The definitive, chronological, and up-to-date guide and trade reading order on collecting Kamala Khan as Ms. Marvel comic books via omnibuses and trade paperback graphic novels. A part of Crushing Comics Guide to the Marvel Universe. Last updated June 2022 with titles scheduled for release through December 2002. Looking for Carol Danvers as Ms. Marvel (and Captain Marvel)? Head to the Captain Marvel Guide!
It’s fitting that the title of Captain Marvel has passed through the hands of so many Marvel heroes, since it tacitly implies the holder as a mascot for the unified Marvel Universe, just as Captain America stands as a patriotic symbol of America.
Similarly, it makes sense that the title of Ms. Marvel – originally tied to women’s liberation in the 1970s – has been passed down to a new hero.
The many long-time comic readers know Carol Danvers as the original Ms. Marvel, thought she graduated to being Captain Marvel in 2012. That status was cemented by her appearing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with her Captain title. It’s likely she’ll never be a “Ms.” again.
With the name freed up by Danvers, in 2014 Marvel created a new hero to take up the mantel. Kamala Khan is a teenage girl, a Pakistani-American, a major Carol Danvers fan, and a dormant Inhuman whose shape-changing powers were activated by the aftermath of Marvel’s Infinity event.
Khan’s title is a modern-day delight – a perfect update of the teenage fumbling of early Spider-Man to the modern day for a young women of color trying to live up to the standards of her immigrant parents while forging her own identity.
Kamala Khan was allowed to exist on her own with little intervention in 2014-2015 – she makes few guest appearances outside of her first series. That changed in 2015 with the launch of her second series, after Marvel’s Secret War. Kamala returned with a much higher profile both with fans and within the Marvel Universe. That mean becoming a member of team titles (both Avengers and the Champions), participating in events, and appearing as a more frequent guest star.
Still, you don’t have to pay attention to that! G. Willow Wilson’s tenure ran for more than 50 issues, making a compelling, straight-forward run you can enjoy without the distraction of Kamala’s other appearances. A follow-up series by Saladin Ahmed is more connected to Kamala’s membership the The Champions, but it can still be read on its own.