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Ms. Marvel Vol. 8: Mecca by G. Willow Wilson
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Ms. Marvel Vol. 8: Mecca (edition 2017)

by G. Willow Wilson (Author), Marco Failla (Illustrator), Diego Olortegui (Illustrator), Ian Herring (color artist), Joe Caramagna (letterer)4 more, Travis Lanham (letterer), Nelson Blake II (Cover artist), Rachelle Rosenberg (Cover artist), Valero Schiti (Cover artist)

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Title:Ms. Marvel Vol. 8: Mecca
Authors:G. Willow Wilson (Author)
Other authors:Marco Failla (Illustrator), Diego Olortegui (Illustrator), Ian Herring (color artist), Joe Caramagna (letterer), Travis Lanham (letterer)3 more, Nelson Blake II (Cover artist), Rachelle Rosenberg (Cover artist), Valero Schiti (Cover artist)
Info:Marvel (2017), 136 pages
Collections:Moorestown
Rating:***
Tags:comics, 21c, american, superhero, series, Marvel, New Jersey

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Once again, captivating character interaction makes up for the absolute mess in the plotting. The first arc is a screed against Trumpism with a little nod of understanding as to why Trump is popular with some people. The second, shorter tale about a runaway train seems to illustrate only a vague knowledge of trains, railroad systems and physics. (Can anyone tell me what happened in that tunnel when the two trains were on course for a head-on collision?) ( )
  villemezbrown | Jul 28, 2018 |
I love that they included a story line about the holiday Eid! It's great the way Kamala's faith comes into play throughout her comics, even having scenes at the mosque over the issues, and even better to see her celebrating a holiday. This issue takes place during Eid Al-Adha (here's some info on it, if you're not familiar with the holiday, as I wasn't). I love that she has a hard time meeting the goat that they will slaughter and eat. Her internal monologue as their picking it out is hilarious. I'm all the more glad I don't have to pick out my Christmas turkey. Apparently she wants to take it home as a pet and swears to be a vegetarian every Eid and then changes her mind again once she sees the food.

The evening of the feast covers the entire rest of the volume as the events of the last few volumes come back to haunt Ms. Marvel. It's definitely an evening that is the culmination of much of her character arc since the beginning of Civil War II. I would not suggest picking this one up without the others. The whole evening is crazy and involves way more than Ms. Marvel herself. Her supporting cast of characters are brought in with some great wisdom and some great moments as her brother is being interrogated. It's one of those scenes that is a little too honest for comfort, but comfort is overrated anyway. It's a great moment and is even better when some characters must seek refuge and find it in a place that many of them would never have thought to ask.

At the end of the volume are two issues on a separate story line that brings back Kareem from issue #12 back in Ms. Marvel Volume 6. They're adorable and do some great heroics together. I love the shift in media attention. ( )
  Calavari | Apr 5, 2018 |
Another solid installment in the Ms. Marvel series. Kamala comes to the rescue when the mayor's office has been overthrown and the new head honcho wants to round up anyone in New Jersey who has superpowers and make them register as "dangerous" or deport them. Kamala isn't about to let Jersey become Nazi Germany so she tries to put it a stop to the program even though it's clear that there are many people who would be happy to see everyone with superpowers gone. ( )
  ecataldi | Dec 29, 2017 |
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An enemy from Ms. Marvel's past resurfaces and begins targeting those closest to Kamala. As the world around her is spinning out of control, it becomes clear that this time there's something more sinister at work.

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