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Ms. Marvel: The New Mutant #1 (of 4)

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Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 18 critic ratings.

KAMALA KHAN IS BACK… AND SHE’S AN X-MAN!

That’s right – the good news is that fresh off her world-saving death, Kamala has been brought back via Krakoan Resurrection Technology!

What a way to learn she’s a mutant! The bad news is her debut at the Hellfire Gala didn’t go exactly as planned, and now all of mutantkind are being hunted worldwide!

Into this world of hate and fear, Kamala has a secret mission to pull off for the X-Men, all the while struggling to acclimate to this new part of her identity!

PLUS: This huge new chapter of Kamala’s story is being co-written by the MCU’s own Kamala, Iman Vellani, and Sabir Pirzada of both DARK WEB: MS. MARVEL and her Disney+ series!

Publication Date
Publisher
Format
Kindle Edition
Print Length
35 pages
Language
English
Amazon ASIN
B0C5YZL28G

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18 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Un Cómic Más

    This series starts off strong, full of mystery, suspense, and strong messages about racism.

    Art is very detailed with textures that give it unique and dynamic moments, apart from perfectly recreating a unique campus as well as drains and uniforms for the characters, the art is mesmerizing.

  • 100

    But Why Tho?

    Ms. Marvel: The New Mutant #1 is a fresh start for the resurrected hero. College may be the perfect allegory for the idea of moving away and beginning a new part of Kamala’s life, even if it isn’t a real move. It’s important to move on from the death and revival of Kamala Kahan and all of the fallout, but it is her history that has helped shape who she is, and can never be avoided. Nothing is being ignored. All of her past still plays such a pivotal role in this comic, just with more mentions of mutants. This is Vellani’s first comic and both writers have written an excellent script that sits within so many storylines whilst telling its own.

  • 90

    AIPT

    Ms. Marvel: The New Mutant #1 leaps headfirst into Kamala Khan’s new status, keeping everything fans have grown to love about the character while introducing new wrinkles into her life. Though I may not have been a fan of the path to get down this road, the end result is off to a promising start. Welcome to the X-Men, Kamala Khan. You’re definitely going to survive the experience.

  • 90

    ComicBook.com

    For better or worse, the past few months of Marvel Comics have changed Kamala Khan forever — but Ms. Marvel: The New Mutant makes a convincing argument that it might be for the better. This first issue is a thoughtful, well-executed flashpoint for Kamala’s tenure, inching her slightly-closer to her MCU counterpart without losing what has already made her special on the page. When combined with exuberant art and an impossibly-earnest exploration of Kamala’s personal sense of identity, Ms. Marvel: The New Mutant #1 has the makings of something special.

  • 90

    Major Spoilers

    This is precisely what I desired from a new Kamala Khan comic. I wanted her themes to persist while allowing exploration of her newfound identity. I was concerned that all the X-Men plotlines might overshadow the narrative, making it feel like an X-Men solo book, but this isn’t the case. Keeping this in mind, I eagerly anticipate her role in upcoming X-Men storylines.

  • 90

    Graphic Policy

    Overall, Ms. Marvel: The New Mutant #1 is a fun debut issue that is part coming of age and part spy thriller. The story that Iman Vellani and Sabir Pirzada have crafted is an absolute joy. The art by the creative team is gorgeous. Altogether, it’s a story that will exceed fan’s expectations.

  • 90

    Covered Geekly

    Ms Marvel: The New Mutant is off to a great start with this issue.

    I had my worries but this feels like a Ms. Marvel book in every sense while still being attached to the X-Books. I can’t wait to see how Iman and Sabir will further explore Kamala’s identity in this story and what her place in the Marvel universe going forward will be.

    I can’t wait for the moment her Mutant ability gets revealed and how it’ll coexist with her Inhuman abilities but only time will be able to tell.

  • 90

    Derby Comics

    MS.MARVEL: THE NEW MUTANT #1 oozes charm from start to finish. The script is a love letter to the titular teen heroine from two people who care for her deeply and it’s complemented by top-notch visual art. Vellani and Pirzada have started something that has the potential to be very, very special.

