Ms. Marvel, Catwoman, and Batman

Here are the latest graphic novels that I have had the pleasure of reading.

Ms. Marvel: Volume 9 – Teenage Wasteland

When Ms. Marvel disappears, her friends decide to step in and make sure that Ms. Marvel’s presence is still felt in the city. It’s quite funny to see a group of teenagers, none of whom have powers, pretending to be the titular character. We also see a new superhero, Red Dagger, a new superhero emerges and complicates things from both Kamala and Ms. Marvel. And Bruno returns from Wakanda to stir things up emotionally.

Ms. Marvel: Volume 10 – Time and Again

Kamala Khan tries to have a normal life whenever she is not saving the day as Ms. Marvel. In this volume, she has to bail on her own slumber party to do just that. She wants to tell her friends what she’s really up to but she’s afraid. When she finally opens up to them, she is overwhelmed by their support and love. It’s a great scene and a nice send-off for the current creative team behind the book.

Batman: Volume 7 – The Wedding

I have read tons of Batman books over the years but I haven’t really followed this series. When I heard that Batman and Catwoman were getting married, I have to admit, I was curious. So, when I saw this at the library, I thought it would be worth picking up. It isn’t a straight-forward wedding issue, despite the title. One of the major themes in it is that Batman can’t be happy and still do what he does. I’m not sure if that is the truth, however. I can’t say much more about it without spoiling the story, so I will leave it at that.

My List of 2019 Reads – everything I’ve read this year (continually updated)