Marvel has announced its plan to kill off Ms. Marvel in an upcoming comic book, which immediately drew criticism from her fans.
In Spider-Man #26, released on May 31, Ms. Marvel and Spider-Man will save the world and in the end, she will heroically sacrifice herself to save others.
Ms. Marvel, whose real name is Kamala Khan, was introduced in 2013 as Marvel’s first Muslim superhero and has been a fan favorite ever since.
Marvel will pay tribute to the beloved character with the release of the comic book Fallen Friend: The Death of Ms. Marvel in July. The comic book publisher stated, “The heart of the Marvel Universe has stopped beating. Now join the other heroes of the Marvel Universe, the creators of Ms. Marvel, and comic fans everywhere in honoring and remembering one of Marvel’s brightest stars.”
However, this decision was met with disappointment and confusion from fans especially since The Marvels, which features Ms. Marvel, is set to hit the stands in November.
Many took to social media to express their disappointment in Marvel for killing off one of its most beloved and diverse comic book characters. One Twitter user stated, “killing off Ms. Marvel, one of the most famous faces of diversity in comics and a frontrunner for an entire generation of diverse heroes to prop up” Spider-Man, a white male character.