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Kamala Khan Is One Of Mutantkind's Greatest Champions In Ms. Marvel: Mutant Menace


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Ms. Marvel: The New Mutant #4 hit stands today, delivering the conclusion to Kamala Khan’s first mission as a member of the X-Men! After taking down a Stark Sentinel and disrupting an Orchis operation singlehandedly, it’s safe to say Ms. Marvel has proven herself beyond a doubt to the mutant cause, and this pivotal chapter for one of Marvel Comics’ brightest stars is far from over! This March, Marvel Studios’ own Ms. Marvel Iman Vellani and Sabir Pirzada return to chronicle Ms. Marvel’s next steps into exploring her mutant identity in MS. MARVEL: MUTANT MENACE!

The four-issue limited series will continue to cement Ms. Marvel’s role in the X-Men mythos while staying true to the character’s roots and celebrating what makes her such a standout hero in the Marvel Universe. Her upcoming adventure will take her back to Jersey City, where she’ll have to confront another Fall of X related threat while dealing with the fallout of being outed as a mutant. Balancing both will bring Ms. Marvel into contact with more X-Men (as well as iconic X-Men villains) and reunite her with key supporting players of her own, including a fan-favorite ex. This time around, co-writers Vellani and Pirzada will be joined by Scott Godlewski, who made his Marvel debut in the recent Alpha Flight series, while Ms. Marvel: The New Mutant artist Carlos Gómez provides the series’ covers.

HATED AND FEARED! Ms. Marvel has officially come out to the world as a mutant and a member of the X-Men…and she’s about to learn just how hard things can get for mutantkind! Kamala Khan is used to being a hometown hero – there’s no way her community would turn on her just because she’s a mutant, right? …Right??

“It's been an absolute joy and privilege to get to co-write Ms. Marvel with Iman Vellani, who has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that she is THE voice of Ms. Marvel on the page just as much as she is on the screen,” Pirzada said. “We are excited to report that Kamala's mutant journey will continue on in MS. MARVEL: MUTANT MENACE. It will be Kamala's most dangerous ride yet.”

Check out the debut issue’s cover now and stay tuned for more news about MS. MARVEL: MUTANT MENACE in the months ahead.

MS. MARVEL: MUTANT MENACE #1 (OF 4)
Written by IMAN VELLANI & SABIR PIRZADA
Art by SCOTT GODLEWSKI
Cover by CARLOS GÓMEZ
On Sale 3/6

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On 11/29/2023 at 11:36 AM, leokearon said:

Another Mini? Just give her an ongoing again. Marvel's idea of constant relaunching books is getting tiresome. Also, Marvel really need to do something with the whole Mutant hatred angle, it's hasn't made much sense since well ever to be honest.

Because she can't carry a full title run. Very few characters can these days. Regardless of how well the character is liked. I wouldn't say she's a massively popular character but she is one of the few characters that made it out of the whole ANAD fiasco and the adjustments the MCU writers have made are improvement but she's not a character that can hold our attention for more than a few issues. It's better to do a limited and see if they can drum up some steam then put her back in the team books. And it's really not always the fault of the character or the design itself that's the problem. It's the writing behind it. Just like this. Oh we have an actor that is actually pretty good at playing the role in TV and Movies. Let's let her write the darn comic. Though she probably has no formal training. Marvel is a Marvel character's worst enemy. I'll admit though she probably can't do any worse.

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On 11/29/2023 at 8:09 PM, AndyL said:

Because she can't carry a full title run. Very few characters can these days. Regardless of how well the character is liked. I wouldn't say she's a massively popular character but she is one of the few characters that made it out of the whole ANAD fiasco and the adjustments the MCU writers have made are improvement but she's not a character that can hold our attention for more than a few issues. It's better to do a limited and see if they can drum up some steam then put her back in the team books. And it's really not always the fault of the character or the design itself that's the problem. It's the writing behind it. Just like this. Oh we have an actor that is actually pretty good at playing the role in TV and Movies. Let's let her write the darn comic. Though she probably has no formal training. Marvel is a Marvel character's worst enemy. I'll admit though she probably can't do any worse.

