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.
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.
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…