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Ms. Marvel, Vol. 6: Civil War II

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 6: Civil War II

While CIVIL WAR II brews, the next generation of Avengers has bigger things to worry about – like a tri-state academic competition! As rival schools clash, Ms. Marvel’s teammates Spider-Man and Nova are now her enemies! But when Kamala gets called to the real battle’s front line, she faces a fight she can’t embiggen her way out of. She’s about to learn a valuable lesson: N…

Title : Ms. Marvel, Vol. 6: Civil War II
Author : G. Willow Wilson
Rating :
ISBN : 0785196129
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 136 pages

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 6: Civil War II Reviews

  • TinTin Kalaw
    Dec 09, 2016

    One of the best storylines in Ms Marvel so far that dabbles along a moral gray area. If you

    that someone could potentially do a crime, do you prevent that person until said potential threat has passed? Again, the keyword here is

    . Messing with time could lead to more disastrous events that what was supposed to happen. This volume amazingly explores that. On one side, I understand why

    is helpful. On the other, I also know the mess it could cause.

    Throughout the iss

    One of the best storylines in Ms Marvel so far that dabbles along a moral gray area. If you

    that someone could potentially do a crime, do you prevent that person until said potential threat has passed? Again, the keyword here is

    . Messing with time could lead to more disastrous events that what was supposed to happen. This volume amazingly explores that. On one side, I understand why

    is helpful. On the other, I also know the mess it could cause.

    Throughout the issues, I like this theme where it starts with a flashback with Kamala’s mother before continuing the story. And in the final issue, I love how it all went full circle when Kamala decided to return to her roots to find and collect herself. This volume explores Kamala’s identity on what kind of hero she wants to be :>

  • Logan Aube
    Nov 02, 2016

    Issue #12 single-handedly saved this book for me.

    Perhaps the charm of this series wore off, or the intrusion of the CIVIL WAR II event left a bad taste in my mouth, but after issue #11 I was ready to drop this series. As much as I have loved MS. MARVEL, I couldn’t care less about Kamala’s hand-wringing over “predictive justice” or her inevitable conflict with Captain Marvel.

    Then the final issue (#12) hit me dead-center. In a relatively quiet epilogue, Kamala travels to Pakistan to visit her ex

    Issue #12 single-handedly saved this book for me.

    Perhaps the charm of this series wore off, or the intrusion of the CIVIL WAR II event left a bad taste in my mouth, but after issue #11 I was ready to drop this series. As much as I have loved MS. MARVEL, I couldn’t care less about Kamala’s hand-wringing over “predictive justice” or her inevitable conflict with Captain Marvel.

    Then the final issue (#12) hit me dead-center. In a relatively quiet epilogue, Kamala travels to Pakistan to visit her extended family and do some soul-searching. THIS moment was a breath of fresh air. The central conflict of Kamala’s life as Ms. Marvel–her cultural/religious/familial identity vs her heroic aspirations–is fascinating and refreshing, and this series is at its best when focusing on that core (and doing so with a smile).

    Issue #12 read to me like a promise that the CIVIL WAR II detour is over and that Kamala’s story is already back on track. You can count me in for the next volume.

  • LadyBlue
    Aug 12, 2016

    I like the point about profiling and how the future is less than predictable.

    10%, to be exact!

    It also has so much nuance and interpersonal relationship development and character growth.

    This is seriously one of the best ones Marvel has out right now.

  • Ken Moten
    Nov 03, 2016

    This completes, I think, this title’s finest storyline so far. In

    , we see Kamala Khan’s work/life balance start to go dangerously out-of-wack and it is in this volume that she finally reaches her breaking-point. I read

    this year and if there was one quote that came to mind while reading Ms. Marvel’s trials it was: “

    .” She sees every single attempt at being a superhero and being “solider” for her he

    This completes, I think, this title’s finest storyline so far. In

    , we see Kamala Khan’s work/life balance start to go dangerously out-of-wack and it is in this volume that she finally reaches her breaking-point. I read

    this year and if there was one quote that came to mind while reading Ms. Marvel’s trials it was: “

    .” She sees every single attempt at being a superhero and being “solider” for her hero figuratively and, sadly, literally blow-up in her face. This was Spider-Man levels of bad luck happening to her and she is left trying to put out a forest fire with only a bucket of water, speaking figuratively. This volume does not end with a resolution, but a promise of some light at the end of the tunnel. But we are left to wonder if even the light can be trusted at this point. All Kamala can do is fight on.

