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Ms. Marvel, Volume 1: Best of the Best

(Ms. Marvel (2006) (Collected Editions) #1)

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  1,257 ratings  ·  77 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 Jessica
Hardcover, Premiere, 136 pages
Published October 4th 2006 by Marvel
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Sam Quixote
Oct 15, 2018 rated it did not like it
The ironically named “Ms Marvel: Best of the Best” is not a marvel-lous read let alone best of anything; whether she’s a “Ms” or a “Captain”, this is another terrible comic starring Carol Danvers!

It’s a piss-poor introduction to the character. There’s some origin retold here – she was an Air Force pilot! – but no mention of how she got her powers. Not that it had to have that but it would’ve been nice for a relatively unknown character like Carol particularly in a first volume. What are her pow
kristen b ♡
May 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
this is a really good first volume of a series, i think it introduces carols thoughts well in the first 3 issues but then it does fall flat on that aspect when the doctor strange storyline kicks in. but when it does start with that it gets a lot faster paced and a good story going.
Scott S.
Jul 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
"When you're in a team like the Avengers . . . you sit around and wait for the call to assemble. When YOU go out on patrol, THAT's your chance to find out where you're needed before you're needed." -- Ms. Marvel

I had a read a few of the more recent 'Captain Marvel' - same character, modified name - collections last year and thought that they were just okay. Best of the Best, though, was a much more entertaining book and I'm NOT saying that because of the cover. (I was actually sort of embarrasse
Apr 05, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  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!

Jan 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comic-books
Completely loved the book! Been meaning to read this for ages. Can't believe it's been 10 years! Great period of Marvel. This book launches right after House of M. This collection ends with Civil War beginning.

This is so very much pre-Disney Marvel. Pre-infantilization of Marvel. It feels like genius. But it's just good ole Marvel of yesteryear.
I've been loving Carol as Captain Marvel so I wanted to go back and read some of her as Ms Marvel. Hmm.. it's OK I guess. The art is fine, but I'm struggling to see Carol in that flippin' stupid black swimming costume with her bum hanging out everywhere. I honestly don't see it fitting with her character, nevermind it making practical sense! I also HATED Frank Cho's covers.. they're really tacky (as is all his art, the guy is gross and I'm not a fan) and trashy and she has ridiculously proportio ...more
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novels
The plot of this sucked. I don’t love the art. But it’s still not the worst thing I’ve ever read.
Roman Colombo
Feb 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: marvel
This was a fun start, even if the art was inconsistent. Long before her Captain days, Carol was just Ms. Marvel. But this is where she truly begins her road to Captain. She wants tone more than she is. It's safe to say she'll get there.
Nii Books
Aug 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
There's just something so human and endearing about Ms Marvel/Captain Marvel. Still one of my favourite superheroes.
Feb 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jun 30, 2016 rated it it was ok
I really wanted to like this much more than I did. Ms. Marvel (Carol Danvers) is such an interesting and cool character and I just found that this collection came up short. The “adventures/missions” she went on were rather generic and more often than not the typical and exhausting "female stereotypes" were placed upon the character. While the stories did start to get more interesting near the end of the volume, there is just so much wasted opportunity here and they really are minimizing such a p ...more
Sep 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like Carol. She worked in NASA, she is smart and competent, and she wants to be the best superheroine. I loved that. Many superheroes have the plot of "getting better", they train and practice, and they have the space to fail and try again. Superheroines, however, don't have that luxury, they always have to be perfect and successful. So yeah, I loved that Carol, who is a very loved and known character of Marvel universe, wants to grow.
Edward Davies
Oct 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
This Ms Marvel series that ran from 2006 to 2010 was the first solo series for Carol Danvers since the 70s. It manages to mix silliness with more serious stories as Danvers tackles aliens and sorcerers from parallel dimensions while dealing with her public image. Fans of She-Hulk will enjoy this series.
Jul 25, 2016 rated it it was ok
I didn't get it? Maybe the reader really needs to have read the House of M before reading this but for me it was just hard to follow. I love Ms. Marvel AKA Captain Marvel, she is a very interesting character. For me the story was stupid. The only thing that was good about this book/story was the graphics.
Sep 25, 2017 rated it liked it
Carol Danvers aka Ms.Marvel is bundled up into a package of stories and artwork by Brian Reed and Roberto De La Torro. The blurb says this a new take on Marvel's greatest longest standing female super heroes.
So what did I get? A woman who is not well defined. She has baggage but spends the majority of the time lamenting no one knows who she is. She has no real purpose except for getting into save the world situations and her outfit does not leave much too the imagination. Well except for wonderi
Dec 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
I'm going to work backwards on this one.

