Welcome all to a, bit late, Waiting on Wednesday! Today I am eagerly waiting for Marvel: Avenger Assembly #1: Orientation by Preeti Chhibber, James Lancett!
I spotted this book on Twitter and was instantly curious. I have almost nothing with Marvel or DC, though I do like some characters and some movies and stuff. This is one of those exceptions, this just looked too much fun. Featuring superheroes as kids and with fun illustrations and a fun way of storytelling. How I know? Because when I found out I looked around for a preview and read that. Instantly fell in love even further with the story and the book. Plus, I spy Squirrel Girl, who in moderation (or written by Shannon Hale) I like and Ms. Marvel is there as well! I am curious who else is there and if I will be able to recognise them or not.
Since my March haul is done and I definitely spend my budget this one will have to wait until early April when I do my April haul. I cannot wait! I am in the mood for some new children’s books and I hope that this will be a series I will love!
A diverse cast of characters-Kamala Khan (Ms. Marvel), Miles Morales (Spider-Man), and Doreen Green (Squirrel Girl)-team up in their first-ever illustrated middle-grade series about ordinary kids with extraordinary powers!
Kamala Khan was an average middle school kid. That is, until a cloud called a Terrigen Mist swept through the New Jersey waterfront and activated her super powers! After taking on the persona of Ms. Marvel, she’s been fighting crime in Jersey City, and has caught the eye of some pretty well-established super heroes. But that’s not always a good thing . . .
After Kamala is caught by news cameras taking on a super villain–and accidentally destroying a building along the way–she gets a letter from Captain Marvel herself! It’s great that she’s fighting crime and sticking up for people, but maybe a regular school isn’t the best place to learn how to do that. If she wants to continue as Ms. Marvel, she’s going to need to take on some new extra-curricular activities-mainly, training with other young super heroes alongside the Avengers!
Now Kamala is the new kid at the Avengers Institute. Her classmates are all kids like her, they have special powers, but most of them have gotten into some trouble or drawn attention to themselves. The big news at the Avengers Institute this year? An academic decathlon in which students will group up into teams and compete against each other in super heroics. Kamala and her friends Miles and Doreen will have to go up against a team led by some kids who fight less than fair-and have some trouble with the concept of “fighting for good”-in this funny, action-packed look at some ordinary middle school kids who just happen to have some extraordinary powers.