Marvel has landed in hot waters for killing off Ms. Marvel in the Amazing Spider-Man #26 special issue. Kamala Khan’s death in the one-shot comic, penned by The Marvels movie writer Zeb Wells has MCU fans concerned for Iman Vellani‘s character. However, word on the street indicates the decision may have been influenced by the live-action counterpart being portrayed as a Mutant rather than an inhuman.
Ms. Marvel’s death in the comics appeared on fans’ radar from a leaked image on Reddit. but the publishers were quick to admit the news through an official social media post confirming there are spoilers on the web to Amazing Spider-Man #26 – Fallen Friend: The Death of Ms. Marvel. The shocking revelation has the Marvel fandom confused since the character’s demise comes at a time when Marvel Studios has Captain Marvel 2 scheduled for release in the same year which features Kamala Khan as one of the leads.
While many have criticized the character’s demise as lazy writing, some believe it has been in the making for quite some time. Speculative opinions suggest Marvel Comics would attempt to pen a storyline that could revive Kamala Khan through the Krakoan resurrection protocols (for those unaware, Krakoa is the Mutant nation with a strict anti-human policy). After the process, Charles Xavier through the Cerebro plants their memories back. The protocol requires the powers of the Five which include Elixir, Egg, Hope Summers, Proteus and Tempus.
Marvel Comics could revive Ms. Marvel through the Mutants resurrection machine
It was long believed only Mutants could cheat death through the resurrection machine but that changed in A.X.E.: Judgement Day #5 when the X-Men and The Five brought back Captain America to life. It appears the rule that the revival process is only performed on mutants is a custom, one which they broke for Steve Rogers so perhaps Ms. Marvel could also fall under the exception. In any case, readers are advised to take this news with a grain of salt since it is mere speculation for now. Even so, the backlash continues to grow over Kamala’s death, especially since the character has barely reached a decade since her debut appearance in 2013.
It's the heroic sacrifice no one expected. The #MarvelComics Universe mourns its fallen friend in a special one-shot this July.
Read more here: https://t.co/uKHHf1ATZO pic.twitter.com/XigoWBC6hW
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) May 16, 2023
They're killing off Kamala Khan in Spider-man's comic of all things. Probably just so they can resurrect her as a mutant on Krakoa. This time with light powers for that MCU synergy.
— Golden Swordsman (@SwordsmanKnight) May 16, 2023
It’s not too late to cancel this Marvel. https://t.co/xXvI06nqvB
— Big Screen Leafs has THE PASSION™️ (@bigscreenleaks) May 16, 2023
I genuinely wonder how Iman Vellani feels about the ms. Marvel stuff. Hope she’s taking watching a character you care about to the point of embodying them getting fridged well. That must suck dawg. Like she’s a FAN fan.
— Nadge Sparrows’ Downfall (@austinsilvere) May 17, 2023
The fact that they’re probably doing this to make her a mutant, like her cinematic counterpart, just infuriates me. https://t.co/uQ5bWlm6yP
— Big Screen Leafs has THE PASSION™️ (@bigscreenleaks) May 16, 2023
I need to hear Iman Vellani’s thoughts on what just happened to Ms. Marvel in the comics lol
— Younis (@younityyy) May 16, 2023
Killing off Ms Marvel, a Muslim girl is both sexist and racist. As well as the fact she’s dying in a title of a character she’s unrelated to and having played a very little in this storyline. And using it to further a white man’s story is so fucking awful. Hope you get fired https://t.co/OOZRtv2BV4 pic.twitter.com/BMNCoJr9Cb
— Aidan BLM. (@jokergatack) May 16, 2023
They’re gonna resurrect her as a mutant.
Her and Moon Girl both. https://t.co/hSyTUE9JJj
— 𓂀𓆣☥ Zach Taylor: The Black One ☥𓆣𓂀 (@Showtime_Rx) May 16, 2023
interviewer: “iman, thoughts on the death of ms marvel in the newest run of asm?”
iman: pic.twitter.com/HkmN9NTcKC https://t.co/IDpwTL20i6
— ً (@BL00DAFFLECK) May 16, 2023
What if Spider-Man at the end of his run says, "Spider-Man, what a joke," throws his mask away and wears Ms. Marvel's costume in her honor pic.twitter.com/fMoO3NePks
— 𝙨𝙝𝙚𝙚𝙥 (@sheepnstein) May 16, 2023
Iman: mcu is not 616
Marvel comics: killed ms marvel in 616
— CBM SCENE (@mcuscene) May 17, 2023
The streets say that they're killing Ms Marvel to resurrect her as a mutant for MCU synergy and I don't think Marvel realizes the only reason we like MCU Ms Marvel is because of Iman not because we actually enjoy any of the character changes. https://t.co/c145m5txex
— Ayomikun Adekaiyero (@asadekaiyero) May 17, 2023
Ms. Marvel dying in a Peter Parker/Spider-Man comic while MJ and Paul embrace in the background sounds like some bullshit joke I would make to annoy someone. https://t.co/a8yNSgNn4U
— Hush (@hiddenhush) May 16, 2023
I also feel very sad for my girl Iman Vellani, Kamala Khan aka MsMarvel is one of her favorite characters since always she loves her and she doesn't deserve that and now that type also wrote The Marvels and I don't know what to think.. pic.twitter.com/yS42FhwP6U
— ♡ (@Mads_love3) May 16, 2023
THE DEATH OF MS MARVEL IS PERMANENT??
— nat. 🔪 (@kishikybe) May 17, 2023
How I imagine Iman Vellani reacted when Kevin Feige told her they're killing off Ms.Marvel https://t.co/R2wFTIDG0J pic.twitter.com/JqmnzzkVTt
— Tyler Calvert (@ItsTylerCalvert) May 16, 2023
@MarvelStudios @Marvel YOU BETTER LEAVE IMAN VELLANI'S MS. MARVEL ALONE! #msmarvel #themarvels https://t.co/JepxzRpPFZ pic.twitter.com/aOGIumTdQD
— I stand with E. Jean Carroll! ❤️ (@yorocky89) 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
BRUH THEY KILLED OFF MS. MARVEL AND SHE HASN’T EVEN LASTED A DECADE https://t.co/F9Fsi0qWxB pic.twitter.com/8NgDGhi9uz
— Mari 💖 (@ComicLoverMari) May 16, 2023
I love how every time Marvel is desperate to bring up sales they always resort to random shock value death of a random character.
This time it has fallen under poor unfortunate Ms.Marvel. I don't even like the character, but like leave her alone Marvel https://t.co/VD36UuixvB pic.twitter.com/cTQ8dDEaSa
— BagToonZ – CLOSED 3/3 (@BtzPaper) May 16, 2023
With Zeb Wells, part of The Marvels movie writers team – it’s possible the Marvel comics writer has been assigned the duty to synergize the source material with live-action since Kamala Khan’s mutant association was not well received by the fandom.
Ms. Marvel star Iman Vellani has not responded to Kamala Khan’s death in the comics yet. However, Marvel still has months to release a follow-up issue (if there is one), before The Marvels movie releases on November 10, 2023. The Amazing Spider-Man #26 is set to release in stores on May 31. Let’s hope there is a larger plan at play and any comic fan would know, no Marvel character remains dead permanently.
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