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Ms. Marvel, Vol. 7: Damage Per Second

(Ms. Marvel (Collected Editions) #7)

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Civil War II is behind her, and a brand new chapter for Kamala Khan is about to begin! But it's lonely out there for a super hero when her loved ones no longer have her back. It's time for Kamala to find out exactly who she is when she is on her own. Plus: it's election time! Kamala gets out the vote!

COLLECTING: MS. MARVEL 13-18
Paperback, 136 pages
Published August 1st 2017 by Marvel Comics
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Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
This one was good just not as awesome! Bruno is still where he's at but did put in an appearance 😊

There is some but that too easily tracks Kamala to her home through her computer while she was playing with her guild. So there was some crazy with that punk.

I enjoyed how a group of kids at school stuck together when there was some cyber bullying with said punk. They all went on for a group hug and I think it was Gabe that said, Okay, I've used up my feels! Let me out please!

Lol, I should start s
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Sam Quixote
Apr 07, 2018 rated it it was ok
It inevitably happens to every long-running series and Volume 7: Damage Per Second is unfortunately where Ms Marvel’s quality falls down. And it falls HARD - this is the lamest thing I’ve read in a long time!

The first issue is literally Ms Marvel lecturing the reader on how and why they should vote. I couldn’t believe how tedious and preachy it was. You know what I look for when I pick up a superhero comic? To be talked down to like an idiot!

The main story though? Wow. Just: wow. The cringe is
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Paul E. Morph
Nov 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Another really enjoyable volume of Ms. Marvel, even if some of the video game terminology went completely over my head. I even enjoyed the issue Ms. Marvel didn't even appear in.
Artemy
May 11, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics, marvel
Aw, man. It pains me to say this, but that was a pretty weak volume of Ms. Marvel. There are three stories here, and none of them are particularly good. I will get into some spoilers here, so beware.

The opening issue (#13) is basically a voting pamphlet. The story is minimal, and Kamala literally speaks with quotes from the official election website with instructions on how to register for voting. The worst part is that this issue was released AFTER the election, so it was completely useless to
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Chad
Feb 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
I like how this comic tackles social issues without making it feel like an after school special. The first issue deals with the importance of voting, particularly in local elections. The story discusses issues of gerrymandering and "packing and cracking". Some people would say it's a little overdone, but when our democracy is being subverted by these underhanded techniques, it's important for everyone to be informed and aware on how you can make a difference.

Next up, the main story deals with cy
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David Schaafsma
Okay, it might just be me, and the whole series might be wearing on me just a little bit, but I was not wowed by this particular volume of the otherwise amazing, groundbreaking series about a Pakistani Muslim girl who wakes one morning to find she has morphed into her favorite comic book hero, Ms. Marvel. Sweet, cute, funny, all of it, from Willow Wilson and some new artists.

The first story is a “get out the vote” comic, mainly an advertisement with actual instructions on how to register to vot
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Bradley
Nov 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
The emotional good bits are here but not as strong in the previous to last volume.

Still, there was a REALLY big fantasy going on in the SF intelligent virus bit. :) To teach the internet to be NICE? That is some of the FREAKIEST fantasy I've ever heard.

:)

Okay! Not too shabby. Not too shabby.
Fafa's Book Corner
Jul 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
GR Ultimate Summer Reading Challenge One and Done.
Sesana
Aug 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, superhumans
An entire self-contained volume! It's great to not have to deal with crossovers in a Marvel book. The first issue is... it's not great. It's basically a "get out and vote!" pamphlet. Well-meaning, but a bit preachy and tonally off. The main story focuses on internet toxicity with a healthy dose of comic book science fiction. No, the way the virus works doesn't really make sense, but I don't expect scientific accuracy from Ms. Marvel. It's an earnestly written story, and I especially like that Na ...more
Rory Wilding
Jan 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Given how much I have championed G. Willow Wilson's run of Ms. Marvel, I thought the last volume was a bit of a step-down as the series was coinciding with Marvel's big event of 2016, Civil War II, which caused repercussions for beloved characters. Fortunately, things have improved for the book, which during this volume hasn’t changed the status quo, but continue to showcase Kamala Khan going through everyday problems with friends and family, whilst being Jersey City's very own Ms. Marvel.

