I heart the Disney+ Ms. Marvel show. It has heart, it has family, it has a lead actress who is a perfect Kamala Khan, and it had a hardass villainess who compares well to torturer Agent Rogersz of Repo Man (“No one is innocent!”).
The Disney+ Ms. Marvel has very cool superpowers. The origins of the powers differ form the comics. Now that I have seen the entire first season, I say they improve on them. The Terrigen Mists in the comics should really be called the MacGuffin Fog. (Look up McGuffin.) Making Kamala’s Disney+ powers relate to her background was smart.
I previously mentioned her purple energy-construct superpowers and how they differ from her stretchy/growing/shrinking powers in the comics. But I admit her Disney+ powers look cool and operate well. Her blue stepping disk thing is the best substitute for flying since Spider-Man’s web swinging.
But this gets to Ms. Marvel’s big purple fist. (I have to take their word for the color, I am a little color blind.)
Here’s Super Holly’s big blue fist. Super Holly was there first, back in 2016, when I first published Super Bad Hair Day.
But Green Lantern did giant fists way before Super Holly and Ms. Marvel. So I am not worried.
Let’s get to the big bracelet thing. Kamala and Holly both have one, but for different purposes.
Kamala’s bracelet is what lets her channel her superpowers. It is also part of her family heritage, making it a better MacGuffin. I wonder if someday, the bracelet will be lost or destroyed, and Kamala will desperately say her powers are gone, how can she save the day? Then Yogurt from Spaceballs will appear as a Schwartz ghost and say, “The bracelet is bupkis, I got it out of a Crackerjack box! The power is in you, Kamala, it’s always been in you!”
Super Holly’s e-bracelet was there first, in 2016, but it has nothing to do with her superpowers. Rather, it is her version of an iPhone (or Android phone, which is what I use). I decided Super Holly would not have super-vision or super-hearing. She uses her e-bracelet (and an app like Google Maps) to find her way when flying. Also, Holly goes on the superhero-clock when she gets a call on her e-bracelet. I wanted her to have a life other than listening all day and night for cries of, “Help! Help help!”
Okay, I admit it, Futurama’s Leela had an e-bracelet way before Super Holly. Please don’t sue me, Leela. Please?