    The dual storyline that recounts Kamala’s family history was a big plus for me because it puts her history and the CWII event taking place in this volume in perspective; It begins and ends with the Khan family in South Asia. This book comes close to being a polemic against the Civil War II event and I am not complaining about it. This makes very excited to see the new status quo going forward in this series.

  • Norman Kim
    Nov 15, 2016

    I’m only giving five stars because it was so readable amidst the heavy moral plot. Writing-wise it fell short a bit (predictive cheesy dialogue and cheesy humor from villains, weird unrealistic pacing, and not enough emotional beats to really keep me cookin), and I felt nearly all the action scenes were thrown in just because it’s a superhero comic. Art for the most part was excellent, but I did strongly prefer the flashback scenes.

    Bruno is the emotional ground of this story arc even though the

    I’m only giving five stars because it was so readable amidst the heavy moral plot. Writing-wise it fell short a bit (predictive cheesy dialogue and cheesy humor from villains, weird unrealistic pacing, and not enough emotional beats to really keep me cookin), and I felt nearly all the action scenes were thrown in just because it’s a superhero comic. Art for the most part was excellent, but I did strongly prefer the flashback scenes.

    Bruno is the emotional ground of this story arc even though the epicenter is Kamala’s allegiance to Captain Marvel and her stance on predictive justice. I am appreciative of the character development, though it feels like Bruno was built up just to disappear. I suppose not really caring about Civil War II hindered me from actually understanding Carol Danvers’ mindset because I felt the whole plot point was pretty unsubstantiated. Something about Rhodey dying is important I guess… Will keep reading.

  • Helia
    Nov 24, 2016

    This volume was so enjoyable to read, and definitely my favourite so far. And I had so many doubts! The whole concept behind universe resets really frustrates me (I’m not an big comic reader, sue me), so I’ve been expecting the 2016 issues to fall short for me. But what I love about this series is that I don’t feel obliged to read the other series in order to understand what is going on.

    I normally find that I read these comics for Kamala as a character because she’s really interesting to me, but

    This volume was so enjoyable to read, and definitely my favourite so far. And I had so many doubts! The whole concept behind universe resets really frustrates me (I’m not an big comic reader, sue me), so I’ve been expecting the 2016 issues to fall short for me. But what I love about this series is that I don’t feel obliged to read the other series in order to understand what is going on.

    I normally find that I read these comics for Kamala as a character because she’s really interesting to me, but this time she was backed by a super strong storyline.

    What I loved about this volume is that Kamala actually questions her own morality and adapts it. She isn’t following a premeditated code. This is her seeing that things are more complicated than right and wrong. Why are the villains doing what they do? Maybe they need help. Or maybe they’re not in the wrong at all. Kamala’s questioning of what and who she believes in shows that she’s flawed but growing, which I find far more interesting than the typical hero with a strict moral/immoral code that I’m used to seeing.

    There are quite a few flashbacks in this volume which were an unexpected surprise, but something I think was needed for the story. I liked to see how Kamala’s past and present all connected in a way that didn’t feel forced. Plus with her visiting her family in Pakistan it definitely felt like everything came full circle.

    There are a lot of ideas in Volume 6 that really grabbed me: the fight to have a good education, the morality of “predictive justice”, and being too Pakistani for Americans yet too American for Pakistanis whilst finding a home in both places (something that I can kind of relate to). These are all ideas that tell me I’m absolutely going to be picking up the next volume.

    I’ll leave you with some great quotes under the squiggles!

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    “we shouldn’t have to battle to the death just to get into good colleges and not end up a trillion dollars in debt afterward.”

    “You never know what people have been through. Sometimes people are not at their best. Sometimes families get separated. You should know that better than most.”

    “A life is a life. You don’t get to decide which ones are collateral damage.”

