The Vietnamese character now has a first name more befitting of her background and culture.
A classic New Mutant received a name change — well, more of a name tweak — in a recent Marvel Unlimited Infinity Comic. Karma, whose real name was Xi’an, is now Xuân.
The Magic Fish creator Trung Le Nguyen, who is also Vietnamese like the character, wrote and drew “Karma in Love,” the story where the new name was noted. He spoke to Marvel.com about the change.
“I’ve had quite a journey around Karma’s civilian name. As a reader who spoke Vietnamese as a child, it was really difficult for me to connect with Karma because I knew her name was gibberish,” he said, noting that the “sh” sound in “Xi’an,” which was shown to be pronounced as “Shan” in various comics, didn’t exist in the Vietnamese language.
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Rainbow Rowell, Andrés Genolet and more will celebrate with a double-sized milestone issue.
Add up all those issues of She-Hulk and you’ll get to 175 with issue #12 of the latest series, which arrives in April. Writer Rainbow Rowell and artist Andrés Genolet, who worked together on Runaways, will reunite to celebrate the milestone.
The doubled-sized issue that will introduce a new villain, The Scoundrel, into Jennifer Walters’ already complicated life.
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