Ms. Marvel Revamped for 2019, Creator to Pass Writing Torch
Published on December 15th, 2018 | Updated on December 15th, 2018 | By FanFest
Ms. Marvel will be given a brand new series in 2019.
Marvel announced Friday that big changes are coming for Kamala Khan AKA Mc. Marvel. G. Willow Wilson, the creator of the character is passing the baton to a new writer for her. The shape shifting Ms. Marvel will have a new comic entitled The Magnificent Ms. Marvel in 2019, written by Saladin Ahmed and drawn by Minkyu Jung.
To EW, Wilson explained, that she far extended what she’d originally planned with the character,
“In February, I will have written sixty issues of this book–five years of Kamala’s story. She is now something much bigger than the miniseries Sana and I planned years ago. She will, in all likelihood, outlive us all. I couldn’t be happier about it–and by that same token, it means that my part in Kamala’s adventures must eventually come to an end. Great superheroes stay fresh and relevant because they are the work of many storytellers, all of whom bring their unique perspectives and experiences to the character. Earlier this year, I began to have the persistent feeling that I was in danger of repeating myself every time I sat down to write a new script. It was a sign: time to start planning my exit.”
Saladin Ahmed, the new writer, is the writer behind Black Bolt, the Inhuman character who came to the page in 2017. Wilson also expressed her happiness to have Ahmed taking over.
“I was delighted when Saladin said yes to taking over writing duties on Ms. Marvel. His plans for Kamala are incredibly exciting, and it’s been a lot of fun getting an inside look at where the series is headed under his direction.”
The title of Ms. Marvel was originally taken my Carol Danvers. She later transformed into Captain Marvel which left that title vacant. The young Pakistani American became a popular hero as she took on the title. She also is the first Muslim superhero to get her own comic series at Marvel. Her hometown? Jersey City. The character has gone on to join the Avengers for a brief stint, the Champions, and the Secret Warriors. She was a part of Marvel’s Civil War II story as well.
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