Friday, May 22, 2015

For Once I'm Not Late to the Game (Kind of) Guest Post by Fantasy Angel

Hello everyone! My name is Fantasy Angel (it's my blogger name, not real name) and I come from Avid Reader, a blog on books, their movies and writing in general.  Now I met Lisa on an awesome chat called #K8chat and there we were discussing guest posts and now here I am on this awesome blog guest posting! (Thanks Lisa!) Now for the guest post. I hope you enjoy.

So for once in my life I am not late to the game and that is called the game of comics. Yes, it isn't really a game but hey, you get what I mean. Anyway, yes, comics have been around for forever and so I'm wrong in that aspect but I’m right with the specific comic which is the Ms. Marvel comic with Kamala Khan by writers/illustrators Adrian Alphona, G. Willow Wilson, Jamie McKelvie and Sara Pichelli. Now I had heard of a rumor about a year ago that there was going to be a teenage, Muslim girl who was going to be a superhero and I thought "that is pretty cool but it probably won't happen. Hopefully it will, but probably not." Then in November or December of this past year I saw that they actually were doing it and it was coming out really soon and I knew I had to get it because I'd been thinking of reading comics on some of my fav Marvel superheroes but there was just so many to read from and I had no idea where to start. With this Ms. Marvel though, it was the first one so I immediately put it on hold in my library so I could try to read it. Now it was a month and a half ago maybe when I finally got it and I read it like 10 minutes. I had to read it in one sitting and afterwards I knew this series was going to be awesome. Why, you ask?  Well...:
  1. The storyline was great! There was an actual plot and it also built up to Kamala getting her powers and then learning to control them instead of her somehow spontaneously knowing how to control them.
  2. The characters, their personalities and their lives seemed very realistic (excluding the fact that someone was Ms. Marvel)
  3. It didn't focus too much on that Kamala was a Muslim and the stereotypes that go with that or just on the superhero part of her. Meaning, there was a pretty good balance in the comic between characters, their personalities and stereotypes and the superhero aspect of the comic so that was also awesome.
Now that's a pretty basic breakdown of the comic but I didn't want to give anything away. I do hope however that you do read the Ms. Marvel comics as they are pretty good and it's a wonderful way to step into the world of comics without getting overwhelmed from all the older comics with a bunch of spin-offs and ten times as much of volumes.

I hope you liked this post! If you did, like this and come out to Avid Reader and hopefully you'll like it there as well and follow :) Anyway, thanks again to Lisa for this awesome opportunity and thanks to you guys for reading this! Have a great day/night and tata for now!