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Thursday, October 22, 2020 

The Muslim Ms. Marvel series is being cancelled

If this article recorded from Screen Rant is correct, it looks like the series that served as a political propaganda arm when Axel Alonso was EIC is coming to a belated end, as Marvel's fortunes continue to dwindle in the Covid era:
Marvel Comics recently announced it will be ending the current run of Ms. Marvel's solo series with the 75th issue in the run, The Magnificent Ms. Marvel #18, being the last entry in the series.

While the news of her solo series ending may be disappointing to fans of the books, they can likely rest assured that this almost certainly won't be the last readers see of the character by a long shot. Khan is currently playing a pivotal role in the current run of Champions, which sees a rift developing amongst the team of young heroes over the introduction of Kamala's Law. This new law essentially bans young heroes from working independently, instead forcing them to register with CRADLE (Child-Hero Reconnaissance and Disruption Law Enforcement). The law was put into effect after Ms. Marvel was critically injured due to the exploits of the Champions in Outlawed #1. The institution of the law has already caused a rift amongst the team of young do-gooders not terribly dissimilar to the events of Civil War and that storyline's institution of the Superhuman Registration Act. Already both SHIELD and local police forces have taken drastic measures to curtail the heroes' activities, going so far as to set up sting operations for the likes of Miles Morales' Spider-Man and raiding the team's headquarters, capturing many of the fledgling heroes. Khan has already been vocal in her opposing of the law, so it's likely she'll continue to play a major role in future issues of that series. [...]

The timing of this cancellation seems somewhat conspicuous, especially considering that Ms. Marvel is one of the more prominent characters in the recent Marvel's The Avengers video game. Add to that the fact that Marvel has recently cast Iman Vellani for a Disney+ Ms. Marvel TV series, one could easily speculate that this could just be a means of setting up a new, rebooted Ms. Marvel comic series to coincide with the release of the show. Nothing has been officially announced as of the time of this writing, but it seems like a stretch (no pun intended) that Marvel would altogether cancel her solo series while simultaneously building the character up in the mainstream public consciousness.
Oh, it's hardly a matter of conspicuousness. It's more the result of a lack of interest from the audience, seeing how low it sells on charts, ranking at 94. (Curiously enough, the most recent charts don't give a clear picture of how many copies of floppies were printed and distributed to stores. Another sign of the overall decline?) And if it's selling badly, then it's silly to suggest it's got many fans. This is no different from the time when DC was doing diversity pandering in the mid-2000s with an Asian Atom, Black Firestorm and Latino Blue Beetle, series that didn't get anywhere due to lack of merit, yet some press sources went out of their way to make it sound like they truly had found fandom supreme. But if sales are terrible, it makes no sense to say that.

Political correctness and obsession with propaganda marketing is why this series kept on for at least 7 years, even if it wound up costing Marvel a lot of resources, and there's every chance the continued publication took a huge chunk out of their printing finances, all for the sake of propagandizing the Religion of Peace. As a result, if their finances are in dire straits now, should we be surprised? They had years that could've been spent rethinking the format for how comics are formatted and marketed, and instead, they wasted 20 years foisting leftist political propaganda down everyone's throats, not to mention shoved Mary Jane Watson out of the Spider-Man line for over a decade before finally restoring her to some position in it with Peter Parker. That's no way to run a serious business for entertaining people.

To be sure, it's still possible Marvel could revive this propaganda-built product later on, no matter how badly it sells. If they do, that'll only compound the impression they're bent on wrecking their business over ultra-leftist politics.

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It was a good book when Willow Wilson was writing it, but it lost its way once Saladin Ahmed took it over. He turned it into just another ordinary superhero book, without the sense of humor and without Wilson's skill at characterization.

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