REVIEW: Ms. Marvel: Beyond the Limit #1
In Ms. Marvel: Beyond the Limit #1 by Samira Ahmed, Andrés Genolet, Tríona Farrell, and Joe Caramagna, with a main cover by Mashal Ahmed, we get to see what happens when Ms. Marvel leaves her home universe behind and steps into a world where she’s participating in a full-blown Bollywood musical! Get ready for a storyline you’ll be begging to see adapted to the Marvel Cinematic Universe ASAP, Marvel Blog True Believers!
Ms. Marvel: Beyond the Limit #1
The most devoted of Marvel Blog True Believers will already be aware of this series thanks to our coverage of its announcement back in June 2021.
Although it was delayed (along with some other Marvel Comics), it’s finally arrived… and this issue is well worth the wait!
First, we get some set-up involving Kamala’s cousin, who is a scientist in Illinois. As you may already realize, I am a big fan of real-life locations appearing in the panels of Marvel Comics… especially if they’re outside of the (admittedly great, but often used) Empire State! I loved seeing Kamala visit The Bean in downtown Chicago, because it’s a place I’ve actually visited myself.
Furthermore, the two-page splash that has Kamala reflecting on her past while gazing at her reflection in the bean? Chef’s kiss (and chef’s kiss with Ms. Marvel’s embiggened hands, to boot)!
When the real action begins, Ms. Marvel sees multiple other versions of herself across the multiverse. Look, we’ve all heard this one before by now, haven’t we?
We haven’t, because this one sounds like a Bollywood musical! Part of the problem with too-many-multiverses is when every dimension starts to feel all same-y. Into the Spider-Verse avoided this by giving each universe its own style of animation. But Ms. Marvel: Beyond the Limit solves the problem by making it a truly unusual universe in which Kamala finds herself – not just a musical, but a specific kind of musical!
Loki Variant Alert!
I love this set-up and can’t wait to see where it goes. The only complaint I have is that I want a soundtrack, stat!
Did you get a chance to read Ms. Marvel: Beyond the Limit #1? If so, what did you think? We want to hear from you! Share your thoughts with us in the comment section.