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Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal - G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona

I will admit I had some pretty high expectations for this graphic novel since it has gotten so much hype. But after finally reading it, I don't feel like it lived up to my expectations.

I really like the idea of a Muslim superhero and the step toward diversity it comics, but I also felt the Muslim characters were portrayed in a very stereotypical way, which frustrated me.

Also, how Kamala got her powers was super confusing and I still don't really understand it.

Overall, I think this book had a pretty slow start. There was never a point where I really felt hooked and the story just didn't pull me in. It didn't seem like Kamala really did very much, creating a rather dull plot.

The artwork is amusing and very detailed (guy chasing someone with an ax at the party? kid faceplanting on the sidewalk?).

So I give this 3 stars, because I think it does some good things, but is really lacking in other areas.