Kamala Khan’s death is less than two months old, but Marvel Entertainment has already announced that it’s going to be undone — and what’s more, the character will be returning as a member of the X-Men in a miniseries co-written by the actor who plays the character in the MCU.
The four-issue Ms. Marvel: The New Mutant will be written by Iman Vellani and Sabir Pirzada (who worked on the Disney+ Ms. Marvel series), with art from Carlos Gomez and Adam Gorham and covers from Sara Pichelli, whose connection with the character goes all the way back to her illustration for the cover of the first issue of Kamala’s first series, back in 2014.
A post-credit scene from this week’s Fallen Friend: The Death of Ms. Marvel #1 will lead into this month’s X-Men: Hellfire Gala #1, where Kamala will be resurrected using Krakoan resurrection technology… and revealed to be not just an Inhuman as she previously revealed, but a mutant as well. This, in turn, will lead into the New Mutant miniseries, launching in August. (It’s the previously announced “classified” series Marvel had kept under wraps.)
"This was way scarier than joining the MCU for me," Vellani told Entertainment Weekly, which first reported the news, about writing her first comic book. "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 would want to read. I was given a very professional tool to write what is essentially my own fan fiction."
Ms. Marvel: The New Mutant #1 will also feature the debut of a new costume for the character, designed by Jamie McKelvie, which can be seen in the gallery below alongside a cover to the first issue by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau, and covers to the first three issues by unnamed artists. The issue will be on sale August 30.
Oh, and I just have to add: Called it.
Ahead of her speedy recovery, let’s think about how the Marvel universe reacted to Kamala’s death.