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Fallen Friend: The Death of Ms. Marvel #1

Writer: G. Willow Wilson Artist: Takeshi Miyazawa, Humberto Ramos Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 12, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 13
7.3Critic Rating
5.2User Rating

THE HEART OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE HAS STOPPED BEATING. Kamala Khan died a hero's death in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #26, saving our entire universe. Come join the other heroes of the Marvel Universe, the creators of Ms. Marvel, and comic fans everywhere in honoring and remembering one of Marvel's brightest stars!

Rated T+

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jul 12, 2023

    While Ms. Marvel will inevitably return, her temporary death creates an opportunity for this issue of Marvel Comics to remind us how superheroes may inspire us in life. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 12, 2023

    All of the artists deliver beautifully detailed and intricate art throughout the issue. Every page and chapter had visual moments that are memorable. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Jul 12, 2023

    There are a modicum of reasons why losing Kamala is so gut-wrenching, and I think the whole comic encapsulates that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Tim Chuma Jul 18, 2023

    While I am not sure I would recommend this if you have not been following the events around it, the tone of this and mature way death is treated in this story does make it recommended. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 12, 2023

    Fallen Friend: The Death of Ms. Marvel #1 is a comic about mourning that thankfully highlights Kamala Khan's culture but doesn't do much more. Capturing three moments at her funeral, we get the pulse of key characters who Ms. Marvel touched, but little else. While it's nice to get some sense of how characters are feeling from the death of Ms. Marvel, it's far too little and maybe too late. With the character's revival assured, we have a comic that shows important Muslim culture but little else. Read Full Review

  • 5.6
    Comic Watch - Anthony Bergamini Jul 12, 2023

    Fallen Friend: The Death of Ms. Marvel #1 is an emotional look into the way that Kamala impacted the lives of all of the supporting characters in Ms. Marvels various stories. The first story hits an emotional cord that sets the bar too high for the others, with not all of these tales working as well as the others to serve as a celebration of the powerful characterization of Kamala Khan. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Jul 12, 2023

    Fallen Friend: The Death Of Ms. Marvel #1 begins the slow, deliberate process of mourning Kamal Khan through a collection of partial scenes and vignettes of widely- and hardly-known characters gathering to grieve. Each chapter centers on a different group of characters in Kamala's life, but the comic as a whole doesn't have anything to say. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Screaming Enigma Jul 28, 2023

    I completely understand that Ms. Marvel dying for a few months is happening to spark interest and gain attention, but this was a well-done one-shot. I'm not going to let my opinions of other stories/situations influence my opinion of this issue. I must say that it was heartfelt and well-written across the board. We start with Wilson & Miyazawa's story that sets a nice tone for what's to come. We get a sense of how important Kamala was to so many people, especially when people like Wolverine and Captain Marvel start walking in. I would give this an 8.5/10. Next, we had my favorite story of the trio from Waid & Ramos. While a lot of this is about Viv, I thought Waid wrote this very well. Viv describing the pain she's feeling is just so heart more

  • 8.5
    KittyNone Jul 12, 2023

    Cheap and hollow as it is to try to make an emotional event out of what's little more than an accounting reshuffle, I couldn't resist GWW & Miyazawa doing a Ms. Marvel story so here I am.

    And I wasn't disappointed: no one has ever quite made Kamala and her crew sing the way GWW did, and the first story is a reminder of just how good her Ms. Marvel was, how vibrant and alive and real the supporting cast felt. Kamala has always been at her most interesting and lovable grounded in her mostly ordinary friends and family where her pluck and heroism get refracted through her community, rather than the Champions or the Avengers where she's just a generic Eager Young Superhero. Making me tear up a little at an event I'm so scornful of i more

  • 6.5
    DDJamesB Jul 23, 2023

    3 short stories that were somewhat touching, but never given the length needed to make an impact.

  • 6.5
    Ultimate Goblin Jul 13, 2023

    It's a bit boring, but it's normal for a mourning comic. However, it's hard to see any real value in it, because the secret post-credit scene already "teases" her resurrection. At least it looks like that. And I mean... man, this is comics. She can't be dead for long. And looks like fans even predicted the way she will be brought back to life.

    I don't know, overall the comic is okay, but not a masterpiece. I love Kamala's comics and I feel like it could be better.

    UPD 14 July - she's already announced to be alive and a mutant :)))))))) oh my god, this is soooo soulless... I mean what the fuck? Can't you actually wait at least month... AT LEAST! But no. However, yeah, Kamala will write a comic about Kamala. Isn't it co more

  • 4.5
    JerBearMI Nov 21, 2023

    Nothing here

  • 2.0
    Opposite_Hedgehog_75 Jul 12, 2023

    I hate this issue. The art is bland, the dialogue is atrocious, and Kamala’s death just feels lifeless. One of the worst comics of the year.

  • 1.5
    Widow 117 Jul 12, 2023

    Seriously Marve. This is a definition of heartless cashgrab.

  • 1.0
    Ebonyc Jul 14, 2023

    Oh, nooo. Anyway...

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude May 29, 2024

  • 7.5
    NickNightingale Oct 28, 2023

  • 6.5
    Alias12 Feb 7, 2024

  • 5.0
    ed1138 Jul 19, 2023

  • 1.0
    RJJ Jul 15, 2023

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