Kamala Khan is my favorite new character in the Marvel Universe during the Marvel NOW era (2012 to 2015), with creators G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona putting a spin on the Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel legacy and creating a modern teen hero in the style of Peter Parker.
I originally lumped Kamala into the CBH combo Captain Marvel / Ms. Marvel reading order, but at this point Kamala’s a very big deal!
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Ms. Marvel Reading Order
The great new Ms. Marvel launches during Marvel NOW!
Kamala’s series extends for 19 issues prior to Secret Wars, before Kamala becomes even more integrated in the Marvel Universe on teams like the Avengers and Champions!
Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal
Collects: Ms. Marvel (2014) #1 to #5, Material from Marvel Now! Point One
It all starts here, folks! The birth of Kamala Khan as Ms. Marvel spins directly out of Jonathan Hickman’s stellar 2013 event Infinity, in which Inhuman king Black Bolt unleashed the Terrigen Bomb, giving birth to an entire new generation of Inhumans.
Although most don’t look back on the Inhumans’ time in the spotlight with rose tinted glasses, Kamala Khan remains, undoubtedly, the greatest addition to the Marvel universe that the Inhumans push brought us.
As an origin story, “No Normal” is as good as it gets. Kamala immediately proves to be a likable and charming protagonist, both in how she’s written in G.W. Wilson’s script, and how she’s rendered by artist extraordinaire Adrian Alphona (seriously, the grumpy faces this girl makes are impossible not to relate to).
This first volume, as well as the entirety of the run by Wilson and Alphona, perfectly hits upon that Spider-Man sweet spot, giving us a hero trying their best to balance school life, family, superheroics, as well as the push and pull of being a Muslim American kid in world with Iron Man and Captain Marvel flying just up above battling invading aliens.
We can’t recommend this first volume enough, people.
Ms. Marvel Volume 2: Generation Why
Collects: Ms. Marvel (2014) 6-11
Collects: Ms. Marvel (2014) 12-15
Ms. Marvel Volume 4: Last Days
Collects: Ms. Marvel (2014) 16-19, Material from Amazing Spider-Man (2014) 7-8
The first four volumes of Ms. Marvel by Wilson and Alphona are near perfect comics, and essential reading for any Marvel comics fan. I include the run on my 100 favorite comics from 1998 to 2015!
The Last Days arc leads directly into Secret Wars (2015), which is my favorite Marvel event of all time. You’ll find Kamala in various Battleworld books, primarily:
Kamala the Avenger!
All-New All-Different Avengers: Vol. 1: The Magnificent Seven
Issues: Avengers #0 to #6
Following Secret Wars Kamala is launched into a role as an Avenger. It’s a strange time for the team, half legacy Avengers and half up and coming teenagers. All in all, I find this run pretty disappointing, and expect a better fit for Kamala with the iconic team in the future.
Ms. Marvel Vol. 5: Super Famous
Collects: Ms. Marvel 1-6
All-New, All-Different Avengers Vol. 2: Family Business
Collects: All-New, All-Different Avengers 7-12
Ms. Marvel Vol. 6: Civil War II
Collects: Ms. Marvel 7-12
For the full guide check out the Civil War II reading order.
All-New, All-Different Avengers Vol. 3: Civil War II
Collects: All-New, All-Different Avengers 13-15, Annual
Champions Vol. 1: Change the World
Collects: Champions 1-6
Following Civil War II, the Avenging kiddos like Kamala and Miles Morales decide they need a team that suits their youth movement, and form an all-new Champions.
Collects: Ms. Marvel 13-18
Secret Warriors Vol. 1: Secret Empire
Collects: Secret Warriors #1 to #5
A part of Secret Empire. You can find the full event reading order with Comic Book Herald’s guide to Secret Empire.
Secret Warriors Vol. 2: If Trouble Must Come
Collects: Secret Warriors #6 to #10
In what has to be Kamala’s weirdest series to date, Secret Warriors continues out of Secret Empire despite everyone’s best efforts to pretend it never happened.
Champions Vol. 2: The Freelancer Lifestyle
Collects: Champions 6-11
Collects: Ms. Marvel 19-24
Ms. Marvel Vol. 9: Teenage Wasteland
Collects: Ms. Marvel 25-30
Avengers & Champions: Worlds Collide
Collects: Avengers 672-674, Champions 13-15
Reading order for this crossover begins with Avengers #672 and then alternates Champions and Avengers issues until Champions #15.
Champions Vol. 3: Champion for a Day
Collects: Champions 16-21
Collects: Ms. Marvel 31-38
Champions Vol. 4: Northern Lights
Collects: Champions 19-24
A New Era for Kamala (2019 – Present)
Collects: Exiles #1 to #6
Exiles Vol. 2: The Trial Of The Exiles
Collects: Exiles #7 to #12
Champions by Jim Zub: Beat The Devil
Collects: Champions (2019) #1-6
Ms. Marvel remains part of the Champions in Jim Zub’s relaunch. Also featuring some War of the Realms tie-ins!
Ms. Marvel by Saladin Ahmed Vol. 1: Destined
Collects: Magnificent Ms. Marvel (2019) #1-6
Acclaimed Black Bolt writer Saladin Ahmed takes over Kamala’s adventures! Plus, a new costume!
With art by Minkyu Jung, “Destined” sees a new creative team and new vision for Kamala, as she finds herself going up against new extraterrestrial, body horror-esque threats, and an intergalactic prophecy that paints Ms. Marvel as the savior of an endangered planet.
All the while, Kamala must grapple with the new dynamic of having both of her parents aware of her superhero identity. This new creative direction for Kamala promises an exciting future for the hero, expanding the scope of her world while also upping the stakes of her endless Spider-Man-like interpersonal dramas.
With a cleverly rendered recap of Ms. Marvel’s origin story, this new run penned by Saladin Ahmed offers another great jumping on point. DEFINITELY recommended!
Collects: Marvel Team-Up (2019) #1-6
Kamala anchors the revival of a Marvel staple with appearances by Spidey and Carol Danvers!
Ms. Marvel by Saladin Ahmed Vol. 2: Stormranger
Collects: Magnificent Ms. Marvel (2019) 7-12
Ms. Marvel by Saladin Ahmed Vol. 3: Outlawed
Collects: Magnificent Ms. Marvel (2019) 13-18
Champions by Eve Ewing Vol. 1: Outlawed
Collects: Outlawed (2020) 1, Champions (2020) 1-5
Check out the full CBH Outlawed reading order!
Collects: #1 to #5
Faltou a edição 2 de “S.H.I.E.L.D.” depois das edições “Ms. Marvel Volume 2: Generation Why
Collects: Ms. Marvel (2014) 6-11”
Ashif Dhanani says
Does anyone know where the inhumane vs xmen event takes place. Miss marvel is in it and so is cyclops. They don’t seem to know eachother yet in it, so I’m assuming it comes before champions vol 1, but thats all I know.
Cam Moore says
It’s pre-Civil War II, post-Secret Wars. Hope this helped.
Do I have to read the non-ms marvel books? Like, will it still make sense if I just read the 10 volumes?
No, generally you’ll be just fine sticking to the Ms Marvel books. Enjoy the comics!
Great! Thanks for your help!
Carol Danvers says
how can it be 0-6 on all new avengers. i heard it was 1-15.
how can you have a #0 issue of something. please help. i am so confused with the all new avengers part of the ms marvel reading list
can you just send links to the comic for all new avengers that are to do with ms marvel
Mateo Rendón says
Thanks for the amazing reading order, Dave! I’m really excited for the Ms. Marvel Disney Plus series, so your list is extremely helpful!