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Marvel Rising (Marvel Rising #0-4) by Devin Grayson, Ryan North, and G. Willow Wilson with illustration by Helen Chen, Marco Failla, Gurihiru, and Georges Duarte

39324060Summary from Goodreads:
SQUIRREL GIRL meets MS. MARVEL – for the very first time! When Doreen Green (also known as the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl) volunteers as head counselor for an extracurricular computer programming class, little does she know that junior counselor Kamala Khan moonlights as crime fighting super hero Ms. Marvel! But this coding configuration is more than just ones and zeros when a mysterious new super villain shows her face! Will our heroes be able to save the day without blowing their secret identities? Join Ms. Marvel and Squirrel Girl (with some special guest appearances) as they learn what it truly takes to become the next generation of Marvel heroes!
Collects Marvel Rising #0, Marvel Rising: Alpha, Marvel Rising: Squirrel Girl/Ms. Marvel, Marvel Rising: Ms. Marvel/Squirrel Girl And Marvel Rising: Omega.

I need to make a dent in my comics backlog so I picked up my Marvel Rising issues during the 24in48 Readathon. Now, this is a really cute comic, and we finally got to see a Ms. Marvel/Squirrel Girl team-up (with additional guest appearances from some of Squirrel Girl’s regulars) but it just wasn’t as good as I wanted it to be. First of all, the way Marvel marketed this as a bunch of #1s made it almost impossible for my LCS to get it on my pull list (the freebie #0 wasn’t even in their assortment for FCBD) and second, the storyline was too much, almost like they tried to compress an entire Moon Girl-like new Inhuman story into this run PLUS the team-up. It didn’t do justice to either story. Cute, but it could have been better. Especially since the best part was when Kamala/Ms. Marvel and Dorren/Squirrel Girl each determined that the other was a superhero and then worried if the other girl had figured it out, too! I do hope they give this team-up another try.

Dear FTC: I bought all my issues from my LCS or Midtown Comics.

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