The mcu's phase 4 tv roster expands further with amandvolani's introduction as kamala khan in the vibrant first episode of miss marvel

where as the recent mcu series moon knight avoided even mentioning the beloved avengers characters miss marvel takes a significantly different a

approach with its lead character literally wearing her captain marvel fandom on her sleeve.

The premiere quickly establishes kamala's internal conflicts home life and the fantasies that occupy her every waking thought miss marvel is another piece in the expanding mcu but

thankfully it also shines on its own questions of identity and belonging are a repeat superhero theme but show bishak ali is not just doing a paint by numbers origin story with a

tit also shines on its own questions of identity and belonging are a repeat superhero theme but show bishak ali is not just doing a paint by numbers origin story with a multiculturalism twist.

Instead the first episode keeps the heart of the comic book while exploring how this beloved character fits into the mcu landscape in

divided self is evident in the first scene with her family from the jump the various dynamics of the con home feel

lived in and identifiable her mother is concerned with the usual boys and booze fear that run parallel to growing independence 

but the first episode does a good job of establishing more of her strict rules than the typical curfew breaking behavior 

we have decided to let you go really really real kamala isn't drowning in friends but it is heartening to see that the popular

student zou zimmer avoids the mean girl trope she isn't exactly kamala's bff either as that spot is reserved for bruno and nakia 

the latter doesn't appear too much in the first outing and isn't as developed as bruno and this is one area that requires attention in future episodes