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Ms. Marvel Arrives in June. Get a First Look

The future is in her hands. We’ve got a first look at Marvel StudiosMs. Marvel which will premiere on Disney+ on June 8.

We’ve got confirmation that the character’s powers have changed, and likely her Inhuman background. Instead of gaining her powers from Terrigen Mists, it looks like the character is sporting… Quantum Bands!? We do see similar powers from the comic page and the trailer definitely has an infectious fun aspect about it.

Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel, debuted in 2013 in Captain Marvel #14. The character was created by Sana Amanat, Stephen Wacker, G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona, and Jamie McKelvie. The character has been a hit breaking from the traditional mold to tell the story of a Muslim, Pakistani American girl that lives in New Jersey.

We’ll find out more when the show debuts later this year.

Runaways Celebrates 100 issues with a Giant-Sized Spectacular

They started as six normal teenagers brought together by the shocking revelation that their very parents were super villains and over the years, the Runaways have reinvented themselves time and time again, becoming one of Marvel’s most beloved franchises. This August, the series will mark 100 issues and Marvel Comics is proud to celebrate the book’s legacy of incredible creators, dynamic cast of characters, and brilliant storytelling with a special giant-sized issue. The 38th issue of author Rainbow Rowell’s critically acclaimed run, this landmark comic will feature art by series artist Andrés Genolet as well as Kris Anka and the return of the Runaways’ co-creator, artist Adrian Alphona.

Since the very beginning, Runaways has been known for its twists – and the last few issues have revealed some of the biggest twists in the book’s history. The 100th issue will be no exception and fans can expect big character redefining moments as this team of Marvel misfits embark on an exciting new era.

Put on your fancy clothes and get out the party hats for the biggest and craziest issue of Runaways yet when Runaways #100 hits stands on August 11th

Runaways #100

Iman Vellani is Ms. Marvel

Iman Vellani Ms. Marvel

Marvel Studios has found their Ms. Marvel in Iman Vellani. Vellani will reportedly star in the Disney+ series which will feature the beloved character.

Marvel nor Disney have confirmed the casting.

Ms. Marvel is Kamala Khan, a Muslim Pakistani-American teenager in New Jersey. The character debuted in 2013 in Captain Marvel #14 and was created by Sana Amanat, Adrian Alphona, Jamie McKelvie, and G. Willow Wilson. The character in the comics is an Inhuman who gains her powers after Terrigen Mist is unleashed across the world. Her powers include shapeshifting and healing factor which she uses to protect her town and worldwide adventures with teams such as the Champions, Secret Warriors, The Mighty Avengers, and The New Avengers.

Iman Vellani is a newcomer with new credits according to IMDB.

Ms. Marvel is one of numerous Marvel shows coming to Disney+. Up first this year is WandaVision with Falcon and The Winter Soldier after. She-Hulk, Moon Knight, Nick Fury, and more are all being worked on.

(via Deadline)

Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, and She-Hulk Announced for Disney+ at D23

We knew there’d be some announcements at D23 and Marvel brought the goods with three new series for the streaming service. Marvel Studios has announced television shows based on Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, and She-Hulk. All three are known to have been in the works or have been mentioned by Marvel Studios honcho Kevin Feige.

What is new is interesting is that some of these shows were assumed to be movies, Ms. Marvel especially. Moon Knight and She-Hulk were both rumored to be in the running for shows on Netflix before that deal went south.

British writer Bisha K. Ali has been tapped for Ms. Marvel to write and act as showrunner. It is assumed the series will star Kamala Khan, an Inhuman who took on the mantle from her idol Carol Danvers (though in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Danvers has never gone by Ms. Marvel.

She-Fulk first appeared in Savage She-Hulk #1 and was created by Stan Lee and John Buscema. Jennifer Walters is the cousin of Bruce Banner and in the comics gained her powers due to a blood transfusion. She’s also a lawyer balancing her life as a lawyer and superhero.

She-Hulk

Moon Knight was created by Doug Moench and Don Perlin and debuts in Werewolf by Night #32 in 1975. Marc Spector is a former Marine turned mercenary and near death is offered a chance at life if he becomes the god Khonshu’s avatar on Earth. What’s notable is Spector is Jewish, the son of a rabbi.

Moon Knight

Kamala Khan is the newest of the three characters debuting in Captain Marvel #14 in 2013. Created by Sana Amanat, G. Willow Wilson, and Adrian Alphona, the character is a New Jersey Muslim teenager who’s also Inhuman and gains her powers after Terrigen Mist is unleashed around the world.

