Ms. Marvel is Getting a New Uniform; I Don’t Like It

Marvel Comics has announced that Ms. Marvel will get a new costume redesign to go along with some outer space adventures she’s going to have in her new comic. The redesign was announced alongside the new comic solicitations this week.

I don’t like the new costume.

Kamala New Costume 01

Hopefully it’s not a symbiote

Judge for yourself, obviously, but I think it’s way too busy. It’s got all this new metal and all these new design features. It’s garish and tacky.

Kamala New Costume 02

Because she uses so many shoulder bags?

Ms. Marvel’s original costume is pretty much perfect. And the old adage of “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” definitely comes to mind.

But at the same time, costume redesigns are quite common in comics. Kamala isn’t immune to that sort of thing. But man, this redesign stinks. Another old adage — “Keep it simple, stupid” — also comes to mind.

This isn’t just me bitching about a change in a comic. A lot of recent costume redesigns have been great. Carol Danvers upgrading to that cool Captain Marvel suit was perfect. And the Spider-Woman redesign led to me reading her comic, which easily became one of my favorite comics of the past 10 years. I am a Spider-Woman fan to this day because that sweet costume change got me interested in the character.

We’ll see how this Ms. Marvel change goes…


About Sean Ian Mills

Hello, this is Sean, the Henchman-4-Hire! By day I am a mild-mannered newspaper reporter in Central New York, and by the rest of the day I'm a pretty big geek when it comes to video games, comic books, movies, cartoons and more.

Posted on April 19, 2019, in Comics, Marvel and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Thank you for this lol. I thought I was the only one who hated the costume. I think it looks a bit better in the cover page than the design page but still looks bad. Her original costume was a nice mix of professional and amateur. It just fit her so well. This one….not so much

    • You’re not alone! This one looks way too busy. And it’s not even a big change from her original costume in terms of overall design. It’s the same colors and same general concept, just made busier.

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