MS. MARVEL Gets a New Hero Pal in AMULET

Magnificent Ms. Marvel #13
Credit: Marvel Comics
Credit: Marvel Comics

March's Magnificent Ms. Marvel #13 will debut Amulet, a new superhero created by series writer Saladin Ahmed and artist Sara Alfageeh.

Real name Fadi Fadlalah, Amulet will be a new heroic presence in Ms. Marvel's home turf of Jersey City after moving there from Michigan. His powers are unknown, but Marvel.com describes them as "massive."

"Amulet is a fun, mysterious new character who will be playing a role in Magnificent Ms. Marvel for months to come," said Ahmed in the character's announcement. "We're keeping most of the details of him close to our chests, but I can tell you that his powers are magical in nature, and that he is an Arab-American Super Hero from Michigan."

"As an Arab-American who basically learned to read from Marvel Comics, being able to team up with the phenomenally talented Sara Alfageeh to bring Amulet into the Marvel Universe is literally a dream come true," Ahmed continued. "We can't wait for fans to meet him!"

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"Saladin let me have a lot of fun with this concept. We talked about his defensive-style powers and how they tied into his background as a Lebanese kid," Alfageeh explained of her thought process on Amulet's design, seen above at the right. "The blue and white color palette and the circular design were pulled from the Nazar, a symbol that pops up all over the Middle East that protects the wearer from the evil eye - the harmful intentions of others. A bit of a historical, supernatural touch."

"We tend to associate sharp corners and edges with evil, and rounded designs and circles with good," she explained. "This character is a gentle giant, so I wanted to make sure that even with his size he was shaped like a friend!"

Magnificent Ms. Marvel #13 is due out in March. Look for Marvel's full March 2020 solicitations later this month on Newsarama.

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