Necropolis’ Jake Wyatt Revealed As Guest Artist For “Miss Marvel”

Photo courtesy of Marvel Comics
Photo courtesy of Marvel Comics

Jake Wyatt, creator of webcomic Necropolis, will illustrate two issues of Ms Marvel.

The illustrator shared a sneak peak on Instagram with the caption “Have I mentioned that I’m drawing issues 6 and 7 of #MsMarvel? I am”, which he also shared on his twitter account.

Wyatt will be joining writer G. Willow Wilson for issues #6 and #7 of the Marvel Comics series.

The series follows new Miss Marvel, Kamala Khan, who after receiving shape shifting powers due to her exposure to the Terrigen Mists. The Pakistani-America girl takes on the role of her favourite superhero, the original Ms Marvel Carol Danvers.

Miss Marvel was originally a female counterpart to Captain Marvel, and most of the women who had carried the titled gained their powers through Kree technology or genetics. Carol Danvers was the very first Miss Marvel who first appeared in Marvel Super-Heroes #13 on 1968. Sharon Ventura was the second; her first appearance was in The Thing #27 on 1985. She later joined the Fantastic Four in 1987 and after an accident with cosmic rays, mutated into a similar appearance to that of The Thing, becoming She-Thing.

Karla Sofen was the next, who first appeared in Captain America #192 in 1975. At one point, she joined Norman Osborn’s group of Avengers, called Dark Avengers.

The current holder of the Miss Marvel title is Kamala Khan, created by Sana Amanat, G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona. Her first appearance was in Captain Marvel #17 in 2013. Khan is a 16 year-old Pakistani-American who is a big fan of Carol Danvers herself. Her Ms Marvel series premiered on last February, becoming Marvel Comics’ first Muslim character to headline her own comic book.

To those who are not familiar with Wyatt’s work, you can check out his webcomic Necropolis on his Tumblr page. Necropolis will be coming to printed form very soon.

Based on the artwork of Necropolis, I believe his style will be suitable for Miss Marvel. His work is very detailed and the faces are very expressive; I will definitely get my hands on issue #6 and #7 of Ms Marvel when they are out!

Also, I am very pleased to see more diversity in Marvel characters.

Props to them!