  • 87

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Vellani and Pirzada do a wonderful job of fitting in a new story among the bigger elements affecting mutants in the Marvel universe. The story has some great dialogue and moments between Kamala and Bruno. I love the struggles she’s dealing with both internal and external. The writing is light and fun, but also allows for the bigger drama within the story to be compelling and the stakes for the character are interesting and engaging.

    The Art: Gomez and Gorham deliver some beautifully detailed art throughout the issue. The visual styles work really well together and enhance the story in great ways.

  • 80

    ComicsOnline

    Vellani’s first comic writing experience is taking us down an intense path into what is next for Ms. Marvel. I love the humanity that shows through in the writing, making us connect and relate to the emotions Kamala is dealing with. The moment between Kamala and Bruno where she tells him the truth about what happened to her and revealing she is also a mutant is a beautiful example of this. The artwork in this scene brings the awkwardness, nervousness, and love and the friendship between these two just shines. It was one of my favorite scenes because of how relatable it is. I can’t wait to see what is up next for the newest mutant and how the threads woven in Ms. Marvel connect to Fall of X.

  • 80

    Henchman-4-Hire

    New Ms. Marvel ongoing series has a great voice and solid art, even if this first issue is a little all over the place and a little ham-fisted in getting its point across.

  • 78

    Graphic Policy

    A fun new direction as Kamala puts on the costume of the X-Men and goes undercover to stop Orchis. It’s keeps the lighter feel of Ms. Marvel comics but adds on the rather darker themes of the X-Men. There’s a balance of the fun and serious. It’s also interesting to see Kamala again struggling with her identity. A solid start and folding in of this popular character into her new role as mutant and X-Man!

  • 76

    The Comic Book Spot

    The story here is just a set up. We get a quick overview of Kamala’s character and meet the supporting characters of this story. From the title page it appears that even though this is titled Ms Marvel, it might actually be a team book with Ms. Marvel as the main character. We get a roll call of the mutants on this team including Shadowcat, Synch, Talon, and Rasputin IV. We also meet the villains of this story and get a general and vague description of what is the threat, something called Trojan Horse.

  • 72

    Comic Watch

    A fun start to Kamala’s new mutant life and another fun Ms. Marvel story. Vellani and Pirzada captured Kamala’s anxiety and big heart perfectly. I can’t wait for the second issue!

  • 72

    Multiversity Comics

    Kamala Khan’s death certainly shook the Marvel universe. Her resurrection looks poised to do just that, and more. It’s a new chapter of her story. And however this ends, it’s good to have my favorite Jersey Girl back.

  • 70

    Geek'd Out

    Vellani’s script, co-written with Sabir Pirzada, manages to make the best out of an admittedly cynical premise (corporate synergy) that keeps within the spirit of past Ms. Marvel runs while also feeling like a new chapter in the character’s history. Things may be harder than ever for Kamala now that she’s establishing herself as a member of the X-Men, who are once again public enemy number one, but it’s nothing she hasn’t experienced before. The sense of optimism that defines Kamala keeps the bleak state of mutant affairs from feeling overwhelming, and she may be the key to helping them come out on top once again. I also really enjoy the art of this issue, done by Carlos Gomez & Adam Gorham. Kamala’s powers naturally lend themselves to creative visuals, but they take it a step further by also utilizing dynamic page layouts that keep the momentum going. I don’t know if Ms. Marvel: The New Mutant is intended to run for longer than the announced four issues, but there’s so much story potential with Kamala’s new status quo, and I’d really like to see this team continue it further.

  • 70

    Comic Book Revolution

    Ms. Marvel: The New Mutant #1 did well in focusing on Kamala Khan learning about the reality of her new mutant status quo. The experience is going to be completely different from being known as an Avenger or Inhuman. Now it’ll be interesting to see what direction Kamala goes as she gains more experience of what being a mutant and X-Men is.

  • 68

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    Ms. Marvel: The New Mutant #1 catches up with Kamala Khan after her resurrection and life change to start a new chapter as a college freshman while secretly spying on Orchis for the X-Men. Despite a plethora of unanswered questions and plot holes leading up to this first issue, Vellani and Prizada present a spunky Ms. Marvel with heart, charm, and an age-appropriate awkwardness that readers may find endearing. That said, there’s not a drop of dramatic tension or urgency considering Kamala’s situation, and the entire comic reads and looks technically proficient but safe and mildly dull.

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