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REVIEW: Ms. Marvel, Vol. 2: Generation Why by G. Willow Wilson

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*No Major Spoilers*

Who is the Inventor, and what does he want with the all-new Ms. Marvel and all her friends? Maybe Wolverine can help! If Kamala can stop fangirling out about meeting her favorite superhero, that is. Then, Kamala crosses paths with Inhumanity — by meeting the royal dog, Lockjaw! But why is Lockjaw really with Kamala? As Ms. Marvel discovers more about her past, the Inventor continues to threaten her future. Kamala bands together with some unlikely heroes to stop the maniacal villain before he does real damage, but has she taken on more than she can handle? And how much longer can Ms. Marvel’s life take over Kamala Khan’s?

I have been wanting to start delving into the Ms. Marvel series for a while. I love that she’s a minority in the fact that she is Middle Eastern and Muslim. It is nice to see Marvel making their heroes into minorities. I feel like this is a step in the right direction for equality in the Superhero world.

The story is good, Ms. Marvel is still trying to figure out who she is. Is she a mutant? An Inhuman? She is on a journey to find herself. She is also struggling to balance family life and her superhero one.

Favorite character, hands down, is Lockjaw! He’s a member of the Royal Family of Inhumans. He is sent to look after Ms. Marvel by Medusa. He has amazing teleportation powers that he uses throughout the graphic novel. Being a dog lover myself, but never being around large dogs, I’m not sure how I would react if I met Lockjaw in real life!

Overall I really enjoyed this story. I’d recommend this to fans of Ms. Marvel, the Inhumans, and stories with a minority protagonist.

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REVIEW: Jessica Jones, Vol.1: Uncaged By Brian Michael Bendis

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*No Major Spoilers*

This segment in the Jessica Jones saga follows Jessica as she’s getting released from prison. Soon after, fellow heroes start following her and asking about where her child is. However, she can not say and has to fight them off or run away.

After hearing about Jessica’s release Luke Cage starts tracking her down and asking where their child is. Jessica, being unable to answer him, Luke throws a tantrum and receives some bad press.

When a woman hires Jessica to follow her husband, things go haywire as the wife turns up dead. Not only that, but a mysterious woman kidnaps Jessica and tries to get her to do her bidding.

When the case is seemingly wrapped up, Jessica goes to her mother’s house to bring their daughter home, however, Luke Cage has beaten her there. How will this affect the relationship between Jessica and Luke moving forward?

I enjoyed this graphic novel. I am a fan of Jessica Jones and Luke Cage, they make an odd pairing, but not every couple is “perfect” by society’s standards.

I thought this was a really bittersweet story about how difficult it is to be a parent in a world where the good guys are getting hunted. Jessica had to do what was safe for her daughter at all costs.

I would recommend this book who are looking to get their Jessica Jones fix before season 2 hits! Or even after you binge-watch seasons 1 & 2! It’s not a part of the Netflix series timeline (as far as we know), but it’s still a great read.