Ms. Marvel

These shows are all under the Marvel Studios banner showing the expansion of the power and reach of that arm of Marvel and its head Kevin Feige.

These shows are in addition to the already announced The Falcon and Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Loki, and Hawkeye which will all debut beginning in late 2020 and throughout 2021.

In other Marvel Studios news, Kit Harrington is rumored to be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Wyatt Russell will join The Falcon and Winter Solider as John F. Walker, aka U.S. Agent.

Review: Runaways: Parental Guidance

It’s Wednesday which means comics are hitting comic stores all across the world. This week from Marvel is a trade dedicated to the Runaways!

Runaways: Parental Guidance collects issues #13-18 by Brian K. Vaughan, Adrian Alphona, Craig Yeung, and Christina Strain.

Get your copy at comic and book stores now. To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Runaways: Parental Guidance
Amazon or TFAW

 

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Marvel’s Runaways Heads to Hulu

Runaways_Omnibus_Vol_1_1Marvel has dominated movie theaters, taken over Netflix, and has set their sights on Hulu as their next media platform to rule. The series is based on the comic created by the award-winning team of Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona.

What’s this one about?

Every teenager thinks their parents are evil. What if you found out they actually were? Marvel’s Runaways is the story of six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other but who must unite against a common foe – their parents.

Talk has buzzed for quite some time that the comic series would come to television or theaters and it looks like it’s finally happening.

Marvel’s Runaways is Executive Produced by series Co-Showrunners/writers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage along with Marvel’s Head of Television, Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory. Fake Empire’s Lisa Rowinski will produce as well. Marvel’s Runaways is a co-production with ABC Signature Studios.

The series and characters debuted in July 2003 as part of Marvel’s “Tsunami” imprint. The first volume was canceled in 2004 after eighteen issues. Strong trade sales had the series revived in February 2005 which ran until June 2008. A third volume launched August 2008 and ran until November 2009. Finally, a fourth volume ran from May 2015 until November 2015. Altogether the various volumes had the series running for 66 issues.

Kamala Chooses a Side in Your First Look at Ms. Marvel #8!

This June, as the blockbuster Civil War II heats up, Kamala Khan gets called to the front lines to join the fray! Marvel has released a first look inside Ms. Marvel #8 – a Civil War II tie-in from creators G. Willow Wilson, Takeshi Miyazawa and Adrian Alphona! A new Inhuman has emerged, one with the power to predict the future. The heroes of the Marvel Universe are faced with a choice. Wield this new power to change the future as they see fit, or reject it – and allow tomorrow to unfold unaltered. As the battle lines are drawn, which side will Kamala choose? Is she ready to take a stand against her idol and mentor, Captain Marvel? Find out this June as Civil War II comes to Jersey City!

MS. MARVEL #8 (APR160894)
Written by G. WILLOW WILSON
Art by TAKESHI MIYAZAWA & ADRIAN ALPHONA
Cover by CAMERON STEWART
Civil War Reenactment Variant by SIYA OUM (APR160895)
On-Sale – 06/22/16

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Review: Ms. Marvel #1

Ms_Marvel_1_CoverThe internationally-beloved, butt-kicking, smack-talking, most adorable super hero makes her triumphant return. Look out world, Kamala Khan is back and officially an Avenger! Yup, the dream to end all dreams has happened for Kamala. She’s toe to toe with the best of the best, but will being one of Earth’s mightiest heros be everything she imagined? Is being a celebrity hero as wonderful as Kamala has hoped? Plus: WHO IS THAT WITH BRUNO??

The Kamala Korps will probably be excited to see that Ms. Marvel Kamala Khan is back in Ms. Marvel #1. Writer G. Willow Wilson continues Kamala’s adventures, and dives right in to her higher profile status now that she’s an Avenger.

By the time I got to the end of the first issue, I was a bit torn about the comic. There was a lot I liked, in fact a bunch I loved, but some of what made the early issues of the first volume was missing. To me, what makes Kamala special is her total package, a Muslim teenager, living in Jersey, and she has superpowers. All of that together feels new and special. This first issue feels like its missing part of that, making her just a female teenage Spider-Man in Jersey. All of what makes her special wasn’t present and new readers picking up this issue will probably enjoy it, but not get why the comic really stands out from the pack, especially since teenage girls with special powers is in vogue right now.

The comic also focuses on Bruno, a lot. Out of the 28 issues, about 9 is dedicated to Bruno and, well, I don’t want to spoil it. The way the comic focuses on Bruno is interesting and gets Wilson from doing so well worn tropes about a girl or guy pining over someone.

