The Angoulême International Comics Festival is the second largest comic book festival in Europe and third internationally speaking and arguably my favorite series to come out of the Marvel Now imprint, Ms. Marvel, has just one their prestigious “Best Series” award this weekend in Angoulême, France!
The award recognized the series first volume, No Normal, written by G. Willow Wilson with art by Adrian Alphona.
In response to receiving this award the immensely talented Wilson said, “The whole MS. MARVEL team is honored to accept the Angouleme prize for best series. Working on this book and connecting with readers and fans has been a unique joy for all of us. At a time when it sometimes seems the world is in a state of constant conflict, it is a privilege to work on a series that unites us through adventure, humor and a celebration of our common humanity. Thank you to everyone who believes in Kamala Khan, and thank you to Angouleme.”
The book is about a Pakistani American muslim teenager named Kamala Khan who is absolutely obsessed with the Avengers, her favorite being Carol Danvers the current Captain Marvel and former Ms. Marvel. So much so that she writes fan fiction about them.
Then one ordinary day this ordinary teenage girl is empowered with extraordinary talents. How will she deal with these power? What are these Powers? Where do they come from? Is Kamala ready to deal with the responsibility of being a superhero? All these answers and more can be found in the Ms. Marvel series. So go to your local comic book store and check it out, you won’t be disappointed.