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Why Fans Love Ms. Marvel

My guest post at Comparative Geeks. Thoughts on Ms. Marvel’s characterization so far, with pictures!

Comparative Geeks

Ms. Marvel #1 has recently entered its seventh printing. Seventh! That’s practically unheard of in comics, especially for a total newcomer like Kamala Khan. As Marvel.com puts it: “Marvel Comics presents the all-new MS. MARVEL, the ground breaking heroine that has become an international sensation! Kamala Khan is just an ordinary girl from Jersey City–until she is suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the all-new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm, and prepare for an epic tale that will be remembered by generations to come. History in the making is NOW!”

Hyperbolic, perhaps… but seventh printing. Meanwhile, the series is still going strong at nine issues and a collected first volume. The critics, including me in my monthly reviews, are about as excited as Marvel seems to be. Why do we love Kamala? Well, it would be a…

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2 thoughts on “Why Fans Love Ms. Marvel

  1. It was a genius decision to make her a geek – instantly making her relatable to pretty much everyone who reads comics. The things that make her different (being an immigrant and a Muslim) are not only making her unique in the superhero world but seem to be bringing in new fans. For anyone who truly cares about comics, new fans are always welcome.

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