Ms. Marvel is Getting a Whole New Creative Team
Ms. Marvel is getting rebranded and a whole new creative team in the upcoming months. Fans of Kamala Khan just can’t wait for the first issue of The Magnificent Ms. Marvel to come out!
Ms. Marvel first hit the pages back in 2014. She was nearly an instant hit. Kamala Khan is the sort of character that many had been hoping to see for years now. She’s the first Muslim superhero with her own series (at Marvel, at least). She’s also stubborn, incredibly driven, caring, and not afraid of being who she is. Many fans identified with her thanks to her many human traits, such as her fondness for video games and fan fiction. Others loved her determination to make the world a better and more accepting place for everyone.
You may notice that Ms. Marvel is not a new name. Remember earlier when I mentioned that Kamala loved fan fiction, as well as just being a fan in general? Well as it turns out she was a huge fan of Ms. Marvel, AKA Carol Danvers. So when the time came for her to step up and be a superhero, she decided to pick up the abandoned mantle. It’s safe to say that she has done the name justice.
G. Willow Wilson created this wonderful version of Ms. Marvel, and until the latest rebranding they had stayed on as the writer for the series. Adrian Alphona was the artist behind the imagery, while Stephen Wacker and Sana Amanat were the editors for the series.
The New Series
The Magnificent Ms. Marvel isn’t due out until 2019, which feels so close and yet so far away. Fans are anxiously looking forward to the new take on the character, as well as new adventures for her and her friends.
Saladin Ahmed has been brought on to do the writing for The Magnificent Ms. Marvel. Ahmed is relatively new to the world of graphic novels, but he’s already making a splash. His Black Bolt series was a huge success, and Exiles has gotten a lot of ink as well. Recently Saladin Ahmed was given Miles Morales: Spider-Man to run as well.
Minkyu Jung has been brought on board for illustration. Unfortunately, we don’t know much more about the project, since it’s still in its earliest stages. Saladin Ahmed and Minkyu Jung are clearly excited for the project to begin though, as Ahmed can’t seem to stop talking about it.
While some fans may be concerned about how well Ahmed will be able to write from the perspective of a teenage girl, others have faith. His recent tweets seem to show his awareness of those concerns. Recently he started a conversation on Twitter, asking women what they hate the most about male writers talking about teenage girls. He tweeted: “Women (or anyone who was a teenage girl, however you identify now) what single thing do you most hate that male writers get wrong about being a teenage girl?” The tweet already has over 2000 retweets, as well as countless responses.