Issue 76 – Kamala Khan

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  • Intro
    • Shoutout to Seth making memes in FB Group
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  • Background (03:55)
    • Kamala Khan created by Sana Amanat, Stephen Wacker, G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona, and Jamie McKelvie in Captain Marvel #14 (August 2013) in a one-panel cameo, but first major appearance was Ms. Marvel #1 (Feb. 2014)
    • First generation Pakistani-American, she chafes against the rules of her parents – she’s a major superhero fangirl, and writes fanfiction about the Avengers, especially Carol Danvers, whom she idolizes
    • One night she sneaks out of the house only to end up exposed to the Terrigen Mists, which unlock her latent Inhuman genes – she has the power to shape-shift
    • Her friend Bruno learns of her abilities after she gets shot stopping Bruno’s brother from robbing a store, and becomes her “man in the chair” – he helps her defeat the Inventor, a hybrid of Thomas Edison & a cockatiel
    • In Secret Wars, she helps Carol protect Jersey City, and gets her family & friends to a safe place while they wait for the world to end – once the Incursions pass and the realities merge, she continues operating as Ms. Marvel
    • During a battle against Warbringer, she’s joined by Nova, Spider-Man, and several Avengers – Iron Man offers her a spot on the team, and she accepts
    • Deals with HYDRA using her likeness to co-opt their redevelopment scheme which involves brainwashing residents – manages to defeat them, but takes hit to her reputation
    • During Civil War II arc, initially sides with Carol Danvers, but comes to realize Carol’s manipulating her and stands up to her idol, especially after Carol’s precog arrests a friend of hers who was supposedly going to blow up the school – in the ensuing attempt to rescue Josh, Bruno is seriously injured, and he blames Kamala
    • She quits the Avengers, because they’re too globally focused – she joins the Champions with other young heroes instead
    • She reconciles with Carol, as well as Bruno – they begin dating in the newest series, where it’s revealed that all of her friends and her parents all know of her dual identity
  • Issues (11:12)
    • Initially coping with strict parents – common teenage issue
    • Fangirling of heroes leads to broken pedestal, especially with Carol Danvers (20:23)
    • Unrequited crush on Bruno leads to heartache (28:32)
  • Break
    • Plugs for Talk Me Into, We’re All Mad Here, and Saladin Ahmed
  • Treatment (38:20)
    • In-universe – Interpersonal therapy, focus on the details for a change
    • Out of universe (43:23) – 
  • Skit (Kamala voiced by Nur Chodry, who won the open casting call!) (49:44)
  • Ending (56:00)
    • Next episodes: secret identities, Shredder, Dick Grayson
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