This v
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Wing Kee
Nov 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Still the best Marvel series.

World: I love the art, this series' art is just so fitting to Kamala and her little slice of the MU. The world building is also solid with a lot of different pieces that are metatextual making this a fun read that also is a commentary to our world. Good stuff.

Story: A very topical story and that's one of the things that Wilson is really good at. Not the most complex, it's simple and self contained but the message is effective. The pacing is great and the reveal and t
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Elizabeth A
Oct 18, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2017, graphix, kids-ya
It actually hurts me to give this such a low rating. I love the premise of this graphic novel series, and I really admire the diversity of the characters and the issues discussed, but this installment felt like reading a PSA (public service announcement).

There are essentially three story lines. The first is a straight forward get out the vote pamphlet, and since it was released after the US elections I'm not sure why they bothered with it. The second story line is about the internet and gaming,
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Scott S.
Jan 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
"It's gonna be okay, because we're gonna make it okay." -- Ms. Marvel

I think nothing will match the opening salvo of volumes 1 through 5 of Ms. Marvel. That said, Volume 7 almost (but not quite) reaches the consistent quality reached in those books. This time around Kamala Khan provides 'education through entertainment' with a rock the vote-style opener, tying into a plot about Jersey City's mayoral race. The Khan-less finale features her transplanted friend Bruno in Wakanda, with a cameo - but
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E.
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So, Kamala's not-brother-in-law has joined the crew! And he's amazing!
This volume is all about secrets and owning up to bullies by standing together. You have my hug as well!
Also, we get a quick look at Wakanda!
Ran
Dec 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
Wow, in the first five pages, not only do you get redistricting, gerrymandering, and getting out to vote (yay, voter education through comics) but also this gem from Kamala:
"So I've gotta convince people to choose between an incumbent nobody likes and a fringe candidate working for a secret society of evildoers?"
Mike: "Welcome to democracy."
Truth, ladies. Ms. Marvel and crew go canvassing. Been there, totally done that before. It does absolutely suck. But I will probably do it again at some po
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B. P. Rinehart
May 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
As I said in my 2016 on Goodreads review, it has been a reversal of fortunes for Marvel and DC Comics. While DC Comics is on the uptrend for me Marvel Comics is slippin'. Too many event-comics and too expensive compared to the rest of the market. Is doesn't help that its leadership has gotten cold-feat at the prospect of making an attempt at diversifying itself. One of the few bright-spots at this time for Marvel Comics is Ms. Marvel. Even at its worst, it is easily the most coherrently good thi ...more
Shadowdenizen
Jul 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics-superhero
Still one of the best-written, most entertaining Marvel titles. I've been reading since the start, but this seems like a good jumping on point for new readers, as well.
Nada A.
Sep 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Yaaaaaaas King T'Challa!!!! You are a sight for sore eyes!!

The Doc.X storyline was resolved a little too quickly, in my humble opinion, but the premise was great. And, of course, that last chapter (??) with Bruno and the Black Panther was incredible! Ms. Marvel for the win, as usual!
Roy
Mar 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a return to form. Really enjoyed this again. Loved the main story arc, the development of relationships but also loved the last issue with Bruno in Wakanda.
Rob
Story
This is easily my least favorite volume thus far. If I wasn't such a big World of Warcraft fan, I doubt I'd have liked it as much as I did.

I'm obviously pretty far out of the target demographic for this series, but that's never felt as blatantly apparent as while reading this volume.

The first issue was a side story encouraging people to register and vote. I get that, and voting is important, but it made for a pretty dull story.

Most of the volume deals with a computer virus introduced via
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Frédéric
Apr 22, 2018 rated it it was ok
WARNING *MAJOR SPOILERS*







This one was weak.

The main plot- a computer virus becomes sentient and intent on bringing down chaos- wouldn't be so bad if not for huge incoherences and holes.

