Ms. Marvel: The New Mutant #1

Writer: Vellani, Iman, Pirzada, Sabir Artist: Carlos E. Gomez, Adam Gorham Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 30, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 20
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KAMALA KHAN IS BACK...AND SHE'S AN X-MAN! That's right - the good news is that fresh off her world-saving death, Kamala has been brought back via Krakoan Resurrection Technology! What a way to learn she's a mutant! The bad news is her debut at the Hellfire Gala didn't go exactly as planned, and now all of mutantkind are being hunted worldwide! Into this world of hate and fear, Kamala has a secret mission to pull off for the X-Men, all the while struggling to acclimate to this new part of her identity! PLUS: This huge new chapter of Kamala's story is being co-written by the MCU's own Kamala, Iman Vellani, and Sabir Pirzada of both DARK WEB: MS more

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Aug 30, 2023

    Ms. Marvel: The New Mutant #1 is a fresh start for the resurrected hero. College may be the perfect allegory for the idea of moving away and beginning a new part of Kamala’s life, even if it isn’t a real move. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Sep 2, 2023

    Overall, Ms. Marvel: The New Mutant #1 is a fun debut issue that is part coming of age and part spy thriller. The story that Iman Vellani and Sabir Pirzada have crafted is an absolute joy. The art by the creative team is gorgeous. Altogether, it's a story that will exceed fans expectations. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Jenna Anderson Aug 30, 2023

    When combined with exuberant art and an impossibly-earnest exploration of Kamala's personal sense of identity, Ms. Marvel: The New Mutant #1 has the makings of something special. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Aug 31, 2023

    This is precisely what I desired from a new Kamala Khan comic. I wanted her themes to persist while allowing exploration of her newfound identity. I was concerned that all the X-Men plotlines might overshadow the narrative, making it feel like an X-Men solo book, but this isn't the case. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Collier Jennings Aug 28, 2023

    Ms. Marvel: The New Mutant #1 leaps headfirst into Kamala Khan's new status, keeping everything fans have grown to love about the character while introducing new wrinkles into her life. Though I may not have been a fan of the path to get down this road, the end result is off to a promising start. Welcome to the X-Men, Kamala Khan. You're definitely going to survive the experience. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 30, 2023

    Gomez and Gorham deliver some beautifully detailed art throughout the issue. The visual styles work really well together and enhance the story in great ways. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 2, 2023

    New Ms. Marvel ongoing series has a great voice and solid art, even if this first issue is a little all over the place and a little ham-fisted in getting its point across. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicsOnline - Christal Kennedy Aug 30, 2023

    Vellanis first comic writing experience is taking us down an intense path into what is next for Ms. Marvel. I love the humanity that shows through in the writing, making us connect and relate to the emotions Kamala is dealing with. The moment between Kamala and Bruno where she tells him the truth about what happened to her and revealing she is also a mutant is a beautiful example of this. The artwork in this scene brings the awkwardness, nervousness, and love and the friendship between these two just shines. It was one of my favorite scenes because of how relatable it is. I cant wait to see what is up next for the newest mutant and how the threads woven in Ms. Marvel connect to Fall of X. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    The Comic Book Spot - Jamie Remolde Sep 3, 2023

    A good jumping on point. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Comic Watch - Mike Eakins Aug 30, 2023

    A fun start to Kamalas new mutant life and another fun Ms. Marvel story. Vellani and Pirzada captured Kamalas anxiety and big heart perfectly. I cant wait for the second issue! Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Multiversity Comics - Kate Kosturski Aug 31, 2023

    Welcome back Ms. Marvel. We knew you wouldn't stay away for long. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Aug 30, 2023

    Vellani's script, co-written with Sabir Pirzada, manages to make the best out of an admittedly cynical premise (corporate synergy) that keeps within the spirit of past Ms. Marvel runs while also feeling like a new chapter in the character's history. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Aug 31, 2023

