Why isn's Sara Pichelli Drawing this? (she's only did the cover).Thank goodness this takes place in somewhere other than New York City? Is this the 1st time a comic was set in Jersey? Or someone of a muslim faith in a MARVEL or DC comic? I believe there was company based out of Iran that created a superhero but I don't remember what it was(there was a documentary based on it I believe by PBS). When I first saw this comic in the All New MARVEL NOW #1 I had some issues. I looked like with the exception of the main character and her mother all the other characters especially the men looked like caricatures and rally bad racial ones. I don't know if the comic will devolve into that later or if that art was just a test and we'll never see it.
Did you know the writer G. Wilson Willow is a convert to the Muslim faith. It looks like that while the Islamic culture will be part of this it won't be "ONLY" about this. The family dynamic in the book probably isn't what most people are going to expect. I wonder going in will most readers expect a harsh tyrannical parental figures. Actually the family seems to be the same as anyone else's. Heck the father comes off a bit liberal than people probably think of muslims.
I think this a comic that tweens and teens could read and enjoy. I also think they will really get into the character of Kamala Kahn. She's just like any kid that age. A bit silly,feels isolated, Love's here family but is frustrated by them, wants more, want's what other people have (experiences, etc.) and doesn't think about the consequences. She has faults but isn't bad and is likable. She's basically an avatar for the reader of the book (the totally opposite of Bella Swan who didn't have any personality even she was supposed to represent the reader of the book(sorry I'm getting off topic but i'm going tackle that subject eventually)).
WRITING - I did like the writing but some of the slang(and some of the upcoming dialogue based on the excerpt from the ALL NEW MARVEL NOW#1)is a bit "?" in a future issue it seems she will say "skadoosh" I haven't heard that phrase be used for 5 years. Otherwise the writing is good.
ART - the pens,inks and coloring seem to a perfect match. The color has a lighter tone which matches the flow of the writing. I can see how if the colorist used a darker shade how it could effect the how the story would come across. There will be serious moments in this book but the sill be fun and comedy and a darker color palet would alter that. Another positive is everyone doesn't have the same face or are built the same. Even longtime pro artists fall into that trap sometimes. A minor nitpick is some of the back rounds don't look very detailed.
POWERS - Kamala doesn't really use them I think(see the last page of the issue). From what I saw before the launched (random stills) she could stretch and elongate her body. Based on the last page she maybe able to shape shift like "Skin" from Generation X or "The Chameleon" from Spiderman.
One final thing I've wonder about. She received he power's via the terrigen mists(see INHUMANS) will there be a group of people in Jersey affected? Will this be a monster of the week action story? I'll have to wait until issue 2.