I easily overcome the sentient virus part- hey, I've been reading comic books like others breathe for the last 3 decades or so- but the total absence of any explanation as to how it can take control of people and mimic Ms Marvel's powers was astounding. I can't gobble up any kind of shit just because I read comic
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Ashley
Volume seven and still going strong.

I almost feel like I should knock on wood, because surely G. Willow Wilson can't keep this up? Writing an emotionally affecting, funny, superhero comic that manages to transcend the limitations of its genre (mostly neverending mashups with other series, forced crossover storylines, etc.)

The only "flaw" I can consistently identify in this series is that it sometimes betrays its other genre (young adult) by leaning a little too far into some of those tropes, ge
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Lola
This story is so… corny.

In the first chapter, Ms. Marvel gives a speech about people having no excuse about not going to vote, and it gives us an idea of who these writers supported in the past elections.

Then, the rest is about a virus spreading around Jersey City, controlling the bodies of humans and blackmailing Ms. Marvel.

I mean… is that really necessary? I feel like this has been done before because nothing surprised me and the way Ms. Marvel dealt with the issue almost made me want to roll
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Rod Brown
Feb 14, 2018 rated it liked it
Wilson writes amazing character moments and well-intentioned but absolutely ludicrous and heavy-handed moralizing plots. Here Ms. Marvel takes on voter registration and internet trolls, but that's just the price we pay to see the good stuff, like the dramatic developments in the lives of some of the supporting cast in this volume.
Julie
Oh mannnn. G. Willow Wilson and Ms. Marvel continue hitting it out of the ballpark. Every single issue of this volume just nailed it with super on-point themes & issues: from teaching readers about gerrymandering and voter registration; to coming out as gay, and the allyship that friends can show; to online bullying and breaking the back of the toxic internet environment; to physical disability and learning how to cope with it. (Bruno continues to break my goddamn heart, and I'm loving his a ...more
Natalie Cannon
Mar 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The tragedy of collecting comics in paperback volumes instead of single issues is I fall perpetually behind. The comedy side is when volumes do come out, I emit noises similar to kids' on a Christmas morning. I was delighted to find DAMAGE PER SECOND on my local bookstore's shelves and bought it outright.

While Civil War II and other Marvel Universe-wide apocalypses took stage in the last volumes, DAMAGE PER SECOND's collection focuses back on Jersey City and its inhabitants. Wilson's writing co
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Bookishrealm
Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was a great installment to the series! I loved loved the incorporation of technology. It was interesting to see that and then the commentary on bullying and judging people when we all have issues of our own. Secret lives that we don't want anyone to know about. I appreciated that. Honestly this volume was very social conscious and it threw me off at first but for the most part I loved it. And the ending! If you've read this volume you could understand why I love this volume so much! If you ...more
Lauren Stoolfire
Mar 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel, is one of my favorite newer Marvel characters. This installment isn't quite up to its usual standard of excellence, but it's still pretty great. The first part while inspiring sounds like PSA and, you know, I miss Bruno. I'm glad at the end of the volume we get to see what he's been up to in Wakanda (even cooler and makes more sense since I've seen Black Panther).
Sara
Aug 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel, series
The optimism in this volume of Ms Marvel was both inspiring and depressing. Depressing because the first issue in this collection was pre-election, and was urging people to vote and implying that if people are engaged in politics the outcome will be good. SO there's that. But even as the story moved on to a three-parter about an evil sentient video game avatar and a final issue featuring Bruno in Wakanda, Ms Marvel the person and the series retains optimism and kindness.
Anniek
Dec 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
These honestly just keep getting better!
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“So why is it so hard to be kind? Why does being nice feel so embarrassing? Why can't we just say "Hey, it could've been me. I've sent those emails. I've taken those selfies. I've tried to hide stuff from my parents. It could've been me, so I'm gonna help you through it. I'm gonna stand with you through the waves of mortifying embarrassment and it's gonna be okay. It's gonna be okay because we're gonna make it okay." Imagine what would happen if compassion were normal. Imagine how many people would still be here. Imagine that.” 2 likes
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