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Ms. Marvel S1 E1 ‘Generation Why’ review – Cosmic Warrior

It’s that time again! Here we are back at the Marvel MCU TV show weekly review, and I have to say this is going to be a great show to tune into. 

Ms. Marvel follows superhero fan, Kamala Khan, a Muslim American teenager growing up in Jersey City. Not fitting in at school or at home, Kamala focuses on her favorite superhero, Captain Marvel, and on her comics. As the first AvengerCon comes up, Kamala creates her own cosplay and discovers many hidden talents and even a superhero power too!

I don’t think I could ever say WOW enough to do this show justice, because it is exactly that. WOW. I was not super pumped up for this new series, but only because I didn’t know much about the character (which I am quickly fixing) and I also almost completely forgot that June 8th was already here. 

Ms. Marvel is exactly what Marvel/Disney needed to breathe some new life into this next stage Marvel has planned for their heroes. Also, this is a new way to bring in new audiences and the younger generation (while also a treat for the long haulers still sticking it all out). I mean, with just a glance at Kamala Khan, who is about sixteen (a baby! Meant in the sweetest way possible), you can see how young she is. Can we also freak out over how the Marvel gods that be finally, finally! Are putting forth an amazing character, who is a young Muslim American girl (I’m basically screaming forever at all this super cool girl power that the younger generation gets to see right off the bat, instead of waiting ten plus years). 

Alright, my all time favorite parts of this show, besides everything really, are all of Kamala sketches coming to life in her animations (and how she sees everything in her daily life). It felt a lot like watching two shows in one, what with following Kamala in reality and then her sketches alongside her in her fantasy world (which is better). Another great part of the show is all the easter eggs (she has a prevailing theory that Thor is a gamer-which is more true then anything), and all the social media hints we get about a post-Endgame world (which I really need to know all about).

The nerd fandom is also super strong in this series. I will love Kamala forever because she’s all about that fandom life. Going to the first ever AvengersCon and cosplaying! Completely sounds like what my friends and I would do (in a heartbeat, and I’m a little bummed we don’t have an AvengersCon). Along with the slow developing powers (one’s we have never seen before), which were a surprise to all and I can’t wait to find out more about it in next week’s episode.

Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2022

Ms. Marvel pretty much set the stage with this first episode (of six), with lots of hardships to overcome, friends and family, a changing society of superheroes and choosing the future you want. Watch the first episode of Ms. Marvel now on Disney+ and tune in every Wednesday for new weekly episodes (and don’t forget the post credit scene in this week’s episode!)

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Ali Raphael
Ali Raphael
Ali is a professional workaholic but likes to add more to her plate by reviewing comics/books/ tv shows/movies and anime. In every other waking moment, she breathes books, manga and anything Marvel. Every day she wishes she was a Part-Time Avenger, instead of a full-time Target employee.

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