Having written two books myself, you don't need formal training to write stories.

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On 11/30/2023 at 2:23 AM, leokearon said:

Having written two books myself, you don't need formal training to write stories.

I as well do not have any formal training but I have several writing awards and written commendations for college. Unfortunately my life took a major detour before college was an option. But I'd gamble I'm a better writer than 90 percent of Marvel's current staff but no one's going to just throw me in the pot and give me a chance without some kind of documentation that says I'm smarter than the average ya'hoo. I imagine you're probably in the same boat. I would think it would also frustrate you knowing Marvel hands the reigns over to people like actors and wrestlers in the case of CM Punk just based on who they are. Patton Oswalt comes to mind as well though you might make an argument that he might have a little more cred as he writes is own comedy. Sometimes and whether it's actually funny or not is all in perspective. But you get what I mean.

And before anyone says it yes I know most likely she'll probably do very little actual writing but more just kind of providing ideas while the actualy writer does the writing but it's still just a gimmick they're doing. I like the kid and I think she does a good job. And she did change my entire perception of the character with her bubbly attitude. And she is the best part of the new movie. Maybe the whole point is just to increase interest in the book. And in that case I'd say it might work. Though I would say the current little bump in her popularity is probably more to do with her joining the X-Men.

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On 11/30/2023 at 2:30 PM, AndyL said:

I as well do not have any formal training but I have several writing awards and written commendations for college. Unfortunately my life took a major detour before college was an option. But I'd gamble I'm a better writer than 90 percent of Marvel's current staff but no one's going to just throw me in the pot and give me a chance without some kind of documentation that says I'm smarter than the average ya'hoo. I imagine you're probably in the same boat. I would think it would also frustrate you knowing Marvel hands the reigns over to people like actors and wrestlers in the case of CM Punk just based on who they are. Patton Oswalt comes to mind as well though you might make an argument that he might have a little more cred as he writes is own comedy. Sometimes and whether it's actually funny or not is all in perspective. But you get what I mean.

And before anyone says it yes I know most likely she'll probably do very little actual writing but more just kind of providing ideas while the actualy writer does the writing but it's still just a gimmick they're doing. I like the kid and I think she does a good job. And she did change my entire perception of the character with her bubbly attitude. And she is the best part of the new movie. Maybe the whole point is just to increase interest in the book. And in that case I'd say it might work. Though I would say the current little bump in her popularity is probably more to do with her joining the X-Men.

 At least she has shown to be a fan, so she probably knows more about Marvel and its characters than some writers currently employed. Of course this is a publicity stunt, these always are, but sometimes they can be surprising and I have heard good things about the current Ms Marvel mini.

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Iman Vellani living the dream! I applaude it, she gets to play live action Kamala, and now she gets to write the comics, envious, it's pretty awesome regardless of what anyone says about her ability to write, she gets to do it, and they keep giving her chances at writing, so how bad can it be? it's pretty cool I say, I also continue to think Kamala looks cooler in this new Mutant style outfit, I'm happy for Iman and I'm happy for diverse race representation in the marvel universe and that this character is still popular, keep it going!

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On 12/2/2023 at 5:49 PM, Emnems80 said:

Forgive me if I missed it in a prior post but how did she become a mutant? Wasn't she originally an Inhuman? What storyline turned her into a mutant? I don't keep up with comics as much now as when I was younger so I'm just curious how and when it happened.

She was killed in Amazing Spider-man and brought back in this year's Hellfire Gala, where it was discovered she was a mutant.

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On 12/5/2023 at 2:59 AM, Emnems80 said:

I kinda figured that. I hate it when comics do that. Just like how Marvel changed Wanda and Pietro.

I don't mind them not being Magneto's children, it did nothing for them. I hated that they are no longer mutants, just because Magneto isn't their dad anymore.

