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January 2, 2015

50 Comics Positives For 2014: Ms. Marvel As Bonafide Hit


I'm kind of lost these days to figure out sales numbers. There's been a diversification of product lines, there's digital, and there are so many stunts going on at one time that it's hard to gauge their effect on any snapshot of any market place. Everything I know in my limited way indicates the Ms. Marvel series from G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona is a solid-performing hit. In what should be its weakest marketplace given the character's appeal in bookstores and digitally, it's a solid 30K+ fixture (which is not true of many better-pedigreed titles) in series form; its first issue went back to press; and its first trade topped the charts. Marvel has also gotten behind the book and lauded it for its success.

Ms. Marvel is a very charming, well-crafted comic book, and represents both a better world for inclusion within the fictional universes those kinds of comics depict and in the sometimes even more distressing professional world where they're made. Good comics with better back stories are always a positive.
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