Ms. Marvel: Created by Bisha K. Ali. With Iman Vellani, Matt Lintz, Zenobia Shroff, Yasmeen Fletcher. Kamala is a superhero fan with an imagination, particularly when it comes to Captain Marvel; Kamala feels like she doesn’t fit in at school and sometimes even at home, that is until she gets superpowers like the heroes she’s looked up to.
Ms. Marvel starts off slow enough and that first episode felt like it was going to be another one of those D+ shows that meanders just a bit too much or never really figures itself out, but by the third episode I was hooked and now I’m 100% on board with Kamala Khan. I was pretty familiar with the character due to my comic bookin, but even if you know nothing about the character, this is a completely accessible show. In fact, I’d say it’d be better to not know the comic book origins, because in the comics there’s a Marvel-esque series of events that were like 10 years in the making that resulted in the character being made with Inhumans, Mutants, Avengers, space mutants, terrigen crystals, terrigen mists, embiggening, and all sorts of general Marvel wackiness that works for the comics but doesn’t necessarily work for the MCU. Her origins are super simplified, some cool new and exciting stuff is introduced, and there’s a fun lead in to her next appearance.