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On 12/4/2023 at 11:55 PM, leokearon said:

I don't mind them not being Magneto's children, it did nothing for them. I hated that they are no longer mutants, just because Magneto isn't their dad anymore.

Yup, that's the main thing I hated too. Just because Fox owned the movie rights so the comics shied away from the X-Men and tried to push the Inhumans. Sad since X-Men had been one of the main sellers for the comics up until that point.

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On 12/5/2023 at 8:14 PM, Emnems80 said:

Yup, that's the main thing I hated too. Just because Fox owned the movie rights so the comics shied away from the X-Men and tried to push the Inhumans. Sad since X-Men had been one of the main sellers for the comics up until that point.

Indeed, but that could change now that Tom Brevoort is going to be X-Men editor and apparently might be retconning people into mutants

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With all the "synergy" gripes, I thought they'd give her the purple latern powers of the show and movie with this "massive change." Overall, I think she's fine as an X character. A likeable character who hangs out with a different set of friends now is the only real difference.

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Now that she's a mutant, I wish they'd forget about her and let her fade into the background, like Pixie, or Beak. She's obviously not interesting enough to support her own ongoing series, so why do they feel the need to push her so hard towards the readers? Having the publishers running around screaming "She's popular! She's popular!" doesn't actually make her popular. It's kinda like when a Facebook group I used to frequent tried to make Darkhawk popular a couple years back. They pushed so hard that they were actually able to ironically drive up the price of his #1 from the early 90's, at least temporarily.

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On 1/29/2024 at 8:16 PM, GarimusPrime said:

 Having the publishers running around screaming "She's popular! She's popular!" doesn't actually make her popular

because she is popular. I'm tired of people who keep saying she is not. If she wasn't they wouldn't be pushing her. Marvel is all about money. If she wasn't selling, they wouldn't keep pushing her.

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On 1/29/2024 at 2:16 PM, GarimusPrime said:

Now that she's a mutant, I wish they'd forget about her and let her fade into the background, like Pixie, or Beak. She's obviously not interesting enough to support her own ongoing series, so why do they feel the need to push her so hard towards the readers? Having the publishers running around screaming "She's popular! She's popular!" doesn't actually make her popular. It's kinda like when a Facebook group I used to frequent tried to make Darkhawk popular a couple years back. They pushed so hard that they were actually able to ironically drive up the price of his #1 from the early 90's, at least temporarily.

There's probably a little truth the the rise in popularity of the character. But really it's mostly that Marvel/Disney way of playing the numbers. In the absence of talent of the writers to actually come up with new ideas and characters that are actually popular the default has just become to just declare a character popular and hope that it catches on and people start to buy the comic by the word of mouth. Originated by the writers themselves mind you. But let's not dally on the details. How long has Marvel been pushing the whole Now More Popular Than Ever line for Captain Marvel? Just for the simple fact that she got much more exposure in the MCU and consequently is most likely a bit more popular than she was before she appeared in the MCU. Still not a popular character in perspective to other really popular characters but at it's base that is probably a true statement. That's the numbers game Disney has been playing by for years. I'd say Kamala is in a somewhat similar situation. I'd say simply due to the fact that she's now part of the Mutant population in the Marvel universe I would think that her popularity numbers have seen at least a small boost but yes acting like suddenly she's wildly popular is a bit of a stretch. One of the better characters to make it out of that whole ANAD debacle possibly but that's not saying much.

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On 1/29/2024 at 4:03 PM, tarot said:

because she is popular. I'm tired of people who keep saying she is not. If she wasn't they wouldn't be pushing her. Marvel is all about money. If she wasn't selling, they wouldn't keep pushing her.

I'm sorry, but, no. If she was as popular as they want us to believe she is, she would be able to sustain her own ongoing book. She can't. That's why they've resorted to the mini-series model with Kamala. If it's a planned five-issue run, it can't be cancelled the way it could if it were an ongoing series, and that way they don't have to worry about losing face, or admitting that the character isn't as popular as they're telling us she is.

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