Since I didn’t have enough time yesterday to review the other comics I picked up yesterday, here’s a quick post to talk about Ms. Marvel 10 and Deadpool vs. Gambit 4. Yeah, it’s been a crazy week.
Ms. Marvel 10 continues Kamala Khan’s personal story within Civil War II. The opening flashback shows Kamala when she first goes to school in Jersey City. The number of visual gags in Adrian Alphona’s art in the flashback is even crazier than usual, and that’s part of what makes it work so well. It also shows the first meeting between Kamala and her friend, Bruno. It makes the opening scene where he’s in a coma all the more tragic. This is by far the most dramatic issue of Ms. Marvel yet, for either volume. There’s still room for fun here and there, but this comic takes itself very seriously, and it’s very well written by G. Willow Wilson. Takeshi Miyazawa’s art in the main story is also good. Facial expressions do a good job at capturing Kamala’s growing frustration with the pre-emptive justice that Captain Marvel is running, and the action flows well. Ian Herring handles all the colouring, and it’s very good throughout. Ms. Marvel regulars should pick this up, and those who are curious to check out this series, and are enjoying Civil War II, won’t be too lost since the previous issues explain everything you need to know.
Deadpool vs. Gambit 4 is a bit odd, considering how fun the previous 3 issues are. This issue is all about Scrambler and what he’s been up to since he lost his hands to X-23 during the Messiah Complex event. It’s a surprisingly dramatic issue that shows Scrambler’s attempts to have a normal life, even as his former villains occasionally show up to mess it up. His powers are also explored in interesting ways. I won’t spoil how it ends, but it’s kind of tragic. Danilo Beyruth’s art is a simple, classic style that works fairly well with Chris Peter’s equally simple yet effective colouring. Ben Acker and Ben Blacker’s writing is very good in this comic, although if you’re not all that interested in Scrambler’s story, this issue probably won’t interest you. It’s also kind of jarring when the rest of this mini-series is so entertaining.