Iman Vellani Details Her X-Men Comics Writing Process | Technology


Finally, Iman Vellani can geek out publicly about going from Marvel fan to Ms. Marvel and The Marvels star to Marvel Comics writer.

Speaking on the talk show, Vellani discussed getting into the right mindset for charting Kamala’s path in a universe with deep lore. “I needed to do a lot of X-Men research and I never really read those comics because they’re so intimidating. There’s a million of them,” she told Myers. “So I watched the X-Men ‘90s cartoon in the background. I had Grant Morrison’s New X-Men on my laptop. And then I was reading Jonathan Hickman’s new X-Men. It was so much X-Men all at once.”

Vellani also revealed this opportunity was supported by Marvel every step of the way. “It’s the most special thing ever. I can’t be on your show without bringing up Sana Amanat. She’s the reason this happened,” she said. “[Amanat] co-created the character and she made a couple of calls to Marvel editorial and forced them to let me write it. And I really don’t know what she said to them, but it’s real. And that’s my last name, which is so cool,” she said pointing to her name on the comic book cover. She added how surreal the learning experience was for her, including “how cool it is to receive art every morning,” she said.It’s either the most validating thing when they draw exactly what you wrote or you’re like, ‘Okay, maybe I need to fix my…

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