Ms. Marvel is back from her most recent adventure in space, the kickoff arc of her brand new ongoing series — the first after Kamala Khan co-creator G. Willow Wilson stepped away from the book.
And she got loot! A brand new shiny costume made of Kree nanotechnology that can transform into a very stylish messenger bag. And nothing bad EVER comes from adopting a new, shapeshifting space costume of unknown origin, not in Marvel Comics!
What else is happening in the pages of our favorite comics? We’ll tell you. Welcome to Polygon’s weekly list of the books that our comics editor enjoyed this past week. It’s part society pages of superhero lives, part reading recommendations, part “look at this cool art.” There may be some spoilers. There may not be enough context. Let’s start get started!
Magnificent Ms. Marvel #5
That bag looks great and I expect to be able to buy from Etsy, Her Universe, or Hot Topic as soon as possible.
The Wicked + The Divine #44
Gillen and McKelvie’s The Wicked + The Divine only has one more issue to go, with last week’s installment wrapping up the main plotline, and this is pretty much the only panel of it that isn’t a huge spoiler.
House of X #1
We focused our coverage of House of X #1 on Professor Xavier’s weird and yet ominous plan, but let it not be said that Magneto didn’t deliver on his personal mission of being as extra as possible.
Wonder Woman #75
Wonder Woman and the Amazons had a nice day, and I think we should celebrate that.
Action Comics #1013
Brian Bendis and his collaborators have done a fantastic job of introducing an entirely new Superman villain — the secret mafia queenpin known only as Leone — and making her instantly formidable and likeable in equal measure. As in this scene, where she walks into her bedroom in her underwear only to see one of Lex Luthor’s dopey Year of the Villain drones hovering over her bed and looks like she’s about to dropkick it to the moon.
Tony Stark: Iron Man #14
My favorite thing in superhero universes is bars that cater to niche, sci-fi fantasy communities, so I’m so happy to know that the Marvel Universe has a secret bar for synthetic sentients and it’s called The Uncanny Valley.
Valkyrie: Jane Foster #1
Valkyrie: Jane Foster #1 kicked off last week with Jane doing her best to mop up the Asgardian ordinance strewn all over the world by the War of the Realms. Which is to say, yes, that’s Bullseye, and he’s riding a pegasus, and he has a valkyrie sword. It’s bad news.