Twitter is pointing out the obvious similarities between Ms. Marvel and Green Lantern

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With the first trailer for Ms. Marvel having just dropped, comic fans are pointing out the similarities between the newest Disney Plus superhero and the DC comic book character Green Lantern.

In the original Marvel comics, Kamala Khan does not need a piece of jewelry to evoke her powers the way Green Lantern does, but some are pointing to Iman Vellani’s iteration of the character sporting what looks like a magical bracelet as evidence that Marvel is switching up Kamala’s abilities on the new show.

Another Twitter user imagined Green Lantern venting his frustration on the morning radio show The Breakfast Club after watching the trailer.

We don’t necessarily have the full story about the extent to which Kamala’s polymorphous powers will differ from the comics in Ms. Marvel, but it’s one fan’s fear that the Disney Plus show will not do justice to the character’s “embiggening” abilities. In the comics, Kamala can change the size of her entire body from very small to very large, and even paper-thin at times.

Another comic fan fears the MCU’s version of Ms. Marvel won’t do her justice if the changes to her powers are as vast as they appear to be in the trailer.

Many fans are associating Green Lantern, who in the DC comics sports a power ring to will into existence Energy Construct Creations, to Marvel’s Ms. Marvel coming off the heels of the trailer. Some are even calling it “the Green Lantern show.”

Don’t get us wrong, there are still plenty of people out there who have expressed excitement for the show. And to be fair, we only saw tidbits of the nature of Khan’s powers, so there could possibly be more to the story than first meets the eye.

Ms. Marvel will land on Disney Plus June 8.

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Danny Peterson

Danny Peterson

Danny Peterson covers entertainment news for WGTC and has previously enjoyed writing about housing, homelessness, the coronavirus pandemic, historic 2020 Oregon wildfires, and racial justice protests. Originally from Juneau, Alaska, Danny received his Bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of Alaska Southeast and a Master's in Multimedia Journalism from the University of Oregon. He has written for The Portland Observer, worked as a digital enterprise reporter at KOIN 6 News, and is the co-producer of the award-winning documentary 'Escape from Eagle Creek.'