REVIEW CORNER: Generations: Ms. Marvel & Ms. Marvel # 1

Generations: Ms. Marvel & Ms. Marvel (The Marvels) # 1
Writer: G. Willow Wilson
Artist: Paolo Villanelli
Colorist: Ian Herring
Letterer: Joe Caramagna
Cover Date: November 2017
This week, I’ll take a look at “Generations: Ms. Marvel & Ms. Marvel (The Marvels) # 1”; Generations is part of a limited series that features team-ups of heroes meeting up with their Modern-Day counterparts following the evens of “Secret Empire” and with Kamala Khan’s love and respect for Carol Danvers, I feel like this special needed to exist so without further adieu, let’s check it out, shall we?!…..
Kamala is transported to the past where she suddenly finds herself working at Woman Magazine, Carol Danver’s old place of employment where she was the editor-in-chief (Not to mention it was using office space courtesy of the Daily Bugle); It isn’t long before Carol finds herself under attack by a Shi’ar warrior named Nightscream (That name screams the mid-1980s) and this is when Kamala provides the backup by teaming up to defeat Nightscream (Turns out Nightscream went under the alias of Barbara Nelson, who wants to by Woman Magazine in a very sinister buyout); I also thought it was hilarious that she shows up towards the end but both Ms. Marvels make short work of her.
This special, in my opinion, is great and just plain fun because of how it took superhero elements and blended them with women’s empowerment to great effect while never beating us over the head with it on every page. I enjoyed how G. Willow Wilson showed such tremendous respect for Carol’s past and her role as the original Ms. Marvel as well as her chemistry with Kamala which is the heart and soul of this special. Yeah, most of the story plays out like an episode of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” (Yes I know. I’m an old fart!) but the fact that Kamala got to meet a past iteration of the hero she adores since the two of them had a falling out in the modern-day due to the events of “Civil War 2” was a truly heartwarming moment that showed us how much we love Carol Danvers and Kamala Khan at the same time given the latter hope for a better tomorrow and doing right when it comes to keeping Ms. Marvel’s legacy alive and well.
And Paolo Villanelli’s art? – It’s Tremendous from beginning to end as he gave the bronze era of Marvel a crisp and energetic feel that’s sorely missed in comics. He’s an artist that should be on anyone’s radar.
Well, that’s it for me. Thanks for sticking around and I will see you all next time.

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