Ms. Marvel herself is teaming up with a super team to bring the new series to life.
“Ms. Marvel: The New Mutant” is a four-issue limited series that will be Kamala Khan’s most significant chapter. As Jersey City’s resident hero, Kamala has captivated readers as an Inhuman, a Champion, and an Avenger. Now, in a groundbreaking twist, fans will see her don a new title in the Marvel Universe. It was announced that Ms. Marvel herself, Iman Vellani, and Sabir Pirzada are co-writing the series. Joining them are artists Carlos Gomez (“Rogue & Gambit”) and Adam Gorham (“Star Wars: Darth Vader”) as the series’ illustrators. To bring the comic to life with stunning visuals, Marvel enlisted legend Sara Pichelli.
Vellani expressed her excitement and trepidation about this new venture.
She stated, “This was way scarier than joining the MCU for me. Those projects feel like they live in their own dimension, so I guess I can separate myself easier. But you can hold a comic book! I’ve never written anything before in my entire life, but I have read many comics, so I just wrote what I wanted to read. I was given a very professional tool to write what is essentially my own fan fiction.”
The story picks up after Kamala Khan’s heroic sacrifice in “Amazing Spider-Man,” which led to her tragic demise and sent shockwaves through the Marvel Universe. In the aftermath, the Avengers, Spider-Man, Champions, and others came together to mourn Kamala and celebrate her legacy. However, not everything is as it seems, and fans will begin to unravel the truth about Kamala’s mutant and Inhuman identity in the upcoming one-shot, “X-Men: Hellfire Gala #1,” set to release later this month.
Vellani emphasized that they are not reconning Kamala’s Inhuman origin.
She said, “I want to make it very clear that we are not reconning her Inhuman origin. That’s a part of Kamala’s identity that Marvel editorial and myself would very much like to keep and protect. Our book will absolutely reflect all those core themes of identity that the Ms. Marvel comics have consistently explored—only now, there’s a whole new label that Kamala has to learn to accept. It’s going to be pretty crazy.”
Kamala’s shocking revelation is that she is a mutant.
However, before she can fully process this information, the cataclysmic events of the “Fall of X” storyline throw her world into chaos. It will lead her on a secret mission on behalf of the X-Men. Alongside this momentous storyline, “Ms. Marvel: The New Mutant” marks the debut of a brand-new costume design for Ms. Marvel. The new design promises to be visually striking, created by superstar artist Jamie McKelvie, known for designing Carol Danvers’ iconic Captain Marvel suit and Kamala’s original Ms. Marvel look. Fans can catch their first glimpse of McKelvie’s Ms. Marvel design and an exquisite variant cover by artist Stanley “Artgerm” Lau.
Kamala Khan’s journey as Ms. Marvel began in her first headline series in 2014. It quickly propelled her to become one of Marvel’s most beloved and prominent characters. With numerous successful solo comic runs, notable team-ups with the Avengers and Champions, pivotal roles in crossover events, and unforgettable alliances with her favorite heroes, Ms. Marvel has left an indelible mark on the Marvel Universe. This summer, readers can prepare themselves for Kamala’s next life-changing adventure. Mark your calendars for the release of “Hellfire Gala #1” this August. This is where Kamala Khan’s mutant adventures begin. They stay tuned for “Ms. Marvel: The New Mutant #1,” a new era for the beloved hero.