Cairo. Her first novel, Alif the Unseen, was a New York Times Notable book. It was shortlisted for the 2012 Flaherty-Dunnan Award. G. Willow spent her early and mid twenties living in Egypt and working as a journalist. Her articles about the Middle East and modern Islam have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the Atlantic Monthly and the Canada National Post. Her memoir about life in Egypt during the waning years of the Mubarak regime, The Butterfly Mosque, was named a Seattle Times Best Book of 2010.

Willow is published by Grove/Atlantic Books in the United States and Atlantic UK in the United Kingdom.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780785190219
ISBN-10: 078519021X
Publisher: Marvel
Publication Date: October 28th, 2014
Pages: 120
Language: English
Series: Ms. Marvel Graphic Novels