Writer: G. Willow Wilson
Art: Adrian Alphona
I keep saying yall better let Kamala Khan live man. This issue we got her dealing with rescuing teens that her villain The Inventor has been kidnapping. Evidently it turns out these kids are there willingly. The Inventor told them how useful the amount of electricity they give off is and they’ve been Stockholm syndrome’d into believing his belief as law. Kamala straight up got fed up, picked up her soap box, set that shit down, and then looped Kendrick Lamar’s “I” in the background as she lets her fellow generation realize their potential.
Wilson does a good job of the reader seeing how good of a natural leader Kamala is. Kamala has hella common sense yall. She is not her for the baby boomers dragging her generation on CNN (I couldn’t think of an adult version of Tumblr). Wilson has Kamala instilling confidence and raising morale to the point where the teens help her out when The Inventor fucks around and takes Lockjaw. Shit is getting heavy in the streets of Jersey City and it looks as if we are coming up on the conclusion of Kamala’s first villain. Also tell me why the inventor is as far as we know this creepy talking parrot and why that just seems like a villain taht would be based out in NJ. I lived in NJ most my life and I’m sitting here like, “Yeah… yeah, I could see that”. Alphona does a great job depciting just how eerie the inventor is. He feels very Hitchcock-ish every time you look at him… also 2/3rds of Mr. Burns is in there as well.
Man, Wilson got Kamala out here being the face of Marvel Now man. This girl can lead, this girl is learning to control her powers, she is objective, she is HILARIOUS and all thats left is for her to learn how to throw down properly. This first arc is two issues from being a year old (with some side stories here and there), it is going to be interesting to see what direction Kamala foes from here and when we will see her finally meet the Carol Danvers.