Kamala Gets Out The Vote in ‘Ms. Marvel’ #13 [Preview]
Ms. Marvel #13, by G. Willow Wilson and Mirka Andolfo, finds Kamala Khan and her friends going door to door on election day, encouraging people to vote. The timing feels slightly off, since the issue's not out until November 30, but at least we have this preview of the scene for you now, while it's still relevant to our real lives.
Given how slowly time passes in comics, and how much real time it takes to make them, it's not unusual for comics to be out of sync with the real calendar. It's just kind of unfortunate, since this story reads like a public service announcement about the importance of voting. I don't say that dismissively, for the record. The message is well conveyed, and the amount of earnestness Ms. Marvel displays is completely in character for the idealistic teenager we know her to be.
And of course, she's also right about the importance of voting. But I'm not going to make that argument here, both because it's not my job, and because the pages below make the point much better than I could.
Here's the official word from Marvel:
It’s election season in the United States and Marvel wants to remind everyone that they have one of the greatest powers there is – the ability to vote! And who better to champion this ability than Marvel’s breakout Super Hero, Ms. Marvel.
Today, Marvel Comics is proud to debut an exclusive first look to MS. MARVEL #13, spotlighting Ms. Marvel’s quest to encourage everyone to vote this Election Day. Written by G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel, A-Force) accompanied with artwork by Mirka Andolfo, MS. MARVEL #13 finds Kamala Khan at the start of a new chapter in her life and as she begins this journey of discovery, Ms. Marvel takes to the streets of her home town, Jersey City, to encourage all its residents to summon their own super power – the right to vote!
Can Ms. Marvel inspire and encourage her neighbors to select their candidate, or will this be more challenging than taking down Ultron? Find out this November in MS. MARVEL #13 and check out Marvel’s exclusive preview to witness Kamala Khan’s march to encourage everyone to get out and vote.