The second collected volume of Ms. Marvel, Generation Why, is now available! If you’ve been waiting for it, wait no longer! Spoilers below.
Ms. Marvel #14 starts right where the last issue left off, with Kamran revealing his identity as an Inhuman. This was a VERY quick issue. We skip along through some more date-y stuff, sneaking out to look at the city at night, it’s super adorable and perfect and romantic… But then Kamran turns out to be one of the villainous Inhumans rebelling against the queen and terrorizing New Jersey. That reveal didn’t take long. This arc is only just getting started, though, so there may be a few more Kamran twists before it’s over…
I liked how Kamala didn’t let Kamran pressure her into anything — she accepts a ride to school from him, but when he starts pressuring her to skip class and go meet someone with him, she immediately puts her foot down and says it’s not okay. Of course, that’s when he zaps her and takes her prisoner. There’s also a conversation between Bruno and Kamala’s brother about how her parents would never approve of Bruno so they can never be together. So there are a couple subplots going on here, the common thread being others trying to control Kamala’s fate based on her heritage. And of course now she’s in trouble because she broke some rules and accepted a ride from a boy. I’ve immediately got my hackles up, but so far the comic’s done a really good job of having Kamala respect her heritage without letting others dictate her choices, so I’m not going to get paranoid just yet!
Also, Adrian Alphona is once again absent from the art. No offence to Mr. Miyazawa, but I really want him back!