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Ms. Marvel: The New Mutant #2 (of 4)

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 10 critic ratings.

UNDERCOVER UNDER ORCHIS’ NOSE!

Ms. Marvel’s mission makes her a target for Orchis, but they have no idea they’re looking for a completely normal teenage girl in their summer science program.

Thankfully, Iron Man and Emma Frost are able to stop by and show Kamala how to fly under the radar!

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Format
Kindle Edition
Print Length
23 pages
Language
English
Amazon ASIN
B0C95BJ1X5

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10 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90

    ComicBook.com

    After an already-strong first issue, Ms. Marvel: The New Mutant continues to be surprisingly stellar. Kamala’s journey into her identity—and her new status within the Marvel universe—is taken to places both personal and esoteric, with the help of a gradually-growing ensemble cast. But at the end of the day, Iman Vellani and Sabir Pirzada’s energetic and charming script, as well as impossibly-expressive art from Carlos Gomez and Adam Gorham, all continue to do right by Kamala herself, and that’s a joy to witness.

  • 90

    Derby Comics

    I continue to be thoroughly impressed with how fun this series has been. Iman Vellani and Sabir Pirzada are creating one of the best representations of Kamala Khan since G. Willow Wilson’s first Ms. Marvel series. We witness how much humanity our new “Inhu-Mutant” (as Kamala puts it herself in this issue) brings to the Marvel Universe. She cares for people and is the voice of the underdog. Her struggle for acceptance and strive for justice makes her a perfect member for the X-Men, or at least what they originally stood for. Speaking of the X-Men, I’m loving her relationship with Emma Frost. Emma has had one of most complex Krakoan Age arcs and it’s great to see her be a mentor again. My only complaint is that we still have yet to see what Kamala’s new mutant ability is and this issue didn’t even touch on it. I hope that doesn’t drag out for too long though it’s really just nitpicking at this point. This is my favorite new title to come out of the Fall of X.

  • 89

    Comic Watch

    Ms. Marvel: The New Mutant #2 is a great sophomore chapter for this series. The creative team really understands this character in a way that elevates the Fall of X storyline in a thoughtful manner, while also allowing Kamala to be kick-ass in her own right.

  • 85

    AIPT

    Ms. Marvel: The New Mutant #2 is a mediation on dreams, both for the titular heroine as well as the creators. After the bombastic opening that was the first issue, it’s fine that the story has slowed down a bit. But now that we’ve hit the halfway point, I’m curious as to what these dreams entail – and what they might mean for Kamala’s future.

  • 85

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: A fun and inventive story filled with great action, humor and surprises. I love the suspense in the story as well as the realities of intolerance being shown. Vellani and Pirzada do a great job of showcasing the optimism of Kamala even as the world is trying to stamp it out of her. I also love seeing the compassion and care the other characters have for her because it shows how much of an impact she has on others. The story has a great tone to it and I look forward to the next issue.

    The Art: Gomez and Gorham deliver fantastic art throughout the issue. The visuals are bright, beautifully detailed and visually engaging.

  • 84

    Graphic Policy

    Yes, Ms. Marvel: The New Mutant #2 continues a rather controversial new status-quo for the character. But, the comic is actually good! It feels like a natural progression and Kamala struggles with this new reality like many readers are. The comic also takes what could easily be a rather downer of a comic and story and puts the usual Ms. Marvel spin on it with a dash of humor and hope. Overall, a pleasant surprise that captures the youthful and kinetically fun nature of the character.

  • 80

    Major Spoilers

    I really enjoyed this book, as I often enjoy watching or reading media that uses college as a backdrop to address problems. While the pacing may feel a little slow, as not much happens in this issue, the comic has solid tension-rising actions leading us well into the next comic issue.

  • 80

    ComicsOnline

    Vellani & Pirzada have peeled back yet another layer of our intertwined Fall of X story arc. It is clear that Ms. Marvel will play a pivotal role, but will she be the savior or downfall of her mutant friends? Her struggle is real. Kamala has barely come to terms with her death, the revelation that she is a mutant as well as an inhuman, then she has to watch her fellow mutants be banished and then get tossed into her first mission as an X-Men wildly unprepared. No wonder she is having nightmares! I am fervently drawn to the complexity of emotions Vellani & Pirzada bring to this character, which is brilliantly brought to life by the artwork of Gòmez & Gorham. We have 3 issues left in this series to figure out what is in store for the newest mutant.

  • 70

    Henchman-4-Hire

    I feel that this comic is stretching itself too thin (pun intended) when the core of a really enjoyable Kamala Khan comic is right there under our noses.

  • 55

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    Ms. Marvel: The New Mutant #2 is where the cracks in the writing team’s inexperience show. The creators are trying to blend a slice-of-life/YA comic with the Hellfire Gala fallout, but the tonal mix just doesn’t work. You can’t go from playing video games in a sleepover to an Orchis drone hunt and have the story make sense.

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