I just plowed through the first 10 volumes of collected Ms Marvel strips, covering 2014-2019, in like two days. They are sooooooooooooo good, and there is so much to discuss. I’m trying to figure out how to best discuss them here, and I think some form a readalong would be the way to do it, but only if there is interest.
Comic Books! They’re CONFUSING!!! I have never managed to read comic books the way they were intended, where you pick up an issue every week and occasionally have to cross to different serieses to see the rest of the story. But I am very big on the nice hardbound collections where it is one storyline start to finish collected for me.
That’s how I read Ms Marvel. There are 10 collected volumes that cover her first 5 years as a comic book character, when she was written and edited by the same team straight through. The beginning is clear, gaining powers and blah blah, and then the 10 volumes end with a nice “no matter what happens in the future, I will always have my friends and my home” ending.
The 10 collected volumes are available digitally from your library probably (Hoopla! It’s a THING!), or pretty cheap used from bookstores. I am honestly planning to buy them all for myself, I enjoyed them so much and will want to reread them and loan them out.
IF anyone is interested in a readalong, we could start with Volume one and break it down by chapter within the volume. Or we could do the whole volume in a week.
Or, IF anyone is interested in a readalong, we could jump around a bit and go to Volume 3 which is where I think it really hits its stride, no more character introductions and boring things.
Or, IF anyone is interested in a readalong, we could each read at our own pace and I could put up 10 posts right now for you to comment on.
I’m leaning towards the first option, I don’t think reading one or two chapters of a comic book should overwhelm folks too much and it would be fun to talk about it in that much detail. But again, ONLY if people actually are interested in a readalong!!!!