Ms. Marvel's Death In Upcoming Comic Draws Backlash

The special issue 'Fallen Friend: The Death of Ms. Marvel' will be released on July 12.

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After teasing the death of a significant character for quite some time, Marvel Comics announced that Ms. Marvel will "make a heroic sacrifice" in the upcoming issue Amazing Spider-Man #26, and the news has not been well-received.

The decision to kill Ms. Marvel, whose real name is Kamala Khan, was surely going to be a controversial one for the Amazing Spider-Man comic run, helmed by writer Zeb Wells and artist John Romita Jr., since she's the first Muslim superhero in Marvel Comics.

The fate of Ms. Marvel in the comics is even more puzzling, considering her place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Disney+ series centered around the character debuted last year. Iman Vellani will reprise her role in the film The Marvels, which hits theaters on November 10.

Before I go, I think a rebrand is in order in Kamala's honor. RIP Ms. Marvel, you did not deserve this at all...

— That Miles Morales guy (@EARTH_1610_616) May 16, 2023

Zeb Wells honestly has done a horrible job with this run of Spider-Man and people are confused as to why he's catching hate. WHY IS MS. MARVEL DEAD IN SPIDEY COMICS OF ALL PLACES?! Watch they use this as a Excuse to bring her back as Mutant to line up with the MCU

— King Greek (@KingGreeklll) May 16, 2023

killing off ms marvel, one of the most famous faces of diversity in comics and a frontrunner for an entire generation of diverse heroes to prop up and sales boost the shitty stagnant white male character is honestly ridiculous idc. get him off asm

— socc 💫 (@soccdraws) May 16, 2023

Spider-Man #26 will be released on May 31, while Fallen Friend: The Death of Ms. Marvel will hit stores on July 12.

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