5. Ms Marvel

Ms Marvel

Creators: G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona,

What it’s about: Kamala Khan is a Pakistani-American teenager who idolises Carol Danvers (aka Captain Marvel). After being exposed to the Terrigen Bomb set off by Black Bolt in last year’s Infinity event, she discovers that she is actually an Inhuman with shape-shifting powers, and dons a costume to become the crime fighting teenager, Ms Marvel!

Why it’s great: Not only is Kamala Khan Marvel’s best new character in ages, the book is also an honest to goodness origin story that doesn’t seem the least cloying or forced. Kamala is a believable, quite likable character who didn’t ask to be an Inhuman. Not since Spider-Man has there been a more likable teenage superhero who seems like she could be one of us, and her blossoming into a genuine superhero (thanks in part to some mentoring by Spider-Man, Wolverine, and the Inhuman teleporting dog Lockjaw) has been a joy to read each month.