Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: Best of the Best
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Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: Best of the Best (Ms. Marvel (vol. 2) #1)

3.67 of 5 stars 3.67  ·  rating details  ·  391 ratings  ·  27 reviews
Straight out of the pages of New Avengers and House of M Call your friends, wake the neighbors, shout it from the rooftops Come along for one heck of a wild ride as Brian Reed (co-writer of the thrilling Spider-Woman: Origin) joins forces with penciler extraordinaire Rob de la Torre for an action-packed adventure that includes special guest-stars Captain America and Jessic...more
Hardcover, 136 pages
Published October 4th 2006 by Marvel (first published 2006)
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Great powers, superb opportunities, and mighty companions, Carol Danvers has had all of these throughout her many years as a superhero. Yet she hasn't made the most of these advantages. Yes, she has many significant accomplishments to her credit, but is it enough? No. She's been an "also ran," a B-team player on the field of heroism. Recent experiences and insights have left her dissatisfied with past deeds. She can do better. She can be the "Best of the Best."

Reclaiming her original heroic titl...more
Timothy Stone
Recently, I decided to give Marvel Comics a try. I have lately enjoyed the character of Ms Marvel from the animated series, Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, which recently wrapped up it's run.. And, for those who wonder, it's not because of her stripperiffic costume. It is because a character that has the strength level of the Hulk before he gets angrier and near his invulnerability, yet looks deceptively normal, is interesting to me. Plus, she's a military vet in-story. Granted, it's witht h...more
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Holden Attradies
I actually haven't read this series in chronological order, and I'm almost kind of glad. I think if I had gone into this series starting from here I would have felt the story telling was all over the place with plenty of lots dropped and never resolved, BUT a knowing bit about where the series is going I can see they were intentionally prepping snippets here and that that would pay off over time.

The cynical part of me wants to view this as the writers having to space the characters own, original...more
Great artwork fails to impress when coupled with a largely incoherent story -- mostly because (SPOILERS IMMEDIATELY AHEAD!) the bad guy is largely most incoherent due to a spatial (?) condition of being caught between the various worlds of the Marvel Universe in this first volume hardcover outing featuring the adventures (including losing a cell phone!) of the lovely Ms. Marvel. First volume collections usually are great jumping aboard points for new readers, but I fear that those folks missing...more
Carol Danvers is one of my favorite characters, regardless of which Codename she's using.

Brian Reed gives a great introduction to one of Marvel's great female heroes. She's conflicted and wants to be the greatest hero that she can possibly be. She had a taste of greatness during House of M and doesn't want to forget it.

Her talk with Jessica Drew is a great moment. A comic that passes the Bechdel test? Yay.
In the alternate-reality House of M, Ms. Marvel was the biggest hero on earth. But in the regular Marvel Universe, she's an also-ran. The most notable moment in her career was probably when she lost all her powers to the X-Men's Rogue. Now, she's trying to dust off her recent problems, and become a big time superhero.
Ms. Marvel didn't seem like a character that deserved her own series, but Brian Reed does an excellent job writing it. He gives the heroine a very believable motivation that will pr...more
Sep 12, 2007 Neva rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: People who say "Nerd alert!" frequently
Ms. Marvel is quickly becoming one of my favorite hero. That said, this is a good telling of what she was doing post-House of M. Basically, she was a total loser who couldn't get the time of day from anyone. She gets involved in a huge incident and becomes relevant again, but doesn't quite know how to handle it. Carol Danvers is someone who reminds me of Tony Stark, in the way that she is constantly getting screwed in her personal life because of her alter ego, and often spirals down as a result...more
I quite enjoyed this one. There was a lot of exposition (especially in the latter parts of the book, when Strange showed up) but I like the type of hero that Carol Danvers is -- she's not always that good at it but she's always trying. I mean, she could use some pants but I like Brian Reed's writing and De La Torre's art is good (the section on Traveller that's done in a different style is kind of breathtaking!). I'm looking forward to reading more from Ms Marvel and seeing where she fits into t...more
Noah Soudrette
While I'd never been a Ms. Marvel fan (or known anything about her at all really) I was able to pick this up on the cheap and figured I'd give it a shot since not many female heroes have their own title. While some plot elements seem a little haphazard (the whole space alien subplot) the majority of the story is quite fun and interesting. The main villain here is a crazy ass wizard, which leads to a cool team up between Carol and Dr. Strange. If your looking for some female heroes to try out, yo...more
its more like a 3.5.
Overall an entertaining story. My prior exposure to the character has always been in a support role in other books so seeing her on her own in a solo book was a refreshing look into the character. What was new to me was her interaction with Dr. Strange, and the primarily mystic slant to the underlying plot line was very unexpected. I am curious to see where it goes from here.
I had never read any of the Ms Marvel content. This was a good set of books compiled into one volume. I was hoping that there was more in ebook for, but sadly, there isn't.
Carol Danvers is so screwed up.

That's about all I have to offer. Between being mindwiped by Rogue, and being seduced and kidnapped by her own time-warped, rapidly-aged son, I'm amazed she can do more than therapy 24/7.

Anyhow, I like Reed's work on this title, and I hope that he gets more work in the future.
Ms. Marvel! You are brave, powerful and good hearted enough to become the best of the best. But you are not clever enough. You just throw yourself into thing without knowing what will happen. Sooner or later you will end up on the wrong side in a civil war. :)
I know next to nothing about Ms. Marvel and, despite this being volume 1, this was not a good introduction to the character. They just sort of tossed you in to the middle of things. However, despite the clumsiness, there were aspects I enjoyed.
this comic book iis awesome girls rule in the comic book it has seven different comics in it and tells you stuff about her throughout the stories enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Apr 05, 2011 Anne rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Anne by: Rick
Ms. Marvel was recommended to me by a friend (thanks, Rick), and I'm glad I finally took his advice. It looks like this could be the start of something great!

Carles Muñoz Miralles
Aventurillas normalitas de Ms. Marvel, que sufre un retorno a sus orígenes como consecuencia de lo sucedido en Dinastía de M. Entretenida, sin más.
I loved this trade! Ms. Marvel is one awesome superhero and Carol Danvers is one badass lady. Enjoyable plot, poignant moments, and gorgeous art.
good book , but not knowing much of Carol's back story I found it hard to really get into it.
Takes on The Brood. The Cru.
And Traveller, with the help of Dr. Strange.
Randy Holmberg
interesting start, will continue reading

Kinda.... really disappointing if I'm completely honest.
New obsession.
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