It’s not often I stop to catch my breath while reading about comic book characters. But that’s exactly what happened today when I discovered that the one and only Ms. Marvel will soon be gone from the Marvel universe. Her heroic run will be cut dramatically short when she makes a heroic sacrifice in Amazing Spider-Man #26 this May 31st, though the story of her legacy continues in July with Fallen Friend: The Death of Ms. Marvel.
Now, as a longtime comic fan, I know that comic book heroes have a tendency not to stay dead. Whether entire universes get reconstructed to bring them back or they find a new form to inhabit, they’re usually not gone in any permanent sense. But if the writers are smart, they’ll still find a way to make that sacrifice evocative and game changing. That said, about the last hero I wanted to see put through this crucible is the plucky, loving and wonderful Kamala Khan. Especially since her MCU debut goes to the theaters this November in The Marvels.
As for Fallen Friend, here’s some key details:
In the grand comics condition of other notable character deaths such as Captain America, Doctor Strange, and the original Captain Marvel, FALLEN FRIEND: THE DEATH OF MS. MARVEL will be a crucial chapter in the Marvel mythos and serve as both a farewell for Ms. Marvel and a glimpse of her death’s impact on all of Marvel’s heroes.
The heart of the Marvel Universe has stopped beating. Now join the other heroes of the Marvel Universe, the creators of Ms. Marvel, and comic fans everywhere in honoring and remembering one of Marvel’s brightest stars!
Remember to pick up your copy of Fallen Friend: The Death of Ms. Marvel this July 12th. And keep your fingers crossed this isn’t the end of the one and only Ms. Marvel!
FALLEN FRIEND: THE DEATH OF MS. MARVEL #1 – 75960620702200111
Written by G. WILLOW WILSON, SALADIN AHMED & MARK WAID
Art by HUMBERTO RAMOS, TAKESHI MIYAZAWA & ANDREA DI VITO
Cover by KAARE ANDREWS
On Sale 7/12