While death in comics has become somewhat of a joke, with many Marvel heroes dying at some point only to be later brought back to life, Kamala Khan’s death feels different. Ms. Marvel wasn’t a character in need of a creative revamp or reboot, which usually happens after an A-list hero’s death. If anything, readers needed more Ms. Marvel, not less.
Despite the appetite for more Ms. Marvel, Marvel Comics is going all-in with her death. The upcoming one-shot, “Fallen Friend: The Death of Ms. Marvel” will see the return of creators such as G. Willow Wilson, Mark Waid, and Saladin Ahmed. Meanwhile, heroes from across the Marvel Universe will mourn the loss of Ms. Marvel.
For those upset about the news of Ms. Marvel’s death, Marvel may have something up its sleeve. With Kamala being a mutant in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, her death at the hands of Rabin could be Marvel Comic’s way to resurrect her with mutant powers. While Marvel could have undergone more appropriate storylines to make Ms. Marvel a mutant, that seems to be where Marvel wants to land following the events. Considering the amount of goodwill the publisher has burned leading up to the death of Ms. Marvel, it will be fascinating to see how the character comes back and what role she plays.
Readers can see Kamala Khan’s heroic sacrifice and death in “The Amazing Spider-Man” #26, which is in comic book stores and online retailers now!