So I read the new Ms. Marvel #1 issue and I enjoyed it for the most part. Mostly table setting on Saladin Ahmed's part, but I think he's got a pretty good voice for Kamala and is added some much needed stakes to her book. I loved GWW's characterization but I felt like after awhile the book started to feel a little toothless so I'm interested to see where things goes from here.
also saw Captain Marvel last night. it was really good. lots of things could have been better but overall I loved what they did. it was funny, it was heartfelt, and the themes of the movie were really well done. leaving the theater I actually had things to chew on and thinking back to earlier parts of the movie really hit home how well they executed those themes. even some of my early movie criticisms were recontextualized in a way that really worked. the 90's stuff was there and blatant at times but it never went to 11 although there was one joke that would have been funnier without the dialogue explaining what was happening, though I guess they're appealing to younger audiences who may not have experience with using computers in the 90's. a lot of other stuff was great too but I'll leave it out because it's spoilery.
as far as criticism go it's just wanting more of what worked. I wish there were more of carol's relationship with maria and monica and I wish there were more of carol growing up. there's a point at the end that would have hit so much harder with a bit more time with younger carol. but I guess amnesia so :shrug:
and the stan cameo and opening.....oh man that hit me hard