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When last we left our heroine, she'd defeated the Inventor.

Now, dancing! )

Writer: G. Willow Wilson
Artist: Elmo Bondoc
Cover artist: Kris Anka
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When last we left our dog-loving heroine, her school was attacked by a giant robot, but she found she couldn't change shape to fight it.

Ruh-roh! )

Writer: G. Willow Wilson
Artist: Adrian Alphona
Cover artist: Jamie McKelvie
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When last we left our gyro-eating heroine, Wolverine deduced that she was an Inhuman, not a mutant, and Medusa told Lockjaw to keep an eye on her. In this issue, we learn an important fact about Lockjaw.

The fact is below the cut )

Writer: G. Willow Wilson
Artist: Adrian Alphona
Cover artist: Jamie McKelvie
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When last we left our New Jerseyite heroine, she found that she was being targeted by The Inventor.

Let's see how she's doing )

Writer: G. Willow Wilson
Artist: Jake Wyatt
Cover artist: Jamie McKelvie
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I posted a few panels from Ms Marvel #6 for the Wolverine intro, and that leaves me with just enough "space" to post a little more.

Well, I wasn't expecting THAT )

Oh, and we meet her first proper supervillain )
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When last we left our intrepid heroine, she had broken out of the Inhuman cocoon looking like Ms. Marvel in her classic outfit. Confused and disturbed by what's going on, she reflexively changes form several times as she stumbles towards the riverside.

TRANSFORM!!!! )

Around 6 2/3 pages of 20.
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The second issue came out on Comixology this week, so this should no longer be the most recent issue. But it was still pretty hard to choose which parts of this to post.

Onward! )

Around 6 2/3 pages of 20.
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Because I am insufferably cool, I bought myself a hip t-shirt - Threadless'Every night I have the same dream )
The shirt also happily reminds me of Ms. Marvel vs. the Targoths )Still, this story is one that I will explore more of in the future. Like... the first week of March?

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** Don't ask me why it's Issue 3 vol.1 and not Vol.1 issue 3
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I had a big think about this in the summer, but recently, I've been thinking about how comic books attract new readers and how welcoming they are. There's an old saying about how "every comic is somebody's first" and comics have to have a go at making it possible for new readers to pick up any book, even if its midstream. There's a lot of advertised "jumping on points" and Marvel's .1 initiative has been a pretty uneven way of their characters, concepts and stories.

In superhero movies, there's always a desire to do an origin story as a way to make the story accessible to new readers. This always frustrates me, especially since Colleen Coover's told the definitive Spider-man story in one panel and six words and Batman's isn't much more than "My parents are deeeeead." We don't need to see James Bond start his military training and changing to HMSS to know that he's a badass, so why have we got to see Green Lantern get his ring? Why can't we just see him be a space cop?

DC's relaunch has made a big deal about being new reader friendly and has by and large jumped into stories. Apart from Supergirl, I'm not aware of any origins being retold, which is nice.



The story recap )

The concept recap )

The character recap )

The novel recap )

Are comic books really less new-reader friendly than other media? I know that it doesn't take much to pick up a movie and watch it, and that sequels rarely do recaps (though the credits sequence in Incredible Hulk was pretty bloody good). What about for TV? Is it easier to jump into a TV series midstream (and not just soaps, but one with an ongoing narrative like The Shield or Fringe) than it is to jump into an ongoing comics series?
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I've done a series of little Ms. Marvel vignettes with some cool bits from her second solo series.

The main reason why I'm into Carol is based on her life post House of M, leading into her Best of the Best arc.

Carol Danvers is an alcoholic. She's stuck as a B or C-list Avenger, just pottering about in the superhero leagues. She spends her free time on the couch, watching old movies and eating Ben and Jerry's. Her life is not going the way that she intended.

Then, Wanda Maximoff recreates the world and Carol Danvers arrives in the the House of M (which is probably my favourite Marvel "event" since the event cycle started). Carol is the number 1 sapien superhero in the world. Captain Marvel is successful and popular. She's got everything that she ever wanted.

But that was yesterday )

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