Kamala Khan Has Officially Outgrown Being Marvel’s Jr. Hero
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Kamala Khan Has Officially Outgrown Being Marvel’s Jr. Hero


  • Kamala Khan steps into mentorship role effortlessly, showcasing her growth as a respected hero in Miles Morales: Spider-Man #17.
  • Ms. Marvel is now considered an equal by marquee teams like the X-Men and Avengers, proving her worth through numerous conflicts.
  • Kamala’s ease in mentoring Shift highlights her evolution from a scared girl with powers to a trusted hero in the Marvel Universe.



Warning: Spoilers for Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2022) #17 ahead!With her enthusiastic demeanor and idol-worship of the heroes who have come before her, Kamala Khan often feels like the youngest member of any Marvel team-up. But Ms. Marvel has been through so much since her debut, and that experience shows in how she’s ready to mentor the next generation.

In Miles Morales: Spider-Man #17, Miles, Kamala, and Miles’ clone Shift are having a blast as they team up to take down the minor supervillain Zip Zephyr. Kamala is particularly thrilled to work alongside another shapeshifter, and excitedly talks pointers with Shift after the battle.

Kamala holds her arm up to Shift as she coaches him in shapeshifting technique.

Miles Morales: Spider-Man
#17 comes from the creative team of Cody Ziglar, Partha Pratim, Federico Sabbatini, Bryan Valenza, and Cory Petit.

Kamala naturally slips into the role of mentor, sharing what she knows about shapeshifting as only someone completely comfortable with the use and mastery of her power can.


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Kamala Khan Is A Full-Fledged Marvel Hero

Kamala Khan as Ms. Marvel on the cover of Avengers Twilight #3

Marquee teams like the X-Men and the Avengers now relate to Ms. Marvel as an equal, recognizing how Kamala has proven herself through conflict after conflict.

Kamala Khan first appeared almost a decade ago in the 2014 series Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona, Ian Herring, and Joe Caramagna. Since then, Kamala has grown from a scared girl with powers to a respected superhero alongside her peers. She has saved the world, participated in crossover after crossover, and (in true comic-book tradition) died and subsequently returned to life. She has become such an established figure in the Marvel Universe that the alternate timeline story in Chip Zdarsky, Daniel Acuña, and Cory Petit’s Avengers: Twilight (2024) features a middle-aged Kamala as a primary hero figure in a post-Avengers world.

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#26 (Zeb Wells, John Romita, Jr., Scott Hana, Marcio Menyz, Erick Arciniega, Joe Caramagna) and
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#1 (Gerry Duggan, Luciano Vecchio, R.B. Silva, Adam Kubert, Kris Anka, Valerio Schiti, Pepe Larraz, and others.)

While Kamala has formed close ties with younger heroes like Miles Morales and the Champions, she is no longer portrayed as needing the same kind of mentorship that they do. Instead, marquee teams like the X-Men and the Avengers now relate to Ms. Marvel as an equal, recognizing how Kamala has proven herself through conflict after conflict. This is why her exchange with Shift is so telling: Kamala mentors Shift with ease and confidence, emphasizing that she is no longer the newbie in the Marvel universe.

Ms. Marvel Is Ready To Teach The Next Generation

Ms. Marvel with the X-Men in Marvel Comics

Kamala has become a trusted member of the X-Men, a reliable friend and ally to multiple Spider-Men, and a reliable ally of the Avengers. While the generally static nature of comics makes it tempting to still think of her as a wide-eyed youth, Ms. Marvel has come into her own three times over, and the next generation of Marvel heroes could ask for no better friend or teacher than Kamala Khan.

Miles Morales: Spider-Man #17 is available now from Marvel Comics.

Miles Morales: Spider-Man #17 (2022)

Miles Morales crouches with a venom blast crackling in his hand.

  • Writer: Cody Ziglar
  • Artist: Partha Pratim, Federico Sabbatini
  • Colorist: Bryan Valenza
  • Letterer: Cory Petit
  • Cover Artists: Federico Vicentini, Richard Isanove

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