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Ms. Marvel: Mutant Menace #1 (of 4)

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 9 critic ratings.


Ms. Marvel has officially come out to the world as a mutant and a member of the X-Men… and she’s about to learn just how hard things can get for mutantkind!

Kamala Khan is used to being a hometown hero – there’s no way her community would turn on her just because she’s a mutant, right? …Right??

The writers of the hit MS. MARVEL: THE NEW MUTANT miniseries (including the MCU’s own Kamala Khan, Iman Vellani) return to chronicle Ms. Marvel’s next steps into exploring her mutant identity!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
33 pages
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9 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Comic Watch

    Ms. Marvel Mutant Menace #1 is an unbelievably fun comic with a lot of heart at the center of it. Kamala and her community grapple with the reveal that Ms. Marvel is a mutant and a member of the X-Men in a way that feels like an homage to Chris Claremont’s early X-Men run. This comic breathes excitement and life into the Fall of X event!

  • 95

    Nerd Initiative

    I’ve never been a big fan of Ms Marvel comics, yet this intrigues me. There are a lot of real-world scenarios written that make this world feel true and as though we live there ourselves. The team cares about this book, which is evident from the get-go. I will be making sure this gets added to my pull list!

  • 90

    Major Spoilers

    Ms. Marvel: Mutant Menace #1 is a great comic book. The writing is excellent, and there is a lot of nuance for the character and her life, with a ton of respect for both X-Men themes and the culture she exists in. I will certainly look at this series as it comes out and see what the future is for Kamala Khan.

  • 90

    First Comics News

    Iman Vellani, The MCU’s own Kamala Khan reteams with co-writer Sabir Pirzada for a new series that once again shows their love for the character but once again puts her through the trials and tribulations of being a mutant which by the time it takes to read the first few pages, that concept has already worn out its welcome. Yes, Kamala is now a mutant but that aspect gets brought up every now and then, it’s surprising that the writing duo was able to produce a lighthearted story that brought back some familiar elements from the past volumes that will welcome back fans who felt distressed after her passing only to bring her back to life months later (it still stings); While the whole “Kamala’s a Mutant” factor wears thin, this is a wonderful outing thanks in part to the creative team that’s a breath of fresh air.

  • 90

    Derby Comics

    Overall, this was a powerful and timely comic. It reminded me that the fight for justice isn’t just about supervillains and universal threats; it’s about standing up for what’s right in the things that we can control. I couldn’t have asked for a better start to Kamala’s mutant story and this creative team deserves all the credit.

  • 89

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Vellani and Pirzada deliver a fun, entertaining and thrilling story in this first issue. The story is filled with fun character interactions as well as a great tone. Vellani has a unique and interesting connection to the character and I continue to enjoy seeing her delve into the world of the comics after playing her in live action. She delivers the essence of the character through her dialogue and humor and I look forward to what happens next.

    The Art: Godlewski delivers beautifully detailed and interesting art throughout the issue. The visuals are fun as well as thrilling with the action.

  • 85


    There’s a lot to love in Ms. Marvel: Mutant Menace #1, especially if you’re an X-Men and/or Ms. Marvel fan. Both camps should enjoy the supporting cast and inclusion of X-Men-related villains and heroes. You can’t go wrong with a well-written Ms. Marvel, plus great Deadpool and new character sightings!

  • 80

    Kamala Khan has picked just about the worst time ever to find out she is a mutant, as the X-Men have all but been eradicated thanks to the “Fall of X.” This new take on Ms. Marvel’s superhero career sees the actress who plays the MCU’s Kamala, Iman Vellani, taking the reins with writer Sabir Pirzada, as the pair demonstrate their love and know-how when it comes to the character. There’s a lot happening here in Mutant Menace, but luckily, the writing duo are able to weave a fun, organic story for the titular character. The ending comes a little out of nowhere in terms of setting the stage for a new mystery, but it’s a solid outing thanks to the writers and artist Scott Godlewski.

  • 70

    Geek'd Out

    Another quiet week this time, focusing mainly on character development than plot movement, but that’s not a bad thing in the slightest. X-Men #32 features many have returns and reunions, notably with Kitty finally back with both of her besties Magik and Lockheed, and it gives Magik a spotlight she’s been missing. Even depowered, Magik can still pack a punch and then some, as lovingly depicted by Phil Noto’s bloody and delightful art. Plus, Emma gets to put her new Stark repulsors to work, and that’s fun to see.

    The same is largely true in Ms. Marvel: Mutant Menace #1, with the grind of Kamala’s daily life interfering with her increased scrutiny as a publicly known mutant. While some people still trust her (such as Ali, her friend on the police force), anti-mutant rhetoric is taking hold in Jersey City thanks to Orchis, which gives Kamala stakes that are both micro and macro. It’s very subtly clever, and a good way to tie her into the meta narrative in a way that feels organic.

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