Ms Marvel is officially halfway through airing (Is anyone else in denial because they’re enjoying themselves so much?), but I’m about to give you the best excuse to go back and rewatch the first three episodes by giving you all the comic book easter eggs so far!
These first three episodes were FILLED with references, so I’m not going to introduce this blog any further and just get right into it!
Amir, praying and breakfast.
In a line taken directly from the comics, Kamala’s father tells her brother Amir to stop praying and eat some breakfast, and this was practically taken word for word from the original G Willow Wilson comic.
The partying and cocaine line
Again, this is another line ripped straight from the comics! The context is a little different, as Kamala is asking to go to a party, not Avenger Con.
G Willow Wilson’s name on the school
Original writer for Ms Marvel, G Willow Wilson, gets a shout-out in the form of a plaque outside Kamala’s school. In fact, everyone named on that plaque is someone who worked on the original comic!
At the top of Circle Q, while Kamala and Bruno are talking, you can see a sign for Edison Electric, which is an easter egg for a Ms Marvel villain! The villain is called The Inventor, who helped create a talking cockatiel after trying to clone Thomas Edison. It’s odd, but just run with it and it’ll be a good time!
Speaking of the cockatiel, we actually see a drawing of the character in the intro to the show!
Circle Q is less an easter egg, and more of a set-piece taken right out of the comics. Generally, Circle Q is the go-to place for the characters to meet up/fights to take place/various other things. If a writer needs something to happen, 90% of the time, it will happen at Circle Q!
I won’t get into everything at Avenger Con, as there are about 1000 references a second, so let’s move on to episode 2…
At the party Kamala is wearing the same hat she wears throughout the comics, it’s only shown briefly, but it’s a nice nod to Kamala’s comics!
Kamala’s tricked into drinking
Kamala is tricked into drinking vodka in the comics at the seaside party before she gets her powers. In fact, she thinks she’s drunk, hence why she feels weird as she becomes an Inhuman.
Amir’s fiance Tyesha is a minor Ms Marvel character in the comics and the show – the two get married and have a son named Malik.
One of Kamala’s first villains is one of her first love interests – Kamran! In the comics, he’s an Inhuman too, but he wants to help overthrow the Inhuman Royal Family, instead of being a hero.
The title sequence art
The art featured in the end credit scenes is actually taken straight from the comics. A lot of the art comes from various covers, with some panels thrown in.
Kamala’s family history
A lot of the family history of Kamala’s father is taken from the comics. Some of the details have been changed, especially Kamala’s mother’s family history, but the reasons why they left are the same.
Good is a thing you do
Kamala tells herself this in the first volume of Ms Marvel by G Willow Wilson!
Bruno gives Kamala a mask, and this is her exact comic mask – we could be seeing Kamala suit up and become Ms Marvel sooner than we think!
This could just be a minor injury, not a storyline taken from the comics, but Bruno does end up in the crossfire during one of Kamala’s fights and ends up with a near-paralysed arm and leg, which stops him from inventing. He then moves to Wakanda for a year, to recover and to get away from Kamala, his feelings for her, and being the man in the chair for a superhero. I’m mentioning this here because a) Bruno now has an arm injury, and b) he’s gotten into Cal Tech – it’s not Wakanda, but it would still involve Bruno moving far, far away from Kamala for a while.
Najma mentions to Kamala that another name for Djinn in the Noor universe is Clandestine, and the ClanDestine is actually a team in Marvel Comics! They’re a villain team from the 90s who got their powers from a Djinn.
And that’s all the comic easter eggs in Ms Marvel so far! What’s your favourite? Mine is the title sequence art!