What really stood out to me, and is the most intriguing part of the comic is Ms. Marvel/Kamala dealing with gentrification. A couple of comics have recently taken on the topic, but here we have it also mixed in with controlling one’s image. To me, that alone has me interested enough to come back for the next issue. The rest is just icing on the cake.

What really stands out to me is the humorous tone of the comic, which is drawn with style and flare by Takeshi Miyazawa and Adrian Alphona. Wilson’s writing could easily have been a stereotypical romantic story, but the visuals peppered throughout the comic are hilarious breaking up the moments that could otherwise feel serious. This isn’t quite putting small fun details in the background, it’s all pretty in-your-face, but it’s all really funny.

Ms. Marvel #1 is a solid start, but it doesn’t quite have that same thing that got me to praise the previous volume’s first issue as one of the best comics of that year and one of the most important of the decade. The series feels like its fallen back into a comic featuring teenagers and one is a superhero, something we’ve seen a few other times.

Story: G. Willow Wilson Art: Takeshi Miyazawa, Adrian Alphona
Story: Art: Overall: Recommendation:

The Hit Series Returns! Your New Look at Ms. Marvel #1!

The internationally-beloved, award-winning, butt-kicking, smack talking, most adorable super hero makes her triumphant return! Time to hop on board the book that has the world talking…Ms. Marvel is back! Marvel has released a new look inside the oversized Ms. Marvel #1! Writer G. Willow Wilson alongside artists Takeshi Miyazawa and Adrian Alphona return to chronicle the ongoing adventures of Kamala Khan! Did we mention she’s an Avenger now? Yup, the dream has become a reality. She’s gone toe-to-toe with the best of the best, but will being one of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes be everything she hoped for? Is being a celebrity hero as wonderful as Kamala had hoped? Find out in the electrifying first issue! Buckle up Kamala Korps – it’s going to be a wild ride.

MARVEL #1 (SEP150749)
Written by G. WILLOW WILSON
Art by TAKESHI MIYAZAWA & ADRIAN ALPHONA
Cover by CLIFF CHIANG
Variant Cover by SARA PICHELLI (SEP150751)
Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (SEP150752)
Hip-Hop Variant by JENNY FRISSON (SEP150750)
Cosplay Variant by SONI BALESTIER (SEP150753)
FOC – 10/26/15, On-Sale – 11/18/15

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The Last Days Come For More Heroes This June!

The_Punisher_19_CoverThe skies grow dark and the end is nigh. Everything they know is about to come to an end. Fledgling heroes, soldiers and beings of pure cosmic energy alike face the end this June. And there is no coming back. Marvel has announced the first issues of four blockbuster Last Days stories, leading in to the highly-anticipated Secret Wars. Beginning in June, be there as these heroes face their final hours and the obliteration of the Marvel Universe!

First, Dan Slott and Mike Allred bring you “The Death of Everything That Ever Was or Will Be” in Silver Surfer #13. From the edge of Battleworld to the far reaches of the cosmos – every planet, moon and star has been extinguished. Except for the Surfer, Dawn and Toomie! How did they pull this off? And more importantly, can they figure out a way to bring everything back?

Then, the end of the world comes to Jersey City in Ms. Marvel #16 as G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona bring Kamala Khan to the brink of destruction, as she learns the hard way what it takes to be a hero. But is it too late for her to save the world she has sworn to protect?

When the end comes – will you fall into the darkness, or will you fight against the dying of the light? That is the question as Natasha Romanoff faces her LAST DAYS in Black Widow #19. Nathan Edmondson and Phil Noto take the most dangerous woman in the world to the very end of all things, as she finds herself unexpectedly connected to one of the darkest moments of her past.

Finally, when you live every day like it’s your last, what will you do when it finally comes? The end of the Marvel Universe won’t stop Frank Castle from doling out retribution in The Punisher #19. Nathan Edmondson and Mitch Gerads take Frank Castle back into the fray for one last war. One of the Punisher’s allies falls. Someone picked the wrong fight.

Before Secret Wars can begin, the Marvel Universe must end.

SILVER SURFER #13
Written by DAN SLOTT
Art & Cover by MIKE ALLRED
On Sale in June!

 

MS. MARVEL #16
Written by G. WILLOW WILSON
Art by ADRIAN ALPHONA
Cover by KRIS ANKA
On Sale in June!

 

BLACK WIDOW #19
Written by NATHAN EDMONDSON
Art & Cover by PHIL NOTO
On Sale in June!

 

THE PUNISHER #19
Written by NATHAN EDMONDSON
Art & Cover by MITCH GERADS
On Sale in June!

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