The ending was a little confusing, especially the whole fight with the big bad. The beginning would be confusing for anyone that didn't read the main House of M event so I would definitely recommend looking for that before starting this. House of M

I really like that we are introduced to Jessica Drew as well, and the play by play of conversation she and Carol have. I feel that it is a good way to introduce Carol talking about her own feelings and impressio
I'm anxious to read Kelly Sue DeConnick's version of this character, but I thought I should start at the beginning and I don't regret that decision. Brian Wood does a nice job of setting this character up and giving us a nice launching point.
Jul 02, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2018
Marissa Rose
Mar 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Enjoy the story and character. Cannot stand her costume/art. It. is. awful. I'm just choosing to ignore it this read through.
Ondra Král
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was ok
Pomalu je čas načítat Marvelku na přednášku a první book sérky z roku 2006 je podle očekávání těžkej průměr. Docela originální je civilní linka s PR, jinak se tu nic zajímavého neděje.
Christopher Ogden
Interesting take on the character

A good starting point for the charter. Minimal exposition but doesn't leave you confused about her origin. Worth a read.
Jul 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Lil's Vintage World
Jun 25, 2017 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars
Adam Graham
Oct 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book collects the first five issues of Brian Reeds run on Ms. Marvel.

The first story opens with Carol Danvers trying to right her life. When she fights Stilt Man and he has no clue who she is. It confirms for her that she's wasted a lot of her life and talent what with her alcoholism as well as general goofing off. She says, "I can do more, I know I can. I can be the person other people strive to be...I can be the best." That's a solid goal. Though her move of hiring a publicist is an iffy
Tsana Dolichva
May 25, 2015 rated it liked it
Ms Marvel Vols 1 & 2 written by Brian Reed and illustrated by Roberto de la Torre is part of the Ms Marvel run directly preceding Carol's change of name to Captain Marvel. It was written from 2006 onwards, so I thought it wouldn't be too cringe-worthy to read (compared with the very first run of Ms Marvel which was written in the 70s). So I started reading the issues on Marvel unlimited and gave up at issue #11, which is actually the first issue of Vol 3, when I got bored. But it wasn't all ...more
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
The Sapphic Nerd
Feb 19, 2015 rated it liked it
This probably wasn't the best place to start reading Marvel comics, but I was interested in this character and my local comic book store had this on sale so I picked it up.

For someone who doesn't know much about the Marvel universe (other than what I've seen in the movies), this book isn't too hard to keep up with. There are cameos from other heroes in the Marvel universe who are pretty well-known. Most of the things you need to know are given in the story, so despite feeling a little ignorant,
Arno Callens
Jun 10, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: marvel-comics
I've been dying to read more Ms. Marvel ever since her own movie was announced, but so far I'm coming up short. It's not that Carol Danvers isn't an interesting character, it's that the stories she's in are not. I like the idea of her trying to live up to her best potential, but after the first three issues here that theme is all but forgotten. Instead there's a House Of M-leftover thread, and a lot of magical noise.

The Brood and Cru make for adequate villains in the first half (especially the f
May 01, 2011 rated it it was ok
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
Oct 27, 2009 rated it liked it
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