Shuri Teams Up With Ms. Marvel And Miles Morales Against Graviton In Shuri #7

by Josh Davison

[*Mild Spoilers Ahead!]

We learn the story of Augustin Torres, the young man who crafted the gravity gloves which opened a black hole over New Jersey and attracted the attention of the powerful and villainous Graviton. Augustin has had a rough life of late, and it’s only gotten worse with this disaster. Thankfully, Shuri, Ms. Marvel, and Spider-Man (Miles Morales) are here to save Augustin and fight Graviton, but the villain gets away with Augustin’s remaining glove. Augustin wants to help to make up for what he’s done, and Shuri, after some thought, allows him to aid. Naturally, this all ends in another showdown with Graviton, now armed with Augustin’s glove.

Shuri #7 cover by Kirby Fagan
Shuri #7 cover by Kirby Fagan

Shuri #7 finds the hero stateside and battling alongside Ms. Marvel and Spider-Man. It’s a rather fun and fast-moving read, but it has some more emotional moments, especially when it goes into Augustin’s backstory and the struggles he’s faced.

Shuri is a little close to a team-up book with how many guest-stars this series has had, not that this is necessarily a bad thing. The book has been good about giving us insight into Shuri as a person in addition to seeing her work alongside the other heroes of the Marvel Universe.

Ms. Marvel and Spider-Man make for good allies to pair with Shuri too, as they are similarly youthful, energetic, and optimistic. Shuri’s a little older than most of the team, but it would still be cool to see her join the Champions.

Shuri #7 art by Paul Davidson, Triona Farrell, and letterer VC's Joe Sabino
Shuri #7 art by Paul Davidson, Triona Farrell, and letterer VC’s Joe Sabino

Paul Davidson’s artwork is expressive and interesting. It has hints of classic superhero styling, but it pairs it with movement-oriented detail work and a focus on how characters react to events. It looks great brings a nice flow from panel to panel. Triona Farrell’s color work is a bit darker in most of the pages, which seems like a strange choice given the tone of the book. It still looks good though, and it’s still often balanced well throughout.

Shuri #7 is another entertaining entry into the young hero’s series. We get to see her team up with some of Marvel’s youngest and most passionte heroes, and we get to see this team-up take on the powerful Graviton. This book gets a recommendation. Feel free to check it out.

Shuri #7 comes to us from writer Vita Ayala, artist Paul Davidson, color artist Triona Farrell, letterer VC’s Joe Sabino, and cover artist Kirby Fagan.

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