Ms. Marvel Wins Best Series At Angoulême


Ms. Marvel has been a favorite of both fans and critics alike, but now Marvel’s most prominent teen superhero has received some seriously impressive official recognition as well. At the show called the “Cannes of Comics,” the Angoulême International Comics Festival, Ms. Marvel was named “Best Series,” the first such honor to ever be won by a Marvel title.

“The whole Ms. Marvel team is honored to accept the Angouleme prize for best series,” writer G. Willow Wilson said in a press release. “Working on this book and connecting with readers and fans has been a unique joy for all of us. At a time when it sometimes seems the world is in a state of constant conflict, it is a privilege to work on a series that unites us through adventure, humor and a celebration of our common humanity. Thank you to everyone who believes in Kamala Khan, and thank you to Angouleme.”

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Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal was the actual volume that won the award, teaming Wilson with artist Adrian Alphona. Including the first five issues of her own comic and an appearance from All-New Marvel NOW! Point One, No Normal introduced comic book fans to Kamala Khan, a Muslim American girl from Jersey City who grew up idolizing Marvel superheroes like the Avengers until she became one herself, gaining the ability to stretch and change shape.

The first volume of Ms. Marvel also won the Hugo Award for best graphic story for 2015, but the Angoulême award is arguably even more prestigious as it was the only one given to any work by an American publisher at this year’s show. The arc is available in collected form via Amazon — though we always support asking your LCS to order you a copy instead — and digitally from Marvel’s digital comics shop.