on 15 January 2009
The character of ms marvel is not as clear cut as somebody might first imagine. Yes she is extremely powerful, can fly, is almost invincible and wears a skimpy outfit, pretty much straight from a super hero female template. But think again, because ms marvel is actually a really good character.
The first thing you have to know about her is that she is ex-military, and while she often has the gung ho american attitude to go straight in there and sort things out, it isnt necessarily the best option and quite often leads to more problems.
Secondly, she is written with other concerns, such as how other people regard her. A major character in the series is her public relations manager.
And thirdly, she has an obsession about being as good as she can be, after house of M showed her that she could truly be the top super hero it has pushed her to breaking point trying to be that good.
This first book in the series is pretty much an introduction to the character, with various friends and enemies turning up, but no consistent plot all the way through. The artwork is really good and the colours are bright but not too over the top. I have to admit this is one of my favorite marvel series and i recommend it to any marvel fan.