    “If everybody leaves, who’s left to fix things?”

  • Jeff
    Jan 05, 2017

    Another winner in a series that continues to astound me. I knew for a while that just as Marvel had done a new version of the Secret Wars, that they were doing a new version of Civil War. I was curious to find out the cause for Civil War II and it’s explained pretty clearly in this volume which I really appreciated. In fact, from what I can tell this is where CW2 begins.

    One of the many things I love about the MS. MARVEL series is that while there are the requisite action scenes and superhero gue

    Another winner in a series that continues to astound me. I knew for a while that just as Marvel had done a new version of the Secret Wars, that they were doing a new version of Civil War. I was curious to find out the cause for Civil War II and it’s explained pretty clearly in this volume which I really appreciated. In fact, from what I can tell this is where CW2 begins.

    One of the many things I love about the MS. MARVEL series is that while there are the requisite action scenes and superhero guest stars, this series is about much more than that. More than most superhero comics I read I feel that the true focus in MARVEL is on Kamala, not her alter ego. The first and final issues in this volume is all about her, not Ms. Marvel and I think the story and the title are all the better for it.

    I also appreciated how Ms. Marvel and Captain Marvel were able to argue their ideas in full. Too often in TV, movies and comics it seems like the creators are so anxious to get to the action that they shortchange the ideas behind the action. Wilson and the other names behind Vol. 6 didn’t do that and I’m grateful. Six volumes in and all I can say is I want more.

  • Rick
    Dec 18, 2016

    I think this is first time I wasn’t completely enthralled with one of these arcs for the new

    . it’s not that there’s anything wrong with it. There are some nice character moments and some good character development, things I expect from this stellar series. I guess I just got a bit wearied by the crossover events that this tied in with and it pulled me out of the enjoyment of just the title itself. This is one of the biggest drawbacks with these company wide mega-crossovers: while it c

    I think this is first time I wasn’t completely enthralled with one of these arcs for the new

    . it’s not that there’s anything wrong with it. There are some nice character moments and some good character development, things I expect from this stellar series. I guess I just got a bit wearied by the crossover events that this tied in with and it pulled me out of the enjoyment of just the title itself. This is one of the biggest drawbacks with these company wide mega-crossovers: while it can get new readers interested in some great books, it also has the opposite effect of slowing down otherwise excellent narratives. That latter wasn’t necessarily the case here, as I said there are still some wonderful things going on. Wilson did a fine job incorporating her existing story lines, but the crossover did create an artificiality that clogs the momentum of the ongoing narrative.

  • Ellen
    Jan 05, 2017

    The Civil War II storyline inclusion wasn’t perfect, but so much of the rest of this series is. I love Kamala and love how this series doesn’t preach but has so many important issues going on in the background. I can’t wait for the next volume.

    2017 Challenge: a book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you (Pakistani American)

  • Colona Public Library
    Jan 06, 2017

    Still one of my favorite series going on today with a surprise! My favorite spiderman Miles made an appearance! I love the that this issue was fun but then surprise again! Also filled with some extreme emotional things going on in the end that got me on the brink of tears. I’m not at all a fan of the cover but the art style inside is fantastic. I liked a ton of things in this volume but I don’t feel much for Captain Marvel. I know she’s important to Ms.Marvel but in these and past volumes I neve

    Still one of my favorite series going on today with a surprise! My favorite spiderman Miles made an appearance! I love the that this issue was fun but then surprise again! Also filled with some extreme emotional things going on in the end that got me on the brink of tears. I’m not at all a fan of the cover but the art style inside is fantastic. I liked a ton of things in this volume but I don’t feel much for Captain Marvel. I know she’s important to Ms.Marvel but in these and past volumes I never really felt they were close enough to make the impact like it should have. Another thing is I feel like Ms.Marvel was learning how to prioritize better about putting her family and friends and learn to balance both lives better, but I guess she needs to work on this a little harder. It kinda feels like a repeat lesson. I liked in this issue how we got her family history and learned more about how important her bracelets are and I also like meeting more of her extended family. This issue was probably a 4.5 star for me. I will always recommend these because they are super good. ~Ashely