The Magnificent Ms. Marvel #14
As Ms. Marvel recovers from a traumatic ordeal, she finds herself an unwilling martyr for a movement she hates. If she wants to reclaim her narrative, she'll have to wake up first...
The Magnificent Ms. Marvel #14 may be the first ongoing comic I’ve read that did not narratively suffer from the publishing delays forced upon it. While it touches on some of the themes shown in the first thirteen issues, it is a direct continuation of the Outlawed one-shot from March. But if you missed it, they provided all the background needed in the first few pages. The Champions tried to save people, destruction happened, and now Ms. Marvel is in a coma.
For the most part, Saladin Ahmed writes an issue that is great for new readers without being a drag for someone who had been keeping up with the title. As Kamala struggles to survive her ordeal, we meet all the important supporting cast members and their role in her double life. Also, taking the forefront is the age-old struggle Kamala faces over her responsibilities as Kamala Khan versus those of Ms. Marvel. While the resolution to the issue felt slightly anticlimactic, the purpose of the issue seems to have been to set up the upcoming arcs of Ms. Marvel and The Champions. A purpose in which it succeeded at.
Minku Jung (A), Juan Vlasco (I), and Ian Herring (CA) on art match the tone of the issue by providing somber panels to go along with the narrative. As Kamala’s dreams traversed through her psyche, the colors in particular stood out. Each scene featured the negative aspect in a vibrant green that contrasted with the overall dark nature of the book.
The Magnificent Ms. Marvel #14 (Ahmed, Jung, Vlasco, & Herring) provides a good diving-in point for new readers or a refresher for returning fans to prepare them for the upcoming Outlawed event.
The Magnificent Ms. Marvel #14: While You Were Sleeping (SPOILER FREE)
Writing - 8.5/108.5/10
Storyline - 8/108/10
Art - 8.5/108.5/10
Color - 9/109/10
Cover Art - 8.5/108.5/10
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