After comics that stumbled a bit—a very, very little bit—in Volume 2, Ms. Marvel is back in a big way in Volume 3. Volume 3 features another crossover, but one that works much better than the Wolverine crossover from Volume 2; another crossover, in which Ms. Marvel appears in an issue of S.H.I.E.L.D.; and the introduction of a love interest. That last bit is the most welcome—it has always been Ms. Marvel’s life as a norm where the comic has really excelled.
The art in Volume 3 is by Miyazawa and Bondoc. It isn’t quite to the level of Alphona’s art, but it’s much better than Wyatt’s art from a few of the Volume 2 issues, both on a technical level and in meshing with the existing Alphona art and Kamala Khan’s character.
The Loki crossover is as lame at first blush as the Wolverine crossover, but Wilson manages to have (a lot) more fun with it. He’s not the first hipster-viking that has veered over into Jersey City, after all. The S.H.I.E.L.D. crossover included is much more welcome, and features Kamala at her adorkable best. Both storylines, it should be noted, on centered on the school.
Volume 3 also features a much greater role for the Inhumans. I found it interesting and an intriguing thread going forward as someone whose never really been exposed to the Inhumans. I look forward to learning more; Kamala is going to do her own thing but it looks like she won’t be able to get away from the Inhumans.
But the big idea for Volume 3 is the introduction of a love interest. He seems pretty perfect at first—someone her parents like, someone she likes, and SPOILER an Inhuman himself. Alas, things go awry, as they tend to do in fiction.