Ms. Marvel #22
Issue(s): Ms. Marvel #22
Deathbird is stealing from Stark Industries, trying to get the right equipment so she can go home. After showing some honor by helping Ms. Marvel rescue some civilians endangered by the fight, she flees.
Mystique continues to scheme in the background, showing interest in Mike Barnett.
Carol is fired from Woman magazine this issue. It was completely unexpected from a reader's point of view. Sure, JJ has screamed at Carol in the past, but that's just JJ. This issue opens with Carol at her desk looking at a pink slip. It's a lot like real life in that sense.
Quality Rating: C+
Chronological Placement Considerations: Pushed back in publication time a bit to synch up Ms. Marvel #23 with Avengers #181.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Inbound References (2): showArabella Jones, Carol Danvers, Deathbird, Frank Gianelli, Lynn Anderson, Mike Barnett, Mystique, Tracy Burke
Even today, I still wonder if Arabella Jones was really Mystique in disguise. We see them both at the party...but not at the same time. It would have been a good maneuver disguising herself as Carol's landlord to spy on her. Of course, she didn't know at this time that Carol was Ms. Marvel, but it's already been established by this point that she was after both Carol and Ms. Marvel for separate reasons.
Posted by: Andrew Burke | June 10, 2016 2:36 PM
Unfortunately for your theory, Arabella Jones encounters Carol-in-Rogue's body in X-Men 246, and a few issues later, Mystique still thinks Rogue is dead.
Posted by: Michael | June 10, 2016 7:31 PM
Yep. For sure. Still, at the time Claremont wrote MS.MARVEL, it would have been an interesting plot point if it turned out to be true. Secretly being Carol's landlord would have given Mystique an advantage over her and a way to keep her eye on her without tipping Carol off.
Posted by: Andrew Burke | June 11, 2016 9:40 AM
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