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Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel stares in surprise at her new red, blue and gold costume as she stands in the midst of an alien battlefield, on the cover of Magnificent Ms. Marvel #5, Marvel Comics (2019). Eduard Petrovich/Marvel Comics

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Ms. Marvel’s brand new costume has extreme Venom vibes

On the other hand it looks GREAT as a bag

Susana Polo is an entertainment editor at Polygon, specializing in pop culture and genre fare, with a primary expertise in comic books. Previously, she founded The Mary Sue.

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

Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel reacts to her new Kree nanotech suit transforming into a cute messenger bag at will, in Magnificent Ms. Marvel #5, Marvel Comics (2019). Saladin Ahmed, Minkyu Jung/Marvel Comics

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

[Spoiler] from The Wicked + The Divine says “It’s okay.” to [spoiler] from The Wicked + The Divine, in The Wicked + The Divine #44, Image Comics (2019). Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie/Image Comics

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

Magneto warns human delegates that mutants are their new gods now, in House of X #1, Marvel Comics (2019). Jonathan Hickman, Pepe Larraz/Marvel Comics

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 celebrate the brief victory of their reunion with dancing in Wonder Woman #75, DC Comics (2019). G. Willow Wilson, Xermanico/DC Comics

Wonder Woman and the Amazons had a nice day, and I think we should celebrate that.

Action Comics #1013

Leone reacts hilariously to one of Lex Luthor’s drones appearing in her bedroom in Action Comics #1013, DC Comics (2019). Brian Michael Bendis, Szymon Anderson/DC Comics

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

Various synthetic intelligent life forms interact in The Uncanny Valley, Earth’s “secret robot bar” in Tony Stark: Iron Man #14, Marvel Comics (2019). Dan Slott, Jim Zub, Valerio Schiti/Marvel Comics

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

Daredevil villain Bullseye, riding a pegasus, weilding a valkyrie sword, in Valkyrie: Jane Foster #1, Marvel Comics (2019). Jason Aaron, Al Ewing, Cafu/Marvel Comics

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.


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