From standup gigs to TV shows to films, Indian American actor/comedian Hasan Minhaj has done it all. And now he is stepping into the world of comics.
Minhaj is part of the creative team behind a special 50th issue of Ms. Marvel.
The Peabody Award winner and “The Daily Show” correspondent will be writing part of Kamala Khan’s big sleepover-Jersey City battle story in Ms. Marvel #31, which celebrates 50 issues of Kamala Khan.
Minhaj joins writers G. Willow Wilson, Saladin Ahmed, and Rainbow Rowell for this issue in which Kamala Khan is having a sleepover with her best friends Nakia, Zoe, and Mike, but when calamity strikes in Jersey City, how can Ms. Marvel save the day without bailing on her friends?
Minhaj took to Twitter to express his happiness at being a part of the comic book’s special edition.
“Working on Ms. Marvel was so much fun. Can’t wait for you to see what we have in store!” he wrote.
According to Marvel.com, the multi-talented Minhaj has been recognized as “one of the most influential Muslim Americans in media” and has brought his perspective to a multitude of platforms, including the 2017 White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
The Ms. Marvel #31 writing team will be joined by artists Nico Leon, Bob Quinn, Gustavo Duarte, and Elmo Bondoc.
“This issue is a truly a one-of-a kind celebration! In honor of all the different kinds of fans Ms. Marvel has, we thought it fitting to make this a jam session of rockstar talent from across the comics and entertainment industry,” said editor Sana Amanat. “It’s a special story with all the heart and humor we’ve come to love with Kamala Khan. We’re thrilled we made it to 50 issues. Here’s to the next 50!”
Ms. Marvel #31 will be available June 25.