So I've been a geek for as long as I can remember. Thanks mainly to my mum who encouraged me to read as much as possible and introduced me to Sci Fi. From then on I picked up the ball and I ran with it. It's great being a geek it gives you a free pass to love stuff and I mean really love stuff. I gush, I enthuse, I obsess but mainly I enjoy.
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However there is one big thing in the world of nerd that I haven't got my head around and that is comics. I love super heroes. I obsessively watched Superman as a child, I adore all the current Marvel films and loved all the X-men cartoons on TV. But comics?! Where do I even start! I can't start at the beginning, like I would with series of books, there are decades of comics! It hurts my head to even think about it. So yes at the start of this year I had never read a comic book.
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The thought of entering a comic book shop and saying 'Hi there, I'd like to start reading comics' really didn't seem like the best plan. So I did some research on the interweb. My criteria was pretty simple I wanted something fun to read. I thought it'd be best to start with a reboot or new comic series so I don't have to get all anxious over too much back story. I also was hoping for a female lead. Coz ya know girls are all sorts of awesome.
After much reading of fellow geek girl blogs I found her. Miss Kamala Kahn she was going to be my way in. As I found out in my research, the Ms Marvel title was previously used by Captain Marvel aka Carol Danvers and Ms Marvel was being rebooted with a young Muslim American woman at the helm. One or two stories had been published at the time I was looking. This seemed perfect to me and I wasn't disappointed!
I really enjoyed the first Ms Marvel. It was great to go along that journey of discovery with her. Finding out about her powers and watching her trying to balance all the very different aspects of her life. As Ms Marvel is a teen herself the storylines aren't too intense and there is no bad language but there is plenty of fun and adventure! Exactly what I was looking for in my first toe dipping into the world of comic books.
If you are looking for a place to start yourself or maybe looking to get a friend or relative hooked into the world of comics Ms Marvel - No Normal is a fantastic place to start. For a complete newbie she is fun and accessible with a great story. I hope this little post helped you find a new comic or gave you insight into the world of the none comic reader! Look out for more posts I as I adventure further into the world of comics!
If you have any recommendations for me I'd be glad to receive them.