    Ms. Marvel: The New Mutant #1 did well in focusing on Kamala Khan learning about the reality of her new mutant status quo. The experience is going to be completely different from being known as an Avenger or Inhuman. Now it'll be interesting to see what direction Kamala goes as she gains more experience of what being a mutant and X-Men is. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Aug 30, 2023

    Ms. Marvel: The New Mutant #1 catches up with Kamala Khan after her resurrection and life change to start a new chapter as a college freshman while secretly spying on Orchis for the X-Men. Despite a plethora of unanswered questions and plot holes leading up to this first issue, Vellani and Prizada present a spunky Ms. Marvel with heart, charm, and an age-appropriate awkwardness that readers may find endearing. That said, there's not a drop of dramatic tension or urgency considering Kamala's situation, and the entire comic reads and looks technically proficient but safe and mildly dull. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    cincyfan Sep 3, 2023

    Wow that was really great! I haven't read much of ms. Marvel but am interested in her and was really excited about the idea of having her join the x-men. I thought the writing in this issue was great. I felt like I really got to know the characters. The dialog was fun and had lots of emotion and personality. The plot was really interesting and definitely left me excited for the next issue. Finally I love her x-men costume it looks great. Overall this was a great issue on every front and as a huge reader and collector of the x-men I love everything about this move. Welcome to the x-men kamala!

  • 9.0
    derbycomics Aug 31, 2023

    From her controversial death in Amazing Spider-Man #26 earlier this year, to her resurrection and the revelation that she was a mutant and an Inhuman, and nearly dying again at this year’s Hellfire Gala, there’s been much ado over Marvel’s plans for Kamala Khan over the past few months. And while I won’t let Marvel off the hook for how they’ve handled things, I also won’t hold it against the series’ writing team of Iman Vellani and Sabir Pirzada for picking up the pieces. And wow, did they deliver with MS.MARVEL: THE NEW MUTANT #1!

    Instead of diving right into the mechanics of how or why she’s a mutant, Vellani and Pirzada spend a lot of this debut issue focusing on the things that have always made Kamala utterly more

  • 8.5
    Toonstrack Aug 31, 2023

    Solid start off. My first ms marvel solo series. I enjoyed how they explored her history and her confusion about belonging in a creative way

  • 8.0
    Jawsh Sep 12, 2023

    Something REALLY interesting happening in this book with the metaphor for Kamala's idenity now being portrayed as a MUTANT.
    A connection I somehow missed with all the HELLFIRE GALA surprises. (I did not know about Ms Marvel being a mutant until I read the Gala).
    But like... weird that Bruno would be OK going to a program like that while being so openly anti-mutant and how Kamala is now openly in such a hostile environment...

    I wonder how they're going to handle all of that, if at all...
    But Im intrigued!

  • 7.5
    Screaming Enigma Aug 31, 2023

    I've been vocal in past reviews about how I'm not particularly thrilled about Kamala Khan being a mutant, but it's also not something I'm going to use as an excuse to trash on a book. In the case of this issue, I thought it was pretty solid. Some of the writing feels a little basic to me, but I'm giving the Vellani the benefit of the doubt since this is her first time writing a comic. As for Pirzada, the only thing I've currently read from him was Dark Web: Ms. Marvel (which was solid as well, in my opinion). The story itself here isn't anything new, as a lot of it deals with Kamala trying to balance the different aspects of her life and dealing with her recently finding out she's a mutant, but it's written well enough for me to keep readin more

  • 6.5
    KittyNone Aug 30, 2023

    Another year, another Ms. Marvel series that doesn't quite meet my expectations. This isn't really the fault of the creative team, who all do fine work. But what made Ms. Marvel special was her unique niche in Jersey City and her vibrant family of lovable supporting characters; Ms. Marvel felt fresh ten years ago because she was really just some ordinary kid doing her extraordinary best, like early Spider-Man. It's easy to think a great character like that deserves to be on the Champions, the Avengers, the X-Men, but stuffed into a Big Hero mold like that she always instantly becomes just another plucky young superhero in a sea of superheroes, and although the creators try gamely to anchor her in her anxieties and her friendship with Bruno, more

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