I think it’s fair to say Kamala Khan has captivated fans since she first joined Marvel’s heroic universe. Not just the comic, but also the incredibly engaging series on Disney+. Now, the same actress that brought Ms. Marvel to stunning life, Iman Vellani, is co-writing a new era in the upcoming comic, The New Mutant.
Fans were bereft when Ms. Marvel’s death occurred earlier this year. But as a longtime fan of comics, I had a feeling we hadn’t seen the last of Kamala Khan. Now she’s not only returning, but she’s becoming an X-(Wo)man in this latest arc.
After Kamala’s heroic sacrifice that saved the world in Amazing Spider-Man, Ms. Marvel’s tragic death sent heroes across the Marvel Universe in mourning. The Avengers, Spider-Man, Champions, and beyond came together to remember Kamala and Ms. Marvel’s life and legacy. But not all was as it seemed. Fans will finally start to learn the truth about Kamala’s mutant and Inhuman identity in the upcoming X-MEN: HELLFIRE GALA #1 one-shot later this month!
“I want to make it very, 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,” Vellani shared. “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.”
After being brought back via Krakoan Resurrection Technology, Kamala is shocked to learn she is mutant. But before she has a chance to come to terms with this revelation, the catastrophic FALL OF X will throw her world into chaos…and a secret mission on behalf of the X-Men.
If you’re intrigued by the return of a wonderful new hero, be sure and check out the four issue series in August. Not only will Iman Vellani be working on it, but so will writer Sabir Pirzada, artists Carlos Gomez and Adam Gorham, and cover art by Sara Pichelli. Be sure and check out the full cover below. And stay tuned to The Workprint for more epic comic news.
MS. MARVEL: THE NEW MUTANT #1 (OF 4) – 75960620701500111
Written by IMAN VELLANI & SABIR PIRZADA
Art by CARLOS GÓMEZ & ADAM GORHAM
Cover art by SARA PICHELLI
Variant cover art by STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU
On Sale 8/30