Fallen Friend: The Death of Ms. Marvel #1
Written by G. Willow Wilson, Mark Waid and Saladin Ahmed
Art by Takeshi Miyazawa, Humberto Ramos and Andrea Di Vito
Inks by Victor Olazaba
Colors by Ian Herring and Edgar Delgado
Letters by Ariana Maher
The Rundown: Friends, family and colleagues gather to remember Ms. Marvel.
In the wake of her death, the friends and family of Kamala Khan gather at the mosque to remember her even though her parents do not believe she is actually gone. As the service begins, more people arrive including Captain Marvel and more to remember the young woman who both inspired and challenged them.
As the chapters of the story unfold, everyone from the Champions to the Avengers gather to discuss Ms. Marvel and Iron Man makes a request of Strange. One that will lead to a deeper discussion about power and loss.
The Story: The writers each tell an interesting story broken up into three chapters that explore the impact of Kamala Khan’s life on both her family, friends and colleagues. The story does a great job of weaving both the grief these characters feel at the loss of a friend and the interpersonal conflicts that they are all dealing with. I enjoyed that the story increasingly evolved as more characters came in and how each chapter dealt with the best of the character and her impact on the people who knew her.
The Art: All of the artists deliver beautifully detailed and intricate art throughout the issue. Every page and chapter had visual moments that are memorable.