Dark Web: Ms. Marvel #1 review | Popgen Tech
Dark Web: Ms. Marvel #1 is the first of a two-issue tie-in comic series for Dark Web event. The comic is written by Sabir Pirzada, art by Francesco Mortarino, colors by Dono Sanchez-Almara of Protobunker, and letters by Ariana Maher of VC. Because Ms. is more popular Marvel than ever because of her debut in the MCU, it’s good to have a book led by Ms. Marvel on the stands. Like other comics released so far in Dark Web event, it did not fail.
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The comic opens strong, by having one of the main players in the Dark Web event brings back one of Ms.’s most iconic villains. Marvel, whose inclusion is very suitable for the inclusion of other characters in Dark Web event. It then cuts to more mundane moments in Kamala’s personal life. One of them is the conversation between Kamala and her two best friends, Nakia and Bruno. It’s a standout moment from the issue, as it gives us insight into how Kamala is trying to navigate her way around the world, and shows that she’s matured and changed from the character we first met back in past Ms. is amazing Vol. 1.
The story continues with a scene of Kamala and a new character, who is her lab partner, at Oscorp. The two are deep in conversation, but in typical superhero comics fashion, they are interrupted by a group of enemies. The way the dialogue continues is very well written and tells us more about Kamala as a character. The battle is a fairly standard action sequence, with some classic Ms. Marvel quips sprinkled throughout. This particular action scene might be a little disappointing for fans of Ms. Marvel has gotten used to Kamala using her powers in more creative ways, beyond deep fists, and general size changes. The issue ends with an appearance from Chasm himself and ends on a cliffhanger that leaves the reader wanting to immediately read the next one. Above all, Pirzada captures each character’s established voice perfectly, while still adding something new to them. However, I feel that adding another potential romantic interest for Kamala is a bit redundant as she has had several love interests introduced since her creations and none of these romances have had a chance to fully materialize. to flesh out before quickly moving on to the next. .
The art in the book is stellar, and the colors match. Each character looks recognizable, and their personal fashions are well represented. In the case of the returning villain, he looks more menacing than his original appearance, which fits the tone and direction of the story being shared. The characters are very expressive, making the scenes involving the characters talking more personal. The colors are vibrant, and the use of warm tones fits the overall mood of the event and the comic itself. It’s nice to see the accurate depiction of Kamala and Nakia’s skin tones, because unfortunately the issue of whitewashing is still prevalent in comics.
Mrs. Marvel: Dark Web #1 does what every successful event tie-in comic does: It’s a piece to a larger story with big stakes and grand action, while also staying true to the titular character and giving them meaningful moments and character development. The comic also includes what fans of Ms. Marvel about him, while also bringing new elements to his world. Also, while it is best read in conjunction with the rest of the Dark Web event books, it can easily stand on its own. If you are a longtime fan of Ms. Marvel, or just now looking to start reading more about the character, this is an absolute must read.
The ‘Dark Web: Ms. Marvel’ #1 is a great new installment in the mythos of Ms. Marvel
Dark Web: Ms. Marvel #1
Mrs. Marvel: Dark Web #1 does what every successful event tie-in comic does: It’s a piece to a larger story with big stakes and grand action, while also staying true to the titular character and giving them significant moments and character development. The comic also includes what fans of Ms. Marvel about him, while also bringing new elements to his world. Also, while it is best read in conjunction with other Dark Web event books, it can easily stand on its own. If you are a longtime fan of Ms. Marvel, or just now looking to start reading more about the character, this is an absolute must read.
Using the current supporting cast of Ms. Marvel, while the addition of new characters makes it feel like a classic Ms. Marvel
The story ties in seamlessly with the Dark Web event, but can still stand alone
The art style gives each character an unsettling look and style
The powers of Ms. Marvel can be used in more creative ways
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