The ongoing adventures of Kamala Khan, The Magnificent Ms. Marvel will come to a close in January 2021 with the title’s 18th issue, which also marks the titular hero’s 75th solo outing.
Fan favorite writer Saladin Ahmed (Miles Morales, Blackbolt) and series artist Mingkyu Jung will bring their beloved series to its conclusion with an oversized final issue that will once again partner Kamala with fellow Muslim hero Amulet, who appeared in The Magnificent Ms. Marvel prior to the teen hero centric event Outlawed. The duo will clash one final time with Stormranger, the sentient Kree battle suit Kamala donned during her first space adventure.
“Forget Super Heroes, Kamala Khan is plain one of the most important fictional characters of her generation. I knew that was true even before I came to write comics,” Ahmed said in his announcement of the series’ end. “But meeting and hearing from fans since launching The Magnificent Ms. Marvel has made it clear and clearer” he continued. “Kamala means so much to so many! Muslim readers, South Asian readers, but also people of all ages anc cultures from all over the world who want to root for a selfless, kindhearted (possibly slightly dorky) hero in this grim, stingy era.”
“Minkyu Jung’s pencils and designs went effortlessly from the streets of Jersey City to the alien plains of Saff to night sky battles, always maintaining the human emotion that drives this book,” Ahmed adds, praising his main artistic collaborator. “From homicidal battlesuits to awkward conversations, he constantly pushed our story in new visual directions. I can’t imagine a more perfect artist for this run, and I’m so happy we got to work together.”
Given Ms. Marvel’s prominence, the recent announcement of Iman Vellani’s casting in the forthcoming Disney Plus series and the fact that Kamala was the central character in Square Enix’s ‘Marvel’s Avengers’ game, it seems a virtual certainty that Ms. Marvel will live on in another series, with a new creative team and Ahmed seems to agree.
“Of course a hero’s myth becomes fully realized when it is passed between storytellers, changing which each telling” he states. “We’ve brought Kamala fact to face with new enemies and to new places in her personal life, sent her to space and to the edge of the law. Now others will tell her story their way. I can’t wait to see what that looks like.
Likewise, Marvel editior-in-chief CB Cebulski seems to agree with his own comments
“Over the years, Ms. Marvel has drawn fans everywhere into the Marvel Universe through her herois, her strength, and her quintessential story about what it means to be a hero – a story that we all can hear and relate to,” Cebulski stated.
“Saladin and Minkyu’s run on Ms. Marvel took that journey to thrilling new heights within the Marvel Universe, and the creative team here has been truly magnificent. We are so excited to show you what’s in store for Kamala next. More news to come in 2021!”