The story will see Kamala Khan “stretched thin” due to too many commitments while also dealing with a mysterious robot that attempts to infiltrate Avengers Tower.
“A beloved teacher of mine lent me the very first issues of Ms. Marvel when I was in high school, knowing how important it was for me to see a South Asian super hero,” Ali told Marvel.com. “Kamala and her family didn’t feel like stereotypes, nor were they written with a ‘colorblind’ approach; the generational and cultural misunderstandings between Kamala and her parents—as well as how they overcame them—were very true to South Asian experiences among the diaspora. As a Muslim convert, it also meant a lot for me to see openly Muslim characters. I’m honored that I got to explore Kamala’s world and that I’m helping introduce her to new generations of readers like me.”
Last summer Marvel and Scholastic announced a partnership to create a line of graphic novels aimed at kids, with the first three featuring Miles Morales, Ms. Marvel and Shuri. Miles Morales: Shock Waves by Justin A. Reynolds and artist Pablo Leon, comes out in June.
“Back when I was in college, the introduction of Kamala Khan is the thing that rekindled my interest in the Marvel Universe, and in super hero comics in general,” said Shammas. “Like so many others, I fell in love with Kamala from the start, and recognized in her so much of my own nerdy awkwardness, community, and family dynamics. I know what it would have meant to me to have Kamala in my life even sooner, and so I’m really honored to be able to add to her story and that of her family and friends.”
The graphic novel arrives in stores Sept. 7 and will cost $12.99.